Star Trek Discovery is getting pirated a lot.

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Had you asked me 150 episodes ago what we would be talking about on this show, I probably wouldn’t of said “horse mustaches” yet here we are.  We balance it out with some Blade runner talk as well before we get to the news wrapping up with the massive piracy of Star Trek Discovery. In the news this week

Disney Forced ABC to Renew Agents of Shield

Production is well underway on the fifth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., though a new report claims it almost didn’t happen. But, when it comes to these decisions, Disney trumps ABC — and the Mouse House may have saved these Marvel heroes in the nick of time.

SNES Mini Released

The NES mini was a huge success, but very much a first effort from Nintendo ripe for improvement. Fine for more casual gamers, the experience for enthusiasts was let down by flaws including subpar video scaling, ultra-short controller cords, audio lag and a range of minor emulation issues. The good news is that Nintendo has improved the quality of its emulation, successfully simulated a range of custom, cart-specific hardware in the process and done it all using the same cheap mobile chipset as its predecessor. It’s an ambitious effort for sure, but to what extent does it accurately match original hardware?

Twitter is Doubling it’s Character Limit

Twitter is experimenting with doubling the length of a tweet from 140 characters to 280 characters. The company wrote in a blog post on Tuesday it was rolling out 280-character limit tweets to “a small group” of users who tweet in languages that may have had issues with trying to fit everything they want to say. “We understand since many of you have been Tweeting for years, there may be an emotional attachment to 140 characters – we felt it, too,” Twitter product manager Aliza Rosen wrote. “But we tried this, saw the power of what it will do, and fell in love with this new, still brief, constraint.”

Burger King Russia trying to ban “IT”

The big screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s It has been busting box office records here in America, and has been doing pretty well overseas, too. That said, one country has slapped Pennywise the Dancing Clown with an adversary far more formidable than the Losers’ Club: Russian Burger King. It seems that Burger King has filed a claim in Russian court to get It banned from national screens.

Star Trek Discovery is a top Pirated Show


Almost 10 million people tuned in to CBS on Sunday to watch the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery. And the premiere also drove record signups for CBS’ proprietary streaming service, which will be the exclusive source for later episodes of the new Star Trek series.

But others have turned to good old-fashioned Internet piracy to get their Star Trek fix.

The premiere of Star Trek: Discovery is the twelfth most actively pirated show among users of the Pirate Bay right now, according to the Pirate Bay’s list of most downloaded videos. Discovery’s second episode isn’t far behind, at number 19.

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Is a Mini-SNES on the Way?



As a follow-up to the wildly-popular miniature NES, Nintendo is reportedly planning to launch a miniature SNES before the end of the year. A report from Eurogamer citing “sources close to the company” says the microconsole is scheduled to launch in time for Christmas, and that Nintendo is sticking with the easy plug-and-play format of the micro NES.

A re-launched SNES with built-in games would fly off the shelves as a Christmas gift, offering gamers young and old access to a range of classics including Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario World, and Street Fighter II Turbo. The mini NES (or NES Classic Edition, as Nintendo called it) was a surprise hit for the company, and many fans were disappointed when it was discontinued earlier this month.

According to Eurogamer, this decision was taken at least partly to make way for production on the mini SNES. Nintendo apparently never thought the NES Classic Edition would be anything more than a Christmas novelty, and were taken aback by its popularity. The NES Classic Edition came with thirty games, wired controllers, and connected easily to modern TVs. Hopefully the company will be better prepared this time round, as a miniature SNES is sure to be a hit.