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'Fringe' Fridays: One more reason I'll never watch 'Supernatural.' Sorry.

fringe-supernaturalImage Credit: Liane Hentscher/Fox; Jack Rowland/The CWTonight marks the soft launch of one of the TV season’s most intriguing timeslot showdowns: Fox’s sci-fi cult fave Fringe vs. The CW’s fantasy/horror cult fave Supernatural at 9 p.m. I say “soft” because Supernatural airs a repeat tonight; it’ll return with new episodes next week. Fringe — moving into the timeslot after spending over a year on Thursday nights — comes back from the winter break with an original outing entitled “The Firefly,” which plays like a wink to Joss Whedon’s gone-too-soon outer space oater (and Friday-at-9 failure) Firefly.

In its third season, Fringe has been attracting around 5 million viewers in real time. Most pundits expect that Fringe will take a ratings hit in its new home, but no one is certain how big that hit will be. Fans seem alarmed about the long-term prospects of the show; we’ll see if they’re concerned enough to make the commitment to staying home on Friday nights as opposed to making it a watch-on-DVR-over-the-weekend thing. READ FULL STORY

'Star Trek' sequel: 'We're looking at a lot of old episodes for inspiration,' say writers

Star-Trek-new-movieImage Credit: Inset: Albert L. Ortega/PR PhotosScreenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are still in the early stages of writing the sequel to 2009’s Star Trek reboot (likely due in the summer of 2012), and given the general fog of secrecy that hovers over every J.J. Abrams project, you won’t be surprised to find out that their recent interview with the Los Angeles Times is very light on any specific plot revelations. However, if you sift through the writing pair’s jaunty obfuscation, you can spot two key bits of wisdom that may indicate the shape of Star Trek 12/2/Whatever.

1. They’re not thinking trilogy.

The last decade of blockbuster Hollywood storytelling has been defined by trilogies. The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man series, Christopher Nolan’s Batman series, even seemingly open-ended franchises like Blade and The Bourne Identity all reached for the curious magic of a three-part cycle. So it’s interesting to note that Orci and Kurtzman seem to be pretty okay with just making a regular old sequel. “I don’t know that we’ve ever thought of [the new Star Trek series] in terms of a trilogy,” says Orci. READ FULL STORY

This Vulcan salute sweatshirt is amazing

Oh holy cats, this Spock sweatshirt is genius. When zipped, it’s simply a hand. When unzipped, it’s inviting you to live long and prosper. I just died from the awesomeness. My ghost is typing this. [insert spooky sounds here]

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It’s even better than the Tron hoodie. Ah, Threadless, I love you.

Help elect the ultimate Sexy Beast: Vote in our final set of Top 32 matchups!

sexy-beast-round-12-aImage Credit: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Man in Black, Angel, Seven of Nine, Cameron) Mario Perez/ABC; Frank Ockenfels/The WB; Jill Greenberg/Fox; Everett CollectionRelease the Kraken! Wait, on second thought, don’t: He’s not sexy enough! That’s right, only the hottest of the hot are invited to participate in EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination tournament, and temperatures continue to rise as we approach our Sweet 16 round. Today’s final set of Top 32 showdowns includes characters from Angel, Lost, Star Trek: Voyager, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Twilight, and Underworld, and it’ll be especially tough for fans of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, who’ll have to choose between two fetching franchise players. So click through past the jump to vote for your favorites in a quartet of delectable duels, and to get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. (Eliminated beasts have their names crossed out: May they rest in sexiness!) Plus, you can click here to see the entire 64-player bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view). Polls are open for 48 hours only, so support your favorites in battle, lest they get locked away…with the Kraken! [Related: Polls are still open from Monday’s matchups (including a down-to-the-wire battle between Neytiri and Leeloo; To get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

Sexy Beast showdown: Round 2 continues with 'Star Trek,' 'Doctor Who,' 'True Blood,' 'Buffy,' and more!

sexy-beast-round-10-aImage Credit: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Darla, Jessica, Spock, The Doctor) Jaimie Trueblood/HBO; BBCEW.com’s Sexy Beasts showdown: Some call it beastspolitation, but we think it’s just good old-fashioned summer fun. Yes, folks, today we continue onward with Day Two of the second round of our single-elimination tournament, featuring characters from True Blood, Buffy, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Beowulf, Species, Underworld, and From Dusk Till Dawn. Only 16 players will advance to Round 3, so click here to see the entire 64-player bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view) and after the jump, vote for your favorites in four scintillating showdowns, plus get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. (Eliminated beasts have their names crossed out: Sads!) Polls are open for 60 hours only, so support your favorites in battle, lest they meet hideous fates! [Related: Polls are still open for Round 1: Day 7; and Round 1: Day 8; plus, there’s still time to vote in Round 2: Day 1; to get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Vote on the final set of Round 1 matchups!

sexy-beast-july-28-aImage Credit: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Angel, Vincent, Martian Girl, Seven of Nine) Frank Ockenfels/The WB; Everett Collection(3)S to the E to the X to the Y. B to the E to the A to the S to the T. Yes indeed, folks, we’ve just spelled out the title that 64 captivating creatures are coveting as part of EW.com’s Sexy Beasts single-elimination tournament. Today’s showdowns — the final set of first-round fights — include characters from Angel, Beauty and the Beast, Star Trek: Voyager, Mars Attacks!, X-Men, Twilight, and Wolfman. For the uninitiated, a team of EW.com editors selected 64 contenders, with your votes determining which 32 will advance to Round 2. So click here to see the entire bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view) and after the jump, vote for your favorites in a quartet of quick-and-dirty quarrels, plus get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. Polls are open for 84 hours only, so support your favorites in battle, lest they meet the same ugly fate as Heidi Montag’s music career! [Related: Vote in yesterday’s Day 7 matchups; check out the Sexy Beast polls from Day 6; and to get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con: EW's Visionaries Panel with J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon

abrams-whedonImage Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images; Albert L. Ortega/PR PhotosOver the 20 years that Entertainment Weekly has been covering movies, television, music, books, comic books, digital entertainment and more, Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams have produced some of the best, most-beloved, and certainly most-obsessed-about stories that pop culture has given us in any medium. Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog —  and that’s just Joss. (And that’s not even including a few other things, like that Oscar nomination he earned for co-writing Toy Story.) The J.J. resume? Felicity, Alias, Lost, Fringe, Cloverfield, Mission: Impossible 3, and Star Trek. (And that’s not counting his screenplays for Regarding Henry and Forever Young.) They are producers, directors, writers, musicians, even actors — remarkable well-rounded artists — but they are also known for being fans who retain a strong link to the stories that fired their imaginations when they were kids.

With the annual summit meeting of wild pop culture fandom (aka Comic-Con) upon us this weekend, we at EW thought it would be kinda cool if we brought Abrams and Whedon together for an hour to talk about the past, present, and future of their creative lives. They agreed, and the whole thing is going down this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. PT, in a room that can hold a few thousand of their most admiring fans at the San Diego Convention Center. Wish you could be there? No worries: We’ll try our best to bring as much of the experience to you via posts and video over the next day or so here at EW.com.

There’s a lot I want to ask J.J. and Joss. READ FULL STORY

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? (Top 64, Part 4) Vote now!

sexy-beast-july-22-aImage Credit: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Jessica, Drusilla, Worf, Spock) Jaimie Trueblood/HBO; Everett CollectionRoar! That sound you hear is lascivious creatures clashing in the night. Yes, folks, today we have characters from Species, Splice, Underworld, Angel, Queen of the Damned, True Blood, and Star Trek (big- and small-screen varieties) fighting for their survival in our Sexy Beasts showdown. Of the 64 contenders chosen by a team of EW editors, only 32 will advance to Round 2. So click here to see the entire bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view) and after the jump, vote for your favorites in four fearsome fights, plus get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. Polls are open for 84 hours only, so join your favorites in battle, lest they suffer first-round TKOs.

[Related: Part 3 of Sexy Beasts — featuring contenders from Buffy, Doctor Who, District 9, Beowulf, The Hunger, From Dusk Till Dawn, and a classic ’80s video game; Part 2 of Sexy Beasts — featuring critters from X-Men, Twilight, True Blood, V, and Battlestar Galactica; Part 1 of Sexy Beasts — with characters from Kindred: The Embraced, Twilight, The Lost Boys, True Blood, Total Recall, X-Men, Splash, and Battlestar Galactica; to get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

Captain's Log, Stardate 48732.4: The new official 'Star Trek' website launches

Leonard-NimoyImage Credit: Albert L. Ortega/PR PhotoSet your faces to stunned because the new, all-encompassing re-launch of StarTrek.com is upon us. The website, which went live this morning, handles all things Starfleet and is meant to be the official online destination for Trekkies everywhere. It covers all incarnations of the venerable Roddenberry franchise, including the new movie, so even if you are among the many for whom the initials TOS mean nothing, there’s still something here for you.

In a statement on the site, the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy, confesses he finds the new website entirely logical, welcoming visitors, saying, “To those of you who have been with us for so long, my sincere thanks for your interest.  For those of you who are new to Star Trek, who are discovering it through the recent movie and are about to explore the franchise in its infinite diversity… welcome.  Come aboard and enjoy.”

It’s not the flashiest-looking site, but that totally works for me. I was always more into the slight cheesiness of green body paint and William Shatner’s judo chops than the shiny surfaces and lens flares of the reboot. Plus, the databases are almost mind-meldingly comprehensive. But what do you think, PopWatchers? Like the new site? Ready to surf long and prosper?

It all makes sense: Ke$ha is a huge 'Star Trek' fan

Thanks to a YouTube mashup of “Tik Tok” and Star Trek originally posted in April, we can now confirm that the beloved sci-fi franchise was what inspired the wise and poignant lyrics of a pop star with a dollar sign for a name. (The Willy Wonka line “I have a blueberry for a daughter!” just popped into my head. We have a dollar sign for a pop star!) She and the Star Trek guys face the same issues every day! Drinking, dressing oneself, the faint promise that one might never come back. It’s just that “feeling like P-Diddy” ended up being more relatable to 12-year-olds than “feeling like the crew of Federation Starship Enterprise. Whatever, Ke$ha. READ FULL STORY

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