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Avengers: Endgame and the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Infinity Saga” may have gotten all the attention this year (and definitely earned all the money), but there’s another live-action superhero mega-event happening this December. It’s the annual crossover of The CW network’s stable of DC Comics series. …

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The cast and crew of ‘Game of Thrones’ at the 70th Emmy Awards.
The cast and crew of ‘Game of Thrones’ at the 70th Emmy Awards. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

If you’re one of the many people still seething in rage over the eighth and final season of HBO’s hit fantasy series, I urge you to keep your TV off Sunday night. That’s when the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held, and Game of Thrones has a record-breaking…

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“Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope,” 1977. © Twentieth Century Fox

Traditionally, nerds were always portrayed as outsiders looking in: Gazing at the high-school groups of popular athletes and cheerleaders, the cool kids, and all the others who never had a Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Guide fall out of their backpack while rushing to class. Things have changed. …

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Last week, it was announced that The Matrix would be getting a fourth installment, with stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne-Moss reprising their roles and franchise co-creator Lana Wachowski returning as director. Despite the fact that no one particularly liked the first two sequels, this new movie will probably make…

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A promotional flyer for Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The gelflings are shown inside the dark crystal.
Credit: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance/Netflix

It’s easy to see why so many people love The Dark Crystal. Jim Henson’s passion project is a marvel of puppetry, set in an unbelievably lush fantasy world, which has captivated legions of fans long after the film came to theaters in 1982. So many, in fact, that Netflix is…



Although some of us try to ignore it, the Earth is in seriously rough shape nowadays, and it’s only going to get rougher. There are plenty of plans and treaties and scientific research being done in hopes of keeping humanity from wrecking the planet completely, but we may need to…

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ANAHEIM, CA — A preview of the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride at Disneyland from the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge media event on May 29, 2019. Photo: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty

When I was young, the idea of an amusement park based entirely around Star Wars would have been paradise on Earth. Now that I’m 42, Disney has actually created Galaxy’s Edge, and I… well, I still desperately want to go. …

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President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Director Taika Waititi and Natalie Portman of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ at the San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Now that Marvel Studios has wrapped up 11 years of superhero storytelling with Avengers: Endgame, which has made more money than any other movie in the history of cinema, the company finally felt comfortable telling people what’s next. At last week’s San Diego Comic-Con, the studio announced and/or confirmed its…

Rob Bricken

The former editor of, Rob Bricken has been a professional nerd since 2001. He also often cries at children's cartoons.

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