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This week’s Stevenbomb of new Steven Universe episodes dropped without a clever name alluding to its overarching theme and, in a way, that was the perfect move because things are changing in Beach City. For everyone.Read more...

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There’s a King Arthur movie out there with a cast that includes Kate Winslet and Daniel Craig. However, neither of them are the stars, and the lead fights evil with a Discman. Twice. Welcome to A Kid in King Arthur’s Court, the dumbest Arthurian legend ever told.Read more...

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If you’re watching Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale, nothing sends a chill down the spine like the visage of Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, or any number of Handmaids obscured by the “wings” of lily-white bonnets and bedecked in ominous, hooded red capes. (If you’re not, weeze a…Read more...

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of the merchandise most likely to burn a hole in our wallets this week. Today we’ve got a Boba Fett-inspired Nerf blaster, some retro Batman action figures, a cool way to build your own Lego Transformers, and an alarmingly adorable Xenomorph plushie.Read more...

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The captain’s been killed, the engines are dead, and aliens are at the front door just waiting to come in and make a bloody mess. New board game The Captain Is Dead is basically what you get when you fast-forward to the final disastrous minutes of any Alien movie.Read more...

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Another day, another rumor about the identity of Peter Capaldi’s replacement on Doctor Who. But an intriguing new report from the Radio Times seems to offer a comprehensive update on Who’s road to the 13th Doctor, and there’s some new names in the mix.Read more...

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Game of Thrones is lauded for its unique fantasy world and the characters that live within it, but sometimes it’s good to step back and truly appreciate how gorgeous the show is.Read more...

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Greetings, my garrulous guttersnipes! (I feel like I’m turning into a Batman ‘66 villain here.) This week: Those Game of Thrones spin-off series! How to improve the Iron Fist TV show’s story! Whether Stormtroopers get paid! And a question so weird, I couldn’t stop answering it! (You’ll know it when you see it.)Read more...

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Ursula K. Le Guin’s award-winning scifi novel Left Hand of Darkness, one of the first and finest works in modern feminist science fiction, has been picked up as a limited television series.Read more...

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One of Jack Kirby’s most iconic (and weirdest) creations is returning to DC Comics, and bringing an equally mindbending creative team with him: Tom King—the man who wrote some of the best superhero comics in recent history in The Vision and The Omega Men—and Sheriff of Babylon’s superstar artist Mitch Gerads.Read more...

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A one-of-a-kind Harry Potter prequel has been stolen, and author J.K. Rowling is eager to get it back in the right hands.Read more...

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If you needed any ideas for a Guardians of the Galaxy cosplay, you can always dress as Baby Groot.Read more...

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A new scifi short is all about a woman who doesn’t feel like she belongs... probably because she’s actually an alien. So, she sets on a quest to get home, though not without her trusty teddy bear.Read more...

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Two popular genre shows with unclear futures just got some good news. A third did not.Read more...

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When something is well-written, it’s not uncommon to hear someone refer to it as “Shakespeare.” For example, hypothetically, someone might say, “The script for Ghostbusters was so good, it’s like Shakespeare.” But what if Ghostbusters actually was written by Shakespeare?Read more...

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Remember when zombies were scary? No? You’re not alone. Zombies have become so incredibly normal and mainstream that now they’re getting their own Disney Channel TV movie musical.Read more...

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The New Mutants cast is coming together. Well, more specifically, the cast members first rumored over a year ago by HitFix—Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams and The Witch’s Ana Taylor-Joy—have finally reportedly signed on to play key members of the young X-Team.Read more...

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We are smack dab in the middle of TV pick-up season, what with Syfy’s just-announced round of shows and Fox’s The Gifted getting its first teaser trailer, so it’s only natural that Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo from Netflix’s MST3K reboot would want to get in on the action. Only, most of their shows seem to involve…Read more...

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May 21 is rapidly approaching, and while some things will certainly have changed in the spooky realm of Twin Peaks—including some new characters we’re seeing here for the first time—there are also some frozen-in-time moments, too. There’s Lucy, still holding down the desk at the sheriff’s department, and Shelley,…Read more...

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Donald Trump is president of the United States. Britain has left the European Union. Captain America is the new fascist supreme leader of Hydra. Unfortunately, this isn’t the Twilight Zone, a place where I’d much rather be right now.Read more...

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Surprise! But not really, given the ecstatic response to Bryan Fuller’s Neil Gaiman adaptation already, but excellent news nonetheless. Praise Media, because American Gods is getting a second season.Read more...

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Marvel’s Star Wars and Dr. Aphra comics kicked off a new crossover event this week, Screaming Citadel, and it’s a realization of something the comics have been doing for a while, quite unlike any other aspect of Lucasfilm’s new Star Wars comic: it’s digging into some really weird corners of the galaxy far, far away.Read more...

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I suspect the chances of your owning a copy of Patrick J. Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind are high. The author’s debut novel, which launched The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy, stunned pretty much everyone when it was released in 2007, becoming one of the biggest fantasy book series of all time. So when I tell you you’re…Read more...

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Looks like Superman’s mom doesn’t think he’s the most special boy in all the world, or at least shes’s not that impressed with his superpowered friends. When asked whether the Justice League movie will blow Marvel’s The Avengers out of the water, Diana Lane simply said: “No.”Read more...

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For years now—since around the time the channel purposefully misspelled its name from Sci Fi to Syfy—the former home of science fiction on television has been something of a joke. And now the channel and its owners at NBC think they can save it.Read more...

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