One of the biggest festivals of geekery in the world, San Diego Con, has been and gone for 2017.
Still missing the fun? Cheer yourself up with re-living the TV trailers right here!
First up, sleeper hit of last year Stranger Things is back with pretty much the whole cast (JUSTICE FOR BARB!). It’s Halloween 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
Lets hope Winona Ryder remembers where she is at this year’s Emmy’s.
Next up, it’s the return of a Star Trek TV series with Star Trek: Discovery, on CBS in the US and Netflix elsewhere, set between Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek: The Original Series. The series, not headlined by a captain for the first time, sees the Klingon T’Kuvma start to unite the 24 great Klingon houses. This leads to a Cold War between his race and the United Federation of Planets that involves the crew of the USS Discovery, seen through the eyes of Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham aka ‘Number One’. There’s a stellar cast including Michelle Yeoh, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones and Rainn Wilson.
Keeping with Netflix, they’re collecting their Marvel Superheroes into a ‘team’ who come together when a villainous sect threatens to destroy New York City as we know it. The Defenders with Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdoch / Daredevil, Kristen Ritter’s Private Detective Jessica Jones, Mike Colter’s bulletproof Luke Cage and Finn Jones’s glowy fisted Danny Rand / Iron Fist are fighting the forces of Sigourney Weaver’s mysterious Alexandra. Most of the supporting cast from the respective series’ are here too, with Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple, Elden Henson’s Foggy Nelson, Elodie Yung’s Electra and Scott Glen’s Stick.
More Marvel with The Inhumans, tracking the family affairs of the Attillan royal family on their Moonbase and Earth, lead by Anson Mount’s Black Bolt who squabbles with brother Maximus played by Iwan Rheon.
Fresh from the announcement of Jodie Whittaker as our 13th Doctor, we have the swansong of Number 12’s Peter Capaldi (and showrunner Steven Moffat), in the Christmas special Twice Upon a Time. There’s not one Doctor but two, with David Bradley filling in for the First Doctor’s William Hartnell. We’ll also have Pearl Mackie’s Bill returning and Mark Gatiss along for the ride.
Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story is back in it’s seventh iteration, American Horror Story: Cult, set in the aftermath of the presidential election. The first episode takes place on election night with a cast led by Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters.
Seth Macfarlane has stepped out from his animated characters for a change with The Orville, his love story to Star Trek.The U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration starship, set 400 years into the future. It will be living a quasi-Galaxy Quest with Seth McFarlane helming as Captain Ed Mercer, and ex-wife / first officer Kelly Grayson, played by Adrienne Palicki.
Talking of animated shows, we have three childhood gems returning…
Ducktales has been rebooted with an all-star cast, featuring David Tennant, Danny Pudi and Kate Miccuci. After not speaking to one another for ten years, Scrooge McDuck is reunited with Donald Duck after he and his three nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie move into McDuck Manor.
We’ve also childhoods rekindled twice over with Rocko’s Modern Life and Hey Arnold both coming back with specials:
And that’s pretty much it, hope you’ve enjoyed our wrap up. Don’t forget you can listen live to Geeky Brummie every Saturday on Brum Radio and don’t forget to get the podcast too!