Hard NOC Life 292: Thankful for ‘Andor’

This week on Hard NOC Life, Britney and Keith remember Jason David Frank and discuss how much grief has preoccupied the nerd spaces with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the most recent episode of Andor.

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NOC Review: When Grogu Met the Soot Sprites

It’s been three years since the first-ever Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian — as well as the platform it lives on, Disney+ — debuted. In celebration, viewers received a little treat, by way of a collaboration between two beloved studios.

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Hard NOC Life 290: Pod Save the Republic

This week, Britney returns! They talk about the latest Andor and their anticipation for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. But be sure to stay tuned to the end to hear Dominic and Keith argue about the midterm elections. One thing is clear, though: DON’T VOTE FOR REPUBLICANS.

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Background and Filler Stories Unfold in ‘Tales of the Jedi’

One of the positives — in my opinion, anyway — to come out of streaming services creating their own original content is making space for short films to be created and to live on. Whether they be standalone tales or bits and pieces of a larger franchise, they are opportunities for filmmakers to tell a moving story within a short span of time.

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Brett Gray and Ella Purnell on What’s Next for Dal and Gwyn on ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’

When we last saw Dal (Brett Gray) and Gwyn (Ella Purnell), along with the rest of the crew of the USS Protostar, they had made a daring escape from Gwyn’s father The Diviner (John Noble), but not before he revealed the reasons for Gwyn’s existence. But Gwyn lost her memory in the midseason finale, leaving where her journey will go more uncertain as she and her friend get closer to Starfleet. What will the latter half of this season of Star Trek: Prodigy have in store for her, Dal, and the rest of their crew?

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Kate Mulgrew on Returning as Vice Admiral Janeway on ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’

It was a landmark moment for the Star Trek franchise when Kate Mulgrew, Captain Kathryn Janeway herself, returned to voice a version of her character in the thrilling Paramount+ Nickelodeon animated series Star Trek Prodigy. The twist was that she would be playing an AI version of the character, one who guides the next generation in the ways of Starfleet.

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‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Teases Concept Art and Release Date

It’s been five years since the release of 20th Century Studios’ post-apocalyptic sci-fi film War of the Planet of the Apes. While the finale closed the book on Caesar’s story, it still left plenty of room for more stories to tell and an expansion of the mythology that started back in 2011. Now, we are getting a first tease of what’s to come in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

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Listen to B2EMO’S Extra Emo Playlist After Watching ‘Andor’

As both an emo girl and a Star Wars fan for life, it felt only fitting that I come up with a playlist for the newest and most emo droid on the block: B2EMO from Disney+’s series, Andor. Here are twelve songs that B2EMO is definitely rocking out to when Cassian isn’t around.

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‘Andor’ Cast Reflects on Finding Human Stories in a Star Wars Universe

Andor provides us with a brand new perspective of the Star Wars universe. It’s one that doesn’t concern itself so much with the battle between Jedi and Sith, but more so the political angst as well as life under authoritarian oppression.

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Taking the Leap with ‘Quantum Leap’ Star Raymond Lee

Are you ready to take the next leap forward? Quantum Leap was a terrifically fun sci-fi show on NBC that ran from 1989 to 1993. It chronicled the journey of Dr. Sam Beckett, a man stuck in time after an experiment gone home, who would “leap” all over the annals of history solving problems, and hoping that his next leap would bring him home to the present.

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D23Expo: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Trailer Gets Ready For New Adventures

It’s no secret that The Mandalorian reignited the Star Wars fan base with its shiny gun-slinging attitude add very cute Grogu taking on a Lone Wolf and Cub vibe. Though the two were separated temporarily in hopes that Luke Skywalker could train Grogu in the ways of the force, the two eventually reunited. Now it’s time to see what new adventures they will embark on as they head to season 3. And series creator Jon Favreau shared brand new trailer at the D23 Expo.

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D23Expo: Star Wars Animation Expands with ‘Tales of the Jedi’

Dave Filoni brought his love for all things Star Wars to the Clone Wars animated series. While he has made the jump to live-action, directing a handful of episodes of The Mandolorian, he found his way back to animation with shows like The Bad Batch — a series that focuses on a team of specialized clones who go on black-ops missions that no other Clone dare go on. But just in time for the D23 Expo celebration, Filoni announced a brand new series of shorts called Tales of the Jedi. And he revealed a first look at the upcoming six-episode series.

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D23Expo: ‘Andor’ Teases A Dark and Gritty ‘Star Wars’ Spy Thriller

The D23 Expo is currently underway, which means we are getting a first hand look at some of the new content that will appear in film or on Disney+. After yesterday’s animation, live-action, and Pixar panel, Disney shared a few sneak peeks at Lucasfilm. And they started things off with Andor, the highly anticipated prequel series to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Set five years before the events of Rogue One, the series follows Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) who joins the Rebel Alliance as a spy fed up with the Galactic Empire.

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Star Trek Day 2022: A Celebration of Family and Belonging

On Wednesday, September 8, 2022, the Star Trek fandom community and many of the stars and creators of that universe marked the 56th anniversary of The Original Series’ premiere with a teaser-filled celebration at Los Angeles’ Skirball Cultural Center, and The Nerds of Color were there on the star-crowded purple carpet and in the fan-filled theater to witness a gathering that was, underneath it all, about the power of found family and the magic of finding a place in which to belong.

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Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan’s Latest Futuristic Sci-Fi Thriller is ‘The Peripheral’

Hot off the heels of Westworld season 4, Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are back with another mind-bending, futuristic sci-fi thriller with an adaptation of William Gibson’s bestselling novel, The Peripheral.

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Showrunner Chris Hollier Breaks Down the ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Series Finale

Chris Hollier serves as the Showrunner and an executive producer of Roswell, New Mexico, which premiered in 2019. You can stream new episodes of the sci-fi drama free the next day, only on The CW. This interview will include major spoilers for episode 4×13, “How’s It Going to Be.”

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Tyler Blackburn and Michael Vlamis Talk Malex’s Cosmic Love Story on ‘Roswell, New Mexico’

Tyler Blackburn and Michael Vlamis bring the beloved couple of Alex Manes and Michael Guerin to life on Roswell, New Mexico. The sci-fi drama premiered in 2019 and is currently finishing its final season. The series finale will air Monday, September 5 at 8pm ET/PT on The CW. This interview will include spoilers for episode 4×12, “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane.”

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New Motion Poster for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Debuts

We’re getting closer to the release of Olivia Wilde’s sophomore feature, Don’t Worry Darling! And WB is counting down with the release of another new motion poster. The film, starring global treasure, Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, and Chris Pine, hits theaters September 23.

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NOC Review: Amber Midthunder Hits Her Target Dead On in ‘Prey’

The Predator film franchise centered on the clash between its race of a highly evolved race of aliens who hunt alphas for sport versus man. While its predecessors were as bloody and violent as the next, Dan Trachtenberg’s Prey goes back to basics with a primal and bloody David vs. Goliath story that not only is worthy of being a part of the iconic franchise but something could stand on its own thanks to Amber Midthunder’s astonishing performance that subverts tropes in a way that finally makes indigenous cultures the heroes of their own story.

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New Looks and Release Date for ‘Andor’

Yesterday, Star Wars fans got a new trailer for the upcoming live-action series, Andor. Starring Diego Luna returning as Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the show begins five years prior, as we see him at the beginning of his journey in both making a difference in the galaxy, as well as getting involved in the burgeoning Rebellion against the Galactic Empire.

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‘Prey’ Cast and Crew on Breaking Barriers in the ‘Predator’ Franchise

The Predator movies of the past have featured some soldiers of fortune being hunted by its titular alien race of hunters seeking to add to their trophy case. But in Prey, director Dan Trachtenberg takes a different approach to that dynamic by setting the film 300 years in the Comanche nation and follows Naru (Amber Midthunder), a fierce and highly skilled warrior who will do anything to protect her tribe, including hunting a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal. The result is a primal David and Goliath match unlike anything we’ve ever seen from the Predator franchise.

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