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Apparently, You Can’t Say ‘God’ on Star Trek

Yes. I know. I know that makes no sense given that one of the most famous bad lines in all of Star Trek history is “What does God need with a starship?” I also know it makes no sense since Deep Space Nine’s Sisko was the literal chosen one of the Bajoran god-equivalents. know that and you know that. But my god, does Star Trek: Discovery not know that. Read More >>

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The Excellent Defenders Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

It sounds like an insult to say that The Defenders is exactly what you thought it would be, but it isn’t. It’s a show that’s very aware of the expectations put upon it and the problems encountered by the other Marvel Netflix shows, and it knows how to best utilize its cast and its time. In other words, it’s great. Read More >>

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Steven Moffat Puts the Doctor Vs. Doctor Who Name Debate to Rest

It has vexed fans for years that some people call the main character of Doctor Who “Doctor Who” instead of just “The Doctor.” Well, departing showrunner Steven Moffat has some good news for the side which has insisted for years that either name is correct. Read More >>

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Something Has Gone Wrong With Time in the Very First Footage From Doctor Who’s Christmas Special

Even though they had just finished filming the Christmas special “Twice Upon a Time,” Doctor Who brought a small glimpse of it to Comic-Con—along with the news that Pearl Mackie would return as Bill, as well as frequent Moffat collaborator Mark Gatiss. Read More >>

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The Westworld Season Two Trailer Shows the Park’s Dying Throes

HBO premiered the first season two trailer of Westworld to a packed house at San Diego Comic-Con. And who could have guessed? The park — you know, the one where the robots who were being horrifically abused by regular humans but then gained sentience and discovered how awful they’ve been treated — is in a lot of trouble. Read More >>

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Our Spoiler-Free Review of The Defenders’ First Episode

As is their tradition, Marvel and Netflix didn’t just bring a clip of their latest show to their panel. They brought the whole first episode, and we have a spoiler-free review. Short version: It’s awesome. Read More >>

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Of Course the First Punisher TV Footage Is Just Chock-Full of Slaughter

Before the Defenders panel kicked off at San Diego Comic-Con, Jon Bernthal stepped out to introduce a short clip of the upcoming Punisher series. And it’s exactly what you’d expect, for good or ill. Read More >>

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Inhumans Shows Off New Footage That Raises the Verdict From ‘Bad’ to ‘Meh’

ABC’s newest Marvel show took to the stage at San Diego Comic-Con late in the day Thursday night. The panel ended with a new, extended trailer that has a bit more action and effects, and happily, makes the TV miniseries look a bit less terrible—and finally includes a look at Medusa’s wig—er, hair in action. We have the trailer, and a full report on everything else we saw. Read More >>

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These Discovery Props Reveal a Tonne About Star Trek’s New Klingon Foes

Details on Star Trek: Discovery have been fairly scarce—we’ve got a few good general ideas, but nothing specific. That’s changed now, because a bevy of props and images are currently on display at San Diego Comic-Con, and while Starfleet is always Starfleet, the Klingons are stealing the show. Read More >>

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Family Guy’s Nine-Minute Tribute to Adam West Is Pure, Delightful Absurdity

Whether you like Family Guy or not, the use of Adam West as the mayor of Quahog was a surreal delight. The joke isn’t that West was once Batman. It’s just that this man, who happens to be named Adam West, is very weird. Read More >>

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Everything That Can Be Gleaned From the New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

A new Blade Runner 2049 trailer landed yesterday and if you thought Jared Leto was up to no good in the last trailer, he really ups his creepiness in this one. But we also noticed new characters, new locations, and more than a few lines that are subtly different from when we heard them in the first trailer. Read More >>

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Why War for the Planet of the Apes Ended the Way It Did (and Where It Could Go Next)

War for the Planet of the Apes is a unique effects-driven summer blockbuster in that it has a very clear end to a major part of its story. There’s no cliffhanger or obvious sequel hook here. And yet there’s still more story of the apes to tell. Read More >>

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Here’s Our Best Look at Star Trek: Discovery’s New Ship

When it comes to Star Trek, the ship is vital. We’ve had the Enterprise. Then the Enterprise. Then a change with a space station in Deep Space Nine. And the Voyager. And then, oh look, Enterprise. And now we can add Discovery to that list. Read More >>

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It’s Not Just the Apes That Aren’t Real in War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes tells its story very well, but all of that might be for nothing if the effects that created the apes weren’t perfect. But it’s not just the ape fur and faces that are missing from reality. Most of the locations don’t really exist. At least, not in the way they look on screen. Read More >>

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How Okja Made Us Care So Damn Much About a CG Superpig

Bong Joon Ho’s Okja is named for the magical superpig that everyone desires in some way: The Mirando Corporation wants sell her as its new meat product. The Animal Liberation Front wants to use her to expose Mirando. And Mija (An Seo Hyun) just wants the companion she raised for 10 years back again. So if the completely CG creature didn’t work on-screen, the movie would have fallen apart. Read More >>