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A Familiar Star Wars Face Returns in This Excerpt for Thrawn: Treason

Timothy Zahn’s return to his most famous creation, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has been one of the consistent highlights of the new canon of Star Wars under Disney. So far we’ve got to see Thrawn’s early days in the Empire and a fateful encounter between him and Anakin Skywalker, and we just got a look inside the third entry in this new Thrawn series. Read More >>

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In This Excerpt From Chuck Wendig’s New Sci-Fi Thriller, Wanderers, a Scientist Begins to Realize the World’s in Deep Trouble

Chuck Wendig is a name you’ll recognise if you’re a fan of Star Wars novels (or follow the ins and outs of Star Wars comics). But he also does plenty of work beyond the galaxy far, far, away – including his epic new sci-fi thriller, Wanderers, which is coming to shelves this week. Gizmodo has a very intriguing excerpt to share with you today. Read More >>

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Exclusive: Watch Game of Thrones’ Ice Wall Climb Come to Life in Storyboard Form

Great visual storytelling starts with visuals to explain the storytelling. Storyboards, for example, are used to convey the drama and how the action of a scene is going to unfold long before cameras start rolling. A new book called Game of Thrones: The Storyboards dives deep into that aspect of the hit show, with detailed looks at key moments from the first seven seasons. Read More >>

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The Seventh Doctor Embarks on a Foreboding Journey in This Exclusive Excerpt From the Next Doctor Who Audio Drama

The Seventh Doctor was a mastermind of fiendishly clever plans that really pushed not just the Doctor’s famous intelligence to its limits, but often involved his infamous dark side, too. And in his next audio adventure, he’s going to need all the fiendish cleverness he can muster – and perhaps even just some fiendishness – to save the day. Read More >>

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How the Team Behind Detective Pikachu Answered the Existential Questions Around the Movie’s Strangest Pokémon

Pokémon come in all shapes and sizes. Some are cute little sheep, some are giant bugs. Some are gods. Some are ghosts. Some are...your keys? They can get weird. Weird enough that one of the VFX teams behind the movie found themselves asking questions they thought they’d never have to ask themselves. Read More >>

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Star Trek’s Ira Steven Behr Looks Back on the Complex Legacy of Deep Space Nine

Twenty-six years after it first debuted, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is now seen as one of the franchise’s finest entries. The series was a dark examination of the moral push and pull on Starfleet’s finest ideals in a time of war, that examined the, at times, bitter cost of maintaining Star Trek’s grand utopia. But it wasn’t always seen that way. Read More >>

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Hear George Lucas’ First Screening of Star Wars as Recreated in a New Narrative Podcast Called Blockbuster

Did you ever dream of being in the room during an iconic moment of film history? A new podcast called Blockbuster is doing its best to make that dream a reality. Read More >>

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These Gorgeous Game of Thrones Storyboards Offer Just a Glimpse of a Massive New Book

As Game of Thrones comes to an end, many of us find ourselves looking back to the beginning. Why did the show become so huge? What were our favourite moments? How did it all happen? Like the show itself, those are rather large questions, but the “how” is getting a suitably large answer in a new book. Read More >>

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Meet Bumblebee’s Triple Changing Decepticons in 2 Exclusive Videos

Over the course of five live-action Michael Bay Transformers movies, fans have seen a good portion of the characters and oddities that make the franchise so popular. Hell, we’ve even seen the planet killer Unicron. But one thing we haven’t officially seen yet are triple-changers, Transformers that can change into more than two forms, and those are coming to the latest film in the franchise, the ‘80s-set prequel Bumblebee. Read More >>

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A Look Inside Hellboy’s Latest Historical Adventure in Hellboy and the BPRD: 1956

While Hellboy himself drifts off into, well, hell, the comics universe of Mike Mignola’s iconic creation has been kept alive by frequent dips back into Hellboy’s days as an agent of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. We’re getting you ready for a dip back in time with a look inside the first issue of the latest chapter. Read More >>

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EXCLUSIVE: Here’s What The New NHS App Will Look Like – And Why It Could Have Been So Much Worse

NHS patients could soon be making appointments, renewing prescriptions and even declaring what sort of end-of-life care they want to receive by using a new app, the details of which Gizmodo UK can exclusively reveal today. Read More >>

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Luke’s Magical Last Jedi Trick Gets an Equally Magical Poster

How does one take both the reality and fantasy of Luke Skywalker’s final moments and display them in a single image? How about glow in the dark? That’s what artist Mark Englert has done in his brand new poster for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi called “I Will Not Be The Last Jedi,” which Gizmodo can exclusively reveal today. Read More >>

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Mowgli’s Andy Serkis Explains Why the Time Is Right for a New Take on The Jungle Book

This week we got our very first look at Mowgli, Warner Bros.’ moody interpretation of The Jungle Book that’s been years in the making under the watchful eye of Andy Serkis. We spoke with Serkis to learn more about his approach to Rudyard Kipling’s iconic novel, and how his decades of experience in motion capture helped him bring the jungle and its inhabitants to life. Read More >>

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World Exclusive: HQ Trivia Launches New Social ‘Friends on HQ’ Feature

HQ trivia is the latest craze that doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon, which is good for us because it gives us more chances to get through those 12 devilishly difficult questions and try to win ourselves some real-life money. Aside from the Invite feature that lets you earn extra lives for encouraging friends to sign up, HQ is still a fairly solitary experience. But no longer! Because HQ is launching new social features. Read More >>

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Betrayal at the House on the Hill is Finally Getting its First Ever Expansion

Betrayal at the House on the Hill has been an icon of board games for over a decade now. But despite having reprints and new editions, the game has never officially been expanded beyond its original scope. That is until now: a whole new series of horrifying new haunts are on the way, and we have the first look. Read More >>