New this week: Taylor Swift, 'Descendant' and 'Ghostwriter'
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Babyface, Arctic Monkeys and a Taylor Swift original, a documentary about the last known ship to bring African captives to the American South for enslavement and “Doc Martin” gets a proper farewell on Acorn TV.
George Takei responds to RI lawmaker who says she lost 'a black friend' to critical race theory
Japanese American actor and activist George Takei spoke out against a tweet by Rhode Island State Rep. Patricia Morgan, which criticized critical race theory. Morgan finished the tweet with #CRT, a reference to critical race theory.news.yahoo.com
George Takei says people ‘willfully unvaccinated’ from COVID should be last in line for priority care
Actor and activist George Takei on Sunday said that the “willfully unvaccinated” who refuse to be inoculated against coronavirus should be last in line for priority care. “The willfully unvaccinated who wind up in hospitals from Covid should not receive priority medical care over other very sick or injured people who are as much in urgent need of medical care,” the actor known as Lieutenant ...news.yahoo.com
'Star Trek: Lower Decks' and 'Picard' nab nominations for 3 NAACP Image Awards
"Star Trek: Lower Decks" and "Picard" warped up three nominations for the 2021 NAACP Image Awards. "Star Trek: Lower Decks" and "Star Trek Picard" together have three nominations, representing the first time the franchise has been nominated in decades, according to TrekMovie.com. Related: How Borgs, Vulcans and doctors showed diversity on 'Star Trek: Voyager'TrekMovie notes these are the first Image nominations since 1997, although "Star Trek" has been recognized since the franchise's first iteration, "Star Trek: The Original Series." While it did not receive an NAACP nomination, current series "Star Trek Discovery" introduced the franchise's first transgender and non-binary characters this season, along with its longstanding inclusion of the first openly gay couple of "Star Trek." "Star Trek: Lower Decks," "Picard" and "Star Trek: Discovery" are availablewith subscription to the Paramount+ streaming service, which includes all other Trek franchise series.space.com
Reaction to the death of Larry King
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, Larry King arrives at Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Reaction to the death of Larry King, whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century. Larry King. ___“RIP Larry King!!!! ___“I’ve had the honor of being interviewed by Larry King multiple times in my life.
How George Takei of 'Star Trek' faced down discrimination
Related: What 'Star Trek' has taught us about diversity"My parents got me up together with my brother, a year younger, and my baby sister was an infant. With "Star Trek," Takei was excited at the prospect of steady employment, he told the online panel. This allowed the "Star Trek" creator to include metaphors for 1960s American life in a futuristic setting. Happily, the diversity tradition continues as "Star Trek Discovery" is about to introduce its first transgender and nonbinary characters in October , along with premiering a new Black star. The first openly gay starring characters on "Star Trek" finally came in 2017, with gay actors Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets) and Wilson Cruz (Hugh Culber) who played a couple in "Star Trek: Discovery."space.com
Space Force or Star Trek? Trump unveils new logo nearly identical to Starfleet Command logo
President Trump's new Space Force logo is seemingly beamed up straight from the Enterprise. John Noonan, a former national security adviser and former member of the Air Force, pointed out that the Space Force logo is likely based on a long-standing Air Force Command logo. For those excitedly tweeting that Trump stole the Star Trek logo!!! Hopefully, the next time future members of the Space Force see Mr. Trump, they'll greet him with a Vulcan salute. The new series "Star Trek: Picard" on CBS All Access sees the return of Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, the character he made famous almost two decades ago in "Star Trek: The Next Generation."cbsnews.com
George Takei's real-life internment informs The Terror: Infamy'
(CNN) - "I was astounded by the recognition of the barracks," said George Takei, recalling his time on the set of "The Terror: Infamy," the second instalment of AMC's now-ongoing horror anthology series. "So we went and chipped a bunch of dishes so that we could have it completely authentic, but that's the luxury of having George Takei." Now he continues to shed light on his experience through the lens of the horror genre, drawing on elements of kaidan, the Japanese ghost story tradition, and Japanese horror movies. "George is probably the most notable living person who has lived through the internment, and he's a working actor in our business," said Woo. 'The Terror: Infamy' premieres on Aug. 12 on AMCThe-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.