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Anthony Mackie Talks Black Panther's Legacy and Traveling to Wakanda

When the new title of Black Panther dropped (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), everyone was lit. Since then, actors in the MCU have discussed the Black Panther experience.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Captain America, Falcon, Black Panther, Afrofuturism, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong, Wakanda, Sam Wilson, Anthony Mackie, Bucky, MCU, Fictional Characters


Open Channel: Let's Celebrate This Guy's 77th Birthday

Seventy-seven years ago a man was born who would release a movie in 1977 that would change the face of the world. He’d do a few other things too. That man’s name is George Lucas. Today, May 14, is his birthday, and we’ve love you all to celebrate.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science Fiction, Science, Film, Steve Jobs, Fiction, Harry Potter, George Lucas, Lightsaber, Jones, Yoda, Solo, Boba Fett, Human Interest, Fictional Characters, Industrial Light


In Our Star Wars: The Rising Storm Excerpt, the Mystery of the Nihil Deepens

The High Republic is no longer in a time of peace. After the events of Charles Soule’s Light of the Jedi, the first adult book set in Lucasfilm’s new wave of Star Wars stories set some 200 years before the events of the movies, the galaxy is under attack by the marauders of the Nihil and suffering from the Great…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Literature, Lucasfilm, Jedi, Nihil, Marc Thompson, Human Interest, DIS, Charles Soule, Cavan Scott, Asgar, Star Wars The High Republic, Marchion Ro, Narratology, Udi Dis


Star Wars: The Bad Batch Dives Headfirst Into the Cost of Loyalty

For a show about clones, sooner rather than later Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch was going to have to get into the idea of just how and why the newly-risen Empire would begin to replace the Republic’s legions with a different kind of soldier. But the Disney+ series’ third episode, for all the gains it makes…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Clone, Hunter, Jedi, Galactic Empire, Galactic Republic, Dee Bradley Baker, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Stephen Stanton, Tarkin, Saw Gerrera


Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista Is Ready to Pass on the Drax Mantle

The gut-wrenching backstory of Drax the Destroyer has been mentioned several times in the current run of Marvel movies but never told in full. If that story ever gets a Black Widow-esque prequel origin treatment, though, star Dave Bautista plans to be looking at the screen, not being on it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Guardians Of The Galaxy, James Gunn, Drax, Dave Bautista, Marvel Comics Characters, Fictional Characters, Adam Warlock, Entertainment Culture, Science Fiction Comics, Draftnebula


Kevin Smith’s He-Man Continuation Is Here, and It’s a Revelation

It seems like a long time since Kevin Smith first announced he was creating a new He-Man animated series that would be a “continuation” of the original ‘80s cartoon for eight-year-olds. Now, we finally have our first look at Masters of the Universe: Revelation, and I think I finally understand what Smith is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Superheroes, Smith, Masters Of The Universe, Action Figures, Kevin Smith, Orko, Skeletor, Human Interest, Revelation, Fictional Characters, He Man, He Man And The Masters Of The Universe, Westinghouse Broadcasting


John Barrowman Removed From Doctor Who Immersive Experience in Wake of Allegations

After actor Noel Clarke was accused by over 20 women of engaging in repeated incidents of sexual harassment on set and off during his career—including his time playing Mickey Smith on Doctor Who—fellow co-star John Barrowman was also embroiled in accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior. Now, it seems like the BBC…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Fiction, Doctor Who, Bbc, Torchwood, Rhys Williams, John Barrowman, Jack Harkness, Human Interest, Julie Gardner, Jodie Whittaker, Fictional Characters, Noel Clarke, Mickey Smith, Tenth Doctor


Stern's New The Mandalorian Pinball Table Includes a Ball-Controlling Baby Yoda

Despite the death of arcades, there’s apparently still enough of a demand for pinball machines for Stern to keep churning out new table designs. The company’s latest design takes inspiration from Star Wars: The Mandalorian and includes a Baby Yoda trapped inside who can use the Force to manipulate the ball’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Pinball, Stern, Carl Weathers, Fortnite, Fictional Characters, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians, Greef Karga, Grogu, Star Wars Video Games, Chapter 13 The Jedi, Randy Martinez


Star Wars Novel High Republic: The Rising Storm Excerpt Now Available

StarWars.com has given fans all types of goodies this week. The site released an excerpt of Cavan Scott’s new novel, Star Wars: The High Republic: The Rising Storm, the next book in the Star Wars: The High Republic series.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Literature, Daniel Jose Older, Jedi, Kriss, Galactic Republic, Human Interest, Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Cavan Scott, Stellan, Justina Ireland, Star Wars Comics, Avar, Star Wars The High Republic


Marvel's Star Wars Variant Cover Art Commemorates LGBTQ Pride Month

Lucas films will honor June’s Pride Month with variant covers to remind fans that LGBTQ characters do exist in the Star Wars universe. All covers in the Marvel/Star Wars line will feature a queer character drawn by queer artists.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Literature, Lucas, Falcon, Javier, Jedi, Lando Calrissian, The Empire Strikes Back, Human Interest, Babs Tarr, Sith, Stephen Byrne, Sana Starros, Star Wars Comics


The Amazing Maurice Adds David Tennant to Its Star-Studded Cast

The animated adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Carnegie Medal-winning 2001 children’s book The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents has already commandeered a huge celebrity voice cast, but apparently there’s always room for more. Now Doctor Who’s David Tennant has joined the ranks, alongside Game of Thrones’ Emilia…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hugh Bonneville, Fiction, Neil Gaiman, David Tennant, Terry Pratchett, Gemma Arterton, Emilia Clarke, Hugh Laurie, Rat, Keith, David Thewlis, Maurice, Human Interest, Fictional Characters, Himesh Patel


Star Wars: The Bad Batch's Cast and Crew on Omega's Big Reveal

One of the most intriguing figures in Star Wars: The Bad Batch’s premiere wasn’t just that surprising cameo. In fact, arguably one of the most interesting additions to the Star Wars prequel canon in years comes in the form of the squad’s newest ally, Omega—and Bad Batch’s crew sees the addition as one of the show’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Rex, Clone Wars, Omega, Clones, Jango, Dee Bradley Baker, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Wrecker, Fictional Characters, Television Series, Jango Fett, Jennifer Corbett, Crosshair


Why Star Wars Fans Are Concerned About The Bad Batch and Whitewashing

This week a new Star Wars animated series on Disney+, The Bad Batch, re-introduced us to the last days of the Clone War and the rise of the sinister Empire. But amid the blaster fights and familiar faces, some fans have shown concern that the show’s major characters have had their skin tones adjusted, pushing them…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science Fiction, Science, Youtube, Fiction, Disney, Tumblr, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, John Boyega, Robert Rodriguez, Finn, Batch, Boba Fett, Hunter, Taika Waititi


Star Wars: The Bad Batch Producers Discuss Fighting Back Against Order 66

Star Wars’ newest animated series, The Bad Batch, takes us right into the earliest days of the rise of the Empire. This means it starts getting to grips with a disconcerting question almost immediately: what happens when you say no to the Galactic Empire? But that’s not a question for most Clone Troopers... and maybe…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Darth Vader, Clone Wars, Palpatine, Jedi, Aftermath, Galactic Empire, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Tarkin, Fictional Characters, Jennifer Corbett, Space Marines, Star Wars The Bad Batch, Brad Rau


Star Wars: The Bad Batch's Producers Break Down That Big Premiere Cameo

Lucasfilm Animation’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch is here, and Clone Force 99's big new adventure on Disney+ opened with a bang. But as the new series began in the final moments of the Star Wars prequel’s darkest hour, the show made some touching connections to the stories that came before it—an important connection Bad…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Padawan, Jedi, Caleb, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Sith, Kaller, Fictional Characters, Prinze Jr, Kanan Jarrus


The Flash Is Losing 2 Key Cast Members

Currently in its seventh season—with an eighth on the way—the CW’s The Flash shows no signs of, uh, slowing down. But the Arrowverse series will soon have to contend with the departure of two actors who’ve been a part of the show since its 2014 debut: Carlos Valdes and Tom Cavanagh.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Fiction, Flash, Cw, The Flash, Arrow, Deadline, Vibe, Eric Wallace, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Harrison Wells, Time Travelers, Fictional Characters, Arrowverse


The Flash Is Losing Two Key Cast Members

Currently in its seventh season—with an eighth on the way—the CW’s The Flash shows no signs of, uh, slowing down. But the Arrowverse series will soon have to contend with the departure of two actors who’ve been a part of the show since its 2014 debut: Carlos Valdes and Tom Cavanagh.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Fiction, Flash, Cw, The Flash, Arrow, Deadline, Vibe, Eric Wallace, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Harrison Wells, Time Travelers, Fictional Characters, Arrowverse


Turn Your Amazon Echo Dot Into an Aging Baby Yoda With Male Pattern Baldness

A few months after OtterBox gave the Echo Dot a Baby Yoda facelift last year, Amazon revealed a complete redesign of the smart speaker, making it rounder to squeeze better speakers inside. So OtterBox is back with another Grogu-themed stand for the fourth-generation Echo Dot, but this time around, the Child isn’t…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fiction, Amazon Echo, Yoda, Jedi, Otterbox, Fortnite, Sith, Fictional Characters, Smart Speakers, Baby Yoda, Grogu


Star Wars: The Bad Batch Trades a Murky War for a Touching Tale of Found Family

After over a decade and seven seasons, last year brought us the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. But it also introduced us to its spiritual successor in the form of the unlikely clone heroes of the Bad Batch. Now, they’re in their own Disney+ animated series, and in leaving the Clone War behind, the group are trading…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Disney, Rex, Darth Vader, Clone Wars, Jedi, Dee Bradley Baker, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Toonami, Wrecker, Fictional Characters, Crosshair, Captain Rex


Doctor Strange 2 Had to Be Rewritten When Marvel Cut Strange From WandaVision

Benedict Cumberbatch was signed to appear as Doctor Strange on the finale of WandaVision. Then Marvel decided against it and had to change everything.Read more...
Tags: Science, Benedict Cumberbatch, Film, Fiction, Cumberbatch, Rolling Stone, Wanda, Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios, Elizabeth Olsen, Kevin Feige, Stephen Strange, Scarlet Witch, Wanda Maximoff, Fictional Characters, Doctor Strange 2


Kevin Smith’s He-Man Universe Expands With Prequel Comic for Dark Horse

In September 2020, Kevin Smith was announced as executive producer and co-writer of a new animated Masters of the Universe: Revelation series for Netflix.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Dc Comics, Power, Netflix, Superheroes, Masters Of The Universe, Action Figures, Kevin Smith, Skeletor, Human Interest, Evil Lyn, Fictional Characters, Tim Seeley, He Man, Rob David


This Week's Best Toys Are Packing Baby Yoda Heat

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round-up of the latest toy news and tempting plastic goodness. This week: Luigi hops in on the Lego Super Mario fun, Hasbro returns to The Clone Wars, and you can have the power... to wield a very large He-Man sword. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Droid, Science, Fiction, Long, Nintendo, How To Train Your Dragon, Mario, Luigi, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Adam, Obi Wan, Astrid, Fortnite, Fictional Characters, Belch


Captain America 4 Is a Go With Anthony Mackie

Sam Wilson is Captain America. And he’s getting a movie to flex his shiny new wings.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Captain America, Falcon, Sam Wilson, Anthony Mackie, Mackie, Bucky Barnes, Fictional Characters, Captain America 4, Malcolm Spellman, Dalan Musson, Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie Sam Wilson, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier


The Boys From County Hell Puts Its Own Bite on the Vampire Genre

The rural Irish village of Six Mile Hill is notable for one reason: a local vampire legend that supposedly inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula. But what happens when the legend... wakes up? That’s the premise for the genial yet gory The Boys From County Hell, written and directed by Chris Baugh.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Nigel, William, Bram Stoker, Eugene, Claire, Dracula, Vampire, Fairies, Francie, Fictional Characters, Eddie Cochrane, Horror fiction, Tuatha De Danann, Chris Baugh


Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke Has Written a Very Peculiar Superhero Comic

The Mother of Dragons conquered Westeros; now, she’s coming for the comics industry. Actor Emilia Clarke—who just recently joined the MCU—has written a new superhero comic for Image. It’s titled M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, and it involves significantly more heroin-addicted raccoons than I would have guessed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Emilia Clarke, Westeros, Emilia, Daenerys Targaryen, MCU, Human Interest, Origin Story, Fictional Characters, Marguerite Bennett, Jo Ratcliffe, Entertainment Culture, Isobel Richardson, Leila Leiz


The Kung Fu Reboot's Shining Despite Its Lack of Subtlety

Though the CW’s new Kung Fu reimagining (created by Hawaii Five-0 writer Christina Kim) doesn’t explicitly reference the 1972 series it’s loosely based on, you don’t have to look particularly hard to see how it’s actively trying to reclaim aspects of Chinese culture that the original show reduced to set dressing …Read more...
Tags: Science, Kung Fu, Fiction, Cw, Po, Carmen, Ronda, Hawaii Five, David Carradine, Ryan, Christina Kim, Althea, Fictional Characters, Tan Kheng Hua, Kwai Chang Caine, Vanessa Kai


Avatar: The Last Airbender Accidentally Trolled Its Fans Hard

Last Friday, Nickelodeon announced a brand-new Avatar: The Last Airbender series! Then, uh, it kind of changed its mind.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Sports, Nickelodeon, Avatar The Last Airbender, Korra, Fictional Characters, Nicktoons, The Legend Of Korra, Aang, The Last Airbender, Creative Works, Fantasy Comics, Entertainment Culture, Draftuntitled Avatar The Last Airbender Film, Sozins Comet


Before Game of Thrones Got Big, Intimacy Was Its Greatest Strength

This Sunday marks 10 years since Game of Thrones changed the television landscape as we know it—kickstarting a decade of imitators, influencing the way genre stories were told as prestige drama, and, for most of that decade, expanding itself into a pop-cultural behemoth. Revisiting its first season is like stepping…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Literature, Game Of Thrones, Jon Snow, Jamie, Targaryen, Daenerys Targaryen, Dany, Winterfell, Littlefinger, Catelyn, Robert Baratheon, Ned Stark, Jon Arryn, Cersei Lannister


Disney's 'Real' Lightsaber Is Inspired by... Tape Measures?

At a recent virtual press conference, Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro apparently whipped out a retractable lightsaber. According to people who were actually there, this drama queen ended a presentation about reopening Disney Parks and upcoming attractions by lifting this lightsaber, turning it on, and saying, “It’s…Read more...
Tags: Home Depot, Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Disney, Darth Vader, Lightsaber, Walt Disney, Real, Genres, Josh, Jedi, Disney Parks, Sith, Fictional Characters, Tape Measure


Supergirl Is Gaining Another Magical DC Comics Imp

The CW is not playing around and is dominating the nerd news cycle this weekend. Supergirl is heading into the final stretch as the upcoming season six will be the show’s last, and actress Peta Sergeant (The Originals) is now a series regular.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Dc Comics, Brainiac, Peta, Leviathan, Cw, Supergirl, Melissa Benoist, Lex Luthor, Thomas Lennon, Lena Luthor, Mxyzptlk, Peter Gadiot, Fictional Characters, Dc Comics Characters



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