In This Tense Short Film, an Isolated Man Chooses How Far He'll Go to Return Home

The few first weeks are easy. The next couple of months, maybe a bit harder. But after almost four years in space, under deep isolation as part of an experiment, you’d be willing to do anything to return home. In the Black Mirror-esque short film 1460, one man has to decide how far he’ll go to survive.

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In the Grim Darkness of the 41st Millennium, There Are Still Cool Toys

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9’s regular roundup of all things good, plastic, and distressingly expensive on the internet lately. This week: McFarlane wades into the world of 40K, Figuarts updates its Wonder Woman figure just in time for 1984, and Lego drops another extremely fancy Technic sportscar. Check it out!

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Source: io9 – In the Grim Darkness of the 41st Millennium, There Are Still Cool Toys

The Clow Cards, Ranked

The not-so-secret appeal to the practice of reading tarot cards is that people have always longed for ways of gleaning their futures in spiritual ways. The appeal of a franchise like CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura is that it borrowed heavily from tarot traditions to tell a sprawling story about a young girl’s quest to…

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Source: io9 – The Clow Cards, Ranked

The Best Drawing Tablets to Bring out Your Inner Picasso

While everyone’s busy brushing up on new skills, why not pick up something to appease the artist in you? Unleashing your inner Bob Ross is probably easier said than done, though. We’ve moved past easels and paints, so you might need something a bit more high-tech to keep up.

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The Wraith Deserves to Be Mentioned Among the Iconic '80s Cult Movies

A murdered teen is resurrected as a revenge-driven alien who picks off the gang members who killed him in a series of deadly car races. That’s the basic plot of The Wraith, the 1986 film written and directed by Mike Marvin. I had an odd affinity for it growing up but hadn’t watched from the beginning in several…

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Source: io9 – The Wraith Deserves to Be Mentioned Among the Iconic ’80s Cult Movies

Billy Porter Sees Little Shop of Horrors As a 'Faustian Story' He's Ready to Be a Part Of

As more of the shape of Greg Berlanti’s upcoming Little Shop of Horrors comes into focus, American Horror Story’s Billy Porter would like everyone to know that he’s more than ready to portray Audrey II, the carnivorous plant at the center of the messed-up musical’s story.

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Source: io9 – Billy Porter Sees Little Shop of Horrors As a ‘Faustian Story’ He’s Ready to Be a Part Of

Every Disney Animated Musical's Best Song

Disney has produced dozens of animated musicals over the decades, with hundreds of songs in their repertoire. It might be hard to quantify the best songs Disney has ever made (although the answers can probably be found on The Little Mermaid soundtrack), but we can give an opinion on which songs are best from each film.

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Source: io9 – Every Disney Animated Musical’s Best Song

Shameik Moore Dives Deep Into the Spider-Curse of Respectability Politics

When audiences finished the Oscar-winning film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was one particular scene that stuck in everyone’s minds: the moment Miles Morales officially became Spider-Man. After many minutes of self-doubt, Miles finally took a leap of faith and we all realized he wasn’t falling, but…

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Source: io9 – Shameik Moore Dives Deep Into the Spider-Curse of Respectability Politics

Family Secrets and Dark Curses Abound in the First Trailer for Netflix's Curon

It’s Channel Zero meets Red Riding Hood—with a little bit of Midsommar thrown in there for good measure. Netflix has released the first trailer for its Italian fantasy series Curon, about twins who return to their mom’s hometown, only to find it’s the center of a dark, evil, and possibly wolfy, curse.

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Source: io9 – Family Secrets and Dark Curses Abound in the First Trailer for Netflix’s Curon

Star Trek's Michelle Yeoh Reminisces About Being 'The Nice Captain' Again in Short Treks

Poor Phillipa Georgiou. We didn’t get to spend all that much time with Michelle Yeoh’s noble captain of the Shenzhou in Star Trek: Discovery before she got a Klingon knife to the chest, but her performance lived on as she got to take on Georgiou’s cartoonishly villainous Mirror Universe self. But as fun as that is,…

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Source: io9 – Star Trek’s Michelle Yeoh Reminisces About Being ‘The Nice Captain’ Again in Short Treks

In the Latest Trailer for Kipo Season 2, the Greatest Weapon Is Karaoke

Sure, there are giant anthropomorphized animals threatening to take over the world and destroy humanity, but have you heard this song? A new trailer for Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts shows Scarlemagne on the hunt for Kipo, but she’s got a new weapon up her furry sleeve. It’s the power of music…and jaguars.

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Source: io9 – In the Latest Trailer for Kipo Season 2, the Greatest Weapon Is Karaoke

Cobra Kai Season 3 Will Probably Be on Netflix or Hulu, Not YouTube

For the past two years, fans have been sweeping legs and getting body bags in the continuing adventures of The Karate Kid franchise called Cobra Kai. Seasons one and two were released in spring 2018 and 2019, respectively, but with summer quickly approaching, there hasn’t been a peep about the close-to-complete,…

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Source: io9 – Cobra Kai Season 3 Will Probably Be on Netflix or Hulu, Not YouTube

Doom Patrol's Season 2 Posters Reveal the Powerful Dorothy Spinner

Niles Caulder’s long lost daughter Dorothy Spinner is one of the most powerful characters in DC’s comics and she’s set to play a major role in Doom Patrol’s upcoming second season. The show’s always leaned heavily into the more whimsical aspects of the core team’s metahuman abilities, but a pair of new posters…

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Source: io9 – Doom Patrol’s Season 2 Posters Reveal the Powerful Dorothy Spinner

The Next Star Wars VR Game Will Take You to Galaxy's Edge

Don’t wanna risk any of that “severe illness and death” Mickey keeps warning you about as his parks begin to re-open? Well, good news/bad news: the good news is you’ll be able to visit an approximation of Disney’s Star Wars land later this year. The bad-ish news is it’ll still cost you a pretty penny, although not as…

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Source: io9 – The Next Star Wars VR Game Will Take You to Galaxy’s Edge

Portrait of a Cosplayer on the Front Lines

Two months ago, as the novel coronavirus pandemic flared, nurse Francis Gualta was called to help in England’s intensive care units. Except he’d never operated a ventilator before. He’d never had to wear full personal protective equipment. Now, after weeks of helping patients the best he can, and seeing some die,…

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Source: io9 – Portrait of a Cosplayer on the Front Lines

Of Course John Cho Gets to Be 'Super Fucking Cool' in Cowboy Bebop

Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop adaptation has seen its share of delays, and not just because of the novel coronavirus. Last October, star John Cho suffered a knee injury that set the production back at least seven months. But according to the adaptation’s co-writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach, replacing Cho was absolutely out of…

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Source: io9 – Of Course John Cho Gets to Be ‘Super Fucking Cool’ in Cowboy Bebop

Batwoman's Ruby Rose on Why She Left: 'Those Who Know, Know'

DC fans were shocked when it was announced that Ruby Rose would be leaving the role of Kate Kane on CW’s Batwoman after just one season. Rose did not provide a reason for her departure at the time but has now shared a statement on social media about her exit.

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Source: io9 – Batwoman’s Ruby Rose on Why She Left: ‘Those Who Know, Know’