The Man With The Iron Fists 2 Is Totally Unnecessary And Pretty Rad

At some point, deep into middle age, RZA decided that he wanted to be a B-level action-movie star. This is an absurd thing. RZA is one of the greatest rap producers of all time. He’s the mastermind behind the Wu-Tang Clan, the favorite rap group of just about everyone who doesn’t listen to that much rap music. He’s… » 5/04/15 2:23pm 10 minutes ago

How We'll Build The First 'Spacecoach' To The Stars

If we’re going to venture out into the Solar System and beyond, we’re going to need versatile and reliable spaceships. One possible solution comes in the form of “spacecoaches” — reusable vessels that are self-sufficient and capable of carrying explorers to virtually any destination. Here’s how they’ll work. » 5/04/15 10:40am 54 minutes ago

Five Things About Penny Dreadful Are Better Than Ever (And One’s Not)

Last night, High Gothic returned to TV, as Penny Dreadful picked up its second season almost exactly where it left off and threw an even campier enemy at Vanessa Ives and company. Here’s the five best parts, and one problem.
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Today's Best Deals: Roku Stick, Bluetooth Speakers, Fitbit, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 5/04/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Why Scientific American's Predictions from 10 Years Ago Were So Wrong

Recently, we did an experiment: We took an outdated issue of a respected popular science magazine, Scientific American, and researched exactly what happened to the highly-touted breakthroughs of the era that would supposedly change everything. What we discovered is just how terrible we are at predicting the long arc… » 5/04/15 12:42pm Today 12:42pm

New Star Wars Photos Reveal The Villain, A Space Pirate And Lots More

Good news, everyone! JJ Abrams killed Jar Jar Binks (probably). Also, Vanity Fair has Star Wars: The Force Awakens set pics with lots of new information, including what’s behind the main villain’s mask, a brand new space pirate, and much, much more. » 5/04/15 9:15am Today 9:15am

Last Night’s Game Of Thrones Was Actually Pretty Hard To Watch

Two different groups of scary fanatics went on a rampage in the latest Game of Thrones episode, and it was pretty upsetting to watch, even by Thrones standards. The Sons of the Harpy and the Sparrows both want to restore old traditions, and they both build on the weaknesses of two very different queens.Spoilers… » 5/04/15 8:00am Today 8:00am

Today's Best Media Deals: Star Wars Everything, Breaking Bad, & More 

In celebration of May The Fourth, Amazon is taking up to 80% off 25 Star Wars books and comics for Kindle. Naturally, the most popular titles are Darth Vader’s Little Princess and Darth Vader and Son, but be sure to check out the full collection. [Today Only - Get up to 80% Off Star Wars Kindle Books at Amazon] » 5/04/15 10:45am Today 10:45am

Inside Secret Wars: A Look at the "Battleworld" Books

So I’ve already explained what Secret Wars is about and gotten several comments to the effect of: this sounds confusing. And yes, it does. But while I will be reading the main mini-series, what is really interesting about Secret Wars to me is all of the side series, the “Battleworld” and “Warzones!” and “Last Days.”… » 5/04/15 10:30am Today 10:30am

Last Night’s Game Of Thrones Was Actually Pretty Hard To Watch

Two different groups of scary fanatics went on a rampage in the latest Game of Thrones episode, and it was pretty upsetting to watch, even by Thrones standards. The Sons of the Harpy and the Sparrows both want to restore old traditions, and they both build on the weaknesses of two very different queens.Spoilers… » 5/04/15 8:00am Today 8:00am