HBO's Chernobyl has been lauded for its hyper-accurate portrayal of the nuclear disaster that occurred in 1986. From the sets to the recreation of the rescue and demolition operations to capturing the essence of the Soviet Union, HBO and their crew did extensive research to bring the event to life. Thomas Flight brings the HBO series side-by-side with actual footage from the disaster to show just how accurate the production was and how it aids in telling the story of what happened.
If you've never watched Dark do so now because the apocalypse must come. The underrated Netflix series first premiered in December of 2017 and is making its return this summer. Season two will go back to the small German town of Winden and its time-traveling residents as they navigate through 2019, 1986, 1953, and now a post-apocalyptic 2052. Dark continues streaming on June 21, 2019.
At this point, you'd think the idea of trying to keep dinosaurs in a zoo-type setting while humans visited would be considered a terrible idea — but this time, they're dropping a group of teenagers in the mix. Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is a partnership between Dreamworks Animation and Netflix for an animated series of the world's most popular dinosaur franchise. The series comes to Netflix sometime in 2020.
On July 20, 1969, the first human stepped foot on the moon — and it wasn't an American astronaut. For All Mankind asks what would have happened if Soviet Russia had been the first to the moon and the space race had never ended. Starring Joel Kinnaman and created by Ronald D. Moore, the original series comes this fall to Apple TV.
In 1989, five New York teenagers — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise — were questioned and arrested for the rape and beating of a woman in Central Park. The case started a media firestorm, with calls to reinstate the death penalty in New York state and stoking racial animus among New Yorkers. In 2002, Matias Reyes, a convicted murderer and serial rapist in prison, confessed to the crime which was confirmed by DNA evidence. The five men spent between 6 and 13 years in prison. This is their story. When They See Us premieres May 31, 2019 on Netflix.
Amid rumors of production problems, DC Universe pushes forward with their Swamp Thing web series. The live-action adaptation goes to the marshes of Louisiana as Abby Arcane investigates a swamp-born virus. Andy Bean and Derek Mear portray Alec Holland and his slimy alter ego when the series begins streaming on May 31, 2019.
For those that grew up in late '70s and '80s, the graphic designs of NASA are some of the most memorable of the period, appearing on everything from hats to the Space Shuttle. This reprinting of the NASA Graphics Standards Manual celebrates this outstanding identity system, which was used from 1975 to 1992. Recreated for public use for the first time from the personal copies of the original designers, Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn, it covers the logo, placement, color schemes, and other design standards that helped capture the imagination of a generation and make the American space agency a lasting, iconic part of our legacy of exploration. Included are scans of Danne's personal copy of the original manual, a forward from Danne, an essay by Christopher Bonanos, reproductions of the original NASA 35mm slide presentation, and scans of the 'Managers Guide', a follow up booklet distributed by NASA. Each copy is individually wrapped in a foil static shield, adding even more nostalgic rocket-age flair to this iconic design reference.
220 pages / 129 Image Plates / 9.5" x 11.5" / Hardcover
Combining time-honored techniques with modern materials, Weiss Watch Co. is the only watchmaker designing, engineering, and assembling nearly every function and detail of their watches in the United States. This re-imagined edition of their flagship Standard Issue Field Watch boasts a refined design that is thinner and better for daily wear. One solid piece of surgical grade stainless steel is machined and polished by hand to create the case, while sapphire crystals on the front and back add strength and display the precise mechanical movement. The in-house manual-wind movement is comprised of over 100 Swiss parts that are hand-finished and assembled in Los Angeles. The mechanical watch features a classic black dial with small-seconds complication and hands made of steel, finished with black oxide treatment and filled with lumed paint for increased legibility in low light conditions. And the dial and subdial are machined from a single piece of naval brass before being hand painted. The Field Watch is finished with a waterproof, leather-lined black canvas strap for a dial/strap combination that is exclusive to Uncrate. Each one is individually numbered and arrives in a custom-built California pine wood box that is built by hand in the USA. Unlike the normal made-to-order process of purchasing a Weiss timepiece, our limited release is available for immediate shipment.
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Patrick Stewart returns as Jean-Luc Picard in CBS All Access' Star Trek reboot. The series picks up 18 years after the events of 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis and catches up with the Admiral at his family's vineyard in France. The 10-episodes are expected to premiere on the streaming service in late 2019.
Roy Choi and Jon Favreau met in 2014 on the set of Favreau's comedy film The Chef. Five years later, they're getting back together for the love of food and taking the show on the road. Roy and Jon are crossing the country, cooking with some of their best and most famous friends, and eating at their favorite spots in The Chef Show, coming to Netflix June 7, 2019.
Aaron Paul has joined the season three cast of Westworld but it doesn't look like he'll be visiting the Wild-West amusement park anytime soon. Instead, it appears the hosts are coming to him and the rest of the real world. The series returns in 2020.
His Dark Materials fans have a reason to celebrate. Sir Philip Pullman's trilogy is coming to HBO. The series will take cues from the fantasy novels as Lyra searches for a kidnapped friend and uncovers scheme centered around stolen children. There's is no set premiere date but it will star Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ruth Wilson and will also air on BBC One.
David Letterman returns with another season of his Netflix talk show. Along with Kanye West, the five episodes will include in-depth interviews with notable figures Ellen Degeneres, Tiffany Haddish, Lewis Hamilton, and Melinda Gates. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will begin streaming on May 31, 2019.
The future is almost here. Black Mirror is back for its fifth season, this time featuring three new episodes of technological mayhem. The new season starts streaming June 5, 23019.
In Netflix's I Am Mother, the robot apocalypse has taken place. All humans are thought to be extinct with the exception of one teenage girl. She is the first of a new generation of humans being raised by a droid Mother. Everything seems to be rainbows and butterflies until a wounded woman from the outside world enters the base. Starring Hilary Swank and Rose Byrne, the film will be released June 7, 2019.
Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel is being adapted once again for an HBO series. Created by Damon Lindelof, this modern-day reimagining embraces the original series and its alternate history where superheroes are shunned while putting a fresh spin on the classic comic books. The series will star Regina King, Don Johnson, Jeremy Irons, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and is set to premiere this fall.
Lightweight and breezy, Allbirds Tree Runners are made using FSC certified eucalyptus tree fiber that is breathable and environmentally friendly. Each pair delivers the signature comfort Allbirds is known for, making them perfect for your next adventure this summer. They go with just about anything you're wearing, pack light, and stay comfy during every phase of your summer travel itinerary. The newest colorway — Whitecap — is inspired by natural colors at the beach, making them an excellent choice for your next getaway or the time spent dreaming of the sand while you're stuck in the office.
Since 2012, Portland-based James Brand has kept the adventurous armed for the everyday. The company was originally built on the idea that "if you can't find what you want, you might have to make it yourself," so that's exactly what they did. Their collection of modern, minimal tools and knives are made from premium materials with practicality in mind, ensuring they're up for whatever task comes your way.
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There's no duo better to produce a gritty crime drama based in Boston than the hometown heroes Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Starring Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge, the series, which was also created by the former-Bruce Wayne, follows an assistant district attorney and FBI veteran who form an unlikely alliance to take down a family of armored car robbers. The show is expected to premiere on Showtime June 16, 2019.
Season eight's episode three of Game of Thrones was its darkest yet. Not because of the death toll, but because we couldn't see a damn thing. The show's cinematographer blamed TVs and HBO but regardless of who's at fault, fans were not too pleased. To help right the wrong, Youtube channel Hivemind lightened the final moments of "The Long Night" and became the real hero of the Battle of Winterfell.
Danny McBride, John Goodman, and Adam Devine are the Gemstones — a televangelist family known around the world. The dysfunctional trio hides their greedy, deceptive ways behind righteous personas and the occasional charitable act. The series premieres August 2019.
Over the weekend, two major franchises closed decade-long chapters with a pair of epic battles. Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame defended humanity with a pair of unforgettable fight scenes that had fans debating over who did it better. The answer is, Barry. The Nerdwriter makes a case for why the Midwestern hitman staged the best brawl.
Season three of The Handmaid's Tale premieres this June on Hulu, and Offred won't be leaving her fate in the hands of the rulers of the Republic of Gilead. The series looks to take a drastic turn, with Offred plotting a revolution and looking for allies — and fighting with any means necessary.
Based on the satirical war novel by Joseph Heller, Abbott portrays a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is just trying to keep his sanity as the number of missions he must complete continues to rise. Along with starring as Scheisskopf, George Clooney also has a hand in directing the six-episode series. Catch-22 premieres May 17, 2019 on Hulu.
No one would ever accuse Cersei Lannister of being a great respecter of persons — and that's why Elmo of Sesame Street traveled to King's Landing for an announced visit to the Queen and her brother. Like Cookie Monster's appearance in Westworld, Elmo shows Cersei that respecting others is important, and a great way to get what you want.
Flinch and there will be consequences. That's the theme of the new reality series coming to Netflix, appropriately title Flinch. Contestants are placed in bizarre, almost medieval contraptions and situations where the challenge is to be cool — and not flinch. The series premieres May 3, 2019.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg link up with Eric Kripke to bring another Garth Ennis comic book series to life. Their Preacher follow-up centers around a group of fame-hungry superheroes and the vigilantes who try to keep them in check. Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Kapon, and Karen Fukuhara make up the CIA power-squad when the show premieres on Amazon Prime Video on July 26, 2019.
Russell Crowe completely transforms into Roger Ailes in Showtime's new miniseries. Based on Gabriel Sherman's book The Loudest Voice in the Room, the show focuses on the Fox News Chairman and CEO and how he shaped the network into what it is today. Naomi Watts, Seth MacFarlane, and Sienna Miller also star when the series premieres on June 20, 2019.
HBO's teen drama series Euphoria arrives June 16, 2019, with an ensemble cast and a long line of producers with Drake topping the list. Starring Zendaya, Jude Apatow's daughter Maude Apatow, several others, Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they traverse modern life and the pitfalls of drugs, sex, and social media.
Using the same, cinematic formula that made Chef's Table a must-see, Netflix is bringing the street food heroes from around the world to the forefront. The nine-part docu-series will highlight local vendors from around Asia who have been serving up authentic dishes for decades. Street Food will premiere on April 26, 2019.
After suffering a heart attack at a very young age, Sasha's life was saved by a heart transplant. Sasha and her family meet with the donor's parents in an effort to say thank you — when Sasha begins seeing strange visions of her donor's death. Starring Sivan Alyra Rose and Uma Thurman, the 10 episode series Chambers comes to Netflix April 26, 2019.
Fire and ice have already come together in Games of Thrones. Now, the hit series is coming together with HBO's other hit show Westworld in this excellent title mashup. Taking the futuristic 3D-printing intro of Westworld, the machines create characters from Game of Thrones, all set to composer Ramin Djawadi's Westworld theme — the same composer responsible for Game of Thrones score.