Pokémon: Twilight Wings' Final Episode Captures the Epic Majesty of Battling

The core Pokémon anime series and films have all followed teams of heroes embarking on adventures across the various regions that make up the Pokémon world. But the Pokémon Company’s Twilight Wings miniseries has been a slower, more free-flowing dive into the culture of Galar, where battles between gargantuan…

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Source: io9 – Pokémon: Twilight Wings’ Final Episode Captures the Epic Majesty of Battling

Doom Patrol's Abrupt Season 2 Finale Burns Bright Before Going Out Like a Light

Besides the usual themes of self-discovery, Doom Patrol’s second season has been all about finding out what to do about Niles Caulder’s increasingly dangerous daughter Dorothy. We knew some kind of standoff was inevitable, but leave it to Doom Patrol to find a way to pull us even deeper into its weirdness, surprise…

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Source: io9 – Doom Patrol’s Abrupt Season 2 Finale Burns Bright Before Going Out Like a Light

Meeting His Parents Takes a Horrifying Turn in Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Meeting the parents is always scary, but most of our experiences probably didn’t feature a family, or situation, quite like this. In the first trailer for I’m Thinking of Ending Things, the latest film from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’s Charlie Kaufman, a young woman meeting her boyfriend’s family finds…

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Source: io9 – Meeting His Parents Takes a Horrifying Turn in Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Bill & Ted Tell Us to Party on, Will Release Face the Music Sooner Than Planned

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Hollywood’s release slate’s been utterly rocked with some films like Mulan, that were meant for theatrical release, now coming straight to streaming. Others like Tenet are in a holding pattern until movie theaters open back up. Bill & Ted Face the Music is doing its own thing…

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Source: io9 – Bill & Ted Tell Us to Party on, Will Release Face the Music Sooner Than Planned

Star Trek: Lower Decks Is Fun as Hell, and So Much More

Coming into Star Trek: Lower Decks, there was a lot of uncertainty about the franchise boldly going into a comedic frontier. Star Trek has always been open to humor in the past, but would it still feel like Star Trek if one of its own shows was more about laughs than interstellar exploration? Thankfully, we don’t need…

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Source: io9 – Star Trek: Lower Decks Is Fun as Hell, and So Much More

Marvel Comics Cordially Invites You to Its Next Big Wedding Stunt

It seems like only yesterday that Billy Kaplan, the Scarlet Witch’s reality warping/magic wielding son and former member of the Young Avengers, was worrying himself sick over the idea that his longtime boyfriend, the Kree/Skrull hybrid Teddy Altman, was actually a subconscious manifestation of his vast powers and not…

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Source: io9 – Marvel Comics Cordially Invites You to Its Next Big Wedding Stunt

HBO Max's DC Movie Access Is More Confounding Than Any Riddler Puzzle

Ever since HBO Max launched a few months ago, DC fans have been left confused, from the streamer’s odd relationship with DC Universe—which increasingly seems like it’s on the way out—and its puzzling approach to just what DC movies are available on the service and when. Unsurprisingly, even now, the platform continues…

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Source: io9 – HBO Max’s DC Movie Access Is More Confounding Than Any Riddler Puzzle

Roald Dahl's Fantasy Adaptations, Ranked

Roald Dahl was an RAF fighter pilot, an intelligence officer, the screenwriter of two Ian Fleming adaptations (You Only Live Twice and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and, oh yes, the beloved author of several fantastical tales for children that have since become classic films…and a few that have not. Let’s rank ‘em!

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Source: io9 – Roald Dahl’s Fantasy Adaptations, Ranked

Ridley Scott's Raised By Wolves Is About to Become Your Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Show

When director Ridley Scott does anything, we take notice. When he does something sci-fi, we get excited. And when he directs a sci-fi television show we can watch in a few short weeks? We damn near froth at the mouth.

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Source: io9 – Ridley Scott’s Raised By Wolves Is About to Become Your Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Show

DC Weaponizes John Williams' Superman Theme to Hype Its FanDome Event

How do you advertise a virtual convention that people can’t actually attend outside of clicking a link in their browsers? Well, for DC Entertainment, it apparently involves an oddly haunting deployment of classic John Williams music and some incredibly creepy CG people.

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Source: io9 – DC Weaponizes John Williams’ Superman Theme to Hype Its FanDome Event

Just Remember That the Original Mulan Is Perfect

Disney announced recently that the live-action remake of Mulan will now be available to Disney+ subscribers on September 4 in lieu of a theatrical release. The movie will cost $29.99 to rent, on top of the $6.99 it already costs to subscribe to the service. This is well and good for Disney, a company that is certainly…

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Source: io9 – Just Remember That the Original Mulan Is Perfect

5 Things We Liked (and 3 We Didn't) About Netflix's Transformers: War for Cybertron – Siege

Everyone’s favorite robots in disguise returned to TV this past weekend with the launch of Transformers: War for Cybertron – Siege on Netflix. Except this time, they weren’t really in disguise, as the Autobots and Decepticons duked it out in the final days of the war for their homeworld. But was it an Allspark or a…

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Source: io9 – 5 Things We Liked (and 3 We Didn’t) About Netflix’s Transformers: War for Cybertron – Siege

George R.R. Martin Responds to Accusations of Hugo Awards Racism, Apologizes for Mispronouncing Names

As the host of this year’s remote, digital-only Hugo Awards, noted author and procrastinator George R. R. Martin was tasked with being the voice of the ceremony, guiding viewers through the pre-produced segments highlighting the work of this year’s nominees and winners. Though the Hugos didn’t suffer from any of the t…

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Source: io9 – George R.R. Martin Responds to Accusations of Hugo Awards Racism, Apologizes for Mispronouncing Names

Vans Is Releasing Another Simpsons Collection But All I Care About Are These Sprinkle Donut Sandals

Thirteen years after Vans first paid tribute to The Simpsons when the long-running series made the jump to the silver screen, the brand is releasing another apparel collection featuring the animated family with some truly excellent designs that will have you fondly reminiscing about a time when the show was still…

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Source: io9 – Vans Is Releasing Another Simpsons Collection But All I Care About Are These Sprinkle Donut Sandals

The Next Ninja Turtles Movie Will Be Heavy on the 'Teenage' Part of the Characters

Every time a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie comes out, something has to set it apart. The first movies spun the franchise from animation to live-action. Then things went back to animation. Later, it flipped back to live-action yet again, with the latest reboots using new technology and turtle designs. And now,…

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Source: io9 – The Next Ninja Turtles Movie Will Be Heavy on the ‘Teenage’ Part of the Characters

The Mind Behind Japan's Legendary Batmanga, Jiro Kuwata, Has Passed Away

Jiro Kuwata, the mangaka behind Phantom Detective, 8 Man, and one of the most fascinating takes on Batman around, has passed away. The news was confirmed by the artist’s publisher, Akita Shoten, in a short statement.

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Source: io9 – The Mind Behind Japan’s Legendary Batmanga, Jiro Kuwata, Has Passed Away