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A really long time ago, Marvel played fast and loose with Star Wars

Enter: Luke Skywalker!<p>In 1976 Roy Thomas was an 11 year veteran of Marvel Comics. He had been Stan Lee’s hand-picked successor to the position of …

Luke Cage, explained | Polygon

A Whole Book Full of Incredible Never-Before-Seen Star Trek Costume Pictures

We’re pretty obsessed with the costumes from <i>Star Trek</i>, both the original series and the later iterations. After all, <i>Trek</i> has a long and proud record …

Science Fiction

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its popularity).<p>Here's the sentence:<p><i>Kids tend to fare better when they</i> …

Pedagogy

We Can Never Go Home Comic Mocks Even More Female Superhero Outfits

Issue 3 of Patrick Kindlon, Matthew Rosenberg and Josh Hood’s excellent comic series <i>We Can Never Go Home</i> featured a scene where the female hero …

How Cell Phones Would Change The Plots Of Famous Books

High Schoolers reading <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> today probably have a hard time imagining a world in which two people have such catastrophically frustrating communication problems. "Juliet, send the man a text before you initiate a complicated fake death scheme," a present-day Mercutio might suggest. "Drop …

Literature

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

Last year, a young man walked into the Seattle airport and took the next flight to anywhere — and he hasn't come down since<p>The boarding procedure has …

How Sci-fi Ships...

<b>The Fastest Ship in the Universe: How Sci-fi Ships Stack Up</b><p>From the Millennium Falcon to the USS Enterprise, science fiction has shown us a vast …

Science Fiction

The Avengers: Age of Ultron character the Vision has a rich history.

When the news broke that <i>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> movie would introduce the character the Vision, I was hopeful. The red-skinned, brooding android …

Heroism

The Amazing ‘Star Wars’ Concept Art of Ralph McQuarrie

<i>Star Wars</i> illustrator and designer Ralph McQuarrie is responsible for some of the most iconic imagery in the pop culture and the history of movies. …

Rare 1977 STAR WARS Set Footage

Requiem for Rod Serling

It’s been 60 years since he changed television with his teleplays and his unforgettable TV show ‘The Twilight Zone.’ Now, friends, family, and …

Steven Spielberg

Clean up the look of Gmail with Gmelius

This browser extension provides a handy checklist to remove or move various elements of Gmail's interface, from ads at the top of the page to the footer at the bottom.<p>Gmail is just about the perfect e-mail client. Quite frankly, I can't imagine my life without it. (Well, I can but don't want to …

Google

Ridley Scott’s Trojan Horse Career

Jesus Christ was an alien.<p>That may not necessarily be the first thing that comes to mind after you’ve seen <i>Prometheus</i>, director Ridley Scott’s 2012 …

The New TV Season: What Doesn’t Suck

There are more than 50 new shows premiering this fall. Here are 10 that might survive past Christmas<p><b>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</b> Fox, Tuesdays at 8:30One of …

‘Star Trek: Enterprise’ Blu-ray: Scott Bakula talks Xindi story arc | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

In time for its 10th anniversary, “Star Trek: Enterprise” Season 2 is coming to Blu-ray this week.<p>The prequel series is set on board the Enterprise NX-01, 100 years before “Star Trek: The Original Series,” when interstellar travel was still in its infancy. The show ran for four seasons, from 2001 …

Legoformers turn Legos into alien creatures

A graphic designer builds Lego creations that transform from retro video game consoles into fun alien creatures. What's not to like?<p>We've dazzled you with a 70,000-piece Lego Serenity spaceship and Lego-ized vintage consumer electronics, but Julius von Brunk's custom Lego creations show off a …

Lego

How to tweet in wacky fonts

Why stick with boring old Arial? A super easy-to-use Unicode text converter lets you make your tweets font-astically fancy.<p><b>Why stick with boring old</b> …

20 TV Co-Stars Who Deserve Their Own Shows

There's just never enough Daryl Dixon in my life. Or Dowager Countess of Grantham, for that matter.

10 Forgotten Lucille Ball Projects You've Probably Never Seen

It didn't end with I Love Lucy. In honor of the comedy legend's birthday, here are the TV shows, specials, and made-for-TV movies that kept Lucille Ball working from the '60s to the '80s.