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War for the Planet of the Apes review - smart simian showdown

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"Humans get sick, apes get smart, humans kill apes." This is how Steve Zahn's Bad Ape summarises the previous Planet of the Apes reboots. In the third of the Apes prequels (and director Matt Reeves's second film in the series), the apes are out for revenge.

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New 3D 'holograms' are inspired by Star Wars

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Star Wars-inspired 3D holograms powered by clever chemistry could have engineering applications.

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Daily Podcast: will Disney ever remake Star Wars?

* Darth-Vader.jpgPosted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 by Peter Sciretta

On the September 21, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson to talk about the latest news, including who might direct the live-action Akira movie; Matthew Vaughn's original plan for a young Wolverine movie, and hopes for Kingsman sequels and spin-off films, a fifth Game of Thrones prequel TV show.

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Star Wars 8 The Last Jedi SHOCK: does THIS prove Snoke will meet with Emperor Palpatine?

* Lego.jpgHe may have been killed by Darth Vader at the end of Return of the Jedi, but it looks like The Emperor will return for Star Wars: The Last Jedi in some form. In his new YouTube video, Star Wars theorist Mike Zeroh said:

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Box Office: Star Wars, Justice League and It can save 2017 after a poor summer

* Justice-League.jpgThanks to the blow-out success of It and the likely solid figures posted by the likes of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Ninjago Movie and American Made, 2017 is probably going to post a record September season in terms of unadjusted domestic grosses. And if that happens, it will be the third month this year, out of nine thus far, where said overall domestic grosses set a record in 2017.

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Tech leaders share how Star Trek inspired them to pursue a career in technology

* Star-Trek.jpgStar Trek. The mere name spawns a vast array of imagery, as the vivid scenes from the various Star Trek series and movies have been a staple in the lives of legions of children for decades. Plenty of adults were fans from the beginning, but the mystical allure of aliens and starships and faraway worlds also appealed to kids as they dreamt about what was possible.

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Leading toy retailer, Argos, has celebrated the launch of its latest Star Wars toy range by sending the iconic BB8 into space, to a galaxy far, far away....

* into-space.jpgGliding 37,260m above Earth, BB8 was launched into the stratosphere to return top secret Imperial data to the Resistance, helping the good in their continuing fight against evil. It was in 2015 that BB8 was captured by The First Order, before escaping the evil clutches of Admiral Hex and returning to Earth, having stolen secret enemy data.

So ahead of the upcoming release of Star Wars(tm): The Last Jedi on 15 December 2017, Argos sent BB8 on a secret mission, back to the galaxy to return this secret enemy data, to help the Resistance in their upcoming fights with evil forces.

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You've never seen a science fiction exhibit like Ian Cheng's 'Emissaries'

* Emissaries.jpgThe science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, whose seminal work, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was a primary basis of the 1980s cult classic Blade Runner, once said: "each of us assumes everyone else knows what he is doing. They all assume we know what we are doing. We don't."

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Writing the Future

* Pournelle.jpgRemembering Jerry Pournelle, the science fiction author who helped shape technological reality. Writing, Jerry Pournelle liked to say, "is hard work." Not exactly an original observation, but Pournelle, who died on September 8 at the age of 84, strove to make his writerly life a little easier: He was apparently the first person to publish a work of fiction that had been written wholly using a computer.

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World leader wears Star Wars-themed socks at a Bloomberg Global Business Forum meeting

* Chewie-socks.jpgA world leader was spotted wearing Star Wars-themed socks at the United Nations General Assembly and the internet has obviously lost its mind.
When you are a world leader attending a Bloomberg Global Business Forum meeting, what socks do you choose?

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Hubble spots something very, very strange hurtling through our solar system

* X.jpgThe Hubble space telescope has unravelled the mystery of a strange asteroid which had also been classified as a comet - and which had puzzled astronomers.

Scientists grew a lamb in an artificial womb, & it could save human babies one day

* Lamb.jpgWhen the world was introduced to the idea of artificial wombs in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World in 1932, his notions for growing human babies in glass containers was quite the pinnacle of science fiction.

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The best dystopian films released between Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

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From TV to books to movies, dystopian tales are in the air right now. All week long, Vulture is exploring how they've been imagined in popular culture.

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Exclusive Trailer debut for John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex #1

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In October, Vortex, the second chapter of the monthly anthology series John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction, is kicking off; and today we're thrilled to bring you an exclusive look at the trailer for Issue #1.

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Star Wars asked Twitter what Luke's first words will be - and the inevitable happened

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"LUKE WHO'S BACK" and "I didn't know she was my sister at the time" - these aren't the answers they were looking for

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi looming close, Disney has decided to crank up the hype for the return of the space saga. But instead of releasing a new trailer, they simply invited fans to guess what the first words spoken by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) would be after Rey (Daisy Ridley) found him on planet Ahch-To.

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Beam me up!

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Have you ever watched an episode of Star Trek? If you have then you'll be familiar with the famous line, 'Beam me up Scotty'.

Check out this 'Star Wars'-inspired cantina in Hollywood

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Theme restaurants are nothing new, but cities like Los Angeles are experiencing an explosion of themed bars and lounges. And there's no better example than the Scum and Villainy Cantina in the heart of Hollywood.

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Supernova shows "the universe is crazier than science fiction"

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Thanks to a worldwide network of 18 robotic telescopes, researchers led by the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) were able to catch a brief blue glow in the sky which, they say, was the result of a different kind of supernova explosion.

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Sith Lord Legacy explored in powerful new Star Wars fan film

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'Dark Legacy' is an unofficial Star Wars short not intended to compete with or discredit any existing or forthcoming material, and is based on the characters created by George Lucas and owned by Disney.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: "a visually astonishing marvel"

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Stunningly beautiful, spectacularly baroque, slightly banal yet totally bonkers, director Luc Besson's latest science-fiction extravaganza is The Fifth Element redux.

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Star Wars 8 The Last Jedi: Is THIS Snoke's connection to Canto Bight?

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STAR WARS 8 The Last Jedi will reveal more of Snoke, but what is his connection to Canto Bight?

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Featured Cosplay actor: Anni Salge

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Artist Anni Salge is our featured Cosplay actor this issue. Anni, who created the masthead art for StarWarrior operates under the name Cinteltex and has a growing FaceBook following, not just because she is lovely (as she is!) but also because she is a gifted artist.

The new characters of Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Who is Admiral Holdo?

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With all eyes on the second chapter of the third trilogy, these new characters are set to enhance the journeys of Rey, as played by Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron and John Boyega's Finn.

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'Doctor Who': the thirteenth Doctor will see you now

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Let's not bury the lead, shall we? In a video released following the completion of the Wimbledon Men's Finals, the BBC has at last introduced the world to the Thirteenth Doctor.

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When Han met Chewie: Leaked photos from the set of upcoming Star Wars spin-off show the iconic duo back together again

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Leaked photos from the upcoming Star Wars flick about Han Solo show one of the franchise's most iconic characters is set to feature in the film.
Pictures from the set of the movie show Woody Harrelson's character, Beckett, standing with Han Solo - played by Alden Ehrenreich - and everyone's favorite wookie, Chewbacca.

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Star Wars Identities

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When you think of Star Wars, psychological analysis is probably not the first thing that pops into your head, but for Star Wars Identities, a sprawling exhibition of props and sketches from both the original and prequel series (As this is a Lucasarts exhibitions, the new-fangled Disney editions don't get much of a look in) the various motivations and formative experiences of Obi-Wan Kenobi are as important as his lightsabre.

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Seminal sci-fi magazine 'Galaxy' is now free online

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The archive contains issues from 1950 - 1976 and includes early stories from heavy-hitting authors.

The next time you watch a big blockbuster sci-fi film like Alien: Covenant, you can thank the original pulp magazines.

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Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill named Disney Legends

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The STAR WARS stars become Disney Legends in an emotional ceremony. Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, Princess Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, were both named Disney Legends in a ceremony at D23 Expo today. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Disney Legends Awards, given to those who've made a significant impact on the Disney legacy.

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Alan Austen - The Star Wars Interview with Bernd Lorenz

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Alan Austen began his acting career in 1979. He appeared in many films as a supporting artiste, including notably as one of the Stormtroopers responsible for placing Han Solo in the carbon-freezing chamber in The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

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From science fiction to science fact: Microsoft's plan for augmented reality

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Once a concept reserved for the annals of science fiction, Augmented rRality technology is now firmly available in real life and is being hailed as the future of computing by tech luminaries like Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Sweeney and others.

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D23 2017 Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge revealed as name of Star Wars lands in Disney Parks and more

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Attention, Disney Parks and Star Wars fans: set your hyperspace coordinates for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

At D23, Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced that the highly-anticipated Star Wars-themed land will be called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts in 2019, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will allow guests to visit a remote trading port "on the edge of wild space," while promising a truly immersive experience.

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Jodie Whittaker and the other sci-fi women breaking the glass ceiling

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It looks like Jodie Whittaker was prepared for the criticism that she might get as the first female Doctor. "I want to tell the fans not to be scared of my gender," she said. "This is a really exciting time." It is an exciting time and not just for Jodie - female leads have been cropping up with increasing regularity on the big and small screens.

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Diamond Select taking a trip to The 'Pacific Rim'

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Diamond Select Toys are diving deep to bring fans of Guillermo Del Toro's giant-robots-versus-monsters franchise 'Pacific Rim' a whole lot to look forward to! Announced this week ahead of San Diego Comic Con 2017, Diamond Select has officially revealed that they have obtained the license for 'Pacific Rim: Uprising', the long awaited sequel to the 2013 hit!

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Comic Review: John Carpenter's Tales Of Science Fiction: Vault #1 By James Ninness

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"There are moments when all of humanity goes to the same three words... What the F*ck?"

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My Science Fiction and Fantasy loves - by Dave Bradley

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I spent 10 years editing the sci-fi media mag SFX. I'll be eternally grateful for all the books that landed on my desk, and all the authors I got to meet, during that time. But my love of genre fiction goes back much further, all the way to my youth.

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This archaeologist found the long lost 'Star Wars' sets

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David West Reynolds has visited a galaxy far, far away and wants to share it with you. That galaxy is the Sahara Desert of Tunisia, where he was the first to find the original - supposedly lost - Star Wars filming locations using a combination of his fanboy status and archaeological talents.

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