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Outlander returns to Starz on April 9, and this full trailer (an extension of the teaser that dropped last month) offers some tantalizing hints on what time-traveler Claire’s going to be up to during season two—including getting pregnant in the past and reuniting with her (first) husband in the future.Read more...

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The new film from director Drake Doremus feels awfully familiar. It’s set in a future where violence has been done away with by suppressing human emotions. There, a man and a woman must decide if it’s okay to pursue this odd thing they’re feeling: love.Read more...

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We’re just a couple months out from the launch of Game of Thrones season six, and finally we’re starting to get some glimpses of the fates that will befall our beloved characters. Some new photos released by HBO reveal who’s alive, who’s dead—and who’s changed. Read more...

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Artist’s depiction of colliding neutron stars shredding spacetime, producing ripples of gravitational waves. Credit: NASA. David Reitze, executive director of the LIGO Laboratory, took the podium at the National Press Building in Washington, DC, this morning, and said the words we’ve all been waiting on tenterhooks to hear: “We have discovered gravitational waves.” And a packed auditorium in Caltech’s Cahill building in Pasadena—where people had gathered to watch the live feed—erupted into wild applause.Read more...

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When traditional law enforcement tactics fail, why not turn to mad science? In Criminal, a vicious sociopath (played by Kevin Costner) undergoes a procedure that implants a recently deceased CIA agents’s skills and at least one very important memory into his brain. Sure, that sounds totally reasonable.Read more...

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Look, we know Deadpool’s cute advertising campaign has gotten absurdly out of control . But you’ve got to make exceptions for Betty White. You just have to. It’s an unwritten law we must all abide by.Read more...

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Hey, remember when Harrison Ford broke his leg in 2014? Well, the British government does, and it’s bringing charges against a Disney UK subsidiary for violating workplace health and safety laws.Read more...

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Before J.J. Abrams directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he did two Star Trek movies. This you surely know. But did you realize that, in both of those Star Trek movies, there are scenes of people free-falling?Read more...

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A brand new Star Wars animated series is coming to TV. Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, a full-fledged show blending the humor of the Lego brand and, well, Star Wars, is set to premiere sometime this summer on Disney XD.Read more...

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Superheroes are hampered by two things: they were first thought up as wholesome entertainment for children, and their adventures have no defined end point. So writers can’t afford to kill off a good villain without losing a crucial source of conflict. Which is always their biggest mistake.Read more...

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Ever played a game like Halo or Call of Duty and thought, “Why don’t they just make movies like this? First person action films where you can do or kill any and everything?” Well, now they have. It’s called Hardcore Henry.Read more...

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For some people, the first set of Pokémon designed by Game Freak might as well be the only Pokémon that exist.Read more...

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We got a brand new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer out of nowhere this morning. Shock of shocks, it’s actually made up almost entirely new footage! It’s got Batman throwing down! Superman in the tub! Wonder Woman finally speaking a line! But there’s much, much more—so we’ve examined every single shot to see what it can tell us about BvS.Read more...

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We all love quoting The Simpsons, but the show has also done tons of quoting of its own, weaving countless references to movies and TV shows into its animation. This clip from Vimeo user cgmzz (Celia Gómez) offers 27 side-by-side comparisons that show just how much detail goes into these homages.Read more...

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The newest trailer for the follow-up to Snow White and the Huntsman is here. It takes place before the 2012 film, but it might be most notable because it’s seems almost exactly like a live-action version of Disney’s Frozen.Read more...

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If you were the sole human on a space station full of aliens, you’d probably get a discrete job to avoid standing out. Space sanitation. Maybe Space accounting. Unfortunately for Lilly, the star of IDW’s new series Satellite Falling, her job makes her the most infamous being in her solar system. Check out an five-page preview of the first issue, right here on io9!Read more...

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Space Jam, unquestionably the greatest cartoon/live-action hybrid movie about basketball ever made. To celebrate, we’ve decided to share this fan theory with you, which makes Space Jam an even cooler movie.Read more...

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Sky Arts has taken the reigns of the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “Likely Stories,” originally announced back in October . Now we have actual details.Read more...

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The fantastic, fantastical artwork of Chris Rush is imbued into the mind of many Magic players, even if they’re not familiar with his name. He provided art for more than hundred of the game’s earliest cards, including its most famous: the Black Lotus. We’re saddened to report that Rush passed away yesterday.Read more...

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R. Hurt, Caltech/JPL. Since Albert Einstein first predicted their existence a century ago, physicists have been on the hunt for gravitational waves , ripples in the fabric of spacetime. That hunt is now over. Gravitational waves exist, and we’ve found them.Read more...

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Batman v Superman’s final trailer is really heavy on the Batman—and it shows that even if Bruce Wayne is getting old, he’s still got what it takes, even up against Superman himself.Read more...

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If you think it’s tough being the scarred, wise-cracking Deadpool in the world of superheroes and villains, you haven’t heard what writers Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and the film’s other creators had to go through to make his movie a reality.Read more...

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Artist’s concept of a black hole. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Could the rumors be true? After a month of rampant speculation that physicists have finally discovered gravitational waves , today we learn the truth. Lead scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) have assembled at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and they’re about to make a big announcement.Read more...

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Last September Sphero set the bar impossibly high when it comes to BB-8 toys , but at the 2016 New York Toy Fair this weekend, Spin Master might actually have the last word. Not only does its new remote control BB-8 stand an impressive 16-inches tall, it’s the first to respond to voice commands.Read more...

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There was little doubt that combining superheroes and anthropomorphic toy trains would be a big hit with kids. But following up on the success of the initial reveal at Comic-Con last year , Mattel is going to introduce 35 new DC Super Friends/Thomas & Friends Minis mashups including Emily in a Poison Ivy getup, a Solomon Grundy version of Diesel 10, and Gator as the Green Lantern.Read more...

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