Stardate: Thursday, August 6, 2020. A group of brightly-drawn characters will boldly go where no cartoons have gone before — straight into an animated, comedy spin-off of the decades-old Star Trek franchise. Set phasers for fun as Star Trek: Lower Decks premieres Thursday on CBS All Access and in Canada on the CTV Sci-Fi Channel.
Canadian viewers who watched the premiere of Star Trek: Picard on CTV Sci-fi last Thursday sent the premiere ratings into orbit. Overnight estimates show the series drew 1,128,000 viewers coast to coast in Canada.That made it the third most-watched broadcast network or specialty channel offering of the night. The total doesn’t even include viewers who
I watched the first three episodes of Star Trek: Picard for this review and I have to report: it was a chore. Remember that first “Star Trek” movie? Way, way back with Kirk and Spock circling the Enterprise for, like, half an hour of forced awe? The early arc of this series, I’m sad to
This week, Disney announced that their much anticipated new streaming service, Disney Plus, will launch in November in the United States. It’s priced to entice even the most ardent Netflix supporter, with the entire suite of Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN all bundled at US$12.99. Disney aims to be consumers’ top choice as viewers continue
OK, I admit it — I was never a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation. These space pyjama soaps are just not my jam. Year later, however, Patrick Stewart did this rude little cable show called Blunt Talk. It was silly and vulgar and outrageously funny. Stewart had the time of his life doing
Up for a little scare? On Monday, CBS All Access renewed the new version of The Twilight Zone for a second season. Never far from a trend, Netflix has recently premiered a whole tomb full of scary shows including one launched just last Friday: Chambers. It stars Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn and it is
Captain’s log Stardate Thursday, January 17. Star Trek: Discovery boldly sets sail for a second shot-in-Toronto season. Fourteen new episodes will premiere on CBS All Access in the States and on specialty channel Space and the french-language Z in Canada. Canadians can also stream it on Crave. Netflix has rights in over 180 other countries.
Here’s some news that came Over The Top and straight from the top: CBS CEO Leslie Moonves told industry analysts Thursday that the Eye network’s CBS All Access streaming service will cross the border into Canada in June. That is indeed an eye opener. The subscription based service has exceeded expectations so far, said Moonves.