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TNG's 'Lower Decks' Episode Is a Perfect Peek Behind Star Trek's Curtains

This week, Star Trek returns to the world of animation with Lower Decks, a new series dedicated to the motley officers who make up the bottom rungs of Starfleet’s finest. It’s a chance to goof on the series at large from the perspective of its unsung heroes—but going back to The Next Generation episode that inspired…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Animation, Streaming, Cbs, Nostalgia, Cbs All Access, Starfleet, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek Lower Decks


Umbrella Academy Does Card Battles, and D&D Gets a Board Game in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. Gen Con Online has come and gone, along with San Diego Comic-Con—but they weren’t the only sources of games announcements this time around. We’ve got a new card game about The Umbrella Academy, along with a tabletop…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, San Diego, Streaming, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Board Games, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Tabletop Games, Dune, Umbrella Academy, Gaming Shelf, Gen Con Online


In The Boys' New Trailer, a Bloody Superhuman Storm Is Brewing

In the upcoming second season of Amazon’s The Boys, Stormfront, one of the original comics’ most terrifying characters, is set to make her arrival as a newly minted member of the Seven, the series’ twisted answer to DC’s Justice Justice League and Marvel’s Avengers. But they are, unbeknownst to the public, all engaged…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Science, Streaming, Superheroes, Amazon Studios, Dynamite, Justice Justice League, The Boys, Wildstorm


Umbrella Academy's Mysterious New Character Raises an Interesting Question

Though The Umbrella Academy’s second season mainly focuses on the Hargreeves siblings trying to figure out how they’re involved in JFK’s assassination and how to avert another apocalypse, the show also does a fair amount of worldbuilding. It introduces a number of new characters, one of whom raises a rather…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Superheroes, Jfk, Superpowers, Dark Horse, Umbrella Academy, Ritu Arya


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


Days Before Star Trek: Lower Decks' Premiere, There's Merely Hope for International Release

In the last few years, CBS has turned Star Trek from a dormant franchise on television screens into one of its biggest assets. We’ve gone from no shows to our fourth new Trek about to air in the U.S. and Canada this week (and more on the way!). And yet, despite its global appeal, there are still frustrations about…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Canada, Fans, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Star Trek Lower Decks


Netflix Adds Playback Speed Settings, So Now I Can Burn Through My Backlog 1.5 Times Faster

I’m about to blow through The Umbrella Academy season 2 in record time, you guys.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Netflix Streaming, Playback, Umbrella Academy


The Unfinished Car Is Full of Peril in This Clip From Infinity Train Book 3

Things are never simple, easy, or comfortable on the Infinity Train. Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Cartoon Network, Infinity Train, HBO Max, Owen Dennis


Cheap Live TV Service Philo Finally Gets Chromecast Support

Philo today announced that Android users can soon cast to their Chromecast-enabled TVs with their phones, a move that the company says was one of its most-requested features.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Philo, Live TV, Streaming Wars


AOC's Measure to Kill U.S. Military Twitch Streams Fails House Vote

An amendment proposed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that would st0p the military from recruiting on platforms like Twitch failed a House vote on Thursday. Had it passed, it would have added a provision to the House Committee on Appropriations Bill to bar the U.S. military from using federal funds to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Navy, Military, House, Army, Streaming, US Army, US Navy, Twitch, Esports, First Amendment, Streaming Media, Aoc, Discord, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, House Committee on Appropriations Bill


Hold Onto Your Peacock, CBS All Access Just Got Better

Earlier this year, CBS All Access tapped the trove of ViacomCBS assets and introduced a mini library of Paramount films to its service—a move that made a good service even better. Around the same time, the company’s top brass said it was gearing up to introduce “major changes” to expand the service’s features and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Cbs, Paramount, Cbs All Access, Streaming Wars


Streamers Are Misusing Twitch's 'Just Chatting' Section, But It's A Symptom Of A Larger Problem

Of all of Twitch’s non-gaming categories, “Just Chatting” seems to have the most clearly defined purpose. It’s for chatting. That’s it. And yet, after the platform dissolved its ill-defined “IRL” section into 13 different non-gaming categories in 2018, Just Chatting became its catch-all successor. Now it’s a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Kotakucore, Twitch, Just Chatting


Even Apple Gives Amazon Tax Breaks

A couple of years back, Amazon’s streaming service, Prime Video, was nowhere to be found on Apple’s streaming devices—that is, until late 2017, when the company announced that Amazon’s Prime Video app would finally debut on Apple TV. What broke the stalemate? Well, we finally know.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Science, Antitrust, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Apple Gives Amazon Tax Breaks


Star Trek's Best Ensigns

Next week, Star Trek: Lower Decks kicks off, giving us a whole show in the canon dedicated to the most unsung Starfleet officers of all: the Ensigns. The bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young officers just starting off their careers are the stalwarts of any good Trek. So before they get their moment in... some kind of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Superlist, Star Trek, Streaming, Sci Fi, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Starfleet, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek Lower Decks


8 TV Shows to Remind You of When Game of Thrones Was Good

It’s almost surreal to go back and remember when Game of Thrones was the best show on television. It was the topic of every water cooler conversation and jumpstarted a new era in fantasy television. Nowadays, its legacy is marred by how the series ended but there are plenty of TV shows to bring that spark back.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Syfy, The Magicians, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Game Of Thrones, Angel, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Expanse, Dark, Avatar The Last Airbender, Amazon Studios, The Leftovers, The Witcher


Spotify Is Testing a New Podcasting Tool to Share Quotes in Other Apps

Spotify is demoing a new tool that will allow some users to share quotes from episodes of podcasts from its platform to messaging and social apps.
Tags: Spotify, Science, Podcasts, Streaming, Streaming Wars


Umbrella Academy's Ellen Page on Giving Vanya Space to Open Up

The first trailer for Umbrella Academy’s second season made it abundantly clear that the Netflix series is pivoting into a markedly different direction than the Dark Horse comics series it’s based on. Where the initial comic arc left Vanya (Ellen Page in the series) quite incapacitated thanks to a gunshot, the TV show…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Netflix, Streaming, Lgbtq, Ellen Page, Set Visit, Marin Ireland, Umbrella Academy, Vanya Ellen Page


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

Streaming is more important than ever. As huge numbers of people stay home during the global pandemic, many have turned to the plethora of services for a much-needed escape. At the start of each month, most streaming services do a little shuffle, adding new movies and taking some away, and io9 is here to help with…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Amazon Studios, The Nerds Watch, Disney Plus


The AMC and Universal War Over Movies Has Ended, Thank God

Earlier this year—roughly 100 years ago now—you’ll recall that AMC had a very public, very messy falling out with NBCUniversal over distribution rights that saw the movie theater chain swear off Universal Pictures films in its theaters globally, ostensibly forever. In a somewhat surprising turn, it appears the two…Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Amc, Beef, Streaming, Universal, Universal Pictures, Movie Theaters, Streaming Wars, Covid 19


The Umbrella Academy's Second Season Could Stand to Loosen Up a Bit

Even though the first season of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy incorporated elements from both the first and second volumes of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s Umbrella Academy comics, the live-action adaptation barely managed to scratch the surface of the source material’s twisted, science-fictional madness. Season two…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Netflix, Streaming, Tom Hopper, Kate Walsh, Dark Horse Comics, Gerard Way, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver Lampman, Umbrella Academy, Gabriel Bá, Aidan Gallagher, David Castañeda, Justin H Min


Star Trek: Discovery Returns This October

The U.S.S. Discovery has found itself in a future far beyond anything we’ve seen in Star Trek coming out of its second season. And now, we know just when we’ll get to see them navigate that future.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Star Trek Discovery, U S S Discovery


Netflix’s The Witcher Is Getting a Live-Action Prequel Series

It’s time to go back to where it all began. Netflix has announced that The Witcher is getting a six-part limited series, The Witcher: Blood Origin, that tells the story of the very first of their kind.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Elves, Witcher, The Witcher, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, The Witcher Blood Origin, The Witcher Nightmare Of The Wolf, Declan De Barra


SDCC's 'Scary Good TV' Panel Offers Fascinating Insight Into the Minds Behind Today's Best Horror

Every year, some of San Diego Comic-Con’s panels have broader appeal, while others are a bit more specific. The Shudder-presented “Scary Good TV with Horror’s Top Showrunners” falls into that latter category, but horror fans (especially fans of Channel Zero, Locke & Key, and all things Chucky) won’t want to miss it.Read more...
Tags: Usa, Science, Horror, Amc, Syfy, Netflix, Childs Play, Streaming, Chucky, Hulu, SDCC, Greg Nicotero, Nick Antosca, San Diego Comic Con, Channel Zero, Don Mancini


Zack Snyder's Justice League Just Got a Tiny New Super Tease

San Diego Comic-Con might be, well, at home this year, but Zack Snyder’s skipped the virtual line—and even the official event—altogether to join with a group of fans in celebration of the director finally being able to work on and complete his own version of Justice League. And he celebrated in style, by bringing a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Justice League, Warner Bros, Henry Cavill, DC Entertainment, Zack Snyder, Snyder Cut, HBO Max




You Can Finally Share Screenshots of Quibi Shows With the 6 Other People Who'll Get the Reference

Quibi’s latest stab at cultural relevance is a screenshotting function meant to let fans meme-ify its content—which, given the of people actually watching its shows, will probably see mixed results.
Tags: Science, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Quibi


Our Hero Katee Sackhoff on Robot Chicken, the New BSG, and That Wacky Accent She Did on The Flash

When most people think of Katee Sackhoff, one word comes to mind: Starbuck. But she’s actually had a surprisingly diverse career, playing not just action heroes like Battlestar Galactica’s badass pilot (or her current gig as an astronaut on Netflix’s Another Life), but also some intensely hilarious characters on shows…Read more...
Tags: Comedy, Adult Swim, Science, Interview, Horror, Netflix, Streaming, Sci Fi, Battlestar Galactica, Exclusive, Cw, The Flash, Villains, Robot Chicken, Another Life, Katee Sackhoff


The Best Streaming Services You Can Subscribe to Right Now

It seems like every week a new streaming video service enters the market, and at this point, it’s almost impossible to keep track of them all.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Youtube, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, VUDU, Hulu Plus, FuboTV, Criterion Channel, Streaming Wars, Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, IMDb TV


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


The Highs and Lows of San Diego Comic-Con's Star Trek Panel

The Star Trek Universe is growing, and it’s getting animated. The crews of Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Discovery, and the upcoming Star Trek: Lower Decks beamed aboard San Diego Comic-Con 2020 to share everything CBS All Access has in store. But not everything was hitting warp speed. Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Star Trek, San Diego, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, San Diego Comic Con, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Lower Decks, Star Trek Picard, Comic Con 2020, Star Trek Universe, Star Trek Prodigy, San Diego Comic Con s Star Trek Panel



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