The Splash Page Blog: May 25th 2015

On this edition of The Splash Page Blog; New pics from to get you excited for Ant-Man, how Daredevil rates on Netflix, Arrows original plans for Harley Quinn, and Marvel’s Star Wars comics tie in to the original two movies.

Daredevil Is Now The Top-Rated Show On Netflix Instant

Would you believe me if I told you Marvel’s Daredevil is the highest rated show on Netflix instant. You should, because it is!

Its gritty 13-episode first season has received 4.6 out of 5 stars, which is a tenth of a point higher than House of Cards, Breaking Bad, and Sherlock. Only the Alzheimer’s documentaryAlive Inside has a rating as high as Daredevil‘s.

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Weird World Weekly #28 – Mysterious Roar Over Wisconsin

On this, episode 28 of Weird World Weekly, Matt and Dave discuss an unexplained sound that was recently heard over the Southern portion of Wisconsin.  Sadly, Matt didn’t catch it.

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The Splash Page Podcast #14 – Supergirl Leaks, Community Tribute, and Spider-Gwen

A look back at all the big comic book related news with Gregor Sprague, co-creator/host/producer of the Elsenerds Network and you can follow him on Twitter @ThatGregor

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The SciFi Geeks Club #57 – CJ Boat and the Week’s News

On this, the 57th meeting of The SciFi Geeks Club, Dave, Matt and  JF run down the biggest sci-fi news of the week with guest geek CJ Boat, author of the book The Chronicles of Athalor: The Heart of the Deimos and owner of and producer at the Geek i/o podcast network.

The Splash Page Blog: May 22nd 2015

On this edition of The Splash Page Blog; Watch Supergirl right now, Deadpool makes a kids dream come true, Jhonen Vasquez talks about Invader Zim, Matt Fraction talks Big Hard Sex Criminals with Seth Meyers, and WeLoveFine reveals Spider-Gwen clothes.

Supergirl Pilot Leaks Online

he pilot for CBS’ Supergirl series has leaked online, well ahead of it’s intended November release date.

The pilot is available in 1080p HD and free of watermarks via various file-sharing websites.

CBS has not yet released a comment on the leak, but a number of media outlets have reported on the leak.

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Galactic News Feed – 5/22/15

Lost’s Carlton Cuse on how World War II inspired his new alien occupation drama Colony

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The USA sci-fi series is set in the near future and focuses on a Los Angeles family trying to survive after the city is occupied by “outside intruders.” It almost has undertones of a political thriller, as some factions fall in with the new overlords, while others mount a secret rebellion. The series stars Josh Holloway (Lost) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead).

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China is planning the first-ever landing on the far side of the Moon

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Chief lunar exploration engineer Wu Weiren recently told China Central Television (CCTV) that the Chang’e-4 probe, a backup for the successful Chang’e-3 mission launched in late 2013, would be technically very ambitious: “We are currently discussing the next moon landing site for Chang’e 4. We probably will choose a site that is more difficult to land and more technically challenging. Other countries have chosen to land on the near side of the moon.

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NASA on how ‘Tomorrowland may spark curiosity in real exploration’

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Blastr spoke to Bert Ulrich, NASA’s multimedia liaison for film and TV collaboration, about the agency’s input on the film, and he said  “We got a call from Jeffrey Chernov’s office — he’s the producer of the film — and Damon Lindelof submitted a script to us. We reviewed the script, and we added a couple of little tweaks for accuracy. They asked if they could shoot some scenes at Kennedy Space Center, so they did a little bit of filming, as you can see in the movie.

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‘Apocalyptic’ sounds heard all over the world

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People from several different countries have been reporting strange ‘trumpet blasts’ coming from the sky. The peculiar phenomenon, which was first reported back in 2008, is still no closer to being solved and continues to he heard in the United States as well as in Germany, Canada and elsewhere.

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9 Great Science Fiction Books For People Who Don’t Like Science Fiction

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So there’s someone in your life who doesn’t like science fiction. Nobody’s perfect. But the good news is, the genre is expansive, and there’s almost always a little corner of it where even the most science fiction-averse person can curl up and enjoy themselves. Here are 10 science fiction books for people who don’t like science fiction.

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Bionic lens could give you SUPER SIGHT: Implant promises vision three times better than 20/20

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The Ocumetic Bionic Lens was created by Dr Garth Webb.  He explained that surgery to implant the lens into the patient’s eye takes eight minutes and involves folding the lens into a syringe in a saline solution and placing it in the eye.  Once it has unravelled – within about 10 seconds – the vision is corrected and Dr Webb claims it is ‘three times better than 20/20′.

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The Splash Page Blog: May 21st 2015

On this edition of The Splash Page Blog; Community gets a dig in a Marvel, Set Pic from Captain America Civil War, Could Matthew McConaughey be heading to Marvel, Greg Grunberg coming back to Heroes, and James Gunn talks Guardians 2.

Greg Grunberg Returning For Heroes Reborn

Greg Grunberg will return to his role as psychic detective Matt Parkman in Heroes Reborn.

Grunberg will not be a series regular, but his character will have a guest star story arc over the course of the new series.

Grunberg is the third major returning actor from the original Heroes series, following Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura and Jack Goleman as Noah Bennet. Newcomer Zachary Levi will play the series lead.

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Character Files – Rip Hunter

From the DC Wikia and Comic Vine

Rip Hunter is a time-traveling superhero from the future who works to ensure the safety of the timestream. His origins and true name are a closely guarded secret to protect him from time-traveling enemies. It is known that he is actually the son of Booster GoldVanishing Point is his headquarters, which exists at the end of time.

Rip is a regular human though he is skilled in firearms and hand-to-hand combat. He also has in his possession a number of high tech items which he uses for his travels through time. In the early appearances of the Time Sphere it contained a device called the Encyclo-Matic which was a computer with extensive data files on the past. There were also devices to provide speech translation for all the people from the different time eras that they encountered. Above all it is Rip’s mind which is his greatest asset and he is one of the greatest inventors in the DC universe. For instance he has been shown to have an advanced enough understanding of science and technology that he could modify Goldstar‘s costume to make it protect her against the effects of time travel. In addition his knowledge of temporal physics is rarely matched in the multiverse.

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Galactic Gaming News #11 – Week of May 20th, 2015

Ryan Murphy with a look at this week’s video game headlines from out of this world.

Beware the Rising Tide of Beyond Earth

The first expansion to Civilization: Beyond Earth hits this fall and the theme is all about water. 

Casey Hudson Takes on Xbox and HoloLens

The lead behind the original Mass Effect trilogy has found a new home. After leaving Bioware, Casey Hudson has been quiet on what he’ll do next, until now. He has joined Microsoft to work on Xbox and HoloLens. 

The Witcher 3 is out everyone!

This week our new release is Fantasy based, with The Witcher 3, an open world RPG based on the Polish book series of the same name. 

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The Splash Page Blog: May 20th 2015

On this edition of The Splash Page Blog; Lex Luthor gets a new costume, Chris Pratt will be in 5 Marvel Movies, Army Captain is a real life Captain America, News on The Flash Season 2, and Comic Book picks for this week.

Lex Luthor Gets New Costume In June

The DC Universe’s heroes aren’t the only ones getting a new look this June.

As part of the publisher’s upcoming Divergence overhaul, DC villain Lex Luthor is getting a brand-new look. Ditching his trademark battle suit for a trench coast, power gauntlets, googles, and hover disk, Lex’s new costume feels much more street-savvy. However, it does retain Luthor’s signature green and purple color scheme. He joins other major DC characters, including a majority of the Justice League, in sporting a new costume. Luthor and his new suit will debut in June’s Batman/Superman #21 (illustrated by Ardian Syaf), which DC previewed today

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