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When M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable premiered 20 years ago this week, it didn't just introduce viewers to David Dunn and Mr. Glass. The movie continued the trend that the filmmaker started with his 1999 hit The Sixth Sense: Ending his films with a seismic narrative twist. 

Every M. Night Shyamalan twist, ranked, in honor of Unbreakable's 20th anniversary

When Black Lightning returns for its fourth and final season on The CW early next year, it'll be with a little less of one of its biggest stars. China Anne McClain, who plays Jefferson Piercer's daughter Jennifer (aka Lightning) on the hit DC Comics series, announced in a video to fans over the weekend that we'll be seeing less of her character as the show heads toward its curtain call. 

Black Lightning's China Anne McClain was planning exit before cancellation, will have reduced role in S4

The majority of Servant's first season is spent in a beautiful Philadelphia townhouse at the heart of what executive producer M. Night Shyamalan calls an "urban nightmare." The opulent but often claustrophobic location is a fortress for the Turner family that is penetrated by several outside threats. A nanny with strong religious-based feelings and a snarling dog are both features of The Omen, but this story is not as clear-cut as the 1970s horror classic.

How Servant captures the heightened horror of local news

If you believe in the many-worlds theory, then there's a reality, somewhere in the multiverse, where George Lucas never sold Lucasfilm to Disney and closed out his Star Wars saga with a third and final trilogy. While that's not how things panned out in this dimension, it's always a fun exercise to wonder what might have been. Speaking with author Paul Duncan for The Star Wars Archives. 1999–2005 (a massive, 600-page tome that chronicles the Special Edition re-release and Episodes I - III), Lucas detailed his blueprint for a third Star Wars trilogy set after Return of the Jedi.

George Lucas' third Star Wars trilogy would have made Darth Maul the big bad along with a 'new Darth Vader'

Although Thor and Star-Lord had decided that engaging in a knife fight to determine who was in charge of the ship was not necessary in Avengers: Endgame, it was clear that a rivalry between the two beefcake heroes was blossoming. And while we'll have to wait until Thor: Love and Thunder to see how this hilarious passive-aggressive dynamic will develop, the actors playing the heroes are continuing to jokingly puff out their chests at one another while getting ready to film. 

Star-Lord, Thor rivalry continues as Chris Hemsworth gets a little too jacked for 'Love and Thunder'

Netflix is celebrating Christmas a little early, and in the most bizarre way possible. This morning, the streamer posted a video of Witcher Season 1 footage that was re-edited to incorporate festive elements of the yuletide season. It would be an understatement to say that these little bits of holiday iconography are hilariously jarring in the gritty, fantasy world of the Continent. But hey, the pun work is extraordinary, as Netflix promises a "bloody and brilliant 'slay' ride" for anyone who wishes to watch the series.

WIRE Buzz: The Witcher gets festive in Christmas video; the DK Rap turns 21; 700 theaters close overnight

So many mysteries lurk in the darkness of space, that humanity might never figure them all out, let alone find them all-but evidence of this one wasn't beamed back to Earth by a telescope.

Unknown constellations come to light from the mysteries of an ancient Egyptian temple

This week brings the season finale of The Walking Dead spinoff World Beyond, a new Star Trek: Discovery, a new Mandalorian, and a fresh new SYFY series where our favorite smack-talking puppets dig into the movies we all know and love. Oh, and video game network G4 is also making a holiday-themed return!

TV THIS WEEK: 'The Movie Show' and G4 on SYFY; World Beyond finale; new Mandalorian

The first issue of The Other History of the DC Universe, the new DC Black Label series launching this week from writer John Ridley and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi, makes it very clear that the word "history" is there for a reason. The five-issue series is inspired, in part, by the two-issue History of the DC Universe series from Marv Woflman and George Perez published in 1986, and as a result it's a detailed, expertly crafted walk down DC Comics memory lane.

'We want to inspire people': John Ridley on The Other History of the DC Universe

Y'all should know Judy Schmidt's name by now. I've linked to her work many times here on the blog; she's an image processing wizard, taking raw images from Hubble and turning them into ridiculously beautiful art.

The tweet that led to a science paper about galactic crepuscular rays

The wonders of the past are sometimes just under our feet as one fortunate mushroom forager in the Czech Republic recently found out while out gathering some of Mother Nature's edible bounty.

Czech mushroom hunter stumbles across rare 3,300-year-old Bronze Age sword

The U.S. box office continues to remain in a lull amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Universal's Freaky (a body-swapping horror-comedy) took the No. spot for the second weekend in a row with an added $1.2 million in domestic ticket sales, Variety confirmed Sunday morning.

Box office: 'Freaky' takes No. 1 spot for second week as Disney's 'The Santa Clause' sleigh rides back into theaters with $481,000