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Watch the Teaser for HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Series — Yes, THAT ‘Westworld’

Westworld

Do you believe in the Westworld?

The first teaser for Westworld, a TV series based on the 1973 movie (written and directed by the late Michael Crichton), has been released by HBO, and it looks good. The series stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and the ever-underappreciated Angela Sarafyan. According to IMDB, HBO is committed to an eight-episode first season that will kick off sometime in 2016. Jonathan Nolan is the series’ creator, and JJ Abrams is an executve producer. Here’s the teaser:

And just for context, here’s the original Westworld trailer from 1973:

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Spine of the Night

Philip Gelatt’s Classic Heavy Metal-Style Animated Film in the Works!

August 6, 2015 • Animation, Films, Popular, Top News

Philip Gelatt, the screenwriter on EUROPA REPORT and comic scribe for Oni Press’ Petrograd and Dark Horse’s Pariah, is currently producing a feature length, rotoscope animated, hardcore fantasy film called THE SPINE OF NIGHT. This film is very much inspired by the 1982 Heavy Metal flick and

Obliterator Roger Dean Psygnosis

The Greatest Video Game Box Art, by Roger Dean and Others [15 Images]

August 3, 2015 • Games, News, Popular, Top News

The Liverpool-based video games studio Psygnosis was founded in 1984 and existed as a brand through 2001. (The studio was renamed SCE Studios Liverpool, and continued to operate until it was shut down by Sony in 2012.) But bring up Psygnosis with gaming aficionados and they’ll start waxing

Mark Hamill autographed Star Wars card

Mark Hamill’s Hilarious Autographed Star Wars Cards

July 31, 2015 • Films, News, Popular, Top News

Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, will be voicing the Joker in the upcoming animated film version of Batman comic The Killing Joke. He’s contributed his vocal talents to the role many times in the past, including the Justice League TV series (2002-06)

Game of Thrones

15 Epic Images of Concept Art for “Game of Thrones” Season 5

July 29, 2015 • News, Popular, TV

German design studio Karakter does concept art for HBO’s Game of Thrones series, and they’ve posted some of the images they made for season 5 on their website karakter.de. In these images we see the vast spaces that give the series its epic feel and models for the creepy Wights. Note:

Diana Rigg as Emma Peel

20 Pictures of Diana Rigg as the Deadly, Adorable Emma Peel

July 20, 2015 • News, Popular, TV

Less than a month ago, we gave the classic UK spy-action TV series The Avengers a mention because one of its stars, Patrick Macnee, who played John Steed, died aged 93 in his California home. A happier reason, this time around, to indulge our Mrs. Peel fetish — today (July 20) is Diana

Rob Gonsalves, "The Sun Sets Sail" (detail)

15 Paintings by Rob Gonsalves That Will Make You Look Twice

July 18, 2015 • Artwork, News, Popular, Top News

The paintings of Rob Gonsalves, the “Master of Illusion,” are inspired by the trickery of M.C. Escher and surrealism of Rene Magritte. Gonsalves says on his Facebook page: A childhood of daydreaming and drawing has evolved into a career of making paintings that are primarily a

Shatner Chop

Captain Kirk’s 10 Best Fighting Moves, in GIF Form

July 17, 2015 • News, Popular, Top News, TV

Long ago, in a galaxy fa– wait, that’s not it. Long ago, in internet terms, like two years ago, WatchMojo.com made a video about the fighting style of Star Trek‘s Captain Kirk — played, of course, by William Shatner. It’s over six minutes long and if you have the time

Jose Quintero

Across the River Styx With Heavy Metal Cover Artist Jose Quintero [17 Images]

July 1, 2015 • Comics, Heavy Metal News, News, Popular, Top News

José Quintero’s cover art for Heavy Metal #275 (also available in Spanish, in limited quantities, as Metal Pesado #1) is drawing rave reviews. The beautiful woman, warriorlike, serpent gadgetry perched on her shoulders (with USB and iPhone chargers dangling), roses in her palms, human

Kem Studio game controller

Caution: Game Controller Not Intended for Use by Children

June 27, 2015 • Games, News, Popular

The latest creation of industrial design studio KEM Studio is one of those why-didn’t-w-think-of-that things that will end up on the wish list of every gamer who makes sweet dough and lives in a swank pad. Really, that plastic XBox/PS controller is just so… juvenile. Straight outta Toys