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Iron Fist Season Two Ad Spot Pretty Much Apologizes to Everyone for Season One Iron Fist Season Two Ad Spot Pretty Much Apologizes to Everyone for Season One

How can you promote the second season of the worst Marvel Netflix show after the first season fails so much and falls so short in so many ways? You could shoot and release a video that clearly was shot to address the first season’s shortcomings while also promising that important changes were made so that Iron Fist …

12 Monkeys Series Finale Open Thread 12 Monkeys Series Finale Open Thread

I didn’t see one and figured there are a lot of people who watched this tonight (or will be watching it over the weekend). Spoilers (obviously)!

Where Did George Lucas Really Get Chewbacca and Emperor Palpatine? A Deep Cut Dive Into “Far Out Space Nuts” and “Doctor Who” Where Did George Lucas Really Get Chewbacca and Emperor Palpatine? A Deep Cut Dive Into “Far Out Space Nuts” and “Doctor Who”

Does anybody else remember “Far Out Space Nuts”, a Sid and Marty Krofft show from 1975? Here are the the opening credits:

Why Greenlighting the Roseanne Spin-off Was Both Absolutely Necessary and the Most Ethical Choice Possible

Roseanne was rightfully canceled, and now ABC is making a spin-off series. Before you complain and crap all over this, you need to keep this VERY important information in mind:

Open Thread for Classic Doctor Who Twitch Marathon: Week Two  Open Thread for Classic Doctor Who Twitch Marathon: Week Two 

I figured that since people are watching the Twitch Doctor Who marathon, covering 500 episodes from the 26 seasons of Classic Who, with the marathon airing over the course of 7 weeks, it would be fun to have a weekly discussion open thread.

In Case You Missed the io9 or Giz Article, Twitch Is Streaming a 500+ Episode Classic Doctor Who Marathon In Case You Missed the io9 or Giz Article, Twitch Is Streaming a 500+ Episode Classic Doctor Who Marathon

UPDATE: As of 5:45 pm EST today, Twitch fixed the problem and has finally started airing the episodes it was supposed to air starting at 2 pm EST: The Web Planet , The Space Museum, The Chase. 

Westworld Spoilerific Reaction Thread S02E0: The Riddle of the Sphinx Westworld Spoilerific Reaction Thread S02E0: The Riddle of the Sphinx

I didn’t see a thread, and this is one show that almost demands discussion and wildly plausible theorizing. I’m very curious to find out what your perspectives are and wondering what you all are thinking. It kind of reminds me of how gamers will work together decoding secrets and easter eggs in video games to figure…

Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Now Avengers Infinity: War. Do We Need a “Book Readers” Only Thread and “Book Readers” Spoiler Warnings? Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Now Avengers Infinity: War. Do We Need a “Book Readers” Only Thread and “Book Readers” Spoiler Warnings?

Book spoilers that spoil television series and movies. They can be quite the conundrum. How much do you say? Anything at all? Maybe the live action adaptation will go in a different direction, so is it okay to throw out a theory based on knowledge from the books as one possible direction for the televison show or…

Batman Ninja Used the “Marvel Method” for the English Dub Batman Ninja Used the “Marvel Method” for the English Dub

James Witbrook over at io9 wrote a sort of blurb/review editorial hybrid about Batman Ninja and mentioned that the story makes no sense. There is a reason it doesn’t make sense, and you can read more about it from this Gamestop article with interviews from its English language writers:

Adult Swim Appears to be Broadcasting Its “Toonami” Anime Block in Japanese with English Subtitles (i.e. “Subbed” not “Dubbed”) for April Fool’s Day Adult Swim Appears to be Broadcasting Its “Toonami” Anime Block in Japanese with English Subtitles (i.e. “Subbed” not “Dubbed”) for April Fool’s Day

Last year, for April Fool’s Day, Adult Swim dropped the Season 3 Premiere for “Rick and Morty” as a fantastic surprise. This year, starting at midnight, instead of the regularly scheduled episode of “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure”, an entirely different anime started airing instead! Not only that, but the name of this…

Three Different Anime Series That Tackle the Super Hero/Super Powers Genre (Plus Some Rambling Thoughts on Other Anime:  From “A.I.C.O Incarnation” to “Fate/Zero”) Three Different Anime Series That Tackle the Super Hero/Super Powers Genre (Plus Some Rambling Thoughts on Other Anime:  From “A.I.C.O Incarnation” to “Fate/Zero”)

Inspired by stellastar42’s “Junji Ito Collection” articles, I want to introduce people to three enjoyable anime series that tackle the “super hero/powers” genre, each with their own unique takes and well worth watching if you’re new to watching anime and looking for a good place to start. I also wanted to drop a few…

Why No One Needs to Worry (Yet) about Quentin Tarantino Making a Star Trek Movie Why No One Needs to Worry (Yet) about Quentin Tarantino Making a Star Trek Movie

For all the doubters and haters out in the world (including a big swath of commenters on io9) who say Tarantino can’t possibly make a science fiction movie, much less a Star Trek movie; for those who say that Tarantino will ruin Star Trek because his movies are too violent and bloody*, too disturbing, etc.; for you, I…

"Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction" Presented by Uncanny Magazine "Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction" Presented by Uncanny Magazine

After reading caseyjonescaseyjones’ short essay on the joy and surprise that comes from the story element of character writing, I was reminded that at the end of August, sci-fi publisher Lightspeed Magazine’s “Destroy” series, presented by the Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine, announced a new anthology titled: “…

The Right Person Died in Secret Empire #7: An Alternative Analysis of Secret Empire and Its Underlying Meaning The Right Person Died in Secret Empire #7: An Alternative Analysis of Secret Empire and Its Underlying Meaning

In response to Charles Pulliam-Moore’s post “It Looks Like The Wrong Person Died in Marvel’s Secret Empire” article, I wrote a partial version of this initially as a response, but it grew into a full article in its own right. I have cleaned it up, rewritten it, and added content. (Spoilers for Secret Empire #7.)

Jim Jefferies Covers Comic-Con Jim Jefferies Covers Comic-Con

My favorite current late-night show host is Jim Jefferies. He’s in the mix with Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, et. al. on breaking down the insane onslaught of political news in the United States and making it funny, all while mixing in his outsider’s point of view. Jefferies has done a fantastic job with…

NES Classic on Sale at ThinkGeek (UPDATED: OUT OF STOCK)

(UPDATED: IT’S OUT OF STOCK. That went incredibly quickly. I hope someone got something!)

"You're tearing me apart!" says Kermit, probably. "You're tearing me apart!" says Kermit, probably.

Steve Whitmire, the Muppet veteran who voiced Kermit for 27 years, and the man chosen by Jim Henson personally to voice Kermit upon the event of his death, is no longer staying silent about his firing and replacement this week. That’s because Disney broke the silence accusing him of “unprofessional” conduct.

Walking Dead show lawsuit discovery proceedings turn up thousands of pages revealing rare glimpse into the machinery behind a "Golden Age of Television" production Walking Dead show lawsuit discovery proceedings turn up thousands of pages revealing rare glimpse into the machinery behind a "Golden Age of Television" production

The trove of papers is rife with obscene language (mainly from Frank Darabont), and shows how profit works in a specific industry where decisions are based in part on corporate and individual avarice. Whose greed is worse? The (alleged) book-cooking television series creative machine wing over at AMC or Darabont,…

Doctor Who Across the Pond - Spoilerific Reaction and Discussion Thread for Series 10, Episode 1: "The Pilot" Doctor Who Across the Pond - Spoilerific Reaction and Discussion Thread for Series 10, Episode 1: "The Pilot"

“Nothing’s sad ‘til it’s over. Then everything is.” Please discuss! It is just 15 minutes away from starting on the East Coast of the USA, and I’ll be watching it with family. After the pilot “The Pilot” of the new series, I’ll jump back in to discuss and give my impressions. Also: spoilers.

Watch Russia's Astromech Unerringly Shoot a Whole Wall of Targets Like It's Bruce Willis in Last Man Standing Watch Russia's Astromech Unerringly Shoot a Whole Wall of Targets Like It's Bruce Willis in Last Man Standing

Over at Mashable, there’s a good article about Russia’s ISS-bound space robot being shown off via its extra-added ability to “double fist lethal hand cannons”. It’s the “perfect” way for the Russians to show off its complex motor function skills and software by having it blast away with unnerving accuracy. Yes, it…

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