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Watch Mary Chieffo transform into a Klingon
June 21st, 2019 under CBS All Access, Star Trek. [ Comments: none ]

Mary Chieffo plays Chancellor L’Rell, Mother of Klingons on Star Trek Discovery and that means she has to wear a lot of makeup and prosthetics in order to play the part.

CBS TV Studios shared a video of her getting into character. Unlike other actors, it is not as easy as just putting on an accent. It is hours of sitting in a makeup chair as they make her up piece by piece. You have to admire how cool she is throughout the long process. I cannot even sit still to write this up and she is like whatevs.

Which is why CBS All Access is asking for her and the makeup department to be considered for an Emmy. The voters should consider that there is much more to acting than acting out the lines. I doubt someone like Constance Wu would be willing to go through all of that for a role. Now I am not saying that acting out lines is easy and should be nullified, but some actors have to do a lot more before they go in front of the camera and should be recognized for that too. Mandy Moore does more to play Rebecca Pearson than some of the actresses on Big Little Lies.

I also think it is really interesting to watch these transformation videos. I enjoy watching a human turn into something else. How would you say that in Klingon?


CBS All Access takes all the color out of The Twilight Zone
June 4th, 2019 under CBS, CBS All Access. [ Comments: none ]

Almost 60 years ago when The Twilight Zone debuted with Rod Serling, it aired only in black and white. It was not until 1985, the first revival, that the new episodes were done in color. Since then every revival has been done in color including the latest one on CBS All Access.

That was until this week when they decided to release black and white versions of all of this season’s episodes. Would the color-stripped episodes change up the feel of the show? So far I only have watched the last episode in both forms and the answer is hell yes. It gives it the feel that makes the story even creepier. Which helps you travel through to another dimension. “A dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, the Twilight Zone!”

Granted, the last episode had a special guest star that made the effect even more fitting. However, I think the rest of the episodes will all benefit by going back to basics.

If you are like me and are going to rewatch them all in the different format, then keep your eye out for the Blurryman in all of them. Someone said they found him in the other nine. Did you spot him before he was revealed in the season finale?

I really hope that CBS All Access and Jordan Peele decide to do this again for the second season. Whoever suggested that they edit the show both ways deserves a big old raise. It was a very smart choice. One that really pays off for fans of the original.


Rebecca Romijn finds out if brunettes have more fun!
October 8th, 2018 under CBS All Access, Jerry O'Connell/Rebecca Romijn, Star Trek. [ Comments: none ]

As long as we have known Rebecca Romijn, she has been a blonde. But for her role in CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, she is a brunette. Here is a glimpse of her with the darker locks and she is giving Alexis Carrington a run for her sexy money. So, I am sure Jerry O’Connell is making her wear the wig to bed when the twins are asleep.

To see the first look at season 2 and our first glimpse of Ethan Peck as Spock, then click here!


Tell Me a Story is a tale I cannot wait to be told
October 6th, 2018 under CBS, CBS All Access. [ Comments: none ]

Kevin Williamson is back doing a horror TV series with CBS All Access’ Tell Me A Story and his take on Grimm fairy tales is not for kids. The modern take on our childhood stories like Three Little Pig and Little Red Riding Hood will not put us to sleep like the classic version, but the show that debuts on Halloween looks like a dream come true. Or should I say nightmare? Be prepared to stay up all night as Goldie Locks really finds out what happens if you sleep in three beds that do not belong to you.


Ethan Peck will live long and prosper as Spock on Star Trek: Discovery
August 14th, 2018 under CBS All Access, Star Trek. [ Comments: none ]

Star Trek: Discovery is bringing a familiar name to the Enterprise. That name is Spock. The beloved Vulcan has been played by the late Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto, and now a new person is taking over that role. That actor has a famous last name and is a Hollywood legacy.

CBS All Access announced today that Gregory Peck’s grandson, Ethan Peck, is the new Spock and I know he has the chops or pointy ears (well they are not pointy but you get my point) to play the legendary role. This is not the first time that he has taken on a character made famous by someone else. In 2009, he starred as Patrick Verona, a role originated by Heath Ledger, in the small screen version of 10 Things I Hate About You.

Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman had this to say about the casting of the only character who has been part every era of the franchise for 52 years, “We searched for months for an actor who would…bring his own interpretation to the role. An actor who would…effortlessly embody Spock’s greatest qualities, beyond obvious logic: empathy, intuition, compassion, confusion, and yearning.” Then he added, “Ethan Peck walked into the room inhabiting all of these qualities, aware of his daunting responsibility to Leonard, Zack, and the fans, and ready to confront the challenge in the service of protecting and expanding on Spock’s legacy. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to welcome him to the family.”

Talking about family, Adam Nimoy had this to say about the exciting news, “There’s a new Spock in town! Welcome to the family Ethan!! #StarTrekDiscovery #LLAP 🖖”

How does Peck feel about taking on the role? He wrote, “Beyond all logic, beyond what I thought was possible, I find myself in this reality. It is with great honor and a sense of immense responsibility that I take on the iconic role that Leonard gave to us and that Zachary did brilliant justice to.” He continued with, “Thank you Adam Nimoy, Julie Nimoy, Terry Farrell and David Knight for your open arms, warm welcome, smiling curiosity, support, for making me feel worthy, as I embrace and take into my heart the half alien we know as Mr. Spock. 🖖🏼 #StarTrekDiscovery #LLAP”

Star Trek: Discovery returns to CBS All Access early next year. I now have a reason to watch.


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