Nicole Ari Parker joins Time After Time as role is re-imagined @ Sci-Fi Storm

It appears that execs weren’t happy with some of the test results from the Time After Time pilot, so some changes are being made – although nothing similar to the level of the changes being made to MacGyver.

The role of Vanessa Anders, a philanthropist and collector who is the modern day owner of the time machine and H.G. Wells great granddaughter as seen in the trailer below, was played by Regina Taylor (The Unit) in the pilot. But audiences weren’t as happy with the character as the rest of the pilot, resulting in the decision to rework the character and replacing Taylor with Nicole Ari Parker (Boogie Nights, Revolution).

Explore the Science of The Avengers with This Sneak Peek Into a New Vegas Exhibit @ io9

If you’re the kind of Marvel fan who loves to ponder the inner workings of the Iron Man suit, the physics of Captain America’s shield, or how Bruce Banner’s brain might change after Hulk-ing out, you’ll love the new interactive Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit. It just opened this week at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

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Is Shout Factory's Blu-ray for The Return of the Living Dead the definitive version? @ Blastr

It's not a bad question, Burt...

Star Wars Episode VIII Is a Real Movie Now Because It Has Its Own Swag @ io9

Rian Johnson is nearing the end of filming on Star Wars Episode VIII and, for the director, that’s now actually sunk in as being real. That’s because his movie has finally reached that all too important Star Wars milestone: merchandise.

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Deadpool Asks the Important Questions @ io9

You’re a superhero on a team with Cable, the bad-ass mutant warrior who comes from the future. You need to hold onto hope, to hear that there’s a reason to keep fighting the good fight. But you’re also on a team with Wade Wilson.

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You Need Nerves of Steel and a Bit of Science to Eat Fire @ io9

The dragons on Game of Thrones may breathe fire, but it’s not the kind of thing mere mortals should attempt—unless said mortal is Thom Britton, self-described fire-eating science clown with Freak Show and Tell (“Science+History+Insanity”). He explains the science behind eating fire in this new video of his performance at the International Science and Engineering Festival.

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Independence Day Resurgence's Unlikely Japanese Partner: Gundam Unicorn @ io9

Turns out the Independence Day sequel forgot to bring the heart alongside its lovely explosions. If only it had decided to bring some giant goddamn robots to replace it with instead.

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The 12 best epic fantasy games you can play right now @ Blastr

As we hit the home stretch of video game month, we wanted to take a look at some of the best fantasy games on the market. If you’re looking to scratch your fantasy itch, this dozen is a great place to start.

Hubble Will Continue to Fly Until 2021 @ io9

Fact: The Hubble Telescope is a better photographer than you or I will ever be. Now, it’s going to keep right on showing us all up...at least for the next five years.

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Ewan McGregor Is So Over Being Asked About Another Star Wars Movie @ io9

And you cannot blame the guy. He has been asked about it a billion times, he said he had no problem returning, and now people think he’s pushing for a movie. So count him out.

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Wow, This Credit Card Skimmer Is Sneaky @ io9

ATM skimmers are so successful is because they’re nearly impossible to catch. They’re cheap and easy to make and just slide onto anything you might use to swipe a card, stealing your information in the process. They’re also part of the reason you have to use that annoying chip card that takes forever to process.

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Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi movie Moonfall hurtles towards earth at Universal Pictures @ Blastr

With Independence Day: Resurgence being released in movie theaters today comes word that the director has another space epic on the way.

Who Won the Week Episode 31: Independence Day: Resurgence, Justice League, Star Trek fan film @ Blastr

This week, we tackle the return of a sci-fi franchise we didn't know we needed, plus the surprise Justice League set visits and Paramount's take on Trek fan film.

Make Your Predictions for the Game of Thrones Finale Here @ io9

The final episode of Game of Thrones’ sixth season airs this Sunday night, and while HBO may not trust us with a 10-word, vague-to-the-point-of-meaningless synopsis of the show, that doesn’t mean we can’t make a few educated guesses of our own.

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Deadspin Kings Draftee’s Father Is A Fiery, Irrepressible Twitter Troll | The Slot Man Who Voted For @ io9

Baby Turtles Getting Hypnotized For Science Is So Cute It Hurts @ io9

Baby sea turtles don’t really need our help being adorable, but remarkably, scientists have figured out a way to make the tiny shelled reptiles even more mind-numbingly cute: by hypnotizing them.

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The Director of The Shallows Talks Shark Sex and Moving On From Akira @ io9

Since The Shallows is a shark movie, director Jaume Collet-Serra researched the crap out of sharks in preparation—the result of which is a film that explores aspects of the creatures we’ve rarely seen before. The weird thing is that the director himself doesn’t see The Shallows as a shark movie.

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Ron Moore explains why it was 'tricky' to cast Roger and Brianna on Outlander @ Blastr

Following our first look at Richard Rankin and Sophie Skelton as Roger and Brianna in the Season 2 finale of Outlander, two more pics have been released.

And Now the Important News: How the Brexit Will Impact Game of Thrones @ io9

Winter is coming, but the Brexit is already here—the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. Economists are worried. Scientists are worried. Adam from Manchester is worried, and also a complete buffoon. But so are Game of Thrones fans, as the show films across the EU. Good news, though: the show will be fine.

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Hungry Scientists Will Soon Eat a Vegetable Grown in Martian Soil @ io9

Hungry Scientists Will Soon Eat a Vegetable Grown in Martian Soil Artist’s concept of Martian settlement (Image: NASA)

For two years, researchers have been farming a series of crops in Martian and lunar soils. Now, a vegetable from the garden is finally about to get its first taste test. It will be a radish.

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Roland Emmerich's Next Space Action Movie Is Already on the Way @ io9

Roland Emmerich’s latest film hasn’t even been in theaters a day and he’s already got a follow-up. It’s not a third Independence Day film, though; it’s called Moonfall.

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Stay peculiar for this Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children featurette @ Blastr

In order to promote Tim Burton’s upcoming movie Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, 20th Century Fox has released a new promo video titled “A Peculiar Tale.”

George Lucas Is Taking His Museum Away from Chicago @ io9

After a prolonged battle with San Francisco’s NIMBY empire, George Lucas announced two years ago that he would take his giant filmmaking museum project to the friendlier shores of Chicago. Now, after yet another vicious battle with Chicago’s NIMBYs, he’s abandoning his plans there, too. You’d think he was trying to build the Death Star or something.

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Save $15 On Practically Any $75 Order on eBay, Including Gift Cards @ io9

From now until 5PM PT (8PM ET), eBay is taking $15 off any $75 order (with a few exclusions) when you check out with Paypal and use code CSUMMERFUN2016 at checkout. That includes gift cards (other than eBay gift cards), so there’s really no reason not to take advantage.

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Beat the Heat With the Gif Party @ io9

If it’s summer where you are, then it is statistically likely that it’s been pretty hot. Why not come by and cool down with the gif party?

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Just Make the Spider-Gwen Disney Infinity Figure Anyway, Disney @ io9

The surprise cancellation of the successful Disney Infinity video game franchise rocked gamers and collectors when news broke earlier this year. We’re starting to see concept designs for what some of the never-produced figures would have looked like and the sight of them just intensifies the yearning for what could have been .

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Japan's New Godzilla Makes for a Beautifully Monstrous Action Figure @ io9

We’ve seen the gnarly-looking star of Shin Godzilla stomping about in the trailer and stills already, but this new Figuarts action figure of the monstrous design really gives us our best look yet at the new King of Kaiju. It also helps that it’s a fantastic-looking toy, too.

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What If Pixar Movies Ended at the Sad Parts? @ io9

What If Pixar Movies Ended at the Sad Parts?

Pixar movies are funny and fantastic and all ploy at your emotions with wonderful characters and an always relatable story. But almost everything works out in the end of all their movies. What if they didn’t?

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This Is the Least Scary Lights Out Trailer Yet and It's Still Great @ io9

This summer has been pretty weak so far in terms of big-budget blockbusters but, maybe the horror genre will save it. The Conjuring 2 was great and soon, Lights Out will be here. A new trailer is out and, no, it’s not as good as the last few, but it’s still ultra effective.

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12 Monkeys showrunner on the final episodes of Season 2: 'It's going to be traumatic' @ Blastr

The current season of 12 Monkeys has been digging deeper and deeper into its own mythology, setting up an epic finale that actually plays out across the final three episodes of Season 2. So, what should fans expect? 

Former NASA engineer builds the world's largest NERF gun, and it is glorious @ Blastr

Battling it out with NERF guns is a rite of passage for most kids, but one former NASA engineer decided to take things to the next level. Then keep going a few more levels beyond that.

Marvel Brought Back One of Its Most Embarrassing Kids Characters in a Really Funny Way @ io9

You know those terrible links you see floating around the web that scream, “28 Awkward Child Star That Are Now Crazy Hot?” This is one of those. Sort of.

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40 People Got Burned 'Firewalking' in Texas For the Dumbest Reason @ io9

Around 40 people attending a seminar with motivational Tony Robbins in downtown Dallas yesterday were injured when a group exercise involving walking across hot coals went wrong. And it’s not the first time this has happened: back in 2012, for instance, 21 people in San Jose were burned after attempting the stunt at another Robbins seminar.

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Pop Culture's Greatest Vehicles Get Ready for a Mad Max-Style Dystopia @ io9

The iconic vehicles of film and TV—your Ecto-1s, your Deloreans, your Batmobiles and what have you—are already pretty cool. Kit them out for the Mad Max post-apocalypse though? Infinitely cooler.

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Kevin Conroy on how animated Batman: The Killing Joke will expand the story @ Blastr

Since it's often considered as one the best Batman stories of all time, it’s with a certain amount of trepidation and excitement that fans are waiting for Warner Bros.’ R-rated animated adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke to be released.

These are the 5 key problems Google is looking to solve with artificial intelligence @ Blastr

Google has its fingers in just about everything these days, and the tech giant is making a hard push into artificial intelligence. So, what do the brains working on AI view as the biggest problems moving forward?

DC's Legends of Tomorrow casts a new Vixen for Season 2 - with a time travel twist @ Blastr

There's a new Vixen in town, and she'll join the crew of the Waverider full-time on Legends of Tomorrow.

How Person of Interest Became Essential Science Fiction Television @ io9

This past Tuesday night saw the season finale of Person of Interest, a show that premiered in 2011 as basically just a high-concept vigilante show. By the time it ended, it had transformed the one of the best science fiction series ever broadcast. And it did it without ever losing its primetime, network-friendly premise.

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British Scientists Are Flipping Out About Brexit @ io9

Britain is saying goodbye to the European Union, a monumental decision that’s triggering some serious alarm bells among the country’s researchers. Here’s why they have a right to be worried.

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Hot Toys' Force Awakens Han Solo Is the Grumpiest Harrison Ford Figure Ever Made @ io9

Look at that face. That is the face of an action figure that has had enough of this shit.

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Independence Day: Resurgence Has the Spectacle of the Original, But It Forgot the Heart @ io9

Independence Day Resurgence feels like someone took the original film and fast forwarded to only the action scenes. Maybe that sounds good to you, and certainly the sequel’s epic scope exceeds its predecessor. But without characters that mean anything to us, there’s no drama or tension to the second round of this intergalactic war.

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Today's Best Deals: Anker PowerCore 1300, $10 Kitchen Scale, Apple Laptop, and More @ io9

The Heath Ledger Joker-in-a-Box Is the Stuff of Nightmares @ io9

San Diego Comic-Con is getting nearer, and day by day we’re getting to see more of the exclusive goodies that will be available at the convention. Sometimes, they delight us . In this case, they scare the living bejeezus out of us.

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More Details About Darth Vader's Presence in Rogue One @ io9

Legends of Tomorrow casts its new Vixen. Norman Reedus continues to hype up The Walking Dead’s gruesome return. Kevin Conroy teases the Batman’s laugh in The Killing Joke. Plus, even more casting for Spider-Man: Homecoming, behind the scenes on Doctor Who season 10, and Stephen Amell on Arrow’s future. Spoilers!

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Heat Waves in New York Could Cause Thousands of Deaths @ io9

Attention, New Yorkers: If climate change continues unabated, over 3,000 people in the city will die every year from heat by 2080. Do something, and maybe only about 1,500 will die.

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Screengrabber Paul Emmel’s Head Cracked Open By Bat | Jezebel Lindsay Lohan’s Tweets About Brexit Ar @ io9

Baron Daigon to the rescue in new 5-page preview for IDW's Micronauts #3 @ Blastr

Oz and his comrades take on a familiar foe as the imposing Baron Daigon joins the battle.

You Might Be Able to Watch Netflix Offline Soon @ io9

It’s (almost, maybe) here. Finally, Netflix could have offline video—the service we’ve all been waiting for—by the end of the year.

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Hopes Are Fading Fast for Possible New Particle at the LHC @ io9

Rumors are swirling again among physicists, but this time they’re not about gravitational waves. Instead, hopes are fading that two separate, but complementary, experiments at the Large Hadron Collider may have discovered a possible new particle.

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Why Independence Day Is So Much Better Than Other Disaster Movies @ io9

Why Independence Day Is So Much Better Than Other Disaster Movies

Disaster movies are one and the same—we’re all just watching them to see the world come under attack and famous landmarks get destroyed. “Oh my god, did they just do that to the Golden Gate Bridge?” “Not the Sydney Opera House!” But there’s one disaster movie that’s better than them all: Independence Day.

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VIDEO: Press start for the top 18 fictional video games from TV and movies @ Blastr

From Arcade to Existenz, Hollywood has been cranking out fake games for decades. Here's a run-down of our favorites.

Bruce Campbell on Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 2: 'It's about Ash going home' @ Blastr

The Evil Dead revival series Ash vs. Evil Dead proved to be one of the big surprises of last season, and it sounds like we’ll be learning a whole lot more about the man behind the boomstick when the show returns.

These One-Liners From the 1960s Are a Corny Time Capsule @ io9

Do you like jokes? I like jokes. Jokes are silly. But jokes aren’t just all yuck-em-ups and goof-a-lots. They can be great tools for history-lookers. History studiers? Historians.

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Watch George R.R. Martin ask Stephen King: 'How the f**k do you write so fast?' @ Blastr

What happens when George R.R. Martin and Stephen King get on a stage together? This, and it is glorious.

Add Mr. Robot to the Growing List of TV Shows With Aftershows @ io9

Damn you, Chris Hardwick, look what you did! After seeing the success of aftershows for AMC hits like The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, other networks have been getting in on the action. HBO has one for Game of Thrones, and USA just announced one for season two of Mr. Robot.

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Sony plans for shared Spider-Man universe with Marvel in creative control @ Blastr

Before Sony entered into an inter-studio partnership with Marvel in the wake of The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s failure at the box office, the studio was actively planning at least two movie spinoffs: Sinister Six and Venom.

Disney Doesn't Know if Rogue One Should Have an Opening Crawl or Not @ io9

Rogue One is the first Star Wars movie not in the “Saga,” meaning it doesn’t specifically tell a Skywalker-centric adventure. It’s a “story,” making it a Star Wars movie that can be anything. In the case of Rogue One, it’s a heist/war movie about the plans for the first Death Star. So now the question is, what should a Star Wars story look like?

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Meet Newt Scamander in new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them video featurette @ Blastr

Warner Bros. has released a new two-minute featurette in which Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling talks about her newest hero: Newt Scamander.

Bryan Fuller Promises to Continue Star Trek's Progressivism @ io9

If there’s one person who knows exactly what to say about a new Star Trek series, it’s Bryan Fuller. Everything he says about how he’s running CBS digital Star Trek show sounds right and good and not at all like he’s going cannibalize a beloved franchise for parts.

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Something is wrong in this first creepy trailer for Ouija: Origin of Evil @ Blastr

Here's the first terrifying trailer for Universal Pictures' upcoming Ouija sequel.

What If Only Black People Could Get Superpowers? @ io9

A young black person gets shot by police. This time, he gets up, discovering that he’s more powerful than he ever could have imagined.

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Power Report: The 30 best comic book writers for June 2016 @ Blastr

A listing of the best comic book writers in June of 2016. 

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