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Aug 29 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Love Makes Superheroes of Us All!

Captain American and Iron Man Cake Topper

Last weekend, two members of the extended family combined, Voltron style, to become Kemelsey Basher-Parrot. (At least, we think that’s how marriage works…) So we thought the best way to kick off a holiday weekend was by sharing their EPIC CAKE. Please note that the topper of said cake homages the EARTH 3490 Universe, in which Tony Stark was born female (and for some reason named Natasha Stark? What’s wrong with Antonia?) and Stark’s marriage to Steve Rogers averted the Civil War.

Morning Roundup gives you a definitive ranking of Firefly episodes that we’re sure everyone will agree with 100%! Plus a look at the history of Star Wars edits, and Ridley Scott’s answer to people quite reasonable questions about Exodus.


Aug 12 2014 12:21pm

Li’l Firefly: Featuring Kaylee is the Best Cosplay That Will Ever Exist

BEHOLD THE CUTE. Jewel Staite was recently ambushed by children aiming to misbehave! She posted the evidence on Instagram because she loves us. Mini-River knows how to do her awesome fighting stance perfectly! And and MINI-JAYNE HAS DRAWN FACIAL HAIR ON HIS FACE.

Oh, we need to stare at this forever.

[via Fashionably Geek]

Jul 25 2014 12:15pm

Shiny! Serenity’s Crew Will Reunite Through Firefly Online Roleplaying Game

Firefly Online trailer original cast reunite voices San Diego Comic-Con 2014

We’ve known about the Firefly Online MMO since last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, though details on the Firefly roleplaying game have been scarce. But there’s an encouraging announcement from this year’s SDCC: The original cast is reuniting for the game!

[Click through for the Firefly Online trailer]

Jul 16 2014 3:00pm

There and Back Again: Our Favorite Forms of Fictional Transport

Hogwarts Express SFF transport

The temperature is climbing here in Manhattan, which has all of us at dreaming of getting away for a while. And since we’re on the subject, how cool would it be if you could take the TARDIS to your favorite vacation spot? Soar over the crowds on Miami Beach on the back of your very own dragon, or skip the lines at the Eiffel Tower by apparating yourself straight to the top? If you answered “pretty darn cool” then you, my friend, are correct.

We recently asked the Twitterverse how you’d like to arrive at your favorite summer vacation spot, and we’ve compiled a list of the twelve best forms of fictional transportation based on your answers!

[So grab some Plutonium and let’s get going...]

Jul 15 2014 3:45pm

Joss Whedon Revives Wash! On...Single Page Firefly “Sequel”

Joss Whedon Firefly doodle napkin Buffy doodle Wash not dead Mal River Coulson

Remember that time Joss Whedon summed up Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a doodle for a fan who asked him to bring the show back? Now Joss has one-upped himself and revived another beloved series—this time a certain space opera, and this time on a piece of notebook paper.


Jul 14 2014 5:30pm

Workout Like Your Favorite Superheroes, Spies, and Slayers!

Neila Rey Workout, Spider-Man

We know it can be rough to get our exercise on regularly, and we’re not going to be those Type-A people who try to convince you that it’s totally easy once you get the hang of it. But we stumbled across these awesome workout guides from Neila Rey—all for free, and most of them named for familiar characters that we know and love. There’s a legion of sets named for the spadex-clad, the super bad, and the secret sass-masters we would all like to emulate on certain days of the week.

What we’re saying is, exercising is way more fun if you can pretend to be Peter Parker while doing some weirdly modified push-ups.

[Check it out]

Jun 23 2014 12:05pm

Nathan Fillion is in Guardians of the Galaxy For a Moment

Nathan Fillion Mal pretty floral bonnet

Not since Abed’s sudden cameo in Captain America: The Winter Soldier have fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe had so much to look forward to. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, when pressed over this past weekend, admitted that his Slither buddy Nathan Fillion has a cameo in the upcoming spacefaring-goofballs-meet-serioustimes flick.

Gunn refuses to say who or what Fillion is, but rules out a cameo as Nova. Perhaps we’ll find him lounging behind glass in the Collector’s museum? Or maybe he’ll appear in flashback as Star-Lord’s goofball dad. Or...OR...the movie is set in space. Would it be so weird if a Firefly class ship was seen zipping by? It’s not like fellow Avengers poobah Joss Whedon would say no to such a thing.

Vin Diesel is a tree. Anything can happen.

[via Bleeding Cool]

Apr 15 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Second Star to the Right, and We’ll follow the Cap’n till Mornin’!

Disney Firefly fanart

Awww, Stephen Byrne, you have looked into our hearts and created the thing we most want to see! There’s a horse!!! And Lil’ River!!! And a real firefly!!!

Morning Roundup is still taking a series of deep breaths after that Game of Thrones episode, so you may need to give us a minute. But, we’ve got news about Peggy Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a graphic novel first, and a doc about making it as an illustrator!

[Plus an uninterrupted cover of “Rains of Castamere!”]

Apr 7 2014 10:00am

The Sky is Taken: It’s Time to Get Over Firefly

Firefly, Mal, Zoe

I’m about to commit fandom suicide here, but I suppose if you’re gonna go… death by Browncoat isn’t too bad?

Look, Firefly is great. I would never dispute that—in fact, I consider myself a fan of the show overall. But it’s not The Best, and I’m still really confused about how it is constantly touted as such. Incredibly confused. And I can’t help but think that shimmery gossamer cloaking it has so much to do with it’s early death.

[Burn the land and boil the sea, you can’t take the sky from me….]

Feb 4 2014 9:00am

Morning Roundup: That’s Not How You Choke Your Companion, Peter Capaldi!

The new Doctor is learning how to hug! Maybe? He doesn’t look so sure of this enterprise. But what of those rings he’s wearing? Did his new body just come equipped with accessories? Is River behind this somehow?

Today’s Morning Roundup is full of wonder! We always love Benedict Cumberbatch, but never more than when he’s surrounded by Muppets. Steven Moffat performs a post-mortem on Sherlock, and we have the greatest social media interaction of all time.

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Nov 6 2013 11:00am

Evil Couture, Inc.—Favorite Fashionable Villains!

Villain Fashion, White Witch, Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Tilda Swinton

One of the perks of being evil—you can dress however you like. From fine couture to outrageous false eyelashes, many villains express their freedom from wholesome heroics by creating wardrobes that match their inner diabolical divas. Here are some of the best dressed baddies from across genre.

[If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will.]

Oct 15 2013 2:00pm

We’re Finally Getting Firefly “Season 2.” What Do We Want to See?

Firefly: Leaves on the Wind Firefly season 2 post-Serenity

During this year’s New York Comic Con Dark Horse Comics revealed that the adventures of Mal and Jayne and Zoe and River and Simon and Kaylee and Inara will finally continue past the movie comic form! The first issue of Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64—Leaves on the Wind hits shelves on January 29th, 2014.

Now that we’re getting new adventures, what do we want to see happen? The Tor dot crew has some ideas....

[Consensus: Bring Saffron back]

Oct 1 2013 8:00am

Morning Roundup: You Forgot Serenity—Oh Wait, Found It!

Spaceship comparison size Dirk Loechel

Dirk Loechel is apparently a very patient man. This is just an extremely small sample of his still in-progress chart comparing images of every starship ever  so you can see how the Enterprise stacks up against Spaceball One, or how Cygnus from The Black Hole compares to Galactica (either one!). And if you stare at it long enough, the tiny stars that appear before your eyes will make the whole experience even more realistic.

In today’s Morning Roundup we’ve got an update on Doctor Who, some ambiguous news about John Constantine, and a hero who wants to fight addiction!

[Plus a police officer with a new genre-inspired nickname...]

Sep 26 2013 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Batman Will Help You Finish Your Novel!

Batman quit procrastinatingWe saw this inspirational Batman image yesterday and were immediately galvanized into action. Our novel is being worked on for the first time in years. Our screenplay is getting a new draft. Our guitar is re-tuned and ready to rock. We are going to make some ART, ya’ll, because otherwise Batman will PUNCH US.

This not the motivation we deserve, but the one that we needed.

We’re going to level with you, this morning’s links roundup is weird. It features a real person named Odolphus Ham Waddle, machines taking over everything, and Firefly season 2. Yes, that Firefly. Yes, that season 2.

[Go forth!]

Sep 10 2013 10:00am

Why I’m Apprehensive About Marvel’s The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

Joss Whedon the Avengers Captain America shield

Joss Whedon is brilliant. He is awesome. In my personal opinion, he is the second greatest storyteller in the history of the Western world. He is a master of giving audiences what they need, not what they want, and succeeds in creating poignant, provocative stories with memorable characters and worlds that connect with the human experience on primal levels. And judging by the commercial struggles of some of his work, he’s been admirably uncompromising in this pursuit. Even when he’s not quite perfect, there’s always some small shred of genius shining through his ambitions. People can be overly and unnecessarily critical with an artist of his caliber—look at the initial reaction to Dollhouse—but I have remained steadfast in my nearly unflinching faith in his abilities.

And I am utterly terrified for Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Sep 9 2013 1:30pm

Get Picard in a Sidecar, and Get on the Road!

Nathan Fillion has started an appropriately adorable motorcycle gang! After he posted this photo of the sweet bikes he and his Castle costars ride to work on his WhoSay account, he got an immediate request from fellow captain William Shatner, who wanted to be part of the gang! And Fillion gave him the only proper response: “Join? You’re the leader of the pack.”

[And then the fans got in on the fun!]

Aug 28 2013 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Was There a What If? Comic About This?

The Avengers Netflix description

Tumblr user Animateher posted this wonderful screenshot from Netflix, which is possibly the greatest description of The Avengers we’ve ever seen. Presumably the Hulk has to be one of the frogs, given the green color palette and all, and obviously Thor’s the puppy, with that cute scrunched-up face and floppy hair. And maybe, as Animateher suggests, the Ferris wheel is alcohol, the firefly is Tony Stark, and this is all a coded message about addiction? Or is the “firefly” actually Serenity, making the Ferris wheel the constant pressure from fans wanting Firefly to come back, even though Joss Whedon has moved on to new projects, such as, um, The Avengers?

Morning Roundup can offer no answers. What we can offer is a tribute to Bill Watterson, the true history of the theremin, and a couple of Doctor Who actors snogging.

[Oh, and a dinosaur!]

Aug 1 2013 2:00pm

Gaming Roundup: Take the Sky With You—Firefly Goes Mobile

When we first learned of an official Firefly MMO announcement happening at Comic Con, our inner Browncoats got the best of us—visions of a reunited crew, space piracy, and ship warfare in an MMO-verse danced in our heads, despite best attempts at checked enthusiasm. Then, the announcement came, and well, it pretty much checked all our enthusiasm for us. Fortunately, Firefly Online wasn’t the only gaming news coming out of Comic Con. Our very own Theresa DeLucci walked the floors and returned with tales of pirates, ships, ancient Rome, and cunning hats.

[Pirates, male booth babes, and a son of Rome ahead!]

Jul 16 2013 12:30pm

Don’t Touch That Dial: Summer Reruns, Part 1

Don't Touch That Dial Summer Reruns

Welcome to “Don’t Touch That Dial,” a series in which I, your friendly neighborhood television addict, break down some of the shows screaming for your attention. In this very special two-part episode we’re covering summer reruns: shows that have ended but deserve to be seen. I already told you what’s new this summer and what television I’m pulling out of my back catalogue to fill in the long days and warm nights. Now we’re diving a little deeper. Part 1 tackles SFF, from serious drama to space western comedy to sexyfuntime aliens to Mark Frost and David Lynch are out of their frakking minds. Be warned, these reviews contain moderate SPOILERS, nothing worse than what you’d get by checking out the show’s summary on its network site, but still, don’t come into this post expecting to keep your televisual virginity intact.

[Is it bad that when I think of Jewel Staite my mind immediately goes to Catalina from Space Cases?]

Jun 28 2013 5:15pm

Nathan Fillion Gives Us Permission to Fly Serenity (er, on GPS)

Nathan Fillion TARDIS Serenity GPS Garmin

Are you driving this summer? Perhaps you’re bored with normal GPS navigation images, and you’d like to make your roadtrip a little more epic? The site Geeks are Sexy used one of the images provided by Garmin Heaven, and turned their car into a TARDIS! You can do almost anything with your car’s avatar, like converting it into, um, Avatar, or the Millennium Falcon, a Cylon ship, two different Batmobiles, a lightcycle, or even Wall-E and Eve. (We must decry their deplorable lack of rocketships, however.)

[And it’s all thanks to Nathan Fillion]