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Star Trek: Picard’s Finale Gives You Everything You Wanted, and That’s Kind of the Problem

Star Trek: Picard has spent its debut season telling a story that, at times, has tried to balance nostalgia for its past with an interrogation of just what having nostalgia for that past in a time of crisis really means. Its season one finale, for better or worse, decides that the best thing any of […]

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Star Trek: Picard’s Finale Gives You Everything You Wanted, and That’s Kind of the Problem

Star Trek: Picard has spent its debut season telling a story that, at times, has tried to balance nostalgia for its past with an interrogation of just what having nostalgia for that past in a time of crisis really means. Its season one finale, for better or worse, decides that the best thing any of […]

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Jumanji Director Jake Kasdan on How Next Level Continued to Pay Homage to the Original

The Jumanji franchise is both surprisingly simple and subtly unique. The simple part is that its two most recent films stand together as one story. Boom. Got it. However, those two films also serve as subtle sequels to the 1995 Jumanji film that, besides the title, seems completely unrelated. So when you’re talking…Read more… Continue […]

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Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution’s Uncanny Aesthetics Feel Like a Step Backwards

Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution is a remake in the truest sense of the word. If you’ve seen the animated film from 1998, Evolution’s story of a vengeful Mewtwo seeking to assert its dominance over humanity and naturally born Pokémon will ring familiar, as it more or less recreates every scene from the original…Read more… Continue […]

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Fandoms Collide as the Transformers Finally Team Up With Some Little Ponies [Updated]

It’s the epic crossover years in the making. IDW Comics has unveiled the first look at the new Transformers comic, which pairs the robots in disguise with the gentle equestrian creatures of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. It could very well be the thing that breaks the internet.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Disney Is Going to Kill Bambi’s Mom Again

It’s a new year but things are still the same when it comes to Disney’s catalog of classic films. After a year that saw remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King become billion dollars hits, it makes sense for the trend to continue. And next on the list is Bambi.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The ’90s-era video rental store of your dreams still exists—in some guy’s basement

A few years ago, a VHS obsessive overflowing with more suburban nostalgia than a season of Stranger Things turned his entire basement into a video store, one that flaunts his massive VHS collection as it embodies the staples of your bygone Blockbusters. That nerd is Nick Collins, a man who realized that an adult… Continue […]

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The Latest Mandalorian Had Maybe a Little Too Much Fan Service for Its Own Good

Oh, so you thought Baby Yoda, jet-pack wearing Mandalorians, beskar, and camtonos made The Mandalorian a geeky, self-referential entry into the Star Wars canon? You haven’t seen anything yet. Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Latest Mandalorian Had Maybe a Little Too Much Fan Service for Its Own Good

Oh, so you thought Baby Yoda, jet-pack wearing Mandalorians, beskar, and camtonos made The Mandalorian a geeky, self-referential entry into the Star Wars canon? You haven’t seen anything yet.

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E.T. and the Real, Grown-Up Elliott Reunite…in a Commercial?

When you woke up this morning, we bet you didn’t expect to see an official E.T. sequel—but that’s kind of what’s happened, just in a slightly unconventional, very commercial way. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Command & Conquer Made Me A Strategy Cornball

On Wednesday, EA Games released the first gameplay footage of Command & Conquer: Remastered. It’s a brief 30-second clip that begins in the game’s original fuzzy resolution before transitioning to the crisp new reworked designs for modern screens. It’s bringing me back to the person I was when I first played C&C, and…Read more… Continue […]

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X-Men’s Theme Song Faces Lawsuit Over Similarities to Hungarian Police Drama

The theme song to X-Men: The Animated Series is undeniably amazing, but now there are accusations that it was stolen. A Hungarian man has filed a lawsuit against Marvel, Disney, Fox, Apple, Amazon, and others—along with folks from Saban Entertainment—claiming that the theme song was plagiarized. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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A Spoiler-Filled Chat With Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’s Creators

Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has arrived, and the 10-episode season has left us lighting the fires of resistance and curiosity. We chatted with the creators and writer of the first season to get all of your most spoiler-friendly questions answered, and find out which two characters were modeled after …Read more… Continue […]

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A Spoiler-Filled Chat With Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’s Creators

Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has arrived, and the 10-episode season has left us lighting the fires of resistance and curiosity. We chatted with the creators and writer of the first season to get all of your most spoiler-friendly questions answered, and find out which two characters were modeled after …Read more… Continue […]

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I Miss Simple Video Games That Didn’t Try Too Hard

As someone obsessed with handheld gaming consoles, Nintendo’s Switch should have been the ultimate portable system for me. Instead, it actually made me nostalgic for Tiger Electronics’ LCD handhelds; arguably some of the first true portable video game systems. They were cheap, durable, simple, and addictive, and 30…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Grandia Has Reignited My Love For Role-Playing Games

When I was in my impressionable pre-teen years, I spent vast amounts of my summer tucked away in a musty little basement down the street. My closest friends would visit at their grandma’s house near me every year while school was out, and when we weren’t “ripping and running,” playing basketball with the “mannish”…Read more… […]

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Grandia Has Reignited My Love For Role-Playing Games

When I was in my impressionable pre-teen years, I spent vast amounts of my summer tucked away in a musty little basement down the street. My closest friends would visit at their grandma’s house near me every year while school was out, and when we weren’t “ripping and running,” playing basketball with the “mannish”…Read more… […]

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Grandia Has Reignited My Love For Role-Playing Games

When I was in my impressionable pre-teen years, I spent vast amounts of my summer tucked away in a musty little basement down the street. My closest friends would visit at their grandma’s house near me every year while school was out, and when we weren’t “ripping and running,” playing basketball with the “mannish”…Read more… […]

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