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Star Wars can't exist without Game of Thrones: now it's really official

Star Wars can't exist without Game of Thrones: now it's really official

Anyone who recently looked around the Star Wars universe will have discovered one or the other familiar face from Westeros. Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian, Emilia Clarke in Solo and Gwendoline Christie in The Force Awakens: There is no other franchise that has garnered as many Game of Thrones stars as Star Wars in recent years.

Game of Thrones star Indira Varma joins the Obi Wan series

Obi-Wan Kenobi marks the latest Star Wars project that has picked an exciting name for itself from the cast of the successful HBO series. As Deadline reports, Indira Varma joins the cast around Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. In Game of Thrones, she was seen as Ellaria Sand and thus played a key role in the Dorne storyline.

This is not very popular with Game of Thrones fans, but even more so with those responsible at Lucasfilm. Jessica Henwick appeared in The Force Awakens, one of the so-called sand snakes. And then of course there is the aforementioned Pedro Pascal, who embodied the lover of Ellaria Sand with Oberyn Martell and is now roaming the galaxy as Din Djarin.

It is unclear what role Varma will play. Since she is the first notable cast member of the Obi Wan series apart from McGregor and Christensen, the chances are good that her part is an important figure. Fans speculate that in flashbacks she is as Satine Kryze, Obi-Wan's great love, or villain Asajj Ventress could occur.

All the Game of Thrones stars in Star Wars movies and series

We used Varma's involvement in the Obi Wan series as an opportunity to take a look at the cast lists of the last Star Wars films and series and to filter out all the Game of Thrones actors *. There are a few.

Game of Thrones stars in Star Wars 7

Game of Thrones stars in Star Wars 8

Game of Thrones stars in Star Wars 9

Game of Thrones stars in Rogue One

Game of Thrones stars in solo

Game of Thrones stars in The Mandalorian

Game of Thrones stars in Star Wars Rebels

The fact that so many Game of Thrones actors appear in the Star Wars universe is no coincidence, but can - at least in part - be traced back to an important name: Nina Gold. The casting director decided on every cast in Westeros and zxc oversaw some of Disney's Star Wars films.

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Marvel screwed up the most spectacular WandaVision twist - but it's still the best MCU reveal

Marvel screwed up the most spectacular WandaVision twist - but it's still the best MCU reveal

Warning, there are spoilers at the end of the 7th episode of WandaVision: The cat is out of the bag. In episode 7, WandaVision not only delivers a grandiose Modern Family homage, but also the best Marvel twist to date.

Although the real identity of neighbor Agnes (Kathryn Hahn) has been an open secret since the beginning, the witch's breakup is one of the most creative and best-staged revelations in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Thanos' snapped fingers in Avengers 3.

Known for 5 months: the Agatha Harkness twist was too obvious

Wanda's quirky and curious neighbor is actually the witch Agatha Harkness. For me as a keen Marvel fan, the reveal comes as no surprise - and it's Disney's own fault. Already in the first trailer for WandaVision we saw Agnes laughing maliciously in her Halloween witch costume from episode 6.

Here's our video recap for WandaVision episode 7:

Disney and Marvel planted the idea in our heads from the start that Agnes - a trunk word of the name Agatha Harkness - could be an iconic Marvel witch who secretly manipulates Wanda's sitcom reality. Knowing this, the Agatha clues were way too obvious in the first few episodes. Here are some examples:

WandaVision made no secret of Agnes' true identity with many other allusions for comic fans. She always knew a little too much about her situation and indirectly drove a wedge between Wanda and Vision.

And it is precisely these expectations that make the final confirmation at the dark end of episode 7 the (so far) best moment of the Marvel series for me.

Agatha Harkness: The biggest WandaVision twist was ingeniously implemented

The moment Wanda walked into the basement of Agnes' house, it was clear to me that the big reveal that I've been waiting for since episode 1 will happen right in front of my eyes. As befits a real cinematic villain, Agnes steps into the picture while she pats her pet Scratchy with relish and diabolicality.

As the words "My name is Agatha Harkness." sound, all my fan expectation culminates in a euphoric scream - more of a loud squeak. But that's not supposed to be it. In the best playful WandaVision manner, a musical series intro (in which Kathryn Hahn sings!) To the actual series follows: It was Agatha from the beginning!

With a catchy tune from hell and a lot of camp, Agatha's manipulation as the director of WandaVision is revealed to us. This creative staging turns all my expectations on their head and makes me quickly forget that this villain reveal was far too predictable.

And from now on Kathryn Hahn can spin completely freely in her game. Cant wait to see more of her wicked mage - who was actually Wanda's ally in the Marvel comics.

But Agatha Harkness has the sweet terrier mix Sparky on her conscience - and is proud of it! Even Thanos wasn't that bad and cruel. And that has wiped out half of all life.

Agatha Harkness and the credits scene: WandaVision raises a lot of new questions

Full of euphoria about the catchy Agatha twist, I almost turned it off right at the beginning of the (still) far too long stremio I almost missed the first credits scene in WandaVision. In it, Monica discovers access to Agatha's cellar and is surprisingly stopped by Pietro - how many more twists can this series actually have?

Although we finally have an answer as to whether there is still a dark force behind Wanda's reality, the new episode raises many more questions for which I need answers as soon as possible:

WandaVision is now saying goodbye to the sitcom episodes. Based on scenes from previous trailers that have not yet been shown, a flashback episode could await us next week with episode 8, which comes up with many answers before the grand finale to the epic battle between the Westview witches and another epic Marvel villain- Revelation is coming.

According to WandaVision: All 17 new Marvel series at a glance

WandaVision has started a new era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at Disney. In this episode of Stream Flurry, we take a look at the 17 new Marvel series that you can look forward to from 2021 to 2023.

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Matthias, Max and Patrick took a closer look at the 17 (!) Marvel series that await us soon at Disney after the Avengers sitcom WandaVision. In the podcast you can find out everything about the new series, which really have highlight potential and which can hardly arouse our interest.

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Chris Hemsworth is bursting at the seams for Thor 4: someone has to save his stunt double

Chris Hemsworth is bursting at the seams for Thor 4: someone has to save his stunt double

Let's all take a minute and think of Bobby Holland Hanton. Finished? Good, because in that one minute Hanton probably did 40 pushups. For Thor 4: Love and Thunder, Chris Hemsworth trains harder than ever and Hanton has been the Australian's stunt double since 2013.

Before Thor 4: Chris Hemsworth's stunt double reaches its limits

It reminds me of the jokes about the worst jobs in the world. One of them was always the window cleaner on the Empire State Building. Now, reports Uproxx, the Chris Hemsworth stunt man is sending out the expected cry for help: He can no longer, no longer keep up, no longer go the Hemsworth pace. I feel the bro.

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Read these lines and hear the despair that wells out of each letter:

Bobby Holland Hanton, the job dictates, must at least look a bit like Chris Hemsworth when he jumps off a truck for the Thor actor or something. That was already difficult 12 months ago, because the defined thunder dude sets aesthetic ideals and fitness goals that normal mortals can hardly meet.

Over the past year, Hemsworth has taken its muscle game to a whole new level. Hanton has to go through all of this:

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For Thor 4 and Hulk Hogan: That's why Chris Hemsworth tests his limits

Why does Hemsworth train so much? On the one hand, the extreme muscle growth has professional reasons. For Thor 4, Hemsworth takes off his fat suit from Avengers: Endgame. He also goes into the bulk phase for the Hulk Hogan biopic, which is a special challenge even for the Australian: Hemsworth is too beautiful for the role.

But there is something else twitching in the Marvel star. An irrepressible inner energy drives him to push the heaviest objects as often as possible from place A to a distant place B, to push, to push like an enthusiastic Sisyphus. Chris Hemsworth can't sit still. After a few rest days, his body, trimmed for power output, rebels, he reveals Mens Health accordingly.

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The Marvel star knows no plateaus, as we fitness cracks call normal phases of stagnation in the hunt for measurable progress. When others just let it be, Chris Hemsworth hangs the bar and pull-up bar one step higher. No treat-yourself Tuesday for Chris Hemsworth, so not for stunt buddy Bobby Hanton either.

Muscles for Thor 4: Hemsworth's advances set Hanton's training pace

The images of the training Thor actor are well received in the media. They arouse admiration, for Hanton they just mean more work.

The stunt double and the star synchronized their everyday lives on the way to the projects. You eat the same thing at the same time and train the same amount down. It sounds like an exhausting process. The entire daily routine is subordinate to the training:

Who will get Chris Hemsworth's stunt double out of there?

Hemsworth and Hanton are fitness professionals and they probably know what to do and what to put on their bodies. The next part actually looks a bit more serious and should be a warning for anyone who wants to build muscle at the Chris Hemsworth pace.

Chris Hemsworth doesn't mind. He apparently has an infinite energy silo and a body that knows no (growth) limits. Somehow he is dragging Bobby Hanton with him. The stunt man is still holding out. But he should know: We heard his cry for help.

Thor starts in theaters on May 5, 2022.

According to WandaVision: All 17 new Marvel series at a glance

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A must for Rick and Morty fans, the sci-fi madness at Disney is completely insane

A must for Rick and Morty fans, the sci-fi madness at Disney is completely insane

I love the insane interdimensional comedy Rick and Morty by Dan Harmon and Justin Roland. But waiting for season 5 is agony and I looked in vain for a sci-fi animation fix. But Rick personally or Rick spokesman Justin Roiland won't let me down and has conjured a new science fiction hit out of the hat.

At Disney Star, the Hulu series Solar Opposites can now also be streamed in Germany. Fans of weird humor and of course Rick and Morty shouldn't miss the insane sci-fi comedy. You haven't seen anything crazy and crude on Disney.

Sci-fi sitcom from the Rick and Morty creator: This is what Solar Opposites is all about

A year has passed since the aliens Terry and Korvo with their replicants Yumyulack and Jesse and the cuddly pupa stranded on earth. Your planet Shlorp has been destroyed and the earth should serve as a new home. To do this, it must first be destroyed and terraformed according to the Shlorp model. Unfortunately, your spaceship is broken and needs to be repaired beforehand.

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Meanwhile, the small Shlorp family settles in the American suburbs to get to know human life better - GOLDMOVIES hopes that their pupa will not take on its true shape in the meantime and destroy everything. This is where science fiction meets classic sitcom tropes, when the aliens experience new insane events one after another.

At first glance, the plot of Solar Opposites seems strangely familiar and like a mixture of Behind the Moon on the left and Invader Zim with a large pinch of Rick and Morty. The series Solar Opposites created by Justin Roiland also evokes some déjà-vus visually.

With the typical voice of Rick Sanchez (Roiland is one of the main characters) and the characteristic style of animation including wobbly pupils, we have here a Rick and Morty variation in the sitcom genre, which could also have sprung from interdimensional cable television.

Solar Opposites is raw science fiction fun for Rick and Morty fans

Rick and Morty fans in particular can have a lot of fun with Solar Opposites. Because in addition to the external similarities, the typically rough and bloody humor as well as the dizzying narrative speed find their way into Justin Roiland's new series. Only the burp humor has been removed, which I very much appreciate.

The rapid gag fireworks and the constant bombardment of pop culture references to series and films (including weird homages to Green Room and Prestige) is simply fascinating and rousing. Especially as a horror fan, I was also amused by the bloody splatter madness when, for example, an alien protective suit breaks a horde of Nazi rockers into their individual parts.

What fans shouldn't expect from Rick and Morty, however, is the sophisticated (multi) worldbuilding or the tragedy and depth of a character like Rick Sanchez. But that's not what I expect from a crazy sci-fi sitcom, either. But it doesn't work entirely without creative social criticism.

My highlight of the series is the ingenious subplot about a society of shrunken people who live in a wall of terrariums in the bedroom of the alien replicants. The plot finally culminates in a special and epic standalone episode that is in no way inferior to the brilliant Rick and Morty episode Atlantis Is Only Once a year.

Rick and Morty, Futurama and Final Space and recently also Solar Opposites are enthroned on my Olympus of animated science fiction comedies. And the pupa is in good company next to Mooncake and Nibbler.

Even more solar opposites: replenishment comes faster than Rick and Morty

If you are excited about Solar Opposites on Disney, then you needn't worry about looking up. In the USA, the 2nd season starts on March 26, 2021 on Hulu with 8 fresh episodes.

Thanks to Disney Star, these should also soon be seen in Germany. A third season with 12 new episodes is also in the works and will be shown in 2022. Rick and Morty fans are definitely not used to such fast replenishment.

Season 1 of Solar Opposites kicked off on February 23, 2021 on Star on Disney. A new episode appears every Friday. All 8 episodes served as the basis for this series check.

Solar opposites and more: This is what awaits you at Star on Disney

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Volkswagen built an autonomous robot for easy charging of electric vehicles

Volkswagen built an autonomous robot for easy charging of electric vehiclesWe drive up to the charging station with our Volkswagen electric car and do not bother connecting the charger. This friendly looking robot will do it for us.

The R2-D2 for electricians is currently in the prototype phase, but the concern is already testing it extensively at several charging stations for electric vehicles, both in its home town of Wolfsburg and in several cities in China where the vehicles are very popular. Volkswagen representatives announced that the first robots will appear in commercial use in a few months.

The robot is in fact a mobile powerbank, in which energy was previously stored for charging vehicles with a battery capacity of approx. 50-70 kWh. It is a very practical solution. Thanks to it, energy can be stored, and when there is a grid failure or overload, electric vehicles will not be grounded, but can be recharged normally.

It is not known whether such autonomous robots can be purchased cinemascanner their own needs and use them in their own garage, but experts are sure that such a solution has a bright future ahead of it. If we have a photovoltaic panel system on the roof of the house, the energy from them can go to the robot during the day, be stored in it, and charge the vehicle at night, thanks to which we will not waste the energy obtained when we are away from home and we will not load the grid at night when electric vehicles charge the lion's share of their happy owners.

Other companies around the world are also working on similar solutions. A few years ago, Tesla showed its robot. Elon Musk said that the electrics charging cyber handset will appear at the company's stations, but so far nothing of the sort has happened and it is unlikely to change any time soon. Apparently, Americans do not have any problems with plugging the plug into the vehicle, and even for them it is a kind of pleasure.

Dark matter is older than the Big Bang and is outside the universe

Dark matter is older than the Big Bang and is outside the universeThe groundbreaking research of scientists from Johns Hopkins University spread like wildfire around the world of astronomy and aroused a lot of controversy. They tell us that the Big Bang was not the beginning.

Until now, astronomers have focused on everything that happened in our universe after the Big Bang. Meanwhile, scientists from the United States have done research that has shown us something that happened before everything was created. It's hard to comprehend, because with the Big Bang there was time and space, so how could anything have been before ?!

Astronomers at Johns Hopkins University described in the journal Physical Review Letters that before the Big Bang there may have been dark matter, which today makes up about 30 percent of our universe's space. Researchers not only explain how dark matter could have formed, but also how it can be identified through astronomical observations.

Dark matter plays a key role in the formation of galaxies and galaxy clusters, so understanding its essence is essential in understanding their formation and the development of the entire universe. Although we cannot observe it directly, we know that it is interacting gravitatively with Baryonic matter.

“The study revealed a new link between particle physics and astronomy. If dark matter is made up of new particles that were born before the Big Bang, they affect the way galaxies ARTS WWW arranged in the sky in unique ways. This combination can be used to reveal their identity and draw conclusions about the pre-Big Bang era, ”said Tommi Tenkanen, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University and author of the study.

Many astronomers believe that dark matter may be a leftover from the Big Bang, but so far experiments have failed to confirm this theory. So scientists decided to check whether it could have existed even before the Big Bang.

They used a new, simple mathematical structure in their study. The study showed that dark matter may have formed before the Big Bang in an era known as cosmic chaotic inflation, when space was expanding rapidly. Rapid development is believed to lead to the abundant production of certain types of particles called scalars. So far, only one scalar molecule has been discovered, the famous Higgs boson. The new study also suggests a way to test the origin of dark matter by observing signs of dark matter on the distribution of matter in the universe.

“We don't know what dark matter is, but if it has anything to do with scalar particles, it may be older than the Big Bang. In the proposed mathematical scenario, we do not need to assume new types of interactions between visible and dark matter beyond the gravity that we know is there, 'explains Tenkanen.

Many scientists suggest that our universe is not the only one. It is quite possible that dark matter fills the space outside of our universe where it is located. It is there that other Universes are to exist and form, similar to the principle on which planets were formed in the Solar System.

Artificial intelligence discovered new craters on the moon and counted all existing ones

Artificial intelligence discovered new craters on the moon and counted all existing onesMachine learning technologies are the future of the development of our civilization. Thanks to them, we will be able to make breakthroughs in literally all areas of life, including the world of science and astronomy.

Scientists recently developed an advanced artificial intelligence algorithm to detect new ones and count all craters on the surface of the Silver Globe. It was not an easy task, as the engineers first had to train the system to find and identify craters. It turns out, however, that the results exceeded the expectations of scientists.

The system has learned to search for craters, recognize them and identify them so well on the basis of the collected data, that not only were it discovered so far completely unknown craters, but also managed to determine their exact size and even age. Thanks to artificial intelligence, we now know that there are 109,956 craters on the natural satellite of our planet. It is 200 times more than we thought so far.

Remarkably, the machine learning system does not only specialize in discovering small craters, because most of them we knew nothing about, but also discovered real giants with a diameter of 300 to 550 kilometers. These are objects larger than those on Earth. Of course, we are talking about the remains of them Epic movie news since most of them have been eroded, but thanks to research we know that the Moon was once covered by much larger craters.

Scientists boast that their algorithm also determined the age of nearly 20,000 craters. All of them were created in virtually all epochs of the formation of the Silver Globe, and the oldest are as much as 4 billion years old, which is slightly less than our planet. Astronomers now want to use their algorithm to count craters on Mars.

Accurate images of this mysterious planet will be needed here, but this will not be a problem, as NASA has orbiters in Mars orbit, which take high-resolution images of the surface. Scientists hope that by analyzing the craters, it will be possible to unravel several mysteries about the turbulent past of the Red Planet.

Global failure of Google. Millions of people cannot log into the services

Global failure of Google. Millions of people cannot log into the servicesToday there has been a global failure of Google services. This is an unprecedented event in the history of the company and the Internet. Users report that they cannot use any of the services offered by the concern.

The global failure occurred today after 12:30 Polish time. If you have a Gmail or YouTube account, you won't be able to log in. Google has not yet issued a statement on this matter. We can guess that the giant's team is sweating to control the tragic situation.

From the DownDetector website, we can learn that there are problems with connections and servers in almost all key metropolises in the world, which is why millions of people around the planet cannot log in to the services and use them. On Twitter, "Google", "

It is not known what happened, but it is quite TV Review that the biggest cyber attack on Google in history took place. As it really is, we'll find out soon. Let's just hope that the criminals will not again find out confidential information about the users of the giant's services.

Unfortunately, an alien civilization on Proxima B may have been annihilated 7 years ago

Unfortunately, an alien civilization on Proxima B may have been annihilated 7 years agoScientists have developed the first cosmic weather forecast for the star closest to us (apart from the sun). We are talking about Proxima Centauri, which has two planets located in its habitable zone.

Recall that the star and planets are about 4 light years (40 trillion kilometers) away from us, and according to the latest knowledge, both are similar to the Earth in that they are stone objects and are so far from their star Proxima Centauri that liquid water may be present on their surface. Therefore, they are in the so-called a residential area where biological life can flourish.

The astronomical world is making plans to send space probes to these objects, thanks to which we will be able to better study them and find out if intelligent life forms can really exist there. Unfortunately, we hear very sad news from scientists from the American Carnegie Institution who published their scientific work in the Astrophysical Journal Letter on the activity of the star Proxima Centauri. It turns out that if there was an intelligent civilization on the level of our development on the planet Proxima B, it could have been annihilated a few years ago.

During the observation, which took place on March 24, 2017, horrific events took place in the system that make astronomers sleepless about our sun. There was a gigantic, ten times more energetic burst of X-rays and a plasma ejection than those occurring on the Sun.

The flare increased the brightness of aboutmusics Centauri by 10,000 times in 10 seconds. The entire event lasted just under two minutes, according to data collected by astronomers with the help of the ALMA Observatory. It was enough for a huge cloud of high-energy particles to destroy / blow off the atmosphere of Proxima B and lead to the annihilation of all forms of intelligent life.

Scientists from the Carnegie Institution emphasize that if a similar event happened on the Sun, it would mean a global destruction for our civilization. Even if humanity somehow managed to survive in underground shelters, life on the surface would be impossible, and all electronics in space and on Earth would be irreversibly damaged, thereby reversing our technological development by 200 years.

Astronomers have known for some time that Proxima Centauri is experiencing powerful flares and plasma bursts, but did not think they could be so powerful and life-killing. With heartache, but they recognize that even if Proxima B and other planets that may be in the system may have been viable, in the face of such star activity, there is no point in deluding some intelligent civilizations.

After all, astrobiologists hope that life forms unfamiliar to us may have adapted to such extreme conditions or simply exist beneath the surface where they built their cities. There is also an option that the planet has a powerful magnetic field that fully protects it from radiation.

Hyundai bought Boston Dynamics. Famous robots will go to the Korean army

Hyundai bought Boston Dynamics. Famous robots will go to the Korean armyThis is another piece of news in recent days, which clearly shows that the future of this type of machines will primarily be related to the army and their use in various military operations.

Boston Dynamics is known around the world for the production of its yellow robot dog called Spot and a white humanoid robot called ATLAS. Both devices are currently the most advanced in the world. It is these inventions that have set the direction for the development of intelligent robots in recent years.

From the very beginning, the goal of the engineers at Boston Dynamics was to build robots to improve people's lives. They were to support the medical services and become our friends who will visit our homes. Unfortunately, Japanese SoftBank, the current owner of the company, decided to sell it because it does not bring such profits as its authorities would like.

The Spot and Atlas will now go to the Korean Hyundai. The company is active in various industries, including robotics. The Koreans make no secret that they want to change the robot development profile. Their goal is to adapt them to Movie sider in the armies, where they will support soldiers on the battlefields. The army has large funds, so it is also a great source of profit.

SoftBank sold Hyundai's 80 percent stake (controlling interest) in Boston Dynamics for $ 920 million. Now engineers from the three companies will start working together not only on the further development of the robot-dog Spot, the ATLAS humanoid and the robot Handle, but also intend to initiate new projects that will allow the construction of devices more related to, for example, automotive and logistics, all with a view to about the needs of the army and services.