by Susana Polo | 3:33 pm, March 4th, 2014
by Janelle Asselin | 11:30 am, January 4th, 2014
Rejoice, fans of Cowboy Bebop! Series creator Shinichiro Watanabe has brand new show called Space Dandy debuting tonight on Adult Swim. As an added bonus, the animation studio behind Fullmetal Alchemist worked on the show, and the animation looks slick and gorgeous. Obsession with breasts in the trailer aside, if this series is anything like Bebop or Watanabe’s other great show, Samurai Champloo, we can probably look forward to some interesting ladies in the cast. Also, check out that awesome cat sidekick!READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 4:36 pm, November 6th, 2012
I’m trying to think of a favorite spaceship that isn’t on this list, but all I’m coming up with is Moya from Farscape, and I’ll admit that in a fight based on notoriety alone the Millennium Falcon wins that one hands down.
by Jamie Frevele | 11:08 am, May 18th, 2012
This past March 31, instead of its annual tradition of showing the classic horrible movie The Room, Adult Swim aired an unannounced showing of Toonami, its old anime block that ran from 1997 to 2008. After that, Cartoon Network started gauging interest via Twitter with the hashtag #BringBackToonami, and fans sprung to action. It was official. Fans wanted Toonami back, and Cartoon Network was ready. Toonami will return to Adult Swim on Saturday, May 26.READ MORE
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:34 pm, February 22nd, 2012
Whenever we hear about a movie being remade, or a book being turned into a movie that probably should just be left alone, or a TV show that has no business being made into a movie, the next thing we do, after swallow a small amount of bile, is wonder who will be cast in this abomination. Sometimes, you luck out (see: J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek). But sometimes, you cringe at the thought of who might be stepping into a role (see: M. Night Shyamalan’s Avatar: The Last Airbender), or what childhood memories would be crushed next (21 Jump Street).
Since we’re gluttons for punishment, and sometimes stay up all night worrying about these kinds of things, we’re going to share 10 Worst Case Scenario movie adaptations and reboots of how Hollywood could go totally wrong.READ MORE
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:41 pm, December 13th, 2011
Drugs. Who doesn’t like drugs? They can do somany things for your story. Your. Story.
It can be a MacGuffin! A metaphor for religion! For fossil fuels! A statement on our increasingly medicated society! A lampshade hung on the question of how your characters stay awake all the time! A way of giving a certain character an emotionally revelatory experience! For your amusement, we present our ten (utterly subjectively chosen) favorite drug fueled geek adventures.READ MORE
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:33 pm, November 29th, 2011
The secretly female computer whiz is such a common trope these days that I’ve almost come to expect it. Oooh, there’s this super 1337 hacker who the whole male cast is in awe of, but they have no idea who they are and they need their help. Then, unexpectedly, the first time they meet, that hacker is totally a hot chick.
Then, about half the time, there is sexual tension. But as tired as the reveal is, we have to admit that the trope itself has given us some of our favorite characters in movies, TV, and literature; obviously nerdy, intelligent girls who kick ass and sometimes get boys. It also goes hand in hand with our favorite anachronistic tech-films, but we’ll get to that. Grab your 28.8k modem and join us for ten of our favorite lady hackers.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 11:30 am, October 2nd, 2011
YouTube user Faketrout had the brilliant idea to see what would happen if the theme music for two of Adult Swim‘s best shows ever, Cowboy Bebop and The Venture Bros., were switched. Well, as you can imagine, it’s pretty amazing. And in case you were curious, Cowboy Bebop‘s theme music is “Tank!” and was written by Yoko Kanno and performed by The Seatbelts, and the theme for The Venture Bros. is “Tuff,” composed by J. G. Thirlwell.
by Jamie Frevele | 4:59 pm, September 12th, 2011
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:55 pm, May 24th, 2011
On Towel Day, all of Douglas Adams’ fans are encouraged to carry a towel around with them, or to at least know where their towel is, following the great tradition of hitchhiking, traveling, managing, and adventuring laid out in his work. Naturally, this got us to thinking about all the hoopy (really together) froods (really amazingly together people) that we know in fiction that really know where their towels are. You know, the characters who you could drop off anywhere and anywhen in the space time continuum, and come back in an hour and they’d already be lounging in perfect confidence and opulence, and knocking back something highly alcoholic, on their towel (or towel equivalent). Because anyone who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where their towel is, is clearly a person to be reckoned with.READ MORE