J.R.R. Tolkien's Son Resigns as Director of Tolkien Estate, Ending Decades of Tightly Controlled Adaptations

The news this week that Warner Bros. and Amazon are now working on a The Lord of the Rings series came as a bit of a surprise, since it’d been widely assumed that Christopher Tolkien would never give anyone the rights again. It’s now come out that Tolkien, who has safeguarded the rights of his father J.R.R. Tolkien’s…



Rotten Tomatoes Will Piss Everyone Off by Delaying Justice League Rating

Having just weathered a news cycle that saw Hollywood execs attacking the movie review aggregation service for allegedly hurting box office receipts, Rotten Tomatoes has chosen a strange time withhold the score for this week’s Justice League. But that’s just what it’s doing—and no one is going to be happy.

Galaxy Quest TV Show Dives Into Modern Fandom, Where 'Scifi Heroes Are Rock Stars'

Fandom has changed, so any series satirizing it must change too. The writer for the upcoming Galaxy Quest TV series says the show is going to be about two generations of the NSEA Protector’s crew, as well as how much pop culture fandom has shifted from the days of Commander Nesmith to a new generation of nerdy “rock…