Worth Watching: Lord of the Rings Prequel, Uploading Gets Serious in Pantheon, NASCAR Race for the Championship – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

Posted: September 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm

September 1, 2022 6:00 AM

Posted: September 1, 2022 6:00 AM

Updated: September 7, 2022 4:58 PM

Prime Video premieres the much-anticipated Lord of the Rings prequel The Rings of Power. The animated sci-fi drama Pantheon imagines the implications of Uploaded Intelligence (UI) after death. TCM salutes Humphrey Bogart as Star of the Month, with weekly tributes on Thursdays. USA follows the stars of a NASCAR season in the docuseries Race for the Championship. Marvels sorcerer Wong joins the satirical world of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

Series Premiere9/8c

The moneys on the screen in Prime Videos big-budget, lavish prequel to the events immortalized in J.R.R. Tolkiens The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Whether scaling terrifying heights in the Northernmost Wastes, weathering a savage storm on the Sundering Seas or gaping at the dwarves mammoth underground kingdom, The Rings of Power is a reminder of what drew many of us to epic fantasy in the first place: wonder. (See the full review.)

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A mind-blowing subject treated whimsically in Prime Videos Upload becomes serious and sinister business in a provocative animated sci-fi drama about UIUploaded Intelligencein which a digital simulation of the human mind can be uploaded to a mysterious cloud. The A-list voice cast is led by Daniel Dae Kim as the late David, whose consciousness has become a ghost in a corporate machine. When he reaches out to his grieving and bullied teenage daughter Maddie (Katie Chang), his widow Ellen (Rosemarie DeWitt) questions its authenticity, and the motivations of the shadowy company developing this tech. Paul Dano co-stars as moody tech-nerd teen Caspian, whose parents (Aaron Eckhart and Taylor Schilling) are engaged in a peculiar subterfuge of their own. Pantheon also features the final performance of William Hurt as a Steve Jobs-like tech legend.

Series Premiere10/9c

Get up close and personal with the contenders in this years NASCAR Cup season and playoffs in a 10-episode docuseries following the racers on and off the track. (By no coincidence, USA airs the kickoff to the playoffs Sunday from Darlington Raceway.) The series opens with the NASCAR seasons first race at the L.A. Coliseum, with 2021 Cup Series Champion Kyle Larson hoping to stay on top, and racer Joey Logano (pictured above) facing a tough decision on race day with a pregnant wife at home.


Humphrey Bogart won his sole Oscar as grizzled skipper Charlie Allnut in John Hustons exhilarating 1951 adventure. The grand Katharine Hepburn co-stars as missionary spinster Rose, who joins him on a perilous journey down an African river to sabotage a German steamer during World War I. What better way to kick off TCMs Star of the Month tribute to Bogie, with movies airing each Thursday in September. Queen is followed at 10/9c by Bogarts iconic interpretation of gumshoe Sam Spade in 1941s The Maltese Falcon. (His take on Raymond Chandlers Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep from 1946 airs early Friday at 8 am/7c.)

If youre amused by out-of-left-field celebrity cameos, this episodes for you. Also joining in the fun of this superhero spoof: Marvels sorcerer supreme Wong (Benedict Wong), whose arrival amid the Abomination chaos prompts Jennifer/She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany) to address the audience head-on: Just remember whose show this actually is. We also learn that Thors inspirational speeches are not admissible in court. And so the Marvel Cinematic (and TV) Universe rolls.

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