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Dan Barrett is an industry commentator & TV critic. He does radio - 4BC & ABC GC and co-hosts the Screen Watching podcast. He's a former Mediaweek deputy editor and content creator for SBS.
Always Be Watching - 21 September 2018
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I’ve put money into two Kickstarter projects. Both were terrible. One was a comic, another was the Veronica Mars movie. News today is that Veronica Mars is coming back in a new Hulu show. Fingers are crossed that it is watchable. Yeah, I’m salty.
Jordan Peele hosting The Twilight Zone revival? I am there for it.
One of my favourite shows in recent years has been David Simon’s HBO drama The Deuce. It is just getting started on its second season, with HBO today announcing it will be back for a third and final season. It really is stellar TV that more of you should be checking out - it’s a tough watch at first, but within an episode or so you can get into the groove of it.
What’s this? The proper trailer for the new Doctor Who series?
It’s official - Star Trek Short Treks are coming to CBS All Access in the US. It’s not confirmed in the release that the shorts will be on Netflix internationally along with Star Trek Discovery, but I get the sense that they will be. There’s some interesting talent involved in this, including Michael Chabon and Jenny Lumet.
"Runaway" - Thursday, Oct. 4
Onboard the U.S.S. Discovery, Ensign Tilly (Mary Wiseman) encounters an unexpected visitor in need of help. However, this unlikely pair may have more in common than meets the eye.
Written by Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman. Directed by Maja Vrvilo.
"Calypso" - Thursday, Nov. 8
After waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay, Craft (Aldis Hodge) finds himself on board a deserted ship, and his only companion and hope for survival is an A.I. computer interface.
Teleplay by Michael Chabon. Story by Sean Cochran and Michael Chabon. Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi.
"The Brightest Star" - Thursday, Dec. 6
Before he was the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, Saru (Doug Jones) lived a simple life on his home planet of Kaminar with his father and sister. Young Saru, full of ingenuity and a level of curiosity uncommon among his people, yearns to find out what lies beyond his village, leading him on an unexpected path.
Written by Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt. Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski.
"The Escape Artist" - Thursday, Jan. 3
Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson), back to his old tricks of stealing and double-dealing, finds himself in a precarious position aboard a hostile ship - just in time to try out his latest con.
Written by Michael McMahan. Directed by Rainn Wilson.
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