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An interview with the stars of BBC’s “Intruders”

An interview with the stars of BBC’s “Intruders”

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Intruders is one of the more intriguing new series this year, not least because it stars John Simm (Doctor Who, Life on Mars). It is based on Michael Marshall Smith’s novel of the same name and tells the story of a secret society devoted to, essentially, keeping people alive by putting them into other, existing people. Below you’ll find a trailer, and a Nerd Machineinterview with Simm, Mira…

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I have a largish gallery of Failed Children’s Books on Pinterest

I have a largish gallery of Failed Children’s Books on Pinterest

EA introduces ‘Netflix for gaming’ for XBox One

EA introduces ‘Netflix for gaming’ for XBox One

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If you have a tablet, you can access your movies and TV shows through Netflix (or Hulu, Amazon, Yahoo etc) or your music through Spotify (Pandora, Rhapsody, Rdio etc.,). Cloud storage and streaming seems to be the future of everything.

Now EA games is taking the first step toward an all access gaming library. According to Sebastian Anthony at Extremetech, XBox users will be able to subscribe to…

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First trailer for the Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies

If you’re like me, you’re going to see this … one way or another. The Lord of the Rings was brilliant, all the way through.

How much sleep do you actually need (science video)

No one I know gets ‘enough sleep’ as far as I know. There are always reasons not to or things keeping us up.

Drone footage of a humpback whale and her calf

Drones get a bad rap. Yes, the kind with bombs are evil but pretty much anything “with bombs” is going to suck.

If this trailer is true, Mad Max will be better than ever

Trailers can lie, anyone with any talent as an editor should be able to cobble together a few minutes of footage from a two hour movie and make it look like it’s gonna be good.

The Walking Dead Full Comic Con panel and Season 5 trailer

The Walking Dead Full Comic Con panel and Season 5 trailer

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Entering Season 5, the Walking Dead is looking for something to be about.

In season 1 it was about the zombie apocalypse.

In season 2 everyone hung out at a farm and talked about whether or not there was a god, also a child died.

In season 3 the gang found a prison to take shelter in. Then they found another group of people who seemed nice but turned out not to be. It was also during this season…

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A ‘Evil Dead’ tv series is in the works, says Sam Raimi

A ‘Evil Dead’ tv series is in the works, says Sam Raimi

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One of the quietest stories of the 2014 Comic Con was Sam Raimi’s offhand announcement that he is planning on drafting Bruce Campbell for an Evil Dead tv series. There were absolutely no other details provided but it doesn’t really matter. If Raimi is involved and Bruce Campbell is on board it’s great news for your television.

I’ve said before that Evil Dead (or Army of Darkness more…

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Remember the 1970s Planet of the Apes cartoon? (Video)

Remember the 1970s Planet of the Apes cartoon? (Video)

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So far I’m loving the Planet of the Apes reboot. It also makes me nostalgic however. When I was very young, in the 1970s, the original movies were wildly popular – so much so that they inspired a short lived animated series and a one season live action series.

The live action series, Planet of the Apes, ran for 14 episodes in 1974. It featured Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark…

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First trailer for Season 3 of Arrow

First trailer for Season 3 of Arrow

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Ok, this show nearly lost me last season. It had become too much of a soap opera and not enough super hero but the end of the season gave me hope. The characters who tended to introduce soap opera elements into the script are rapidly disappearing – Moira Queen is dead, Thea Queen is gone (at least for now) and it appears that next season’s romantic interest will be Felicity Smoak (who has always…

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The full Game of Thrones panel from Comic Con

The full Game of Thrones panel from Comic Con

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For those who weren’t at San Diego Comic Con, or those who couldn’t get into the room with the 6,000 plus in attendance, here is the full Game of Thrones Panel via /Film.

Present for this year’s panel were George R.R. Martin, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and actors Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell),…

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Why your daughters need more Star Trek

Why your daughters need more Star Trek

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There has been a great deal of discussion, for many years, about the lack of women in science and technology and how to fix it. Although I haven’t been able to find any actual studies or surveys on the topic, I’d like to propose a hypothesis: The lack of women in science and technology begins with a lack of science fiction when they were young.

When I was a child I loved Star Wars and Star Trek…

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When will robots take over the world? They already have (video)

There is (probably) no reason to fear the robot uprising. As this video from The Atlantic…

Scully Likes Science (an X-Files Remix)

I recently re-watched part of the X-Files and am baffled that there isn’t a reboot underway. It seems like everything is getting a do-over including Star Trek, Stargate and Battlestar Galactica.