Once Upon a Time Starts a New Story with SDCC Trailer

first_img A Tale of Two Wonder WomenSDCC Announcement: IDW Games Brings 90s Nick to Life Last season of Once Upon a Time ended with a pretty intriguing cliffhanger. After wrapping up Emma’s story and giving everyone a happy ending, we jumped forward in time. Henry was now an adult living in Seattle. A strange girl shows up at his door, claiming to be his daughter. The first scene of the first season repeated itself, only now Henry was the confused parent. That’s where things ended. Today at SDCC, we got to see where they’ll begin when the show comes back this fall.I’ll admit, when I saw the end of last season’s finale, I was skeptical of their ability to start over with the story. This trailer put a lot of that skepticism to rest. After the first few moments of flashbacks, it kicks into high gear with a new curse, a new setting and a whole lot of new drama. We see a few new characters as well as some familiar faces. There’s Regina at a bar! There’s Rumplestiltskin! There’s… wait, why is Hook a cop now? A Seattle cop, given the monorail in the background. (Does this show think people in Seattle ride that thing?) Well, however, he got there, meet Captain Hook, I guess.After this trailer, I’m excited to see what stories they tell with the new setting. Is the magic actually going to happen inside a major city now, rather than constrained to a secret town behind a barrier? That would definitely be an interesting addition to the series. Whatever they do, it looks like the new season is going to be cheesy, melodramatic and oh so emotional. Everything we love about Once Upon a Time. Now, we just have to wait two and a half months to see more of it. Season seven premieres with its brand new story on October 5 on ABC.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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New Planet Discovered Most Likely Candidate For Life Yet

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on target Astronomers have announced that a brand new Earth-like planet has been discovered orbiting a nearby star — and this one holds the best chance yet for life. The star, Ross 128, is a calm red dwarf sitting about 11 light years away. That puts it quite a bit further than our nearest neighbor, Proxima Centauri. And it’s also relatively desolate, so far as we can tell — with just one major, Earth-sized planet that we can detect. But the key here is that Ross 128 is a far more relaxed star than the likes of TRAPPIST-1 or other nearby stellar friends.That’s important, scientists believe because it creates conditions more favorable for life. It’s hard to survive when your parent star is constantly slinging radioactive flares, or rapidly heating or cooling. Proxima, for instance, pelts its planets with high-energy flares all the time. On top of being dangerous for life on its own, these flares can also strip the atmospheres of their planets, weakening any natural radiation shielding that the planet would otherwise enjoy.Life doesn’t like that though. Life likes stability. It likes steady changes over time. And, many of the stars we’ve found planets zipping around thus far are… well… rowdy. “Those flares can sterilize the atmosphere of the planet,” astrophysicist Xavier Bonfils told the New York Times. “Ross 128b is one of the quietest stars in the neighborhood.”All of this and it sits right in the habitable zone of the star, meaning that it’s in an area where conditions may be right for liquid water. Combined with the relatively laidback nature of Ross, we now have our best candidate yet for a life-sustaining world beyond our own system.These findings were published in the academic journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. The team observed the planet using the perturbations in the star’s light caused by the planet. From that reading, astronomers have estimated the new planet is roughly one and a half times the mass of the earth.There is one big catch, however. The planet is much closer to its star and that, combined with the types of radiation the star emits means that life on Ross 128b would be subject to many times the x-ray and ultraviolet radiation. That could still be enough to torch the atmosphere. Still, this is the best shot we’ve got yet.“There is potential for an atmosphere and hence habitability,” William Danchu, a NASA astrophysicist said. “This is an important discovery and well worth many follow-up studies.”It’s fortunate, then that a new crop of telescopes will be able to yield more detailed measurements about the planet, including what types of gases it has in its atmosphere. If we also detect oxygen and nitrogen — which should be relatively easy — then we’ll have a better idea of whether it can sustain life. Science!One final bummer, though, would be the fact that even if it does show some positive signs of life, it’s going to take a while to get there. Even our best ships would take millennia. Space is vast and even our nearest neighbors are many, many years away. But it might be nice, even if we never cross paths, that we aren’t alone in the universe.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Geek Daily Deals Avatar Transformers Xbox One S And More

first_imgBetter Than Black Friday – Xbox One S 1TB NBA 2K19 or Forza Horizon 4 Gaming Console Bundles for $199 EachBlack Friday saw the Xbox One S console hit $199, but the game bundles sold for slightly higher at $299. For a limited you can get the Forza Horizon 4 or NBA 2K19 bundles for only $199. That’s with free 2-day shipping that guarantees by-Christmas delivery.Get the Xbox One S 1TB Forza Horizon 4 Bundle at Walmart for $199Get the NBA 2K19 Bundle for $199 Transformers: Vintage G1 Autobot Hot Rod for $12.97Not only is this officially licensed vintage Transformers toys actually in stock, it’s discounted a whopping 57% off. As far as authenticity is concerned, the G1 Transformers reissues were made using “the original production tooling including die-cast parts and classic heat-sensitive stickers.”Get it at Walmart for $12.97 Arcade1Up Deluxe Edition 12-in-1 Arcade System with Riser for $349.99If you’ve been eyeing one of Arcade1Up’s arcade cabinets but you can only have one cabinet in your house and you just can’t pick which games to get, take a look at this. It includes a total of 12 games (Asteroids, Centipede, Major Havoc, Missile Command, Lunar Lander, Crystal Castles, Tempest, Millipede, Gravitar, Liberator, Asteroids Deluxe) and includes a 1-foot riser that changes the cabinet from a sit-down experience to the more traditional standing experience. Today it’s $50 off.Get it at Walmart for $349.99 HP OMEN 15t Intel Core i7-8750H 6-Core 15″ 1080p IPS Laptop with GeForce GTX 1070 for $1176Click HereSelect Processor and Graphics – Intel Core i7-8750H + GTX 1070 (+$570)Select Display – 15.6″ FHD 144Hz IPS 1920×1080 (+$70)At cart, apply 20% off code “20GAMERHOL“Final price will be $1176 Shipped Avatar – The Last Airbender: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) for $19.31Look, Avatar: The Last Airbender is not a show to pass up on and the complete collection contains a beautiful and heartfelt 61 episodes. Lowest price since it was released in June.Get it on Amazon for $19.31last_img read more

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