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Back To The Future Legos Don’t Require Plutonium, But Do Require Some Assembly

If you grew up a die-hard fan of the Back to the Future movies, there’s a good chance at some point you tried to build your very own Lego DeLorean. Also possibly your very own Lego Aliens power loader, your very own Lego Tron light cycle, your very own Lego Battlestar Galactica Viper, and so on. Now society has finally caught up with our fervent childhood imaginations, and soon you will be able to purchase your very own official, licensed Back to the Future Lego sets.

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A History Of George Lucas’ Plan For Four Star Wars Trilogies

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The number of Star Wars movies George Lucas originally intended to make has shifted over the years, depending on when he was asked. At one point, he was planning not three, but four separate Star Wars trilogies. This would have added up to be 12 movies in total to complete the Star Wars saga. But now that Disney is planning a new trilogy featuring Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, as well as spin-off movies, we might actually get Episodes X, XI, and XII at some point down the road.

Looking back at the production of the original Star Wars trilogy, the blog of The Making of Star Wars author J.W. Rinzler noted an interview with Mark Hamill in 2004. In the interview, Hamill recalled conversations with George Lucas between setups during the filming of the original Star Wars in 1976. Hamill recounted:

You know, when I first did this, it was four trilogies. 12 movies! Out on the desert, any time between setups… lots of free time. And George was talking about this whole thing…’Um, how’d you like to be in Episode IX?’ ‘When is that going to be?’ ’2011′…I said, ‘Well, what do you want me to do?’ He said, ‘You’ll just be like a cameo. You’ll be like Obi-Wan handing the lightsaber down to the next new hope.’

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I Feel Fine: Five Sci-Fi Flicks To Help You Ride Out The Apocalypse

Well, so far we’re all still here on this crisp, cool, apocalypse-free day. That could just be a way to lull us all into a false sense of security though, so the universe can then sucker-punch us with a last-minute Mayan surprise. So while you’re waiting for the end to fall, you might as well entertain yourself. Thankfully, science fiction is chock full of movies about the apocalypse, or preventing the apocalypse. or the aftermath of the apocalypse. We’ve chosen five thematically appropriate flicks to usher us all into infinity, and we’ve even helpfully keyed them to the Five Stages of Grief. Two birds with one stone, baby! Let’s get this group therapy session rolling…

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First Image From Edgar Wright’s The World’s End

What better day to release an official image from a movie about the end of the world? Well, at least the title of the movie suggests the end of the world. The first official image of Edgar Wright’s upcoming movie, The World’s End, was released today. The image shows five lifelong friends at the bar called The World’s End.

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Glen Mazzara Steps Down As Showrunner Of The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead will receive another drastic change when it comes back to wrap up season three in February. The good news is that the cable network renewed the series for season four. The bad news is that the series current showrunner, Glen Mazzara, will not be part of the show at the end of season three.

According to Deadline, Glen Mazzara and AMC are parting ways after season three concludes. The decision to go forward without Mazzara appears to be amicable and polite. Although the two parties disagreed about the direction of the upcoming season, Mazzara will stay on to finish out the rest of season three. Here’s AMC’s statement.

Today, AMC announces the season 4 pick-up of The Walking Dead.

AMC also jointly announces with Glen Mazzara today that for future seasons, the two parties have mutually decided to part ways. Glen guided the series creatively for seasons 2 and 3. AMC is grateful for his hard work. We are both proud of our shared success.

Both parties acknowledge that there is a difference of opinion about where the show should go moving forward, and conclude that it is best to part ways. This decision is amicable and Glen will remain on for post-production on season 3B as showrunner and executive producer.

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Mayans Said Nothing About The World Ending, Discovered Mayan Scholar Already

calakmulx-wide-communityI already made a joke about Mayan apocalypse in another story, and frankly, I’ve been bored with the subject for a couple of decades now. But look at history coming back to bite us all in the necks, Mayan vampire style. While doing research that had nothing to do with Mayan vampires, renowned Maya scholar David Stuart unleashed a nuclear truth bomb, ruthlessly ending the world…as we know it…when it comes to what ancient civilizations had to say about specific dates in the future.

Stuart, also a University of Texas at Austin Mesoamerican art history professor, actually discovered and said all this stuff about six months ago, but as a website, we know people forget things, and timeliness of subject is sometimes a bigger draw than timeliness of the actual occurrence. Holy shit, I just unleashed some truth of my own.

He was brought to the ruins of La Corona in the jungles of Guatemala in April and May to study staircase risers found at a Maya court residence, whose inscriptions depicted a visit by the powerful Calakmul ruler, Yuknoom Yich’aak K’ahk’, who’d just been defeated in battle, but was reassuring the local population that he was not dead or captured as feared. It is the longest piece of text ever found in Guatemala. This was in 696 BCE.