March 22, 2013 | 1:14 p.m.
Got plans this weekend? You do now. Beginning Friday and running through March 31, the video streaming service Hulu is making every episode of the original “Star Trek” television series and all its offshoots — including “The Next Generation,” “Deep Space 9,” “Voyager” and “Enterprise” — available free for online viewing to celebrate William Shatner’s birthday. The actor who played Captain Kirk in the original series and in several subsequent movies turned 82 Friday. Fans have their work cut out for them: There are 693 episodes in all and just nine days to watch them. TV’s top 50 sci-fi characters: Mr. Spock, Starbuck and…TOBOR? For anyone interested in help navigating the “Star Trek” universe, Hulu has created a mini-playlist of episodes grouped together thematically. Kirk Outsmarts Computers is a six-episode set that shows Shatner’s tough-guy facing off against technology (and […]
Aug. 04, 2011 | 9:11 a.m.
The protagonists in “Misfits” don’t fit the costumed crusader mold — most of your traditional superheroes don’t wear orange jumpsuits and their service to the public isn’t court-mandated. The British television series follows a group of young offenders who get caught in a freak electrical storm that gives them superpowers, including invisibility, time manipulation and telepathic eavesdropping. The BAFTA-winning TV series has crossed the pond, too, and American viewers are tuning in via Hulu; “Misfits” tops the online streaming service’s most-watched videos list with each week’s episode. Hero Complex writer Noelene Clark chatted with one of the show’s stars, Robert Sheehan, whose credits include “Season of the Witch” and “Cherrybomb.” NC: Can you tell us a little about your character, Nathan, in “Misfits”? Is he a bit of a smart aleck? RS: He’s smart aleck-y indeed. Quick-witted and quite sartorial. … He’s very […]