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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 09, 2019. 14 comments

Oh My God, the Next Star Trek: Short Treks Is Basically an Episode of Archer With Tribbles

Oh My God, the Next Star Trek: Short Treks Is Basically an Episode of Archer With Tribbles

Who’d win in a fight, H. Jon Benjamin, a Starfleet officer, or some Tribbles? We’re about to find out, but frankly, I think I’m on team Tribble.

CBS just dropped the next trailer for the second episode in the latest batch of Star Trek: Short Treks minisodes, after stealth-launching the new series at New York Comic Con this past weekend. “The Trouble With Edward” stars Archer’s Sterling...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 08, 2019. 10 comments

The Nickelodeon Star Trek Show Won't Talk Down to Its Younger Audience

The Nickelodeon Star Trek Show Won't Talk Down to Its Younger Audience

When it was first announced that a new Star Trek animated series would be heading to Nickelodeon, a certain subsection of Star Trek fans began wringing their hands that this might be the point the franchise “dumbs itself down” to attract those gosh-darned youths. Well, good news: that’s not going to be the case.

Speaking to Trek Core at New York Comic Con this past weekend, producer and Star...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 08, 2019. 10 comments

Sony Still Has Hopes for a Cinematic Sinister Six

Sony Still Has Hopes for a Cinematic Sinister Six
Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.  

Get another glimpse of Peter Capaldi’s new look for The Suicide Squad . A familiar locale is also returning for Halloween Kills. Even more The Rise of Skywalker merch gives a new world a name. Plus, Netflix unleashes teens on the post-apocalypse in a new Daybreak trailer,...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 08, 2019. 12 comments

Breaking Down the Old Friends and New Secrets of Star Trek: Picard's Latest Trailer

Breaking Down the Old Friends and New Secrets of Star Trek: Picard's Latest Trailer
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFOld friends. New worlds. Same old Seven of Nine kicking ass.Image: All images via CBS

Patrick Stewart beamed into the Javits Center for New York Comic Con this past weekend with a few friends and an absolutely incredible new look at Star Trek: Picard. Building on the complex world we saw established in its first...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 07, 2019. 14 comments

The Rise of Skywalker Merch Gives Us First Looks at Some Intriguing New Characters

The Rise of Skywalker Merch Gives Us First Looks at Some Intriguing New Characters
Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.  

The first poster for No Time to Die is here...and it’s boring. Jon Bernthal has an idea for a gritty Punch-Out!!! reboot. Will Smith takes danger close a little too literally in new Gemini Man footage. Plus, what’s to come on Batwoman and Supergirl, a new look at the Are...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 06, 2019. 24 comments

The First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery's Third Season Sets Course for a New Future

The First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery's Third Season Sets Course for a New Future
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The climax of Star Trek: Discovery’s second season was explosive in more ways than one : Michael Burnham, the Discovery, and her crew were catapulted into a future so far beyond anything previously seen in a Trek TV show. Now, we’ve finally got a solid glimpse at what that brave new universe ...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 05, 2019. 10 comments

Hasbro's New Darth Vader Figure Is Most Impressive, and Most Frustrating

Hasbro's New Darth Vader Figure Is Most Impressive, and Most Frustrating
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

Hasbro has been making awesome Star Wars action figures for decades at this point. But it’s kicking off a new range of figures in the galaxy far, far away called “Hyperreal” that are something totally new for the toymaker. It’s...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 05, 2019. 13 comments

House of X Ends With a New Hope for the X-Men, and New Fears

House of X Ends With a New Hope for the X-Men, and New Fears

So much of Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz, Marte Gracia, Clayton Cowles, and Tom Muller’s work on House of X has been laden with a sense of alien, haunting dread. While some of that lingers in what its final issue lays out, it mostly invites us and mutantkind to consider an alternate: perchance to hope for the dawn of a new age.

Set before most of the events we have seen unfold over the course...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 05, 2019. 10 comments

So Many Goddamn Star Wars Books and Comics Just Got Announced at New York Comic Con

So Many Goddamn Star Wars Books and Comics Just Got Announced at New York Comic Con

The Skywalker Saga might be coming to an end on the big screen this December, but at New York Comic Con today, the galaxy far, far away seemed more alive than ever. That is, if you need a hefty to-read pile to build up.

The Lucasfilm Publishing panel at NYCC didn’t just start off with a quick recap of all the new and upcoming books launching starting today (on the hallowed Star Wars holiday...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 04, 2019. 6 comments

The Next Hunger Games Novel Is Called The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The Next Hunger Games Novel Is Called The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

We’d known that Suzanne Collins’ surprise announcement of a new Hunger Games novel was going to be a precursor to her beloved YA dystopian trilogy . Now, it’s got a shiny new cover and an intriguing new name.

Revealed on Good Morning America today, what was previously simply Untitled Panem Novel is now The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Set 64 years before the events of Katinss’ revolution...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 04, 2019. 9 comments

Updates from Arrow, New Gods, and More

Updates from Arrow, New Gods, and More
Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.  

The G.I. Joe spinoff Snake Eyes adds another to its cast. Michelle Pfeiffer is game to return as the MCU’s Janet Van Dyne. Tom King talks Ava DuVernay and her passion for New Gods. Plus, get a look at the somehow still-untitled Walking Dead spinoff, and what’s to come on...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 04, 2019. 14 comments

Lupin III: The First Continues to Just Look Goddamn Spectacular

Lupin III: The First Continues to Just Look Goddamn Spectacular
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFLupin and his friends/enemies/frenemies have never looked so good.Image: TohoTrailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.  

Send help, I am in love with every frame of this trailer.

The very first look we got at Lupin III: The First already dazzled with its...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 04, 2019. 15 comments

Christopher Eccleston on Why He Left Doctor Who—and Didn't Come Back for the 50th Anniversary

Christopher Eccleston on Why He Left Doctor Who—and Didn't Come Back for the 50th Anniversary

After he left Doctor Who in 2005, Christopher Eccleston spent years remaining silent about just why he’d departed the series almost as quickly as it had returned to lauded acclaim. In recent years he’s started being more open about his time on the show—but today at New York Comic Con he spoke plainly about why he left Who, and has yet to return.

Speaking in one of his few convention...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 04, 2019. 6 comments

Ad Astra's Existential Crisis Got Me Playing...Destiny Again?

Ad Astra's Existential Crisis Got Me Playing...Destiny Again?

A strange thing happened to me after I walked out of James Gray’s Dad Issues (in Spaaaaaaaace ) saga, Ad Astra—something I’ve not even remotely thought about doing for near enough a year. I sat at my PS4, thoughts about the film still jangling around in my head in process, and I booted up a game in search of a feeling. I played Destiny 2.

Well, not immediately. I had to download way too many...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 04, 2019. 14 comments

In the New Flash Trailer, Love Is the Answer to a Crisis

In the New Flash Trailer, Love Is the Answer to a Crisis
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Well, that and running real fast. After all, you can’t face Crisis on Infinite Earths without at least a little SpeedForce bullshit, right?

With New York Comic Con kicking off today and The Flash about to make its imminent return, the CW is in a celebratory mood, giving us a new look at what’s to...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 03, 2019. 13 comments

Test Out Shuri's Latest Gadgets in ILM's New Marvel VR Experience, Avengers: Damage Control

Test Out Shuri's Latest Gadgets in ILM's New Marvel VR Experience, Avengers: Damage Control

I have thoughts about Marvel and ILM’s newest Virtual Reality experiment, and none of them actually really pertain to what you’ll be doing if you head out and book a ticket to try it.

This morning Marvel Studios and ILMxLAB announced Avengers: Damage Control, a location-based VR experience launching this October at select VOID VR locations. Unlike, say Vader Immortal —which was ILMxLAB making...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 03, 2019. 24 comments

New Black Widow Set Pictures Tease the Return of Another Familiar Face

New Black Widow Set Pictures Tease the Return of Another Familiar Face
Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.  

Chris Terrio discusses the key questions at the core of The Rise of Skywalker. James Cameron gets wet in a new behind-the-scenes tease from the Avatar sequels. Harbinger is coming to Crisis on Infinite Earths. Plus, what’s to come on Batwoman and Riverdale, and some wild...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 03, 2019. 5 comments

Into the Garbage Chute Flyboys, the Annual io9 Halloween Costume Show Is Back

Into the Garbage Chute Flyboys, the Annual io9 Halloween Costume Show Is Back

Friends, it’s October. The nights are drawing in. A chill wind haunts the air (well, in some places. Thanks, climate change !). Gourds have taken their place on store shelves. It also means that the spookiest of seasons is upon us! And what better way to frighten up a storm than by taking part in io9's yearly costume show?

As in past years, we’re kicking off at the very start of October ,...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 02, 2019. 20 comments

Just Look at The Rise of Skywalker's Adorably Weird New Alien

Just Look at The Rise of Skywalker's Adorably Weird New Alien

Babu Frik is love. Babu Frik is life. Babu Frik is...Babu Frik.

Yes, technically we already met Babu Frik—two words that I can no longer stop repeating to myself until they have lost what little meaning they already had—as part of last week’s Triple Force Friday merchandise reveal livestream, in tiny, barely visible plastic form. But the official Star Wars website just dropped our first...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 02, 2019. 4 comments

A Fan-Made Recreation of a Lost Doctor Who Episode Is Being Officially Premiered by the BBC

A Fan-Made Recreation of a Lost Doctor Who Episode Is Being Officially Premiered by the BBC

In recent years, the BBC has made great strides in attempting to either recover or recreate the missing history of Doctor Who’s lost episodes. Whether that’s the incredible rarity of actual recovery or animated reconstructions , for one of the most intriguing lost tales they’ve now turned to an alternative medium: fan films.

This morning the BBC announced that next week—timed exactly to when...

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