Star Trek: Discovery reimagines the classic franchise for TV's golden age

Star Trek: Discovery reimagines the classic franchise for TV's golden age

By Cameron Williams Updated September 26, 2017 19:13:39 Photo: Michelle Yeoh (left) and Sonequa Martin-Green (right) in Star Trek: Discovery. (CBS Interactive) Related Story: Star Trek’s 50-year mission to show the best of humanity After a 12-year break from the small screen and three blockbuster films, Star Trek returns to TV with big ambitions. The series is entering the age of “peak TV” where the expectations are for it to match the quality of what has become the norm in the industry. It is no longer one of the dominant…

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Mystery bird deaths at Burswood

Mystery bird deaths at Burswood

MYSTERY surrounds the deaths of a dozen dead birds in parkland near Crown Casino. Ducks, seagulls and a swan were among the birds found dead on Tuesday. The parkland, which is close to the Perth Stadium construction site, sits between the casino land and the Swan River. media_cameraSeveral ducks were found in the Burswood parklands. Picture: Seven News.Burswood Park officers collected the 12 birds and handed them over to the Department of Agriculture to try to work out what caused the deaths. They will test for signs of diseases and other…

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Saudi Arabia will finally allow women to drive

Saudi Arabia will finally allow women to drive

A royal decree has been issued that will allow women in the country to drive, the Saudi Foreign ministry said Tuesday on its official Twitter account. A committee has been formed to implement the ruling and it will present recommendations within 30 days. Then the government will have until June 24, 2018, to implement the new decree. State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said the US “would certainly welcome that” news. “This is a historic big day in our kingdom,” Prince Khaled bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US, said…

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Channel 7 faces backlash over story of cadet journalist Amy Taeuber

Channel 7 faces backlash over story of cadet journalist Amy Taeuber

Updated September 26, 2017 21:45:12 Video: Channel Seven faces backlash over story of Amy Taeuber (7.30) Related Story: Channel 7 cadet dismissed soon after making harassment complaint Related Story: What are your legal rights if you make an HR complaint at work? The Seven Network has faced an enormous online backlash following 7.30’s story about the Seven Network cadet who was dismissed soon after making a complaint about sexual harassment. Today Seven admitted its handling of its meeting with the cadet could have been better. 7.30 aired an audio recording…

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North Korea moves jets as Trump warns of 'devastating' military option

North Korea moves jets as Trump warns of 'devastating' military option

The officials would not go beyond saying a small number of assets had been moved by the regime to a known airfield in the eastern part of the country. The move was seen in US satellite imagery and is viewed by the US as a North Korean effort to boost its military readiness in the eastern sector. It would give the aircraft an ability to fly eastward further than its estimated 900-mile range. Imagery so far has observed Mig-29 aircraft at the site. Some missiles and fuel tanks are on…

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