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Amazon May Launch its Prime-Centric Smart TVs in the UK

Just over a year ago Amazon launched its own range of smart TVs over in the US, which were essentially TVs with a Fire TV built right in. That included all the things you'd expect from the streaming box, like Alexa and a very heavy focus on Prime Video, just in a 4K TV. Now it sounds as though those TVs may be coming to the UK. Read More >>

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An Orange Supremacist and Other Nicknames: What Charlie Brooker’s Cancelled 2017 Wipe Could Have Said About Trump

Last year Charlie Brooker announced that he was going to ruin everyone's Christmas by cancelling 2017 Wipe, the cynical yearly round up we really could have used after that abysmal year. Brooker was "too busy" apparently, because the end of last year also saw the release of a new selection of Black Mirror episodes on Netflix alongside Cunk on Britain. Read More >>

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Joss Whedon Lands a New HBO Series About Fancy Victorian Women With Superpowers

HBO — or the home of HBO in the UK, Sky Atlantic — is still the name to beat when it comes to prestige genre television. Apparently, it has no intentions of losing that title. The network’s teaming up with Joss Whedon for a new series set in a fanciful world of social norms and secret powers. Read More >>

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George Jenson, Production Illustrator for Return of the Jedi and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Has Died

You may not have heard of him, but his work is far more influential than you realise. Read More >>

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The First Images of Star Trek: Discovery Season Two Show The Enterprise, a New Alien Design

The first two official, non-production images of Star Trek: Discovery are out in the wild, and they showcase a new alien design as well as hint at a season that will begin, at least, with the meeting of the past and the present of Trek. Read More >>

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Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With Goonies and Lord of the Rings Star Sean Astin

Sean Astin is one of those actors you just have to love. Whether it was his turn as Mikey in The Goonies, Rudy in Rudy, Sam in The Lord of the Rings, or even Bob in Stranger Things 2, Astin’s kindness, determination, and earnestness make him a true fan favourite. Astin’s next project is out today. He’s the narrator of Dreamworks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants on Netflix, and we used that occasion to talk to the actor about some of his iconic fantasy properties of the past. Read More >>

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Football Nearly as Popular as Weddings and Death

The football last night, that was exciting for a bit, annoying for a bit, then sad for what seemed like ages, was one of the country's most-watched TV experiences in a generation, with a peak of 26.5 million people gathering around the big old boxes in the corner of the living room to watch England's ball battle with Croatia. Read More >>

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Some Virgin Media Customers Will be Getting BT Sport TV in 4K at the End of This Month

Virgin Media and BT have just signed a new multi-year deal that will make BT Sport TV channels available in 4K to some Virgin customers. The deal is set to kick in on 30th July, at which point Virgin will offer the new 4K content to customers without them having to pay any more money. That's a pretty sweet deal, if you like ultra high definition sport and have the right subscription. Read More >>

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Why Don’t We Have a Star Trek Show From The Aliens’ Point of View?

Very few Star Trek fans believe that the first seasons of Deep Space Nine—focusing on the unstable relationship between the Bajoran government, its spiritual leaders, and the only-sort-of welcome Federation—are its strongest. But it’s gotten me thinking lately that it could form the basis of a fascinating Trek show in its own right. Read More >>

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20m Fans Tuned Into BBC One to Watch England Beat Sweden in Their World Cup Quarter Final

Alright, that figure is a tiny bit of a fib. The actual number of folk who tuned into the Beeb to watch England vanquish the Swedes 2-0 was a 'mere' 19.9 million; a peak high recorded as the quarter-final match of this thrilling World Cup was ending. Read More >>

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Ultraman is Coming to Netflix, Alongside The Return of Castlevania And Aggretsuko

Anime Expo is upon us, and Netflix is taking the opportunity to remind us that it has a metric buttload of anime and anime-adjacent shows on the way, with returning series like the bloody awesome Castlevania adaptation and the extremely cathartic return of Aggretsuko. But it’s also got a couple more surprises on the way, too. Read More >>

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Actresses From The Flash and Riverdale Talk Playing Classic Comics Characters as Women of Colour

Actresses Candice Patton and Ashleigh Murray have one major thing in common. They’ve both played classic comic book characters, both traditionally portrayed as white, as women of colour. And both have had to deal with backlash for it. Read More >>

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Are You Ready for Even More Expensive Netflix Options?

Netflix is reportedly testing a new “Ultra” pricing tier that gives potential subscribers access to 4K “Ultra HD” and HDR streaming. Unfortunately, with this new tier Premium subscribers might be getting the short end of the stick, having some of their perks removed in the process, according to Italian smartphone site Tutto Android. Read More >>