Herc Has A Crackpot Theory About The NCC-1031!!

Herc Has A Crackpot Theory About The NCC-1031!!

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I’m certain someone on the Internet has already thought of this but so far it’s been absent from the AICN comment section.
In “Deep Space Nine” we learned of a black ops organization that operates independently of Starfleet Intelligence. We saw it again in UPN’s “Enterprise” and we saw an Abramsverse version of it in “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
In each instance this secret organization was referred to as Section 31 (so named because it derives its operating authority from the Starfleet charter – Article 14, Section 31).
Section 31 has always been charged with dealing with “extraordinary” threats to the Federation.

I suspect this is why the U.S.S. Discovery sports the numerical designation NCC-1031. (The “10” part added of course just to make it more Halloweeny.)
If the ship is a component of the secret Section 31, that might also explain why the Discovery appears to make its home hidden in a hollowed-out asteroid.
“Star Trek: Discovery,” with a writers room headed by Trek vets Bryan Fuller (“Deep Space Nine,” “Voyager”) and Nicholas Meyer (“The Wrath of Khan,” “The Voyage Home,” “The Undiscovered Country”), hits the online streaming service CBS All Access in January.

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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day – From the Making of The ’66 Batman Show!

Adam West suits up in this gorgeous black and white BTS image!

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Thought I forgot about the BTS pic today, didn’t you? Technically it’s still Saturday on the West Coast, so I’m going to go ahead and say I’m not late with this one.
It was a day of Comic-Con news flying fast and furious that put this column on the backburner, so it’s only fitting that today’s image is of Batman. Specifically it’s an awesome, beautiful black and white shot of the great Adam West putting on his cowl, which I believe originated from a spread in Look Magazine.
 

 
Since tomorrow marks the last day of Comic-Con I’m gonna go ahead and run with another classic TV superhero (cue sad hitchhiking theme). See ya’ then!
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Herc Loves Tonight’s Third Episode Of HBO’s THE NIGHT OF!!

Herc Loves Tonight’s Third Episode Of HBO’s THE NIGHT OF!!

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The Night Of 1.3 FAQ
What’s it called? “A Dark Crate.”
Who’s responsible? Storytelling genius Steve Zaillian (“Searching For Bobby Fischer”) directs from a teleplay by storytelling genius Richard Price (“Mad Dog and Glory”).
What says HBO? “Awaiting his formal arraignment at Rikers Island, Naz (Riz Ahmed) realizes that his survival, or perhaps his demise, rests with a particular inmate, Freddy (Michael Kenneth Williams).”
Is it any good? It’s fucking amazing.
What’s doing with John Stone? He wants to help the dead girl’s orphaned cat, but he’s allergic.
How does it start? “Homosexual?” asks the heavyset woman of color.
The big news? We see a bit less of Dennis Box this week as the story grows thicker with prisoners and lawyers.
What else is HBO not telling us? This series deserves to sweep all miniseries categories next year.
What’s good? “Are you a civilian?” “Nothing brown.” “You rape that girl?” “Traction.” “Not the good kind.” “Close your eyes, I said.” “10 days.” The shower scene. The Crisco. Stone’s discussion of his fee with Naz’s parents. The molestation of Naz’s mother. Glenne Headley as the flight attendant’s attorney. The taxicab subplot. The shoes in the window. The cat!
What’s not so good? Nothing.
How does it end, spoiler boy? With fire!
9 p.m. Sunday. HBO.

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The Cowboy Returns For Almost-Last PREACHER!! Gugino Heat On ROADIES!! Late HoH On BIG BROTHER!!

The Cowboy Returns For Almost-Last PREACHER!! Gugino Heat On ROADIES!! Late HoH On BIG BROTHER!! Sunday TV Talkback!!

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AMC Says Of Tonight’s “Finish The Song”:
Jesse’s in the wind while those close to him face life-changing decisions; the Cowboy comes back to Ratwater seeking his revenge.

What Showtime isn’t telling you is Carla Gugino’s married character gets very horny for her new assistant this week. This essentially constitutes porn for some of us. Showtime Says Of Tonight’s “Friends and Family”:
In the band’s hometown of Denver, needy friends and family cause havoc.
Spoilers for tonight’s and future episodes of “Big Brother” lurk in invisotext:
James won HoH and nominated Bridgette and Frank for eviction
Premiering or returning tonight: Popples (Netflix) Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
 
The third-season premiere of “Power” set an all-time record for a Starz series. The channel immediately ordered two more seasons.
HBO’s “The Night Of” shot up sharply in its second week and it’s doing a lot better than “Vinyl,” but it’s not pulling “Power” numbers, let alone “Game of Thrones” numbers.
“Ballers” was the top show on HBO last Sunday but was doing a lot better last year when the Dwayne Johnson sitcom was following “True Detective.”
Ratings-wise “Ray Donovan” plummeted to oblivion.
Sundays June 12-July 24, 2016 (Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; older weeks in parentheses) 1.8 (1.7) (1.4) (1.6) (—) (—) Big Brother 1.6 (1.5) (1.1) (1.6) (—) (0.5) Family Feud 1.5 (1.5) (1.2) (1.7) (—) (—) $100,000 Pyramid 1.2 (1.2) (1.1) (1.5) (—) (0.5) Match Game 1.1 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) Power 0.8 (—) (0.7) (—) (0.7) (—) American Ninja

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First Trailer For FX’s Marvel Mutant Series LEGION!!

First Trailer For FX’s Marvel Mutant Series LEGION!!

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The print version of mutant David Charles Haller, introduced in 1985’s New Mutants #25, includes among his abilities reality warping, time travel, telepathy and telekinesis.
This print Haller, also known as “Legion,” is Charles Xavier’s son, the result of the randy Xavier impregnating Israel’s ambassador to Great Britain. Haller hears voices that may or may not be real, and has spent a good deal of time in mental institutions.
Cast members of FX’s “Legion” series include Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), Aubrey Plaza (“Parks and Recreation”), Jean Smart (“24”) and Rachel Keller (“Fargo”). Noah Hawley (creator of “The Unusuals,” “My Generation,” and the TV version of “Fargo”) scripted the pilot.
 
The words “Charles” and “Xavier” do not appear in this old press release:
LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2016 – FX Networks has ordered the first season of Legion, the story of a troubled young man who may be more than human, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Rachel Keller (Fargo), Jean Smart (Fargo), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Jeremie Harris (A Walk Among the Tombstones), Amber Midthunder (Hell or High Water), Katie Aselton (The League) and Bill Irwin (Interstellar) star in Legion.
Production on the eight-episode first season will begin this summer in Vancouver and the new series from FX Productions and Marvel Television will debut on FX in early 2017. “We’ve come to expect excellence from Noah Hawley and with Legion he has delivered another

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See The JSA’s Hourman Hook Up With Atom, Firestorm, White Canary In New LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Promo!!

See The JSA’s Hourman Hook Up With Atom, Firestorm, White Canary In New LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Promo!!

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Chemist Rex Tyler, introduced in 1940’s Adventure Comics #48, is a crimefighter who invented “Miraclo Pills” that can turn him into a superman for one hour. (In recent issues of Earth-2, Dr. Thomas Wayne uses Miraclo when he’s meting out justice.)
Do the events of Flashpoint affect these guys, or do they change so much history themselves that it doesn’t matter?

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Fox Screens New ‘Exorcism’ Pilot at Comic-Con

“The Exorcist” is ba’ack. On Friday, Comic-Con fans got the first look at Fox’s TV adaptation of the 1973 horror film, which premieres in the fall. The audience was treated to the entire first episode following the panel, which included showrunner Jeremy Slater and cast members Geena Davis, Ben Daniels, Alfonso Herrera, Briannae Howey and… Read more »

‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Revival Set at Netflix

They’re back: ‘Mystery Science Theater’ has scored a revival at Netflix, Variety has confirmed. The streaming giant announced the news on Twitter Saturday night, saying: “In the not so distant future.” In the not-too-distant future. @MST3K pic.twitter.com/L9IpZW2Cmb — Netflix US (@netflix) July 24, 2016 The revival is set to star Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt, along with… Read more »

Los Angeles Area Emmys: NBC4 Leads With 8 Wins; KMEX, KVEA & Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A. Follow With 5 Each

NBC4 was the big winner at the 68th annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards handed out today with eight nods. KMEX, KVEA and Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A. followed with five wins each and KTLA5 snagged four.
NBC4’s eight wins included Live Coverage of an Unscheduled News Event for San Bernardino Shooting, Outstanding Hard News Reporting for Joel Grover, reporter and Matthew Glasser, producer; and Outstanding Sports Reporting for Fred Roggin. Among its five wins, KMEX took…

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