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The Most Important Line in Star Wars Is an Ode to the Peril of Living in the Past

“May the Force be with you.” “No, I am your father.” “It’s a trap!” Star Wars is full of iconic notable quotables. But what has become my favourite line in the entire saga is a line from The Last Jedi that speaks to a wider existential debate about where the franchise is at right now: “Let the past die. Kill it, if you have to.” Read More >>

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Did My First Memory Make Me Who I Am Today?

My first memory begins with popcorn. I’m sitting in the back seat of a station wagon and there, lodged between the passenger’s seat and the middle armrest, is a kernel of popcorn. We’re at the drive-in watching a movie and I’m four-years-old. I know this not because I remembered my age, but because the drive-in was showing The Last Starfighter. Read More >>

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Watch the Alternate, Gruesome Climax of the Cult Classic Alien Film Mac and Me

Oh, you thought sending a kid in a wheelchair careening off a giant cliff was bad enough? A new clip has surfaced from the iconically bad ‘80s film, Mac and Me, and let’s just say child murder was apparently not off the table for this family-friendly fare. Read More >>

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The New Star Trek Show Is a Chance to Last Jedi the Hell Out of Captain Picard

Star Trek Las Vegas 2018 confirmed a huge piece of news for the Trek universe last weekend: the rumours were true, and Sir Patrick Stewart would be returning to television to reprise his role as an older, wiser Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series. We know little else about the series beyond that, but I really hope it does for Picard what Star Wars: The Last Jedi did for Luke Skywalker. Read More >>

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We Built This Massive Lego Voltron So You Don’t Have To

We love any excuse to foster our inner children. For Gizmodo video producer Tom Caswell, that opportunity came with Lego’s new Classic Voltron Set. It’s 2,300 pieces of 1980s Lego perfection that we put together over the course of eight glorious hours. Of course, we know not everyone has the time for that—so check out our timelapse video construction of the almighty Voltron, which went on sale yesterday. Read More >>

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These Slightly Wrong T-Shirts Will Enrage Your Nerdy Friends

An online shop called slightlywrong will finally let you strike back at over-zealous fans who have annoyingly dedicated their lives to correcting misquotes. The store sells a small collection of pop culture-inspired t-shirts that are sooo close to being accurate – but wrong enough to enrage nerdy pedants. Read More >>

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Creepshow Is Being Resurrected on TV Thanks to The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero

The nostalgia revival train keeps on chugging. This time it’s George A. Romero and Stephen King’s ‘80s anthology Creepshow. It’s being turned into a television show this time and it has the perfect creator attached. Read More >>

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The New Buffy Showrunner Addresses Reboot Concerns: It’s ‘Time to Meet a New Slayer’

Last week, at the height of San Diego Comic-Con, Fox dropped a bombshell that a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer was in the works, starring a black woman in the lead role. The initial report said the show would be a reboot of the ‘90s television series but showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen has made a statement which sounds like that that’s not the case at all. Read More >>

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Stranger Things Achieves Peak ’80s Transcendence With Totally Radical Retro Teaser

Because, truly, is there anything more quintessentially ‘80s than a) American shopping malls and b) deliciously retro adverts for said malls featuring the Gap? Read More >>

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Jeff Bezos Ascends to Richest Person on Prime Day

Amazon’s malign power has grown to the point where for several years now, it has declared its own holiday, Prime Day, which is essentially centred around giving it huge amounts of money while ignoring that it is maybe evil. This year’s Prime Day is especially special, because the Bloomberg Billionaires Index has declared Amazon’s tyrant CEO Jeff Bezos the richest individual in modern recorded history when adjusting for inflation. Read More >>

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RoboCop Will Ride Again in RoboCop Returns From Director Neill Blomkamp

Yes, you read that right, there’s another RoboCop movie coming. Read More >>

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Here’s The Tech We Were Using Last Time England Reached A World Cup Semi-Final

The 4th July 1990, the last time England reached the World Cup semi-final, was a very different time. Take politics, for example: The Conservative Party was massively divided over Europe, and their female Prime Minister's leadership was under threat from malcontents within her own party. How can we possibly begin to understand what that might feel like today? Read More >>

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This May Be Stanley Kubrick Himself Explaining the End of 2001: A Space Odyssey 

A video has surfaced which appears to feature Stanley Kubrick himself explaining the end of 1968's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Allow us to explain. Read More >>

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You Will Never Be the Same After Watching the Red Band Trailer for The Happytime Murders

Prostitution, drug use, murder, and more, all from the makers of Sesame Street and The Muppets. Ladies and gentlemen, hold on to your childhoods, this is The Happytime Murders. Read More >>