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On August 14 the fourth season of the show “Westworld” ended.

The third season of this show expanded the story far beyond the park and Delos. Issues such as control and manipulation are addressed in a way that makes the boundaries between humans and robots increasingly blurred. In both groups, only a few are aware of what’s really going on around them and acting in ways that don’t conform to the demands of the system brings serious danger.

Bernard Cribbins in OldJack's Boat

Actor Bernard Cribbins passed away, a piece of news confirmed by his agent, who mentioned July 27 as the date of his death while some newspapers reported July 28 as the date of his death. No information was disclosed on the reason for his death.

Bernard Joseph Cribbins was born on December 29, 1928, in Oldham, Lancashire, England. At 13 he dropped out of school and started working at a local theater as an assistant stage manager but also got small roles as an actor. Subsequently, he became an apprentice at the Oldham Repertory Theater.

Bernard Cribbins was especially appreciated as a comedian but over the course of his long career he showed his versatility with various roles of different types. He worked until the end acting again in an “Doctor Who” episode which will be broadcast in 2023: the various celebrations, which include the 100th anniversary of the BBC and the 60th anniversary of the saga, will certainly have one added for Bernard Cribbins.

Ncuti Gatwa in 2019

The BBC has announced that actor Ncuti Gatwa has been cast as the 14th Doctor in the TV show “Doctor Who”. Russell T Davies, who is again the showrunner and is scheduled to start the next season’s production soon, posted on Instagram a photo of him with Gatwa. Unlike what happened with the previous announcements, this one came as a surprise and not in a televised event.

Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Q (John de Lancie) in Farewell (Image courtesy Paramount+ / Amazon Prime Video)

“Farewell” is the tenth episode of the second season of the TV show “Star Trek: Picard”, it follows “Hide and Seek” and it’s the second season finale. It’s available in the USA on the Paramount+ streaming platform and in many other countries on Amazon Prime Video.

The travelers and Tallinn (Orla Brady) must try to save Renée Picard (Penelope Mitchell) and the Europa mission but Adam Soong (Brent Spiner) seems willing to do anything to prevent the launch. Everyone must make crucial choices for their future.

Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) in Hide and Seek (Image courtesy Paramount+ / Amazon Prime Video)

“Hide and Seek” is the ninth episode of the second season of the TV show “Star Trek: Picard” and follows “Mercy”. It’s available in the USA on the Paramount+ streaming platform and in many other countries on Amazon Prime Video.

The Borg Queen (Annie Wersching) proceeds with her plans to take over La Sirena and use it to create an invincible collective ahead of time. She uses her new drones to hunt down her enemies but her toughest opponents are not in flesh and blood.