Liven Up Social Isolation With a G.I. Joe Marathon, Courtesy of Hasbro

G.I Joe is both one of the cheesiest and one of the most fondly remembered of the ‘80s wave of toyetic action cartoons. Does it hold up to your nostalgia? Well, now, during this period of widespread social distancing amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, is certainly the time to find out.

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Into the Night Is an Upcoming Netflix Series About the Sun's Final Revenge

As Charles Montgomery Burns once explained it, the sun is the greatest enemy of the modern man. Giver of heat, but tyrant of time and, frankly, a real pain to people wanting to run power companies. All that free light! Please. But, finally, the sun is going to have its vengeance for mankind’s impetuous ire. That…

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Source: io9 – Into the Night Is an Upcoming Netflix Series About the Sun’s Final Revenge

Onward Deleted Scene Features a Capitalist Twist on the Siren Song

Disney Pixar’s Onward brought the fantasy world into the 21st century—complete with smartphones, hoodies, and chain restaurants. But how would the legend of the siren song get a timely update? In this deleted scene shared by Entertainment Weekly, Ian Lightfoot (Tom Holland) finds himself tempted by an offer he can’t…

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io9 Came to the Present to Discuss Steven Universe Future's Ending

Steven Quartz Cutie Pie DeMayo Universe has spent the last five seasons of Steven Universe teaching the world just what powerful, transformative forces love and hope can be. But after saving his his galaxy, his planet, and his own mind, Steven’s journey has finally come to an end, so you know we had to talk about it.

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Gotham High Is Sending Batman to High School for Some Teen Drama

The basic elements of Batman’s relationships with the Joker and Catwoman are so ingrained in everyone’s minds at this point that it’s much, much more fun when comics decide to veer off the beaten path a little bit. Take, for example, Gotham High, from writer Melissa de la Cruz and artist Thomas Pitilli.

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The Emissary of Hell, Spider-Man, Is the Showiest Toy of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9’s regular roundup of the latest in all things cool, shiny, and plastic. This week: Lego gets its head in the Star Wars games with some cool new collectibles. Batman and Spider-Man swing into action with Bandai’s Figuarts line. Plus, potted Pac-Men, and a deep dive into the history of …

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These Machine Learning-Enhanced Clips Might Be Our Only Chance of Seeing HD Star Trek: Voyager Any Time Soon

The story of why we’ve yet to see high definition re-releases of Star Trek: Voyager and Deep Space Nine akin to the Blu-ray releases of The Next Generation is long known at this point. Sadly, the process is too complex and involved, and the footage is too difficult to unmesh from its CG special effects, for it to be…

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Source: io9 – These Machine Learning-Enhanced Clips Might Be Our Only Chance of Seeing HD Star Trek: Voyager Any Time Soon

Tales From the Loop Is Beautiful to Look At But Doesn't Have Much to Say

Simon Stålenhag’s Tales From the Loop is a work of art. His paintings of an alternate reality town filled with machines and conspiracies is a lovely glimpse into another world, with small details hinting at something greater. Amazon Studios’ version loves what it’s adapting, creating a show that looks as gorgeous as…

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Source: io9 – Tales From the Loop Is Beautiful to Look At But Doesn’t Have Much to Say

Steven Universe Paved the Way for She-Ra's Magical Queer Representation and More

Steven Universe’s explicit queerness and the way it didn’t shy away from having multiple characters embody said queerness was one of the most revolutionary things about the show because of the positive messages it conveyed to audiences about acceptance and love. More than that, though, Steven Universe sent a powerful…

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Source: io9 – Steven Universe Paved the Way for She-Ra’s Magical Queer Representation and More

The Autons Want Revenge in Russell T. Davies' New Doctor Who Short Story

Turns out it wasn’t just a prequel to “Rose”, the episode that kicked off Doctor Who’s revival 15 years ago last night, that former showrunner Russell T. Davies shared to celebrate the anniversary live-tweet/rewatch fun. In a surprise move, he also dropped a follow up exploring the plastic villains’ next moves and…

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Source: io9 – The Autons Want Revenge in Russell T. Davies’ New Doctor Who Short Story

11 Nerdy Things You Can Watch and Read for Free While Social Distancing

There are only so many times you can rewatch episodes of Futurama or Love is Blind. For folks wanting to branch out beyond Netflix and Hulu, or take a momentary break from Animal Crossing, there are plenty of places to watch cool shows and films online for free—as well as some services to help keep you reading, too.

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Source: io9 – 11 Nerdy Things You Can Watch and Read for Free While Social Distancing

Hot Toys Life-Sized Baby Yoda Is Here, and He Is Glorious

We had Sideshow’s stunning statue, the Funko Pop, and Hasbro’s own animatronic attempt. Then we got a Mandalorian figure that came with a little asset of his own. But we wanted a proper Baby Yoda action figure of our own to cherish—and Hot Toys is stepping up in a big way.

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Source: io9 – Hot Toys Life-Sized Baby Yoda Is Here, and He Is Glorious