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“White Lily” by Tristan Ofield A tense spaceship captain and co-pilot set out to investigate a comet, when a technical fault cuts to the core of their relationship problem… Leon and Isobel are nearing the critical point of a long space journey. Leon relaxes, watching a hologram of blue skies and recalling a holiday he and Isobel had – but doesn’t remember one of the features she draws attention to, a vase with a white lily. The purpose of their expedition is to investigate a comet. Perhaps because of his fractiousness, Leon sets a flight path that Isobel considers dangerous, and the ship is damaged in the process of its exploration. Buoyed by the success of their trip, Leon and Isobel discuss what they’ll do when they return to Earth. Isobel gets a word wrong, and it becomes apparent there’s something is amiss – she is a holographic companion for Leon, based on the persona of a former lover, and is suffering from the same fault as the ship’s other systems. Isobel insists that Leon reboot her, but he is reluctant to do so since it will wipe her out. Their relationship is what’s keeping him together, and for Isobel it’s one that’s based on someone else’s memories. Isobel insists on the reboot, and Leon reminisces about the ‘real’ Isobel, for once addressing the hologram as if it’s her. These are their last moments together. Then the reboot is completed and the holographic companion that was Isobel asks Leon in a blank computerized voice what he wants to call her. Leon prepares for a very long and very lonely trip back to Earth.

Source: Dust YouTube

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Canadian Film/TV Industry Gets A Major Boost From Netflix

The Canadian Film Centre, the screen content and career development hub founded by Norman Jewison 30 years ago, got major boost from Netflix in the form of the Netflix-CFC Global Project. The announced was made at the CFC’s annual BBQ Fundraiser in uptown Toronto on Sunday.

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The five-year partnership will help development, create and market Canadian film and TV projects. There will be three different area to help with development. The Calling Card Accelerator for new creators to showcase their feature or series projects through a proof-of-concept production. The Project Development Accelerator for mid-career creators to access international support for or dissemination of their screen productions. The Marketplace Accelerator to help creators prepare for international market events in order to secure investment in or distribution of dramatic features or TV series.

The diverse creative talent in Canada is among the best in the world, and we’re excited to partner with the CFC to help expand opportunities for Canadian creatives in the international marketplace,” said Netflix vice-president of content acquisition Larry Tanz. “We’ve seen first hand how well Canadian talent has captivated our members around the world and look forward to working with the CFC to continue to foster Canadian creatives.”

“Partnering with Netflix on this initiative represents an incredible opportunity for the CFC to continue to be at the forefront of advancing and empowering Canadian voices and stories globally,” said CFC CEO Slawko Klymkiw.

This is an amazing opportunity to really help the Canadian Film/TV industry to develop. Over the past few years Canadian productions have made great strides in the international and also at home. Netflix has helped in getting some Canadian programs seen. In my little old opinion Canada TV and films are finally getting out of the wheat fields. Okay maybe that is a little harsh but Canada is more the Anne of Green Gables.

Source: Variety

 

 

TPCCafe S4 Ep 159 The Resurrection Of Picard

Well howdy hoe there good neighbour. Welcome back to another hot and exciting Cafe. So take a few minutes from scratching your private parts and take a listen. Well you can keep scratching if you like.

Some of the news

Patrick Stewart returns to Star Trek

Fox doing business as usual

No Batman in the Arrowverse

Disney’s demands for Drive Ins

Casting News

Plus so much more

Check out this episode!

Mark Millar and Neflix announce Prodigy

Yesterday Netflix and Mark Millar introduced their next project Prodigy. The Millarworld book is the next one coming from the Mark Millar and Netflix deal last year. The first book The Magic Order became the biggest selling new comicbook franchise in nearly 20 years. The superstar artist selected to bring this idea to the printed page is Brazilian superstar Rafael Albuquerque (Batman, American Vampire), whom Millar previously worked on the popular comic-book Huck.

In Prodigy, the world’s smartest man isn’t content with running the world’s most successful business. His brilliant mind needs constant challenge and so he’s become the go-to guy for governments around the world when a problem arises they just can’t handle. A Nobel-Prize winning scientist, a genius composer, an Olympic-level athlete and an expert in the occult, Edison Crane is as addicted to the mysteries of the world as he is to sitting at the top of the Fortune 500. These are the tales of the world’s most exceptional man and this story marks his first published adventure.

Millar is one of the most prolific comicbook creators working the field today.  Millar said, “I gave myself a challenge when I created Prodigy. I wanted to write the smartest thing I’ve ever written and at the same time top any action set-pieces I’ve ever managed in the past and I honestly couldn’t be happier with how this has turned out.”

“Edison Crane is by far the best character I’ve created in my career and I’m delighted that my genius friend Rafa Albuquerque is drawing the comic-book side of all this. He’s really one of the best artists in the world. I can’t wait to share this with everyone. This really is a beaut and we’re incredibly proud of it.” 

Prodigy will be available in comic book stores and online on December 5th, 2018.

Source: Netflix Press Release.

 

Coming to Netflix Canada In June 2018

 

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About a Boy:  Hip, irresponsible Londoner Will invents an imaginary son and starts attending single-parent meetings to find available women.
Anaconda:  When a deranged snake hunter cons his way onto a film crew’s boat to hunt a giant anaconda, the group soon finds they’ve become the reptile’s prey.
Baby Mama: When straightlaced Kate learns she’s infertile, she hires immature Angie to be her surrogate, inviting hilarity as both women prepare for motherhood.
Barbie: Video Game Hero: Pulled into her favorite video game, Barbie becomes a fun, roller-skating heroine who’s battling a sinister emoji that’s trying to take
The Bone Collector:A rookie cop reluctantly teams with a paralyzed ex-detective to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed the Bone Collector in this crime thriller.
The Boxtrolls: When a cruel exterminator tries to destroy the band of impish creatures that adopted young orphan Eggs, he and a bold rich girl come to the rescue.
Busted! Netflix Original: Tackling different mysteries in each episode of this game show, seven sleuths get closer to solving the biggest one of all: What happened to Project D?
The Cave: When the cavern they’re surveying collapses, a group of seasoned explorers is stranded inside a network of caves at the bottom of the ocean.
Charlie Wilson’s War: A Texas congressman sets a series of events in motion when he conspires with a CIA operative to aid Afghan mujahideen rebels fighting the Soviets.
Cinderella Man: Jim Braddock garners boxing glory during the Great Depression, arriving on the scene at a time when Americans were woefully in need of a hero.
The Disaster Artist: Aspiring actor Greg moves to Los Angeles with his strange friend Tommy, then agrees to star in his movie. Things start weird and get a lot weirder.
Gridiron Gang: In this moving drama, a probation officer at a detention camp for juvenile delinquents hopes to mold teenage inmates into a successful football team.
Hail, Caesar!: When a major star is kidnapped from a movie set, a hard-charging but overwhelmed studio boss sets out to find the actor and save the film.
The Indian Detective: Season 1: A Toronto police officer investigates a murder while visiting his father in India.
Jarhead: Instead of combat, this film focuses on the long, lonely days spent at war, and the caustic humor soldiers employ to deal with unbearable conditions.
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth: Explore the mind and spirit of teacher and storyteller Joseph Campbell, who discusses the need for modern myths that fit our ever-changing world.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels: Hoping to make a bundle in a high-stakes poker game, four shiftless lads from London’s East End instead find themselves swimming in debt.
Monster High: Electrified: When Clawdeen dreams of opening a salon made for monsters and normies, Frankie has the perfect place – an abandoned power station outside town. But the idea sparks negative voltage when Moanica plots to ruin the whole thing, and replace the celebration with something a little more… shocking!
Monster High: Great Scarrier Reef: At a Monster High party, Lagoona and pals are sucked into the reef, where she’ll have to come to terms with her flaws and confront an old frenemy.
Monster High: New Ghoul at School: Insecure new student Frankie Stein struggles to fit in at Monster High, where ultra-cool ghoul Cleo De Nile and hunky monster Deuce rule the roost.
Monster High: Scaremester Collection: With extrascaricular activities like Fear Squad & dodgeskull, there’s more to school than studying! Join the ghouls & mansters as they explore the howlways of Monster High!
The Mothman Prophecies: A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: As Toula and Ian try to liven up their marriage, an old family secret inspires the extended Portokalos clan to put on another wedding.
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist: A newly dumped teen finds himself attracted to a live wire who shares his taste in music when they meet during a night on the town in New York City.
Notting Hill: A chance encounter brings together reserved bookstore owner William Thacker and Hollywood icon Anna Scott, who forge an improbable romance.
November 13: Attack on ParisNetflix Original: Survivors and first responders share personal stories of anguish, kindness and bravery that unfolded amid the Paris terror attacks of Nov. 13, 2015.
Panic Room: A woman and her daughter are caught in a game of cat-and-mouse with burglars in their New York City home and are forced to retreat inside a vault.
Savages: When a Mexican drug cartel tries to take over their California pot business and kidnaps their shared girlfriend, Ben and Chon risk all to fight back.
Sense and Sensibility: Facing poverty after their father’s death, three sisters are obliged to rely on the generosity of others in this adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.
Stealth: A computer-controlled fighter jet designed to study human pilots begins to develop its own ideas and runs dangerously amok through unfriendly skies.
W1A: Season 3: The new Head of Values at the BBC deals with redefining the company’s purpose, events like the arrival of Prince Charles and issues with new programs.
Welcome to Monster High: The Origin Story: Dracula’s daughter Draculaura sets out to create a new kind of school where monsters of all kinds can be themselves and have a scary good time.

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The Break with Michelle Wolf  Weekly Episodes Every SundayNetflix Original: Nobody’s safe as Michelle Wolf unapologetically takes aim in this weekly topical show that blends sketches with live comedy and in-studio guests.
Lady Bird :In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Avail 6/5

Delirium: A man with a history of mental issues moves into his late parents’ mansion and comes to suspect his new home may be haunted.

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Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok:Thor is imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, and must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela.
Mr. D: Season 7: Follows a teacher juggling through being a teacher and dealing with his students while trying to maintain his not so cool lifestyle.

Avail 6/8

Alex Strangelove –  Netflix Film: High school senior Alex Truelove is on a mission to lose his virginity, much to the excitement of his patient girlfriend and rowdy friend
Ali’s Wedding  Netflix Film: After telling a white lie that spins out of control, the son of an Iraqi-born cleric in Melbourne becomes torn between family duty and his own heart.
All I See Is You: A blind woman’s relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.
The Hollow – Netflix Original:Three teens join forces to find a way home after waking up in a strange realm filled with magic portals, perplexing puzzles and vicious beasts.
Marcella: Season 2 – Netflix Original: As Marcella gets to the root of her blackouts via hypnotherapy, her son becomes entangled in a police search for a child killer with an unusual M.O.
Sense8: The Series Finale –  Netflix Original:In the sweeping series finale, passions run high as the Sensates and their closest allies fight to save the cluster and stop their enemies for good.
The Staircase – Netflix Original:This documentary series offers a revealing inside look at the high-profile murder case of author Michael Peterson, accused of killing his wife in 2001.
Treehouse Detectives – Netflix Original: What happened to the snowman? Where did all the caterpillars go? A brother and sister bear detective team solves all their neighborhood’s mysteries.

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Lights Out: When a terrifying force arises from her family’s past, a woman must protect her young step brother from a spirit that kills its victims in the dark
The Shallows: After being bitten by a great white shark, a young surfer is stranded on a rock close to shore and must outwit the predator that stalks nearby.


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Champions – Netflix Original: Years after impregnating his girlfriend, washed-up jock Vince meets his eccentric son Michael and learns about fatherhood, one show tune at a time.


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Marlon – Netflix Original: An internet superstar with an big personality, Marlon is challenged in the maturity department. But what he lacks in judgment is made up for in heart.


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Lust Stories – Netflix Film: From strained marriages to sexual hiccups: four stories of love, lust, sex and desires — some illicit, some unrequited.
Maktub – Netflix Film: After surviving a bomb attack, two low-level mobsters in Jerusalem change their ways and set about making supplicants’ Wailing Wall prayers come true.
The Ranch: Part 5 – Netflix Original: The Bennett boys face a hitch in their plan to buy the Peterson ranch. Meanwhile, Beau tries to take it easy after his hospital stay.
Set It Up – Netflix Film: Two overworked and underpaid assistants concoct a plan to get their insufferable bosses off their backs by setting them up with each other.
Sunday’s Illness – Netflix Film: A 35-year absence. A 10-day reunion. One agonizing request. Some wounds need more than time to heal.
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 6 – Netflix Original: As the lines between darkness and light continue to blur, shocking revelations and power struggles send Voltron hurtling toward another epic showdown.


Avail 6/16

Nostalgia:A mosaic of stories about love and loss, exploring our relationship to the objects, artifacts, and memories that shape our lives.


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Club de Cuervos presenta: La balada de Hugo Sánchez – Netflix Original: Chava Iglesias’s doting personal assistant Hugo Sánchez is tasked with leading Club de Cuervos to victory in Nicaragua — if only his mom will let him.

Avail 6/18

Unsolved: Tupac & Biggie – Netflix Original: This scripted true crime series chronicles the two major police investigations into the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
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Kim’s Convenience: Season 2: While running a convenience store in Toronto, members of a Korean-Canadian family deal with customers, each other and the evolve world around them.
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette – Netflix Original: Australian comic Hannah Gadsby rejects standard stand-up by pairing punchlines with personal revelations on gender, sexuality and childhood turmoil.
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Brain on Fire – Netflix Film: Struck by a mysterious, mentally devastating illness, a young reporter searches for answers while battling psychosis, catatonia and memory loss.
Cooking on High – Netflix Original: In the first-ever competitive cannabis cooking show, two chefs prepare mouth watering marijuana-infused dishes for a panel of very chill celeb judges.
Derren Brown: Miracle – Netflix Original: After years of skepticism, he’s mastered the art of magical thinking. Can he convince a live audience to do the same?
Desolation: Along with her son and best friend, a grieving widow hikes into the woods to scatter her late husband’s ashes, only to discover they’re being stalked.
Kaleidoscope: A quiet ex-con’s tenuous grip on reality starts to slip when his manipulative mother brings out a part of him he hoped to leave behind.
Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season 2 – Netflix Original: As his popularity soars, Luke Cage finds his world suddenly upended by a mysterious newcomer with astonishing powers — and sinister plans for Harlem.
Starbuck: A fortysomething slacker’s life is turned upside down when he learns that his many sperm donations have resulted in more than 500 children.


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To Each, Her Own (Les Goûts et les couleurs) – Netflix Film: Just as Simone works up the courage to tell her conservative Jewish family she’s a lesbian, she finds herself attracted to a male Senegalese chef.
The Last Laugh:World famous comedians including Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, and Gilbert Gottfried pitch in with their own views on the boundaries of comedy.


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Ghostbusters: Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
Secret City – Netflix Original: To expose a government’s brazen deceit, one dedicated journalist will risk her career — and her life.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Rey developed her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order
W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro – Netflix Original: Activist and comedian W. Kamau Bell muses on parenting in the Trump era, “free speech” dustups, woke children’s TV and his fear of going off the grid.

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Bullet Head: Three career criminals find themselves trapped in a warehouse with the law closing in and an even worse threat waiting inside – a nigh unstoppable killer dog.
Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New RecruitsNetflix Original:Based on true events, this series delves deep into the top-secret recruiting and training of Britain’s SOE program during World War II.

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GLOW: Season 2 Netflix Original: Armed with leotards, leg warmers and plenty of lipstick, the women of GLOW return with style. The season returns for a second round.
Harvey Street Kids Netflix Original: Join three fierce best friends for a whirlwind of fun and adventures in this animated series set in a special place ruled by kids.
Kiss Me First Netflix Original: A lonely young woman hooked on a virtual reality game befriends a party girl who leads her into a world of new thrills and dark secrets.
La Forêt Netflix Original: When a teen girl disappears from a village near the Ardennes Forest, local police and a concerned teacher begin to uncover a web of unsettling secrets.
Nailed It!: Season 2 Netflix Original: Everyone’s favorite amateur baking show is back with an all-new season of epic failures and a star-studded cast of culinary guests.
Paquita Salas: Season 2 Netflix Original: One of Spain’s best talent agents in the ‘90s, Paquita now finds herself searching desperately for new stars after suddenly losing her biggest client.
Recovery Boys Netflix Original: In the heart of America’s opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and mend broken relationships after years of drug abuse.
TAU – Netflix Film: Kidnapped by an inventor who uses her as a test subject to perfect his robotic AI, a street-smart young woman tries to escape her high-tech prison.
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Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Oblitus Copernican Theory Netflix Original: Hakuno Kishinami finds himself in the midst of a Holy Grail war with no memories of how he got there. Through his confusion, he must fight to survive.
Suburbicon: As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family.
Last Call – Titles that will be rotating off the service in June 2018.

6/1 A Little Chaos ,Doctor Dolittle, Fatal Attraction, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ice Age: Collision Course, Independence Day: resurgence, Seventh Son, Smokin’ Aces
6/2 Sherlock: Series 3,Unlocking Sherlock
6/8 Born on the Fourth of July, Knocked Up, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, Oz the Great and Powerful, Varsity Blues
6/9 The Great Outdoors
6/15 Miami Vice, Shutter Island
6/16 Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War
6/22 True Grit, Uncle Buck
6/29 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button