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Nine Post-Apocalyptic Film Futures That Treat Women Terribly

Bothing shows how hard it is for a lone wolf in a post-apocalyptic hellscape than a backdrop of women being brutalized.

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SyFy’s Thinking of Remaking Waterworld… and It Kind of Makes Sense

Curiouser and curiouser!

I realize a statement of such magnitude requires some reassurance, so I'll say it: bear with me here. Forbes' Jeff Bercovici, fresh off profiling the continuing evolution of the Syfy Channel as an piece of the entertainment business landscape (specifically their combined television show and MMORPG Defiance), has another, unrelated bit of information that he gleaned from his experience at the channel. With the merger between NBC and Vivendi Universal in 2004, the SyFy channel gained access to Universal's properties, including Waterworld. And the reasons why a remake would make sense begins with: despite its name as one of the worst and most expensive movies of the 90s, whenever the film runs on Syfy, it gets a healthy viewership.

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Study Finds Climate Change Now Inevitable, Suggests Learning How to Live in Waterworld Instead

Good news, everyone! A study in the journal Nature Climate Change suggests that we can all stop worrying about how to prevent climate change, because at this point it's too late to do anything anyway. Instead of trying to change energy policy or institute cap and trade systems for carbon emissions, it's going to be more effective to just hunker down and do what we can to mitigate changing river flows, rapidly liquefying glaciers, and soil erosion.

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