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Chiss Names Are Some of Star Wars' Coolest Bullshit

Star Wars is full of cool bullshit which is, in many ways, why we love such an absurd behemoth in the first place. Space wizards with laser swords? Extremely bullshit, and very cool (some of the time). Blaster pistols? They go pew pew, what’s not to love. Starfighters? They go pew pew and fly in space, what’s not to…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Language, Linguistics, Lucasfilm, Timothy Zahn, Del Rey, Thrawn, Chiss, Thrawn Ascendancy Chaos Rising


Tom Hanks Is Another Step Closer to Joining Disney's Pinocchio Remake

It’s time for Laura Dern to tease her return to the Jurassic World: Dominion set. Wonder Woman 1984 teases Barbara Minerva’s transformation in a teeny new audio clip. Lovecraft Country’s showrunner teases some frightful horror easter eggs. Plus, what’s to come on The 100, and Netflix gets in on the Disney Channel…Read more...
Tags: Science, Agents Of Shield, Disney, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Laura Dern, Disney Channel, Siren, The 100, Lovecraft Country, Pinocchio, Barbara Minerva, Phineas And Ferb, NOS4A2, Wonder Woman 1984, I am not okay with this


The Wonderful (and Surprisingly Legal) World of Disney Mockbusters

It’s 1993, and your grandma reveals she bought you a VHS copy of Aladdin. You’re thrilled until you discover it’s a cheap 40-minute knock-off that has nothing to do with Aladdin, Jasmine, and Abu. It’s called a mockbuster: It’s totally legal, quite terrible, and the reason it exists is absolutely wild.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Disney, Animation, Mulan, Pixar, The Lion King, The Asylum, Aladdin, Ratatouille, Aladdin Jasmine, ONward, Mockbusters


Understanding why some children enjoy TV more than others

New research shows that children's own temperament could be driving the amount of TV they watch.The research shows how the brain responses of 10-month-old babies watching a clip from Disney's Fantasia on repeat could predict whether they would enjoy watching fast-paced TV shows six months later.The findings are important for the ongoing debate around early TV exposure.
Tags: Science, Disney


Dear God, Help Me, I'm Trying to Get 10,000 Digital Han Solo Cards

Being quarantined has led many of us to do stupid, useless things. And yet, I dare you to beat the stupid, useless, ridiculously geeky thing I’m currently doing.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Han Solo, Holy Crap Wtf, Lucasfilm, Card Games, Topps, Nerdery, Star Wars Card Trader, Digital Han Solo Cards


Disney+ Wants You to Pay $30 Extra to Watch Mulan—and You Will

As if the premium of ever-increasing streaming costs hadn’t already pummeled your monthly bank balance, Disney has announced it will charge you the obscene amount of $30 to watch its live-action remake of Mulan. No, that is not included in your subscription, and yes, you read that eye-watering figure correctly.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Streaming, Mulan, Streaming Wars, Disney Plus


Mulan Skips Most Theaters for $30 Disney+ Debut, Mandalorian Still on Track

After several delays, Disney has finally settled on a release strategy for its mega-budget remake Mulan. The film will arrive on Disney+ September 4 but will cost subscribers an additional $29.99 to watch.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Streaming, Mulan, Niki Caro, Bob Chapek, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


Wonder Woman 3 Will Probably Be Patty Jenkins' Last

Get a new look at Disney+’s Kate Bishop for Hawkeye. Denis Villeneuve discusses the race to finish Dune. New Star Trek: Discovery art gives us a small glimpse of future Starfleet tech. Plus, Sam Neill’s got a hat, and the heroes of the DC-CW universe just want you to wear a mask. To me, my Spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Sandman, Hawkeye, Dune, Sam Neill, Starfleet, Patty Jenkins, Firestarter, Star Trek Discovery, Kate Bishop, Dc Cw Verse, StarGirl, The Devil All the Time, Star Trek Lower Decks, Wonder Woman 3


FuboTV Gets ESPN and Is Now the Best Service for Sports Fans

If you have not recently updated your FuboTV app, you should think about doing that ASAP—particularly if you’re a sports fan.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Sports, Streaming, Espn, Streaming Wars


Medieval Remixes of Star Wars Themes Are Music to Thine Ears

When Darth Vader said “What is thy bidding, master?” apparently he was onto something. The phrase had a certain dated quality. Medieval even. And now, after hearing actual medieval remixes of popular Star Wars themes, those two things definitely go hand in hand.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Music, Science, Disney, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, This Is Awesome, John Williams, Ludwig Goransson, Samuel Kim, Jake Bartok


The New Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Guidebook Has Some Tantalizing Secrets

Everything about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is meant to feel real, as if you’re leaving a Disney park and going to the Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu. All the sodas are in special alien packages, nothing inside says “Disney,” and all the cast members are in character. It’s basically a Star Wars vacation and the…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Black Spire Outpost, Star Wars The High Republic, Cole Horton, Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser


A Bunch of People in Rhode Island Accidentally Got Checks in the Mail Signed by Mickey Mouse

Golly, I didn’t know Mickey was so generous. Read more...
Tags: Science, Taxes, Disney, Mistakes, Rhode Island, Mickey Mouse, Mickey


The Mandalorian's First Tie-In Novel Has Been Delayed

But only by a bit. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Del Rey, Adam Christopher, The Mandalorian, The Mandalorian Novel


Darth Vader Is Letting the Past Die

When Ahsoka Tano faces Darth Vader in Star Wars Rebels, there is a moment when the Dark Lord growls to his former apprentice “Anakin Skywalker was weak, and I destroyed him.” But for all his confidence there, Marvel Comics is telling a much longer, more tragic tale of how Darth Vader pushed aside his former self.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Anakin Skywalker, Joe Caramagna, Padmé Amidala, The Phantom Menace, Ahsoka Tano, Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco, Neeraj Menon, Sabe


Pixar's Next Film, Luca, Will Be an Adventure in the Italian Riviera....With a Twist

Though we’re still a ways out from the premiere of Pixar’s next movie Soul, the studio’s already hard at work on its next animated feature Luca, a sun-drenched, summertime adventure inspired by director Enrico Casarosa’s childhood.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Animation, Italy, Pixar, Luca, Sea Monsters, Enrico Casarosa, Enrico Casaros


What Lessons Can Future Conventions Learn From Virtual San Diego Comic-Con?

San Diego Comic-Con 2020 was an experiment to see if a convention could be moved entirely online during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The result was... mixed. There were a few things that , but overall the event was kind of a mess. With DC FanDome and other digital-only conventions on the horizon, the…Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Marvel, Disney, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, Conventions, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Star Wars Celebration, D23, San Diego Comic Con, Comic Con 2020, DC FanDome


The Best Disney Soundtrack You're Not Listening to Just Got Alan Menken His EGOT

Alan Menken helped define Disney animation’s sound for decades—helping score some of the most beloved films of the company’s renaissance, and changing its soundtracks forever with The Little Mermaid’s establishment of the “I Want” song. But the legendary composer has only just snagged an Emmy for his work with the…Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Disney, Awards, Animation, Little Mermaid, Tangled, Emmys, Disney Channel, Alan Menken, Soundtracks, Rapunzels Tangled Adventure


Sonic 2 Will Spindash Into Theaters in 2022

Natalie Portman is ready to get jacked for Thor: Love and Thunder. The Sonic sequel has a release date, but everything else is still getting pushed back. Disney+ is crafting a new supernatural comedy. Plus, what’s to come on Stargirl, and your first seasonally inappropriate look at the Simpsons’ next Treehouse of…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Disney, Pandora, Greenland, The Simpsons, Natalie Portman, Next, Hawkeye, The 100, San Diego Comic Con, Invincible, Spider Man 3, Treehouse Of Horror, StarGirl, The Order


Daredevil Actor Peter Shinkoda Says Jeph Loeb Told Writers Not to Develop Asian Characters

In an effort to drum up support for a revival of Netflix’s now-canceled Daredevil live-action series, the #SaveDaredevil campaign recently gathered a trio of actors from the show to field questions from the fandom and to talk about their experiences shooting. While much of the conversation centered on positive…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Racism, Discrimination, Daredevil, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jeph Loeb, Steaming, Peter Shinkoda


Bob's Burgers Cast and Crew Drop Hints About Season 11 (But Not Much About the Movie)

Like most restaurant owners, the Belchers are taking a break from serving burgers during the pandemic, but the team behind Bob’s Burgers has been hard at work. In fact, the show “never stopped being in production,” show creator Loren Bouchard revealed at today’s San Diego Comic-Con panel.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Fox, Animation, San Diego, Bob, San Diego Comic Con, Loren Bouchard, Bobs Burgers, Comic Con 2020


A New Ship From Colin Trevorrow's Star Wars Episode IX Is Revealed

A San Diego Comic-Con panel Thursday revealed a very cool piece of Star Wars trivia we did not expect. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Ships, Lucasfilm, Tie Fighter, Colin Trevorrow, San Diego Comic Con, Tie Fighters, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Comic Con 2020


The Best (at Home) Cosplay From San Diego Comic-Con 2020

San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, only this time it’s from the comfort of our . But amazing cosplay waits for no convention center! In lieu of our normal compilation videos, we asked cosplayers to send us clips showing off their tributes to our favorite shows, films, comics, and video games. And y’all…Read more...
Tags: Costumes, Star Wars, Comics, Video, Science, Video Games, Marvel, Disney, Star Trek, Netflix, San Diego, Streaming, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, Cosplay, DC Entertainment


New Star Wars Movies Delayed Along With Mulan and Avatar Sequels

Always in motion, the future is, especially in the era of covid-19. And as a result Disney just made some major release date shuffles. Mulan, which was most recently scheduled for release in August, has been undated, and all future Avatar and Star Wars movies have been delayed one year.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Mulan, Lucasfilm, James Cameron, Avatar 2, Release Dates, Avatar 2 5


The New Mutants Dropped Tons of New Footage at SDCC

The New Mutants’ San Diego Comic-Con panel just revealed an exclusive look at the film’s opening sequence. If you missed it, no sweat, we’ve got it right here.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Fox, SDCC, Josh Boone, San Diego Comic Con, New Mutants, Comic Con 2020, New Mutants ' San Diego Comic Con


10 Good Boy Monsters From TV and Movies

You don’t have to be a traditional pupper to be a Good Boy. These monsters, undead creatures, and otherworldly forces have some of the biggest hearts out there—along with the most rub-able tummies.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Disney, Netflix, Animation, Dreamworks, Streaming, Frankenweenie, Gremlins, Sony Pictures Animation, Labyrinth, Hotel Transylvania, Paranorman, Monsters University, The Emoji movie, Good Boys


Comic-Con 2020: io9 Shows Off Their Con Floors

has begun, but it’s looking a little different this year. Thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic, all the panels, cosplay competitions, and merchandise areas have moved online. Normally, this would be the time we’d take you onto the show floor during preview night but instead, we’re giving you an…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Video, Science, Disney, Dc Comics, Theme Parks, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, DC Entertainment, Collectibles, Lightsabers, Funko, San Diego Comic Con, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Comic Con 2020


The Coolest San Diego Comic-Con Collectibles That Are Easy to Get Your Hands on This Year

Every year, San Diego Comic-Con gives us a bunch of cool toys that we desperately sigh about because we’ll never get our hands on them without paying hand over fist, either at the con or on the aftermarket. This year’s a bit different: there’s no actual physical con, but there are still exclusives—and they’re a bit…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Marvel, Disney, Star Trek, San Diego, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Stan Lee, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hot Toys, Collectibles, Spider Man, Hallmark, Mattel


The Best Marvel Studios Moments in Comic-Con History

This year could have been special. A year after Marvel Studios announced the bulk of the Phase 4 slate in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, odds were high that a 2020 panel would have been even bigger. We might have seen footage from Eternals and trailers for the Disney+ shows, and gotten some juicy news about Captain…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, San Diego, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Jon Favreau, James Gunn, Natalie Portman, Marvel Studios, The Avengers, Comic Con, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Taika Waititi, Kevin Feige, San Diego Comic Con, Hall H


Marvel Villainous Is Perfect for Those Who Thought the Disney Version Was Too Nice

If playing Disney Villainous is like being in the fifth grade, Marvel Villainous is the first day of middle school. It feels the same, but it’s totally not. There are rules and norms you had no idea existed but are now the most important things in the world—and there’s a chance the classmates you came along with may…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Board Games, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, RPG, Tabletop Games, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ravensburger, Marvel Villainous, Disney Villainous, Disney Version Was Too Nice


Star Wars Merch Has Escaped Galaxy's Edge and Landed at Target

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away, one could only buy merchandise from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the actual Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attractions in Disneyland or Disney World. Soon though, that will no longer be the case.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Disney, Lego, Hasbro, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Target, Funko, Black Series, Star Wars Galaxys Edge



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