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Sidekicks. Always there to lend a helping hand, or sword, or wand, as the case may be. A hero is nothing without his or her sidekick, but these companions rarely get the recognition they deserve. A few second bananas may get the spotlight on occasion — your Robins, your Chewbaccas, your Igors — but they all originated in comics, films, or on TV. This list is for the truly forgotten, the most overlooked of the overlooked. Here is a ranking of the top 10 best science fiction and fantasy sidekicks that originated in books.

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Stefan Kapicic hypes up the return of Colossus in Deadpool 2. Elizabeth Olsen confirms love is in the air for Infinity War. Charlie Cox talks about Matt and Foggy's relationship in The Defenders. Plus, new Game of Thrones pictures. To me, my Spoilers!

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On face value, it's easy to write Stranger Things off as a nostalgia-inducing homage to Stephen King, Steven Speilberg, John Carpenter and Guillermo del Toro.

Lucky for us, our favourite Mikey Neumann is back with a breakdown of the genius behind the show, explaining why this series is so much more than just its influences.

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Now that Wonder Woman has put DC back in the good graces of fans and critics alike, we can turn our attention to the rest of the DC movie universe while we await Justice League. (Please be good. Please be good.) This list contains the 28 DC Animated Original movies released so far, ranked from worst to best on the quality of their story, characters, and adaptation of the source material.

Shared from Kotaku Australia

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This year's Ghost In The Shell adaptation was a visually stunning movie — helped in no small part by the gorgeous practical effects, props and costumes built by New Zealand's Weta Workshop. In fact, far more of the film's beautiful visuals were built physically than most people would expect. We went to Weta to find out what went into building the world of Ghost In The Shell— and what it's like when your painstakingly crafted work is hidden behind layers of digital effects.

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And Grant Gustin teases how Barry's time in the speedforce has changed him. James Cameron has a progress update on his plans for Terminator. The J.R.R. Tolkien biopic might have found its star. Plus, David Leitch on what Josh Brolin brings to Deadpool 2 and even more teasers for Rick & Morty's return. Behold, Spoilers!