Zoo has just three episodes to go after this week’s “Emotional Contagion,” and the title is apt; this might be the show’s most emo week yet, and it’s overloaded with heavy plotting. It’s also way too low on insane animal action. However, some excellent Mitch Morgan zingers almost save the day. »
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Twist? Tornado? Spinning? Never mind. Peaky Blinders and Salem star Iddo Goldberg has been cast as the superheroic android in the utterly fabulous-looking new Supergirl TV series, but not quite as DC fans will recognize him. »
Steven Spielberg’s company DreamWorks is going back to Universal after a deal with Disney runs out next year and you probably don’t care. What you may care about though is the article about this deal mentions potential reboots of Back to the Future and Jaws. »
Most dolphins are saltwater animals, but there are a few dolphins around the world that decided to leave the saltwater behind and swim upriver. This is an artist’s rendition of one of those prehistoric dolphins that swam through the rivers of Panama millions of years ago. »
The latest trio of astronauts are safely space-bound after an early morning launch out of Kazakhstan. Soyuz will take the scenic route to meet the International Space Station, which is in a higher-than-usual orbit after avoiding space junk. After docking, the station’s crew will temporarily grow to nine astronauts. »
We’ve written about Chief O’Brien at Work, the webcomic about the true misery suffered by Miles O’Brien during his days on the Enterprise, before. But now you can support it on Kickstarter and allow him to move from digital to physical form, even if he still never gets to leave the transporter room. »
River Song will return to sass the Doctor in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, according to the BBC. It’s like a Christmas present, except you can’t leave it under the tree and you can’t regift it later. »
In China, west and slightly south of Beijing, lies the Ordos Basin. It resembles a teenager’s messy room—one corner is flat and clear, and the other is a giant pile of debris. And when we say, “giant,” we mean “the size of a state”—nd it’s on the move. »
Tatiana Maslany could still appear in a Star Wars film—and there’s one detail that could be huge. Game of Thrones is filming a huge scene from the books, minus one important character. There’s a shocking Walking Dead rumor. Star Trek Beyond reveals another new alien. Michael J. Fox is a robot dog. Spoilers ahead!
Steven Spielberg is literally working on three movies at once. He’s got Bridge of Spies out next month, The BFG next Summer and then Ready Player One in December 2017. That’s the furthest off—but the casting process is already underway, and there’s even a shortlist for one of the lead roles.
Chris Kirk is an American imprisoned for drug smuggling in Brazil. How he got there isn’t explained in the enigmatic trailer for Maíra Bühler and Matias Mariani’s documentary I Touched All Your Stuff, but reviews mention a “Hitchcockian chance-encounter with a femme fatale” and “Pablo Escobar’s hippos.” »
Inventors have been coming up with devices to improve sex for decades. But before Google digitized all the records of the US Patent and Trademark Office to launch their Patent Search feature, if enterprising creators wanted to check whether their ideas were truly original, they had to search the sex patents by hand. »
Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that in answer to a request made 40 years ago by Alaska’s then-governor Jay Hammond, the name of the highest mountain in North America has now officially been changed back to the Native Alaskan term, Denali, meaning “high one” or “great one.” The change… »
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