In Friday Fangirling, a weekly feature of Fantastic Fangirls, our staff share what caught their fannish eye over the past week or so.
In news we like:
BBC orders TV adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials
CBS announced an all new STAR TREK series set to premiere in January, 2017.
In posts that made us think:
The following offer a few (conflicting) viewpoints on the new Star Trek series:
- Weirdly, the New Star Trek Series Isn’t Tied to the Movies
- Even Non-Nerds Should Be Excited for the New Star Trek Series
- Let’s De-Militarize Star Trek
- Is it Time for Star Trek to Grow Up?
- Star Trek offers a rare optimistic view of humanity – and its return to TV can do a lot for progressive values
- Why The New Star Trek Show Is Desperately Needed In This Era Of SciFi
Janelle Monae is involved in a ridiculously awesome Cover Girl Star Wars collection:
George Takei and Lin-Manuel Miranda shift the historical lens on Broadway
Alice Through the Looking Glass Official Trailer:
More teasers linked here.
New, Japanese Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, with way more footage (so BEWARE SPOILERS!)
And check this:
The latest installment in what is probably one of the best mobile game series ever, The Room 3, was surprise-released on Thursday. If you like puzzles and have an iOS device that’ll run it, it’s going to be awesome.
Speaking of iOS games, there’s going to be a new one called Avengers Academy that lets you go to high school with the Avengers! Squee!
Marvel released a full list of all the All-New All-Different books.
Firefly Auction starting this Sunday, November 8!
And fan funded Trek series Star Trek Renegades has launched its Kickstarter for episodes 2 and 3. It features new (returning) additions to the cast: Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax), Robert Beltran (Chakotay), Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko), Aaron Eisenberg (Nog), and Hana Hatae (Molly O’Brien).
What do YOU have to share?