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Short Treks: Season 2 Episode 2: The Trouble With Edward Easter Eggs

Ryan Britt Oct 10, 2019

Did you catch all of the Star Trek references and Easter eggs in the Short Treks episode "The Trouble With Edward"?

For several decades, the most popular episode of the original Star Trek was, debatably, “The Trouble With Tribbles.”

Written by David Gerrold, the episode certainly has enduring charm, and created perhaps the cutest alien species of all time. And now, with the Short Treks episode “The Trouble With Edward,” Star Trek canon is reminding us that not only are tribbles cute, they’re also deeply weird.

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Starring H. Jon Benjamin as the titular Edward, “The Trouble With Tribbles” manages not only to reference all of tribble lore, but also makes some interesting connections to Deep Space Nine and the rest of Discovery. Also, wait a minute, was that a Section 31 badge?

Spoiler ahead for Short Treks’ "The Trouble With Edward.
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"The Wild" is a love song to wild salmon and saving what you love

Picking up where the 2014 award-winning documentary, The Breach left off, Mark Titus' new film is an urgent call to action, examining what it means to save what we love. As The Wild demonstrates, the story of salmon is as much about a human way of life and the Northwest's cultural heritage as about protecting a vital food source. Inside of all this is Titus' own intensely personal story of recovery. We live in a time of uncertainty - about the trajectory of our own lives, the lives of generations to come and the continued health of the planet we live on. For millennia, wild salmon have survived ice ages, continental shifts and most destructively, human beings. Their continued existence provides a glint of hope...

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The Breach: History Cancels Plans for Clinton Impeachment Series

American Crime Story aren't the only ones to cancel a Bill Clinton show. Deadline reports History has scrapped plans for their TV series The Breach.Based on the book by Peter Baker, the scripted drama "had been billed as a political thriller looking at how one of the nation’s biggest political scandals unfolded – from the revelation that President Clinton was having an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky through the political combat that saw Hillary Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Special Prosecutor Ken Starr, Congressman Bob Livingston and many others dominating the national headlines."Read More…
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Bill Clinton Impeachment-Focused Drama The Breach Scrapped at History

Bill Clinton Impeachment-Focused Drama The Breach Scrapped at History
One day, two axed Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky projects.

History has opted not to move forward with its six-episode drama series The Breach, about the impeachment of the former Potus, our sister site Deadline reports. The news comes just hours after it was revealed that executive producer Ryan Murphy has scrapped plans for an American Crime Story season revolving around the affair between President Clinton and White House intern Lewinsky.

The Breach — which was greenlit last September — was billed as a political thriller that would to take viewers inside Republican and Democratic war rooms, “revealing the infighting among the president’s advisors,
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Bill Clinton Impeachment Drama ‘The Breach’ Scrapped by History

  • The Wrap
Bill Clinton Impeachment Drama ‘The Breach’ Scrapped by History
History has scrapped plans for a six-episode scripted series about the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton” from executive producer R.J. Cutler was ordered straight-to-series in September. No reason was given for the decision to cancel the series.

The story, based on Peter Baker’s best-selling non-fiction book “The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton,” was planned as a deep dive into the scandal featuring major Republican and Democratic players in the White House and Congress.

Also Read: Hollywood Struggles With Bill Clinton's Past as 2018 Midterm Elections Loom

The series would have tackled infighting among the president’s advisers, the secret back-channel negotiations between the White House and Congress, Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, and the manner in which Clinton, his family, and his political opponents all dealt with the fallout.

Produced by FremantleMedia North America in association with A+E Studios, “The Breach” was to have been co-written by David K. Israel and Cutler, producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary “The War Room” about Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. Cutler was also set to direct the series.

Read original story Bill Clinton Impeachment Drama ‘The Breach’ Scrapped by History At TheWrap
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History Scraps Bill Clinton Impeachment Drama Series ‘The Breach’

  • Deadline
History Scraps Bill Clinton Impeachment Drama Series ‘The Breach’
History has abandoned its planned scripted drama series from R.J. Cutler based on the Bill Clinton impeachment. The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton was greenlighted by History in September as a six-part scripted drama series based on Peter Baker’s bestseller The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton. Over the past few months, the producers made several offers to A-list actors for the leads, but no one had been cast.

A rep for History confirmed that the network is no longer going forward with the project in what was described as a creative decision.

The Breach was supposed to be the first installment in The Commanders anthology series that dramatizes “pivotal moments in U.S. history that defined the legacy of the men who served as Presidents of the United States — from the first one, George Washington, to No. 42, Bill Clinton.” The other limited series in the franchise,
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History Scraps Bill Clinton Impeachment Series

  • Variety
History has decided not to move forward with a scripted series that explored President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, Variety has confirmed.

The series was to be based on the book “The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton” by Peter Baker. The cable network announced in September that they had greenlit the drama with a six-episode commitment. The series would have begun with the revelation that President Clinton was having an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky and continued through the political combat that saw Hillary Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Prosecutor Ken Starr, Congressman Bob Livingston and many others dominating the national headlines.

R.J. Cutler was set to direct and executive produce, with FremantleMedia North America producing in association with A+E Studios. Barry Jossen would have executive produced for A+E Studios. Cutler and David K. Israel wrote the series pilot.

Cutler began his filmmaking career as producer of “The War Room,
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Criterion’s February Line-Up, Roger Deakins, Jonathan Rosenbaum & Danny Boyle Talks, and More

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

The Criterion Collection have revealed their February 2016 line-up (click titles for more information):

On The Cinephiliacs, Peter Labuza talks with Jonathan Rosenbaum about his career and Out 1.

Watch Roger Deakins talk Sicario and more in a recent talk, and read our interview with him:

David Bordwell discusses the women crime writers of the 1940s and 1950s:

You might say that Double Indemnity and Out of the Past are quintessentially 1940s-1950s films, and I’d agree. But so too are works based on women writers. The list of Highsmith adaptations, starting with Strangers on a Train (1951), is too long to recite here, but let’s remember that
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Nightcap | Blu-ray Review

Coming to Blu-ray for the first time from the Cohen Media Group, Claude Chabrol’s late career thriller, Nightcap (better known by its French title, Merci Pour Le Chocolat) is often lumped into conversation as merely one of the seven films the director made with actress Isabelle Huppert. While it is certainly outshined by some of their finer achievements together (particularly The Story of Women and La Ceremonie), it stands firmly on its own as an odd exercise that’s more character study than murder mystery. Chabrol seems amused at the convention and convenience of the narrative, supplied by Charlotte Armstrong’s nonsensically titled 1948 novel The Chocolate Cobweb. Armstrong was in high regard in the 1950’s (her novel Don’t Bother to Knock was turned into a very strange Marilyn Monroe vehicle in 1952), and Chabrol seems keen on retaining the rather deliberate ambience from a tradition of genre gone by.
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Director & Actor Teams: The Overlooked & Underrated (Part 1 of 2)

Cinema is a kind of uber-art form that’s made up of a multitude of other forms of art including writing, directing, acting, drawing, design, photography and fashion. As such, film is, as all cinema aficionados know, a highly collaborative venture.

One of the most consistently fascinating collaborations in cinema is that of the director and actor.

This article will examine some of the great director & actor teams. It’s important to note that this piece is not intended as a film history survey detailing all the generally revered collaborations.

There is a wealth of information and study available on such duos as John Ford & John Wayne, Howard Hawks & John Wayne, Elia Kazan & Marlon Brando, Akira Kurosawa & Toshiro Mifune, Alfred Hitchcock & James Stewart, Ingmar Bergman & Max Von Sydow, Federico Fellini & Giulietta Masina/Marcello Mastroianni, Billy Wilder & Jack Lemmon, Francis Ford Coppola & Al Pacino, Woody Allen & Diane Keaton, Martin Scorsese & Robert DeNiro
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Michel Duchaussoy obituary

French actor who played several classic roles on stage and dubbed the voice of Marlon Brando in The Godfather

In order to fully appreciate the wide-ranging acting talents of Michel Duchaussoy, who has died from a heart attack aged 73, one would have to be both French-speaking and resident in France. To those less fortunate, the knowledge of Duchaussoy is restricted to his striking appearances in several Claude Chabrol movies, and others by Alain Jessua, Louis Malle and Patrice Leconte, which were among the relatively few of his many films to be released in Britain and the Us.

In France, Duchaussoy was equally known as a television actor, whose voice was also recognisable from his dubbing of cartoon characters and stars such as Marlon Brando, in The Godfather. Prolific as he was in films and television, Duchaussoy was celebrated mainly for his 20-year tenure with the Comédie-Française theatre in Paris. There,
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David Thomson on Claude Chabrol

Claude Chabrol is the kind of figure who could be reclaimed after death – there are some films that might look much better years later

Nearly 50 years ago, Claude Chabrol – who died last weekend – wrote an essay, Big Subjects, Little Subjects, in which he set out an attitude to movies and a guide to his own career (which had only just begun). "You can make a film about the French Revolution, or a squabble with the next-door neighbour, the apocalypse of our time or how the barmaid became pregnant, the last hours of a hero of the Resistance, or the inquest on a murdered prostitute. It's all a question of personality."

If you wanted to demonstrate this theory in defence of modesty, you could point to Madame Bovary (1991), where despite the presence of Isabelle Huppert in the title role, Chabrol seems a little overawed or diffident with the material. If only
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Claude Chabrol obituary

Prolific French director of films with murder at their heart

The film director Claude Chabrol, who has died aged 80, created the first ripple of the French new wave with his first feature, Le Beau Serge (1958). Unlike some of his other critic colleagues on the influential journal Cahiers du Cinéma, who also became film-makers, Chabrol was perfectly happy in the mainstream. Along with Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, he paid serious attention to Hollywood studio contract directors who retained their artistic personalities through good and bad films, thus formulating what came to be known as the "auteur theory".

In 1957, he and Rohmer wrote a short book on Alfred Hitchcock, whom they saw as a Catholic moralist. Hitchcock's black humour and fascination with guilt pervades the majority of Chabrol's films, most of which have murder at their heart. However, although Chabrol's thematic allegiance to Hitchcock remained intact, his
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French New Wave Legend Claude Chabrol Dies

This is a sad day indeed. French New Wave pioneer, Claude Chabrol, has died today aged 80. Always my personal favourite of the Cahiers du Cinema gang Chabrol’s 1958 movie Le Beau Serge and Les Cousins (1959) helped kick-start the movement.

Mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoe described the film-maker as:

Claude Chabrol produced an immense and particularly inspired body or work that stands today as a monument of French cinema.”

Before venturing into the film-making world, he worked alongside Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Jacques Rivette and Eric Rohmer at the famous Cahiers du Cinema magazine in the 1950s.

In the late ’60s he produced a string of classic thriller pictures including the masterpiece Le Boucher and Les Biches (1968), La Femme infidèle (1969), Que la bête meure (1969), Le Boucher (1970)

and La Rupture (1970).

In the 1980s and ’90s he returned to acclaim with Isabelle Huppert at his side in a string of classy films such as Madame Bovary,
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