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The new USS Enterprise on Discovery is in theory, the old USS Enterprise from the old Seventies technical manuals Moore remembers. And though its new design doesn’t alter the old ship as much as perhaps the J.J. Abrams films did, it still has some new flourishes. The designs sits somewhere between the classic feature film version of the Enterprise, the Sixties ship, and the blue-ish aesthetic of Discovery has established. But Harberts isn’t too worried if fans do or don’t like the new Enterprise.
“One thing I have learned is that I haven’t seen Star Trek fans be able to agree on anything. Some Star Trek fans are going to love the new design and some are going to hate it,” Harberts said. “But what people need to realize is that we’ve got visual artists, production designers, and our visual effects people, that are fans on staff. I just hope peoples’ ire or emotions don’t get in the way of enjoying the show. You have to embrace where you’re at now.”
No matter how radically different the new Enterprise, or anything else on Discovery might seem, Harberts and Berg have history on their side. “There are crazy turns in Star Trek design history,” Trek historian Larry Nemecek told Inverse in September 2017. “Some people say the original series is just the children’s version of that era.”
The very last week of Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 5 challenges are here, and for Week 10, players have to solve a puzzle — or at least find a bunch of jigsaw puzzle pieces.
Week 10 challenges in Fortnite were released Thursday morning at 9 a.m., and perhaps the most fun challenge has players “search jigsaw puzzle pieces in basements.” This one’s just like previous challenges involving gnomes, rubber duckies, or even letters — there are many locations on the map that contain puzzle pieces, but players only need to get seven of them to complete the challenge. In this case, every puzzle piece will be located in some kind of basement, and it does seem like almost every basement on the map has one.
Once more unto the breach, Fortnite players! Week 8 began Thursday morning, and with it came yet another Challenge sending players through the many rift portals scattered around the map. But unlike the Week 5 version of the same Challenge, the language here is different: “Use a Rift at different spawn locations.” Essentially, only naturally occurring rifts will count towards the Challenge, so keep those Rift-to-Gos in your back bling.
At long last, Fortnite developer Epic Games is mixing things up after the version 5.30 update with something that resembles legitimate quests in Battle Royale.
Week 7 Challenges for Fortnite: Battle Royale began on Friday morning at 9 a.m. Eastern and a strange looking new battle pass Challenge read: “Stage 1: Search a chest in Pleasant Park.” That does indeed imply that there are multiple stages. For this Challenge, at least, there are five successive stages that players need to do in order to complete the Challenge and collect the five battle pass stars.
Watching Shane Black’s The Predator feels like watching an action movie from the 1990s. It’s not as fun as it sounds.
Bereft of intelligent design, loaded with offensive shock humor, and packed with some memorable characters but no memorable dialogue, The Predator delivers on every expectation you expect from the franchise — and mostly the bad ones.
Fortnite: Battle Royale developer Epic Games is finally tackling its problem with data-miners and leaks, and they’re seemingly doing it by leaking the wrong challenges. For what might very well be the first time, challenges in Fortnite Season 5, Week 9 are considerably different from what was predicted earlier in the week. Perhaps the biggest surprise of all is “Visit different Stone Heads” for a total of seven.