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The New Star Trek Series Can Feature All The Sex, Blood, And Profanity It Wants

Here’s something you may not have realised about Bryan Fuller’s upcoming Star Trek TV series being on CBS’ All Access thingie instead of CBS proper: it’s not beholden to Network Standards and Practices, meaning it can be more graphic than any Trek series before. But that doesn’t mean it will.


You Need Nerves Of Steel (And Science) To Eat Fire 

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.


Handsome Man With Muscles In Talks To Star In The He-Man Movie

While Sony’s Masters of the Universe movie seems no closer to actually getting made now than it has for the last dozen or so years, at least we know one actor has had an actual conversation about the film with its current director McG: Kellan Lutz.


Dear Game Of Thrones, I'm Pretty Sure Valyrian Steel Isn't Supposed To Do That

While last week’s episode of Game of Thrones was lauded for its incredible, epic battle scene, a few raven-eyed spectators of “Battle of the Bastards” noticed something was a little… off as Jon Snow rode into battle against Ramsay Bolton.


Grunt Shows How Science Can Make A Solider's Life A Little Less Hellish 

A new book by bestselling author Mary Roach is always cause for celebration. In Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, she brings her keen eye for detail and sharp wit to bear on the dead-serious science of keeping soldiers intact and sane in the extreme conditions of war.


20 Screenwriting Tricks And Tropes We Never Need To See Again

Pop culture is a never-ending source of wonder and amazement. We’re seeing some really top-notch, innovative writing across every medium right now. But there’s also a lot of tired, warmed-over stuff, that feels copy-pasted from script to script. Here are 20 screenwriting moves we’d be happy never to see again.


The Gizmodo Guide To Star Wars

Star Wars occupies a huge place in the history of science fiction and fantasy. The first movie, in 1977, changed the genre forever. And this year marks the first new Star Wars film in a decade, with revamped continuity. So now’s the perfect time for a refresher course. Here’s our easy-to-read guide to Star Wars.


What's New On Stan, Foxtel Anytime And Presto In July

From Mr Robot, to UnREAL and every episode of The Sopranos– here’s just a taste of what Presto, Stan and Foxtel Anytime are streaming for the month of July.


Explore The Science Of The Avengers With This Sneak Peek Into A New Vegas Exhibit 

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.


This Fan-Made Rogue One Poster Is Gorgeous, As Are These New Photos

It was a good week to be a Star Wars fan. We learned and saw a ton of new stuff fromRogue One: A Star Wars Story and, well, that continues this weekend. A few more photos popped online, along with a simply beautiful fan-made poster.


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