Legendary Producer Lauren Donner Fought for a Movie About the X-Women at Fox

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Executive producer Lauren Donner has had a hand in bringing each and every single one of Fox’s blockbuster X-Men films to fruition and she takes pride in the work she’s put in at the studio. With the franchise’s future somewhat up in the air because of Marvel’s impending acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Donner…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/legendary-producer-lauren-donner-fought-for-a-movie-abo-1832588413

The Orville’s Dr. Claire Finn Is the Show’s Secret Badass

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Every starship must have a chief medical officer, and while Star Trek’s Bones McCoy may be the most iconic space doctor of all time, The Orville’s Dr. Claire Finn (Penny Johnson Jerald, a Deep Space Nine alum) has some valuable and unique skills to bring to the table. As The Orville’s second season continues, we’re…

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Gotham’s Other Harley Quinn Finally Got Her Due Courtesy of Catwoman

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Gotham’s dysfunctional villains have been so interesting to watch develop because the show introduces each of them at various stages in their journeys to becoming part of the classic Batman rogues’ gallery we’re all familiar with. Some characters’ paths have been in line with the traditional comics lore, while others…

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Ridley Scott’s Promising Sci-Fi Series The Passage Finds the World on the Brink of a Vampire Apocalypse

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With the combined power of executive producer Ridley Scott, the best-selling novel trilogy by Justin Cronin, and what looks like a comfortable budget from Fox behind it, new sci-fi series The Passage has a lot going for it right out of the gate. The show premieres tonight, but we’ve seen the first three episodes—and …

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/ridley-scotts-promising-sci-fi-series-the-passage-finds-1831654382

Thanos Has Come for the Simpsons, Because That’s Just What The Simpsons Is Now

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Say what you will about the ceaseless march of The Simpsons over the past three decades, but the opening couch gag has evolved over the years as a space for the show to strike a balance between loving homage and truly creative interpretations of America’s favorite yellow family. But that doesn’t mean a simple bit now…

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io9’s Ultimate Guide to 2019’s Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Superhero TV

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And you thought there were a lot of movies coming out this year? Get ready to never leave your couch in 2019, because the amount of TV you’re going to want to watch is truly staggering. Here’s our mega-giant list of sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero shows we’re most looking forward to, with the standard caveat that any…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/io9s-ultimate-guide-to-2019s-sci-fi-fantasy-and-super-1831462069

2019 Is the Year of the Pop Culture Finale

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The new year has only just begun but it’s already got us thinking about the end. Over the course of the next 12 months, fans are going to see the end of some of the biggest franchises and shows of all time. Let’s take a look at which pop culture favorites are wrapping up in 2019.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/2019-is-the-year-of-the-pop-culture-finale-1831403300