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‘Hyrule Warriors’ Lets You Wreck Shop As A Giant Version Of One Of Zelda’s Killer Chickens

Hyrulecanbeadangerousplace,butonethreatstandsaheadabovetherest. I’mofcoursetalkingaboutZelda’saccursedchickens(orcuccosasthey’recalledinthegames).Nothing,notevenGanonhimself,ismoredangerousthanapackofpissedoffchickens.JapanesegamershavejustdiscoveredthatthelatestHyruleWarriors DLCpackincludesasecret,unlockablegiantchickenfighter.

Margot Robbie Says She Was Offered The Role Of Harley Quinn In ‘Suicide Squad’ Without Auditioning

OneofthemostintriguingcomicbookfilmsonthedocketfornextyearisDavidAyer’sSuicideSquad.StarringanensemblecastfeaturingJaredLetoandWillSmith,oneimaginesthecastingprocessforthisonehadtobeinsane.Atleastforoneofthecastmembers,thatwasn’tthecase.AccordingtoMargotRobbie–whoplaysHarleyQuinninthefilm –therewasnoauditionprocessforher.

Anarky Takes Down The Mad Hatter In Our Exclusive Preview Of This Month’s ‘Detective Comics’

AnarkyhasreturnedtoGotham…andhe’sgotagrudgeagainsttheMadHatter.Butwhy?Andwhatdohismaskshavetodowithit?BrianBuccellatoandFrancisManapulstartedintheNew52withTheFlash,andsincethey’vetakenoverDetectiveComics,they’vedoneasuperbjobofdeliveringBatmanstoriesworthreading.

Taking the Weekend Off

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Or more accurately, spending the weekend writing on the novel. Wheee! Have a great weekend. See you on Monday.

Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Normally, I’m pretty good with words. At the moment, I’m not at my best, for reasons I hope are self evident. However, I’m going to do my best to remember someone who gave more to my life than he ever knew. I never got to know Leonard Nimoy the way my fellow cast members did, … Continue reading Remembering Leonard Nimoy ?

‘Supergirl': CBS show casts Dean Cain, Helen Slater in mystery roles

Dean Cain and Helen Slater have joined the cast of CBS’ “Supergirl” in unspecified roles. Warner Bros. Television confirmed that […]

Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’ and beyond: A video retrospective

Leonard Nimoy, known more familiarly to fans around the world as half-Vulcan logician Mr. Spock, died at home in Bel-Air […]

Archer Hits The West Coast To Meet The In-Laws ... With A Bullitt

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week, Archer meets Lana's parents (well, technically he's met them once before, but...) on a wild trip to Berkeley that turns into a Bullitt-inspired car chase through San Francisco. And how's this for voice casting: Keith David and CCH Pounder as Dr. and Dr. Kane! Spoilers follow. Read more...

Pat Robertson Thinks There Could Be Demons In Your Second-Hand Clothes

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Human goblin creature, Pat Robertson, is an adult who thinks that spirits can attach themselves to your old thrift shop purchases. No really, Pat Robertson thinks there are demons in your vintage band t-shirts. Read more...

Discovery Of 8,000-Year-Old Wheat Could Rewrite Ancient British History

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A DNA analysis of wheat found in an ancient peat bog suggests early Britons were more commercially sophisticated than previously thought. The presence of wheat on the British Isles a full 2,000 years before farmers began cultivating cereal grains means these hunter-gatherers may have established important trade connections in Europe. Read more...

The Moon, Venus, & Mars In A Single Frame

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On February 20, skygazers were treated to a dramatic astronomical dance between Venus, Mars, and the moon. Not since 2008 had these three objects found themselves in such close quarters. Kevin Bourque captured the trio (and some nice earthshine, to boot) in this arresting photograph. Read more...

Two Men Play An Upside-Down Game Of Ice Hockey, UNDERWATER

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Usually, when you play ice hockey you play it on the side of the ice where the air is. Not these divers. They decided to take a puck and a pair of hockey sticks underwater in a frozen lake and do a bit of knocking around on the wrong side of the ice. Read more...

A Former Superman And Supergirl Join The New Supergirl Show

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

CBS's new Supergirl TV series is casting characters all over the place! These two newest addition may take the Kryptonian cake, though — Dean Cain, who played Clark Kent in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Helen Slater, titular star of the 1984 Supergirl movie, are joining the series. Read more...

The 16 Strangest Dragons In Dungeons & Dragons

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As the role-playing game's name hints, dragons abound in the many worlds of D&D, but of course they can't all be red, evil, and hungry for heroes. There are dozens of species with different abilities, agendas, and alignments a wandering adventurer may encounter; these just happen to be the weirdest. Read more...

Why Kelly Link And Neil Gaiman Are Both Such Essential Writers

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Most people have marveled at the fiction of Kelly Link and Neil Gaiman at some point. But it's often hard to describe what makes both their work so terrifically great. Over in Barnes & Noble's The Speculator, writer Paul Di Filippo really pinpoints why they are both so indispensible. Read more...

?You Can Make Beer More Alcoholic By Freezing It

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you have a freezing day, a powerful desire to get drunk as quickly as possible, and a bunch of beer, here's a way to increase the concentration of alcohol in your brew. Learn about jacking. Yes, it's called that. Read more...

A Lord Of The Rings Theme Park Is Coming To Spain

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's called "The Shire" — of course — and god willing it will have so many delicious second breakfasts. Read more...

This Ancient Crocodylian Has Set The Record For The Most Powerful Bite

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Paleontologists have determined that Purussaurus brasiliensis, a massive caiman that lived in South America during the Late Miocene, evolved the strongest bite of any four-limbed animal. At 15,500 pounds of force, its bite was twice as powerful as the T-rex's. Read more...

All Six Star Wars Movies Will Be Retold In A LEGO Animated TV Series

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In addition to Star Wars Rebels, we've got another animated Star Wars series on the horizon, this time animated in the style of LEGO. In a six-part miniseries, Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales will retell each of the original and prequel Star Wars movies from the perspective of C-3PO and R2-D2. Read more...

We're Finally Getting To See Eva, A Beautiful Film About Love And Robots

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Check out the first U.S. trailer for Eva, a movie about the "first free robot," a small girl named Eva, created in 2041. This Spanish movie contains some incredible visuals — but it also looks like it addresses a lot of important stuff about A.I. and identity. Even in a year of robot movies, this looks like a great addition. Read more...

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