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Norway Becomes a Hub for Time-Displaced Refugees in HBO’s Beforeigners Trailer

Science fiction and fantasy are often used as mirrors to reflect our own modern societal problems, one of the biggest being the ongoing refugee crisis. Amazon Prime’s Carnival Row explores the theme using fairies and mythical creatures. District 9 was about aliens who’d found themselves stuck on Earth. Now, HBO has…

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Marvel’s Baddies Are Getting Their Own Villainous Game

The villains are entering the multiverse. io9 can exclusively reveal that Villainous, the card-based board game starring Disney’s evildoers, is heading into some other familiar territory with Marvel Villainous.

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Mulan Will Be Disney’s First PG-13 Live-Action Remake

She’s as swift as the coursing river, with all the force (and violence) of a great typhoon. Disney’s Mulan has become the first live-action remake to receive a PG-13 rating, making it the latest film in Disney’s rarest collection.

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Wonder Woman, Marvel Heroes, and Power Rangers Are All Stars of the Latest Tabletop News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This weekend’s Toy Fair will bring all sorts of awesome gaming news. We’ve got some exciting stuff here, and be sure to be on the lookout for some reveals and announcements on io9 in the coming days. Right now, we’ve got

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Stranger Things Season 4’s First Teaser Reveals a Surprising Return

You can’t keep this American hero down. Netflix has released the first look at the fourth season of Stranger Things, bringing us to Russia (with love) as the international showdown over control of the Upside Down escalates. And there’s someone you might recognize working on the rail line.

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With Our Delightfully Nerdy Valentine’s Day Cards, You Can Become a Clan of 2

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (and right before a holiday weekend)! To celebrate this horniest of days, io9 is back with our latest collection of nerdy Valentines—featuring cameos from the Mandalorian, Jean-Luc Picard, Harley Quinn, and, of course…a Witcher in a tub.

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8 Tabletop RPGs That Are Way Hotter Than Valentine’s Day ‘Love Coupons’

The tabletop industry has skyrocketed over the past decade, but there’s one sad truth we all must face: It’s really hard to find a horny board game.

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Star Trek: Picard’s Showrunner Opens Up About the Sunglasses and Swears

Star Trek: Picard is in the midst of its dynamic debut season and fans have noticed a few, well, interesting choices the series has made so far. Showrunner Michael Chabon is breaking down the intent behind the F-bombs, earbuds, and sunglasses, and diving into the history of Star Trek on network television and human…

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River Song and Captain Jack Are Teaming Up for a Doctor Who Audio Adventure

Fresh off his surprise cameo in the latest season of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who, Captain Jack Harkness is heading out on a new voyage in the latest audio adventure series from Big Finish. Anybody who’s eager for a certain Doctor Who pairing will be in luck because guess who’s coming aboard? “Hello, sweetie.”

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5 Essential Good Place Episodes to Watch Before the Series Finale Breaks Our Forking Hearts

Our time in the Good Place is almost at an end, having spent four forking fantasic seasons with Eleanor, Chidi, Jason, Tahani, Michael, and Janet. As we get ready for the series finale of The Good Place, we thought we’d look back at its most pivotal episodes: the ones that made us cry, the ones that made us think, and…

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