Over the course of its various incarnations, Star Trek® has influenced scientists, astronauts and inventors.
Now, Voyaguer Press is releasing TREKNOLOGY: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive – a book that examines how Trek technology works – and how some of it has crossed over into the real world (and why some of it won’t).
TREKNOLOGY: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive, by Ethan Siegel, will be in stores on October 15th.
AMC is launching two new initiatives for fans of The Walking Dead and Feat the Walking Dead: The Walking Dead Fan Rewards Club and The Walking Dead Subscription Box (working title).
Fans can earn points for things they’re probably already doing (watching the show; posting comments and discussions online, etc.) through the rewards club, while the subscription box will be a quarterly box of exclusive TWD/FtWD-related, limited edition merchandise from the shows.
Both initiatives will go into effect in September – in time for The Walking Dead’s milestone 100th episode and the premiere of the second half of Fear the Walking Dead’s third season.
Guillermo Del Toro’s animated Netflix series Trollhunters is getting the graphic novel treatment from Dark Horse.
In a just-before-Comic-Con-2017 reveal, the publisher and Universal Brand Development announce Trollhunters: The Secret History of Trollkind – connecting directly to the Netflix original series from DreamWorks Animation Television, Trollhunters: The Secret History of Trollkind explores Jim’s journey as the first human Trollhunter—defender of good Trolls.
Trollhunters: The Secret History of Trollkind – featuring a cover by comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz – goes on sale February 14, 2017, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.
The first edition of Norman Lear’s podcast, All of the Above, debuts today with inaugural guest Amy Poehler.
Subjects that came up include: religious history and its effect on human kind, Amy’s recent pilot with Carol Burnett and how Burnett inspired her high school musical performance in Once Upon a Mattress, and the differing points of views across generations.
Disney/ABC Television Group, in partnership with FosterMore, is working to bring awareness around and support the work of foster families, social workers, community organizations and others that are working to improve the lives of young people in foster care across the country during National Foster Care Month this May.
The company will focus on three tent-pole events, beginning with #HackFosterCareLosAngeles, dedicated to solving five key challenges with the foster care system; Foster Mother’s Day, an event celebrating foster families with a fun-filled day of food, games and family activities; and the premiere of the FosterMore public service announcement, which will feature real kids and adults who have been a part of the foster care system.
Following the success of 2016’s Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book and Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book, Dark Horse has announced two more volumes for Star Trek fans to enjoy: Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book—Where No Man Has Gone Before and Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book—Continuing Missions.
Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book—Where No Man Has Gone Before goes on sale September 13, 2017.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book—Continuing Missions goes on sale October 4, 2017. Both are available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Things From Another World, and at your local comic shop.
Doctor Who is getting its own, official monthly goodies package courtesy of the folks who bring you Nerd Block.
The bi-monthly subscription box, available to ship to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, will allow fans of the longest-running sci-fi television series to obtain exclusive and custom-curated officially licensed collectibles featuring their favorite Doctors, companions and characters.
AMC and Citizens Parking are teaming up to bring Gus Fring’s Los Pollos Hermanos to Los Angeles and New York City.
Following the successful grand unveiling at SXSW, the arrival of Gus Fring’s famous meth industry chicken franchise/front will debut in Los Angels on March 29th/30th and follow that up with two days in New York – April 9th/10th.
The pop-up restaurants herald the debut of Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) on Better Call Saul.
Season three of Better Call Saul premieres on Monday, April 10th (AMC, 10/9C).
If you can smell what The Rock is cooking, then the new line of S.H. Figuarts WWE Wrestling Superstars from Tamashii Nations might be of interest to you.
Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, steps into the ring with new S.H. Figuarts WWE action figures from Tamashii Nations featuring iconic professional wrestlers The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Triple H.
The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin figures are available now, with Triple H debuting this week.
Upcoming figures include “The Brothers of Destruction” Undertaker and Kane—available for pre-order now. Read on for complete galleries (double click to embiggen).
If you’ve ever wanted to be a Walker on AMC’s hit drama series The Walking Dead, now’s your chance.
AMC has announced The Walking Dead Play Dead Sweepstakes, with four lucky winners being flown to Atlanta for a (strangely appropriate) walk-on role as a walker in the 100th episode of The Walking Dead.
The Play Dead Sweepstakes are open to American and Canadian viewers (excluding Quebec) over the age of 21 and are open beginning during the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead.