Here’s Your First Look At The Supergirl Costume

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 9, 2015 in Television


The pilot episode for Supergirl is now in production at CBS, pushed forward by the success of The Flash and Arrow. Finally! Here’s the first look at the costume, and… it looks like Supergirl! Nothing too scandalous, nothing too unique. Simple, safe, and pretty faithful to the original design. The colors are muted a bit more than I would prefer, but everything has to be darker and grittier these days, right? Still, it fits within the universe CBS has created for the Flash and Green Arrow, so expect plenty of crossovers. Melissa Benoist will play Supergirl. Hopefully we’ll see this pilot get picked up! Read more…

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Supergirl TV Series Coming to CBS

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 20, 2014 in Comic Books, Television


Will it finally happen? So many people have been trying to make a female-led TV series or superhero movie for a while now, but now we’ve finally got a solid step towards one. Supergirl has been picked up by CBS (THR describes it as a “hefty” series commitment). The executive producers are Greg Berlanti (of Arrow) and Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family). There’s no news yet on whether this’ll be a total reboot of the character (most likely) or if it’ll spin off of her Smallville incarnation. I imagine at this point they want to go the Arrow route with the series, and make Supergirl stand on her own. Given the praise that Arrow has been receiving, hopefully Supergirl turns out well too. Read more…

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Star Trek TNG in HD Official Teaser

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Sep 29, 2011 in Star Trek

So it’s official, has confirmed the upcoming release of Star Trek: The Next Generation in high definition. The three episode Blu-ray sampler Star Trek: The Next Generation — The Next Level is now set for an official release on January 31st, 2012. Priced at $21.99, the disc will include the full-length version of the series premiere “Encounter at Far Point,” as well as the episodes “Sins of the Father” and “The Inner Light.” All of those episodes are pretty solid choices, but it just means we’ll have to wait until they finish with the rest of the series before we can get our hands on our favorite episodes like “The Best of Both Worlds.”

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CBS Shows Off Their Official PADD App

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jul 12, 2011 in Star Trek

The other year we wrote about the LCARS Reader app for Apple’s iOS. I absolutely loved the concept, but it wasn’t long before the novelty wore off and I found myself deleting the app altogether. I’m not sure if it was just that I found the interface to be slightly buggy and difficult to navigate, or that it seemed to lack the polish I’ve become accustomed to with properly licensed products — maybe a bit of both. It’s been over a year, and CBS has finally got around to creating their own LCARS interface with their official Star Trek PADD app. Took them long enough, am I right?

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Star Trek on Netflix Will Have to Wait; I Blame the Klingons

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 7, 2011 in Star Trek

Star Trek Viewscreen Netflix

Those of you who were waiting for the various Star Trek television series to hit Netflix this month will be disappointed to know that they’ll have to wait a little longer. Trek Movie recently confirmed that the original series, Star Trek: The Next GenerationStar Trek Voyager and Enterprise won’t be available for instant streaming until July 1st. Deep Space Nine fans will have to wait till October. Why? Don’t ask me — the wait seems rather arbitrary, but I’m sure there’s a reason.  Unfortunately, most of these series won’t be available in HD. Enterprise was shot more recently, and the original series has also been remastered, so both of those will be.

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To Boldly Stream What No Service Has Streamed Before

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Feb 24, 2011 in Star Trek, Television

Star Trek Original Series Cast

Last Tuesday, Netflix reached a landmark deal with CBS to stream what no other service has streamed before — at least, without charging an arm and a leg for individual episodes.  By now you’ve probably guessed it, but they’ve secured the license to stream every Star Trek series in their entirety, along with a whole catalog of classics like Cheers, Family Ties, and one of my personal favorites, The Twilight Zone. As far as Star Trek is concerned, this may be a first as I don’t recall any other service to date offering all six shows — that’s assuming they’ll be getting access to the animated series with this deal.

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Take Your iPad to the Next Generation With the LCARS Reader App

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 19, 2010 in Fandom, Star Trek, Tech

When I first laid eyes on an iPad,  I knew I had to have it. Sure, I didn’t really have a practical use for one, aside from using it to read e-books or check my mail, but the hipster in me just couldn’t resist. Besides, it was the closest thing to a Star Trek padd I could get, and now, thanks to the LCARS Reader app, it’s even closer than before. Let’s just hope that CBS keeps their grubby hands off of it. Read more…

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Lou Dorfsman: Designer of the Golden Age of CBS

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 2, 2008 in Design

Photograph of Lou Dorfsman from Interiors Magazine in 1955.

About a week ago I was very saddened to hear about the passing away of Lou Dorfsman. While Lou didn’t design the famous CBS eye (that was William Golden) from the 60s until the 80s he put the tiffany in the tiffany network. The CBS of today is but a shadow of what it was during that era, but back then it was one of three corporations that dominated American media and Lou gave them their signature look.

In my last year of art school my father purchased a copy of the book Dorfsman & CBS for me which showcased the entire career of Lou Dorfsman and it inspires me to this day. The first thing that you’ll notice is that most of what Lou does is in fact print design, and while he did do his share of animated titles and set designs it’s the medium at which he excelled. What I love about his work is that it’s not just about pretty pictures, but about using words and typography in clever ways to communicate his message. The other thing to keep in mind that as a creative director Lou was a manager, so what you’re seeing here is the word of many other talented people including typographers, photographers, illustrators and even printers.

Newspaper ad designed by Lou Dorfsman from 1962 showcasing the CBS News coverage of the John Glenn space flight.

The first time I viewed this ad was in a course on the history of graphic design, and I was blown away! It’s a newspaper ad from 1962 showcasing the CBS News coverage of the John Glenn space flight. What makes it brilliant is that Dorfsman has taken the graphic convention of the american flag and by turning it 90 degrees and adding a rocket made it represent the hopes and aspirations of the space program. Simply put this is conceptual graphic design at its best.

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