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Altered Carbon takes place in a world where the mind has been digitized, turning bodies into disposable “sleeves.” The main character is a Japanese-American man whose mind has been forcibly put in the body of a white man—which means Joel Kinnaman, the show’s star, is portraying a person of Asian descent. This has…Read more...

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Vandal Savage’s assholery is twofold: One, he’s an evil despotic villain who has spent centuries coveting and reveling in power and control. Two, he’s really hard to kill. So naturally, only a team-up of some of DC’s deadliest criminals stand a chance at stopping him in the upcoming Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay.Read more...

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We’re counting the 100 biggest, most important moments... wait, you read the headline, right? And probably saw the three other articles counting down the 100-41 major pop culture events and decisions—which happened between io9's birth on January 2, 2008, to the present—we’ve run throughout the week, right? You get it. …Read more...

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Despite reports to the contrary, Facebook is not currently developing a way to filter spoilers. The idea came from a quote attributed to Ricky Van Veen, head of global creative strategy for Facebook, speaking at the National Association of Television Program Executives. From that information, Deadline and other…Read more...

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Fans have been waiting for Garth Ennis’ The Boys to become a live-action movie or television show for years. Several people have tried to make it happen—but now, finally, it’s being adapted for Amazon, and casting is in full effect.Read more...

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The first look at the Tomb Raider reboot gave us plenty of tomb-raiding action, with a lot of it inspired by the 2013 video game reboot of Lara Croft’s escapades. The latest trailer shows us a lot of what’s been added to the film beyond the inspiration of the game series—and it’s pretty much all about the legacy of…Read more...

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One of the most visually-appealing parts of The Last Jedi was the Battle of Crait. The bright white salt, the blood red soil, coming together to emphasize the clash of good and evil. Relive the moment with the Defense of Crait LEGO set, featuring a Ski Speeder (yes, that’s what it’s really called), a command tower,…Read more...

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Director Rian Johnson kept a lot of ideas and plot elements out of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, including Luke Skywalker’s reported third lesson for Rey, Supreme Leader Snoke’s origins, and that time a porg sliced its head open with a lightsaber. One of the more curious ones, involving the Knights of Ren, was because…Read more...

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The first Fantastic Beasts introduced us to the American wizarding world’s answer to “muggle” in the form of the ludicrous “no-maj,” a term that just makes it seems like America’s wizarding society was a little weird. But with the sequel The Crimes of Grindelwald heading to France, it turns out our magical linguistic…Read more...

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The 2018 Sundance Film Festival kicks off today, marking the debut of some of the year’s most exciting independent films, as well as shorts, VR experiences, and more. Although only a small portion of the festival’s content is in the scifi/fantasy/horror/science arena, there are still a lot of films worth pointing…Read more...

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Like all of DC’s metahuman superheroes who save the world on the CW every week, Black Lightning has an array of abilities allowing him to fight crime in ways others can’t. While all of Black Lightning’s powers are cool, they also beg the question: “How are you not killing people with them?” We asked Cress Williams,…Read more...

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And there could be more romance on the Waverider, to boot. Ang Lee’s Gemini Man finds another star. The Hulkbuster could get a big upgrade in Avengers: Infinity War. The CW teases a more comics-faithful costume for Mon-El on Supergirl. Plus, good news for The Tick, and a new look at the next X-Files. Spoilers, away!Read more...

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If you’re a fan of survival horror, you should absolutely pick up The Evil Within 2 for just $20 from today’s Amazon Gold Box. That price is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but it’ll only last through the end of the day, and it could very well sell out early.Read more...

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Monami Ohno is a Japanese cardboard artist. Kotaku has previously featured her work, and since then, she’s continued to churn out amazing creations.Read more...

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As thoughtful and emotionally satisfying as writer Tom King’s recent run on Batman has been, one of the major drawbacks is that every time something even remotely good happens to someone, you know it won’t be long until some kind of twist of fate snatches their happiness away.Read more...

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Nintendo’s weird new Robot LABO kit is up for preorder on Amazon for $80, and if you want it on launch day (April 20), I’d recommend ordering it now. LABO kits are basically just fancy pieces of cardboard, so one would hope that we won’t see Nintendo’s signature supply shortages, but that’s probably just wishful…Read more...

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A Stephen King enthusiast has just been struck a terrible blow that a lot of other fans might feel once they hear the news. A large portion of a private collection of King works, which included original typed manuscripts of Maximum Overdrive and The Eyes of the Dragon, has been lost to an accident.Read more...

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We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites of the day.Read more...

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So far, Flash’s take on Ralph Dibny has been stretching around as the Elongated Man in a costume that is as comical as Dibny himself can be. But, at long last, Ralph is getting something that looks a bit better than his light-grey spandex take on Daredevil season 1's costume.Read more...

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It’s the winter, so you’re probably feeling anxious and tired, a general malaise if you will. If you need a break from all the craziness and just can’t get your brain to turn off for one second, you’re gonna want to check out a weighted blanket. This one is down to $140 once you clip the $10 off coupon, which is an…Read more...

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In Frank Miller’s original 300 comic, it takes the Persian king Xerxes and his army of thousands three days to destroy the small Spartan force led by King Leonidas and go on to successfully invade and conquer Greece. But 300 creator Frank Miller wants to make sure we know Xerxes’ story doesn’t really begin with the…Read more...

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As part of our 10th anniversary, io9 is examining all the things that have had the most impact on pop culture since the site went online back on January 2, 2008. Today, we’re counting down from 60 to 41—check out 100-61 below, and come back tomorrow and Friday for the rest!Read more...

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Steven Moffat has long made it known what an insanely stressful time the creation of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special was—an event almost so disastrous it nearly didn’t have the Doctor in it at all. But at long last, Moffat has revealed what story he would’ve had to use for the potential reality of “The Day of…Read more...

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The most important thing to happen in the world of cinema in 2018 will be the 25th anniversary of the original Jurassic Park, which will be celebrated with a mountain of movie-related merchandise including this tiny drivable replica of the fictional park’s Jeeps from Fisher-Price. Ages five and up? Sounds like a…Read more...

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At some point over the last 10 years, have you ever stopped and wondered: What is an io9? Well, wonder no more. This animated video, voiced by co-founders Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders, reveals the secrets of the io9 device, which were thought lost in the midst of time. Check it out below.Read more...

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