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The first trailer for the documentary on the making of iconic British comic 2000 AD just landed, and it's a profanity-ridden masterpiece.Read more...

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One of our biggest wishes for Legend of Korra Book 4 was that Kuvira, who is forcibly reuniting the Earth Kingdom, would be, if not a sympathetic antagonist, at least a relatable one. But after this episode, we could almost see ourselves rooting for her. And that's why she's so insidious.Read more...

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Hot Toys have done a lot of Wolverine figures in the past - but none have come so close to capturing the perpetual scowl of Hugh Jackman's take on Alberta's finest like this new one has.Read more...

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Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin's announcement this week that it could make small-scale nuclear fusion power a reality in the next decade has understandably generated excitement in the media. Physicists, however, aren't getting their hopes up just yet.Read more...

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Marvel Studios has rewarded the loyalty of its fans in a lot of ways (chief among them the simple fact that they produce consistent, quality content), but here I want to specifically highlight the way they reward loyalty to fans of the comicbooks, to people who enjoy accuracy to the source material. I had the thought recently that Marvel Studios often plays the long game; they start with some elements of comicbook lore being more grounded or restrained, then when the characters or basic concepts have been successfully introduced, in later movies they fold back in additional elements that are more faithful to the source material. Sometimes they even do it within the span of a single movie (such as the Red Skull appearing to have a normal face at first, and then later revealing it was only a mask, hiding his comic-accurate look), but it's more common for them to wait and let the viewers get used to the basic concept before making it more fantastical. Read more...

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The all-new, all-female Thor is so new in the comic books that we still don't know who she actually is, but that hasn't stopped her from snagging a starring role in D3Publisher's ongoing Marvel Puzzle Quest. Read more...

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Since the mention of Sheriff Carter's actor Colin Ferguson dealing with vampires , the idea of an alternate Eureka where the supernatural instead of super science was the norm has been stuck in my head. So here are my ideas for Spooooky Eureka.Read more...

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Sailor Venus makes her grand début on Sailor Moon Crystal! Unfortunately, everyone is so amazed by Minako's amazing amazingness that they kinda forgot to bring a plot with them this week. But at least we have all of the Sailor Senshi together, at last.Read more...

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Costs on solar are coming down steeply, and now they're about to get even cheaper. A group of chemists at Ohio State University have invented a solar panel that stores energy without an external battery. The self-contained tuner/capacitor panels are already bein licensed to industry.Read more...

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Hawaii is a tropical island of picturesque eruptions. While usually the eruptions are mostly harmless , an offshoot of a new lava flow has been inching towards suburb since June. Now the residents of Puna are settling in to watch the slowly creeping doom.Read more...

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This terrifying, greenish UFO appeared hovering over Montréal last week, right in the middle of an evening newscast. It appeared to change shape and plunge to earth. Now there are reports of the same "mysterious ball" cropping up in Lima, Peru. What is this thing, and what is it doing?Read more...

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This short proof-of-concept film takes aim at for-profit healthcare. A woman copes with a terminal illness while a machine keeps her alive. And whenever time is up, her lover must pump more money into the machine.Read more...

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The shrouded figures with their chemical sprays didn't seem to have faces. We could see them from our tents near the fields. They walked among the glowing fungi that had suddenly appeared everywhere — tending them, or perhaps killing them. We had no idea. Nobody told us anything.Read more...

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Gather round the fire, vault dwellers, and let me show you a story. Perhaps you've heard this story before—but probably not like this.Read more...

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Directed by Ethan Shaftel, Flesh Computer is one part Videodrome and two parts fleshy computer bits. Not sure what to make of this particular picture, but it's weird. Very weird. It may not make a whole heap of sense, but we like the stuff that directly pertains to both the flesh and the computer. Read more...

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Here's the most brilliant, happy-making, fist-pumping "fuck yeah" moment from last night's Vampire Diaries. In which my two favorite characters team up and take out the trash. Booyah!Read more...

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We all know that diet can dramatically affect our health, both mentally and physically. But a new study shows that an off-kilter eating schedule could also affect well-being, too. Here's why.Read more...

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Some shows reel you in slowly, making you invest in the story before you decide that you love it. Sometimes, however, you can pinpoint your love of a show to a single character, a single storyline, or even a single episode.Read more...

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The U.S. Air Force's top secret X37-B Space Plane made a not-so-secret return to Earth this morning, landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after an impressive 674 days in orbit.Read more...

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The list of known planets beyond our solar system is ever-growing . To many, this suggests the day when scientists detect signs of extraterrestrial life could soon be at hand. When that day comes, which religions will struggle to reconcile such a discovery with their beliefs – and which will adapt in stride?Read more...

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Día de los Muertos is one of my favorite times of any year. So many artists are inspired by Muertos visuals, including my own Loteria card series. Here's a gallery of Day of the Dead-themed works from artists across the contemporary science fiction, fantasy, and genre art spectrum.Read more...

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In this fun-filled animated short, Aurore and Liam are driving to Lake Frost to glimpse a comet. But after they pick up an alien hitchhiker, it becomes clear that the only beings headed their way are of an extraterrestrial nature.Read more...

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We're always being told that tie-in books and comics "don't count" — even when they're really terrific and take the series in great directions. Doctor Who's New Adventures, Star Wars' Expanded Universe... they're not "real." But which series has spawned tie-in books, comics or audio stories that are better than some "official" installments?Read more...

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In Real Life, the new comic out from Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang, is an adaptation of Doctorow's 2004 story "Anda's Game." Ten years later, this tale of a young female gamer learning about wider social issues through a MMORPG still holds a valuable message for gamers (and non-gamers) of all ages.Read more...

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Isao Takahata and Studio Ghibli's stunning new film The Tale of the Princess Kaguya opens in New York and Los Angeles today, with a nation-wide release coming later. Not that you should need another reason to see this beautiful, haunting movie, but this final English-language trailer is especially stunning.Read more...

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