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Syfy Turns Greenland Into A Dystopian Prison In This New Drama

GreenlandJust when you think Syfy is done expanding their development slate, those crazy kids go ahead and add something else to their ever-growing list of future shows. Today they announced their latest endeavor, the futuristic prison drama 51st State, and it sounds like something we can totally get into.

The one-hour drama is set in the nearish future when the prison population in the United States has grown so vast, so out of control, that there is nowhere left incarcerate criminals. And here is the best solution you’ve ever heard, the government buys Greenland—yes, they buy Greenland, because that’s something you can do in the future, purchase a whole other country—and convert the island nation into frontier style prison colony, one where both male and female convicts are mixed together.

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Watch The Next Three Minutes Of Syfy’s 12 Monkeys Right Here

Last week, we got a glimpse at the first nine minutes of Syfy’s upcoming adaptation of 12 Monkeys. It was a solid look that gives you an idea of the world, tone, and aesthetic they’ve created. But if that wasn’t enough, the network is back with another extended clip, though this one only clocks in at a little more than three-minutes long.

I’m not 100% sure, but I’m reasonably certain that this is the scene that immediately follows the first video. Also, you probably noticed that this is “part 2 of 5,” which indicates that we will likely see three more of these videos between now and this Friday, January 16, when 12 Monkeys premieres. So we have that to look forward to.

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George Lucas Had Very Different Plans For Star Wars 7

star wars the force awakensGeorge Lucas both created and almost destroyed Star Wars. I know there are those of you who like the prequels, but regardless of personal feelings, the public backlash against them was so severe that it actually turned many people off to the franchise that they loved. (Hence the massive trepidation about the new movies.) A great many fans breathed a sigh of relief when they found out that Lucas has nothing to do with the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t have plans for Episode VII, however, and he recently opened up about them a bit.

As far back as 2011 the idea of more Star Wars movies was bouncing around, but it wasn’t until Disney bought Lucasfilm for an outlandish amount of money in October of 2012 that those rumors were confirmed. Talking to USA Today about his upcoming animated film, Strange Magic, Lucas revealed that he seriously toyed with the idea of Episode VII with an eye on a May 2015 release date. In fact, he had plans for a whole new trilogy, though he mentioned that he was considering selling Lucasfilm off after the seventh film.

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The Idea Of An Atom Spinoff Series May Be Growing On The CW

ArrowComic-book superheroes have been ruling the big screen for a while now, with Marvel enjoying an insane run of success at the box office and DC now doing its best to play catch-up. But some of the most entertaining comic adaptations are actually unfolding on the TV front — especially on The CW, where Arrow and The Flash are constructing a shared universe any longtime DC fan should love. Now it looks like the Arrow-verse might be expanding even further in the not-too-distant future, by giving a tiny hero his big moment in the spotlight.

Of course we’re talking about Ray Palmer, aka The Atom. Palmer was introduced earlier this season on Arrow as a scientist/industrialist who takes over Oliver Queen’s former company. And just as Barry Allen/The Flash was introduced on Arrow in the hopes that the character would prove popular enough to support his own show, Palmer (played by former Superman Brandon Routh) is also being groomed for his own potential spinoff once he dons The Atom’s red and blue super-duds. Speaking to THR, Arrow-verse executive producer revealed that very early discussions about an Atom spinoff have already taken place, but it’s a long way from a done deal. Berlanti said:

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Star Wars 7: Watch This Guy Test Out The Practicality Of That New Lightsaber

Since damn near the very first moment that Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer dropped just after Thanksgiving, there has been an endless back and forth among fans about that new, broadsword-style lightsaber lugged around by Kylo Ren. There have been all kinds of theories about how functional it would be with those small blades that come out at the hilt, and if it would really protect your hands or be a hindrance and liability in actual combat. Now I know nothing about swordplay aside from what I’ve seen in the movies, but luckily for all of us, there’s this dude on YouTube who put these this newfangled weapon through it’s paces to see if it’s practical or not.

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This New Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Is Grim And Awesome

Last night was the championship game of the inaugural college football playoff, and while the game was kind of a turd (unless you’re an Ohio State University fan, then it totally ruled), there was one big highlight for movie fans, a brand spanking new trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. And it’s awesome. But don’t take our word for that, check it out for yourself.