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In 2005, Greg McLean’s horror film Wolf Creek reminded viewers why it’s a very bad idea to poke around deep in the wilderness, where nature can be hostile and the locals might spell your doom. In May, a well-received six-part series inspired by the film aired on Australian TV; now, it’s got an October airdate in America.Read more...

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When ABC canceled Agent Carter, there was a brief hope that Netflix would pick the show up and continue it. It made sense—Netflix was already home to other Marvel shows. And now we know the reason the company didn’t pick up the show.Read more...

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This is a surprise—Netflix’s rejuvenation of dystopian British anthology series Black Mirror is a lot closer than we expected. We’ve heard about the tantalizing casting for a while, but now we know when we’ll finally be able to watch it.Read more...

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Superhero comics operate on wish fulfillment. Readers get pulled into storylines featuring metahuman abilities because the power to fly or do things at superspeed seem like they’d let us solve all our problems. But a new comic from two great writers looks at the gap between a normal life and superhero adventures.Read more...

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Suffice to say, if you’re a member of the gamma-radiated family in Marvel’s comics at the moment, now isn’t exactly a happy time .Read more...

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When climate change is in the news, it’s usually because of a scary new temperature record or a mass coral die-off , or because an enormous chunk of Greenland disappeared and nobody noticed . But at the end of the day, the thing that most of us really care about is how we’ll be affected. Now, NOAA is making it easier than ever to find out, with a new Climate Explorer app that shows just how screwed (or spared) your little sliver of the country will be.Read more...

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At this point, it’s probably no surprise that Jared Leto did some very, very weird things to get into the mindset of the Joker for Suicide Squad. And yet, every time he talks about it, things get grimmer.Read more...

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Excellent news for fans of DontNod’s excellent young adult adventure game Life Ils Strange—Legendary pictures has announced that it’s turning the series into a movie.Read more...

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In 2015, M. Night Shyamalan released his best film in years, found-footage nightmare The Visit. He returns to a conventional style with Split, which may or may not delve into the supernatural, but definitely flirts with some very weird science. It also has a killer cast; James McAvoy alone gets to play 24 different characters.Read more...

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Two weeks ago, 19-year-old super-genius Amadeus Cho suffered a painful loss, one that shocked readers in a big way. But, when you’re the newest Green Goliath in the Marvel Universe, it means you don’t get to be angry and upset without every other hero watching you suspiciously.Read more...

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The Walking Dead comic has been around for over a decade now. The behemoth series has yielded over a whopping 156 issues so far, and of course, shambled into alternate mediums with seven seasons of the Walking Dead show. But according to Kirkman, at one point the comic was going to be a lot shorter than it currently is.Read more...

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Most of Comic-Con is spent either waiting in line or huddled in crowded rooms, so the chance to see a live reading of an Archer episode aboard a yacht docked just behind the convention center was a welcome diversion. The entire cast of FX’s animated secret agent/drug kingpin/private-detective series was there, with special guest Christian Slater serving as narrator.Read more...

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An on-going excavation of a Swedish warship sunk in the 17th century recently yielded quite the haul. The newly found treasure includes gold coins, a diamond ring, and a 340-year-old pot of cheese. Truly, the ocean is full of wonders.Read more...

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Square-Enix’s Play Arts Kai DC figures have turned Batman into all sorts of crazy things—cowboys , a giant robo-dragon , a samurai , the list goes on—but now they’re turning him into his own villains, starting with this wonderful Two-Face mashup.Read more...

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It’s 2016, and things are looking pretty grim. As prognosticators of the future, io9 is here to assess the present, and remind everyone that as bad things are, they can always get much, much worse—and they are much, much worse in mirror universes and parallel worlds. Here are 16 alternate realities that make the original look like home sweet home.Read more...

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Yes, that’s Mole Man doing the ol’ trilby hat-tip and courtly creep-bro greeting. Genius like that which you see above is why The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is one of Marvel’s best comics .Read more...

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Akiva Goldsman, Oscar-winning screenwriter of A Beautiful Mind (also the screenwriter of non-Oscar winners like Batman Forever, I Am Legend, and I, Robot) has been hired to adapt Isaac Asmov’s 1953 scifi murder mystery The Caves of Steel for the big screen. He is the third writer to take a crack at the tale for Fox.Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey is the first big name to join Ava DuVernay’s Disney film based on Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, which is being adapted by Frozen’s Jennifer Lee. This isn’t a huge surprise, really—Winfrey was in Selma, DuVernay’s highly-acclaimed previous feature, so it makes sense they’d team up again.Read more...

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Last month, we saw what happened when a neural network was tasked with scripting a scifi short—a dazzlingly weird mess . Now, there’s Impossible Things, a horror movie that was written with equal parts human and machine input, with the goal of making the scariest film ever. And it is scary—but maybe not in the intended way.Read more...

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DJ Qualls has had a lot of different acting jobs in his career, and right now he’s doing two science fiction shows at once: Z Nation and Man in the High Castle. In the press room during San Diego Comic-Con, Qualls told us about how he thought he was going to be fired and, more importantly, how brilliant being stupid can be. Read more...

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At first, the trailer for Lace Crater might fool you into thinking it’s a movie about mumblecore hotties enjoying a long weekend. Nope. It’s really about why you should never, ever have sex with a ghost. Turns out there are spooky side effects that a Google search on “std sex with ghost” can absolutely not explain.Read more...

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Think about every piece of media that involves humans shrinking down to a fraction of their size: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids... Ant-Man... Fantastic Voyage... that Magic School Bus episode based on Fantastic Voyage. Now realize all those characters should be stone dead. The laws of physics don’t care about whimsy or suspension of disbelief.Read more...

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We already know that spider silk is something of a wonder material , but scientists are still discovering more awesome things that it can do. An international team of researchers has found that spider silk shares a useful property with semiconductors—except rather than exploiting this to manipulate electrons, it can be used to manipulate sound and heat.Read more...

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Like how some soldiers never stop fighting a war well after it’s ended, this short film Call of the Empire, by Trevor Kerr, imagines a world where remnants of the defeated Empire are still waging war against the Rebels after the Battle of Endor. It’s like seeing a glimpse of what might have happened in a galaxy far, far away, a few years after the events of Return of the Jedi.Read more...

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Ben Edlund has a great laugh. Several of them, actually. One of them sounds like the sarcastic giggle of a skinny kid who used to insult his tormentors in ways that they wouldn’t even understand. There’s another kind of tittering that rings with nostalgia, as he thinks about elements from previous adaptations of The Tick. The laughter I heard the most was the excited cackle that came up when he discussed his new plans for his signature creation.Read more...

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