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Orphan Black

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: One Girl’s Innovative Claw Machine Strategy

Story goes, she found a way into the machine and handed out toys to passers-by. Can’t blame her for thinking outside the box. Or, in this case, inside the box. (image credit Palmbchgrl; via The Daily Dot)

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May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

Behold! The 2014 Hugo Award Nominees!

Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Gravity, Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Pacific Rim, Iron Man 3, Saga, and more high-quality SF/F than you can shake a stick at. That certainly covers a whole bunch of our post tags.

The Hugo Awards honor both pros and fans alike, and as usual, the 2014 nominees provide a superb checklist of things to read, watch, and enjoy. The winners will be announced on Sunday, August 17 at Loncon 3 (aka the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention).

The full list of nominees is available below. And should you need to gush about your favorites, mention absent works you feel are deserving (*cough* Janelle Monae’s The Electric Lady for Best Related Work *cough*), or…ah…have a measured discussion about nominees you may object to, the comments are here for your disposal.

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Spoilery

The Mary Sue’s Orphan Black Season 2 Premiere Liveblog!

Season 2 of BBC America’s hit series Orphan Black starts TONIGHT! To celebrate, we’re trying out our first episode liveblog. Would you join us, Clone Club? 

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Fresh Batch of Star Trek: The Next Generation Easter Eggs

What? What else were you expecting? (photo credit unknown; via That’s Nerdalicious!)

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You're Damn Right

Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany On How The Show Normalizes The Female Lead

“I think there’s quite a few reasons but I think what it does is it sort of normalizes having a lead female. It’s just, the default. So often the male perspective is our default perspective in television in film and in all kinds of different media and I think what this show does is it just goes, ‘nope.’ Women can be all these different things. It’s played by the same actress but we have the potential for so many things and not defined by how we look necessarily because it’s just me…I don’t feel responsible, I feel proud of it. I don’t feel like it has to be “right” or all-encompassing. I think, Jordan, you’ve talked about that quite a bit with Felix too that we don’t have to represent every type of person out there but it’s just nice to have outsiders as the leads.”Tatiana Maslany answering Cloneversation host Wil Wheaton after he brought up how much the BBC America series Orphan Black has resonated with women.

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Giveaway

The Mary Sue’s Very Tumblr Orphan Black Giveaway

Got a Tumblr? Got the five minutes to make a Tumblr? Well, we noticed that we’re getting close to 20k Tumblr followers, so we’re giving away season one of Orphan Black to a lucky member of our lovely Tumblr community, and you could win it. Here’s how:

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Go Find A Space Party! It’s Yuri’s Night!

Listen up, space cadets! April 12 is Yuri’s Night, an international event celebrating human spaceflight and exploration. Today, our planet is hosting over 200 parties, scattered across every continent (yes, Antarctica included). Head to the official site to find a shindig near you.

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Today in Awesome

A New Trailer For Orphan Black Plus 5 Character Spotlight Videos

Graeme Manson and John Fawcett so help me god, if you hurt Cosima there will be hell to pay. Seriously though, I recently wrapped up a Season 1 rewatch and didn’t think I could love these characters more than I already did. I was wrong. Hit the jump to see a few video features on Felix, Alison, Pro-Clone, and more. I can’t wait for April 19!

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Bruce Timm Returns to Batman Cartoons

It’s been eight years since Justice League Unlimited went off the air, but a Bruce Timm-style Batman (with Bruce Timm, even!) will return in a DC Nation short. (Comics Alliance)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Dragon Egg Cake Fit For A Khaleesi

What happens if you leave it in the oven too long? (via Cake Wrecks)

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