It's Father's Day, yes, but in the realm of related content to drum up on the internet things are fairly scarce. Besides, not everyone celebrates the holiday for reasons that are valid and very much their own. If you want Father's Day reading, you can check the FANGRRLS page today. Otherwise, read on!
Netflix through a special fan exhibit in Los Angeles to celebrate their fans, and the binge-able streaming shows they love. We have a look inside.
This is what you might call corporate miscommunication.
If you're into genetically engineered primeval dinosaurs rampaging across the silver screen, the sunny month of June is a glorious time for you.
What's your favorite Pokémon? Chances are it's a well-known species, like Pikachu or possibly Meowth (that's mine). Pokémon fans know the characters in the franchise, especially the playable and trainable ones in the game nearly by heart, hundreds of them, and we love them all equally as trainers. But what if there were a whole set of Pokémon you've never seen before? Pokémon that were meant to be in the games, but never got a chance to be?
Today, June 17th, This Day in Twilight Zone History and The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia celebrate the 1960 premiere of "The Mighty Casey."
Jack Warden stars in this baseball-themed episode as Mouth McGarry, manager of the woeful Hoboken Zephyrs, a major league baseball equivalent of the Bad News Bears. They're really awful, until Dr. Stillman (Abraham Sofaer) shows up with his protégé: Casey (Robert Sorrells), a fire-balling pitcher who's also a robot.
When Incredibles 2 showed up at theaters this week, it appeared without one potentially very important detail: an epilepsy warning.
Spoilers ahead for HBO’s Westworld Season 2.
The Sisyphean epic that is the making of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote continues. After 20 years of development, failed productions and a number of false starts, writer-director Terry Gilliam managed to fully film, edit and even screen his film. However, he lost a court battle this weekend over the rights of the movie.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer has garnered a great deal of attention over the years for being an enduring piece of feminist (or at least girl-power) media. Innumerable theses and think pieces have poured from academia and pop culture alike on the subjects of queerness, tough feminine power, the sacrifice of women of color in the Slayer universe, etc.
I feel like I understand most merchandising decisions. This one is a little lost on me.
According to one actor involved in the Star Wars franchise, there is a lot going on.
Welcome back to Look of the Week! Celebrating the best in TV and film sartorial excellence, past and present across sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and other genre classics!
MoviePass, the movie-ticketing startup whose whole business model is essentially subsidizing enough impossibly cheap tickets with investors’ money that it gains leverage over theaters, is fast hemorrhaging cash. But with the firm possibly running out of funds by the end of next month (or turning to a line of credit)…
A new arc often means new beginnings for a comic book, but the story’s a little different when it comes to the Power Rangers comic. With the start of Beyond The Grid in Power Rangers #31, the series will boast a new creative team helming the direction of a new team-up of Rangers.
Brad Bird's long-anticipated Incredibles 2 not only tops the box-office mountain this weekend, but it is also projected to break records with its opening.
It’s Father’s Day, a time to buy your dear old dad a wacky tie he’ll never wear and take him out for a reasonably priced breakfast or a round of golf. If your dad is more of the geek variety, though, perhaps he’d prefer to celebrate his special day with a special comic.
Well, this is a strange new chapter in one of the strangest stories in modern film. For decades, famed genre director (and former Monty Python, uh, snake) Terry Gilliam struggled to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, his own surreal take on the classic Spanish novel. He succeeded, finally, with a rendition starring…
Netflix has found its niche when it comes to their Marvel series. But not all of their series are created equal. Most people were left unimpressed with Iron Fist, partly because of the blandness of Danny Rand. Although I was initially excited about Jessica Jones’ second season, I found it hard to get to the end. But…
After abuse allegations by actress Chloe Dykstra against her former boyfriend, talk show host Chris Hardwick, AMC has responded by putting its professional relationship with Hardwick on hold.
After turning Marvel Television into a company rivaling its film studio cousin, co-head and physical production honcho Jim Chory is leaving.
Technically, it's not Father's Day yet, but we jumped into the related content a day early here on FANGRRLS with our DILFiest dads in genre list, so I figure I can keep the fatherly love trend going a bit by giving you links designed to help you appreciate the dadly influences in your life.
June 16 in Twilight Zone History: Remembering actor Jack Albertson ('The Shelter,' 'I Dream of Genie') @ Syfy Wire
Today, June 16th, This Day in Twilight Zone History celebrates the birth of actor Jack Albertson, born on this day in 1907.
Albertson appeared in two episodes: in "The Shelter," he's Jerry Harlowe, the neighbor of forward-thinking bomb shelter builder Dr. Bill Stockton (Larry Gates). Harlowe suddenly realizes that he must find shelter from a possible nuclear attack and makes the assumption that Stockton will invite him in... but ends up discovering that the good neighbor policy only goes so far.
Following Allegations of Abuse, Chris Hardwick Has Been Pulled from AMC Programming and San Diego Comic-Con @ io9
Yesterday, allegations surfaced claiming that Chris Hardwick sexual assaulted and emotionally abused his ex-girlfriend, the model, cosplayer, and actress Chloe Dykstra.
Twitter thread prompts Disney to issue warning before Incredibles 2 over flashing lights @ Syfy Wire
Now that Incredibles 2 is out in theaters this weekend, one Twitter user has warned moviegoers of the film's potentially damaging use of strobe lights. The sequel to 2004's The Incredibles, which is well on its way to a record-breaking opening weekend, has several scenes that use this effect. These sequences could prove harmful to those who suffer from epilepsy, migraines, or several other light-sensitive conditions.
This could be a big shakeup: Jim Chory, the co-lead of Marvel Television, has left the company.
Marvel securing the rights to use Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a minor triumph for the company, and before it happened, Captain America: Civil War would’ve been a little different.
Ah, Father's Day. The day we celebrate the dads in our lives and thank them for everything they've done and given us over the years. For many of us, our dads mean the absolute world to us and we cherish this time to make sure they know that.
We also cherish the ability to make it super weird and celebrate the hot genre dads we'd like to frak. You know, DILFs.
Father’s Day is nearly upon us, and for those who may be a tad late in the game, SYFY WIRE has created a list of items that you can buy for the geek dad in your life. You know what they say, right? Better late than never, and you can still give dad a nice card with a promissory note tucked in that you’ll be getting him that particular item with a nice photo attached for maximum effect.
Music is an essential part of Luke Cage, because it’s an essential part of Harlem. In this behind-the-scenes featurette, Netflix runs down the history of African-American music and how that history comes to bear on Harlem’s Paradise, the fictional music venue and community hub in Marvel’s version of Harlem.
According to Fallout, war never changes. Fortunately, that's not the case with the Fallout series itself. Bethesda Game Studios' latest installment in the long-running post-apocalyptic RPG franchise, the saga's ninth entry, is back with a whole heap of changes. Acting as a prequel to the entirety of the series, which began in 1997 on PC, this new tale turns everything we know about the popular game on its head, opting for a completely new way to play: This time around, everything is online.
When setting out to make the sequel to the full-on masterpiece that was 1993’s Jurassic Park, I imagine that returning director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter David Koepp’s first issue was figuring out how they were going to get another group of people (and a child) to another island full of dinosaurs.
Google released a report admitting that it is struggling to keep its black employees.
Over the past three years, 12 Monkeys has built a mythology that doesn’t just surpass the namesake film that inspired the series — it’s not even in the same stratosphere. And it hasn’t been for a while. As the show looks to wrap up its ambitious, twisty run, the writers have cleverly taken the action back to where it all began.
Spoilers ahead for “The End,” “Ouroboros,” and “45 RPM,” the first night of a four-week event rolling out the final season of SYFY’s 12 Monkeys.
Principle shooting has recently begun on Wonder Woman 1984, which means visuals are starting to trickle out. Here’s an exciting one for us, courtesy of Gal Gadot herself: Diana in her full costume, in all the glory and glitz of the 1980s.
The fourth and final season of 12 Monkeys is here! And so, by extension, is Talking Monkeys, the official podcast that discusses all things 12 Monkeys with guests who are actually involved in making the show. We already know that Season 4 is going to be pretty epic, so naturally, there's plenty to discuss.
E3 2018 is over, but if you love video games then there’s a lot to look forward to later this year and beyond. As you can see in this video, SYFY WIRE sent Jackie Jennings to Los Angeles to personally check out four of our most anticipated titles.
Indie Comics Spotlight: Vita Ayala on manga, representation and why Wonder Woman is Puerto Rican @ Syfy Wire
Vita Ayala is very humble. For the success that they have had in the past 14 months, they could justifiably be more cocky if they wished. Part of the first graduating class of DC’s annual Talent Development Workshop, Vita’s first published story featured Wonder Woman. Not bad if you considering the fact that their career only got started in 2016.
Frankly, Friday couldn't have come any sooner this week. It's been full of highs and lows, and today was a particularly mixed news day. All the more reason to spend your time reading some good links and enjoying your evening with the knowledge that the weekend is in your immediate future, am I right? (Also Into the Badlands comes back for its midseason finale on Sunday, and it is GREAT.)
Presto! The VR game Wands has rustled up a magic surprise for their fans today with their biggest update yet, Sanctum of Sahir. The company announced the news on their Twitter account, posting a link to the teaser trailer below, which promises a whole new arena, workshop, unlockable characters, and many more cool tricks.
“Hey, remember the ’80s?” It was a great time for geek fandom, especially at the movies. Considering all of the incredible films that were made in that decade, it would be hard to name them all—so Scott Park drew them all instead.
Since it first began, Boom Studios’ excellent Power Rangers series has been masterminded by writer Kyle Higgins—but that’s about to change. A new creative team is on the way, and the currently-ongoing Ranger mashup event that is Shattered Grid means that some unfamiliar faces are going to be the new Power Rangers for…
The Week in Geek: The Incredibles are back! Chris Evans don't crack! Steve Trevor? Also back! @ Syfy Wire
Hey! You did it! The week's over and you survived! And, if you're in the New York City area like me, you might have noticed that it's... finally nice out? I hope it's nice out wherever you are, too.
But enough talk about the "outside world." Yuck! Who needs it? Here are the top 5 biggest stories from... The Week in Geek!
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round-up of all the shiny things we’ve wanted to spend our savings on recently. This week, we’ve got some very cool Voltron, Star Wars, and Batman Beyond toys heading to San Diego Comic-Con, a lovely little Pokémon pal, and a most impressive Sith Lord. Check it out!
For all of the internet memes and jokes, you'd think The Babadook was a lighthearted comedy about old man Babadook who overcomes his grumpiness to find gay love.
The Most Wanted People in This Week's Best New Comics Are a Weather Guy and a Douchebag Billionaire @ io9
One of the most annoying things in the world is when people mistakenly assume that all local television weather people are also trained meteorologists. That is not the case.
One of the eeriest things about the newly released horror movie Hereditary is the strange clucking sound made by Charlie (Milly Shapiro), the younger and more emotionally unstable of two children in the tormented Graham family.
Because luxury accommodations on Earth may get boring after a while, one company is making it possible to book your next getaway in space.
That’s right. Axiom Space will be making possible an out-of-this-world excursion to the ISS to anyone with $55 million who doesn't mind waiting until 2020 to escape gravity for 10 days (or 15 weeks of mandatory astronaut training). The company also plans to send its own commercial space station into orbit for future travelers whose wanderlust may take them beyond the atmosphere.
I'm a firm believer that if you ever have enough money in your bank account for a plane ticket, you should seriously consider a trip to Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Forget Disneyland, forget the Grand Canyon, and forget Las Vegas — Meow Wolf is the closest thing we'll ever get to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, and every person should see it at least once in their life.
Today, June 15th, This Day in Twilight Zone History and The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia remember actor Steve Cochran, who passed away on this day in 1965 at the age of 47.
Cochran came to the Zone with the bad boy tools that had served him best in the movies, playing n'er-do-well Fred Renard, who observes sweet peddler Mr. Pedott (Ernest Truex) in "What You Need." What Fred needs is a winner at the horse races and Pedott helps him out — but, in that time-honored TZ way, he gets a lot more than he bargained for.
Ari Aster's arthouse horror film Hereditary is one of those films that is sharply dividing critics and audiences. On one hand, critics are loving it, with AV Club reviewer A.A. Dowd calling Hereditary “the most traumatically terrifying horror movie in ages” and Rotten Tomatoes giving it a 92% “fresh” rating.
A few years ago, Marvel launched Spider-Verse, an epic Spider-Man event that brought together the many weird and wonderful versions of Spider-heroes the comics (and beyond) had to offer, for a spider-fanservice quest. Now, Marvel’s bringing them back together again for a far more-ominously titled event: Spidergeddon.
Later this month, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will invite viewers back into the world of Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park just in time for the 25th anniversary of the cinematic adaptation by Steven Spielberg. Both the film and the novel played a large role in the resurgent popularity of dinosaurs, both on and off screen.
#SWRepMatters aims to shine a spotlight on the importance of representation in Star Wars @ Syfy Wire
Star Wars fans are known for their passion, and one group of fans is channeling that energy into an online campaign designed to raise awareness about the importance of representation in a galaxy far, far away.
As a part of Pride Month, Humanoids Publishing is releasing French artist/writer Carole Maurel's beautifully illustrated and expressive graphic novel about self-reflection, acceptance, sexual identity, and time travel, Luisa: Now and Then.
Hereditary is no ordinary horror movie. It has some shocking frights, but its slow-burn dread is what burrows under your skin and haunts your nightmares. It’s a unique film, but there are other terrifying movies out there that also explore similar themes (like families being menaced by weird, twisted supernatural…
Marvel and DC team-up: An oral history of JLA/Avengers, the most ambitious crossover event ever @ Syfy Wire
In 2003, D.C. and Marvel comics did the unthinkable, at least from a modern perspective: they collaborated. The two major comics houses combined powers for a huge four-issue mini-series that featured their respective headline heroes and was alternately titled JLA/Avengers or Avengers/JLA. And with due respect to Avengers: Infinity War, this was the most ambitious crossover in history.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's J.A. Bayona explains why he made references to the Jurassic Park films and discusses CGI vs. practical effects.
Batgirl had a pretty iconic modernization that gave her a Doc Marten-sporting, leather jacket-wearing style back during Batgirl of Burnside’s soft reboot of the Gotham hero. Now, with a new creative team taking over her book (writer Mairghread Scott and artists Paul Pelletier and Elena Casagrande), she’s going a little retro.
The DCEU has been through some tough times and struggled to define itself, but with new management at the top, it seems that there may be a brighter future for the franchise.
In a powerhouse new team-up with Alex Ross Art, SYFY WIRE will be ripping the wrapper off many limited-edition Alex Ross lithos, rare variant covers, con-only surprises, behind-the-scenes videos, signed posters, intriguing interviews, and contest giveaways leading up to SDCC 2018, the coolest pop culture party on the planet.
There are eight planets in our Solar System (sorry Pluto), but collectively, these planets host over 175 moons, one or two of which may even harbor life. Indeed, our galaxy, based on what we observe here, could be bursting with exomoons, a significant number of which may be capable of fostering life, according to new…
The Incredibles will always stand out for composer Michael Giacchino’s jazz-drenched theme that compliments the film’s retro aesthetic and nostalgic themes. That’s one of many aspects of the first film that’s carried over to Incredibles 2, the well-received sequel out this weekend from Pixar. The heroes are back, the retro feel is back, and that brassy sound is back.
I'm here to say something controversial, something so heretical that I may make myself heretical among many readers: Batman & Robin is an enjoyable, at times even good, movie.
Disney was at this week’s CineEurope film trade show in Barcelona, Spain, to advertise its upcoming movies to exhibitors. The internet has mostly been concerned with what the studio purportedly showed for Avengers 4... to the point that there’s some pretty wild and hilariously fake “reports” hitting the web.
American Gods star and resident FANGRRL fave Yetide Badaki is embarking on a new type of adventure, but she needs a little help to get there. The actress has written a short film, and yesterday she and her collaborators launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the project.
Marvel's Spider-Man sneak peek: Peter Parker swings back into action in exclusive look at Season 2 premiere @ Syfy Wire
After being re-introduced to Peter Parker as a student at Horizon High, the first season of Disney XD's Marvel's Spider-Man was an action-packed success.
There’s a moment in Incredibles 2 where Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone get a blast from the past. To prove he’s a fan, Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk) sings a few bars of each hero’s theme song. It’s a fun moment, but it passes, and things move on. However, if you stay for the credits of the film, you can hear…
We all have little signs and indicators from our childhoods predicting what we grew up to be. If you're a writer, it could be a "book" you stapled together and tried to sell to your parents. If you're an athlete, it could be a picture of you trying to hold a basketball that's way too big for you. If you're a programmer, it could be the toy computer you banged on until the keyboard broke. If you're Chris Pratt, it could be that time you used your bingo winnings to buy a whole bunch of comic books.
Whether you like it or not, Disney looks set on releasing a new Star Wars movie each year until the end of time. So far they haven't really disappointed with the films they've brought out since 2015. The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and Rogue One earned decent box office, and while Solo: A Star Wars Story hasn't achieved a similar level of financial success many critics and fans have enjoyed its addition to the cinematic universe.
Star Wars Weekly: John Boyega strikes back at sexist trolls; Lucas reveals his sequel ideas @ Syfy Wire
Time again for STAR WARS WEEKLY, the SYFY WIRE series that rounds up the most important news of the week from a galaxy far, far away. Think of us as your own personal Star Wars Holocron.
JOHN BOYEGA STRIKES BACK
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