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Rainn Wilson on How He Put Together the Funniest Moment of His Star Trek: Short Treks Episode Rainn Wilson on How He Put Together the Funniest Moment of His Star Trek: Short Treks Episode

Harry Mudd’s escapades in the fourth and final Star Trek: Discovery minisode might have been the most delightful of the whole set—but aside from bringing some much-needed levity to the proceedings, for star Rainn Wilson, its climax represented a new challenge.

Could There Be Even More Villains in Shazam? Could There Be Even More Villains in Shazam?

Tony Todd wants in on the Candyman remake. Get to know Star Trek: Discovery’s Captain Pike in a new featurette. An animated adaptation of Batman: The Long Halloween could be on the way. Plus, Jumanji 2 has some more intriguing casting, and meet Captain Marvel’s Skrull villain in a new poster. Spoilers away!

The Refreshing Earnestness of Last December's Blockbuster Genre Movies The Refreshing Earnestness of Last December's Blockbuster Genre Movies

In a year filled with some fantastic genre movies, December 2018 went out on a high for me, dragging me into a theater again and again over the month. Bumblebee, Aquaman, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse each surprised me as some of my personal favorites of the year, but what surprised me most was the exuberant…

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Plays Out on Your Toyshelf, and More of the Coolest Toys of the Week Godzilla: King of the Monsters Plays Out on Your Toyshelf, and More of the Coolest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of all the latest toys threatening the contents of our wallets lately. It’s a new year, which means new toys! We’ve got an early look at the next line of Game of Thrones figures, Snape hits Figuarts’ Harry Potter line, and Medicom takes on the King of Atlantis. Check it out!

The Final Short Trek Is a Lovely Reminder That Star Trek Can Loosen Up Once in a While The Final Short Trek Is a Lovely Reminder That Star Trek Can Loosen Up Once in a While

We all love Star Trek for its moral core, the way it presents heroes that champion utopian ideals and diplomacy and a love of scientific curiosity over hostility and division (although the bits where spaceships phaser-and-torpedo the shit out of everything are also good). But every once in a while we need a reminder…

Carmen Sandiego Gets a Heroic Origin in the First Trailer for Her Netflix Reboot

Over the years of games and shows, Carmen Sandiego has had several origins—former detective gone rogue, criminal mastermind, agent of chaos, you name it. But her new Netflix show is giving her another...one that’s turning her into a bit more of a Robin-Hood-esque figure.

John Krasinski Keeps Teasing the Intimate Scale of His Quiet Place Sequel John Krasinski Keeps Teasing the Intimate Scale of His Quiet Place Sequel

Jumanji 2 could add a Crazy Rich Asians star. Rick & Morty has started teasing potential news about its next season. Christina Hodson teases the importance of Harley Quinn to Birds of Prey, and her ideas for a Bumblebee sequel. Plus, what’s to come on Gotham, and new stills from Captain Marvel and Godzilla: King of…

Rainn Wilson on the Many Layers of Harry Mudd, and the Lighter Side of Star Trek Rainn Wilson on the Many Layers of Harry Mudd, and the Lighter Side of Star Trek

Star Trek: Short Treks has so far been the perfect way to while away the time until Discovery’s return in a few weeks. Tonight, “The Escape Artist,” the fourth and final minisode in the series, shines a spotlight on the infamous Harcourt Fenton Mudd—and to learn more, we spoke to Mudd himself, Rainn Wilson.

Rob Liefeld Has Hopes for Another Attempt at an Animated Deadpool Series Rob Liefeld Has Hopes for Another Attempt at an Animated Deadpool Series

The Jacob’s Ladder remake has lost its release date. Alex Kurtzman talks the psyche of Spock. Robin Lord Taylor hopes for a monstrous end with Gotham’s Penguin. Plus, new stills from Captain Marvel, what’s to come on Riverdale and The Flash, and new footage from The Kid Who Would Be King. Spoilers now!

There's More to the Doom and Gloom Around Doctor Who's New Year's Day Ratings  There's More to the Doom and Gloom Around Doctor Who's New Year's Day Ratings 

Last night, Doctor Who returned for its sole outing in 2019 with “Resolution,” an all-in-all pretty cracking Dalek adventure. But you might instead have spent today reading about how it’s a disaster for the BBC, because overnight ratings are in, and they look pretty rough...but there’s more going on than certain…

The Into the Spider-Verse Costume in Spider-Man PS4 Is Breaking My Brain, in a Good Way The Into the Spider-Verse Costume in Spider-Man PS4 Is Breaking My Brain, in a Good Way

There are a lot of good costumes in Marvel’s Spider-Man. Like, a lot. They kept adding them, too! And while my dear colleague Germain made a pretty solid case for why the game’s mindbogglingly clever “vintage comics-style” suit is one of its best, the game’s last slice of DLC added what has become my Spidey-Spandex of…

Doctor Who and the Rejuvenation of the Daleks Doctor Who and the Rejuvenation of the Daleks

In the nearly 14 years Doctor Who has been back on TV, the Daleks have been built up as the most fearsome army in Time and Space, and then broken down to deconstruct the very idea of what a Dalek represents. But Doctor Who’s New Year’s special brought them right back to 2005's “Dalek”—and finally nailed a balance the…

Updates From Doctor Who, the Spawn Movie, and More Updates From Doctor Who, the Spawn Movie, and More

New rumors hint at some old Ghostbusters heading back to Zombieland. Kermit himself teases big plans for the Muppets this year. Ben McKenzie teases some fandom-pleasing moments in Gotham’s final season. Plus, new TV spots for The Lego Movie 2 and Captain Marvel, and a new teaser for The Punisher. Let a new year of…

Open Channel: Do You Have Any Nerdy New Years Resolutions? Open Channel: Do You Have Any Nerdy New Years Resolutions?

It’s New Years Day, which means everyone’s promptly forgetting that last year was, well, literally just a day ago, and resolving to eat healthier, or work out more or whatever. But we’re a bunch of nerds round here, so while you might have those kinds of resolutions too: have you got any related more to your nerdy…

In a Year Without Game of Thones, The Walking Dead Took the Piracy Iron Throne in 2018 In a Year Without Game of Thones, The Walking Dead Took the Piracy Iron Throne in 2018

Turns out the only way you can beat Game of Thrones consistent record as the most pirated piece of TV around is... to hope for a year where it doesn’t air at all. At least that won’t be a problem after this year!

Stranger Things Finally Returns July 4 Stranger Things Finally Returns July 4

Grab some fireworks, and get into the true spirit of Independence Day: freedom from a life with no new Stranger Things to watch.

New Images From Doctor Who's Impending New Year's Special New Images From Doctor Who's Impending New Year's Special

The Doctor Who New Year’s Day special is almost upon us and a bunch of new images have dropped, much like that giant, sparkly ball in Times Square. Plus, the first image arrives from DC Universe’s Swamp Thing series, and what’s coming up on Gotham, Cloak & Dagger, and more. Spoilers can be found in this general…

Jude Law's Captain Marvel Character Is Going Through an Identity Crisis Jude Law's Captain Marvel Character Is Going Through an Identity Crisis

The Mr. Rogers film lands a sensible title and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’s star discusses the end of an era. Plus, Fandango has nicely released a slew of new images from 2019 films we’re looking forward to—Aladdin, Shazam, Pet Sematary and more. Spoiler away!

New Details From the Live-Action Lion King, Plus a Child of Light TV Show, and More New Details From the Live-Action Lion King, Plus a Child of Light TV Show, and More

Hellboy and John Wick: Chapter 3 have bloody appetites and Us star Lupita Nyong’o becomes a horror aficionado. Plus a new Captain Marvel image and another video game adaptation is in the works. Spoilers are ready for you now.

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