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How ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths,’ one of the most important comic crossover events ever, will work on TV

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To understand this achievement, you need to understand the original Crisis…


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The Emmys are the perfect time to celebrate a show that was 85% great

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

These awards are going to once again kick the hornet’s nest of furious fans who were only just starting…


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The sad saga of how fandom transformed from being about love into hate and intolerance

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

As a young nerd, I understood I was an outsider (in fact, it was made abundantly clear on many…


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A paean for the Wachowskis’ greatest, most misunderstood masterpiece

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If you don’t remember the 2008 film, based on the 1960s cartoon of the same name (which was an early Japanese anime series…


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Jim Henson’s beloved fantasy film — now with a Netflix prequel — forced me to take a moral reckoning

A promotional flyer for Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The gelflings are shown inside the dark crystal.
A promotional flyer for Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The gelflings are shown inside the dark crystal.
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Unlike certain films I will not mention, I am not terrified…


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Doomsday devices might prove surprisingly useful in the event of the end of the world

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Here are just some of the ways various supervillains and mad scientists of comics, cartoons, and movies could really help the Earth…


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Cartoon Network’s lovely, progressive animated series is truly what the world needs right now

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This is how I feel about Steven Universe.

The animated series is getting its first TV movie on Cartoon Network on September 2, Labor Day, so now is as good a time as any for people to learn about this little miracle, created by Rebecca Sugar in 2013…


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Daniel Craig’s super spy may be totally badass, but he doesn’t do much actual spying

Daniel Craig as James Bond walks through a crowd from the movie set of 007: Spectre.
Daniel Craig as James Bond walks through a crowd from the movie set of 007: Spectre.
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Super-spy gadgets were a hallmark…


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Disneyland’s newest addition is a nerd paradise that plays out like an interactive theater nightmare

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

If you’re unaware, Galaxy’s Edge is the newest addition to Disneyland, a giant, 14-acre theme park based entirely around the Star Wars franchise. Calling it a theme park may actually be misleading, as it’s supposed to be a true immersive experience, as if you’re actually being transported…


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The next phase of Marvel’s movies is much weirder than you realize

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

To be fair, Marvel Studios is in a bit of a trap, even if it’s one of its own making. Two of…

Rob Bricken

The former editor of io9.com, Rob Bricken has been a professional nerd since 2001. He also often cries at children's cartoons.

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