The first guitar I learned to play in childhood
Today, Star Trek on CBS All Access is having a day of donations where every use of the #StarTrekUnitedGives equals $1 that will be donated to the Black Lives Matter movement. It's one of the many ways that Trek always steps up.
Ever since seeing Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) step up as Captain Pike on the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, fans have been petitioning for his own spin-off series. Pike is a character little seen in Star Trek besides his appearance in the original pilot, "The Cage," filmed for Star Trek which wasn't even aired on television until 1988. Before Discovery, we actually knew more about Pike from Bruce Greenwood's portrayal alongside Chris Pine's Kirk in Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness. So why did fans want more Pike that badly?
Like so many across the nation, I have been lost this week. Lost in hurt and anger and confusion for so many of my friends. I must begin by acknowledging my privilege. I am a white woman of middle-class. I have never been pulled over with the fear, This is how I die.
Freddie Mercury never really fell from popularity, let's be honest. But he has once again become a household name with last year's Bohemian Rhapsody biopic and Rami Malek's Oscar for Best Performing Actor. One of the reasons Queen's front man is so adored is his never-ending confidence and panache, saying, "I always knew I was a star, and now the rest of the world seems to agree with me." Other bouts of expression include lines like, "I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear," and "I dress to kill, but tastefully!"
Earlier this month, cast announcements for the biopic Emily were released. Leading the film is Emma Mackey, known for her role in Sex Education, will play the Brontë sister of the Gothic Victorian novel, Wuthering Heights. Joe Alwyn (The Favourite), is to play Emily's lover, while her brother Branwell is to be played by Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) and her older sister Charlotte is set to be played by Emily Beecham (upcoming in Cruella). No word yet on who will play the youngest sister, Anne.