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Sixty Percent Of Us Chose the Frosties and More Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Stats

Admit it: As you moved your way through Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, you wondered what your friends chose. Now, Netflix has begun to let us know. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Black Mirror, Bandersnatch, Black Mirror Bandersnatch


Netflix Criticized for Using Actual Footage of Deadly Event in Travelers and Possibly Bird Box

It has not been an especially great week for Netflix or its polarizing monster flick Bird Box, which has spawned one of the most idiotic so-called “challenges” to surface in this cursed timeline we’re trapped in. In yet another public relations headache for the company, Netflix is now looking into whether actual…Read more...
Tags: Science, Entertainment, Netflix, Streaming, Travelers, Bird Box


Roku Furiously Backpedals After Briefly Saying It Would Allow Infowars Channel

Alex Jones, chief of noxious conspiracy website and suspicious supplement sales front Infowars, was kicked off most of the web’s biggest platforms last year amid legal battles over his alleged harassment and defamation of mass shooting survivors’ families: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Apple, Spotify, and Pinterest, to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Pinterest, Social Media, Streaming, Roku, Conspiracy Theories, Sandy Hook, Alex Jones, Infowars, Facebook Twitter Youtube Apple Spotify


Everything We Know About The Twilight Zone Reboot (So Far)

There’s a lot of great stuff coming in 2019, but few things have us as curious as The Twilight Zone reboot. On one hand, it’s an iconic franchise that could lose some of its luster by coming back. On the other hand, the more we hear about it, the better it sounds. In case you’ve missed all that’s going on around the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Twilight Zone, Jessica Williams, Adam Scott, Cbs All Access, Greg Kinnear, Jacob Tremblay, John Cho, Jordan Peele, Kumail Nanjiani, Steven Yeun, Allison Tolman, Sanaa Lathan, Dewanda Wise


Fortnite Streamer's Friend Gives Him $75,000 Donation

“Wait a minute,” said Fortnite streamer Exotic Chaotic upon noticing the number of digits in a donation he received on Twitch earlier this week. “That can’t be right.” He was so stunned that he stopped playing to check his PayPal. There it was: $75,000.Read more...
Tags: Science, Paypal, Streaming, Kotakucore, Fortnite


Alex Kurtzman on the Fine Line Between Adding to, and Staying True to, Star Trek's Canon

It feels like Alex Kurtzman has been talking about Star Trek: Discovery’s approach to canon pretty much since the dawn of time (or at least, since everyone found out the show was set before the original Trek). Discovery’s already had to toe a pretty weird line when it comes to its approach to Star Trek’s past, but in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Canon, Cbs All Access, Alex Kurtzman, Star Trek Discovery


The Punisher Season 2 Wants to Make Frank Castle a Superhero

When Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) was shot in the head at point-blank range before the events of the first season of Netflix’s The Punisher, the bullet fragmented upon entering his skull, and the wound should have killed him. Instead, it left Castle badly wounded and ultimately trapped within a never-ending state of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Netflix, Streaming, Marvel Studios, Ben Barnes, Jon Bernthal, The Punisher, Frank Castle Jon Bernthal


Jake Gyllenhaal and Velvet Buzzsaw Ensure You'll Never Look at Art the Same Way Again

The art world can be pretentious, but it can also be deadly, as the first trailer for Netflix’s new thriller, Velvet Buzzsaw, reveals. It puts Jake Gyllenhaal right in the middle of an artistic mystery that threatens the minds and lives of everyone around him.Read more...
Tags: Science, Trailer, Horror, Netflix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Streaming, Velvet Buzzsaw


Netflix Gets Its Own Killer Time Loop Show in the First Russian Doll Trailer

Normal time loop stories are out. Time loop stories based around someone dying over and over? In.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Natasha Lyonne, Time Loops, Russian Doll


io9's Ultimate Guide to 2019's Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Superhero TV

And you thought there were a lot of movies coming out this year? Get ready to never leave your couch in 2019, because the amount of TV you’re going to want to watch is truly staggering. Here’s our mega-giant list of sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero shows we’re most looking forward to, with the standard caveat that any…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Science, Fox, Netflix, Streaming, Game Of Thrones, Hulu, FX, DC Universe, Io9 2019 Preview, 2019 Preview


The Creatures in Bird Box Could Have Looked Like Creepy, Adult-Sized Babies

In Bird Box, people kill themselves after they see...something. We’re told each person sees their own deepest fear—but that fear presumably looks like something on its own. The finished film never reveals what that could be, but work was done on the subject.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, KNB, Susanne Bier, Bird Box


As Apple Shifts Into Services, Its iTunes App Will Be Coming to Samsung Smart TVs

In a move that could signal a major shift in the way it does business, tech giant Apple will make iTunes movie and TV show libraries accessible from 2018 and 2019 smart TVs manufactured by Samsung, the two companies announced on Sunday. The partnership will also result in support for AirPlay 2, which allows users to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Samsung, Itunes, Streaming, Smart TV, Walled Gardens, CES 2019


The Final Short Trek Is a Lovely Reminder That Star Trek Can Loosen Up Once in a While

We all love Star Trek for its moral core, the way it presents heroes that champion utopian ideals and diplomacy and a love of scientific curiosity over hostility and division (although the bits where spaceships phaser-and-torpedo the shit out of everything are also good). But every once in a while we need a reminder…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Discovery Recaps, Star Trek Short Treks


Luke Cage Star Mike Colter Wasn't Shocked by the Series' Cancellation but Hopes It's Coming Back

When Disney first announced its plans to launch a streaming service of its own where new, live-action series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would begin airing in the near future, the writing was all but on the wall for Netflix’s MCU shows. So it shouldn’t have been too surprising when Daredevil, Iron Fist, and …Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Marvel Studios, Luke Cage, Marvel Cinematic Universe, MCU, Mike Colter, Disney Plus, Luke Cage Star Mike Colter


Young Justice: Outsiders Is a Return to Form for the Animated Series

Warner Bros. and DC’s animated films and television shows have always eclipsed their live-action offerings in terms of depth and nuance in their storytelling, and DC Universe’s Young Justice: Outsiders is no exception.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Streaming, Dc, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, DC Universe, Young Justice, Young Justice Outsiders


Rainn Wilson on the Many Layers of Harry Mudd, and the Lighter Side of Star Trek

Star Trek: Short Treks has so far been the perfect way to while away the time until Discovery’s return in a few weeks. Tonight, “The Escape Artist,” the fourth and final minisode in the series, shines a spotlight on the infamous Harcourt Fenton Mudd—and to learn more, we spoke to Mudd himself, Rainn Wilson.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Rainn Wilson, Mudd, Star Trek Discovery, Harry Mudd, Star Trek Short Treks, Harcourt Fenton Mudd, Lighter Side of Star Trek, Rainn Wilson Read


2019 Is the Year of the Pop Culture Finale

The new year has only just begun but it’s already got us thinking about the end. Over the course of the next 12 months, fans are going to see the end of some of the biggest franchises and shows of all time. Let’s take a look at which pop culture favorites are wrapping up in 2019.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Big Bang Theory, Glass, Gotham, Fox, Netflix, Streaming, Game Of Thrones, How To Train Your Dragon, Marvel Studios, Mr Robot, Unbreakable, X Men, Lemony Snickets A Series Of Unfortunate Events


The Punisher's Second Season Has a Haunting New Teaser and a Premiere Date

The first season of Netflix’s The Punisher saw Frank Castle finally being rewarded for his unique brand of justice and his fight to hold villains responsible for their heinous crimes with a chance at a new life. It included a deal that would let him once again become a part of society without fear of being hunted down…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Netflix, Streaming, Marvel Studios, Frank Castle, The Punisher


Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Featurettes Give You the Option to Learn More About Netflix's Experiment

Bringing Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones’ Black Mirror: Bandersnatch to life was a complex task that required much more than a simple dialogue tree. To show how the flowchart was made, Netflix has released not one, but two featurettes taking fans behind the scenes of crafting the streaming network’s first-ever …Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Choose Your Own Adventure, Behind The Scenes, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Will Poulter, Annabel Jones, Fionn Whitehead


Netflix's The Punisher Is Rethinking Jigsaw to Keep the Show Grounded

The moment Ben Barnes stepped on screen as Billy Russo in Netflix’s The Punisher, comic fans realized that it was only a matter of time before he ended up becoming one of the antihero’s most well-known nemeses, the villain known as Jigsaw.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Marvel, Netflix, Streaming, Marvel Studios, Ben Barnes, Set Visit, The Punisher, Billy Russo


We May Never See All of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a 90-minute interactive film that boasts many twists, alternate endings, and reinterpreted versions of already-viewed scenes. And it turns out, there are even pieces we may never get to see.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones, David Slade


Stranger Things Finally Returns July 4

Grab some fireworks, and get into the true spirit of Independence Day: freedom from a life with no new Stranger Things to watch.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Stranger Things


The Hidden Beauty of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch's Best Ending

Netflix’s latest television experiment, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, has several possible endings to the story. Some quick, others more detailed. But one of them stands out, giving us a poetic story that—unlike all the others in the film—was only made possible through its interactivity. It may not be the only way the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Netflix, Streaming, Choose Your Own Adventure, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, David Slade, Fionn Whitehead, Bandersnatch


Director Sophia Takal Talks Blumhouse and Her Episode of Hulu's Horror Anthology Into the Dark

The Hulu-Blumhouse holiday horror anthology series Into the Dark returns today with a new episode in honor of New Year’s Eve, a searing takedown of social media, toxic friendships, and wellness culture titled “New Year, New You.” It’s a suspenseful entry with an all-female cast, directed by Sophia Takal.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Horror, Streaming, Hulu, Blumhouse, Sophia Takal, Into the Dark, Sophia Takal Talks Blumhouse, Sophia Takal Read


That New Black Mirror Interactive Film From Netflix Doesn't Work on Apple TV

If you were were hoping to enjoy that new Black Mirror movie Bandersnatch on your fancy Apple TV, then apologies. You can’t.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Netflix, Streaming, Streaming Video, Black Mirror, Streaming Media


Runaways' Creators Discuss the Team's Evolution and the Importance of Found Families

The teen heroes of Hulu’s Runaways spent an entire season working up the nerve to put their money where the show’s mouth is and actually run away. But the time that was put into actually fleshing out their characters was something the show’s co-creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage wanted to take in order to …Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Marvel, Streaming, Runaways, Lgbtq, Marvel Comics, Hulu, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Importance of Found Families


How to Play One of the Games From Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Bandersnatch, the new, Choose Your Own Adventure-style installment of Black Mirror out today, is (as you might expect) a twisty bit of interactive fiction. And Netflix has further tied the metatextual knot by building out a real website for the episode’s fictional games studio Tuckersoft, where several of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Netflix, Streaming, Choose Your Own Adventure, Black Mirror, Tuckersoft


The Fictional People and Things We Lost in 2018

Damn, 2018 sure was a cruel year for pop culture fans, with tons of beloved characters being killed off in television, movies, and video games. Not to mention long-running TV shows being axed off this mortal coil forever (some of which, frankly, really needed to be put out of their misery).Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Abc, Doctor Who, Marvel, Fox, Netflix, Starz, Streaming, Westworld, Hulu, Daredevil, Year In Review, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Sense8


The Mandalorian May Feature a Familiar Star Wars Bounty Hunter

We know very little about the plot for the upcoming live-action Star Wars television show, The Mandalorian. But when you think “Mandalorians” you think great warriors. You think bounty hunters. And a character that’s both of those things may be coming to the show.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Ig 88


Bird Box Director Susanne Bier Discusses the Film's Unique, Potentially Divisive Take on Motherhood

Many things about the new film Bird Box may make you uncomfortable. There’s the obvious stuff, like a terrifying menace taking over the world that kills you if you simply look at it, as well as how that menace impacts different people in surprising and scary ways. Then, most interestingly, there’s how the film…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Netflix, Sandra Bullock, Streaming, Susanne Bier, Bird Box



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