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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 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

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