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This year’s Emmy Awards weren’t the slam dunk for genre fiction that we’ve gotten in previous years. The Handmaid’s Tale, which swept the awards last year with five wins, didn’t even make a dent this time around. However, as Game of Thrones continues to dominate as the world’s best drama series, we also got a surprise hit in the form of Black Mirror’s “USS Callister.”

The new episode of The Handmaid's Tale features a familiar voice, one I'm sure you recognised. You might've thought you were mistaken at first, or tried to clean your ear to make sure you heard it correctly, as I did. But don't fret. It's true: Oprah Winfrey was able to flee the repressive Gilead and escape to Canada, and she's helping the resistance (of course).

It's a moment nine months in the making - although, in another way, it's been in the works a lot longer than that. The most recent episode of The Handmaid's Tale isn't just a gorgeous hour of television, it's done something few other shows or films ever have: It gave us the miracle of life, in all its pain and beauty. It's an episode everyone should witness.

The Handmaid's Tale is a story about women in an eerily plausible dystopia where men have taken total control. While the struggles of the Handmaids are obviously still the main focus, Serena Joy, Commander Fred Waterford's wife, has emerged as one of season two's most fascinating characters: She's someone we loathe for her support of Gilead and its oppression of women, but someone we can't help but sympathise with as she grapples with the monster she helped create.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has found its non-hedgehog star. Dave Bautista talks about his Marvel future. Drew Goddard discusses his plans for the X-Force movie. Plus, what's to come on The Handmaid's Tale, and an absolute ton of new set pictures from The Punisher season two. Behold, spoilers!

Simon Pegg clarifies who's working on Star Trek 4's script. Ryan Reynolds shares his excitement over X-Force. If there's a sequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story, Jonathan Kasdan wants a familiar bounty hunter to appear. Plus, new footage from iZombie, and Guillermo del Toro is heading to Netflix with a spooky new series. Spoilers get!