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Star Trek: Picard's Latest Guest Star Momentarily Broke My Brain

Star Trek: Picard is a show that takes us further into the franchise’s future than any previous Trek series before it (well, until Discovery takes the crown by a century or nine). But it’s also a show about familiar faces, and catching us up on beloved characters. So much so, that one guest star in this week’s episode…Read more...
Tags: Science, Deanna Troi, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Picard, Star Trek The Next Generation, Marina Sirtis, Star Trek Picard, Necar Zadegan


Seems Like Star Wars: The Clone Wars Will Cross Into Revenge of the Sith After All

Star Wars fans know Revenge of the Sith begins with the end of the Clone Wars. So, most people assumed The Clone Wars TV show would end before that, or at least right at that moment. But if there’s one thing you should never do in the world of Star Wars producer Dave Filoni, it’s assume anything.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Mace Windu, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Revenge Of The Sith, Disney Plus




Clone Wars Is Back, and Thank God, It's More Clone Wars

Some thought this day would never arrive, but here we are: after years away, thinking it was gone for good, The Clone Wars has returned. And as far as it’s concerned, it’s like it never went away.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, TV Recap, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Disney Plus, Star Wars The Clone Wars Recaps, Clone Wars Recap


Star Wars: The Clone Wars Actor Dee Bradley Baker on Returning to the Front Lines

Tomorrow, something Star Wars fans thought may never happen finally arrives: For one last season, The Clone Wars will make its explosive return. But although we can’t wait to see Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan again, the show is kicking off with its focus rightfully on the rank-and-file heroes of the Republic, the clones…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Disney, Streaming, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Dee Bradley Baker, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Voice Acting, Disney Plus, Anakin Ahsoka


Hasbro's Baby Yoda Animatronic Is Too Cute and Somehow Only $60

Baby Yoda was definitely the break out star of The Mandalorian, but it also looks like he’s the breakout star of this year’s Toy Fair too. A slew of Baby Yoda toys just dropped at a Disney event today, but of all of them, this animatronic plush by Hasbro is the highlightRead more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Disney, Streaming, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Animatronics, Toy Fair, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Toyfair 2020


On Star Trek: Picard, Lying to Yourself Is What Keeps You Human

There’s a lot going on in “Stardust City Rag.” We’ve got the return of Voyager legend Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine. We’ve got a costumed caper that feels ripped right out of Star Trek’s cheesy core. We’ve got big twists in Star Trek: Picard’s ongoing mysteries. But above all, we’ve got a realization that our crew have…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Picard, Borg, Jeri Ryan, Manu Intiraymi, Star Trek Picard, Necar Zadegan, Star Trek Picard Recaps, John Ales, Casey King, Brian Brophy


Here's What Dave Filoni Had to Say About Ahsoka Tano's Voice in The Rise of Skywalker

Just because Rey heard Ahsoka Tano’s voice mixed in with a bunch of dead Jedi in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it doesn’t necessarily mean she’s dead. That’s the implication the character’s co-creator Dave Filoni gave io9 when we spoke to him this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Skywalker, Jedi, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Disney Plus, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Norway Becomes a Hub for Time-Displaced Refugees in HBO's Beforeigners Trailer

Science fiction and fantasy are often used as mirrors to reflect our own modern societal problems, one of the biggest being the ongoing refugee crisis. Amazon Prime’s Carnival Row explores the theme using fairies and mythical creatures. District 9 was about aliens who’d found themselves stuck on Earth. Now, HBO has…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Amazon Prime, Streaming, Sci Fi, Norway, Refugee, Beforeigners


The Mandalorian Will Still Roll Out Weekly When Disney+ Comes to Europe, Which Seems Dumb

The delayed international rollout of Disney+ means that The Mandalorian’s biggest twists and turns have already been plastered all over the internet, if only so Disney can sell us on some very bad Baby Yoda merchandise while promising that the better stuff will be on the way eventually. So news that international fans…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, WandaVision, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, Baby Yoda


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


Devs Review: Alex Garland's Foray Into TV Is a Messy Trip Filled With Intriguing Concepts

Alex Garland has covered a lot of ground in his career—from authoring novels to screenwriting and directing. You might have noticed that he leans toward sci-fi; his directing debut, Ex Machina, dealt with artificial intelligence, and its follow-up, Annihilation, focused on alien life. Devs, his new television…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Streaming, Nick Offerman, Hulu, FX, Quantum Computing, Alex Garland, Sonoya Mizuno, Devs


Alex Garland's Foray Into TV Is a Messy Trip Filled With Intriguing Concepts

Alex Garland has covered a lot of ground in his career—from authoring novels to screenwriting and directing. You might have noticed that he leans toward sci-fi; his directing debut, Ex Machina, dealt with artificial intelligence, and its follow-up, Annihilation, focused on alien life. Devs, his new television…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Streaming, Nick Offerman, Hulu, FX, Quantum Computing, Alex Garland, Sonoya Mizuno, Devs


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


Meet the Stars of Clone Wars' Imminent Return, the Bad Batch

Disney has released a new teaser for the premiere episode of The Clone Wars’ imminent return next week, and...well, honestly I just don’t know what to tell you. It’s Clone Wars. It’s more Clone Wars. What else do you need?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clones, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Disney Plus


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


Star Trek: Picard Gives Us a Tale of 2 Very Different Romulans, and Picard's Hubris

Star Trek: Picard may have finally begun its quest in earnest last week, but Jean-Luc is not quite done navigating the mistakes of his post-Starfleet past. “Absolute Candor” provides that aplenty in the form of another new crewmember for team Picard—one who draws interesting parallels to one of the show’s current…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Patrick Stewart, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Picard, Starfleet, Jean Luc, Amirah Vann, Jeri Ryan, Star Trek Picard, Evan Evagora, Star Trek Picard Recaps


Gugu Mbatha-Raw Is Joining the MCU in Disney+ Series Loki

Even if the Disney+ show Loki was just Tom Hiddleston talking for eight hours, fans probably would have loved it anyway. But it’s obviously going to be way more than that. The cast continues to grow and its latest addition might be the best one yet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Streaming, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Gugu Mbatha, MCU, Disney Plus


Star Trek: Picard's Showrunner Opens Up About the Sunglasses and Swears

Star Trek: Picard is in the midst of its dynamic debut season and fans have noticed a few, well, interesting choices the series has made so far. Showrunner Michael Chabon is breaking down the intent behind the F-bombs, earbuds, and sunglasses, and diving into the history of Star Trek on network television and human…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, The Future, Michael Chabon, Swearing, Cbs All Access, Picard, Future Tech, Star Trek Picard


ViacomCBS Appears to Be Gearing Up to Launch a New Mega-Streaming Service

A megamerger between Viacom and CBS last year signaled that CBS was beginning to look like a strong competitor among rival streaming services, even as other anticipated products launch this year. Now, ViacomCBS’s top brass is reportedly considering launching another streaming offering that would bring together CBS All…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Cbs, Viacom, Cbs All Access, Streaming Wars, ViacomCBS


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


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


Star Trek: Picard Finally Finds Its Crew, in Those That Starfleet Left Behind

The first two episodes of Star Trek: Picard have carefully laid the groundwork for a future where the Federation, tired and beaten back by tragedy after tragedy, is embroiled in an existential crisis. Now, one of its most tireless advocates, the veil lifted from his eyes, is ready to do something about it—and has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Picard, Star Trek Picard, Star Trek Picard Recap


Why Twitch Fans Donate Money To Wealthy Streamers

Early last year, then-Twitch streamer Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang received an email from a fan who’d donated $200 to him in 2018. “Hey, I donated money to you a year ago,” read the email according to Wang, who spoke to Kotaku over the phone. “I’m having hard times right now. Do you think you could return that…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Youtube, Streaming, Jeremy, Twitch, Kotaku, Wang, Mixer, Disguised Toast, King Gothalion


The Mandalorian Has an Awesome Behind the Scenes Link to the Original Star Wars

One of the many reasons fans have embraced The Mandalorian is that it feels like the original Star Wars trilogy. Baby Yoda is another reason, sure, but executive producer Jon Favreau and his team took every precaution to make sure the look, feel, and sounds of the show fit right in with A New Hope, The Empire Strikes…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Vfx, Ilm, A New Hope, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda


Disney+ Reveals When The Mandalorian Will Return and When Marvel Will Arrive

When the summer movie season ends this year, Disney+ heats up. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced today that Marvel Studios’ first streaming show, The Falcon and Winter Soldier, will debut in August. It’ll be followed by season two of The Mandalorian in October, and WandaVision in December.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Bob Iger, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, WandaVision, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, Baby Yoda


How Twitch Encourages Fans To Obsess Over Streamers' Viewership Numbers

Sit in any sizable streamer’s Twitch chat for long enough, and the topic of numbers is bound to come up. Why isn’t viewership what it used to be? Why has the streamer plateaued? Why aren’t they as big as [insert bigger streamer here]? After a while, it starts to wear on some streamers.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Youtube, Streaming, Twitch, Mixer


Breaking Down Those First Clips of WandaVision, Loki, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Unlike Marvel’s previous live-action series whose connections to the larger MCU were tenuous at best, Disney+’s WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki are all set within the narrative orbit of Marvel’s films, making each of them an important piece of the franchise’s future as the studio plows forward…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Streaming, Marvel Comics, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Falcon, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, X Men, Disney Plus, WandaVision


Quibi Drops New Trailers for Its Weird, Bite-Sized Streaming Service Shows

Quibi officially launches in a little over two months, meaning that the funky, mobile-first streaming service is ramping up the hype by teasing out a handful of trailers for its short-form video series, a couple of which I’ll, somewhat begrudgingly, admit look pretty good!Read more...
Tags: Science, Trailers, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Quibi



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