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Things We Saw Today: Friends Remember Anton Yelchin on What Would Have Been His 28th Birthday

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Former costars and colleagues, along with a number of industry publications, paid tribute to Anton Yelchin today, on what would have been his 28th birthday. Yelchin passed away in a traffic accident in June of 2016. He was perhaps best known for his role as Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot films, but he also starred in films like Only Lovers Left Alive, Alpha DogTerminator Salvation, and Green Room.

 

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  • Kotaku recently highlight a cool-looking anime-inspired game called Necrobarista, which is “about a cafe the dead return to for one last cup of coffee.”
  • Although The Vampire Diaries two-hour series finale just aired on Friday, co-creator Julie Plec already has thoughts on a second spinoff. We know from the finale that Klaus, who is also on the spinoff The Originals. “Obviously our timelines did not match up,” said Plec, “so Caroline and Klaus are not coming face to face in this season. That being said, we do have crossover elements in the upcoming season of The Originals…and it all brings it back to what I see as a future for either The Originals or another piece of the franchise to launch off of the end of The Originals. So I look forward to being able to play around in that sandbox and see if I can make something of it.” Plec will take a well-deserved break, though, before she starts fully fleshing any of these ideas out. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
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  • Fox’s new X-Men series just might be called Gifted–or that could be the name of the pilot episode, or just the working title. (via io9)

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