Star Wars Should Embrace TV and Stop Being Films Entirely

Star Wars Should Embrace TV and Stop Being Films Entirely

Image: Lucasfilm Just as we’re about to get a new Star Wars show in the form of andor—the second of three shows this year, if you need reminding—the movie side of the franchise took another noticeable hit. rogue squadron, a film originally planned to be directed by Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins for a December 2023 … Read more

The 2022 Ig Nobel Winners Are Here: Constipated Scorpions and More

The truth can finally be unearthed.Image: shutterstock (shutterstock) This year’s Ig Nobel winners are here, and they’re just as eye-catching and baffling as usual. Among the selections are a study showing that love at first sight may be detectable through synchronized heartbeats, an answer to why legal documents are so incomprehensible, and the discovery of … Read more

NBC’s Quantum Leap Reboot Is Faithful to the Sci-Fi Classic

Addison (Caitlin Bassett) and Ben (Raymond Lee) brace for impact.photo: Ron Batzdorff/NBC It’s been nearly 30 years since Scott Bakula‘s Dr. Sam Beckett vanished into time (and from the airwaves), but Quantum Leap—a popular show during its five-season run—has since maintained a cult following. It’s no surprise NBC has dipped back into the time-travel well … Read more

Do They Love Star Wars So Much It’s Bad?

JJ Abrams directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens.Image: Lucasfilm One of the biggest shifts in Star Wars history happened when the fans got control. That’s not how history would phrase it, but after Disney purchased the franchise, it was the first time people who grew up loving the films were finally given a chance to … Read more

Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island Review

Image: Sunrise / Crunchyroll Last year, Netflix brought us Gundam: Hathawaya modern entry in the mecha franchise’s vaunted “Universal Century” timeline that, despite the weight of context upon it, served as an interesting entry into a decades-old saga. This year, we have another gundam movie on the way—but it’s one that works best if you … Read more

Rogue One’s Gary Whitta on His Unconventional New Sci-Fi Gundog

This fall, from the writer of Rogue One, The Book of Eliand After Earth, a brand new sci-fi adventure is on the way. Set in a future where Earth has been conquered by giant alien mechs, a young woman finds a map that might hold the key to saving humanity. Sounds cool, right? Well, it’s … Read more

Congresswoman Urges FTC to Investigate Police Surveillance Software

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., arrives to Rayburn Building on Thursday, September 15, 2022.photo: Tom Williams (AP) California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo is urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate a Virginia-based company revealed by the Associated Press to provide law enforcement agencies across the US with access to cellphone tracking technology capable of mapping people’s … Read more

NASA’s DART Deploys Camera Probe Ahead of Asteroid Impact

Depiction of DART (left) and LICIACube (right). Image: Italian Space Agency DART won’t survive its mission to deflect an asteroid, but the recently deployed LICIACube—a tiny probe equipped with cameras—will document the encounter in gory detail. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is the space agency’s first demonstration of a defense strategy to protect against … Read more

What to Expect from NASA’s DART Mission to Deflect an Asteroid

Artistic depiction of NASA’s DART probe and the Italian Space Agency’s LICIACube at the Didymos binary system.Image: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben A NASA spacecraft called DART is set to deliberately crash into a small asteroid as part of a planetary defense test. While this space rock is not of concern, what we learn from the … Read more

Dark Horse Reveals New Mike Mignola Vampire Comics

Image: Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart/Dark Horse Comics Is there a comic writer who possibly loves spooky season as much as hellboy‘s Mike Mignola? Perhaps not, which is why the beloved creative is teaming up with artist Rachele Aragno to introduce a whole new spooky delight—and giving them terrifying tales not just for Halloween, but … Read more