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Norman Reedus Is Gradually Morphing Into His Walking Dead Character

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the walking deadThere are a number of reasons why Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon is the best character on the AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead, despite being one of the only core members of the group of survivors who doesn’t appear in Robert Kirkman’s comics that serve as the source material. As a character, he has spent most of his life fending for himself, living off the land, skills that have served him well in a world overrun by walkers where things like grocery stores are a thing of the past. But these survival tools are not unique to Daryl, it’s something Reedus shares with his on screen alter ego.

Talking to GQ recently, Reedus revealed that being on the hit show has had a serious impact on his life, though not in the way you might expect. Before the series he was always kind of an outdoors type, but that got cranked up a notch, actually a few notches. Like now he lives in the woods, seriously, among other things. And, as he was only supposed to be around for a short time, though his immediately popularity saw to it that he stayed around, it’s only getting more pronounced.

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Whitley Strieber’s Alien Hunter Adaptation Gets Straight To Series Order From Syfy

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SyfySyfy is going through something of a reinvention. Over the last few years they’ve gone from being an oasis of genre programing to filling their schedule with schlocky, poorly made creature features, reality TV shows, and even professional wrestling, which, though definitely outlandish at times, has little to nothing to do with science fiction. That’s changing, however. The network is making a hard push at getting back in the original sci-fi content game, broadcasting the Canadian hit Continuum, debuting Helix earlier this year, Z Nation just premiered, and they have an insane slate of shows in various stages of development. And now they’re adding one more notable title.

Deadline reports that Syfy has given the alien drama Hunters, which is only a working title at this point, a 13-episode straight-to-series order. Based on Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel Alien Hunter, also not a particularly good name, the series is also bringing along super producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, Terminator 2, and far too many genre favorites to mention) for the ride. Natalie Chaidez, who worked on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Heroes, and V, among others, is handling the writing duties and will also help with the executive producing duties. All of that taken together, you understand why the network gave it the go ahead so fast.

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William Shatner Thinks Star Trek 3 Is Using His Name To Create Hype

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William ShatnerThere’s been a great deal of chatter about Star Trek 3 lately. We’ve heard everything from potential start dates for production to overviews of what the plot entails, but few things have sparked as much interest as the idea that (probable) director Roberto Orci reportedly wants original Star Trek star William Shatner to cameo in the movie. This is all based on speculation, hearsay, and possible offhand comments, and now both men have weighed in on the subject.

Thankfully we live in a magical time where any loudmouth can sound off on social media and the Internet and people will listen. And one thing we know about Shatner is that the man is never shy about letting you know how he feels. Lets go see what he has to say.

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Two Game Of Thrones Stars Join Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

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lena headeyIf you’re going to go around killing zombies, it helps to have already dealt with the undead in a past part of your life. Such is the case with Game of Thrones stars Lena Headey and Charles Dance, both of whom have temporarily said goodbye to the White Walkers of Westeros to sign on for roles in Burr Steers’ upcoming adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

In other big news for the literary horror mash-up, Screen Gems has negotiated a deal for U.S. distribution, which means we may actually see this movie one day. (It’s been in development for ages now.) Screen Gems recently put out Scott Derrickson’s demonic horror Deliver Us from Evil and Sam Miler’s domestic thriller No Good Deed. They’re pretty good at taking low-budget flicks and turning a sizable profit on them. Here’s hoping that’s the case with this one.

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Interstellar Drops Six New Stills And The Stars Share Their Impressions

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InterstellarChristopher Nolan’s Interstellar is ever so gradually pulling back the curtain. We’re talking centimeter by centimeter here (maybe even millimeter by millimeter), but we’re getting more and more information in miniscule, less than bite sized chunks. Over the last week we’ve seen posters that show what appear to be various worlds that may be explored, Nolan himself referred to Interstellar as a mirror of his last non-Batman movie Inception, and now we’ve got a handful of new stills from the upcoming sci-fi epic. Two of the stars are even sharing their two cents on the film.

Not having seen the movie, or really knowing much about it (there’s not much to know at this point), we are aware that it takes place both on Earth and in space. Global climate change has progressed beyond the point where it can be reversed, and as such humanity needs to look for a new planet to call home. A band of intrepid explorers, led by a reluctant Matthew McConaughey, leave Earth and travel through a newly discovered wormhole in the hopes of finding somewhere we can plant our collective flag.

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Science Is One Step Closer To Making One Of Our Sci-Fi Nightmares A Reality

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Terminator 2No matter how many speculative cautionary tales science fiction produces, science keeps inching us ever closer to our inevitable doom at the hands of our eventual robot overlords. Take, for instance, James Cameron’s 1991 blockbuster Terminator 2: Judgment Day. We all watched that and were like, whew, thank god that terrifying molten metal man doesn’t really exist. And while we’ve been able to think that for more than the last two decades, thanks to science, we’re one step closer to seeing that shape-shifting Robert Patrick that has haunted so many of our dreams become a reality.

It’s a baby step, but like I said, we’re getting closer and closer to Skynet every day. A team of researchers at North Carolina State University have taken it upon themselves to create a liquid metal alloy that can reshape itself in a way that may be unsettlingly familiar to some of us. It’s cool, and fascinating, but also won’t to anything to help alleviate your T2 induced nightmares.