The clues were there all along if you were paying attention, but I still gasped at the very big reveal in the latest episode of Ted Lasso. I won’t spoil it except to say: it was very well done from beginning to end, my crush on Roy Kent continues, and I’ve had Somewhere Only We Know in my head all weekend.
Trailers! Let’s get right to it because pretty much every one of these trailers is extremely relevant to my interests and I just don’t know how I’m going to find the time to watch everything.
The Matrix: Resurrections
The first trailer for the fourth Matrix movie has arrived at last along with some robust internet analysis of whaaaaat is going on here. It seems Neo doesn’t know what’s real and isn’t in the Matrix, but maybe he also is? Also his name is Thomas again. Also is that young Morpheus? Young Oracle? Hi Trinity! Kicking, flying, shooting, exploding, jumping from buildings— all accounted for in the trailer. And in case you missed it: Neo, with a rubber duck on his head. Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, and Jada Pinkett Smith star in The Matrix: Resurrections, directed by Lana Wachowski, which comes to theaters and HBO Max December 22nd. I can not wait.
STAR TREK: PICARD
The season two trailer has a lot packed into it, namely: Q makes an appearance and screws up the future so that Jean-Luc and co. have to go back to 21st-century Earth (hey that’s us) and fix things. Oh and they only have three days before the future is changed irrevocably, Picard tells us. I have to admit Q was never my favorite Star Trek character but he does make for some interesting plot twists. Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Jeri Ryan, and John de Lancie as Q are in Star Trek: Picard, whose second season hits Paramount Plus in February 2022.