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Titan Merchandise Reveals “DC TV Hero Titans” Toy Line

We have a lot of fun with Titan Vinyl, both when we do our unboxing videos and when we hang out with them at NYCC and Toy Fair. You can expect a lot more fun later this year, as the company just announced a brand new line with a very different look.

Coming out this fall, Titan Vinyl adds the DC TV show characters to their line-up, with three-inch mini-figures of characters from Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow.

The characters joining this first wave include Green Arrow, Supergirl, Flash, Zoom, White Canary, The Atom, Firestorm, and John Constantine. No news on who the chase figures or variants will be at this time.

Here is the official word from Titan:

DC TV HERO TITANS ARE COMING THIS SEPTEMBER!

Titan Entertainment are delighted to announce our September 2019 launch of our all-new 3″ window-boxed DC TV Hero TITANS vinyl figures!

Featuring our all-new 3″ Hero TITANS configuration (Titan’s signature detailed photo-realistic head-sculpts coupled with a new, dynamic body-form), DC TV Hero TITANS wave one features leading characters from DC Comics/Warner Bros Entertainment’s wildly popular CW superhero shows!

This debut wave spotlights Oliver Queen AKA Green Arrow from Arrow; Kara Danvers AKA Supergirl from Supergirl, Barry Allen AKA The Flash & his arch-nemesis Zoom from The Flash; Sara Lance AKA White Canary, Ray Palmer AKA The Atom, Jefferson Jackson/Martin Stein AKA Firestorm & DC’s Liverpudlian arch-mage John Constantine from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow!! Plus: two rare chase figures for you to hunt down and collect!

Each DC TV Hero TITANS vinyl figure is 3” window-boxed and some come with a character-specific accessory.

Sadly for UK fans, this line will only be available in the US.

This is a departure in the typical Titan Vinyl look, and this is something that Andrew Sumner teased with us during our Fan Q&A at NY Toy Fair back in February. It’s a little more realistic, while still keeping the Titan flair. I welcome this change and look forward to seeing what else is coming down the pipeline from them later this year with new properties.

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“Star Trek Picard” Series Begins Filming

Patrick Stewart is just about ready to climb into the captain’s chair, or wherever he is going to go in the new Picard-centric Star Trek series. Everything is still a mystery about the new show, but we do know that it just began filming in California.

Writer/producer Michael Chabon posted a photo on his Instagram earlier today from the set, captioned “First day! #untitledpicardproject

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The first two episodes will be directed by Hanelle Culpepper, and the series stars Patrick Stewart, and several others with unknown roles including Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd.

Jonathan Frakes will also lend his talents to direct at least one episode, but no word on if he will reprise his role as Riker.

The show will take place roughly 20 years after the events of “Star Trek: Nemesis”.

I expect leaks from this series to be very scant, so we have a long time to wait before we start hearing details about the show.

The Picard series will air exclusively on CBS All Access. The show does not have an official release date, but is expected to come out sometime this fall.

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Watch the First Episode Of New “Twilight Zone” For Free

April Fool’s is normally a day where websites screw with their viewers and offer all sorts of silly nonsense in lieu of actual news. However, CBS just gave us the greatest gift of all, as they just released the debut episode of the new “Twilight Zone” on their Youtube channel for free.

“The Comedian” stars Kumail Nanjiani, who wants to be a famous comedian. His character meets a famous comedian in a shady bar, played by Tracy Morgan, and his fame starts to rise. But nothing like that truly comes for free, and Kumiail has to pay the price.

Check out the first episode below:

The series is hosted by Jordan Peele, and is available on CBS All Access. Another new episode will be available on that platform as well, “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet” starring Adam Scott, and new episodes of the first season resuming weekly starting on April 11.

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First Two “Twilight Zone” Episodes Get Trailers – “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet” and “The Comedian”

The new Twilight Zone reboot is a week away, and after a quick tease shown during the Super Bowl, we now have our first extended look at the two-episode series premiere.

First up is the trailer for “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet” with Adam Scott:

It looks like this time, the monster won’t be on the window. Instead, it seems this is a very paranoid man who is concerned about some other passengers. In this version of this classic episode, it’s not the monsters outside the plane, perhaps it is the monsters on the inside.

Following that episode, we have Kumail Nanjiani and Tracy Morgan in “The Comedian”:

The new Twilight Zone debuts on CBS All Access, hosted by Jordan Peele, starting on April 1.

Speaking of “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet”, we have a clip with the star of the original episode, William Shatner, telling some stories about working on the original Twilight Zone at this link here!

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Star Trek Fan Complains About Audio Tracks for Visually Impaired, CBS Responds With “Buy Our Stuff”

Trying to talk sense into corporations is never easy, especially if you are just one person. Combine that with the idea of “Ableism” – meaning things that hinder folks with various disabilities from doing things that aren’t a problem for able-bodied people, and therefore leave those disabled people in the dust – and you have a recipe for disaster. Enter CBS, and one Star Trek fan’s fight to be able to enjoy his franchise the way they needs to watch it.

In a reddit thread for Star Trek Discovery, one user wrote about their experience with CBS. This particular person was hoping to get audio description tracks for the visually impaired for “Star Trek Discovery”, which exclusively streams in the US on CBS All Access. They sent a message to the company, and received an unexpected reply.

Here was their response, via the thread:

“Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately, at this time we don’t have much information about audio tracks for the visually impaired, but with CBS All Access, subscribers enjoy more than 10,000 episodes from over 90 CBS series on their mobile devices, computers or streaming devices without a cable subscription. Subscribers can also stream their local CBS station live (in select markets) and binge-watch our ad-free TV Classics. If you’d like to try CBS All Access and take advantage of our FREE TRIAL for first-time subscribers, visit http://www.cbs.com/all-access and click and click the “Try it FREE” icon. If you still need assistance, click the “Contact Us” tab on the right side of this page and complete the form, or call (888) 274-5343 , 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. (ET) to speak to an agent. Regards, CBS All Access Customer Service”

In other words, we can’t really help your inquiry, but you can buy our stuff. Buy our stuff!

CBS already produces these descriptions for a number of their programs, but have not made them available on CBS All Access.

The battle to get proper closed captions and audio description tracks on streaming services is sadly not an old fight. It took some lawsuits to get Netflix to agree to do it, but it has still been a horrible mess, including shows missing entire sentences or sometimes being completely erroneous.

Here is the original posting:

Oddly enough, since Discovery is on Netflix outside of the US, the show has audio descriptions there – meaning they already exist, but not on CBS’s platform.

Not to sound like we are using this as a chance to self-promote, we do want to add that we here at NN2D have only recently begun adding closed captions to some of our videos on Youtube, and have found the user interface to be a bit user-unfriendly. We hope to continue adding CC to our newer videos, and some of our more popular older videos. It’s a time consuming process, especially for a site manned by one person, but it is in our radar, and something we aim to do so everyone can enjoy our content.

For now, the fight to get CBS to agree to this continues. You can make your voice heard as well by flooding them on social media to help make this happen.

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New “Star Trek” Animated Series Headed To Nickelodeon

It’s been over 40 years since there has been an animated Star Trek series on TV, but it looks like that’s about to change. Alex Kurtzman is now on board with CBS to create a new cartoon, but it’s home will not be a CBS network like the other Trek show. Instead, it’s potentially headed for Nickelodeon.

While there are no other details besides the fact that, yes, this is a real thing, this will be a Star Trek show aimed at children more than adults.

The show was first teased by Kurtzman earlier this year when he told the Hollywood Reporter that “there’s other animated things that we’re building that are an entirely different perspective and an entirely different tone [from Lower Decks]. What’s exciting about it is not only looking at each animated series as what’s the different tone, but what’s the different technology we can apply to these things so that visually they’re entirely different?”

Deadline first reported this news, which is very exciting for Trek fans of all ages. The series will be written by Kevin and Dan Hageman, who also wrote for the Lego Movie and the Lego Ninjago movie and cartoon series on Cartoon Network, and Hotel Transylvania. Most recently, they wrote the screenplay for Croods 2 (which will be out in September 2020), and Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming “Scary Stories” movie.

The Star Trek TV universe is growing by leaps and bounds. The new animated series will join Star Trek: Discovery, now in its second season, along with the unnamed Patrick Stewart-centric Picard series; animated series Lower Decks from Mike McMahan (Rick & Morty’s) targeted at mature audiences; and Section 31, which is in development with Michelle Yeoh attached to star as a spinoff from Discovery.

The Hageman-helmed animated Trek series will be the only one not a part of CBS All Access. There are signs pointing to Viacom and CBS merging, so this will certainly help push those plans forward.

No date has been announced yet for this, but perhaps we will hear something in a few months at Star Trek Mission in Vegas.

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