On this episodes we celebrate Star Trek: Discovery‘s renewal, discuss Doctor Who‘s announced new companions, feel relief at the Han Solo movie finally having a title, get confused at the Settlers of Catan movie, and get elated that Constantine will get to be bisexual on Legends of Tomorrow.
Gen also went to Anime Fusion, and we discuss the differences between Wisconsin and Minnesota cons.
Well, it’s official — Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a second season by CBS All Access. Marc DeBevoise, president and CEO at CBS Interactive, told THR:
In just six episodes, Star Trek: Discovery has driven subscriber growth, critical acclaim and huge global fan interest for the first premium version of this great franchise […] We are extremely proud of what they’ve accomplished and are thrilled to be bringing fans a second season of this tremendous series.
We don’t know the actual numbers for CBS All Access, but what that effectively means is “Star Trek: Discovery is the only show anyone is watching on our entire streaming service, please keep paying for it.”
The bad news is that the second season likely won’t hit screens until 2019 at the earliest, though that’s not as far as it seems (as the second half of the first season won’t air until 2018).
Honestly, this is pretty exciting. Discovery may not a be a perfect show, but it’s still a very strong first season for a Star Trek installment all things considered. The fact that CBS is willing to give the show more time to find itself is heartening.
Y’know, assuming CBS All Access doesn’t fold before that second season gets here.
On this bigger than ever episode, Vinnk (of FamicomDojo.tv) is sitting in for Pher. We talk about the current state of Pacific Rim 2, the cancellation of Mythbusters, Donna Noble’s Doctor Who Audio Drama return, K-9 getting his own movie, IfCon Victoria disappearing into the night, the 2015 World Fantasy Convention coming to its senses, and SXSW’s complete and total bungling of its anti-Harassment summit.
It’s a sad day for geeks, as the Discovery Channel show Mythbusters has officially been canceled. The fourteenth season (which doesn’t start airing until January) will officially be the last for Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.
Mythbusters has gone through a lot of changes since it first premiered, the most recent was when the “build team” members were fired from the show last year. The show recovered though, and season thirteen was still very solid.
Savage and Hyneman have apparently known the end was coming for a while, and planned their final season around it. Savage told EW the upcoming run would feature “the most awesome example of each category [they’ve done shows about] and build on our past history.”