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September 18, 2014
Cast As Thou Wilt: Kushiel’s Dart Dream Cast
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September 17, 2014
How Goldfinger Bound Sci-Fi to James Bond
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September 15, 2014
Rereading the Empire Trilogy: Servant of the Empire, Part 1
Tansy Rayner Roberts
September 13, 2014
If You Want a Monster to Hunt, You’ll Get It. Doctor Who: “Listen”
Chris Lough
September 11, 2014
The Ghostbusters are an Antidote to Lovecraft’s Dismal Worldview
Max Gladstone
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Sep 19 2014 5:00pm

The Horrifying Truth About the Matt Smith Years of Doctor Who

Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Amy and Rory, Doctor Who

We found this on Tumblr, and now we cannot un-think it, and it hurts.

[Don’t say we didn’t warn you.]

Sep 19 2014 3:48pm

Supergirl TV Series Takes Flight With CBS!

Rumor no longer: Supergirl is coming to TV! CBS has given a full series commitment to Greg Berlanti’s hour-long drama based on Superman’s Kryptonian cousin Kara Zor-El, a twenty-something who decides to embrace her super destiny. Finally, the superhero boys’ club of primetime TV will have a lady representing!

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Sep 19 2014 1:37pm

Why Of Course Peter Capaldi Dropped Acid With Craig Ferguson Long Ago

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We knew that Craig Ferguson and current Doctor Peter Capaldi were in a punk band together when they were young, but Ferguson spilled some more to fellow late-night host Seth Meyers the other night.

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Sep 19 2014 12:48pm

The Deadpool Movie Is Finally Happening and Has a Release Date

Deadpool movie release date

Remember that time we glimpsed the Deadpool test footage and it was everything we wanted from a Deadpool movie? The Internet’s overwhelmingly positive reaction has translated to action: Variety reports that Fox and Marvel have slotted a Deadpool movie for February 12, 2016!

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Sep 19 2014 12:30pm

Check Out the Cover to John Scalzi’s The End of All Things, the Sequel to The Human Division

John Scalzi The End of All Things John Harris Old Man's War

The “second season” of The Human Division has a title! And more art by John Harris!

The End of All Things by John Scalzi is slated for release next year and has been in the planning stages since the successful serialization of The Human Division back in 2013. Specific plans for the release and number of episodes for The End of All Things have yet to be finalized.

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Sep 19 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: There’s Something Familiar About This Unlicensed Costume Accessory...

Do you love the concept of being a mother to dragons, but don’t necessarily agree with Danaerys’ militaristic tendencies? Good news, because redditor N3RDS_FTW has an oddly specific Halloween costume just for you! Don’t worry, Medieval Dragon Mother is definitely a thing that totally existed during the Middle Ages, and thus is an acceptable costume that all of your friends will recognize and enjoy.

Alternately, you could just go as Generic Fantasy Author.

Morning Roundup brings you more Game of Thrones cosplay, a fractious overview of Terry Gilliam’s career, and interactive Cliffs Notes for Interstellar!

[Plus an homage to the sweetest of all sweet rides!]

Sep 18 2014 3:10pm

Matt Smith Will Fend Off the Undead in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Matt Smith Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has been in development hell since 2009, before Matt Smith became the Doctor. But now that he's ended his run, he's all freed up to fight unmentionables and try to win Lizzie Bennet's hand!

Twist: He's not playing Mr. Darcy.

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Sep 18 2014 12:54pm

Fox is Bringing Sandman’s Lucifer to Pilot

Lucifer TV show Sandman Fox

FOX has ordered a put pilot for Lucifer, a TV series focusing on Sandman’s version of the Devil. And if you’re at all familiar with the storyline in which Lucifer is featured in the Sandman series alone then you’re probably raising an eyebrow right about now. If you’re familiar with Mike Carey’s Lucifer comic itself, well, you’ve probably got both eyebrows reaching for the sky.

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Sep 18 2014 12:36pm

Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman and Has an All-Girl Band Called The Mary Janes

Gwen Stacy Spider-Man The Mary Janes band

So it’s already cool that Gwen Stacy (embodiment of one of the saddest twists in comics history) gets to be Spider-Woman in a new alternate-universe comic, Edge of Spider-Verse #2 out this week, jumping off buildings instead of falling off them. She rocks a rad costume, saves Peter Parker from bullies, and has a much more emotionally grounded reason to hide her secret identity from her police chief dad.

But the best part? She’s in an all-girl band with Mary Jane Watson called—what else—The Mary Janes.


Sep 18 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Cheeewwwwbacca! What a Yorkie!

Chewbacca Dog Costume

At least, we think that’s a Yorkie? Whatever he is, he’s the cutest little Wookiee EVER. We’d be totally fine with having some sort of life-debt situation with him, because then he could ride shotgun in our cars, his cute little Wookiee head sticking out the window...Pull your head in Li’l Chewy! We’re about to make the jump to light speed!

...what? Oh, right, Morning Roundup. Well, there’s nothing as CUTE as that picture in here, we can assure you of that. But we do have a giant frozen squid! And a giant archaeological discovery!

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Sep 17 2014 2:30pm

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black Talk About The Iron Trial!

The Iron Trial Holly Black Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black have teamed up for a new book, The Iron Trial, the first installment in the five-book Magisterium series—available now from Scholastic.

The novel follows Callum Hunt, a young man who tries his best to fail the magical test known as the Iron Trial. If he passes, he must join the Magisterium, against his father’s wishes and his own will...

The book’s co-authors hopped onto Twitter recently for an Apple iBooks chat about how their friendship affected their writing process, and we’ve gathered the highlights below!

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Sep 17 2014 1:18pm

Just a Whole Bunch of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 is Coming At You

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 photos video

Lately our resident Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recapper Chris Lough has been hearing a long, slow train whistle just before he goes to bed. Every night it sounds a little bit closer, and every night he dreams of being tied down on the tracks, a tendril of coal plume just above the horizon...

In anticipation of the September 23rd season premiere of the show’s second season, ABC and Marvel are releasing a bunch of preview material. Take a look below at stills from the first episode “Shadows,” as well as some video of the opening scene, featuring Lucy Lawless, who should really just be going by her actual name in that show, shouldn’t she?

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Sep 17 2014 12:50pm

Dan Aykroyd Wants to Model the Ghostbusters Franchise On the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters franchise Marvel universe

Despite the fact that we haven’t even cast the rumored female Ghostbusters reboot, Dan Aykroyd is projecting a decade into the future of the ghosthunting franchise. And what’s his model for churning out single-focus movies while still constructing a cohesive Ghostbusters universe? Why, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, of course!

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Sep 17 2014 12:26pm

Anthony Daniels Got J.J. Abrams to Make Him A New C-3PO Suit for Episode VII

Anthony Daniels C-3PO Star Wars Episode VII

Anthony Daniels was recently interviewed by Entertainment Weekly on the subject of his near-40 years(!) as one of the most beloved mechanical beings in cinema. He didn’t give anything away about the plot of Star Wars: Episode VII, but he did have some to say about the experience filming, and about his role in Star Wars Rebels.

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Sep 17 2014 11:00am

Rocket Talk, Episode 27: Karen Lord and Tobias Buckell

Rocket Talk

In this episode of Rocket Talk, Justin brings on Karen Lord and Tobias Buckell to discuss their most recent works, what they mean when they talk about Caribbean Science Fiction, and the challenge of reading western literature from a different point of view. Justin also manages to squeeze in some talk about how the two see series fiction.

[Listen here!]

Sep 17 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: I Wonder if There’s Beer on the Twin Suns of Tatooine?

The Mad Butcher has created what may be the perfect film! And check out Mike Nelson rocking that Princess Leia pose! We’re guessing Crow and Tom aren’t quite the right fit for the R2 and Threepio roles, though...we shudder to think that those two would have the fate of the galaxy in their hands.

Morning Roundup brings you a condensed version of Harry Potter, the latest True Detective rumors, smashing Smash Bros., and an in-depth look at D&D’s Fifth Edition!

[Plus a magical creature from the magical land of Scotland!]

Sep 16 2014 4:56pm

NASA Sending Astronauts to ISS in Commercial Craft While it Builds New Shuttles

NASA Boeing SpaceX Commercial crew

NASA announced during a live conference today that it is contracting Boeing and SpaceX to send U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station with commercial spacecraft beginning in 2017. This will remove the U.S.’s reliance on the Russian space launches that are currently the only access to the ISS and allow for work to continue on the station while NASA preps a new generation of shuttles.

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Sep 16 2014 3:16pm

Former Power Rangers Stuntman is Really Good at Robbery

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According to Kotaku, 32-year-old Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers stuntman Yasutomo Ihara—who donned Power Rangers uniforms for many of the show’s fight sequences—has turned from his career of making sure his punches are always 6 feet away from the person he’s supposed to be punching to...alleged robbery. And he’s really good at it.

[Go go Blu-ray takers!]

Sep 16 2014 12:05pm

The Avengers: Age of Ultron Official Synopsis Seems Like Sad Panda Times For Tony

Avengers: Age of Ultron official synopsis

Most of our Avengers: Age of Ultron speculation thus far has been based on set photos, story leaks, and the comics themselves. But now Walt Disney Studios has released the first official synopsis for Joss Whedon’s follow-up to The Avengers. While it still keeps things pretty vague, we get a sense for the direction of the plot, and even more insight into why Tony Stark is going to be a sad panda by the end of this movie.

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