4 Wild Gene Roddenberry Sci-Fi TV Projects That Had Nothing to Do With Star Trek

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He’s first and foremost the Star Trek guy, but the creative mind of Gene Roddenberry—born this week in 1921—also ventured far beyond the voyages of the Enterprise. A quartet of awesomely bizarre TV projects he made in the years between Star Trek and The Next Generation offers fascinating proof of this.

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’s Creators and Writer Dig Deep on Reinventing a Classic

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The Dark Crystal is a beloved fantasy film whose legacy has almost become bigger than the movie itself. Released in 1982, the movie didn’t fare well in theaters, but it’s since gained a strong following and an expanded lore. So, what does Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance bring to this growing universe,…

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A New Dark Crystal Featurette and Images Highlight the Tremendous Talent Behind Thra

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It takes a village to create a world. A new behind-the-scenes video takes a look at the voice actors, writers, and puppeteers working to bring The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to life—as well as reflect on coming back to an iconic fantasy story after almost 40 years, and how to make it shine.

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Witchy 1990s Classic Practical Magic May Get a Prequel Series at HBO Max

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Is that the sound of midnight margaritas you hear? Or is that a recently-deceased (for the second time) evil ex-boyfriend creaking in the garden? It could be both: HBO Max has ordered a pilot for a potential series that would be a prequel to the dark and dreamy 1998 witch-family saga Practical Magic.

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Little Known She-Ra Spinoff He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Is Being Rebooted by Netflix

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Just so we’re all on the same page regarding the important information, there are currently no plans for Netflix’s excellent She-Ra and the Princesses of Power to somehow incorporate He-Man’s prince Adam into its story. But that’s not to say that He-Man’s not about to come back in a big way.

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Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus Is More Than Its Nostalgic Sensory Overload

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Netflix’s Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus is the sort of long-awaited revival of a cult classic that makes you appreciate the unique space the original series carved out for itself on Nickelodeon. But the special also makes you reflect on what audiences in 2019 ultimately get out of a series like Invader Zim beyond a…

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Everything You Need to Know Before Watching The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

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Another world, another time, in the age of wonder. The Dark Crystal finally returns with a prequel series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The Jim Henson Company has been cautious about expanding the lore of ‘80s classic The Dark Crystal, only authorizing a couple of books, some graphic novels, and a canceled…

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This Exclusive Aladdin Deleted Scene Shows How Wishes Can Go Very, Very Wrong

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There isn’t a person out there who wasn’t surprised in some way by Disney’s recent live-action remake of Aladdin. Some of us were surprised it existed at all. Others were shocked at how good it was. And all of us were certainly stunned when it grossed over $1 billion at the international box office.

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Please Enjoy the Creepiest High-Five Ever in This Exclusive Peek at The Banana Splits Movie

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I haven’t had a chance to see The Banana Splits Movie yet but I still have to salute its game plan, which is roughly: Nostalgia, but make it horror. Why aren’t more reboots and remakes taking this approach? Ahead of the film’s digital and home video release, io9 has an ominous-as-hell clip to share.

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