The First Trailer for The Toys That Made Us Season 3 Makes Us Long for Plastic Ponies, Rangers, and Turtles

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Nostalgia is big business now, as is evident by all the San Diego Comic-Con exclusives inspired by ‘80s toy lines. But it turns out the stories behind those classic toys are just as satisfying as buying up all the figures you loved as a kid. The first two seasons of Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us gave us a…

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That Game of Thrones Documentary Was Just as Much a Secret as the Actual Show

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The season eight finale wasn’t the end of the story for Game of Thrones. HBO followed up the ending with The Last Watch, a documentary that focused on the people working behind the scenes to bring Westeros to life. Now, the director is shining a new light on the creation of the documentary, including how hard she…

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A New Documentary Will Take Game of Thrones Fans Inside the Heartbreaking Final Season

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We’re now one episode away from the end of HBO’s Game of Thrones. While the final season of the groundbreaking fantasy series has been, umm, a bit divisive…it still represents a decade of growth, change, and storytelling. To show us where the series has gone, and how it ended, HBO will be airing a new documentary…

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Deep Space Nine’s New Documentary Is an Earnest Love Letter to Star Trek’s Most Rebellious Era

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When Deep Space Nine began 26 years ago, it was not the revered genre classic it is seen as today—it quickly became a controversial, rebellious stepchild to the wider Trek franchise. What We Left Behind, Shout Factory and 455 film’s new documentary about the series, still has some of that rebellious kick to it. But…

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How Walt Disney Helped Promote the Space Race to America

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In the 1950s, the world started to wonder in earnest about what it would take to see humanity reach beyond its home and into the stars. The rise of speculative work on space colonization—and the science fiction to match—helped propel the United States into the earliest days of the space race. And part of the boom is…

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This Exclusive Clip From the Dungeons & Dragons Art Documentary Features Jeff Easley’s Dragon Skills

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Dungeons & Dragons may be a tabletop roleplaying game where much of the story and its world take place in your mind, but the series wouldn’t be what it is today without the artwork. There’s why there’s Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons, a documentary dedicated to the artists who helped bring the game…

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See What Could’ve Opened Deep Space Nine Season 8 in an Exclusive Clip From What We Left Behind

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It’s a miracle that Deep Space Nine got to do what it did with the Star Trek franchise for seven seasons. But what if the series had continued on in the wake of the Dominion War? Part of the incoming extensive documentary What We Left Behind wants to give you a hint—and we’ve got an exclusive look at it in action.

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