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‘Killing Michael Jackson’ doc premieres, Star Trek Day celebrates franchise’s 54th anniversary, Marilyn Manson releases new album [Video]

When Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, early reports indicated that the cause was cardiac arrest. Two months later, on August 28, the Los Angeles County coroner officially classified his death as a homicide caused by excessive doses of the powerful drug, propofol. Speculation turned almost immediately to Jackson’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray, who was eventually charged and convicted of involuntary manslaughter. (Murray served two years of his four-year sentence, and was released on parole in 2013.)

If you enjoyed your time in the DC Fandome, you’ll want to be on the bridge when CBS All Access unveils Star Trek Day. Set to launch on September 8 — 54 years after the very first episode of Star Trek aired on CBS — the celebration of all things Trek will feature a line-up of virtual panels drawn from the franchise’s long history. Available to stream on StarTrek.com from noon until midnight, the programming includes remote reunions of cast members from every classic Trek show, from The Original Series to Enterprise, as well as peeks ahead at such currently-airing shows as Lower Decks and Discovery. (Don’t be surprised if Discovery’s history-making new cast members make an appearance.) In between panels, Trekkers can shop for far-out merchandise, download new emojis and take part in a Twitch pub quiz. Make it so! — E.A.” data-reactid=”43″>If you enjoyed your time in the DC Fandome, you’ll want to be on the bridge when CBS All Access unveils Star Trek Day. Set to launch on September 8 — 54 years after the very first episode of Star Trek aired on CBS — the celebration of all things Trek will feature a line-up of virtual panels drawn from the franchise’s long history. Available to stream on StarTrek.com from noon until midnight, the programming includes remote reunions of cast members from every classic Trek show, from The Original Series to Enterprise, as well as peeks ahead at such currently-airing shows as Lower Decks and Discovery. (Don’t be surprised if Discovery’s history-making new cast members make an appearance.) In between panels, Trekkers can shop for far-out merchandise, download new emojis and take part in a Twitch pub quiz. Make it so! — E.A.

NBC Universal’s streaming service kicks off its first fall season with a pair of new documentaries, both of which speak to the current moment.

Amazon.” data-reactid=”60″>Biography: I Want My MTV premieres Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. on A&E; MTV: The Throwback Party Game is available on Amazon.

acclaimed stage show that debuted in New York City in 2016, fans can catch up with the women in 16 episodes of this fanciful take on the sitcom. In a clip exclusive to Yahoo Entertainment, the mini version of the smart, funny, sarcastic yet sensitive Dorothy spends a typical day at home, which includes some of the few idyllic memories of childhood that she’s kept from being shattered by her quick-witted mother. She also shares a hilarious, unintended exchange with the puppet of her racy roommate Blanche. As the show puts it, “Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series.” — Raechal Shewfelt” data-reactid=”66″>Twenty-eight years after The Golden Girls ended, the beloved characters are back in the form of puppets. Based on an acclaimed stage show that debuted in New York City in 2016, fans can catch up with the women in 16 episodes of this fanciful take on the sitcom. In a clip exclusive to Yahoo Entertainment, the mini version of the smart, funny, sarcastic yet sensitive Dorothy spends a typical day at home, which includes some of the few idyllic memories of childhood that she’s kept from being shattered by her quick-witted mother. She also shares a hilarious, unintended exchange with the puppet of her racy roommate Blanche. As the show puts it, “Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series.” — Raechal Shewfelt

for its timely depiction of the current state of abortion rights in America. Rachel Lee Goldenberg’s Unpregnant follows a similar narrative journey, but in a different part of the country and with a noticeably different tone. Where Never Rarely followed its pregnant teen heroine on a desperate journey from small-town Pennsylania to a Planned Parenthood clinic in New York, Unpregnant sends Veronica (Haley Lu Richardson) — a college-bound senior with big life plans that would be derailed by a baby — from Missouri to New Mexico in order to have an abortion. She’s accompanied by her former best friend, Bailey (breakout Euphoria star Barbie Ferreira), and, based on the trailer, the duo get into a series of comic scrapes on their way to their final destination. Unpregnant may seem to have more laughs than Never Rarely Sometimes Always, but it’s ultimately just as serious about advocating for a woman’s right to choose. — E.A.” data-reactid=”73″>Earlier this year, the indie drama, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, gained national acclaim and attention for its timely depiction of the current state of abortion rights in America. Rachel Lee Goldenberg’s Unpregnant follows a similar narrative journey, but in a different part of the country and with a noticeably different tone. Where Never Rarely followed its pregnant teen heroine on a desperate journey from small-town Pennsylania to a Planned Parenthood clinic in New York, Unpregnant sends Veronica (Haley Lu Richardson) — a college-bound senior with big life plans that would be derailed by a baby — from Missouri to New Mexico in order to have an abortion. She’s accompanied by her former best friend, Bailey (breakout Euphoria star Barbie Ferreira), and, based on the trailer, the duo get into a series of comic scrapes on their way to their final destination. Unpregnant may seem to have more laughs than Never Rarely Sometimes Always, but it’s ultimately just as serious about advocating for a woman’s right to choose. — E.A.

ever-lovin’ smash-happy Hulk. While pummeling baddies (in single-player or co-op mode) is pure joy, the game also has a surprisingly strong storyline involving Cap’s apparent death and the self-appointed mission of newbie supe Kamala Khan to reassemble the Avengers, thwart an insidious conspiracy plot and save the day. Publisher Square Enix promises to make even more of Earth’s mightiest available to play post-launch, including Black Panther, Hawkeye and (as a PS4 exclusive) Spider-Man, along with more DLCs expanding the game universe and roster of heroes and villains. — Marcus Errico” data-reactid=”80″>This might be the closest thing yet to being in a Marvel movie. Square Enix’s cinematic smash-‘em-up video game let’s you take on waves of wrongdoers as Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow and, best of all, the ever-lovin’ smash-happy Hulk. While pummeling baddies (in single-player or co-op mode) is pure joy, the game also has a surprisingly strong storyline involving Cap’s apparent death and the self-appointed mission of newbie supe Kamala Khan to reassemble the Avengers, thwart an insidious conspiracy plot and save the day. Publisher Square Enix promises to make even more of Earth’s mightiest available to play post-launch, including Black Panther, Hawkeye and (as a PS4 exclusive) Spider-Man, along with more DLCs expanding the game universe and roster of heroes and villains. — Marcus Errico

Amazon and other retailers.” data-reactid=”81″>Marvel’s Avengers is now available in standard and deluxe editions for PS4, Xbox One, Windows and Stadia from Amazon and other retailers.

The Goonies and Beetlejuice on 4K Ultra HD is available on Amazon.” data-reactid=”88″>The Goonies and Beetlejuice on 4K Ultra HD is available on Amazon.

cutesy trailer — and the fact that actual High School Musical creator Kenny Ortega is at the helm – we have a feeling this show will a lot less scary than, say, Marilyn Manson’s new record. — L.P.” data-reactid=”90″>If you feel like watching a high school musical for the modern age, check out Netflix’s new series Julie and the Phantoms. The plot has something to do with the titular character starting a band with three actual ghosts haunting her from the year 1995, but judging from the cutesy trailer — and the fact that actual High School Musical creator Kenny Ortega is at the helm – we have a feeling this show will a lot less scary than, say, Marilyn Manson’s new record. — L.P.

Apple Music.” data-reactid=”95″>Download/stream We Are Chaos on Apple Music.

Lego.com.” data-reactid=”98″>Lego Art sets are available at Lego.com.

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original concept designs of Luke Starkiller, Darth Vader, Chewbacca and Boba Fett by the legendary Ralph McQuarrie. If you’re lucky, you might find Chewie and the Fett-ster on the Funko site (if not, head over to eBay), while proto-Luke and his pop’s Pop! are available, respectively, at FYE and Game Stop. — M.E.” data-reactid=”111″>Funko had big plans for Star Wars Celebration 2020. And although the biennial fan event, set to run Aug. 27 to 30 in Anaheim, was a COVID cancellation, the toy maker is still offering several exclusive Pop! figures made specifically for Celebration. The best of the bunch: this quartet of bobbleheads based on the original concept designs of Luke Starkiller, Darth Vader, Chewbacca and Boba Fett by the legendary Ralph McQuarrie. If you’re lucky, you might find Chewie and the Fett-ster on the Funko site (if not, head over to eBay), while proto-Luke and his pop’s Pop! are available, respectively, at FYE and Game Stop. — M.E.

FYE, Darth Vader is available at Game Stop. Keep your eyes peeled at Funko.com for Chewie and Boba Fett.” data-reactid=”112″>Funko’s Convention-Exclusive Concept Series Luke Starkiller is available at FYE, Darth Vader is available at Game Stop. Keep your eyes peeled at Funko.com for Chewie and Boba Fett.

TribecaFilm.com.” data-reactid=”118″>Check out Tribeca Talks at TribecaFilm.com.

WATCH IT: The Food Network flips the calendar to Halloween

slate of festive shows well ahead of Oct. 31. ” data-reactid=”123″>At least the part of Halloween that’s all about sipping on pumpkin lattes and spider-topped cupcakes isn’t canceled! And Food Network is debuting its slate of festive shows well ahead of Oct. 31. 

Amazon.” data-reactid=”134″>First Cow is available on DVD, Blu-ray or digital on Amazon.

Vitameatavegamin? The man who played Ball’s TV son, Keith Thibodeaux (stage name: Richard Keith), who’s sadly the last living cast member from the classic sitcom, makes an appearance, too, to reflect on his famously redheaded former boss. — R.S.” data-reactid=”136″>This special explores the woman behind one of the most beloved TV characters of all time, from her roots in Jamestown, N.Y., to her off-screen role as the first woman to run a major studio, the iconic Desilu Productions which was behind Ball’s own shows as well as mega-hits Star Trek and Mission: Impossible. Some of the celebrated women who followed Ball into the (especially then) male-dominated field of comedy, such as Carol Burnett, Lily Tomlin and Suzanne Sommers, explain how she inspired them with her bold physical comedy. Can you even imagine anyone else taking on the scene in which Lucy stars in a commercial for miracle product Vitameatavegamin? The man who played Ball’s TV son, Keith Thibodeaux (stage name: Richard Keith), who’s sadly the last living cast member from the classic sitcom, makes an appearance, too, to reflect on his famously redheaded former boss. — R.S.

Apple Music.” data-reactid=”141″>Download/stream American Head on Apple Music.