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Despite a mathematician claiming otherwise, it’s widely believed that if you find yourself in the Star Trek universe wearing a red uniform, your days are numbered. So given all the things in the ocean that want to eat you, why would you ever head to the beach wearing a red Star Trek swimsuit?Read more...

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Unfortunately, it isn’t a Blu-ray, but the complete Futurama box set has never been this cheap before. It’s a Gold Box deal though, so grab it quick before it sells out.Read more...

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In 2015, John Carpenter called They Live “a documentary.” Though his cult classic is nearly 30 years old, its themes of surveillance, income inequality, and the sinking suspicion that the people in charge are way more sinister than we ever realized still feel very potent. A new short doc examines why.Read more...

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On Halloween 1992, the BBC aired Ghostwatch, a 90-minute special presented as a live, scientific investigation of a haunted house. It was, of course, strictly a faux doc—but it still managed to confuse more than a few viewers who believed they were watching real terrors caught on tape.Read more...

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Boom Studios already has an excellent Power Rangers comic—but now it’s getting a companion series that is set in the earliest days of the teens with attitudes’ ranger careers. And while there’ll still be some action, it’s mainly focused on their lives outside of all that color-coordinated spandex.Read more...

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Ray Bradbury’s famous 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451 is getting a feature-length update. HBO is set to make a new movie adaptation of the book, directed by Ramin Bahrani and co-starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon.Read more...

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But it’s not what you think. Tom is not Willy Wonka and Jerry is not Charlie. This is straight-up the original Willy Wonka movie, totally remade—just with Tom and Jerry HANGING AROUND TOO.Read more...

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If you’re planning to build your own lightsaber, droid, or time-traveling DeLorean replica, the first place you need to visit is the Replica Prop Forum. It’s the online hangout for builders to share tips and photos of their creations. It’s also where you’ll find Darren Moser detailing his build of a life-size K-2SO…Read more...

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Even though Siren isn’t set to premiere until next summer, Freeform has released a trailer for its mermaid show. A show in which the title character is out. For. Blood.Read more...

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Pat yourself on the back. You were right! Kylo Ren’s scar in The Force Awakens does not match the scar in The Last Jedi. Writer-director Rian Johnson has just admitted it, and explained why he broke all of Star Wars’ renown verisimilitude for this small but ultimately fatal change.Read more...

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Our first look at Marvel’s foray into young adult drama is here, and it’s heavy on the angst. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to remember this is superhero show for most of the trailer, and that’s actually quite intriguing.Read more...

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Despite the bitchin’ soundtrack, Telltale Games’ latest collaboration, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, can’t be called a thrilling, rock-fueled space opera. It’s more like easy listening. The first episode’s biggest event happens in the first few minutes, and everything else is characters sitting around and…Read more...

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“Now this is a story all about how/My life got flipped turned upside down.” Or at least it could be. The House of Mouse wants the man who played Deadshot in Suicide Squad to grant wishes.Read more...

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Before Mark Millar’s Chrononauts was even released in 2015, the comic had already been tapped for a movie adaptation. However, as is so often the case these days, the updates stopped there. Fast-forward to today and there is finally some movement on the project.Read more...

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The Star Wars saga is as much a fairy tale as The Three Little Pigs or The Princess and the Pea—just with way cooler spaceships and characters. So the iconic Little Golden Books have a few more Star Wars titles en route that will help kids obsess and pore over every last detail from the films.Read more...

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Ever since DC began its Rebirth initiative, one giant mystery has hung over its comics: just how the hell do the Watchmen play into the new DC universe? Today’s Batman is the first issue in the saga that promises to reveal this mystery. It’s light on revelations, but it already has us asking even more questions.Read more...

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On Monday evening, Marvel Studios invited a small group of reporters into its innermost sanctum (a screening room) for an early look at a number of its upcoming films. Read more...

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Over the past few days, there’s been speculation—thanks to an offhand comment at a recent press tour of Marvel Studio’s offices—that a director for the Captain Marvel movie had been found. Now, a new report indicates this is indeed the case: but it’s not one director, but two: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Read more...

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Freeform has unveiled the team of (somewhat) superheroes who will be joining Squirrel Girl in the new Marvel TV series, The New Warriors. They include a hypochondriac, a lazy immortal, and a YouTuber. The world is... safe?Read more...

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Sometimes it seems the real reason some people choose to have kids is so that they can pour all of their pre-baby time and energy into a big “hooray, we’re pregnant!” announcement. YouTuber Nokem came up with a simpler, but utterly fantastic approach that fans of Star Trek: TNG will wish they’d thought of.Read more...

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Marvel has announced the much-anticipated soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and it looks like James Gunn and the Guardians crew have outdone themselves, with an impressive and eclectic set list that truly earns the name “Awesome Mix.”Read more...

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The thing about Zack Snyder is that he’s always completely into everything he puts on-screen. He has tons of enthusiasm for everything—including making sure that Henry Cavill snapped Michael Shannon’s neck in Man of Steel exactly right.Read more...

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Meanwhile, Ewan McGregor is still happy to return for a hypothetical Obi-Wan film. Amazon’s Philip K. Dick anthology finds some cast members. Ryan Murphy wants Jessica Lange back in American Horror Story. Plus a bunch of new clips from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Spoilers Now! Read more...

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I’m pretty sure this is how casting for superhero movies works out, right? You get drawn as the character first, and then you sign the multi-picture deal. Either way, Cable co-creator Rob Liefeld’s take on Josh Brolin as the character is pretty damn awesome.Read more...

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Which character does the title of The Survivalist refer to? At first glance, it appears to be the man played by Martin McCann (who’s simply listed as “survivalist” in the movie credits). But the mother-daughter duo (Olwen Fouere and Mia Goth) clearly have their post-apocalypse plan on lock, too.Read more...

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