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While Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender's severed head journey through the cosmos, Sir Ridley Scott is hard at work at chronicling their adventures in his script for Prometheus 2. And now he's dropped a fascinating bombshell about the movie: It's going to have a new type of alien we've never seen before.Read more...

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Ron Miller's new coffee table book The Art of Space is a gorgeous history of scientific illustrations, full of retro rockets and stunning planetscapes. It's also a glimpse back at the cutting-edge astronomy of yesteryear. We've got a gallery of some of the most striking work from the book.Read more...

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In other news, the Highlander reboot also wants a major star for the role of Connor MacLeod, world peace, and a pretty pony. I'm not sure any of these things are going to happen, as the movie has languished in limbo for years and the current director is the second unit guy from Snow White and the Huntsman.Read more...

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Peter Pan Live! has released even more dancing and singing footage from the dress rehearsal of their soon-to-be-live and televised musical show. If there was any doubt that there is magic in this world, please let the pausing and mugging Walken clear that up for you. Read more...

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Lots of by-gone technologies pull their own little cults of fierce nostalgia around them (yeah, we see you over there, record player people and telegram fans.) But which old technology deserves its current following the least?Read more...

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In commemoration of its efforts to protect endangered species, the International Union for Conservation of Nature set up a remarkable tour of London by strapping a GoPro camera to the back of an Eagle. The result is a very impressive birds-eye-view of the city's most iconic landmarks.Read more...

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Deadspin Sore-Loser Table Tennis Kid Just Straight Shoves Umpire Out Of Chair | Jezebel The 'Orphan' Kim Kardashian Tried to Adopt Has Politely Declined | Kotaku Manga and Anime Characters Made Beautiful | Lifehacker LittleBits' Smart Home Kit Makes Home Automation Easy Read more...

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CGI has become wearingly dull and clichéd, argues British film critic Jonathan Romney. Not only are film spectacles more visually formulaic, but the absence of scenes depending on the exceptional skills of real human beings diminishes the "how-did-they-do-that?" factor, since we assume it was all done with a keyboard.Read more...

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The list of possible Jessica Drews includes someone already playing a comic book character on TV. Once Upon a Time adds an Alias alum as a villain, and there's a picture of her in costume. Keanu Reeves may be starring in another thriller. And when will get answers on Agents of SHIELD? Spoilers now!Read more...

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You know what reminds me of Christmas? A throne of a thousand swords forged together by the heat of dragon fire hanging from my tree. Wait, what?Read more...

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If you're in a part of the world that's literally freezing right now, then you've got to sympathize with this cat. We're all thinking of just relocating next to the heaters, right?Read more...

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Sony's setting up another adaptation of George Orwell's classic, this time with Paul Greengrass in the director's chair. Well, it's not like it's a book that gets less relevant as time goes on.Read more...

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We've covered the work of Grégoire Guillemin before , but this time he's taking on a completely different style of art in order to expose the secrets characters have been hiding from us.Read more...

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Well, it's been a few hours since we heard news about a live-action update to a classic kid's tales, so here we go: Fox has reportedly acquired a Tinker Bell movie from Melissa McCarthy and Shawn Levy (A Night at the Museum).Read more...

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A recent episode of The Eric Andre Show, co-host Hannibal Buress closed the show by rapping as Laurence Fishburne's Matrix character. It turns out that there are a staggering number of words that kind of rhyme with "Morpheus." Read more...

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Few recently announced movie projects have inspired more excitement — and more "please don't fuck this up" trepidation — than the movie based on Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern . The good news? The movie has a writer, and she sounds like she has some real storytelling chops.Read more...

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Astrobiologists like to argue about the various parameters required for planetary habitability, but one thing they tend to agree on is that water must be present. A new theory upends this assumption by suggesting that alien life could thrive on "supercritical carbon dioxide" instead. Read more...

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One of the things we've always loved about Person of Interest has been the way it juggles its global "artificial intelligence" and its local "urban organized crime" storylines. And last night's episode was a great example of this, with stories in which two of our favorite characters were exposed due to the power of surveillance. Spoilers...Read more...

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When Batman fights Superman, Batman uses his cunning to plan for Superman's every move and exploit his weaknesses. But The LEGO Movie's version of Batman isn't quite as clever as his comic and live-action counterparts, so when he battles LEGO Superman, things are a bit...sillier.Read more...

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If you haven't heard, massively popular manga and anime series Attack On Titan is getting a live-action movie. And this is the very first look at the adapted characters (including some new characters as well). Read more...

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Korra finds herself in an unusual, but visually striking, corner of the world in this gorgeous Legend of Korra poster by comic book artist Geof Darrow. And you can own a print of your very own.Read more...

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Cory Doctorow joined us today to answer questions about how creative work and copyright work in the digital age. Among them was a particular interestingly question in an increasingly gig-dependent economy: Can artists still make a living from their art? And, if so, how?Read more...

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It's just a photo of two toys facing off, but this photo by JD Hancock has us imagining all sorts of scenarios in which Brainy and the Brain have to team up. (To take over the world, of course.) Read more...

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I... I would have joked about it, but it seemed too absurd to even make fun of. But here we are, and Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller has announced in all apparent seriously that Gotham will feature Robin's ultimate origin, when his acrobat father and mother meet. I have no words.Read more...

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They were carried out, according to the Eugenics Board of North Carolina,"for the best interest of the mental, moral, and physical well-being of the said patient, and/or for the public good."Read more...

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