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'Stranger Things' associated with public awareness of rare disorder

The actor who plays Dustin Henderson on the popular Netflix series 'Stranger Things' was born with cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD), a rare disorder of which the most prominent features are missing or abnormal growth of the teeth and collarbones. The fictional character shares the condition with actor Gaten Matarazzo III and the show has featured scenes of Matarazzo's Dustin educating others about it.
Tags: Science, Netflix, Dustin, Matarazzo, Dustin Henderson, Gaten Matarazzo III


8 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Read (or Re-Read) Before Their Adaptations Hit the Screen

Each month we share an avalanche of new books to feed your need to read. But there are also tons of older sci-fi and fantasy books worth your time, too—including those with the added interest of television or movie adaptations on the way. Here are eight titles you should add to your read (or re-read) list; if you…Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Roald Dahl, Disney, Jj Abrams, Netflix, Streaming, Sci Fi, TNT, Hulu, Nk Jemisin, Bookshelf Injection, Jordan Peele, Scott Cooper, Matt Ruff


The Witcher Casts a Pair of New Witchers For Season 2

There are a lot of monsters on the Continent. So to take ‘em out, you need a lotta witchers. Whole schools of ‘em, in fact. For its second season, The Witcher is packing in a couple more. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, The Witcher, Kaer Morhen, Paul Bullion, Yasen Atour


Report: Netflix Is in Talks to Renew Lucifer For Season 6

Netflix does love its rescues, doesn’t it? Maybe even a bit more than it loves canceling shows after producing two seasons. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Warner Bros, Lucifer, Tom Ellis


Netflix's New Masters of the Universe Anime Has Basically Every Voice Actor You Love

Kevin Smith’s upcoming anime series based on the beloved Mattel franchise is set to continue the story of He-Man and the other Masters of the Universe in their ongoing quest to protect the planet of Eternia and the rest of the cosmos from Skeletor and his evil forces. Now we know just who all is going to be lending…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Justin Long, Masters Of The Universe, Mark Hamill, Chris Wood, Mattel, Kevin Smith, Alicia Silverstone, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eternia, Lena Headey, Kevin Conroy, Diedrich Bader, Susan Eisenberg


Stranger Things Season 4's First Teaser Reveals a Surprising Return

You can’t keep this American hero down. Netflix has released the first look at the fourth season of Stranger Things, bringing us to Russia (with love) as the international showdown over control of the Upside Down escalates. And there’s someone working on the rail line. Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Netflix, Streaming, Hopper, Stranger Things, David Harbour


With Our Delightfully Nerdy Valentine's Day Cards, You Can Become a Clan of 2

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (and right before a holiday weekend)! To celebrate this horniest of days, io9 is back with our latest collection of nerdy Valentines—featuring cameos from the Mandalorian, Jean-Luc Picard, Harley Quinn, and, of course...a Witcher in a tub.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, A24, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Cbs All Access, Valentines Day, Watchmen, The Witcher, Midsommar


8 Sorta Romantic But Definitely Nerdy Movies to Stream for Valentine's Day

Most folks can content themselves with swooning over The Notebook, but nerdy genre fans might want a little time-jumping or severed limbs or robots to go along with their romantic movies. We’ve scoured the big streaming services to find 10 geeky movies all about love, just in time for Valentine’s Day viewing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Romance, Horror, Fantasy, Disney, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Sci Fi, Hulu, Valentines Day, Amazon Studios, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tuck Everlasting, The Rocketeer


At Long Last, Our Netflix Autoplay Nightmare Is Over

Netflix hasn’t killed autoplaying videos entirely, but in a tweet today it announced the ability to at least turn off the autoplay trailers and next episode “features”.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Autoplay


Netflix's Spooky Locke & Key Is What Happens When You Reimagine Modern Fairy Tales

The fact that Netflix’s adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez’s Locke & Key exists years after multiple failed attempts at bringing a series based on the comic books to different TV networks is a testament to the fact that the story of the Locke family has always been a fascinating one. It’s immediately…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Darby Stanchfield, Joe Hill, Locke, IDW, Connor Jessup, Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke and Key, Jackson Robert Scott, Laysla De Oliveira, Emilia Jones, Spooky Locke


The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in February

You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don’t care about, and the other half are terrible. Where’s the good stuff? io9 is here to help.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Amazon Studios, The Nerds Watch, Disney Plus


Apple and Netflix Both Need a Back Catalog and Have Reportedly Eyed MGM to Get It

As more and more major players wade into the streaming wars, companies are likely looking for ways to diversify their offerings either through bundles or acquisitions. According to two reports, both Apple and Netflix may be looking to tap MGM’s catalog to beef up their respective streaming services.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Netflix, Streaming, MGM, Streaming Wars, Apple TV Plus


'I Do Not Like Working Too Hard or Too Long': A Refreshingly Honest Talk With The Witcher's Creator

The Witcher continues its trek across the countryside. The popularity of the Henry Cavill-led show has led to a spinoff anime called Nightmare of the Wolf, a soundtrack featuring Jaskier’s tunes, and even a 500,000-book reprint of the original series. We reached out to Andrzej Sapkowski, creator of The Witcher, to get…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Video Games, Interview, Netflix, Streaming, Henry Cavill, Wolf, Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher, JASKIER


Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Showrunner Sheds Some Light on Those Last-Minute Twists

The third season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is now available for streaming, and if you devoured it in one big magical gulp you might be a bit perplexed by some of what happened. It’s a twisty mystical world of teen witches and hell legions, and this show’s storytelling has never been straightforward. Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Netflix, Kiernan Shipka, Sabrina, Sabrina Spellman, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina


7 Things We Loved (and 7 We Didn't) About Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has returned with Part 3, which sees Sabrina fighting for her spot as Queen of Hell while the coven grapples with a traveling band of pagans. Did we like it? In short: It’s a bit of a mixed bag.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Witches, Kiernan Shipka, Sabrina, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Michelle Gomez, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Gavin Leatherwood, Liked Vs Didnt


Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts' Casual Queerness Is Fantastic

Dreamworks’ Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is all about a group of (mostly) average kids making their way around a strange post-apocalyptic land. It’s been overrun with mutated, sentient animals who’ve driven most of humanity to live in hiding underground. On any given day, chances are good that you could run into a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Love, Netflix, Animation, Sexuality, Dreamworks, Streaming, Dreamworks Animation, Lgbtq, KIPO, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts


14 Women Directing Genre Movies We're Excited to Watch

The Oscars (and most Hollywood awards, for that matter) might be notorious for ignoring women directors but fortunately, genre cinema doesn’t feel the same way. In fact, some of our most anticipated superhero, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror films are directed by women. Imagine that! Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Feminism, Elizabeth Banks, Streaming, Black Widow, Birds Of Prey, Universal, Cinderella, Mulan, Warner Bros, Ava Duvernay, Marvel Studios


George R.R. Martin Says Game of Thrones Could Have Ended With a Cinematic Trilogy

Game of Thrones’ series finale came, we watched it, and...that was that. But according to George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones’ final season could have potentially worked out much differently had an early pitch to HBO for the series gone differently. Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Netflix, Streaming, Game Of Thrones, George Rr Martin, George R R Martin, David Benioff, Db Weiss, George R R Martin Game


Surprise, a Witcher Anime Film Is on the Way at Netflix

Netflix has been singing the praises of Henry Cavill’s The Witcher, including claiming (based on some questionable data) that it’s the most successful series in the history of the streaming platform. Season two is on track for a 2021 release but fans may not have to wait that long to toss a coin to their favorite…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Anime, Henry Cavill, The Witcher, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Beau Demayo, Studio Mir


You Won't Find Harry Potter on HBO Max, Thanks to Streaming's Weird New Normal

You might assume that Warner Bros.’ big new streaming service would have one of the studio’s biggest movie franchises available when it launches, but it won’t. And the reason is...well, actually kind of depressing for anyone who isn’t Warner Bros., really.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Nbc, Disney, Netflix, Harry Potter, Streaming, Universal, Warner Bros, Nbc Universal, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Peacock, Warner Media, HBO Max


Netflix Just Picked Up 21 Studio Ghibli Movies, But Not In North America Or Japan

The good news is that Netflix just got the rights to stream pretty much every major Studio Ghibli release, from Totoro to Princess Mononoke to Ponyo. The bad news is that, if you’re in North America or Japan, that news doesn’t apply to you.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Netflix, North America, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro


io9's Essential Guide to 2020's Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Superhero TV

It turns out there is such a thing as too much good television because this preview list is simply too much. Coming on the heels of our mega-list of 2020's movies, here’s our overwhelming compilation of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and superhero shows that you’re going to want to keep on your radar this year. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Adult Swim, Science, Abc, Amc, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Showtime, Starz, Streaming, Cbs, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, Hulu, Bbc America


The Witcher Does Fantasy Sex (Mostly) Better

Fantasy movies, shows, video games, and books that are geared toward an adult audience tend to repeat the same mistakes when it comes to how they portray sexuality—exploiting female bodies while adhering to archaic notions of what sex was like in the Middle Ages in Europe. (Hello, Game of Thrones.) But the latest…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Books, Science, Video Games, Sex, Netflix, Sexuality, Streaming, Henry Cavill, Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Anya Chalotra


The Long-Awaited Flash Movie Might Be Based on Flashpoint After All

Another mystery face joins Matrix 4. DC Entertainment’s Gotham City Sirens isn’t happening any time soon, but Bright 2 might, according to David Ayer. Even more Star Trek: Discovery is on the way. Plus, Jordan Vogt-Roberts is working on a new monster movie, what’s to come on Doctor Who, and a look at Netflix’s take on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Evil, Doctor Who, Netflix, The Flash, David Ayer, The Howling, Jordan Vogt Roberts, Star Trek Discovery, The Matrix 4, Gotham City Sirens, Vlad the Impaler, Bright 2, Into the Dark, October Faction, Guns Akimbo


The First Locke & Key Trailer (and First Scene!) Opens the Door to a Haunting Past [Updated]

The adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez’s comic Locke & Key has had a long road to get to the small screen (with a pit stop at the movies!), but at long last, the first trailer for the Netflix series is here.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Netflix, Streaming, Darby Stanchfield, Keys, Carlton Cuse, Joe Hill, Locke, IDW, Connor Jessup, Locke Key, Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke and Key, Jackson Robert Scott, Meredith Averill


Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Is the Latest Animated Marvel You Absolutely Should Watch

The problem with having so much great television is there are good, deserving shows that tend to slip under the radar. Given how little has been said about Dreamworks’ latest Netflix series, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, it’s possible this one might come and go without most people noticing. But we’re declaring it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Animation, Dreamworks, Streaming, Dreamworks Animation, Dan Stevens, Karen Fukuhara, KIPO, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, Radford Sechrist


Fukushima's Exclusion Zone Is Being Overtaken by Wild Animals

The success of wildlife in the Chernobyl exclusion zone has been well documented, most recently in the Netflix series Our Planet. New research shows that wildlife are experiencing a similar flourishing in the Fukushima exclusion zone in Japan. No matter how much humans screw up the planet, nature seems to find a way…Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Netflix, Wildlife, Fukushima, Chernobyl, Rewilding, Nuclear Disasters, Life Finds A Way


Steven Moffat's Dracula Was Like Good Sex That Got Bad Real Fast

Count Dracula is the iconic figure at the center of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ newest televised drama that debuted on BBC One and is currently streaming on Netflix, and you know what? He’s alarmingly sexy throughout the show in a way that vampires should be. He’s alluring, seductive, and compelling, which makes…Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Vampires, Bbc, Netflix, Streaming, Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Dracula, Dolly Wells, Claes Bang, Lydia West


You Can Now Read Lauren Hissrich's Original Pitch for The Witcher

Toss a coin to your pitcher, o’ streaming giant of plenty...Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Lauren Hissrich



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