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Gonzo Puppeteer Dave Goelz on Why We Need the Muppets More Than EverIn celebration of the classic Muppet Show's recent arrival on Disney+, we hopped on a Zoom call to talk to veteran Muppet performer Dave Goelz, the performer behind the Great Gonzo and many other beloved Muppet characters.1
The forgotten genius who discovered black holes over 200 years agoCenturies before black holes became accepted science, a fat little man in 1780s Yorkshire imagined stars so massive that even light could not escape. He predicted black holes. This is the incredible story of John Michell and his "dark stars."1
We Know the 'Mind-Blowing' Cameo in Zack Snyder's Justice LeagueOne sentence of a new Zack Snyder Justice League interview sent fans into a mild frenzy: “He has reshot the ending with a hero cameo that will blow hard-core fans’ minds.” io9 can exclusively reveal which DC hero will appear.1
11 of the Best and Brightest Batman: The Brave and the Bold EpisodesNow that one of the best Batman animated shows is on HBO Max—the excellent Batman: The Brave and the Bold—it's time to remind you of some its best episodes, from metatextual gags to some genuinely heartbreaking looks at Batman's character.1
The 60-Year Evolution of Psycho's Norman BatesIn honor of Hitchcock's horror classic Psycho and the diminishing rewards of its sequels, we’re taking a look back at Norman Bates, the iconic character who made movie lovers afraid to take a shower—and who certainly evolved a quite bit over the years.1
What's Star Wars Going to Do With All This Gina Carano Merchandise?In the wake of Lucasfilm cutting ties with The Mandalorian's Gina Carano after repeated social media controversies, toymakers playing in the Star Wars galaxy must now reckon with shelves of merchandise featuring her character, and future plans.1
Everything You Need to Know About Lord of the Rings' Second AgeAmazon's new Lord of the Rings prequel show is taking us thousands of years into Middle-earth's past to the time of the Second Age. But that is a period of thousands of years in JRR Tolkien's mythos. Confused about what it all means? Let us explain.
9 Movies With Characters Who Prove Immortality Can Be a Total DragAs storytellers are fond of reminding us, living forever usually only sounds awesome until you try it. This list includes only movie characters who were born human and then somehow became immortal—that’s why there aren’t any gods, unless Phil Connors counts—and then realized how long eternity really, truly is.