The second instalment of Star Trek: Discovery has a Canadian premiere date: Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. on Space. The Star Trek prequel’s September debut broke Canadian records for specialty series broadcasts and streaming video on demand, according to Bell Media, and has been averaging 1.2 million viewers on Space. The mid-season finale airs Sunday at 8p.m. on Space and Monday at 8 p.m. on CraveTV, while past episodes are available on demand and on Crave.
Authors John Irving, Thomas King, Lawrence Hill, Rupi Kaur and Madeleine Thien are the presenters at the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize gala, which will be televised on CBC and live-streamed at CBCBooks.ca on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. They will present shortlisted authors Rachel Cusk, Ed O’Loughlin, Michael Redhill, Eden Robinson and Michelle Winters.
William Weintraub, a prolific filmmaker involved in 150 National Film Board productions, has died at the age of 91. Weintraub, who was also a journalist and author, was viewed in some circles as a sometimes brutally honest historian on the sensitive issue of Quebec politics, particularly around language. His 1993 NFB-produced documentary The Rise and Fall of English Montreal told the story of the exodus of many anglophones from the province after the Parti Quebecois swept to power in 1976. Weintraub was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 2003.
German actress Karin Dor, who played an assassin sent by James Bond’s nemesis Blofeld to kill the British agent in 1967’s You Only Live Twice, has died. She was 79. Dor played roles in dozens of films, TV productions and theatre plays during a career that began in her German homeland when she was 17. Aside from would-be Bond assassin Helga Brandt — who ended up being fed to piranhas — Dor also co-starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1969 thriller Topaz, and the U.S. crime series Ironside and The FBI. Star staff, wire services