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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Jan 17, 2020 at 05:55. 2 comments

HBO Max Is Turning The Uninhabitable Earth Into a Fictional Series

HBO Max Is Turning The Uninhabitable Earth Into a Fictional Series

The climate apocalypse is coming to your television. HBO announced Wednesday that the David Wallace-Wells’ book The Uninhabitable Earth will influence a fictional anthology series that examines what our future may look like as climate change progresses.

The book gave the world a glimpse of the fear-inducing world full of droughts, floods, and fires that we may soon enter if the climate crisis...

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Catie Keck Catie Keck Jan 17, 2020 at 05:41. 4 comments

Friends, The Office, and Ads: Details on NBC's Peacock Streaming Service

Friends, The Office, and Ads: Details on NBC's Peacock Streaming Service

NBCUniversal has been teasing out details about its forthcoming streaming services for months, but the company today finally dropped the scoop on its ad-supported model and pricing structures.

During an investor relations call on Thursday, the company revealed that service will be built around “primarily ad-supported premium streaming,” with three pricing tiers. Peacock will have a free...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jan 17, 2020 at 01:15. 16 comments

The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian's Fascinating Approaches to Star Wars Fan Service

The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian's Fascinating Approaches to Star Wars Fan Service

For better or worse , it is not unfair to describe either of Star Wars’ most recent major projects—at the box office, the climax of the saga, The Rise of Skywalker ; and on streaming, the culmination of years of attempts to bring live-action Star Wars to the small screen, The Mandalorian —as stories that deeply engage in fan service. But what differentiates their use of it makes for some...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 16, 2020 at 23:00. 16 comments

We'll Have to Settle for The Dark Tower Movie Because Amazon's Not Making the Show Anymore

We'll Have to Settle for The Dark Tower Movie Because Amazon's Not Making the Show Anymore

Looks like that’s one less Stephen King adaptation on the giant pile .

Deadline reports that Amazon Studios has passed on The Dark Tower series , after the pilot allegedly failed to convince the streaming network’s executives that it could be on par with its other big-budget genre shows, namely Lord of the Rings and Wheel of Time .

The pilot for The Dark Tower, a sci-fi western from The...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Jan 15, 2020 at 07:30. 10 comments

Some Trump Supporters Are Using Baby Yoda (of All Things) to Promote MAGA

Some Trump Supporters Are Using Baby Yoda (of All Things) to Promote MAGA

There’s been a disturbance in the Force.

In the days immediately after Baby Yoda made his first appearance on The Mandalorian, there was a mad rush for merch and people were dismayed to see how little there was to be had. So people did what people are wont to do and began making their own. Even though there’s now plenty of official Baby Yoda stuff on the way, that hasn’t stopped people from...

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Autumn Noel Kelly Autumn Noel Kelly Jan 14, 2020 at 23:45.

Comics Scribe Scott Snyder Isn’t Scared to Train His Competition

Comics Scribe Scott Snyder Isn’t Scared to Train His Competition

Scott Snyder loves comics so much that training students who many would say are (but he would reluctantly call) his competition is a joyous experience. “If I do my job well, it’s the opposite,” he told io9.

Between raising a family and writing comics full time , Snyder still clears space to teach fiction writing. He’s stepped in classrooms at New York University, Columbia, and Sarah Lawrence...

James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jan 14, 2020 at 06:00. 14 comments

There Are Even More Live-Action Star Trek Shows on the Way

There Are Even More Live-Action Star Trek Shows on the Way

Discovery’s third season . Picard about to begin . Short Treks underway. Even looking ahead beyond those, we know Michelle Yeoh’s Section 31 spinoff is coming, and that’s even before you get to Star Trek animation. But hold the phone: The engines can indeed take it, cap’n, because there’s even more Trek TV coming our way.

That’s according to Star Trek’s current overseer Alex Kurtzman at...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Jan 14, 2020 at 02:00. 18 comments

io9's Essential Guide to 2020's Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Superhero TV

io9's Essential Guide to 2020's Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Superhero TV

It turns out there is such a thing as too much good television because this preview list is simply too much. Coming on the heels of our mega-list of 2020's movies , here’s our overwhelming compilation of sci-fi, fantasy , horror, and superhero shows that you’re going to want to keep on your radar this year.

Keep in mind that any and all air dates are subject to change because life is funny...

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Catie Keck Catie Keck Jan 11, 2020 at 05:40. 10 comments

Verizon Nixes Yearly TV and Internet Contracts in Attempt to Stop the Bleeding

Verizon Nixes Yearly TV and Internet Contracts in Attempt to Stop the Bleeding

Verizon is—and please, hold your laughter—evidently “disrupting the cable industry” by offering a build-your-own cable and internet plan with no annual contracts, and it claims there will be no extra fees. It’s almost like all those alternatives to bad cable plans are catching up to service providers.

Verizon announced its Mix & Match solution for Fios on Thursday, with the company claiming...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 10, 2020. 21 comments

The Witcher Does Fantasy Sex (Mostly) Better

The Witcher Does Fantasy Sex (Mostly) Better

Fantasy movies, shows, video games, and books that are geared toward an adult audience tend to repeat the same mistakes when it comes to how they portray sexuality—exploiting female bodies while adhering to archaic notions of what sex was like in the Middle Ages in Europe. (Hello, Game of Thrones .) But the latest fantasy saga, The Witcher , has given us a show that approaches fantasy sex in...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jan 10, 2020. 7 comments

The First Full Trailer for Ragnarok Appropriately Brings the Thunder

The First Full Trailer for Ragnarok Appropriately Brings the Thunder
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I mean, c’mon. Can’t have the end of the world without a few stormcallers, right?

After a few teasers , Netflix has just dropped a new extended trailer for its upcoming Norwegian fantasy series, Ragnarok. Developed by SAM productions for the streaming giant, the series offers a...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Jan 10, 2020. 15 comments

Alex Garland's Tech Horror Series Devs Drops an Eerie First Trailer

Alex Garland's Tech Horror Series Devs Drops an Eerie First Trailer
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After all the intriguing glimpses we got of Devs —Alex Garland’s new FX on Hulu sci-fi series, starring Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and Sonoya Mizuno (Garland’s Ex Machina)—at last year’s New York Comic Con , we’re excited to see there’s now an official trailer and a...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jan 10, 2020. 7 comments

Short Treks Heralds Star Trek: Picard With Hope in the Face of Tragedy

Short Treks Heralds Star Trek: Picard With Hope in the Face of Tragedy

Coming into this season of Short Treks , “Children of Mars” was teased as one of two precursors to the events of Star Trek: Picard . It is not a factual indicator of what’s to come, or some grand, necessary setup for the plot Jean-Luc and his friends will tackle. But it does give us a tonal insight into the dark times ahead—and the light that must endure it.

Not a lot actually happens in...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Jan 10, 2020. 10 comments

io9's Guide to All the Movies You Should Give a Damn About in 2020

io9's Guide to All the Movies You Should Give a Damn About in 2020

No Star Wars ? No Avengers ? No problem! After the massive movie year that was 2019, one might assume 2020 would be underwhelming. To that we say...James Bond. Ghostbusters. Christopher Nolan . Godzilla vs. King Kong. Wonder Woman . Edgar Wright. Bill and Ted. Dune. Need we go on?

Actually, we do because there are a lot of films being released this year. Below, you can read about 80+ sci-fi,...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 09, 2020. 14 comments

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 Goes 'Straight to Hell' in a Devilishly Fun Music Video

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 Goes 'Straight to Hell' in a Devilishly Fun Music Video
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Her boyfriend’s damned and they’re gonna be in trouble. Hey-la, hey-la, our favorite teenage witch is going to the Bad Place to get her boyfriend back! The debut trailer for the first half of season two of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina  has arrived, and it’s got a...

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Catie Keck Catie Keck Jan 09, 2020. 16 comments

Plex Is Making Itself Impossible to Ignore as a Go-To Streaming Service

Plex Is Making Itself Impossible to Ignore as a Go-To Streaming Service

CES may be all about gadgets, but this year’s event is jam-packed with news from streaming services looking to muscle their way into the fray. Plex is one of them.

The media management tool and streaming service has drummed up a fair amount of hype during the electronics trade show this year for a suite of features it says it’s planning to bring to the service, including content that can be...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Jan 09, 2020. 13 comments

ABC Wants to Make More Marvel TV Shows and Plans on Talking to Kevin Feige About It

ABC Wants to Make More Marvel TV Shows and Plans on Talking to Kevin Feige About It

With ABC’s Agents of SHIELD on the way out , Disney’s biggest TV network will soon be without a marquee superhero show. The network hopes to change that soon though and knows just the man to speak to about it.

“We love our partners at Marvel and we’re sad to see [Agents of SHIELD ] go, it’s been a big part of our history,” ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said this week. “We’re looking...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jan 09, 2020. 15 comments

Patrick Stewart Didn’t Want Picard to Be a Next Generation Sequel in a Post-Brexit, Post-Trump World

Patrick Stewart Didn’t Want Picard to Be a Next Generation Sequel in a Post-Brexit, Post-Trump World

Decades after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis , Jean-Luc Picard’s self-titled Star Trek spinoff series presents the former Enterprise captain as a man worn down bytragedy and darkness . It’s a tragedy that the man behind him, Sir Patrick Stewart, fought to include—if only for his own conviction about the state of our current world.

Speaking to Variety in an extensive new cover story in the...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 08, 2020. 5 comments

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Is the Latest Animated Marvel You Absolutely Should Watch

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Is the Latest Animated Marvel You Absolutely Should Watch
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The problem with having so much great television is there are good, deserving shows that tend to slip under the radar. Given how little has been said about Dreamworks ’ latest Netflix series, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts , it’s possible this one might come and go without...

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Jill Pantozzi Jill Pantozzi Jan 08, 2020. 14 comments

The First Locke & Key Trailer (and First Scene!) Opens the Door to a Haunting Past [Updated]

The First Locke & Key Trailer (and First Scene!) Opens the Door to a Haunting Past [Updated]
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The adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez’s comic Locke & Key has had a long road to get to the small screen (with a pit stop at the movies !), but at long last, the first trailer for the Netflix series is here.

Hill and Rodríguez’s IDW Publishing series—which ran from...

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