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In 1980 Carl Sagan‘s 13-episode PBS series Cosmos became a defining televised document of scientific inquiry and conversation, thanks in part to its unique emphasis on the intersection of big scientific questions and personal experience. Now Fox is creating a new version of Cosmos, from a seemingly unlikely source.

Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted) wanted to reboot the show, and has worked with original Cosmos writer and producer Ann Druyan (also Sagan’s widow) on a new 13-episode series hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The first new Cosmos trailer was released at Comic Con — for the show which bears the full title Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey — and it looks fantastic. Check out the footage below. Read More »

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Sadly, you’ll have to wait to see the glorious footage from Gravity that was screened this past weekend at Comic Con. The long sequence shown in Hall H was spectacular — in fact, I’ve never seen anything quite like it. That footage showed the two astronauts played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as they work on the Hubble Telescope, and are warned that conditions around them are about to change for the worse.

We’ve heard a lot about Alfonso Cuaron‘s plan to use long apparently unbroken takes in the movie (which are, in fact partially, stitched together from multiple shots) and the footage we saw was primarily comprised of one long shot in which the camera was completely free to rotate around the characters and other objects in the scene. It was stunning, but just as impressive was the panel conversation about how the effect was achieved. Now you can see most of that conversation, below. Read More »

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If you haven’t already figured it out, Sunday’s Breaking Bad panel at San Diego Comic-Con was fantastic. Bryan Cranston in a Bryan Cranston mask, the first few minutes of the new season screened, it was an hour jam-packed with awesome.

Besides those two standout moments, there was also a fantastic conversation between moderator Chris Hardwick and creator Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Bob Odenkirk and RJ Mitte. Hardwick revealed the final eight episodes of the show will be followed by Talking Bad, a recap show he’ll host to help us digest what we see in each episode. Plus, the team talked about how one major death was imagined differently, the tone on set and their level of satisfaction with the ending. Below, check out the 12 things we learned about Breaking Bad and watch an excellent five season recap video. Read More »

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Comic-Con 2013 proved one thing beyond a shadow a doubt. To make an impression in Hall H, you have to do something unexpected. Sony did just that with their presentation of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, bringing Spider-Man himself to the stage before introducing the actor portraying him, Andrew Garfield.

You can read about the footage here, and rest of the panel here, but below check out a video of the whole panel which includes 10 minutes of Garfield, as Spider-Man, just being hilarious. Read More »

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Comic Con is too large of an event for celebrities to actually walk the show floor, but that doesn’t stop some of them from trying. Justin Timberlake once walked Comic-Con dressed as a ‘Sesame Street’ character years ago. Many other actors have famously thrown on a Stormtrooper helmet and walked the show floor with just a half-assed cosplay presentation — so if you ever see someone who just threw on a mask and it looks like they didn’t try hard enough, ask yourself which actor might possibly be hiding in plain sight. Michael Cera just threw on a fierce-looking Gorilla mask one year.

This year, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, Doctor Who‘s eleventh doctor Matt Smith and The Wolverine star Hugh Jackman are among the actors we know who donned a disguise and walked the show floor this year. After the jump you can see how they did it.

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This past Saturday in Comic-Con’s Hall H will go down in history as one of the best days ever at the Con. We found out about a Superman/Batman movie, saw footage from Godzilla, a teaser for Warcraft, footage from every single upcoming Marvel movie and so much more.

One of the major highlights was director Bryan Singer parading out the entire cast of his 2014 sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past. We’re talking about a murderer’s row of Oscar winners, legends, and A-listers including Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, James McAvoy, Ellen Page, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence and Peter Dinklage. We’ve already written about what happened and talked about the footage but now, thanks to the magic of the internet, you can watch the whole thing yourself. Read More »

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One of the loudest crowd sounds I’ve ever heard in my life was the deafening roar that erupted in Hall H at Comic Con this year when Zack Snyder rolled a short video in which Superman’s ‘S’ logo appeared, then was shadowed by Batman’s own symbol.

The video was the culmination of Snyder’s announcement that the sequel to Man of Steel will feature Batman. Now you can watch most of Snyder’s short talk, and see that video for yourself. Read More »

Breaking Bad

Why does Walter White have a beard, what’s he doing with that thing in the trunk and what happens after the toilet? These are just some of the questions that will be answered starting August 11 when the final 8 episodes of Breaking Bad begin to air. The majority of the show’s cast, along with creator Vince Gilligan, took the Hall H stage on the last day of San Diego Comic-Con to talk about the show’s legacy. They surprised the audience by showing the pre-title cold open from the season premiere.

If you’d like to know what happens, we have a detailed description below, but fair warning it includes MAJOR SPOILERS. Check back soon for a non-spoiler recap of the panel. Read More »

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