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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 players looking for a quick, fun visit to a beloved classic to play a game that lasts under an hour, while players who want to experience the entire Princess Bride story in one sitting can enjoy an epic day of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles.” Read more…

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 between my original-Trekker parents when the show premiered. I never imagined that, twenty-five years later, I would be in the room with the entire cast as they reminisced about their TNG experiences at Grand Slam XVIII. Here are some of the best moments from the reunion. Read more…

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 fans know the character from ”Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” where we learned of her relationship with James T. Kirk and subsequent pregnancy. In an interview with MTV, Abrams gave a few details on what we can expect from her this time around. Read more…

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 as many of them as you might think.

I’m not saying there’s anything necessarily wrong with romance. There are tons of romantic movies I really like. But Hollywood’s love affair with love affairs is practically to the point of obsession. Time and time again romantic subplots are shoehorned in in a horribly awkward way (looking at you, “Thor”), and finding one’s One Twu Wuv is often painted as the most important thing in a character’s life, especially if they’e female. But there are other relationships in people’s lives that are just as relevant and worthy of Hollywood’s time. Plus… look, sometimes I just want a break from all the googly eyes. Is that too much to ask?

To that end, here are seven movies and one TV show you can watch tomorrow if you’re sick of all the candy and flowers. Read more…

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 pair of Kate Beaton history comics.

Archaeologists at the University of Leicester already believed that the remains belonged to the king, who died in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field, due to their “famed spinal curvature” and fatal battle wounds. But it took a blessed union of science and history to prove it. Read more…

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 praises of Abrams, saying:

“It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie. J.J. is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture.”

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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 end, We the People—whitehouse.gov’s official petition site–is upping the number of signatures required for an official White House response from 25,000 to 100,000. Read more…

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

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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 viewership in the least. The premiere pulled in a record-breaking 7.9 million viewers. So what’s with the last three episodes being “leaked” before they play on PBS?

The BBC reports that while the final episode of Season 3 is set to premiere February 17, Apple will offer the final three episodes starting January 29. The catch is you’ll have to buy a “season pass” for the show on iTunes to get them. Read more…

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, à la Rue… oh, sorry, too soon?) And what was that about new pictures? Read more…

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, the internet has brought them back together again.

After losing her family, Talic was raised in an orphanage. The girls’ parents died during the war, and a brother emigrated to the United States, and despite her best efforts, Talic couldn’t find any hard information on her family once she was old enough to ask. Read more…

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