1. Entertainment

    NBC Is Bringing Heroes Back To TV Despite No One Wanting That Ever

    Ah, 2006; that innocent time when Twitter was brand-new, Pluto was still a planet, and Heroes was the best show on TV. Little did we know that slowly, over the next few years, this wonderful superhero drama would become a sad version of the show we once loved. But don't worry, Heroes fans (?), because NBC is out of original ideas bringing it back.

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  2. Weird

    Crime-Plagued French City Asks For Help From Batman

    France's second-biggest city, Marseille, has been plagued with gang crime for months, and the problem is only getting worse. With the police seemingly incapable of bringing law and order to the streets, Marseille residents have reacted in the only reasonable manner available to them -- they've called for help from Batman.

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  3. Entertainment

    The Year in Pirated Television: LOST Wins

    While the actual number of downloads has dropped, both LOST and Heroes topped the list of TV's most downloaded shows, proving that geeks watch the most popular sci-fi shows on TV, just not on the actual TV machine. Heroes had actually topped the list in 2009, but the media surrounding LOST's final season most likely drew more viewers than Heroes' cancellation. According to TorrentFreak, "the most downloaded episode of Heroes is still exceeding the average viewership on US television." Dexter, which moved up to third on the list, also experienced more downloads than TV viewers.

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  4. Entertainment

    Marvel Appoints Jeph Loeb Vice President in Charge of Television

    When Jeph Loeb appeared to no longer be taking up the writing reins on The Hulk, comics fans speculated wildly as to what he might be doing next. Perhaps the writer behind Long Halloween and Batman/Superman had even been poached back by DC. Turns out it was actually something rather different: Loeb has been put in charge of television projects for Marvel Comics.

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  5. Entertainment

    Comparison Pics From the Heroes Comic Plagiarism Lawsuit

    Comic creator Jazan Wild claims that many elements from the fourth season of Heroes were plagiarized directly from him comic Carnival of Souls, and is suing for $60 million. Robot 6 summarizes the evidence presented by the plaintiff in the lawsuit between Wild and NBC.

    "The settings and the storylines are virtually the same," the complaint states. "The main character in both stories leads a carnival of lost souls and outcasts. This dark character seeks to make his carnival more powerful by recruiting new members with special abilities. The appearance of some of the characters is also virtually identical to those in the plaintiff's books. [...] Even the dialogue is similar. Indeed, some of the scenes in Heroes appear as if plaintiff's books were used as storyboards by the defendants."

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  6. Entertainment

    The Cape Attempts to Replace Heroes Next Season on NBC, but Is that a Good Idea?

    NBC is certainly not done with the superhero drama genre, but I'm forced to wonder just how long they can beat this horse. In a post- Dark Knight and Kick-Ass world where men in long underwear and capes can go toe-to-toe with dirty cops and criminals realistically, isn't it time to bring some of that to the small screen? Enter: The Cape, a drama about a good cop in a bad city who must become the beloved hero of his young son when he's framed for murder and assumed dead by both those he loved and those who betrayed him. Because Heroes, obviously, wasn't grounded in reality enough.

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  7. Entertainment

    Are LOST and Heroes Racist?

    Andre Meadows from Black Nerd Comedy thinks so.  Here's his hilarious take on why black people keep getting the shaft from science fiction television shows: Some commenters seem to have missed the whole "comedy" aspect of the video, accusing Andre of using race to grab attention:

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  8. Entertainment

    Heroes Creator: NBC Ban on Killing Some Characters May Explain Show’s Terribleness

    Oh, Heroes: how quickly you went from "the best pilot of fall 2006" and drawing comparisons to LOST to all-purpose punchline. Even when you were the most-pirated show of 2009, Wired still found a way to say it was because of your "lameness." Now, in a recent interview, the show's creator, Tim Kring, presents one possible explanation for the show's downslide into mediocrity: meddling execs at NBC, who Kring says not only called the shots about how many episodes each season of the show would have (too many, according to Kring), but called the shots on several plot points and forbid the killing off of popular characters.

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  9. Entertainment

    Disturbing New Movement: Taking The Awesome Out Of Science Fiction Movies

    Apparently there's a budding movement to make science fiction movies less awesome. Imagine watching your favorite space battles on the big screen WITH NO SOUND.  +1 for scientific accuracy, -100 for awesomeness. Sidney Perkowitz, a physics Professor at Emory University, and The Science and Entertainment Exchange have proposed a set of guidelines holding science fiction movies to more rigid standards of scientific accuracy. The prime directive of Perkowitz and Co. is that only one law of physics should be broken per movie:

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