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Things We Saw Today: Is Rocket Raccoon Getting An Origin Movie?

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was quoted at Hasbro's HASCON, saying, "We are going to learn more about where Rocket comes from in the coming sagas." But what "coming sagas" could those be?

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Things We Saw Today: Alias Grace Coming to Netflix … and a Goodbye

And so, for the last time, I want to ask: What'd you see today, dear friend?

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Things We Saw Today: Cameron Esposito and Roxane Gay Both Want to Join The L Word Sequel

You might've heard that popular lesbian drama The L Word is preparing for a comeback on Showtime, with many of the original actors possibly returning. But did you see that comedian Cameron Esposito and Bad Feminist writer Roxane Gay have both expressed their interests in this project and do it Showtime, don't you dare throw this opportunity aside.

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Futurama Is Coming Back As a New Mobile Game

A new Futurama mobile game, involving both the original cast and the show's writers, is on the way from developers JamCity.

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Things We Saw Today: Her-POW! Short Films Remind Us That Women Have Always Been Heroes in Comics

The producers behind Her-POW! The New Adventures of Vintage Heroines are attempting to create three short films telling the stories of existing Golden Age heroines whose stories are now in the public domain, starting with Ghost Woman, The Woman in Red, and The Veiled Avenger. To learn more about the project, check out the video after the jump!

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8 Times Futurama Dropped the Ball on Gender

Gender identity is a subject where the writers of Futurama often stuck their feet in their mouths.

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Things We Saw Today: Star Wars and Star Trek Finally Hash It Out In Epic Fanmade Supercut

If you ever wanted to see the U.S.S. Enterprise take on the Death Star, here’s your chance. Screen Rant uploaded a supercut of the Star Trek crew battling it out with the gang from Star Wars, and it’s pretty mind-blowing.

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All Glory to This Live-Action Futurama Fan Film Trailer

A live-action Futurama movie? Oh, Zoidberg, at last you're becoming a crafty consumer! Hello? I'll take eight!

Cinema Relics, a creative group of film fans, banded together to create a full-length live-action Futurama fan film. Check out the trailer for their movie!

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8 Fictional Relationships That Avoid Plot-Swallowing Tropes

When the romance is one part of a well-balanced whole.

Depending on where you hang out on the Internet, it's become somewhat of a popular idea lately to be critical of romance plot lines in our entertainment. That said, there are more kinds of love than the romantic, you can have love without a triangle, and there are also good stories with solid characters who just happen to be in love, and whose romance does not overshadow the plot and other characters.

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Google Wins Copyright Case Against Authors, Will Keep Scanning Books to Add to the Infosphere

Fry won't be thawed out to stop them for a while.

In case you hadn't noticed, Google is on a quest to catalogue all information in the Universe and then destroy that Universe so that no new information can be made. OK, fine, that's the plot of an episode of Futurama, but it's still pretty darn close to Google's thirst for knowledge, which has just railroaded attempts by the Authors Guild to keep them from scanning books and offering up search results with excerpts of text.

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Things We Saw Today: This Wonder Fett Costume Is Genius

This Wonder Fett costume combines the best of both worlds, and it's created by cosplayer Alkali Layke. No doubt it's going to be an awesome addition to any con in the near future.

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Good News, Everyone! Futurama is Returning as a Mobile Game

For everyone who ever wanted "interplanetary delivery person" as their job title.

We don't know exactly when the game will be released, or what devices we'll be able to play it on once it is--but there's going to be new Futurama to look forward to, and that in itself is, well, neat.

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Things We Saw Today: Sonic the Hedgehog Theme on Keytar!

Talk about a Sonic jam.

YouTuber Rush Coil recently posted a video of him recreating the theme from the first stage of Sonic the Hedgehog.

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My Top Seven Favorite Women in Space: Awesome Boots, Vesty-things, and Acts of Ass-Kickery

Space - the Final Frontier. The Black. The Intergalactic Highway. The Galactic Empire. Whether you prefer Space Pirates, Space Cowpersons, Space Officers, or Space Princesses, there's a sci-fi for that. Maybe it's my love of amazing boots, leather, and holster-y things that wrap around your legs and arms, but I would like to apply for the position of Space Pirate. Or Space Princess. Or better yet, Space Pirate Princess.

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Vote Now For The Winner Of The Mary Sue and Calgary Expo’s Ultimate Cosplay Contest!


You've submitted your entries for The Mary Sue and Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo's Ultimate Cosplay Contest, and the finalists have been chosen! And whoa are they ever amazing!

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Neuroscientist Plans to Do a Human Head Transplant Soon

Good news, everyone!

An Italian neuroscientist has a plan to make a human head transplant happen as soon as 2017, and he'll be announcing the project at a surgical conference in June.

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Things We Saw Today: A One-Eyed, Laser-Gun-Toting Leela FunkoPop!

Officer number 1BDI.

Look at that Bender. LOOK at him.

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Things We Saw Today: Grave of The Dedicated Scrabble Player


When Paul G. Lind of Portland passed away, his friends commemorated the Master Scrabble player with a custom tombstone spelling out the traits he was most admired for.

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The Mildly Unsettling Couch Gag From the Simpsons/Futurama Crossover and a Bonus Clip!

That title card! Haha! Ha... ha. Heh. Aww.

Futurama is coming back to TV this weekend by way of the Simpsons crossover episode "Simpsorama," and it looks like some kind of monsters from the future with the combined DNA of Marge and Homer are wreaking havoc. So, Bart, probably? (Clip after the jump.)

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A Look At the Six Fictional Animals That Broke Our Hearts the Most

They all go to heaven, though, don't they?

What is it with heartbreaking animals in movies, books, and TV? It's getting to the point that whenever an animal is introduced into the cast of something I'm watching or reading, I start waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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