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In Jakob Schmidt’s Planemah, an impatient king becomes obsessed with a philosophical query that drives him beyond the edge of madness—and into a place of extreme intergalactic turmoil.Read more...

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We’re just over a month away from Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, a film that’s built its marketing strategy not just on teasers and trailers, but viral clips (like “Meet Walter,” an intro to the movie’s android). The latest are a pair of transmissions to Earth from two Covenant crew members.Read more...

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At some point since I stopped watching Gotham, the show has embraced the completely buck-wild tone it’s developed over three seasons. And it now seems to have gone off the deep end in the most spectacular way, judging by this new trailer. Honestly, it looks so good, I’m contemplating catching up the moment I finish…Read more...

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The previous seasons of The Leftovers focused on the devastating aftereffects of the Departure, an event that altered reality and coaxed some mighty strange behavior from those left behind. Season three began last night, and instead of looking back, the world is now looking ahead—to the end.Read more...

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More Saga in any form is a good thing in our books, and the upcoming second volume of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ seminal comic series, due out next week, is no exception. To celebrate, we’ve got an exclusive look at some of the beautiful art created for the new collection, by some of the best artists in…Read more...

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James Gunn, the man behind the movie iteration of Guardians of the Galaxy—and who may one day win an award for being the man most in love with his job, social media, and talking about his job on social media—has announced that he’ll be back for a third Guardians movie.Read more...

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The biggest hazard a show like American Gods can run into is making it feel like you’re just waiting on the freaky cool stuff to happen. That obstacle never presents itself in the first four episodes of Starz’ new fantasy series, which feels quite unlike anything on television right now. Strangeness is always just an…Read more...

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You might know Eric Heisserer as the screenwriter behind Arrival, but his next big project is in a different vein: Secret Weapons, a new superhero miniseries for Valiant Comics. We spoke to the writer to see what it’s like writing for the screen and writing for comics, and what’s in store for the Valiant universe.Read more...

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Miles Morales might be swinging around alongside Peter Parker these days as Spider-Man, but before that, he came from an alternate reality: Earth-1610, the “Ultimate Marvel” universe. Five years after the company first pondered the question, a new comic will answer who the hell the “original” Miles Morales of…Read more...

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Between a catalog of killer games on the Genesis and the Archie Comic series, Sonic the Hedgehog was a fixture of my childhood. At the height of Sonic mania, there was a handful of cartoon shows. My favorite was based on the comics and is now affectionately called Sonic SatAM. But is it as good as I remember? I sat…Read more...

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Artist Dan Parent and writer-inker Ty Templeton are working together on the just-announced Your Pal Archie, which is an “all-ages” book that will modernize the looks of the characters by taking inspiration from Riverdale. If they want to keep the book all-ages, the fashion will have to be all they take from the show.Read more...

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Just ahead of the season premiere of Doctor Who, the good people at the OED had a little tie-in to announce: “sonic screwdriver,” the Doctor’s multipurpose magic tool, is getting its own entry.Read more...

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Yesterday, on Easter, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson chased his daughter around the house wearing a Pikachu costume. And how did you celebrate? Eggs?Read more...

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Part of what made Han Solo’s demise in The Force Awakens so upsetting is that he didn’t get one last moment with his dear friend Luke before he died. But Mark Hamill apparently wanted Han’s death to play out slightly differently—in such a way that would’ve probably had us crying even more.Read more...

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Your favorite Anker audio products, Civilization VI, and spring clothing for Prime members lead off Monday’s best deals.Read more...

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As is traditional for this show (so far), the third season of Outlander will (mostly) follow the third book in Diana Gabaldon’ series, Voyager. And last night, Starz gave us a glimpse of what that will look like thank to this new trailer. Spoiler alert: pining, separation, and sadness.Read more...

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Earlier Civilization games feature prominently in just about every PC gaming sale under the sun, but the price tag for Civ VI has been remarkably stubborn. Today though, Amazon’s offering it up for $40, the best price they’ve ever listed. Also available at Green Man Gaming. We don’t know how long this deal will last,…Read more...

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Hasbro’s Star Wars Celebration panel debuted some of the new figures for 2017 and 2018, including a brand-new Thrawn and a surprising fan poll winner from the Expanded Universe. However, the biggest and coolest news has to be the return of the beloved Vintage Collection.Read more...

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The fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels won’t debut until the fall, but the first part of the season premiere screened at Star Wars Celebration.Read more...

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When Star Wars themed lands open at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2019, things are going to be interactive. Maybe, a little too interactive.Read more...

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Artist Barak Hardley continues his annual tradition of painting a crap-ton of pop culture Easter eggs, and this year’s collection has a lot of laughs, a few tears, and punching a Nazi frog.Read more...

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The mods transform Grand Theft Auto V into a bloodbath of surreal, familial dysfunction. Like the “Look Who’s Purging Now” episode from season 2, but way more fucked up.Read more...

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We saw a brief glimpse in the first trailer for The Last Jedi and soon, you’ll be able to visit there yourself.Read more...

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After what feels like ages, The Doctor is back! And this time, he’s brought along a new best friend in the form of Bill Potts. We’ll have a full recap of “The Pilot” up Monday morning, for now, unleash your spoiler-laden thoughts on Doctor Who’s return in this conveniently placed thread!Read more...

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Star Wars Celebration, being the galaxy-engulfing behemoth that it is, has had its share of hyped reveals and trailers this year. But there have also been some genuinely cool little moments. I’d definitely call this one of them. Read more...

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