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On Friday, the Disney Channel premiered Descendants, a TV movie about the children of Disney heroes and villains. No surprise, it is basically a mix of Once Upon a Time and High School Musical. Sober, it is a rough sit. Drunk? It is a delight.Read more...

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That tiny speck in the middle of this photo is the International Space Station. The photo was taken earlier today, August 2nd, as the ISS passed the moon going roughly five miles per second. Read more...

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Sometimes, one hundred seconds and not a single word of dialogue is all you need to make something eerie as hell. Read more...

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When things start going really well for you, that’s when you know something’s about to go wrong, especially in television. On the latest episode of Killjoys, Kiss Kiss, Bye Bye, the crew discovers what happens when you go too far down the rabbit hole. Read more...

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Fantasy author N.K. Jemisin isn’t satisfied with the status quo: it “is significantly racist and sexist and a whole bunch of other things that I think need to change. With epic fantasy there is a tendency for it to be quintessentially conservative, in that its job is to restore what is perceived to be out of whack.”Read more...

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I finally got to see Ant-Man recently, and something that happened in it made me sit back and think while I was driving home. Why did Ant-Man largely get a pass for this, while Interstellar was ridiculed for it? Some spoilers ahead. Read more...

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Batman: Arkham Knight sets up from the beginning to be one of the best Batman stories out there—and then it falls flat at every key moment.Read more...

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The reboot factory is rolling out yet another old television favorite: Xena: The Warrior Princess. Unfortunately, we probably won’t be able to see Lucy Lawless reprise her role as the former warlord-turned-hero. “I really couldn’t live that life,” Lawless said during the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour on Friday. “I look back, I’ve got all sort of wear and tear from that lifestyle. That’s just what happens to human bodies when they get used a certain way a lot. I actually couldn’t do it. I’m 47, but there’s somebody great out there.” Read more...

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Why even give these people amnesia if they’re going to go ahead and find out everything they can and get revenge for things they can’t remember?Read more...

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Caitlín R. Kiernan has earned considerable acclaim for her works, including a pair of World Fantasy Awards last year, and now, two of her best-known works have been optioned for film. Read more...

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Sunday Puzzle is on holiday this weekend! In its place, try your hand at this week’s collection of puzzles from NPR’s Will Shortz. “Every answer this week is a six-letter word that contains two consecutive F’s. Use each anagram of the other four letters to find the full six-letter word.”Read more...

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There’s no reason why this should work, but somehow, it does. Spock and McCoy shippers, take note: this sums up the pair’s relationship perfectly. Read more...

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These astronauts bopped around Cape Canaveral in a phalanx of distinctive red, white, and blue corvettes while training for Apollo 15, but their true pride and joy was the very first lunar rover.Read more...

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The upcoming adaptation of Fantastic Four is coming later this week, and it’s getting a bit of a cool reception. The folks over at New York Magazine wanted to look back at the original Robert Corman adaptation and recut it into a modern-ish trailer. Read more...

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Yesterday, we looked at an interactive infographic on the relative orbits of everything in the solar system. Today, let’s compare the planets to one another. This site shows us how all of the solar system’s planets (and Pluto) stack up. Read more...

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Syfy is wrapping up Continuum this year with a final, 6 episode fourth season. It’ll start in Canada on September 4th, and will air in the United States on Syfy on September 11th. Read more...

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With a career spanning over half a century, Samuel R. Delany has seen many changes within the science fiction landscape. The New Yorker has an essay about Delany and his life, with a particular look at his existence within the science fiction community as a person of color. Read more...

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Astronaut Scott Kelly has been providing us some spectacular images during his time in orbit, but this shot might be one of the coolest ones thus far: Venus, Earth, Jupiter and the Moon, all in the frame. Read more...

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This is pretty awesome: an interactive map of the solar system that lets you see how the major objects in our solar system move around the sun. Click and drag to see where everything will be relative to one another at any given date. Read more...

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Imgr user raggedrabbit has posted up a number of Luke Skywalker cards that Mark Hamill has signed. Apparently, the actor has a bit of fun when he signs them, leaving snarky notes in addition to his signature. Read more...

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Bethesda might have sold out of Pip Boy editions of Fallout 4, never to make any again, but thanks to one enterprising fan, it’s still possible to get one of your own. You just need a 3D printer.Read more...

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Channing Tatum has been eager to star as Gambit in the X-Men spinoff for years, and now The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the actor has officially signed on for the film, despite rumors earlier this week that he was getting ready to leave the project. http://io9.com/what-on-earth-... Read more...

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According to Entertainment Weekly, Ian McShane has been cast in a mystery role. Let the speculation begin. Read more...

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Sneaky Zebra does some of the best convention cosplay videos, and their latest takes you through London Film & Comic Con last weekend. Read more...

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This is pretty awesome: while filming a time lapse of the night sky, Marc Donahue inadvertently captured an exploding meteorite in the atmosphere earlier in July in Santa Cruz, California. Read more...

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