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12 Monkeys’ Amanda Schull on the New Season, Giving Birth to the Villain, and ’80s Fashion

Syfy’s 12 Monkeys is in an… interesting situation. The show has already been renewed for a fourth and final season, but season three—which premieres tonight, May 19, at 8:00 pm ET—is going to air in its entirety over the course of this weekend! We talked to star Amanda Schull, who plays Cassandra Railey, about this…

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Syfy’s Plan to Save Itself: Harry Potter, Comic Books, and George R.R. Martin

For years now—since around the time the channel purposefully misspelled its name from Sci Fi to Syfy—the former home of science fiction on television has been something of a joke. And now the channel and its owners at NBC think they can save it.

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A Giant Asteroid Is Headed to Earth and Somehow That’s a Secret in CBS’ Salvation

What can you say about a trailer that sums up its premise as “Asteroid. Earth. Boom”? Only that summer just got a whole lot more fun.

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A Giant Asteroid Is Headed to Earth and Somehow That’s a Secret in CBS’ Salvation

What can you say about a trailer that sums up its premise as “Asteroid. Earth. Boom”? Only that summer just got a whole lot more fun.

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Behold This Treasure Trove of Images From Behind the Scenes of Star Trek’s Third Season

The end of April saw the release of the third installment of To Boldly Go: Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage by Gerald Gurian. The book covers the third season of the show, and it’s got the usual rare and delightful peeks behind the scenes of Star Trek.

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Behold This Treasure Trove of Images From Behind the Scenes of Star Trek’s Third Season

The end of April saw the release of the third installment of To Boldly Go: Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage by Gerald Gurian. The book covers the third season of the show, and it’s got the usual rare and delightful peeks behind the scenes of Star Trek.

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Everything New Is Terrible in the Latest Cars 3 Trailer

The baffling (and increasingly disturbing) Cars 3 is all about an intergenerational rivalry between the upstart Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) and the old star Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson). In this trailer, it’s not just the technologically new and superior Jackson that isn’t good—it’s apparently every bit of new…

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The Co-Creator of iZombie Is So Sure It’s Going to Be Renewed That He Changed the Finale

We’re barely halfway into season three of CW’s delightful iZombie, but executive producer Rob Thomas is pretty convinced the show will be back next year.

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According to The Last Knight, Transformers Have Been on Earth Forever and Also Fought Nazis

Wait. Does that mean the Decepticons fought on Hitler’s side?

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You Can Listen to 30 Hours of Doctor Who Adventures Right Here

We all know that some of the absolute best Doctor Who stories weren’t actually put on television—instead, they’re the province of the audio dramas. And if you have more than a day to spare to listen to some of them, then boy do we have good news for you.

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All the Mysteries Hidden in the Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

We got our first full-length trailer for Blade Runner 2049 today and while it tried to hide any possible answers it might have, no movie is safe from io9’s sleuthing. We scanned and enhanced the footage to not only figure out the general shape of the film, but also to find the many allusions to its predecessor.

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Everything New We Can Learn From Wonder Woman’s Final Trailer

We got the final Wonder Woman trailer last night. So we took that, and every other bit of footage we’ve seen, and teased out as many plot points and rumors as we could.

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This Mind-Bending Short Focuses on One Man’s Greatest Fear: Symmetry

Symmetropia is a short film that starts weird, gets weirder, and then leaves you sitting there thinking, “What the hell just happened?”

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We’re About to Get a Show About Supernatural Evil Spawned by Online Hatred

Oh good, someone’s decided to make a show out of the comments section. And Twitter. And Reddit. You know what? Basically the internet itself.

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Because It’s Riverdale, Finding Jason Blossom’s Murderer Wasn’t the Big Reveal of the Night

We finally found out who killed Jason Blossom last night. Of course, why he was murdered is still up in the air and a whole new mystery popped up. But none of that matched the episode’s big reveal, which snatched the crown of weirdness from any other contender. And, in this show, that’s some seriously stiff…

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The Crew of Alien: Covenant Has Some Serious Mommy Issues

The Weyland-Yutani A.I. computer of the good ship Covenant is “MUTHUR,” which the people aboard have linguistically and naturally changed to “Mother.” It’s actually pretty creepy even before things start to go horribly, horribly wrong for the Covenant crew as this odd little trailer proves.

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HBO and George R.R. Martin Are Developing Four Game of Thrones Spinoffs

HBO is preparing for the eventual end of Game of Thrones by developing not one, not two, not three, but four spinoffs set in that world.Read more… Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Will Open in the US on April 22, 2018

We knew this play was coming, but now we have an official opening date.Read more… Continue reading

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All the Secrets Unlocked by the Dark Tower Trailer

We got the first Dark Tower trailer today and it was a lot. So we, of course, picked it apart to figure out what we could about this seemingly complicated movie.Read more… Continue reading

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How Two New Rogue One Novels Expand the Star Wars Canon

Two Rogue One prequel books are on the shelves: the Jyn Erso-focused Rebel Rising and the Baze Malbus and Chirrut Îmwe-starring Guardians of the Whills. As you would expect, both books drop a fair bit of new canon knowledge and help flesh out Rogue One. Here’s everything you need to know.

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