Thursday, August 5, 2021

Starfleet Academy Star Trek Series in Development at Paramount+

During an interview with The New York Times, filmmaker and producer Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Clarice) revealed that Paramount+ is developing a series centered on the Starfleet Academy.RELATED: Paramount+’s Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Trailer ReleasedEmmy-nominated Kurtzman has produced five shows in the Star Trek universe for Paramount+, including Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, the adult animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, the upcoming Paramount/Nickelodeon animated series Star Trek: Prodigy, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, debuting in 2022. The outlet confirmed that another project, Section 31 starring Michelle Yeoh in her reprised role as Captain Philippa Georgiou is also in the works along with a “show built around the Starfleet Academy, which will be aimed at a younger audience.”It has not yet been confirmed if the Starfleet Academy project will be a live-action or animated series.“I think we’re just getting started,” said Kurtzman about the ever-expanding Star Trek universe. “There’s just so much more to be had.”President of CBS Studios David Stapf added: “Anything goes, as long as it can fit into the Star Trek ethos of inspiration, optimism, and the general idea that humankind is good. So comedy, adult animation, kids’ animation — you name the genre, and there’s probably a Star Trek version of it.”RELATED: Star Trek: Prodigy Teaser For Nickelodeon & Paramount+’s Animated SeriesKurtzman, who revealed to the outlet that he “wants to get much weirder with the franchise,” said if it were up to him, he would be “pushing the boundaries much further than I think most people would want. I think we might get there. Marvel has actually proven that you can. But you have to build a certain foundation in order to get there and we’re still building our foundation.”
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    Turn up heat for the MLB The Show 21 Summer Circuit Tournament

     Three Open Qualifiers. One Grand Final. $25,000 in total cash prizing. Get ready to show off your Diamond Dynasty squad in MLB The Show 21’s first competitive cross-platform tournament circuit. Everyone who plays all their matches on day one wins Stubs, and we’ve got even more prizes on the line for our elite competitors. Play Video The cross-platform Summer Circuit is available to those 18+ in the U.S. and Canada, and offers three Open Qualifiers ahead of the Final, giving fans plenty of chances to compete. The first qualifier begins July 24, the second qualifier on August 7, and the third qualifier on August 21.Participants will compete in a Swiss tournament system through the qualifier rounds on day one. Day two will feature a single-elimination bracket with the top players competing from day one. The Grand Finals will feature a single-elimination bracket format featuring the top 64 players from the Open Qualifiers.  The Summer Circuit is open to all eligible participants* and every player can qualify for the Grand Finals and earn a shot at $25,000 USD in total cash prizing, Stubs, as well as MLB merch prize packages. For the Grand Finals, the top four competitors will play on the San Diego Studio Twitch channel. The winner will bring home $15,000, a $1,000 MLB Shop digital gift card, one game-used ball from Home Run Derby, and 1,050,000 Stubs!  To register and view all the unique prizes you can win during the Summer Circuit head over to Battlefy. Additionally, make sure to check out the Competition Center, the home of all PlayStation competitive gaming content and TheShow.com for more details on the game and tips to help you be the best in the Summer Circuit.  Before you go, get ready to step up to the plate with a few tips to help your game. And remember, the most important tip is to practice, practice, practice! MLB The Show 21 introduced Pinpoint Pitching, a new way to deliver the highest level of accuracy in your throws. Try it, but use the pitching mode that suits your style of gameplay best. Throw some intentional balls and don’t be predictable when pitching. Once a batter is behind in the count, they may be more likely to chase a wide pitch and strike out. Shake it up and work the count! There are many ways to customize your PCI (including color) in the options menu. Change it up to find the one that helps you maximize your gameplay. Then spend time in the practice mode to get your timing down with the interface you chose. Go sign up now, and good luck this Summer! *MLB The Show 21 Summer Circuit – Access to MLB The Show 21 game and corresponding console, system account, and online multiplayer subscription required. Must be 18+ and resident of the US, D.C., or Canada. Begins July 19 – Ends August 29. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. See full rules

    MLB The Show 21 All-Star content extravaganza

    This year’s MLB All-Star Game festivities will be one for the ages. With both the MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, we are certain home runs will not be in short supply. Who do you think will win the All-Star Game MVP? To help celebrate MLB All-Star week, the Live Content Team at San Diego Studio is hard at work putting the finishing touches on some amazing content for everyone to try in MLB The Show 21. You can look forward to a new Team Affinity Program featuring 2021 All-Stars, and two packs with Home Run Derby and All-Star Game players. Earn your way to all 30 players in Season 3 of Team Affinity and be sure to look for those Home Run Derby cards. In fact, whichever player(s) have the most outstanding performance during All-Star festivities on July 12 and 13, be on the lookout for them to possibly be included in the special All-Star Game Pack. The Live Content Team will be watching both the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game and will be working to get all this amazing content released throughout the festivities on July 12 and 13. Be sure to look for new players in packs after the event ends in The Show Shop online in-game. How do you earn this content? Play Moments, Missions, and Showdown online to earn all 30 Team Affinity Season 3 All-Star players. If you haven’t had a chance to try MLB The Show 21, now is the perfect opportunity. For a limited time now through July 14, the MLB The Show 21 Standard Edition is up to 33%* off MSRP and Stubs are up to 40% off. Check TheShow.com for all the news, and follow our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our YouTube accounts for the latest updates about MLB The Show 21. For more detailed information on MLB The Show 21 please read our announcement FAQ here. *PS4 Standard Edition is 33% off MSRP, PS5 Standard Edition is 29% off MSRP

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