Monday, September 11, 2017

New ‘Star Trek’ TV series based its Klingons on Trump supporters

As the new ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ TV show approaches, the show-runners have revealed that they wrote the alien species, The Klingons, with Trump supporters as an influence,

The 15-episode season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ arrives on September 24th. Promoting the show in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, show-runner Aaron Harberts very conscientiously explained how Trump supporters informed the Klingons.

“The allegory is that we really started working on the show in earnest around the time the election was happening”, Harberts began, “The Klingons are going to help us really look at certain sides of ourselves and our country. Isolationism is a big theme. Racial purity is a big theme. The Klingons are not the enemy, but they do have a different view on things”.

“It raises big questions: Should we let people in? Do we want to change? There’s also the question of just because you reach your hand out to someone, do they have to take it? “
Watch the teaser trailer for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ below.
Star Trek: Discovery will premiere this autumn on CBS All Access in the US and Netflix in the UK. The first season will feature 15 episodes.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Royal Mail unveils new ‘Star Wars’ stamps to mark 
‘Last Jedi’ film release
The new stamps feature classic Star Wars characters such as Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C3-PO, plus more.  Royal Mail has unveiled a new series of Star Wars-themed stamps to celebrate the upcoming release of new franchise film The Last Jedi.
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The Last Jedi will be released on December 14 in the UK and on December 15 in the US, with these new eight stamps going on sale from October 12. Pre-order them here.

The new stamps feature classic Star Wars characters such as Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C3-PO, as well as ones introduced in Force Awakens (BB-8, Maz Kanata and Supreme Leader Snoke) plus K-2SO from Rogue One and new creature Porg, expected to be introduced in Last Jedi.

The stamps are illustrated by Malcolm Tween of Digital Progression, who designed another set of Star Wars stamps in 2015.
Read more: Star Wars 8 – trailers, posters, and release date for The Last Jedi.