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DC Comics have shaped so much of nerd culture during their tenure as superhero kings. Their comic books have shaped dreams, inspired heroes, and sparked imaginations. Their animated series have left fans in wonder, have created iconic characters, and connected superheroes to viewers outside of their normal audiences. DC has created some of the most memorable heroes to ever exist: Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman.

This year at the San Diego Comic Con, DC revealed several new productions about their superheroes. Fans marveled at all the upcoming projects. The company showed trailers for two films, Aquaman and Shazam, one live action series, Titans, and the continuation of their animated series, Young Justice: Outsiders.

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SDCC 2018: TV Trailers Overflow at Comic Con

Comic Con is often remembered for the big panels in Hall H, the massive studio presence by companies like Marvel, and the fans.  When Marvel announced they would not have the usual massive presence many worried that the behemoth that is SDCC might be slowing down in its old age (next year the con turns 50).  Nothing could have been further from the truth.

Along with news of tentpole films like Aquaman, WonderWoman84, and Godzilla King of Monsters there were also a lot of great new trailers for shows like Doctor Who, Star Trek: Discovery, and the Walking Dead franchise.

Sometimes those big reveals overshadow some other shows worthy of attention.

Here are a just a few of the TV trailers that premiered over the weekend.

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Buffy’s Back! New Cast, New Writer, Same Whedon

Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans rejoice! Fox is moving forward with plans to reboot our favorite slayer, only a little different this time. While Buffy may not be the bouncy blonde valley girl we’re used to, our Lord and Savior Joss Whedon will be around to guide the new slayer’s show as it finds its footing.

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CBS All Access has debuted the action-packed official trailer for the second season of Star Trek: Discovery following the panel for the series at Comic Con.

The trailer features the return of Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham and introduced a new alien character named Linus, while showing us a few other new cast members.

We also got a first look at some snazzy new Starfleet crew uniforms that look very familiar.

Showrunner Alex Kurtzman confirms we will be seeing Spock in the new season which will have a ‘family’ theme unlike the war theme of the first season.

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After a teaser that left more than a lot to the imagination during the final of the World Cup, a true full trailer for the new season of the long lived Doctor Who series hit Comic Con’s and the internet today.

The teaser gave us a quick look at the new companions Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill), and Graham (Bradley Walsh).  The new series features Jodie Whittaker as the first female incarnation of the world’s best loved Time Lord.

Today in Hall H, new showrunner Chris Chibnall is joined by Cole, Gill, and Whittaker to share some of what the future holds for the Gallifryan and her three new human companions.

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Precisely one a year ago, Jodie Whittaker was announced as the first female Doctor. Doctor Who? Exactly.

All puns aside, Doctor Who fans have been excited for Whittaker to take on the role and show what she has to offer the title role. Capaldi’s regeneration left the new 13th Doctor in quite a precarious situation. The Tardis’ operations had failed and she had fallen out of the time-machine, watching it disappear as she tumbled through the sky. (more…)

Little Known Facts About 4 Next Gen Cast Members

When Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered in September of 1987 most people (including the cast and crew) didn’t give it much of a chance of success.

Fandom was excited to see Trek return to TV with Gene Roddenberry (creator of the original series) at the helm.  But almost immediately after it first aired, fandom lost its mind.  A captain who didn’t chase skirts or do flying jump kicks who was BALD!?!?!?!?  Not to mention there was a Klingon on the ship.  It is likely that if today’s troll community online had existed then that the show would not have gone on to air for seven seasons or spawn four big screen adventures.

One thing that immediately separated the new show from the original was the fact that it was a true ensemble show.  Every cast member would have episodes where they were the main focus and others where they were the B story.

So unlike the first article of this series where it was the non-leads of the original series that were brought to the forefront, this article picks a couple of the main cast and a couple of the secondary cast to highlight.

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It’s summertime! That means the kids are out of school, vacations are happening, cookouts, family reunions, and pool parties! But that also means blistering heat, sunburns, and of course being forced to interact with other human beings. What better way to combat the downsides of summer than to kick back with a snack and something cold to drink and binge watch some tv??? Netflix to the rescue! Even if the “are you still watching?” message does come across as more than a little condescending…

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8 Crazy Costumes of Classic ‘Doctor Who’

In 2005, Doctor Who returned to TV screens with a new cast and crew.  After being off the air for over 15 years, a lot had changed in the TV landscape.  With shows like Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica having reboots of their own that paved the way for Who to return, it would not be the same show that earlier generations remembered.

One of the biggest differences was the ending of the serial format that had served the show well for twenty five years.  Another was the upgrade to how the show looked.

Gone were the obviously rubber costumes and over the top masks that did little to suspend disbelief.  The show would now have world class effects, make-up and costumes.  But for many people who had hidden behind the couch as children, this was a sad state of affairs.

Here is a list of the best (worst) looking aliens from each of the original series’ Doctors.

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Hulu hit a home run when in June, 2017 they premiered The Handmaid’s Tale as a Hulu Original. A classic sci-fi dystopian novel, the story’s transition to tv show sizzled across the internet. Once it aired, people were even more abuzz. The show became a drama darling, praised by casual and critical viewers alike.

This summer, The Handmaid’s Tale came back for another round. And boy was it something. But is the second season able to live up to the praises of the first?

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