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In his fight to protect his city from those who wish to destroy it, Black Lightning has seen the dead rise from the grave and watched in terror as nearly everything about his life crumbled to pieces. Though it all, though, Black Lightning’s never managed to lose its sense of hope and optimism.Read more...

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If you haven’t had a chance to check out Netflix’s reboot of the campy ‘60s scifi classic, Lost in Space, you might want to avoid this spoiler-packed look at some of the new series’ visual effects. But this behind-the-scenes is a great example of how far VFX has come—and how a low-budget scifi show doesn’t necessarily…Read more...

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It’s the story of a lonely princess, a talking fox, and probably some Transformers or something. Anything is on the table when artificial intelligence is used to craft a Grimm’s bedtime story.Read more...

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Riverdale is a show that delights in going for it so thoroughly, I am pretty sure the dictionary definition of “go for it” just comes with a picture of the cast’s CW-perfect faces stapled to it at this point. The gang’s take on Carrie: The Musical in this week’s special all-singing, all-dancing episode is no exception.Read more...

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Warner Bros.’ DC comics movie announcements are getting crazy.Read more...

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Yesterday, news broke that screenwriter John Ridley will be writing and directing a film adaptation of his The American Way comics. Today, he talked to io9 about where his head’s at in transforming his story from medium to another, and one big change that’s going into the script.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 today.Read more...

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“Be Captain America. Jam Captain America down their throats. And at the same time, protect yourself.” Words to live by, really.Read more...

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Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan can’t get enough of killer games and multiple timelines. The pair will create a show for Amazon called The Peripheral, based on acclaimed author William Gibson’s popular cyberpunk murder-mystery novel that doesn’t stick to just one reality. And it has evil ’bots, too.Read more...

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Have you ever seen the 1981 BBC miniseries version of The Day of the Triffids? My wife was recently rewatching the classic scifi tale and she saw something that she’d never noticed before: Someone eating Tide laundry detergent. Or at least trying to eat it.Read more...

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Although it’s set 30 years in the future, Netflix’s Lost in Space reboot, which debuted on Friday, is a very thoughtful and astute take on the modern American nuclear family. Here’s what the new Robinsons had to say about their family unit and dynamics—including which members have their own secret handshakes.Read more...

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Remember when Tippi Hedren made everyone think a flock of birds was the scariest way to meet death from above? Ain’t nothing compared to a menacing posse of killer drones, as seen in the upcoming movie Haven. Duck for cover with the scifi thriller’s poster and the trailer, debuting right here on io9.Read more...

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Last week, two EVE Online players chose to share their life’s happiest moments with the community at EVE Fanfest in Reykjavik, Iceland, where they were joined in holy matrimony by the Space Pope.Read more...

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After giving up its time slot for the last few months so the Legends of Tomorrow could get up to a fuzzy blue emotional orgy within it, Supergirl has finally returned to the air. There were no giant-on-giant battles, but we did get a fleet of giant monkeys, including a huge gold one that shit lasers all over National…Read more...

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Netflix’s reimagining of Lost in Space debuted last week, the latest in a very long line of classic scifi TV shows that have either been rebooted (sometimes more than once) and/or made into feature films. But there are still a few lesser-known properties, untouched since the 1960s and ’70s, floating out there in the…Read more...

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Warner Bros.’ plans for the DC Extended Universe are still... how should we put it... in flux, at least one film is moving forward: Birds of Prey, starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, which the studio has selected indie filmmaker Cathy Yan to direct.Read more...

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Swapping ion engines for an electric drivetrain, Nova Scotia’s Allan Carver built a battery-powered replica of a TIE Fighter that can hit a top speed of six miles per hour when piloted using an RC remote. But at roughly one-third the size of the movie version, the ship is also big enough to accommodate a pilot on…Read more...

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Universal’s latest attempt to get in on comic book adaptations has lead to its acquisition of one the most delightful graphic novels of the year so far: Jen Wang’s romantic fairytale, The Prince and the Dressmaker.Read more...

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It’s easy to understand why fans of the Arrowverse want to see the CW’s newest team of live-action DC superheroes team up with Teams Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. But sorry, folks, because the fact of the matter is that Black Lightning is really, really, really set in its own universe. Read more...

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A soda can-sized projector, a Dewalt drill combo pack, boating and fishing gear, and more are all part of today’s best deals.Read more...

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For centuries, seven countries in the sky have solved their political disputes with duels between blade-magicians called Warders... but not for much longer. The Mertikan Empire has dreams of conquest, yet the other kingdoms won’t surrender their freedom—they’re all filled with people with their own schemes, desires,…Read more...

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The new Pet Sematary adaptation has found a star. The Russo brothers just won’t stop teasing the ominous importance of Avengers 4's real title. The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder heads to Netflix for even more vampiric shenanigans. Plus, new looks at the cast of Cloak and Dagger, and new footage from Deadpool 2, …Read more...

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Lots of fans walk out of superhero movies wishing they were Wonder Woman or Iron Man, but does the same thing happen with the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park or Jurassic World? Dino cosplay is apparently live, well, and not at all concerned with anatomical accuracy, as these new inflatable thunder lizard costumes reveal.Read more...

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If you’re a fan of the 1966 Batman show, the first thing that will hit you as you watch Adam West in this retro PSA is a strong wave of nostalgia. There he is, smooth as a silk Bat-cape, purring through his lines about pedestrian traffic safety. But, by the time the clip ends, things feel unexpectedly weird.Read more...

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John Ridley’s been a screenwriter and producer for decades, known for his work on Three Kings, 12 Years A Slave, and American Crime. But he’s also been creating an entire comic universe, too, in his historical superhero series The American Way, published by DC Comics. Today we learned those comics are going to be the…Read more...

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