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Geek News on the Radio August 29, 2016

New Star Wars Documentary Attempts To Defend The Prequels, Check It Out

Star Wars is one of the most popular franchises ever created, but it is not without its black spots. Said spots mainly congregate around the Prequel Trilogy, a series of films so hyped and then immediately despised that some fans ignore their existence.

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JAMES BOND DIRECTOR SAM MENDES IN TALKS FOR LIVE-ACTION JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

Disney’s live-action adaptation of James and the Giant Peachmay have found its director in Sam Mendes. According to Deadline, the director — who helmed the two most recent James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre — is currently in the “very early stages” of negotiations to both develop and direct the project, a screenplay for which is being penned by Brooklyn writer Nick Hornby.

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‘Star Wars Battlefront’ DLC news: ‘Death Star’ release date next month; Chewbacca and Bossk to enter the fray

As it was first mentioned over a month ago at Star Wars Celebration Europe in London, the movie franchise’s avid followers were given a treat as game developer Electronic Arts DICE revealed the upcoming game expansion for “Star Wars Battlefront” dubbed “Death Star.”

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More STAR TREK DISCOVERY Scoop!! Lead Will Be Called ‘Number One’!! Nick Meyer Scripts Hour Two!! Bryan Fuller Hires Co-Showrunners!! More!!

“Star Trek Discovery’s” lead character, whom we learned earlier this month would be a female, human non-captain Starfleet officer, will be referred to in the series as “Number One,” showrunner Bryan Fuller told me during a radio chat late Saturday.  “When we introduce our protagonist, she is called ‘Number One’ in honor of Majel Barrett’s character in the original pilot [“The Cage,” which starred Jeffrey Hunter as Capt. Christopher Pike].  And as we were first talking about the series, talking to CBS, we said intially we will only call this character Number One.”  Fuller added that we will learn Number One’s real name before the end of the first season.

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Jared Leto Joins ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

Jared Leto has rounded out cast of Alcon’s “Blade Runner” sequel. The pic stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. Details of Leto’s character are being kept under wraps. Robin Wright and Mackenzie Davis also star in the film directed by “Sicario” helmer Denis Villeneuve. Villeneuve will reunite with cinematographer Roger Deakins on the project.

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The Flash‘s Newest Villain, The Top, Will Make Your Head Spin

Meet the newest member of The Flash‘s Rogues gallery: The Top, played by Awkward star Ashley Rickards. E! News has exclusively learned that Rickards will play Rosalind “Rosa” Dillon, a.k.a. The Top, in the fourth episode of The Flash‘s third season. The Top, which was a male character in the comic books, has the power to make people’s heads spin. She’s the Bonnie to Mirror Master’s Clyde and one of the most dangerous members of the gallery of Rogues.

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