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Hot Toys' Life-Sized Baby Yoda Is Here, and He Is Glorious

We had Sideshow’s stunning statue, the Funko Pop, and Hasbro’s own animatronic attempt. Then we got a Mandalorian figure that came with a little asset of his own. But we wanted a proper Baby Yoda action figure of our own to cherish—and Hot Toys is stepping up in a big way.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Streaming, Hasbro, Hot Toys, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Oh No My Wallet


11 Nerdy Things You Can Watch and Read for Free While Social Distancing

There are only so many times you can rewatch episodes of Futurama or Love is Blind. For folks wanting to branch out beyond Netflix and Hulu, or take a momentary break from Animal Crossing, there are plenty of places to watch cool shows and films online for free—as well as some services to help keep you reading, too.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Horror, Fantasy, Netflix, Showtime, Streaming, Sci Fi, Hulu, Sling TV, Cbs All Access, Amazon Studios, Samurai Jack, Shudder, Quibi, Star Trek Picard


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

The Nerd’s Watch is a little more meaningful this month. With many people staying at home due to the covid-19 pandemic, we find ourselves bored and in desperate need of good shit to watch. Thankfully, io9 is here to provide you with a plethora of film and television options.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Amazon Studios, The Nerds Watch, Disney Plus


Plex Is Giving Away 3 Months of Free Live TV as the Nightmare Continues

Plex, a popular do-it-all streaming service that also supports live programming, is currently offering three months of live television for free. The announcement comes as other services, including CBS All Access and Sling TV, are also giving out extended trials like candy as folks are spending more time at home amid…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Live TV, Streaming Wars, CBS All Access and Sling TV


The Best Garbage TV to Stream After You Admit You're Not Gonna Read Shit

Whether you’re currently sheltering at home, limiting your time outdoors, or self-isolating, you’ve probably eyed that untouched stack of books in your living room as a nice possible distraction from the world. More likely, though, you’ve exhausted your favorite binge-watches and are looking for something new to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Bad TV


Star Trek: Picard's Finale Gives You Everything You Wanted, and That's Kind of the Problem

Star Trek: Picard has spent its debut season telling a story that, at times, has tried to balance nostalgia for its past with an interrogation of just what having nostalgia for that past in a time of crisis really means. Its season one finale, for better or worse, decides that the best thing any of us can do is to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Patrick Stewart, Nostalgia, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Androids, Picard, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Jeri Ryan, Star Trek Picard, Star Trek Picard Recaps


Sam Witwer on His DC Universe RPG and GMing While Social Distancing

Thanks to shows like Critical Role, The Adventure Zone, and Queens of Adventure, it’s more popular than ever to watch others play tabletop roleplaying games. DC Universe has now gotten into the game with DC Universe All Star Games, based on a classic 1980s DC RPG, and io9 spoke with Game Master Sam Witwer (Star Wars:…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Dc Comics, Queens, Streaming, Warner Bros, Board Games, DC Entertainment, RPG, Tabletop Games, Freddie Prinze Jr, DC Universe, Sam Witwer, Vanessa Marshall, DC Universe All Star Games


YouTube Is Lowering Default Video Quality Worldwide for 30 Days in Response to Pandemic

In response to usage changes amid the covid-19 pandemic, YouTube has announced it’s reducing the default video quality on all videos globally for 30 days. Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Netflix, Streaming, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


The Mandalorian to Add Aliens and Terminator Star Michael Biehn

Michael Biehn. Star Wars. It kind of fits, right? The actor has already appeared in two of the best sci-fi series of all-time—The Terminator and Aliens—so what better way to complete a sci-fi trifecta of sorts than with The Mandalorian?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Aliens, Lucasfilm, Terminator, Michael Biehn, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


The Witcher's Stunt Coordinator Breaks Down One of the Show's Most Monstrous Fights

You only need to have seen the very beginning of The Witcher to have witnessed Geralt’s battle with the Kikimora—a muddy, flailing clash of legs and weapons that sets the stage for the entire series. Now, a new behind-the-scenes video with the show’s fight coordinator takes us through the creation of that scene.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Stunts, Witcher, Geralt, The Witcher, Night King


Sam Witwer on Clone Wars' Game-Changing Finale and Saying Goodbye to George Lucas' Star Wars

The Clone Wars is back, giving us a chance to catch up with a delightful moment in Star Wars history, straddling the two different eras of the saga before and after George Lucas. But according to one returning veteran—Darth Maul actor Sam Witwer—the chance to end Lucas’ Star Wars story properly will have some huge…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Streaming, Exclusive, Clone Wars, George Lucas, Lucas, Darth Maul, George Lucas Star Wars, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Sam Witwer, Disney Plus


How to Get the Most Out of Your Disney Plus Subscription

Disney Plus just put a wealth of Marvel, Star Wars and classic Disney content at your fingertips, which is useful now that everyone is stuck inside for the foreseeable future. If you decide to sign up for the $7 monthly subscription, then use these tips to make sure you’re making the most of what the service and its…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Video, Science, Disney, Web, Streaming, On Demand, Disney Plus


Andy Serkis and His Daughter Discuss Acting Together on The Letter for the King

The Letter for the King is an attempt by Netflix to put out some family-friendly fantasy to give the kids something to enjoy when their parents won’t let the watch The Witcher. And it’s family friend in a literal sense, too: Andy Serkis and his daughter, Ruby, act together in the upcoming series, playing father and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fantasy, Netflix, Andy Serkis, Streaming, Ruby, Tonke Dragt, The Letter For The King, Ruby Serkis


With Covid-19 Closing Theaters, This Distributor Is Taking the Movie-Going Experience Online

Movie theaters worldwide have been shuttering in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak since there—understandably—aren’t a lot of butts in seats between limitations on public gatherings, mandatory quarantines, and widespread adoption of social distancing practices. Several major studios such as Disney and …Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Theatre, Disney, Theaters, Streaming, Video On Demand, Live Streaming, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


The Mandalorian Has Picked Rosario Dawson to Play Ahsoka Tano

A potentially huge piece of Star Wars news is out there to end this terrible week which almost feels too good to be true. However, turns out it probably is.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Rosario Dawson, Ashley Eckstein, Ahsoka Tano, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


How Netflix's I Am Not Okay With This Evolves Past Its Mixed Metaphor About Queerness

Netflix’s I Am Not Okay With This follows in the long tradition of comic book adaptations about people manifesting superpowers to tell coming-of-age stories about how hard it is to know yourself as your body begins to do and feel things you don’t understand. Sydney Novak (It and Sharp Objects star Sophia Lillis) is a…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Netflix, Streaming, Lgbtq, Charles Forsman, Richard Ellis, Superpowers, Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, I am not okay with this, Sofia Bryant, Aidan Wojtak Hissong, Sydney Novak


Netflix's Love Is Blind Is Like If a Drunk Dog Made a Dating Show

Welcome to the first edition of Drag Me to Streaming Hell, where we’ll be exploring the darkest and most depraved corners of the digital video abyss. There’s more original programming than ever out there—most of it pretty bad!—and time enough at last to stream it all. So roll up your sleeves, snap on your nitrile…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Love Is Blind, Drag Me To Streaming Hell, Streaming Hell, Thats Content


YouTube Reducing Streaming Quality in the EU to Clear Traffic On the Information Superhighway

Yesterday, Netflix made the decision to reduce streaming quality in Europe given the spike in people self-isolating due to covid-19 and fears about internet bandwidth. Today, YouTube is following suit, according to a Reuters exclusive. Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Youtube, Eu, Netflix, Streaming, Reuters, Today YouTube, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Maybe Reality Should Try Standard Def Too


Ahsoka's Return to the Clone Wars Brings Together Those the Jedi Left Behind

It feels so long since we watched Ahsoka Tano as she walked down the steps of the Jedi Temple one last time. It wasn’t the last time, of course. We have seen her grow, become a rebel, confront her fallen master, and become so much more than a mere Jedi in the years since. But now we’re revisiting that moment with a…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, TV Recap, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Ahsoka, Disney Plus, Clone Wars Recap


All the Free Streaming Services That Just Might Be What You're Looking For

Many of us right now are spending more time at home than we normally do, hunkering down as we shelter-in-place or limit the amount of time we traditionally spend outside of our homes. And there’s a good chance we may be turning to our various streaming services to keep ourselves occupied—Nielsen estimates that staying…Read more...
Tags: Science, Free, Youtube, Streaming, Nielsen, Pluto TV, Sling, VUDU, Tubi, Kanopy, CuriosityStream, Imbd


Picard Enters Its Endgame With a Classic Star Trek Moral Argument

No matter how grandiose, science-fictional, or even just flat out bonkers it gets, deep down at its very core, Star Trek has always been a morality play. And so, as Picard sets up the fight to end all fights between its Romulan foes and the android paradise our titular hero has uncovered, it has become one once more—a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Picard, Star Trek Picard, Star Trek Picard Recaps


What to Know Before You Buy a Live TV Streaming Service

Listen, there are some very good reasons for cutting the cord, and with no end to the absolutely relentless parade of newly announced streaming services in sight, consumers have a veritable buffet of services to choose from, and not just for on-demand content. If live television is important to you, there are plenty…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Pluto TV, Philo, Live TV, Cbs All Access, Hulu Plus, FuboTV, Youtubetv, Streaming Wars


This Is It, the Perfect TV Show

Quibi, the mobile-first video service that’ll feature episodes of 10 minutes or less, announced this month the absolutely massive slate of originals coming to the service when it officially rolls out in April. But at the time of that announcement, one show stood out among the others, and folks, I believe that our …Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Quibi, Murder House Flip


Clone Wars' Next Arc Sends Ahsoka Tano Into the Star Wars Underworld

The first arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ final season focused on a story of clones and perpetual conflict. But now, the series is getting to perhaps something we’ve all been waiting for: catching up with a certain former Togruta Jedi.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Disney Plus


Stargirl's Latest Promo Wants You to Laugh and Think About the Justice Society of America

As more of DC Comics’ superheroes like Stargirl make their way onto the small screen, Warner Bros. is getting to the important business of...trying to carve out new thematic spaces for each of its series to exist in. The Arrowverse has it covered in terms of straight-up comic wildness, and DC Universe’s Titans, Doom…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Streaming, Warner Bros, Joel Mchale, Luke Wilson, DC Entertainment, Brec Bassinger, DC Universe, Justice Society of America, StarGirl


Hulu's Live TV Bundle Is a Worthy Cable Alternative

Hulu has come a long way since it rolled out its live TV offering back in 2017. Its early effort was good, though not perfect. But through a flurry of acquisition deals and with additional content offerings and bundle options, Hulu + Live TV has managed to make itself one of the most attractive non-cable options for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Hulu, Hulu Plus, Hulu Live TV, Streaming Wars, Disney Plus


The Best Streaming Service 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


An Explosive Clone Wars Episode Asks the Price of Loyalty in Perpetual Conflict

There’s a moment in this week’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars where Mace Windu dramatically leaps into a facility packed with battle droids. His lightsaber raised, he offers an ultimatum: He has destroyed thousands of their ilk, so they can stand down and be reprogrammed by the Republic or join those thousands. They…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, TV Recap, Mace Windu, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Disney Plus, Clone Wars Recap


Discord Tries to Ease Cabin Fever by Increasing the Limit on Its Built-In Game Streaming Feature

With people preparing to hunker down in isolation in order to avoid the spread of covid-19, it seems Discord is hoping to ease potential cabin fever by raising the limits on its Go Live game streaming feature.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Streaming, Game Streaming, Chat, Discord, Covid 19, Discord Up Limit On Go Live Streaming


Star Trek: Picard Laid All Its Cards on the Table, and Then Flipped It Clean Over

It’s been eight weeks since Star Trek: Picard began, and it’s taken its sweet time advancing its overarching plot. Instead, it has chosen to dwell upon the lingering regrets of its heroes, and the darker, more withdrawn world they all find themselves in. So it should be good news then that it decided to advance that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Picard, Star Trek Picard, Star Trek Picard Recaps



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