NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke and ESA European Space Agency Astronaut Luca Parmitano reflect on the inspiration that actor Leonard Nimoy’s character Mr. Spock in the television series Star Trek had on scientists, engineers, space explorers and fans around the globe.
NASA Astronaut Terry Virts also has tweeted a picture of the Vulcan gesture from the International Space Station looking down at Nimoy’s birthplace of Boston……
— Terry W. Virts (@AstroTerry) February 28, 2015
Davide Harewood (Homeland) is playing Hank Henshaw who Supergirl comic book fans knows that he becomes the Cyborg Superman. HOn the show he will be a one-time CIA agent who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), which tracks extraterrestrial threats on Earth.
Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) has been cast as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers. She will be Kara’s foster sister who has been fascinated by Kara’s powers from a young age. She develops a lifelong obsession with science that inspired her to become a doctor.
Will there be more casting news to come?
HBO has released two brand new clips from the show’s upcoming fifth season. The first of stars Brienne and the second has Mance and Jon Snow have a very one-sided conversation about honor in the lack of pride.
Season 5 starts April 12!
Supergirl just added a few ex-superheroes to its roster. TV Line has reported that Dean Cain, who played Clark Kent/Superman on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Helen Slater, who played Supergirl in the Supergirl movie, have joined the cast in Top Secret roles.
It makes sense that Supergirl would try to bring in some members of the Superman universe in order to get people to watch their new show. Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Laura Benanti as Kara Zor-El’s Kryptonian mother, and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant.
So who do you think Dean Cain and Helen Slater will play?
Leonard Nimoy has passed away on Feb. 27 at the age of 83 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was known as Mr. Spock to generations of sci-fi fans that when J.J. Abrams rebooted the franchise in 2009, Nimoy was the only one original cast member he brought back.
That role defined his career for so much of his life. However Mr. Spock was only one small part of Nimoy’s overall life. He started acting as a child. Boston-born Nimoy appeared on Sea Hunt, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible and In Search Of…, which was a five-season series that explored the mysteries of the paranormal. In the ’80s, he started directing including two of the big-screen Star Trek films (The Search for Spock and The Voyage Home). He also then directed the 1987 popular hit, Three Men and a Baby.
He also had a respected career as a photographer, snapping pictures that hung in galleries and were collected in books like The Full Body Project which was a collection of nude photos of plus-sized and obese women.
On Monday, Nimoy shared the following with his million-plus Twitter followers:
The beloved actor usually ended his tweets with “LLAP,” shorthand for “live long and prosper,” the Vulcan aphorism that became Spock’s — and, thus, Nimoy’s own — catchphrase and his final public words……
He will be sorely missed by so many people and while he was known to most people as Mr. Spock, he was much more than that ……
More Character Posters Today – Black Widow, Nick Fury, and Thor Posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron Revealed!!!
The chracter posters for Avengers: Age Of Ultron are looking great! Three more posters from the upcoming May 1st Avengers: Age of Ultron have made their way. We saw previous ones for Hulk, Iron Man, and for the entire Avengers team. Today, on Sam Jackson’s Twitter page, he posted posters for Black Widow, Nick Fury, and Thor. Here they are!
Avengers: Age of Ultron is slated to hit theaters on May 1st, 2015.
Earlier this week, We saw the full-on Avengers poster and then there was one for Iron Man. Now, Marvel UK’s Twitter has released this charcter poster for The Hulk!!! Take a look at it below.
The UK gets to see Avengers:Age Of Ultron on Thursday April 23rd, 2015, while everyone in the United States has to wait until May 1st, boo hiss LOL.
They also released a new television spot for the film but lot of it, if not all, is old material that we’ve already seen….
Which chracter poster will come out next?
The husband and wife team of Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) and Matt Fraction (who is well known for his Hawkeye series) has signed a deal with Universal to develop their work into various television shows. Hopefully it’s their “independent” work that’s being translated. This is the beginning of a new trend to get certain non-superhero based comics into the media more. This could be the start of something special for all of us.
The first television series will be based on Matt Fraction’s book, Sex Criminals, which he co-created with artist Chip Zdarksy.
This is an award-winning series whose premise is about a couple who realize that they can freeze time when they orgasm. I wonder what all of us would do with that kind of power. However this isn’t your run of the mill sci-fi story where crimes are committed due to them being able to freeze time. It examines sexuality and compatibility in relationships in a light-hearted sort of way.
It will be interesting to see what else of their work will be translated to TV.
Of by the way, if you didn’t know, Stop Using Sex As A Weapon is a Pat Benatar song. It’s a great song, You should go listen to it. Hey who knows, it could be the theme song for the show
It’s time for Marvel to really push the marketing for Avengers: Age of Ultron. They’ve already released team posters. Now Robert Downey Jr. has released a character poster that puts the focus on Iron Man! However there is more and we’ll let Robert Downey Jr. tell you:
“Got a little somethin for ya, folks. Just cuz you’re awesome, check out this new Iron Man poster for Avengers #AgeOfUltron. And don’t tell ‘em I told you, but there’s a big announcement coming in 8 days… Shhhhhhh… #getexcited”
What could it be? Do you have a guess? Hopefully we’ll also get some other chracter posters coming. This is only the beginning…
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