The Trailer Park: Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

And now we have another Trailer Park, where I will be looking at the teaser trailer for Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets.

Man, that title is a mouthful.

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (which I’m just going to shorten to Valerian from now on) is an upcoming film based upon a French comic book entitled Valerian and Laureline. It takes place in the 28th century and follows two operatives of the human government (the aforementioned Valerian and Lareline).

The two (played by Dane DeHaan and Cara DeLevigne respectively) are charged by their commander (Clive Owen) to go to the city of Alpha, an immense city that’s home to thousands of different species. Of course, while there, they uncover a conspiracy that places the human race in danger.

The trailer doesn’t really tell us a whole lot about the plot; most of the above information came from the Wikipedia article for the movie and the comic. Then again, this is also a teaser, which is generally a shorter trailer that announces the movie. I think it’s likely that there would be another trailer that gives more details about the plot.

I would like to say that it certainly looks pretty. Certain aspects of its look remind me of Mass Effect (though it’s more likely ME took it’s visual cues from Valerian, since the comic ran from 1967 to 2010). The film being pretty is a given, considering that it’s being directed (and was written) by Luc Besson, who is best known for directing The Fifth Element. Whatever your opinion is on that movie, you have to agree that it’s extremely visually striking.

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is set to release worldwide on July 21, 2017 by EuropaCorp with Lionsgate handling distribution in the UK and Ireland.

Michelle Yeoh Joins Cast of Star Trek: Discovery

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There’s been some news floating around that actress Michelle Yeoh has been cast  in the upcoming series Star Trek: Discovery.

According to an article on EW.com, one of the show’s producers Nicholas Meyer let the news slip during an interview; however CBS Television studios has declined to confirm the casting choice. Still, seeing who this news is coming from it seems like it’s pretty legit.

Meyer has stated that Michelle Yeoh will be playing a captain, but not the captain of the Discovery. Instead, she will be playing Captain Han Bo of the starship Shenzhou, but that she will “play a significant role in the show’s first season,” according to the EW article linked above.

Discovery was originally set to launch in January 2017, but due to issues finding the right cast as well as Bryan Fuller stepping down as showrunner, it was pushed back to May 2017. The series is set to follow a female lieutenant commander on board the eponymous vessel, about 10 years prior to the original series.

Personally, I’m very excited about this news. Michelle Yeoh is an actress that I quite like, and I count Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon among my favorite movies. Her casting also affirms Discovery’s commitment to having a diverse cast.

Plus, it’s also one of the first pieces of news that we’ve had about the first Star Trek series in over a decade since announcing the delay, which is definitely a sign to the positive.

Bioware Has Put Out A New Andromeda Trailer, And It Is Awesome

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I quite enjoy Mass Effect. It’s definitely one of my favorite game series (though I still need to finish the third game. There are a lot of games that I have that I need to finish, actually.) So naturally I was very excited when Mass Effect: Andromeda was announced last year.

And for N7 Day this year, Bioware gave us a new cinematic trailer for the game:

First off, I’d like to stay that looks very pretty.

It also does a good job of showing what we’re in for with this game, which takes place about 600 years after the original trilogy.  Basically the player chooses between two siblings as the playable character as they navigate the dangers of the Andromeda galaxy. It also looks like it’s going to be completely open world.

The game doesn’t have a set release date yet, other than the vague spring 2017. Still, I’ll be looking forward to it whenever it comes out.