Get ready for a long ride.The first trailer is here for TBS’ long-awaited Snowpiercer television series, a post-apocalyptic saga about a giant train with the last remnants of humanity that’s forced to constantly encircle the globe.Jennifer Connelly (Alita: Battle Angel) finds herself wrapped up in a conspiracy that threatens the train’s social structure, and quite possibly humanity itself.The trailer is sterile, menacing, and cold, recapping the premise that will be familiar to anyone who has any experience with the material it’s derived from.A massive train, housing a cloistered band of human survivors, stratified into the haves and have-nots.Snowpiercer is a soft reboot of the 2013 film by Bong Joon-ho, which itself was adapted from the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige.
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Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a challenge.So, how can the audience find hope in a series where we already know our heroes’ fate?According to star Taron Egerton (Rian) and Jim Henson Company CEO Lisa Henson, in a way... you can’t.Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal has endured as one of the finest works in modern fantasy because of how well it bridged the gap between childhood wonder and adulthood trauma.The film comes on the heels of a genocide, where the evil Skeksis slaughtered almost all the gelfling in Thra, save for our two heroes.The prequel, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, centres around the seven gelfling clans coming together to oppose the rise of the Skeksis.
Ruby Rose might have not been able to attend the panel for her new show, Batwoman, at Comic-Con but creator Caroline Dries was on hand and still had plenty of announcements for the crowd.First up, Burt Ward, Robin from the ‘60s Batman TV series, will be appearingin CW’s mega-hero crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths.He’s not the first stunt casted superhero in the franchise.Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow have all brought in actors famous for playing superheroes.However, Ward appears to be the first major Bat-cameo, and the earliest live-action incarnation to join the fun.It is not yet known who he’ll play or which episodes he will appear in.
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Gather ’round, Belters, Earthers, and Martians—we haven’t gotten many morsels from The Expanse’s much-anticipated fourth season, which will be the beloved space opera’s first at Amazon, unless that minute-long tease back in October counts.But the drought is over, and we now have an awesome new teaser trailer to show us what lies ahead for the Roci and her crew.We also know when season four is hitting Amazon Prime Video: December 13!Here’s the teaser, which features a glimpse of the villainous new character played by Burn Gorman:Annnnnd, to quote Alex, holy shit, there’s more: a very lovely clip showing the Roci landing on Ilus, the new planet we’ll be seeing a lot of once the show returns.We’ll have more on The Expanse, including a full panel report, very soon.
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It feels like we’ve been waiting forever to see what’s next for Westworld and though a brief, tantalizing tease was given a few months back, there’s now much, much more.Presenting the trailer below creator Jonathan Nolan noted the theme of the season was “The New World.”As part of the star-studded Westworld panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, a new trailer was dropped and, its seems to have traded the western for the war drama.While Maeve (Thandie Newton) fights her way through what appears to be a Nazi-infested simulation of Europe, Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) is murdering her way through the real world, and Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) is busy dealing with both the hosts we’ve already seen and the big clunky robots that populate the world beyond Westworld.
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The first teaser for Patrick Stewart’s return as an older, traumatised Jean-Luc Picard gave us a hell of a reveal: Starfleet’s finest is no longer actually at Starfleet.But at San Diego Comic-Con, we’ve been given a glimpse at just what the former Captain of the Enterprise is up to.And, turns out, he’s in for one hell of a ride.Set in the wake of the destruction of Romulus during the events of the first Star Trek Kelvin timeline movie (it’s a long, suitably time-bending story), Star Trek: Picard follows the titular former captain of the Enterprise after he has formally retired from Starfleet.But Picard finds himself thrust back into action, building a team for a new mission concerning the lingering spectre of an all-too-familiar threat...He’s not alone though, to the surprise of us all: Star Trek: Picard sees Jean-Luc recruit returning faces from Voyager and The Next Generation: Seven of Nine, Data, and Hugh the Borg from the TNG season five episode “I, Borg,” with Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, and Jonathan Del Arco all reprising their roles.
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One of the best surprises to come out of this new era of “All Trek, All the Time” has been Short Treks, the anthology series that gives us bite-sized, varied bits of storytelling from across the Star Trek universe.At Comic-Con, we got to see what to expect from a very animated second batch of adventures for the series.There will be six new Short Treks, each telling a smaller story within the larger Trek universe, at least one of which will feature Tribbles, the most adorable menace Starfleet has ever faced.Another will feature Spock and Discovery’s Number One stuck in an elevator, while yet another will act as a sort of teaser for the upcoming Star Trek: Picard, offering a sense of the hero’s history leading from Nemesis to the new series, fifteen years after his latest canon appearance.Two of the shorts will be animated, and three will feature the Discovery-era Enterprise crew, and then there’s the Picard short rounding out the bunch.In the trailer shown at the Comic-Con Star Trek panel, we got glimpses of a lot of these shorts, with humorous Spock and Number One interludes, Captain Pike apparently in prison, and H Jon Benjamin playing a hysterical, tribble-studying scientist.
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The Doomsday Clock is on its way to midnight, and the Watchmen are out in force.Even though HBO didn’t plan a Watchmen panel at the big show, the second day of San Diego Comic-Con 2019 has graced us with a full trailer for its Watchmen adaptation, the network’s first stab at superheroes.Courtesy of Damon Lindelof, it’s a slick, modern adaptation, taking a stab at reinterpreting the material and leaping forward in the future a solid ten years after Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ original book.A fascinating mixture of new and old, this adaptation of Watchmen features motifs and quotes familiar to fans of the original, alongside new images and whole new sources of dread.All on Earth is chaos, with superheroic upheaval, investigations from cops masked and otherwise, and supers everywhere.“Doctor Manhattan lives on fucking Mars,” which is a compelling hint at how this might fit into the timeline of the original.
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With Game of Thrones gone, seems as good a time as any for a new fantasy epic to come into the picture.The panel had fun and got deep, diving into everything from daemon puppets, to how the show will handle religion, a controversial topic the previous film chose to ignore.His Dark Materials took over Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday with stars Dafne Keen (Logan), James McAvoy (Dark Phoenix), Ruth Wilson (Luther) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns) in attendance, along with executive producer Jane Tranter and writer Jack Thorne.Keen plays Lyra Belacqua, a young orphan who one day overhears her Uncle Asriel (McAvoy) talking about Dust, a mysterious particle that’s connected to everything and everyone in the universe.All the characters know at this point of the story is that it has something to do with their daemons – which in the world of His Dark Materials are external manifestations of people’s souls that take the form of animals.Which is a pretty fun way to enter the world.”
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The last season of Preacher is on the way, and things are getting downright apocalyptic.Preacher, AMC’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s legendary comic series, is heading toward the endgame as its fourth and final season approaches.Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), the Preacher himself, and his cohort of weirdos and warriors are facing down the barrel of God’s wrath, looking to reach the Almighty Himself to understand and maybe avert the impending apocalypse, as nuclear hellfire and bloodshed rains down all around them.Today, IGN has released a trailer for that final season of the journey, first debuting at Comic-Con 2019, and it looks suitably intense, but still suffuse with the manic energy that’s been with the show since the beginning.Will our beloved anti-heroes be able to respond adequately to the crisis bearing down around them?Or is everything going to just blow the hell up?
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Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne headlined the San Diego Comic-Con panel for the intriguing Carnival Row today and brought along the first look at the Amazon Studios series, in the form of not one, but two featurettes.Game of Thrones’ Indira Varma, David Gyasi, Karla Crome, Tamzin Merchant and Scott Reid also star in this project which has been in the works for quite a few years now.Set in a vague 'Victorian' era, the series focusses on fantastical creatures who also happen to be immigrants, attempting to live side-by-side with humans who previously invaded their homelands.Both featurettes – one from the perspective of Delevigne’s fae runaway, Vignette, the other from Bloom’s orphan human, Rycroft “Philo” Philostrate – have an air of romance and sexuality, mired with tragedy and mystical energy.It’s the story of industrial modernity preying on the magical ways of old, as the Fae are made second-class citizens by the people of the city.Cara Delevingne plays Vignette Stonemoss, a Fae who has come into this new society looking for her human lover, Rycroft Philostrate, played by Orlando Bloom, and, it seems, for revolution.
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For the past few seasons, Archer has gone buck wild—well, buck wilder—with a series of increasingly outlandish fantastical takes on its motley crew of spies, from film noir detectives to outer space.But at Comic-Con last night, the team behind the show announced that the series would get an eleventh season...with a pretty huge change.The reason why Archer has taken a three-season sojourn into the realm of the absurd, of course, has been because Archer himself has been imagining each season’s escapades in his subconscious, having been in a coma since the climax of season seven.But as Indiewire reports, at Comic-Con the Archer crew showed off the final five minutes of season 10's finale after the surprise announcement of a season 11 renewal to set fans up for what’s to come...The clip which saw Archer finally battle his nemesis for this season, Barry, in space.Except, mid-battle, Archer’s ship suddenly, violently explodes...and Archer—the real, actual Archer—finally wakes from his coma.
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Later this year, Lyft will offer users access to real-time data on New York City’s public transportation options.The company recently revealed its plan, stating that an update arriving over the next few months will present users with information on Citi Bike docks in the city, as well as bus stations and subways.The expansion will arrive despite the city’s new ride-hailing rules.A number of transportation-focused apps have expanded beyond their original purposes (navigation, ride-hailing, etc.)to offer information on different ways to get around a city, including buses and trains, as well as the newer trends of electric scooters and bicycles.Google Maps has received multiple notable features related to this over past months and ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft have also expanded to include info on public transportation options.
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Yennefer, one of the two women leads in Netflix’s new show, The Witcher, has a secret.Even if you played the games, which are based on the original novels, you might not have noticed her significant secret.It’s a crucial part of her character introduced in the books and the trailer strongly alluded to the fact that the secret would be a major part of her storyline in season one of the show as well.If you were curious why Yennefer is being played by the 23-year-old Anya Chalotra and her love interest Geralt is being played by the 36-year-old Henry Cavill there’s a good reason.Yennefer is much older than she looks.During a press roundtable for The Witcher at San Diego Comic-Con, Chalotra confirmed to io9 that the Yennefer in the show will match the one in the books and video games—meaning that she’s a much-older sorceress who uses magic to keep herself looking young.
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Prior to the first Moon landing, scientists had good reason to believe the lunar surface was covered in a fine layer of dust.While this might not sound like a big deal, it presented a host of concerns to the Apollo mission planners.Many scientists objected, but NASA took this possibility very seriously, particularly during the planning stages of the Apollo program.First and foremost, and as proposed by Gold, the lunar dust might swallow astronauts like quicksand.Indeed, without any prior experience of standing on a celestial body aside from Earth, a concern emerged that the soft regolith on the Moon wasn’t compact enough to support the weight of the Lunar Module or astronauts out for a stroll.Needless to say, no one got sucked up into the lunar regolith, and this fear was finally relegated to scientific dustbin of history.
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We’ve learned precious little about season four of Rick and Morty, other than its November premiere date, those two very recent image glimpses, and that its planning involved a hell of a lot of Post-It notes.But at yesterday’s San Diego Comic-Con panel, we finally got a peek at what’s to come from co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.Joining the executive producers and co-creators (Roiland also voices both of the title characters) were Spencer Grammer (who plays Summer, Morty’s older sister), Sarah Chalke (who plays Rick’s daughter, Beth, the mother of Summer and Morty), and Chris Parnell (who plays Beth’s on-again, off-again husband, Jerry, as well as dad to Summer and Morty).We didn’t get a trailer, but we did get some first-look clips, as well as repeated reassurances that the long gaps between seasons that Rick and Morty fans have become grimly accustomed to are finally a thing of the past.In fact, Roiland said that the team has already begun work on season five, even with a few months left to go before season four is ready for the airwaves.“There was a lot of stuff that happened between seasons three and four that won’t have to happen again,” he explained, referring to the drawn-out contract negotiations that were finally settled last spring.
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We still can’t believe this is real.But, at Comic-Con 2019, when Cavill came out to Hall H and actually presented information about the show, it finally sunk in.However, while the books introduce most of the characters through the viewpoint of the main character, Geralt, the show will not do that.It will attempt to show them before they enter his world – confirming facts about them that are only hinted at in the novels.Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich also said that, when Netflix approached her for the show, she turned it down.But, when she started to read more into it she realised that there’s more to it than the monsters and swords and sex (“Yes, there is sex,” she said).
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Much of the planet is on a heat bender, including the northernmost inhabited place on Earth.Alert, Canada (yes, that is it's name) cracked 21 degrees Celsius for the first time ever recorded this week.“It’s really quite spectacular,” David Phillips, Environment Canada’s chief climatologist, said in a typical scientist understatement according to the Canada’s Global News.While “spectacular” is one word to describe the heat, disturbing is the one I would choose.Alert is a small military base on an island in northern Canada.The average high temperature for July is around 6 degrees Celsius while lows usually bottom out around -25, according to Environment Canada data.
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Epic is planning a big event later today that’ll involve the giant colorful robot located in Pressure Plant and, possibly, the sea monster that was unleashed from Polar Peak.The event will be taking place this afternoon (more on that below), but a big change has already happened: Epic just disabled the portals in Creative Mode and Playground, making it impossible to play either mode.If you get on Fortnite this morning, you’ll be greeted with a new banner advising you that Playground and Creative are not available in the game at this time.That’s not due to a technical issue, Epic confirmed on Twitter, but rather a deliberate disabling of the portals in the Playground/Creative hub that prevents players from accessing either game mode.Epic’s tweet states, “The countdown is nearly over, and preparations are underway!Portals to the Battle Royale Island have been disabled in Creative, and Playground has been disabled.”
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