It all began with a magazine article that exposed the world of illegal drag racing in cities across America. Creatives at Universal would make a modest action film featuring drag racing, car modification – and of course, family – from its pages. What should have been a one-off popcorn summer flick followed by a straight-to-video sequel became one of the largest film franchises of all time. Worth billions of dollars in ticket sales, it has spawned merchandise, spin-offs, and theme park attractions, and put a series of increasingly amazing stunts on the world’s movie screens. Despite the loss of a beloved lead actor, the franchise is a masterclass in world-building, raising the stakes, and growing a truly dedicated fan base internationally.
Icons Unearthed: Simpsons
Cast, crew and experts detail the secret histories of the most iconic film and television series in Icons Unearthed: Simpsons.
Icons Unearthed: Star Wars
Cast, crew and experts detail the secret histories of the most iconic film and television series in Icons Unearthed: Star Wars.
The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek
The Center Seat: 55 Years Of Star Trek is a multi-episode documentary series that takes viewers on the definitive in-depth journey behind the scenes of one of the greatest landmark franchises of all time: Star Trek. Celebrating the show’s 55th anniversary, each episode focuses on a different chapter in the groundbreaking program’s history, starting with its inception at Lucille Ball’s legendary production company Desilu. Interviews with the cast, crew and experts reveal never-before-heard backstage stories and offer fresh insights. No stone is left unturned, including lesser-known aspects of the franchise like The Animated Series and Phase II. Additionally, The Center Seat features one of Leonard Nimoy’s final in-depth Trek interviews. Star Trek is the most iconic television science-fiction saga of all time and remains more popular than ever. The Center Seat details how it began, where it’s been, and how it’s boldly going where no television series has gone before!
The Center Seat: 55 Years of Trek: Aftershow – Raw & Unfiltered
Follow The Center Seat: 55 Years Of Trek, step-by-step from the people that brought you the documentary series that takes viewers on the definitive in-depth journey behind the scenes of one of the greatest landmark franchises of all time: Star Trek! Join Director Brian Volk-Weiss and professors Mary Jo and John Tenuto as they invite special guests to take an even deeper dive into each episode of the series that celebrates the 55th anniversary. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and more!
All The Way Black
All The Way Black is a BET+ ORIGINAL where Chris Spencer takes a nostalgic look back at things we loved about the 70s, 80s and 90s, from the best Black family sitcoms to the most memorable athlete endorsement deals.
The Holiday Movies That Made Us
The Holiday Movies That Made Us unwraps the real stories behind these iconic Christmas blockbusters, thanks to insider interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks.
A Toy Store Near You
Throughout the world, there are hundreds of independently-owned toy stores, each one as unique and endearing as the people that own them. For the loyal customers that flock to them, they’re more than simply an outlet to obtain new treasures; they’re a community. And that community has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic as store owners are finding new ways to keep their businesses running. A Toy Store Near You highlights 50 of these stores, with the majority of the profit generated going back to those participating. Whether you’re an avid collector or a toy store novice, these stories are universally powerful, sometimes heartbreaking, and always fun.
Discontinued is a funny and informative look at the world’s most famous — and sometimes infamous — discontinued foods, toys, customs and businesses. Set in a mystical warehouse, YouTube star and self-proclaimed “black nerd” Andre Meadows takes viewers down memory lane recounting the rise and fall of these fallen pop culture titans, with the help of surprise special guests, “insider” experts and a bevy of hilarious comics.
Down to Earth with Zac Efron
Zac Efron and superfoods expert, Darin Olien, travel the world in search of the secrets to good health, a long life, and a higher level of eco-consciousness — adventure, laughs and goat-milking ensue. “Down to Earth” is a binge-worthy travelogue, food odyssey, and eco-warrior series that takes the star out of his comfort zone and into the far corners of the world.