So, as you probably already know, Leonard Nimoy died today. There’s not really much I have to add to what’s already been said, thousands of times over.
The first movie I can remember going to in the theater is The Search for Spock. Star Wars may have been the bigger phenomenon in the early ’80s, but Star Trek was on TV, regularly. For a kid born in the late ’70s to geek parents, with no older siblings to pass on the Star Wars bug, Trek was simply more present. I was never precisely fannish about it, but I liked it, I’ve watched most of the movies, and I know I’ve seen nearly every episode of TOS and TNG at some point or another.
I saw a lot of references to Nimoy today as the “soul” of Trek, and, yeah: That sounds about right.
Some other tributes under the cut.
Mark Hamill on Kingsman, Flash, and new Star Wars. “It’s exciting from the standpoint that it’s the first of the movies in that universe that’s conceived and directed by the fan generation,” he tells the L.A. Times.
Here’s our first look at the SyFy space opera series based on The Expanse books by James S.A. Corey.
Mark Hamill will reprise The Trickster on CW’s The Flash. Hamill first played the Flash villain (aka James Jesse) on the short-lived CBS series in the early ’90s.
Cookie Monster must learn control as Sesame Street takes on Star Wars.
Pictures from the Her Universe Geek Couture Fashion Show. Popsugar has clear looks t most of the fashions from last night’s show at SDCC.
Finally, a trailer that includes some actual variety of footage from the new season, Peter Capaldi’s first as the 12th Doctor. The season begins August 23rd in the U.K. and U.S.
Game of Thrones leads the Emmy nominations this morning with 19 nods, including best drama. Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Diana Rigg all got acting nominations.
Meanwhile, Episode VII’s Adam Driver is up for supporting actor in a comedy series for Girls.
American Horror Story: Coven also cleaned up in the miniseries category, with 17 nominations, including much of the cast.
UPDATE: Moffat’s wife and Sherlock co-producer Sue Vertue has denied the rumor, saying that it’s “news to him!” Original report below:
So. Jedi News reports of rumblings that Doctor Who and Sherlock showrunner Steven Moffat has been offered a Star Wars film. They’re not sure if this is an Episode or standalone, but I’d guess at the latter.
Moffat is… highly controversial to say the least, particularly among female fans. But I do love his early Who (his/Matt Smith’s first full season is what hooked me on the show) and fairy-tale focus. Conflict! Of course, it’s just a rumor.
With another vague teaser, the BBC and BBC America announced yesterday that the new season of Doctor Who – Peter Capaldi’s first as the Twelfth Doctor – will begin on August 23.