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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Teaser Trailer Debuts Online

The highly anticipated first 88-second glimpse at 2015's J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has arrived.

Jonathan Nolan Reflects on Almost Making

Jonathan Nolan Reflects on Almost Making "Interstellar" With Spielberg

Christopher Nolan's brother and frequent collaborator chats with SPINOFF about the version of "Interstellar" that never was, and teases HBO's "Westworld."

"Star Wars" Officially Unveils Millennium Falcon -- and Surprise Stowaway

J.J. Abrams one-ups Zack Snyder’s playful mashups of "Star Wars" and "Batman v Superman" with a video revealing the iconic space ship -- and a familiar stowaway

Harrison Ford Injured on

Harrison Ford Injured on "Star Wars" Set

Harrison Ford was taken to the hospital after hurting his ankle, but Disney said his injury won’t delay shooting of "Star Wars: Episode VII."

"Star Wars: Episode VII" Cast Announced

The cast of J.J. Abrams' anticipated "Star Wars" sequel includes the return of many core alums as well as newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver & more.

"Girls" Actor Adam Driver In Talks for "Star Wars" Villain Role

Adam Driver is reportedly close to joining 2015's "Star Wars: Episode VII" as the J.J. Abrams-directed film's villain.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" to Open Dec. 18, 2015

Disney has set a Dec. 18, 2015 release date for "Star Wars: Episode VII," directed by J.J. Abrams from a script he co-wrote with franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan.

"Star Trek" Composer Michael Giacchino Boldly Goes Into "Darkness"

Michael Giacchino, the composer for both of J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" films, spoke with SPINOFF ONLINE about stepping further away from the iconic scores of earlier installments of the franchise.

J.J. Abrams on

J.J. Abrams on "Star Trek," Khan's Blood & Keeping the Mystery Box Closed

"Star Trek Into Darkness" director J.J. Abrams spoke one-on-one with SPINOFF about his rationale for making Khan the villain, and explores his uniquely mysterious way of making movies.

"Star Trek’s" Alex Kurtzman On Khan, Kirk's Journey & Carol Marcus' Underwear

As "Star Trek Into Darkness" arrives on Blu-ray, producer and co-writer Alex Kurtzman spoke one-on-one with SPINOFF about the questions and critiques fans had about director J.J. Abrams' sequel.

RUMOR: Benedict Cumberbatch May Be

RUMOR: Benedict Cumberbatch May Be "Star Wars: Episode VII's" Villain

Benedict Cumberbatch, who played a villain in "Star Trek Into Darkness," is rumored to be reteaming with director J.J. Abrams on "Star Wars: Episode VII" for a “major role” that’s “almost certainly a Sith.”

In the Flesh: Good Naked Vs. Bad Naked on Film and TV

In the Flesh: Good Naked Vs. Bad Naked on Film and TV

With even J.J. Abrams acknowledging Alice Eve's underwear scene in "Star Trek Into Darkness" was gratuitous, Spinoff's Anna Pinkert considers when nudity (or near-nudity) serves the story, and when it only titillates.


Has "Star Trek" Changed Its Mission?

With J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness," the long-running franchise is less interested in exploring new worlds, and weighing moral choices, and more focused on blowing things up.


SPINOFF REVIEW: "Star Trek Into Darkness"

While "Star Trek Into Darkness" is visually stunning, it falls short of the 2009 reboot in terms of character and plot development as J.J. Abrams & Co. focus their attention on ratcheting up the action.

Disney Plans New

Disney Plans New "Star Wars" Movies Every Summer Beginning 2015

Disney revealed today at CinemaCon that beginning with the 2015 premiere of "Star Wars: Episode VII," it will release a "Star Wars" film every summer, alternating between the new trilogy and the standalone projects.

Johnson Discusses

Johnson Discusses "Star Trek: Countdown To Darkness" Finale

"Star Trek" writer Mike Johnson discusses the finale of "Countdown to Darkness," IDW Publishing's lead-in prequel to director J.J. Abrams' heavily anticipated "Star Trek: Into Darkness."

"Star Trek Into Darkness" Debuts Action-Packed Alternate Trailer

J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot has revealed an alternative, action-packed version of the new international trailer for "Star Trek Into Darkness" featuring new footage from the Paramount Pictures sequel.

Kirk & Spock Boldly Explore Paramount's

Kirk & Spock Boldly Explore Paramount's "Star Trek: The Video Game"

Paramount Senior Vice President Brian Miller speaks with CBR about the upcoming "Star Trek" game, the challenges of bringing the franchise back to video games and avoiding the stigma of licensed games.

Carrie Fisher To Reprise Princess Leia Role in

Carrie Fisher To Reprise Princess Leia Role in "Star Wars: Episode VII"

Carrie Fisher confirms her return as Princess Leia in J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII," saying, "I just think she would be just like she was before - only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle."

Mark Hamill Confirms He's in Talks for

Mark Hamill Confirms He's in Talks for "Star Wars: Episode VII"

Though no contracts have been signed, Mark Hamill confirmed he’s in talks to return as Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode VII," which he hopes will be “much more carefree and lighthearted and humorous.”

Inventing Chell: How J.J. Abrams’

Inventing Chell: How J.J. Abrams’ "Portal" Film Could Take Shape

How do you create a compelling movie based on a video game whose protagonist is a silent stand-in for the player? For his planned adaptation of "Portal," J.J. Abrams could start by looking at "The Hunger Games."

Disney makes it official: J.J. Abrams directing next

Disney makes it official: J.J. Abrams directing next "Star Wars"

The "Star Trek" and "Super 8" director calls his new job "an absolute honor" in the official press release from Walt Disney Studios.

If Abrams Does

If Abrams Does "Star Wars," What Happens to "Star Trek?"

If J.J. Abrams really does direct the next "Star Wars" movie, SPINOFF ONLINE wants to know: What happens to the "Star Trek" franchise?

J.J. Abrams To Direct

J.J. Abrams To Direct "Star Wars Episode VII"

"Star Trek Into Darkness" director J.J. Abrams has been confirmed to direct "Star Wars Episode VII" for Disney with a 2015 target release date.

IDW Debuts First Look at J.J. Abrams'

IDW Debuts First Look at J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness" Klingons

IDW has released the cover for "Star Trek: Countdown To Darkness" #4, which presents fans with the first detailed look at the new Klingons in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" universe.

J.J. Abrams Turned Down

J.J. Abrams Turned Down "Star Wars: Episode VII"

J.J. Abrams, who revived Paramount Pictures' "Star Trek" franchise, reveals Disney offered him a chance to direct "Star Wars: Episode VII." SPINOFF has the details.


Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness" Debuts Melancholy Teaser Trailer

Paramount Pictures has premiered a somber new trailer for J.J. Abrams’ "Star Trek Into Darkness," which pits the crew of the Enterprise against an unstoppable force of terror from within Starfleet. The film opens May 17.

Six Suspects For the True Identity of the

Six Suspects For the True Identity of the "Star Trek Into Darkness" Villain

Speculation about the true identity of the villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch in "Star Trek Into Darkness" has reached a fevered pitch, leading Alan Kistler to comb through "Trek" lore for some prime candidates.

Jill Scott Joins the Resistance on

Jill Scott Joins the Resistance on "Fringe"

Actress and Grammy-winning musician Jill Scott discusses her guest appearance as the oracle-like freedom fighter Simone on tonight's episode of "Fringe."

"Star Trek Into Darkness" Debuts Booming Announcement Teaser

Paramount has released a teaser for J.J. Abrams’ "Star Trek Into Darkness" featuring "Inception"-like music, threatening voiceover from Benedict Cumberbatch, the crew in peril -- and more!

"Revolution's" New York Premiere Draws Big Crowd, Little Promise

A New York City screening of NBC's "Revolution" pilot revealed an intriguing premise of a world left without power following a mysterious calamity undercut by disappointing production values and lackluster action sequences.

CCI: Eric Kripke and Jon Favreau Shine a Light On NBC's

CCI: Eric Kripke and Jon Favreau Shine a Light On NBC's "Revolution"

Creator Eric Kripke, director Jon Favreau and the stars of "Revolution" enlightened fans at Comic-Con International about the mysteries and epic quests that await them in the new NBC series.

Leonard Nimoy on His Return to

Leonard Nimoy on His Return to "Wildly Imaginative" "Fringe"

The legendary actor talks about reprising his role as William Bell for tonight's season finale of "Fringe," his incredible career and his thoughts on J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Trek" sequel.

First Look:

First Look: "Star Trek" Boldly Arrives On Gaming Consoles In 2013

Namco Bandai and Digital Extremes are working on a new "Star Trek" game based on JJ Abrams' upcoming sequel where you can control Kirk or Spock - or both - through a lavish space adventure.

Robert Downey Jr. Nearly Played Lex Luthor in McG’s

Robert Downey Jr. Nearly Played Lex Luthor in McG’s "Superman"

Director McG revealed "Avengers" star Robert Downey, Jr. was set to play Lex Luthor in J.J. Abrams' "Superman: Flyby" origin story. SPINOFF has the details.

"Frank Reade" Flies Again with "Boilerplate's" Guinan & Bennett

"Boilerplate" creators Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett return with another steampunk graphic narrative, this time weaving the adventures of early sci-fi hero Frank Reade, Jr. into landmark 20th century events.

Mike Johnson Beams Up

Mike Johnson Beams Up "Star Trek"

Mike Johnson is boldly going where man has gone before in the pages of IDW's "Star Trek" ongoing featuring the cast of the J.J. Abrams film as they embark on missions that re-imagine stories from the original TV show.

Josh Jackson Goes

Josh Jackson Goes "Beyond the Fringe"

"Fringe" star Josh Jackson discusses his turn as comic book writer for DC Entertainment's new digital, tie-in comic book series "Beyond the Fringe" while offering some teases about the show's Season 4 premiere.


CCI: "Alcatraz" Panel

Executive Producer Elizabeth Sarnoff, director Jack Bender and the cast of "Alcatraz" treated fans to a screening of the JJ Abrams drama as well as a lively Q&A session at Comic-Con International.

5 Spielberg Movies to Follow Up

5 Spielberg Movies to Follow Up "Super 8"

Has JJ Abrams' tribute to Steven Spielberg made you want the real thing SPINOFF suggests some movies to check out to get your Amblin Entertainment fix.