A Messy Star Trek: Discovery Cannot Compare to the Mess That Is Michael Burnham's Life

For better or worse, tonight’s Star Trek: Discovery blew the lid off of the biggest plot threads of the season, as quickly as it could. While we got a bunch of answers in the mania to rush from one twist to the next, it also raised another question, perhaps its ultimate: Can any other Star Trek protagonist’s wild life…

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Source: io9 – A Messy Star Trek: Discovery Cannot Compare to the Mess That Is Michael Burnham’s Life

A Chipper Mailman Faces Off With a Customer Who's Literally From Hell in This Funny Short

We’ve all heard that old line that claims if you love your job, you never really work a day in your life. The cheerful protagonist of Mister Mailman certainly embodies that—and he’s not gonna let anyone, especially the cackling troll who resides at house #666, to get in the way of his postal duties or ruin his day.

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Source: io9 – A Chipper Mailman Faces Off With a Customer Who’s Literally From Hell in This Funny Short

Agents of SHIELD's Clark Gregg Talks Season 6 and How the Show Is Still Pulling From Marvel's Comics

While Agents of SHIELD’s Phil Coulson is, at least currently, quite dead, actor Clark Gregg’s been spending time settling into his mysterious new role on the show as a character who’s everything the fallen agent and friend to the Avengers was not. This new character, Gregg explained, is someone who will terrify…

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Source: io9 – Agents of SHIELD’s Clark Gregg Talks Season 6 and How the Show Is Still Pulling From Marvel’s Comics

10 Totally Monstrous Horror Movie Parents

Evil kids are everywhere in horror—but there’s also no shortage of evil parents. A list of every single awful mom and dad from every single horror movie would be as thick as a full set of Friday the 13th VHS tapes. But while we eagerly await the scary parental unit in this week’s Us, we’re tallying up our favorites…

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Source: io9 – 10 Totally Monstrous Horror Movie Parents

When Marvel Starts Selling Off Props, It's Time to Really Say Goodbye to Those Netflix Shows

Even though Netflix has cancelled all of its Marvel shows over the past few months, fans may still be holding onto the hope they could return. And while that’s nice in theory, the fact Marvel is about to literally sell pieces of the shows back to fans probably isn’t a good sign.

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Source: io9 – When Marvel Starts Selling Off Props, It’s Time to Really Say Goodbye to Those Netflix Shows

Jordan Peele Reflects on the Cultural Relevancy of Us, The Twilight Zone, and Candyman

The Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke-starring Us had its worldwide premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas and early reactions have been extremely positive. It’s safe to say that Jordan Peele’s next film is one that will have people talking. If they’re brave enough to see it, that is.

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Source: io9 – Jordan Peele Reflects on the Cultural Relevancy of Us, The Twilight Zone, and Candyman

The Alfred Pennyworth TV Show Is Adding a Second Wayne, and a Queen (Maybe the Queen)

Making an origin story TV show based on Batman’s butler is already pretty much at the peak level of “sure, why the hell not.” As is adding the Wayne family for good measure, because clearly restraint is already out the window. Thomas and Martha are basically a package deal. As is…maybe the Queen of England?

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Source: io9 – The Alfred Pennyworth TV Show Is Adding a Second Wayne, and a Queen (Maybe the Queen)

Spider-Man: Life Story Offers a Fascinating Thought Experiment for Peter Parker's Oldest Mantra

With great power, comes great responsibility. We’ve heard the wise words of Ben Parker uttered countless times in Spider-Man stories, to the point that Peter Parker is just as sick of hearing it as some of us are. But Spider-Man’s latest comics tale really wants to ask: Just who or what is that great responsibility…

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Source: io9 – Spider-Man: Life Story Offers a Fascinating Thought Experiment for Peter Parker’s Oldest Mantra

Hulu's Latest Into the Dark Episode Highlights the Horrifying Side of April Fools' Day

If it’s nearing April, it’s definitely time to start watching your back if there are any practical jokers in your midst. As the increasingly unamused protagonists of Hulu and Blumhouse’s latest entry in horror-anthology series Into the Dark discover, though, there is definitely such a thing as taking the joke too far.

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Source: io9 – Hulu’s Latest Into the Dark Episode Highlights the Horrifying Side of April Fools’ Day

The New Master of the Universe Could Be Noah Centineo

Have you been wondering why we haven’t heard much about that upcoming Masters of the Universe movie in a while? Maybe it’s because the filmmakers were waiting for a star to seemingly appear out of nowhere and become He-Man…which may have just happened.

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Source: io9 – The New Master of the Universe Could Be Noah Centineo

Dip Your Toes Into Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's Delightful Big Book of Classic Fantasy

Sci-fi and fantasy lit fans are well familiar with the works of Ann and Jeff VanderMeer; among their many accolades, she’s a Hugo winner for her work on Weird Tales, and he’s the bestselling author of Annihilation. But did you know they’ve also spent decades collecting and preserving fantasy stories?

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Source: io9 – Dip Your Toes Into Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s Delightful Big Book of Classic Fantasy

Netflix Doesn't Care That You Care About Ratings

One of the more interesting parts of Netflix becoming one of the most disruptive studios in Hollywood is that, from the outside, there’s no real way to measure just how successful any of its movies or series are, because the company doesn’t release comprehensive data about what subscribers watch. From Netflix’s…

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Source: io9 – Netflix Doesn’t Care That You Care About Ratings

Castle Rock Season 2 Will Explore the Origin Story of Misery's Terrifying Nurse With a Fantastic Cast

We finally have our first details about Castle Rock season two, and as expected the Hulu show is shifting gears with a new story that sounds largely unconnected from the mindfuckery of season one. But, of course, there will be some continuity, in keeping with the series’ theme of “all things Stephen King.” We’ve got…

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Source: io9 – Castle Rock Season 2 Will Explore the Origin Story of Misery’s Terrifying Nurse With a Fantastic Cast