Month: December 2019

Comedy television did a lot of growing up in the 2010s. As we kiss goodbye the decade, 2019 was another prime example that the genre continues to take bold creative risks, visually innovate, and push back on the inane idea that “edgy” material has been outlawed in contemporary comedy.  This year we saw the fine
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What a century this last decade has been. Seriously, the pace of change over the last 10 years has been steadily rising, and has been somewhere between “dangerous” and “murderous” for the last 3, and that isn’t just about geopolitics: the comics world of today is certainly recognizable to a time traveller from 2010, but
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The Mandalorian was recently renewed for Season 2 to the surprise of no-one, but it’s coming sooner than expected. Fans of the series will be able to catch the second season on streamer Disney+ in the autumn of 2020. Creator and showrunner Jon Favreau revealed the news via this Twitter account this week. Season 2 of #TheMandalorian
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“I have suffered for my music,” Neil Innes admitted on the British comedy series Rutland Weekend Television. “Now it’s your turn.” The renowned comedian and musician, who played the John Lennon role in The Beatles spoof band The Rutles and collaborated with the Monty Python Flying Circus, died unexpectedly on Sunday night at age 75, according to his
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To cover and consume popular culture in this era of #PeakContent is to constantly be making choices. This means it is more important now than ever to reflect on the ways in which “best of” lists, just like pop culture itself, are subjective—shaped by a group of people with specific identities, interests, and storytelling sensibilities.
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IMAGE: The only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the field of bioelectricity, publishing ground-breaking research and advances in a multitude of related disciplines. view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, December 30, 2019–The delivery of ultrashort pulses of electrical energy represents a promising nonthermal, nonscarring method of inducing regulated cell death in common
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This new Japanese trailer for Sonic The Hedgehog gives a quick look at the hedgehog’s originals, and he was pretty cute once upon a time… Check it out: <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> Here’s the film’s synopsis: Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of
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A team of scientists from the Research Center “Fundamental Problems of Thermophysics and Mechanics” of the Samara Polytech is engaged in the construction of new mathematical models and the search for methods for their study in relation to a wide range of locally nonequilibrium transport processes in various physical systems. An innovative approach developed not
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This Star Wars Resistance review contains spoilers. Star Wars Resistance Season 2 So it looks like “Breakout” is indeed the second and final part to last week’s episode, and taken together, “The Missing Agent” and “Breakout” are, as usual, a fine, fairly mediocre pair of episodes that don’t do much but provide a generic, average adventure.
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This Steven Universe Future review contains spoilers. Steven Universe Future Episode 10 Review Aha, you thought all those Watermelon Steven’s in earlier seasons of Steven Universe were pointless! No no, they were actually all just establishing his ability to create new versions of himself. I’m glad they did because Cactus Steven is without a doubt the show’s best
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Editor’s note: This story appears in our latest Den of Geek special edition magazine presented in parternship with Netflix. You can find more infomation on the issue here. “Danger, Will Robinson!” by Bill Mumy  I’ve run the gamut of emotions when hearing those three words over the last 54 years. I was a prolific and experienced
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It’s tricky to pinpoint what would be considered the best Stan Lee stories, because he was a consummate collaborator. Lee was a writer, an idea man, and scripter who worked with some of the greatest storytellers in the business to bring characters to life in tales that were greater than the sum of their parts.
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This Star Wars article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian.  The Mandalorian ends its eight-episode run of excellent Western-inspired adventures with an action-packed episode that pits Mando and his friends against a new Imperial villain. Moff Gideon has arrived as the show’s big bad, a ruthless Imperial warlord who will stop at nothing to acquire “the asset” (aka Baby Yoda) for
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The Mandalorian arrived like a ton of bricks on the heads of Star Wars fans who hoped that the show would fulfill all of their Boba Fett fantasies. What they received was more than even they could have expected. The first season wasted no time in revealing that this homage to spaghetti westerns and samurai
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This Star Wars article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian.  The Mandalorian episode 8 answers some major questions about how connected this show is to the Mandalorian lore we’ve seen elsewhere. Connections to The Clone Wars abound, as does some form of closure for Mando and Baby Yoda. All that plus a wrap-up and more reveals
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This Star Wars article contains mild spoilers for The Mandalorian. In the first Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian, a lone gunslinger becomes the latest legend of the galaxy far, far away and a nightmare for fugitives in the Outer Rim planets. Pedro Pascal plays the titular Mandalorian, a masked bounty hunter with a mysterious
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IMAGE: FESEM images of Y2O3?MgO composite SPS ceramics sintered at 1100 (a), 1200 (b), 1250 (c) and 1300°C (d) view more  Credit: FEFU press office Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) teamed up with colleagues from Institute of Chemistry (FEB RAS), Institute for Single Crystals (Ukraine), and Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
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This Lost in Space season 2 spoiler-free review is based on viewing of all ten episodes. If there’s one thing that can be said about the excellent storytelling in Lost in Space, it’s that it’s remarkably consistent in presenting a danger for the Robinsons to confront through ingenuity and cooperation, in highlighting the importance of
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IMAGE: Researchers at Princeton University have made an important step forward in the quest to build a quantum computer using silicon components, which are prized for their low cost and versatility… view more  Credit: Image by Felix Borjans, Princeton University Imagine a world where people could only talk to their next-door neighbor, and messages must be
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Lost in Space is no stranger to cliffhanger endings, and once again this year, the finale of season 2 finds most of the principal characters in dramatic limbo. In addition to the children of the Resolute failing to reach Alpha Centauri and being “lost in space” once again, the Robinson parents and Don West have
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IMAGE: (a) Micrograph of the neuromorphic network fabricated by this research team. The network contains of numerous junctions between nanowires, which operate as synaptic elements. When voltage is applied to the… view more  Credit: NIMS An international joint research team led by NIMS succeeded in fabricating a neuromorphic network composed of numerous metallic nanowires. Using this
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Rodman Edward Serling (1924-1975), the creator and head writer of the legendary science fiction/fantasy/horror anthology TV series The Twilight Zone, was born in Syracuse, New York (but raised downstate in Binghamton), on Christmas Day. Though raised Jewish, and, according to his daughter Anne Serling (writing in her 2013 memoir, As I Knew Him: My Dad,
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This Mr. Robot review contains spoilers. Mr. Robot Season 4 Episode 12 Love it or hate it, Mr. Robot will go down in history as one of the signature prestige dramas of the decade. A story about a hacktivist attempting to remake America by battling the darkest and most harmful aspects of capitalism and Big
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This His Dark Materials review contains spoilers. His Dark Materials Episode 8 Before anything else, the feet have to be right. Whether you’re performing a dance move or throwing a jab, everything springs from the feet. In this finale, His Dark Materials was able to pull off balletic pirouettes and land every punch, all because, months ago,
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