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Right now, we’re falling in love with BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens—and yet, there’s still a special place in our hearts for Johnny Five, the robot from the Short Circuit films. But how much do you actually know about these films? Here are 16 electrifying facts about the making of this duology.Read more...

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Sure, we all know Jon Hamm as the star of Mad Men, but the guy has crazy range. He’s done a lot of comedy, some family stuff and even a little scifi—his episode of Black Mirror is one of the series’ best. And now he’ll return to that genre in an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-finalist play Marjorie Prime.Read more...

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Of the umpteen or so upcoming movies Ridley Scott has said he’s directing, it turns out that Prometheus 2 is at the top of the list. At the recent NASA/The Martian event , the director announced he is already currently scouting locations for the sequel, presumably for Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender’s severed head to visit.Read more...

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This photo is so great I can barely stand it. If Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl executive producer Greg Berlanti ever applies for the job of Running All DC Live-Action Stuff, his resume should literally just be this picture.Read more...

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It started with a string of inexplicable occurrences. Footprints in the snow coming from the woods to the back door, but not leading back; creaking in the attic; an unfamiliar newspaper in the kitchen. Then house keys went missing, and someone tried to break the lock on the tool shed.Read more...

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In 2011, a remarkable and distinctly erotic 17th century portrait of Nell Gwyn was put up for sale by her descendants. It shows Gwyn, an actress who was one of Charles II’s mistresses for more than a decade, washing a string of sausages with her breasts exposed. Read more...

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Seriously, we need this new time-travel cop show (called Time) to be on television now. Or maybe a year or two ago, if the creators of the show have an actual time machine. The series is described as “Mission Impossible meets Back to the Future,” and it’s from two of our favorite creators.Read more...

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Our first look at the Goosebumps movie relied a little less on the monsters and a little more on the jokes. However this new international trailer, packed with a chunk of new footage, gives us a lot more monster-y goodness... and of course, more Jack Black cracking wise to go with it.http://io9.com/jack-black-fig... Read more...

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In 2001, Disney released its 41st animated feature, Atlantis: The Lost Empire. They did a lot of things differently with this movie, and that may have influenced its mediocre box office. But it was all those risks that make it so wonderful.Read more...

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While it’s not close to the size of the old Expanded Universe, the new Star Wars universe is filling up fast. This lengthy infographic contains every movie, comic, book and video game out now or in the works that will be make up the new canon, helpfully listed in the order they occur.Read more...

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I played the first Disney Infinity. Hated it. More importantly, my kids hated it too, because it had too many menus, janky controls and some tedious mission design. Yet here we are, having skipped the sequel, for Dadtaku purposes playing our way through Disney Infinity 3.0. Or as most kids will know it, “the Star Wars one”.Read more...

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If you’re familiar with the frequently ridiculous batshit insanity that is the Metal Gear Solid franchise, you’ll look at the above picture of a dog, in a sneaking suit, with an eye patch, and holding a knife it its mouth, and treat it as perfectly normal. The rest of us, meanwhile, will go “buh-whaaaaa???”Read more...

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Even though it’s been said for ages that Freak Show was going to be Jessica Lange’s final season of American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy’s now saying that they’re finding a way of bringing her back.Read more...

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Cyanide poisoning is not a nice way to go. Essentially it’s open-air suffocation. Cyanide ions in the body interact with an enzyme called cytochrome oxidase. This enzyme works with hemoglobin in the blood. It preferentially picks up cyanide when it should be picking up oxygen, meaning the body slowly dies for lack of “air.”Read more...

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Deadspin Here Are The Details From The Derrick Rose Rape Lawsuit [UPDATED] | Gawker This Is a Good Newspaper Front Page | Gizmodo How To Survive A Mass Shooting | Lifehacker How to Stop Over-Planning (Even If You’re a Perfectionist) |Read more...

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Jeremy Renner confirms the accuracy of that new Civil War promo art. Mads Mikklesen talks up his Rogue One role, and may be joining the cast of Doctor Strange. Another crazy Doctor Who rumor involves a connection to past Doctors. Plus, our first look at Doctor Light on The Flash, and more. Spoilers get!Read more...

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Time, patience, time, dedication, and time are just a few of the things Peter Bellerby needed to found and subsequently operate Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, one of the only companies on Earth that still makes globes by hand. Read more...

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Who wouldn’t want to see the King of the Monsters, bursting out of the water and screeching on their wall, every single day? We all would, and that’s what these brand new Godzilla posters by artist Laurent Durieux will do, if you can snag one. Read more...

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This is the ultimate video to illustrate that “the dose makes the poison.” ASAP Science explains how much seasoning, how many cherry pits, and how much loud music will murder you.Read more...

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How did H.P. Lovecraft conquer popular culture? In The Atlantic, writer Philip Eil examines the posthumous history of Lovecraft’s works and the current mania for all things Cthulhu. At the same time, he asks: How can fans reconcile their affection for Lovecraft’s fiction with the author’s virulent racism?Read more...

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Many of you now know about one of the many things I collect. Another thing on that list is prop replicas of weapons from movies. I’ve got lightsabers and samurai swords, but one thing I always wanted and never got was the Pulse Rifle from Aliens. Now I can build one for under $30.Read more...

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Two of our favorite science writers, Robert Krulwich and Aatish Bhatia, just launched a new science blog about “noticing small things and exploring big ideas.” They call their project “Noticing.” Read more...

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Artist Noah Stacey (Zen-Master on DeviantArt) created this piece of art for the menus at Storm Crow Tavern in Vancouver, which imagines a galactic way station where Lando absolutely destroys Link at holographic monster chess. See the full art below.Read more...

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Last week, Zoo was the second-most watched show in America. Yep, the silliest show on TV is a huge hit. Clearly, the people have spoken, and what they’re saying is: We can’t get enough of ANIMALS ATTACKING! But this genre is hardly new, with some of its finest examples hitting (drive-in) theaters decades ago.Read more...

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Scandinavians are just a lot more relaxed about certain things. Like, one popular Norwegian book for eight-year-olds includes lessons on how to masturbate. Author Ingelin Røssland, writing in the Guardian, explains just how far children’s and young-adult titles can go in Scandinavia. Read more...

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