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PBS Idea Channel

  1. Does Deep Space Travel Need to Double as Entertainment to Survive?

    We'll find out soon enough, if Mars One has its way.

    Putting human beings on another planet carries an almost insurmountable cost; so as everything in the world slowly becomes consumed by the entertainment industry, will space travel go right along with it, just for the financial benefits?

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  2. PBS Idea Channel Explores How We Explore Gender—Through The Sims

    WooHoo!

    Gender is a social construct—but how is it constructed in-game? Why can't you pick an option outside of "male"  or "female" in The Sims? And what would Judith Butler think about the game? All these questions and more are answered in this new video from PBS Idea Channel.

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  3. PBS Idea Channel Looks at Fan Fiction, Love Bending, and the Significance of Korrasami

    ♫ I saw some ships come sailing in, on Valentine's Day, on Valentine's Day ♫

    Just in time for Galentine's Day, PBS Idea Channel has released a new vid discussing fan fiction and implicit vs. explicit LGBTQ representation in light of the Legend of Korra finale. And hey! They quote The Mary Sue's own Katie Schenkel!

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Your Christmas Tree is Big, You Say?

    It's a metafir.

    A (nearly to-scale) Godzilla-shaped Christmas tree in Japan's Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall.

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  5. Does Pop Culture Even Have to Be Made Up of Stuff That’s Popular?

    9/10 B movies don't think so.

    Pop culture—or parts of it, anyway—is kind of what we do here at The Mary Sue (and for that we need you, as this video points out), so take a few minutes to watch PBS Idea Channel expertly deconstruct just what makes up pop culture and what role each of us plays in it. As we nerds and geeks know all too well, pop culture isn't always made up of things that are strictly numerically popular.

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  6. PBS Idea Channel Asks: Why Are People So Obsessed With Frozen?

    They even make a "Let it Go" joke, so we don't have to!

    Don't get me wrong, I liked Frozen.  But... you know, casually. Not with the all-encompassing devotion and enthusiasm that I see many people still enjoying long after the film's release. PBS Idea Channel has decided to finally dip their toes into the discussion to talk the one thing I don't think I've seen people talked about yet —why the film has inspired so many thinkpieces to begin with.

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  7. Are There Rules for Spoilers? Should There Be?

    Spoiler alert! Probably not.

    Personally, I believe in a statute of limitations, whereby you no longer have to feel responsible for not spoiling things after they've been around long enough, but you still shouldn't do it on purpose like a jerk. Of course, what exactly even constitutes a spoiler is different for different people, so maybe the Internet prophylactic method suggested by Emily Eifler would be a better way to go. PBS Idea Channel tried to find some other solutions. Get working on the spoiler condom, science.

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  8. What Does IKEA REALLY Say About The Human Condition? Let PBS Ikea Idea Channel Explain

    BORGSJÖ!

    Remember on April Fool's Day when PBS Idea Channel changed their name to IKEA Channel? Well, a lot of people were actually very upset that they didn't get a real episode all about how demonstrating the core values and humanity of a furniture store. Wow, the Internet is full of nerds. Anyway, Idea Channel's got the hook-up for you, IKEA fans.

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  9. Orphan Black Shows Us The Hidden Clones In All Of Us, Says PBS Idea Channel

    I'm a clone! He's a clone! She's a clone! We're all clones!

    A simulacrum is a copy without reference to its original that's able to stand on its own merit. It's a useful concept in media, and nowhere else is it more useful than in discussing Orphan Black, where literal clones have their own interior lives. You know who else might be a simulacrum? You. Hear us out, it's gonna get weird.

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  10. The PBS Idea Channel Envisions the Bright Future of Fandoms [VIDEO]

    Fans Do Cool Things

    I like to think that the future of fandom involves us using our collective power of positive thinking to literally will a series where Lucy Liu and Lena Headey are butt-kicking lesbian assassins into existence. But these ideas are cool too. (via: Laughing Squid) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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