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Everything You Need to Know About Star Trek: Discovery Before It Premieres

Hey, did you hear there’s a new Star Trek show starting September 24? Anticipation is mighty high here at io9—but for everyone who hasn’t been cataloguing every bit of info that CBS has revealed about Star Trek: Discovery on the long road to its debut, we’ve assembled this handy guide to get you up to […]

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How Terminator 2: Judgment Day Changed the Blockbuster Game

When Terminator 2: Judgment Day was released, it was a blockbuster to end all other blockbusters—the most expensive movie of all time that actually lived up to its price tag. It was the kind of movie that, if it was made today, would have been the subject of thousands upon thousands of bullshit internet articles […]

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A Determined Hero Saves His City in the Retro Video Game-Inspired Gummy Gas Crisis

A chipper hero named Ed bleeps and blorps through his city—which looks and sounds suspiciously like a retro video game—in Rodrigo Díaz’s short animation Gummy Gas Crisis. Ed’s mission: to chase down a baddie named Lord Gadiseous, who’s spreading gas (the stinky kind) all over town. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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14 Recent Scifi Films That Didn’t Need Big Budgets To Be Amazing

Low-budget scifi movies may have had their heyday during Roger Corman’s rise to B-movie greatness in the 1950s, but they’re still going strong today—proving that you don’t necessarily need lavish special effects to tell a really great story. Here are our favorites from the past few decades.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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14 Recent Scifi Films That Didn’t Need Big Budgets To Be Amazing

Low-budget scifi movies may have had their heyday during Roger Corman’s rise to B-movie greatness in the 1950s, but they’re still going strong today—proving that you don’t necessarily need lavish special effects to tell a really great story. Here are our favorites from the past few decades.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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A Dating App Reveals Unexpected Cloning Capabilities in Funny Short Swiped

Finding the perfect match should theoretically be easier with apps like Tinder—but there’s always the possibility that the person you see on the screen doesn’t measure up in real life. This gets very awkward in Swiped when one dude’s online match turns out to be someone he already knows. Like, really well.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why Do We Want Robots to Destroy Us So Badly?

The best part about science fiction, besides the explosions, space explorations and psychotic aliens is the fact that it reveals our most human fears. While they’re not flesh and bone, robots are arguably most emblematic of our anxieties: besides being smarter, faster, and (sometimes) shinier than us, “bad robots” are…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Alien’s Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real, and I have total confidence the…Read more… […]

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The 15 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Noir Films

Putting the tantalizing mixture of scifi and fantasy with stylish, gritty crime and intrigue on movie screens is nothing new. In fact, it’s been a tradition practically since film noir came into fashion, and the combination has resulted in some truly great films. Here are our favorites.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Watch: Black Women Dive Headfirst Into the Future With Virtual Reality Project

NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism is an art installation and virtual reality experience recently featured at the Tribeca Film Festival. The project, which seeks to put women of color in the virtual reality space, was created by Hyphen-Labs, a collective of women from diverse backgrounds.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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20 Amazing New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in May

May brings M.R. Carey’s new tale set in the same zombified world as The Girl With All the Gifts, a surreal new short-story collection from Haruki Murakami, a posthumous novel about dinosaurs from Michael Crichton—and many more. Dig in!Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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