2023 & 2024 Solar Eclipses Maps & Data

On October 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America creating a path of annularity. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth while at its farthest point from Earth. Because the Moon is farther away from Earth, it does not completely block the Sun. This will create a “ring of fire” effect in the sky for those standing in the path of annularity.

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North and Central America creating a path of totality. During a total solar eclipse, the Moon completely blocks the Sun while it passes between the Sun and Earth. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk and those standing in the path of totality may see the Sun’s outer atmosphere (the corona) if weather permits.

Link for October, 2023 and April, 2024 Solar Eclipses Maps and Data

Star Trek: The Animated Celebration

As part of the 50th anniversary salute to “Star Trek: The Animated Series”, five all-new animated shorts, “Star Trek: very Short Treks”, and a new comic book, “Star Trek: The Animated Celebration Presents The Scheimer Barrier”, debuted on Star Trek Day, Friday, September 8.

“Star Trek: very Short Treks” feature characters voiced by cast members including George Takei as Sulu, Jonathan Frakes as Will Riker, Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher, Armin Shimmerman as Quark, Connor Trinneer as Trip Tucker, Doug Jones as Saru, Ethan Peck as Spock, Celia Rose Gooding as Uhura, Bruce Horak as Hemmer, and Noël Wells as Tendi.

“Star Trek: very Short Treks” can be viewed on the Official Star Trek YouTube Channel

Read more about the celebration at StarTrek.com

Amazon Freevee Adding Stargate Channel & More

According to Gateworld, “Amazon has announced that it will launch 12 MGM-specific channels to Freevee over the coming months, including a 24/7 science fiction channel and an all-Stargate channel. 11 channels of content from Warner Bros. Discovery will also be added to the service, which currently has more than 280 channels of free content.”

“Star Trek: Discovery” The Final Season

According to “Variety”, “‘Star Trek: Discovery’ will end with the upcoming Season 5 at Paramount+…the fifth and final season will now debut in early 2024 as opposed to this year as originally thought.

Filming is mostly complete on Season 5, but according to an individual with knowledge of the situation, there will be some additional filming that has yet to take place. In addition, Paramount is planning to send the show off in style, with events planned in certain key markets throughout the year leading up to the final season’s release. Further details will be released at a later date.”

TNG Cast Reunited with Whoopi on “The View”

The Thursday, February 16, 2023 episode of “The View” aired a pre-recorded segment featuring Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan welcoming Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden and Michael Dorn to “The View” set which had transformed into the Ten Forward Lounge.

The episode is available on Hulu. It is also available on YouTube.

Jon Favreau Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Award-winning writer/director/actor Jon Favreau was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on February 13, 2023 with the 2,746th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. Favreau is currently showrunner and executive producer of the “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” and has served as executive producer and showrunner for “The Book of Boba Fett”, as well as executive producing the upcoming “Star Wars” series “Ahsoka” and “Skeleton Crew”. He has been involved with 10 of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” films as either director, executive producer and/or actor.