Watch General Leia and Captain Phasma in the Latest Star Wars Resistance Trailer

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“There are a lot of dangers out there in the galaxy. When people are in need, we help.” Welp, Poe Dameron had us tearing up even before General Leia Organa appeared in the extended sneak peek for Star Wars Resistance, premiering next weekend. Hers wasn’t the only familiar face, er, helmet: Captain Phasma will be showing up for at least some of Poe’s ace pilots’ attacks on and spy missions within the First Order.

Rachel Butera, whose voice you’ve heard as Natasha in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Meryl Streep on Family Guy, lends her voice talents to Leia. Gwendoline Christie reprises the role of Phasma. There’s also plenty of the new characters, including pilot-turned-spy Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, Tam Ryvora, Hype Fazon, Orka, Flix, and the rest of Team Fireball:

The official synopsis for the one-hour series premiere “The Recruit”:

Poe (Oscar Isaac) and BB-8 assign ...

“They’re Right to Fear Me”: Watch the First Trailer for Dark Phoenix

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20th Century Fox released the first official trailer for Dark Phoenix, the latest chapter in the X-Men cinematic universe focusing on mutant telepath and telekinetic Jean Grey. The last few movies have begun to set up the extent of Jean’s powers, and now we see how the more powerful she gets, the more unstable she becomes—due in part to an encounter in space and Charles Xavier’s interference.

Interestingly, judging from the official synopsis below, this trailer seems to only cover the first act of the movie: Jean’s backstory, and her increasing fears of not “belonging,” corroborated by a mysterious, white-haired stranger known only as Smith (Jessica Chastain). Jean speaks three times in this trailer—including telling Magneto that she’s “looking for answers”; and later, presumably of the other X-Men, “they’re right to fear me”:

The official synopsis, from 20th Century Fox:

In Dark Phoenix, the X-Men face their most ...

James McAvoy Offers to Play Captain Picard in New Series “Flashbacks”

James McAvoy is one lucky actor. Or at least, he’s trying to be. Which makes sense when one of your big blockbuster roles is playing a young Sir Patrick Stewart.

If you’re a Star Trek fan or a Stewart fan, chances are you’ve already heard about the upcoming Picard show, which is set to focus on the next stage of Jean-Luc Picard’s life, post-Enterprise. Recently, Stewart put up a photo on Instagram showing himself and the writing/producing crew of the show getting to work.

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That was when James McAvoy thought to casually slip into Stewart’s comments, saying “Need a flashback guy????? Just sayin @sirpatstew …I’ve got previous experience and will work for autographs.”

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Sure, it’s a joke referencing his work playing a young Professor Xavier in the past decade of X-Men films, but it’s also a solid idea. Who wouldn’t want to spend their acting career playing ...

Ever Wondered What the Known World of Malazan Looks Like on a Globe?

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While there is no official, unified map for the world of Malazan, that has not stopped fans from constructing their own maps drawing from conjectures and clues in Malazan Book of the Fallen. Now, one especially crafty fan has taken that experiment a step further by making the world (affectionately and informally referred to as “Wu”) three-dimensional.

Redditor Feners_Hairy_Balls* bought a chalkboard globe and proceeded to draw the known areas of the Malazan world on its surface, then shared her fannish geographical work with r/fantasy and r/Malazan. Check out the globe in action:

I got a chalkboard globe and drew the world of Malazan (crosspost from r/Malazan) from Fantasy

You’ll notice that there is a vast swath of the globe, around the Domain Ocean, that is virtually unexplored. Feners_Hairy_Balls used this fan-made map of the known areas of the Malazan planet, constructed by fans based on series descriptions, as reference. ...

Raymond E. Feist’s The Riftwar Saga Optioned for Television

BCDF Pictures is bringing Raymond E. Feist’s epic fantasy series The Riftwar Saga to television. Deadline reports that the production company, which has also optioned Marie Lu’s Legend, is working with Atomic Blonde screenwriter Kurt Johnstad to adapt Magician, the first book in the series, which is itself the first series of Feist’s The Riftwar Cycle.

The Riftwar Saga includes Magician (technically, Magician: Apprentice and Magician: Master), Silverthorn, and A Darkness at Sethanon. When orphan Pug goes to study magic under the magician Kulgan, he finds himself ill at ease with the “normal” forms of wizardry—even as they win him the acclaim of the Kingdom of the Isles and the love of the Princess. But when mysterious invaders open a rip in the fabric of spacetime to wage war on the kingdom, Pug’s magic may be the only thing to change the tide of this age-old ...

CBS Announces Star Trek: Short Treks Episode Titles and Air Dates

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As announced at San Diego Comic-Con, CBS is bridging the gap between seasons of Star Trek: Discovery with Star Treks: Short Treks, four mini-episodes following various Starfleet characters and other familiar faces from Discovery. These standalone installments, more resembling short stories than television episodes, will premiere the first Thursday of every month starting October 4.

Via Deadline, the synopses and air dates for each episode, plus a preview clip from CBS that gives you an idea of what to expect in Star Trek: Short Treks:

Runaway – Thursday, October 4

Onboard the U.S.S. Discovery, Ensign Tilly (Mary Wiseman) encounters an unexpected visitor in need of help. However, this unlikely pair may have more in common than meets the eye.

Written by Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman. Directed by Maja Vrvilo.

Calypso – Thursday, November 8

After waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay, ...

“I’m Just a Traveller”: The New Doctor Who Trailer Shows the Doctor in Action!

I’m the Doctor. When people need help, I never refuse.

SHE SAID THE THING.

The new trailer for Doctor Who finally shows new Doctor Jodie Whittaker helping people and using a screwdriver for good! It also gives us a glimpse of a whole team of companions, and some potential new worlds to visit.

Click through for the full trailer!

The Doctor finally returns on October 7th!

 

 

The New Trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet is Never Gonna Give You Up

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Right off the bat, we are getting super existential in the latest trailer for Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2: “If I’m not a racer, what am I?” Vanellope asks Ralph after Sugar Rush gets unplugged due to a broken part. The replacement can be found on the Internet, which is what sends these two video game characters to the world wide web—but her answer might exist there, too.

Judging from the new trailer, there will be just as much pathos in the sequel as in the feels-pummeling original, as Vanellope finds herself fitting in on the no-rules streets of Slaughter Race, and Ralph must decide if he’s OK with letting her go.

This is a surprisingly heavy trailer… but it also has a rickroll! The Internet contains multitudes. Watch for yourself:

The official synopsis:

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 leaves Litwak’s video arcade ...

Real-Life Vulcan Found? First Exoplanet Confirmed Around the Star That Hosts Vulcan in Star Trek

Astronomers at the University of Florida, Tennessee State University, and the University of Arizona, have detected a “super-Earth” around the star 40 Eridani A, the real-life star that also has the honorable distinction of being the home solar system of Vulcan from the Star Trek franchise.

But it’s not all good first-contact-that-propels-humanity-into-post-scarcity news. The paper detailing the discovery notes that the super-Earth is orbiting extremely closely to its star (its orbital period is only 42.4 days) and is thus entirely too hot to support life. Still, astronomers are only just now forming a detailed study of the system, and typically if there’s one confirmed exoplanet around a distant star, there tend to be multiple planets still awaiting discovery.

So anyway. Star Trek is real. Spock is real. Love is real.

Some fun facts:

Loki and Scarlet Witch May Star in Their Own Shows for Disney’s Streaming Service

Disney and Marvel Studios may team up on some magical original content next year! According to Hollywood Reporter, the studios are planning to make Disney’s new streaming service considerably more irresistible (at least to certain fans) by developing limited series for Loki and Scarlet Witch—and rather than turning to animation, they’re intending to bring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen in to star!

The two may join a roster of other superheroes/villains/grey-area-magic-users who haven’t yet headlined their own films.

Disney has already stated a plan to move all of its movies to the new platform, as well as films from Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm, adding up to about around 500 films, along with 7,000 episodes of Disney TV fare. Bob Iger said last year that the studio was planning a few original films exclusively for the service, so these proposed shows would add some more original content, while also tying the service into the ever-growing ...

Mary Robinette Kowal will Return to Space with Two New Lady Astronaut Novels!

Mary Robinette Kowal is giving us more stories from her punch-card punk universe! Kowal has signed a six-figure deal with Tor Books to continue the alternate history series with two more books about mathematician/astronaut Elma York and her colleagues: The Relentless Moon and The Derivative Base will follow The Calculating Stars and The Fated Sky in 2020 and 2022, respectively.

As if that wasn’t enough, Kowal’s sparkling standalone SF murder mystery, that she describes as “The Thin Man in Space,” will hit shelves in 2021!

Kowal recently spoke about her series with The Verge, sharing details about the future of the series, and a look at a brand new character.

The Lady Astronaut series is an expansion of Kowal’s 2013 novelette, “The Lady Astronaut of Mars.” While the novelette takes us into a future that features a colonized Mars, the first two novels of the ...

Carol Danvers Suits Up in First Captain Marvel Trailer!

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We’ve waited years.

Now get ready to fly.

Here’s the first trailer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Captain Marvel:

Properly mysterious while still giving us an excellent glimpse into what’s coming next year, this trailer is gorgeous, and has the distinction of starting off with a crash into Blockbuster Video. (90s kids are so ready for this flashback, we can tell.) We get glimpses into Carol’s life both on Earth and in space, so there’s clearly a fun thread to be pulled there in regard to what bits of her memory are missing, and how her life with the Kree has also shaped her. And we get a shot of Carol-the-Air-Force-pilot beside Monica Rambeau in the female-led Top Gun redux we never knew we needed so badly.

Nick Fury! Agent Coulson! Jude Law looking very upset about stuff! Ugh, just hand it over, we’re ready.

Captain Marvel hits theaters ...

Prepare to Be Dazzled By the Latest Mary Poppins Returns Trailer!

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Now that fall is approaching, it’s high time we saw another trailer for the upcoming Mary Poppins film! This time with a little more plot and some animation to boot!

Here we go:

It’s fun to see what the animated world will look like this time around! Blunt is clearly doing her own thing with the Poppins, trying not to ape Julie Andrews and put her own stamp on the role. Miranda’s “Jack” isn’t given much more back story, but he’s clearly along for the ride in much the same manner as Bert. Jane and Michael Banks are in a bit of trouble following the death of Michael’s wife, and it looks like they’re not the only people who could use some Poppins magic, given Michael’s three kids wandering about.

The supporting cast is a dazzling array of favorites (including Angela Lansbury, though we’re still rooting for an eventual Bedknobs ...

Prepare to Be Dazzled By the Latest Mary Poppins Returns Trailer!

Mary Poppins Returns, trailer

Now that fall is approaching, it’s high time we saw another trailer for the upcoming Mary Poppins film! This time with a little more plot and some animation to boot!

Here we go:

It’s fun to see what the animated world will look like this time around! Blunt is clearly doing her own thing with the Poppins, trying not to ape Julie Andrews and put her own stamp on the role. Miranda’s “Jack” isn’t given much more back story, but he’s clearly along for the ride in much the same manner as Bert. Jane and Michael Banks are in a bit of trouble following the death of Michael’s wife, and it looks like they’re not the only people who could use some Poppins magic, given Michael’s three kids wandering about.

The supporting cast is a dazzling array of favorites (including Angela Lansbury, though we’re still rooting for an eventual Bedknobs ...

Cassandra Khaw, Paul Cornell, and Other Horror Authors Play a Game of Exquisite Corpse with Serial Box

Serial Box Exquisite Corpse horror authors stitch together serialized story

Raise your hand if your dream horror story includes the visceral terror of Cassandra Khaw, Paul Tremblay’s apocalyptic anxiety, the unforgettable bright image transferred from Alyssa Wong’s brain to your own.. Then you are in luck, and you had better be prepared to have the pants scared off you, with Serial Box’s nifty new Halloween project: Exquisite Corpse resurrects the popular parlor game for a one-day, spinetingling, serialized extravaganza in which ten horror authors will stitch together “a monstrous Franken-tale with a sci-fi twist.”

Instead of a typical Serial Box production spanning ten weeks, Exquisite Corpse will take place over just ten hours: On Friday, October 19, Serial Box will post one installment an hour from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. EST. These 1,000-word installments will be available in text (about 6-12 minutes to read) and atmospheric 3D audio form.

The full list of authors participating in this “Killer ...

Chuck Wendig and Sam Sykes’ Viral Twitter Thread Becomes Horror Comedy You Might Be the Killer

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About this time last year, the internet bestowed upon us the gift of two writers improvising a silly, trope-slashing horror story entirely via Twitter for 11,000 people to enjoy. But, as with all great horror narratives, it didn’t end there! Chuck Wendig shared on his website the wild news that his and Sam Sykes’ bonkers thread about a camp counselor wearing a creepy mask and holding a machete has become a horror movie, appropriately titled You Might Be the Killer.

With Sykes and Wendig as producers, director Brett Simmons (Chilling Visions: 5 States of FearThe Monkey’s Paw) has turned their slasher tweets into a bonafide slasher film—starring Alyson Hannigan and Fran Kranz, no less! The plot looks to be about the same: Counselors are getting murdered at summer camp, with Sam (Kranz) caught in the middle. Rather than call the cops, he decides to ring up ...

Why Doesn’t Starfleet Put Lawyers On The Enterprise?

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The Final Frontier is all about exploration! Or at least, that’s what we all want to believe. But just as often, you run into a bit of a mess by offending new people, not knowing the rules, breaking a few laws, and that’s when… the captain of a starship appoints himself as your lawyer?

No one is bothered by that, huh?

Over on Reddit, queenofmoons made a fair point about the Star Trek universe: Why doesn’t Starfleet put lawyers on starships? Not even one?

It’s not as though they don’t exist in the future; in fact, we do encounter them throughout the run of the Trekverse. But even though starships contain all sorts of experts and scholars and professionals, lawyers never seem to show up on the docket. And when you’re encountering new species with new systems of law on a regular basis, you’d think that would be kind ...

The First Teaser for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is Wonderfully Creepy

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A witch’s 16th birthday is very special. Like its predecessor Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina begins with the titular half-mortal girl discovering her half-witch side on her sweet sixteen. But it’s safe to assume the resemblances end there, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s new television series—based on the Archie Horror comic series he wrote in 2014—won’t involve the same light-hearted shenanigans. Judging from delightfully chilling teaser, it’ll be less “turning mean cheerleaders into pineapples” and more “summoning demons and ghost friends to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to you.”

It’s a short preview, but packed with plenty of dark fun:

The official synopsis, from Netflix:

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina tells the story of Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka), a half-witch half-mortal teenage girl. She’s been waiting her whole life for her 16th birthday, but something wicked this way comes, forcing her to choose between the path of light and ...

“Telling the Story of the Books” and Casting Bela: Highlights from The Wheel of Time Showrunner Rafe Judkins’ Twitter Q&A

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For this week’s #WoTWednesday, The Wheel of Time TV series showrunner Rafe Judkins answered fan questions on Twitter! The short-form, rapid-fire Q&A lasted only an hour but has revealed plenty about Judkins’ vision for the series. While he couldn’t say if Amazon Studios has ordered a pilot or an entire season, he was forthcoming with thoughts on translating the magic system from page to screen, consulting with Team Jordan, and whether he’ll appear at JordanCon (“pencil me in”) or other conventions. And only a few WAFOs!

Read on for highlights from Judkins’ Twitter Q&A.

 

 

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Do You Hear the Drums? It’s the New Outlander Season 4 Trailer

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So much of Outlander’s past three seasons have been about trying to change the past. But it would appear that season 4 sees Claire and Jamie Fraser looking ahead to the future. “Do you know what lies beyond those trees?” she asks in the latest trailer from Starz. “This is just the start of what America will become. People come here in the thousands, all hoping to live the American dream.” But one person’s dream can be another’s nightmare.

While Jamie is thinking about how to make his mark on America so that he will somehow reach daughter Brianna 200 years in the future, Claire seems to be putting them in danger—for the noble cause of arguing against slavery, but certainly not ensuring that the Frasers have a peaceful time of it in the New World. Add to that a new villain in the form of pirate ...