In the golden age of television, there are more shows than any person could possibly keep up with. That’s why your friendly neighborhood FANGRRLS have pulled together a list of the queerest episodes of one of our favorite shows, The Magicians. Whether you’re a first time viewer or a die-hard mega-fan, these episodes will make your heart sing with queer glory — and with so much TV to watch, why not cut to the good (read: queer) stuff?
From Yuri on Ice to Revolutionary Girl Utena, a list of 10 great LGBTQ+ anime.
In case you thought Instafame couldn’t lead to television fame, we present to you the curious case of Christine McConnell.With over 260,000 Instagram followers, there’s no doubt the artist/writer/photographer/creepy baker is a hit on the photo sharing platform, so much so that Netflix has decided to give McConnell her very own cooking show: The Curious Creations o
New York-based AfterShock Comics has announced its plans for New York Comic Con 2018, and fans can expect a full slate in store. The independent publisher of provocative comics such as American Monster, A Walk Through Hell, Dark Ark, Babyteeth, Superzero, and Shipwreck will be in attendance and offer readers a chance to meet and greet many of their favorite creators.
Still wondering what DC Universe has to offer, even if you've already paid for it? We've got a handy guide for you.
The secret and exciting world of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed video games gets an in-depth exploration, courtesy of an upcoming book from Ilex Press, Assassin's Creed Infographics: Explore the Amazing History of the Assassin's Creed Universe.
The 13th Doctor will be making her glorious arrival this fall and we here at FANGRRLS couldn’t be more excited. In honor of her, and to catch up a few of our FANGRRLS who haven’t yet experienced Doctor Who, our resident Whovians will be helping some of our less TARDIS-fluent FANGRRLS get up to speed on their favorite Doctor.
Sure, Bloodline is the name of a popular now-canceled television show, a Peter Berg 2013 TV movie, a 2005 urban action-drama, and a 1979 Audrey Hepburn thriller, but it's also the title of Henry Jacobson's feature directorial debut, starring Seann William Scott. And just as the title retreads familiar territory, so, too, does the film, which finds Scott as a psychologically damaged high school counselor who finally snaps and begins avenging his students who've been wronged by parental figures.
A look at Snyder Cut, Mustachegate, and more DCEU issues.
As beloved as Firefly is, the unfortunate whitewashing that occurs is worth discussing.
James Gunn may be out as director on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but his storytelling voice sure isn't.
Hiromu Arakawa’s bewitching dark fantasy follows two teenage brothers who use forbidden alchemy and then take off on a twisted journey to search for what was lost.
Four cast members shared their thoughts on the film and final trailer at Monday’s fan event in New York City.
Get an early preview of the third volume of Inside Moebius Hardcover due out October 3.
Not everyone can pull off a pompadour. A hairstyle that pops up in numerous cultures from rock 'n roll to Yakuza members, the pompadour is a statement. Now imagine an already iconic style to pop culture getting remixed and updated to fit the year 2263. Hopefully, the image you conjured up was that of Ruby Rhod from The Fifth Element, owner of the space pompadour of the future.
It’s no Monster Squad, but The Dark — an indie horror playing the festival circuit right now — certainly has a solid grasp of the horror fundamentals. Its story of a blind boy and an undead girl, both of which suffered immeasurable cruelties to attain those statuses, teaming up to haunt some woods. Sure, people get killed. But what’s a teen movie without a little selfishness?
SYFY's adult supernatural drama series, The Magicians, has legions of loyal fans all following the magical happenings of Brakebills College For Magical Pedagogy and the strange dangers of its fantasy kingdom of Fillory.
Late last week, video game fans, and especially fans of the narrative, story-based gaming Telltale Games did so well, received the shocking news that the six year old and wildly popular gaming company would be abruptly shuttering, with the bulk of it's employees let go that very same day, and about 25 staying on as a skeleton crew to wrap things up.
Mars has long, deep cracks in its surface, possibly caused by relatively recent lava flows running deep beneath the surface.
With its Blackout beta now in gamers’ hands and the proper release of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 main game only a few weeks away, developer Treyarch has just let loose with an overstimulated launch trailer that packs an eternity’s worth of mayhem — including the all-important appearance of those red-eyed zombies — into its one-minute runtime.
Is it time for yet another week? Sadly, yes. Would that it were so easy for us to just have three-day weekends all the time. Or even once a month! I'd take that without any complaints whatsoever. (Maybe a little complaining.)
It's only a matter of time before we all get to return to the cinematic section of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World.
Geek galaxies collide in a cosmic crossover for the ages in IDW's new Star Trek vs. Transformers series, and SYFY WIRE has an exclusive chat with artist Philip Murphy and a first peek inside the pages of this perfect pairing of beloved sci-fi properties.
It’s taken over 40 years for Lucasfilm to cast a woman as a droid in a galaxy far, far away and with the arrival of L-337 in Solo: A Star Wars Story she was certainly worth the wait. Far from being a bumbling ball of neuroses like C-3PO, a beeping pet of a robot like BB-8, or played by a man like EV-9D9 in The Return of the Jedi, L-3 is afforded an autonomy and personality that is usually reserved for biological characters.
In Gareth Evans' latest film, Apostle, Dan Stevens plays Thomas Richardson, a man who's tasked with locating a woman who'd been taken in by a mysterious cult residing on a remote island in the early 1900s. The longer Richardson stays with the cult, the more he learns about the nature of the real danger residing on the island.
Superman was always a creation of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, but he wasn’t always a justice-seeking, S-emblemed specimen of physical perfection. He started off instead as a villain, one that prized intellect over all else, in a fanzine - Science Fiction: The Advance Guard of Future Civilization - written by the pair in high school. Now, a rare set of this zine (four issues) will go to auction so that a fan can own the origins of Superman...or, at least the origin of Superman’s name.
Nobody spins an epic yarn like writer Rick Remender, whose decade-rocketing rise in the comics industry has been nothing short of meteoric.
Despite the fact that the world is often so at odds with itself, we can almost always unanimously agree that Suicide Squad was not a very good comic book movie.
Since the founding of American democracy, political leaders have sought to portray themselves as brave, benevolent, and selfless servants of the people, driven by incorruptible moral cores to help the downtrodden and dreamers alike. They put their faces on posters and then a whole damn mountain. The giant leaders of past centuries are now legends, their stories packaged for children like the hero's journey they might find in comic books, with Manichean struggles.
Birds of Prey gets a release date, CBS has greenlit a supernatural cop drama; while a horror thriller set in the Los Angeles music scene is getting distributed in this edition of SYFY WIRE's development roundup.
Whether as Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman, or otherwise, some form of Supergirl has existed in the DC Universe with very few breaks in publication since her first appearance in 1958 (though her actual debut is debated due to several prototypes having appeared in the early days of Action Comics). There are hundreds of Supergirl stories out there, and that makes it a little intimidating for new readers to find an issue to pick up and run with.
Writer/director Mickey Reece holds the title of the Low-Budget King of Oklahoma Cinema, having shot and completed at least two features every year since 2008. As a result, many of his films feel unfinished or rough but nonetheless convey a raw talent, a sense that his life's work will eventually culminate in one perfect piece of cinema someday.
There's no shortage of terrible stories or spooky places on this Earth, which means that Aaron Mahnke, creator of the popular podcast and Amazon TV show Lore, still had plenty of unsavory topics to cover in his upcoming third book, The World of Lore: Dreadful Places. Due out in October, the book contains expanded versions of the stories Mahnke told on his podcast as well as new material.
Yesterday saw the annual recognition of Bisexual+ Visibility Day, which means it’s time to also celebrate the bisexual+ characters in genre TV. We’ve gathered a semi-exhaustive list of 66 bisexual, pansexual, queer, sexually fluid, and other non-monosexual identified characters. They’ve made us laugh, made us cry, brought us hope, and infuriated us.
At this rate, Twitter trolls aren’t going to have anyone left to latch onto.
Fall is officially here, and this week brings our first true wave of big premieres — along with some fall finales to wrap up a few fan favorites along the way.
If Harry Potter fans learned anything from Garrick Ollivander, it’s that it’s not the size of the wand that counts, but how you use it. But, if you’re looking to make a statement, having a really, really, big wand never hurts. That’s the game plan for J.K. Rowling’s charity, Lumos, which is installing nine giant wands in London to raise awareness for its goal of changing the fate of orphaned children that still have living family.
Pop culture references, funky aliens, a Hawaiian shirt wearing spacecraft, BooBies, and a heart shaped booty are all part of the freshly combed pompadour that is Space Dandy, an episodic anime space opera with heartwarming moments and an existential rabbit hole of wonder. At first glance, Space Dandy could seem like just a story about a guy and his crew roaming space for their next adventure, but it's so much more than that.
So, the folks who have been working on Sony’s upcoming live action Venom feature have been emphasizing the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde theme emanating from the movie. In addition to director Ruben Fleischer, the film’s co-star Riz Ahmed is also pointing out the parallels to the classic, “beast within the civilized man” horror tale.
David Rogers, creative lead for inXile's The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep, understands the stakes of his job. "I am holding people's childhoods," he acknowledged to SYFY WIRE earlier this month.
Avengers 4 is going to be one wild ride as the surviving superheroes we’ve already met team up with Captain Marvel to deal with the havoc wrought by Thanos’ snap.
It's been 14 years since Lost debuted and Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 crashed on a remote island, stranding its passengers. The series, which ran from 2004 to 2010, changed TV on multiple levels; arguably, it kicked off a new era of intense fan engagement and kept those fans engaged with its constantly evolving mysteries.
Fantastic Fest — the annual film festival held each year in Austin, Texas — is always packed with intriguing genre offerings, and one of the most intriguing of 2018 was always going to be Overlord, director Julius Avery's World War II thriller from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot productions. The film had its world premiere at the festival Saturday night, and the reactions immediately began rolling in.
"Star City still needs saving... there is still work to be done."
Take that, leakers: Fast on the heels of pre-empting unauthorized leaks of Joaquin Phoenix in character as the Joker in Todd Phillips’ upcoming movie of the same name, the Hangover director has released an official shot of another star in DC’s upcoming standalone: that of Zazie Beetz, who’ll be playing single mom Sophie Dumond.
Every month, SYFY WIRE brings you the solicitations for all the upcoming comic books you need to know about. Today we have Marvel Comics listings for December 2018 single-issue comics.
When taken, the weight loss pill from Adipose Industries does just as expected: removes fat. But instead of slowly losing weight, the cute blobs of fat called adipose explode from the body of the person who took the pill —adorable baby aliens made of fat that escape from human bodies. Is this the dream or IS THIS THE DREAM?!
This is not the origami you used to make in art class, but it is an art form that goes not only beyond paper cranes, but beyond Earth.
The driver don't pick the car. The car pick the driver. A new trailer for the solo Bumblebee film has made itself known, and it continues to bolster our prediction that it might just be the most heartwarming movie of the holiday season.
NASA is all around you. As in, probably right in front of your face. While most of us don’t work in a NASA lab peering at faraway galaxies, studying relics of the Big Bang or theorizing about black holes, we are still surrounded by technology developed by the brains at the space agency. This is why the new NASA Home & City website has created a virtual space where you can digitally walk through buildings and rooms and find out what everyday things actually started out in space.
A little reminder that humans do very, very cool things when we work together to increase our understanding of the Universe around us: The Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) has successfully landed a pair of hopping rovers onto the surface of a tiny asteroid 320 million kilometers from Earth.
The fact that we know more about what's out there in our solar system than at the bottom of Earth's oceans is equal parts unbelievable and enticing, offering tantalizing possibilities for discoveries without the need for any kind of space travel. Those endless possibilities were key to the conception of James Wan’s fantastical approach to Aquaman, the DCEU’s next great hope, which stars Jason Momoa and hits theaters in December.
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"What's really fun about being an actor in 2018 is that it's [suddenly] a meta-profession," Allison Williams remarked over the weekend at Fantastic Fest. And Williams is no stranger to the self-referential in her work, having begun her acting career by playing a character on Girls that many people assumed contained more than traces of Williams' real personality.
Paramount knew exactly what it was doing when it decided to set Bumblebee's spinoff movie in the 1980s. Why? Because it's the very decade in which the Transformers franchise was first born. The "Reagan Years" introduced us to these robotic aliens that could turn themselves into everyday vehicles and, sometimes, even dinosaurs.
If you have a chance to see Michael Jackson's Thriller in IMAX, get it while the getting's good. It's screening before showings of The House With a Clock in its Walls and I can confirm from firsthand experience that it makes for an even better viewing on a giant theater screen. (House With a Clock in its Walls was pretty cute too; perfect if you're in the mood for a Jack Black-led, kid-friendly horror flick.)
Welcome back to Look of the Week, celebrating the best in TV and film sartorial excellence, past and present, across sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and other genre classics.
It looks like The House With a Clock in Its Walls is the only movie with box-office magic this weekend.
It’s been 109 years since Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera was published, but what are the best, worst & weirdest adaptations of this classic novel?
The new season of Doctor Who will be a reset button for the venerable science fiction adventure show in more ways than one. Sure, there’s a new actor as the Doctor, and that new actor is a woman for the first time in the show's history, but devoted fans know all that already. The Doctor’s changing face is built into the narrative of the show, and as for the gender switch, real Whovians couldn’t be happier about that fact. So, what’s the most jarring thing about the impending new season of Who?
They say war is hell, but what happens when the figurative becomes the literal?
I am still trying to wrap my head around that IMMENSELY epic Killjoys finale! Don't fret, though; the show's still coming back for a fifth and final season to premiere sometime in 2019. The wait is just going to be incredibly difficult. Meanwhile, Wynonna Earp's latest episode (with a special Lost Girl guest star) set up the two-hour DOUBLE finale airing next week! You won't want to miss it!
Even though it's only the first day of fall, that doesn't mean we can't enjoy some Christmas tunes from the Star Trek legend William Shatner. We last reported that the prolific musician is releasing his first holiday-themed cover album that's set to release October 26th digitally. But for some of us, Christmas came a little early.
In J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins play central in the fate of Middle-earth, a fate surprising to some given their ancestry.
The Nintendo Switch is home to a cavalcade of excellent games, ranging from decidedly mature shooters like Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus to whirlwind adventures like Super Mario Odyssey. It's also one of the best places to find fun, family-friendly games that you can play with your loved ones, no matter if it's your little sister or your grandma.