Q: I just finished bingewatching “Glow” on Netflix, and I have to know if it will be back for another season. -- Frank C., Albany, New York
A: “Glow,” which premiered on the streaming network in June, will indeed have a 10-episode season two. The exact date has not yet been announced. For those unfamiliar with the series, the based-on-real-life-events wrestling comedy is set in 1985 and centers on Ruth Wilder (played by “Community” alum Alison Brie), a struggling actress who stumbles upon her latest gig of starring in a new concept entertainment series about women wrestlers, aka the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW).
Q: I saw a commercial on PBS for a movie called “Farthest.” Can you tell me what that’s about? -- Kenny T., via email
A: My New York colleague, Michael Dressel, attended the press screening of the documentary for me. Here’s what he reported back: “’The Farthest’ celebrates 40 years (and counting) of the Voyager interstellar mission. The twin unmanned spacecraft, each no larger than a compact automobile, launched in 1977 on a ‘grand tour’ of the outer planets of the solar system -Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
“The two-hour film features interviews with the Voyager mission team, capturing the tension and elation of a historic mission that sent back unprecedented data and imagery. The film is both an adventure story and an aspirational tale, one in which mankind hopes to find something of itself in the vastness of space. Throughout its farflung odyssey, the Voyager mission is an emblem of hope and human curiosity.
“Included on each craft is a pressing of the Golden Record. Made under direction of famed astronomer Carl Sagan, this message in a bottle -- a primer of life on Earth for any extraterrestrial being that might encounter it -- includes music from Beethoven to Chuck Berry, messages of greeting, nature sounds and pictures of Earth and its inhabitants.
“In one particularly poignant moment, the Voyager craft, its mission complete, turns its camera back to capture Earth as a pale blue dot in the expanse of space, now one of the most famous images of our planet, which Sagan poetically described as the place where ‘everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives ... on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.’”
Q: When will “Vikings” be back? It seems like forever since there’s been a new episode. -- Gian W., via email
A: I know the wait seems long when it’s an awesome show like the Travis Fimmel starring historical drama. Travis plays Ragnar Lothbrok, a farmer who rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a Scandinavian king. “Vikings,” which is based on historical events, will be back for 20 new episodes when season five premieres Nov. 29 on the History channel.
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