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Star Wars’ droids are usually meant to be a little bit too cute for their own good—just look at BB-8! But we also love when that cuteness is subverted with a violent streak, like with Knights of the Old Republic’s HK-47, Rebels’ Chopper, or the Darth Vader comic’s Triple Zero and BT. Or, case in point, this astromech from the new Poe Dameron comic.Read more...

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Despite abundant expectations that it would be bad, Nintendo’s new Metroid spin-off turns out to be very good. Read more...

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Lunella Lafayette. Reed Richards. Peter Parker. Tony Stark. Amadeus Cho. Hank Pym. Some of Marvel Comics’ biggest names are scientists and engineers as well as superpowered heroes. To celebrate, Marvel is having a month of STEM-themed covers to promote science education... and a little bit of the arts too, course.Read more...

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It’s finally Friday, so let loose in the comments with the gif or gifs of your choice.Read more...

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22 years ago, fans fell in love with a TV version of Ben Edlund’s The Tick, charmed by the show’s loopy self-aware superhero send-ups. 15 years ago, fans cheered for a live-action version of the Tick starring the too-perfect Patrick Warburton. Today, we get a new Tick for a new landscape, and I’m already hooked.Read more...

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These days Mike Judge is busy with his HBO show Silicon Valley, but back in 2006 he made a movie that would become an instant cult classic. Set in a dystopian future, Idiocracy is now a cultural touchstone for people who think the world just keeps getting dumber. And now Judge says it’s “scary” how quickly his movie became reality.Read more...

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Terrence Malick has a documentary that is, of course, about the entire history and future of humankind. And, equally obviously, there’s a 40-minute version for IMAX narrated by Brad Pitt as well as a regular film version narrated by Cate Blanchett. No offense to Pitt, but we’d take the Blanchett version any day.Read more...

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In the wake of Shin Godzilla’s arrival in Japan, there’s been swirling rumors of a new Godzilla anime on the horizon—which would, surprisingly, be the King of Kaiju’s first ever anime series. Now they’ve been validated, although it’s not quite an anime series—instead a new animated Godzilla film is coming out next year.Read more...

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Something strange is happening to one of the coldest places on Earth. Dazzling blue lakes are blooming like summer wildflowers atop the East Antarctic ice sheet’s Langhovde Glacier. And that’s got scientists very worried—because they’ve seen these lakes before.Read more...

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There are few things as beautiful on the big screen as the work of Laika. The stop-motion animated studio has already made three gorgeous fantasy films in their unique style and the latest, Kubo and the Two Strings, is the grandest and prettiest one yet. Unfortunately, the whole isn’t quite as strong as its individual parts.Read more...

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This likely makes more sense if you remember that Warm Bodies the 2013 film starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer is based on a book by Issac Marion, Marion has announced The Burning World will be releasing in 2017, continuing the tale of R the zombie’s and Julie the living girl’s star-crossed (flesh-crossed?) romance.Read more...

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Get a tiny, tiny first look at Hela in Thor Ragnarok. The Flash casts a new take on a classic comic book villain. American Horror Story offers even more nebulous teases about its next season. Agents of SHIELD gives a first look at SHIELD’s new director. Plus, new stills from Doctor Strange, and a new Morgan clip. Spoilers Get!Read more...

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A lot of science fiction incorporates medicine—be it realistic, fantastic, futuristically life-enhancing, or horrific. A new project at Scotland’s University of Glasgow, dubbed “Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities,” aims to study creative visions of medical care, and one crowdsourced aspect of it needs your help.Read more...

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Vampire TV shows are nothing new. But, if Rob Thomas has his way, he’s going to do something very new with The Lost Boys. The CW just revealed it has acquired a show based on the hit 1987 film that’ll explore what it means to be immortal.Read more...

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The next Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, has been filming in Atlanta for several weeks now. For the most part, everything’s been pretty secretive. Even the roles many actors are playing has been a mystery. But one big one may have just been unmasked.Read more...

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Wil Traval is moving from one comic book show to another—and from Marvel to DC. He’ll be guest-starring in the next season of Arrow as Christopher Chance, a comic book hero who’s already come to live-action not once, but twice.Read more...

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Corbin Bernsen (Psych) has been cast as the god Vulcan (and not a member of the Star Trek species) in Bryan Fuller’s TV adaptation of Neil Gaman’s novel.Read more...

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Fans everywhere have been wondering: how can anybody replace Patrick Warburton as Ben Edlund’s loopy big blue superhero? Now, we get a glimpse of what the guy inside the freaky new Tick suit can do.Read more...

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Ashley Wood has made all sorts of awesome-looking and wild takes on Marvel heroes for 3A’s line of artsy action figures. His latest is his first take on an actual human character rather than someone hidden behind the mask—and it’s a totally bizarre mixture of fantastical stylization and realism.Read more...

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Boom! Studios’ would’ve had an easy win if their Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic was just pure nostalgia and fan service, directly pointed at the heart of mid-20's nerds like me. The fact that it is exactly that and doing something interesting with its attitude-laden teenagers and the franchise simultaneously makes it surprisingly compelling reading.Read more...

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Great news for fans of M.R. Carey’s The Girl With All the Gifts—a book that’s about to enjoy a higher profile once the movie adaptation is out this fall. Carey announced he’ll be writing another tale set in the same world, with the interesting twist that it’ll be a prequel, rather than the expected sequel.Read more...

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Civil War II has Marvel’s superheroes fighting each other again; this time, it’s over whether it’s better to try and stop evil when you have foreknowledge in advance. Captain Marvel is leading the charge on predictive justice and it’s a stance that’s making the heroine almost totally unlikeable.Read more...

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The final piece of casting for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel has just been set—it’s Jared Leto, fresh off his polarizing take on the Joker in Suicide Squad.Read more...

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Just do it. Just make the Squirrel Girl movie, Marvel. I know you want to. Read more...

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We shared the first deal on these Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers a few weeks ago, and on a couple of occasions since, and you guys have bought thousands of them, to the point that Amazon has often killed the deal within hours of our posting it. If you missed out, or just want more of them, the two-pack is back on sale for $17 today, down from $20.Read more...

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