Echolocation is one of those curiosities we all learn about in primary school, a quirk of nature that lets dolphins and bats 'see' in situations of reduced visibility. It's such an interesting concept that a number of blind superheroes and fantasy warriors have sprung up in the realms of fiction, using similar abilities to navigate the world. But it's not entirely fictional — there exist a handful of amazing people who actually use echolocation to 'see'.
Forty years ago, the opening crawl of the original Star Wars revealed the Rebels' had just won "their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire." Given that we knew a major battle would be ending the third season of Star Wars Rebels, that presumably meant things in the finale probably weren't going to go well for our heroes. They very much didn't.
Over the past 60 years, Marvel Comics has created more than 7000 characters, including hundreds upon hundreds of costumed superheroes. Many boast unique powers and compelling backstories that are ripe for TV - yet only a tiny fraction ever get to star in their own Netflix series. Often - as in the case of Iron Fist - the decision of what and what not to adapt seems bizarre.
During a recent set visit, we asked Netflix Originals' vice president to explain how the company picks and chooses its fictional crime fighters. If you've ever wondered how the process works, read on.
Netflix have released a new collection of episodes from the original Voltron, hand-picked by the creative team that's brought the iconic series back to life. To celebrate, we sat down with Legendary Defender executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery to reflect on the original show, and exactly how it has — and hasn't — inspired the new series.
His name's Fury, Nick Fury. Some preview artwork has come out for the upcoming Nick Fury solo comic, and damn, young Nick is looking mighty fine these days. I've got the vapours.
A month ago, Marvel sent its comics fans into a flurry of speculation when it dropped a teaser dubbed Generations, hinting that original legacy characters like Tony Stark, Jean Grey and Captain Mar-Vell could be coming back alongside the heroes that have taken on their mantles. Well, now they have just confirmed that indeed that's exactly what's happening.
Yesterday, the last episode of Naruto Shippuden aired, ending Naruto Uzumaki's starring anime run. Fans are taking the opportunity to offer gratitude and share their memories.