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Inconceivable! There’s Going To Be A “Princess Bride” Board Game

This is just concept art right now, the final design is TBD but Game Salute is currently developing a Princess Bride board game. They write, “In order to do justice to the entire story, The Princess Bride: The Board Game is comprised of individual scenes, with each scene presenting a mini-game that advances players through the central story.  This allows player…

By: The Mary Sue / February 24, 2013

10 Awesome Things That Happened At The “Star Trek: The Next Generation” 25th Anniversary Reunion

In 1987, “Star Trek” re-launched the franchise with a whole new series, “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Not only did TNG show us the next generation of characters in the “Star Trek” saga, it brought in the next generation of “Star Trek” fans who would grow up with the series. I was just a little kid sitting on the couch…

By: The Mary Sue / February 21, 2013

J.J. Abrams Says Carol Marcus Won’t Be Relegated To Love Interest In “Star Trek Into Darkness” — And Reveals Another Huge Detail About The Film

J.J. Abrams hasn’t been giving many details about “Star Trek Into Darkness” but he has said some interesting things about Dr. Carol Marcus. Oh, and he just happened to confirm whether or not we’ll be seing the Klingons this time around.

Actress Alice Eve had already been confirmed to be playing Dr. Carol Marcus in the sequel.Star Trek fa…

By: The Mary Sue / February 19, 2013

8 Romanceless Movies And TV Shows To Watch On Valentine’s Day

Depending on whom you ask, tomorrow might be Valentine’s Day, Singles Awareness Day, or Day-Before-Discount-Candy-At-Duane-Reade Day. Like it or not, romance is a big deal tomorrow, at least if you’re in the States. And to, er, celebrate, I decided to write about movies and TV shows that don’t have any romance. Sadly, there aren’t a…

By: The Mary Sue / February 14, 2013

Science Confirms The Identity Of Richard III’s Remains

DNA tests have confirmed “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the remains found last year underneath a parking lot in Leicester do in fact belong to Richard III, the notorious hunchback/(possible) nephew-killer and last English king to die in battle. He was also the subject of Shakespeare’s Richard III and, more amusingly (not that Richard III didn’t have its moments), a…

By: The Mary Sue / February 4, 2013

J.J. Abramspalooza: He’s Producing A Third “Star Trek,” Doing 2 TV Pilots And, Oh Yeah, “Star Wars: Episode VII” Is Confirmed

Sorry if you don’t like J.J. Abrams. You must be having a rough time of it right now.

First things first, the rumor that he’s directing “Star Wars: Episode VII” is no longer a rumor: Disney has confirmed it.

In a press release sent out by the Mouse House, LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy sung her praise…

By: The Mary Sue / January 27, 2013

The White House Is Sick Of Your Joke Petitions, Quadruples The Number Of Signatures Required For An Official Response

Attention, American public: The White House has seen your petitions about building a Death Starinvestigating the feasibility of building the Enterprise, and giving each state an official Pokémon. In one case they even responded in a particularly awesome way. But now they have another message for you: Cut it out, guys. It’s getting tired.

To that…

By: The Mary Sue / January 16, 2013

You Can Watch The Final 3 Episodes Of “Downton Abbey” Early Thanks To iTunes

If you were annoyed at having to wait three months for “Downton Abbey” Season 3 to hit PBS, you’re going to love this news. Apple is set to offer the final three episodes of the season before they air. Could this work for other shows?

The wait was painful but didn’t seem to affect viewershi…

By: The Mary Sue / January 15, 2013

Which Three Book Characters Won’t Be In “Catching Fire”?

Since our first official look at “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” came out this week we’ve had several tidbits about the film cross our path, among them a pair of new pictures and confirmation from director Francis Lawrence of three characters who didn’t make the jump from page to screen.

So who got the axe? (Or spear,…

By: The Mary Sue / January 12, 2013

Sisters Separated By WWII And 70 Years, Reunited By Facebook

Facebook giveth and Facebook taketh away. For every story about it doing slightly creepy things or haphazardly enforced content restrictions, there’s a story like this. Tanija Delic and Hedija Talic are 88- and 82-year-old sisters who haven’t seen each other since 1941, when their family was separated while fleeing their home in Bosnia at the outbreak of war. Seventy-two years later,…

By: The Mary Sue / January 9, 2013

J.J. Abrams Makes Dying Trekker’s Wish To See “Star Trek Into Darkness” Come True

See? The internet can be used for good!

Three days ago, a post was made on the “Star Trek” subreddit about a man dying from cancer. It was a heartfelt plea from both the man’s wife and friend to try and get him a viewing of the J.J. Abrams film, “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Here’s what they had…

By: The Mary Sue / December 29, 2012

Facebook Is Testing A New Service That Lets Complete Strangers Message Your For A Dollar

Facebook Messages are a seemingly simple offering by the social media giant that the company still manages to make somehow complicated. Messages, mobile messages, Facebook email, the Other folder… You mean, you don’t know there’s an Other folder? I don’t blame you, it’s practically invisible.

So, the headline for this post that i…

By: The Mary Sue / December 25, 2012

The Psychology Of The Fake Geek Girl: Why We’re Threatened By Falsified Fandom

I’ve been telling myself to stay out of this debate. I’ve been assuring myself that any time spent reading rants, posts, and their circular comments will only make me feel resentful and defensive. I tell myself that the fight is over and no one won. I rationalize that only a few people are ruining it for…

By: The Mary Sue / December 23, 2012

A Victoria’s Secret Model Breaks Down Privilege And Physical Insecurity In TED Talk

Victoria’s Secret model Cameron Russell gives honest answers to questions about the superficiality—and the importance—of physical appearance in our society. Speaking as someone who fully acknowledges her success stems from her winning the “genetic lottery,” Russell’s perspective is quite interesting. My favorite part is when she explains what she wants to say to little girls when they…

By: The Mary Sue / December 21, 2012

Irony: MTV Airs “Mean Girls,” Bleeps “Vagina” But Not “Whore”

Okay, you might want to be sitting down when I tell you this, but I watched “Mean Girls” for the first time a couple weekends ago. I was pretty well acquainted with… well, nearly every single line in the movie from having read the internet, although I got a good laugh out of “Four for you Glen Coco,…

By: The Mary Sue / December 13, 2012

Cosplay For Your Fingers

As people who type for a living, we here at The Mary Sue can’t really afford to put really fun things on our nails. But that doesn’t mean we won’t “ooh” and “aah” at other people who do. We’ve featured KayleighOC’s nail art on the site before but realized she had a plethora of new styles you…

By: The Mary Sue / December 9, 2012

In Defense Of (Being A Fan Of) “Twilight”

Between The Hunger Games, TwilightGame of ThronesThe Walking Dead, etc. etc., it seems that of late the publishing industry has more sway in Hollywood than ever before. (I could go on about the perception that the film industry is “creatively bankrupt,” but that, dear readers, is another story and shall be told another time.) This recent glut…

By: The Mary Sue / November 30, 2012

The BBC Is Telling The Story Of The War Of The Roses From The Female Perspective, And It Looks Amazing

The recently released promo pics from the upcoming BBC drama The White Queen, which tells the story of the War of the Roses from the perspective of the females involved, have really, really made me want to watch the show. Granted, it was announced a few months ago and I’m only hearing about it now, so my excitement comes le…

By: The Mary Sue / November 21, 2012

6-Year-Old Girl (Board) Gamer Calls Out Hasbro For Gender Inequality

I never played Guess Who? all that much as a child, which might explain why I never realized how imbalanced it is in terms of gender. Or maybe I just wasn’t as perceptive as this six-year-old girl, who not only noticed that there are only five girls compared to 19 boys, but also took the…

By: The Mary Sue / November 19, 2012

Being A Nerd Is Bad (According To The Dictionary, Anyway)

With all the “fake geek girl” controversy spreading throughout the Internet, there’s been a lot of discussion about what it really means to be a geek or a nerd and how geekdom and nerddom relates—or should relate—to the mainstream.

And now campaigners in Sweden have gotten into the fracas, petitioning the Swedish Academy…

By: The Mary Sue / November 18, 2012