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  1. Why Steven Moffat Chose That Particular Plot For The Doctor Who Season Premiere

    Spoiler: No fezzes.

    If you watched the Doctor Who Season 8 premiere, you may be wondering why the plot was based around... well, best to leave anything even remotely close to spoilers for after the jump. Needless to say, after we saw the episode a few weeks ago, that was our first question to showrunner Steven Moffat.

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  2. First Look at Kristin Chenoweth as Maleficent In the Disney Channel’s Descendants Is Angelina Jolie Light

    Won't make a "horny" joke, won't make a "horny" joke, won't make a "horny" joke...

    Sakes alive. Descendants looks like it's going to be a hot mess in the best possible way. That's Dove Cameron as Maleficent's daughter Mal (really) next to KChen, while the children of (l-r) Snow White's Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil, and Jafar hang out in the background looking like a cross between '90s mall children and the Lost Boys from Hook. They're 2 bad 4 u!

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  3. Alert! The Batman: Gotham Bunnies Cosplay Group Has Broken Out Of Arkham!

    Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

    You remember The Avengers Bunnies from San Diego Comic-Con 2012? They were the first but not the last to do Playboy Bunny cosplay and while Bruce Wayne may be a billionaire playboy, he's no Hugh Hefner (and we're ok with that). These ladies on the other hand, made Playboy Bunny versions of your favorite Batman villains from DC Comics and did it with incredible detail and style. Take a look at Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Riddler and more!

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  4. Who’s A Little-Bitty Baby Disney Villain?

    Awwwwww

    Vivianne du Bois is a second year animation student at the Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands.  Recently, she's had a series of illustrations featuring classic and new Disney villains at babies and we are simply enamored with them. Take a look at what Maleficent, the Queen of Hearts, and more would look like at toddlers plus a few bonus items.

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  5. Disney Characters Haunted By The Shadows Of Their Villains

    Curiouser and curiouser!

    Joe Alexander has created some striking minimalist images of Disney's good and bad guys. The good guys get the spotlight, as usual, but it's interesting to see how many villains have an iconic silhouette.

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  6. Choose Doctor Who’s Greatest Villain for the 50th Anniversary Celebration

    We're starting a write-in campaign for the Vashta Nerada on Twitter. Really. Who turned out the lights?

    As part of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary festivities, the BBC's Doctor Who blog is asking fans to decide which villain is the greatest menace to the universe. The winner will be revealed during the "Doctor Who: Monsters and Villains Weekend" in November, so get out your party hats and join in the festivities.

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  7. Even Villains Get Happy About Fridays

    Awwwwww

    Postcard prints of these adorable little murderous guys are available from the artist who created them, Mr. Florey, individually, or in one big pile of all of them.

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  8. On Xena and a Lack of Female Villains

    Essay

    If you’ve seen an episode of Xena, hell, if you’ve seen the opening titles to Xena, you know that you don’t mess with Xena. She’s strong, clever, resilient, and at times, ruthless. The show remains an important feminist text for a number of reasons, reasons reinforced by the likes of Joss Whedon and Quentin Tarantino. It champions strong women, but at the same time, it does not paint them as these infallible, flat superheroines. The female characters of the show, allies and villains alike, are rounded, with complex back-stories and goals that range from trying to lift a city-wide ban on dancing to wanting to become the queen of the Amazons. But this is old news. What’s really striking about the show is just how many of the central villains are female. To date, I believe Xena still has the most female big-bads of any television show.

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  9. Out Of Work Disney Villains Submit Their Resumes

    old gods do new jobs

    Look, being a villain is tough. You almost always wind up back at the drawing board (if not worse). So what's a villain to do? Start sending out those resumes, of course! And thanks to Oh My Disney, we know the experience and particular skill sets of some of our favorite Disney villains.

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  10. On Female Villains, or the Lack Thereof

    Essay

    *Contains minor spoilers of Star Trek Into Darkness* Unlike our own Zoe Chevat and Jill Pantozzi, I was actually very happy with Star Trek Into Darkness overall. Having been a Trekkie for as long as I can remember, I understand that it doesn't have the philosophical weight of some past Trek stories, as well as the contention that it heavily recycles old characters and plot points. But personally I look at the “Abramsverse” as a complete remake, and my view of the new films is that they're made differently but extremely well. That's not to say that I don't agree with the gender issues-related criticisms of the film. The now-infamous Carol Marcus undressed scene was, to be sure, gratuitous, offensive and completely inexcusable. I was equally disappointed by the scene of a Starfleet Command roundtable which shows a 20-person group that's between 70-75 percent male. But where equality appears even farther away, in Hollywood as a whole, is among another realm of film characters: villains.

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