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Zachary Levi's Alt-Con Nerd HQ Won't Be at San Diego Comic-Con This Year

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It’s a sad day for those who can’t afford passes for San Diego Comic-Con. Zachary Levi has announced that The Nerd Machine will not be bringing Nerd HQ to San Diego this year, meaning comic book fans will be losing one of the con’s biggest offsite events. Read more...

NBC's Timeless Travels to a Past Where It Wasn't Cancelled With Surprise Renewal

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Talk about changing your fate! NBC has changed course and saved Timeless from cancellation, giving it another season to air sometime in 2018. Read more...

Grab Your Flamethrowers, Michael Myers Won't Be Immortal in Halloween Reboot

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If there’s one complaint about the later Halloween movies (though, realistically, there are several), it’s how damn indestructible Michael Myers became. The masked killer escaped death so many times, he basically turned into a god. Well, writer Danny McBride has promised this won’t be the case in his planned Halloween… Read more...

King Arthur (Actor) Was Almost on Game of Thrones

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword star Charlie Hunnam wants a second chance to be on Game of Thrones, after he said he turned down his last offer to guest on the show. I’m hoping GoT reconsiders because all I want is to see King Arthur show up in Westeros for no damn reason, even if it doesn’t make sense in any world. Read more...

New Poster Gives a First-ish Look at Okja's Titular Creature

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Okja, Bong Joon-Ho’s first movie since Snowpiercer, is definitely shrouded in mystery. Is it a horror film, or a fairy tale— or hell, is it both? What is Tilda Swinton’s character up to? And what the hell does Okja actually look like? Well, the last question gets a sort-of answer, with the latest poster for Netflix’s… Read more...

An Alarming Number of Parents Named Their Sons 'Kylo' Last Year

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On the one hand, whiny, squealing newborn infants being named after whiny, squealing wannabe Sith Lord Kylo Ren is an oddly appropriate legacy for the character. On the other, whyyyyyy? Read more...

UnReal Estate Brings Popular Culture Locations to Life Through Art

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The places that characters frequent in movies or TV often become characters themselves. Homes, hideouts, workplaces, these locations can often be as important to your love of something as the fictional people who dwell in them. Read more...

Hell Yes, The Exorcist Is Getting a Second Season

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The Exorcist was one of the best surprises on TV last year—if you’re a fan of pull-no-punches horror shows with compelling characters and gloriously gory special effects. Season one wrapped up in December, and Fox has been keeping the faithful waiting to hear if it would return. Good news, demon peeps! Read more...

The Director's Cut of Marvel's Vision Is Full of Even More Gorgeous Art

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Part of what made Marvel’s Vision series one of 2015's best comics was artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta’s striking illustrations of the Vision family struggling to acclimate to suburban domesticity. If writer Tom King brought Vision to life, it was Walta that gave the series its soul. Read more...

Sarah Shahi's Near Future VR Thriller Reverie Is Heading to NBC

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Person of Interest’s Sarah Shahi is headlining NBC’s latest series order, a scifi thriller about a woman tasked with rescuing users who are trapped in an addictive, immersive VR program. At least she already has experience working with advanced, sinister technologies, right? Read more...

Here's Everyone Who's Staying and Leaving This Once Upon a Time Madhouse

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Once Upon a Time is in a bit of a transition, and that’s putting it mildly. As the show gets ready to close out season six, with a just-announced seventh season on the way, we’ve learned that a bunch of the actors will not be coming back next year. Here’s everyone who’s still on board the OUAT train... and who’s… Read more...

Alden Ehrenreich's Han Solo Hair Is So on Point

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Hair alert! io9 is back with all your breaking pop culture hair news, this time concerning our brand new Han Solo. Read more...

The Ultimate Cosplayer Built a Working Version of Batman's Grappling Hook Gun

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Probably best known for his functional electromagnetic Captain America shield replica, YouTube’s The Hacksmith and his team spent the past six months designing, building, and re-building a working Batman grappling hook gun that makes it extra easy to escape awkward cosplay conventions. Read more...

Steven Universe Sets Out to Forge His Own Destiny

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This week’s Stevenbomb of new Steven Universe episodes dropped without a clever name alluding to its overarching theme and, in a way, that was the perfect move because things are changing in Beach City. For everyone. Read more...

A Kid in King Arthur's Court Is the Dumbest Arthurian Legend Ever Told

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There’s a King Arthur movie out there with a cast that includes Kate Winslet and Daniel Craig. However, neither of them are the stars, and the lead fights evil with a Discman. Twice. Welcome to A Kid in King Arthur’s Court, the dumbest Arthurian legend ever told. Read more...

An Incredibly Cool Mecha Godzilla, and More of the Best Toys We've Seen This Week

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of the merchandise most likely to burn a hole in our wallets this week. Today we’ve got a Boba Fett-inspired Nerf blaster, some retro Batman action figures, a cool way to build your own Lego Transformers, and an alarmingly adorable Xenomorph plushie. Read more...

New Board Game The Captain Is Dead Is All About Surviving a Scifi Horror Scenario

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The captain’s been killed, the engines are dead, and aliens are at the front door just waiting to come in and make a bloody mess. New board game The Captain Is Dead is basically what you get when you fast-forward to the final disastrous minutes of any Alien movie. Read more...

More New Rumors About Doctor Who's Next Doctor

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Another day, another rumor about the identity of Peter Capaldi’s replacement on Doctor Who. But an intriguing new report from the Radio Times seems to offer a comprehensive update on Who’s road to the 13th Doctor, and there’s some new names in the mix. Read more...

Dunkirk-Style Trailer for 'Battle of the Bastards' Proves How Damn Cinematic Game of Thrones Is

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Game of Thrones is lauded for its unique fantasy world and the characters that live within it, but sometimes it’s good to step back and truly appreciate how gorgeous the show is. Read more...

What Four Game of Thrones Spin-Offs Could GRRM and HBO Possibly Be Working On?

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Greetings, my garrulous guttersnipes! (I feel like I’m turning into a Batman ‘66 villain here.) This week: Those Game of Thrones spin-off series! How to improve the Iron Fist TV show’s story! Whether Stormtroopers get paid! And a question so weird, I couldn’t stop answering it! (You’ll know it when you see it.) Read more...

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