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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    Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

    Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania: Celebrating twenty years of monkey magic

    Hi all! Welcome back to the world of Super Monkey Ball!  It’s been nearly 20 years since the first Monkey Ball graced arcades – banana joystick and all. An icon of its day, it wowed fans with its elegant design, delightfully simple gameplay, and wacky fun. Though the arcade game would inspire many wonderful adventures for AiAi and his monkey friends, the inventive originals – Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe – still stand apart as the gold standard of the series. We’re thrilled to share today that all three original Super Monkey Ball games – faithfully remastered for a new generation – are back for more monkey magic when Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania launches on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on October 5. Play Video Three Adventures in One  The premise of Super Monkey Ball is deceptively simple: you must roll, tilt, and bounce your monkey ball through a series of devilishly crafted levels and mazes while collecting every banana along the way. The dynamic controls, dazzling level design, catchy music, progressive difficulty and bubbly cast of characters combine to create an insanely addictive gameplay experience that still stands out for its originality nearly 20 years later. While the original Super Monkey Ball introduced over 100 levels, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania features over 300 handcrafted levels from all three games, lovingly recreated with new graphics and modern features. 4-player local co-op, online leaderboards, and comic book-style storytelling add additional depth and immersion for new players. Monkey Ball fans will also recall spending endless hours with classic party games like Monkey Target, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Baseball, and Monkey Bowling. Whether spinning the Wheel of Danger in Monkey Target or hitting monkey balls in Banana Stadium, nothing beat competing with friends in the classics. Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania marks the glorious return of all 12 minigames from SMB 1, 2 & Deluxe – every favorite refined for modern consoles – ensuring no banana gets left behind in this definitive remaster. The Monkey Gang is Back Long-time fans will be thrilled to see the return of the entire gang: AiAi, MeeMee, Baby, GonGon, and their friends YanYan and Doctor all are back for a new adventure. They’ll be joined in their quest to save Jungle Island from the evil monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon and his Henchman by a colorful cast of new characters…all of whom will be announced this summer as we roll closer to launch! Super Monkey Ball has always been a series defined by joy and playfulness, a genre-fluid gaming experience that stands apart for its originality and replayability. Our community is extraordinarily passionate – witness the many crazy speedruns that still get posted to this day – and we truly can’t wait to rekindle the magic when Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania drops this fall. With our 20th Anniversary just around the corner, we also wanted to create a special physical limited-edition release of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania that celebrates this monumental milestone. The Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Anniversary Edition comes with a 40-page art book featuring art from every game in the series pulled straight from the Sega archives. It also includes a collectible sleeve, reversible cover, and 10 exclusive cosmetic items. This was our way of celebrating one of the most beloved series in Sega history with our biggest fans.  You can pre-order Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania for PS4 and PS5 today for $39.99 USD. Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania launches on both platforms on October 5. You can pre-order Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania for PS4 and PS5 today for $39.99 USD. Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania launches on both platforms on October 5.

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