Glen Mazzara Says Season Three of The Walking Dead Won’t Be As Slow Moving As Its Zombies

The Walking Dead‘s much-anticipated third season won’t hit the airwaves until October 14th, but fans of AMC’s zombie series are eager to see how the show will develop from past seasons. The Walking Dead has a notorious track record for starting off strongly and then devolving as much as a walker in sight of its prey. At the end of season two, the series took a sharp shift with its narrative and characters, so the audience just wants to know what comes next.

Showrunner Glen Mazzara put to rest the direction of season three and emphasized the quick pace the series will take to get our characters from Hershel’s farm to the Woodbury prison. Mazzara and executive producer Gale Anne Hurd wanted the prison to be realistic and gritty, and hoped to convey what a prison might look like if no one had maintained it for a long period of time. Mazzara says:

We wanted to build something that was a gritty and realistic as possible. This is not a sleek, polished, cool prison. It’s scary, and it feels real… it very much fits the gritty aesthetic that fans have come to expect from our show.


Bryan Cranston Plays Cohaagen As Hauser’s Father-Figure In Total Recall

With only a few weeks until the remake of Total Recall is in theaters, Sony has released more featurettes and posters to get audiences excited for Len Wiseman’s spin on the futuristic tale. Based on the short story, We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, by legendary sci-fi writer Phillip K. Dick, the new Total Recall will take a more faithful and realistic take on the original source material.

In an interview with io9, actor Bryan Cranston talks about that more realistic angle Wiseman wants to take with his adaptation. Let’s be honest, although brilliant, Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall was a bit on the cartoony side. Verhoeven wanted to explore the more ridiculous aspects of violence. Why else cast Arnold Schwarzenegger as an “Everyday Man.” Cranston wanted to play up the more strict elements of his character Cohaagen rather than just play him like a mustache-twirling villain. Cranston confesses,

Yes, there is a class system. And yes those of us who enjoy the fruits of labor will still do that. And then there are those of us who should be laborers, right?” Hauser, Colin Farrell’s character, is just like a rebellious teenage son. I love him. I want to get him in line and punish him a little bit with a little tough love, but he’ll come around.


Portal 2′s Wheatley Hitches A Ride To The International Space Station

In addition to the thoroughly entertaining, physics-bending gameplay at its core, Valve’s Portal games have succeeded thanks to top-notch writing and a pair of unforgettable characters. In the original Portal it was GLaDOS, a passive-aggressive artificial intelligence who at first seems to be helping guide silent protagonist Chell through the increasingly deadly testing facility of Aperture Science. With Portal 2, Valve did the nigh-impossible and introduced a new character just as hilarious and memorable as GLaDOS: Wheatley, a nebbishy, scatter-brained A.I. voiced by Stephen Merchant. And while GLaDOS may have the better singing voice, now Wheatley has one-upped her in a major way: he’s hitched a ride to the International Space Station.


Edgar Wright And J.J. Abrams Team Up To Make A Sci-Fi Film

Edgar Wright has had a very busy month. A few weeks ago, the writer/director announced the start of production on The World’s End, the long-awaited third installment of the “Blood and Ice Cream” or “Three Flavours of Cornetto” trilogy of films he’s done with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Last week at Comic-Con, Edgar Wright took the stage in Hall H during the Marvel panel to show test footage for his long-rumored Ant-Man project, which Marvel finally gave the go ahead. Both films are slated for release in 2014.

Now it looks like Edgar Wright will be teaming up with the ultra geek icon J.J. Abrams to make a sci-fi film titled Collider for Paramount Pictures. Wright will direct and Abrams will produce the film for his production company, Bad Robot, along with Nira Park for Wright’s company, Big Talk Productions. Screenwriter Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, Thor) will co-write the feature with Wright.


Sally Ride, First American Woman In Space, Dies At Age 61

American astronaut Sally Ride died on Monday of pancreatic cancer. She was the first American woman in space and was a trailblazer for women in the American space program. She was 61 years old. Terry McEntee, a spokesperson for Sally Ride Science, said Ride died at her home in La Jolla, a suburb of San Diego. McEntee also stated that Ride was a very private person and only a small group of people knew she was sick.

In 1983, Sally Ride traveled to space in the space shuttle Challenger when she was 32 years old. Since her mission, 42 other women made the journey into space following after Ride.

“Sally was a national hero and a powerful role model. She inspired generations of young girls to reach for the stars,” President Barack Obama said in a statement.


The Universe May End Sooner Than We Expected

What will happen at the end of the world? It’s unclear when or how this cataclysmic event will happen but there’s always been the thought that we could prevent it. Maybe we could find another planet to live on after this one has become disposable. Some physicists now believe the Universe will end and everything will just stop existing because it is expanding too quickly.

The idea is called the Big Rip, which is when galaxies expand, eventually tearing matter apart . This is caused by a gravitationally repulsive force called dark energy and could apply to not just galaxies but the entire universe. This mystery matter can be attributed to the way the universe behaves. But the nature of dark energy is still a mystery to science even though it makes up about 70% of all the contents of the universe.