io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: 11/5 - 11/6 | Star Wars Day of the Dead by John Karpinsky.


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Awesome X-Men fashion goes beyond spandex and ruby-red visors

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Mutant haute couture tends to begin and end with leather jackets, pouches, not-battlefield-worthy corsets, and blue-and-yellow school uniforms that leave nothing to the imagination. Artists Kevin Wada and Max Wittert have decided to put some more outfits in the X-Women's armoires. More »


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The Dark Knight plays Ebenezer Scrooge in Lee Bermejo's Batman: Noel

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In writer/artist Lee Bermejo's new graphic novel Batman: Noel, the Caped Crusader's quest to use a lowly bagman to ensnare the Joker runs parallel to the plot of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. More »


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A dam explodes and - for the first time in a century - a river reclaims its course

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In an effort to return Washington's White Salmon River to local wildlife, engineers blew a hole in the long-standing Condit Dam. Explains photographer Andy Maser, who shot this dramatic detonation: More »


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Watch the restored trailer for Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius' never-released scifi epic The Incal

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In the 1980s, animator Pascal Blais created a trailer for an animated adaptation of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Jean "Moebius" Giraud's gonzo space opera The Incal. More »


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What Fringe's Never-Ending Supply of Mad Scientists Tells Us About Walter Bishop

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It's amazing how many episodes of Fringe focus on a mad scientist who's misguided, either due to hubris or some dreadful loss in his past. More »


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Insane 1977 movie sent Bruce Lee to Hell to meet Popeye, Dracula, and James Bond

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After Bruce Lee died in 1973, a raft of Bruceploitation films hit cinemas. These low-budget movies often starred shameless imitators (like "Bruce Li" and "Bruce Lai") and were occasionally marketed to confused moviegoers expecting a heretofore undiscovered Bruce Lee film. More »


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A short film about the monkey head transplant experiment of the 1960s

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We've been loving the Midnight Archive's series of macabre web shorts. More »


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Captain Planet pops up on Ben 10, the new Jedi on Clone Wars is a jerk, & Beavis and Butt-Head watch Twilight!

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Cartoon Network was in full force Friday night, showing six episodes, including new episodes of Young Justice, Thundercats, and Generator Rex. More »


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Mortal Kombat flash rave harasses passers-by with deadly dancing

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This is so unapologetically stupid, but I can't help but applaud these guys for carrying a boombox around New York blasting the Immortals' always hilarious rave theme. More »


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The webcomic Kukuburi is a surreal adventure through a candy-colored wonderland

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Courier Nadia steps through an ordinary gate and finds herself in an extraordinary world populated by flying battleship whales and bizarre creatures in dashing chapeaux. More »


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How do smelling salts work?

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There was a time when police officers were issued special "lady revivers," or vials of smelling salts for fainting women. Faintings aren't so common these days, but anyone who has read a good (or bad) Victorian novel has seen these salts make an appearance. More »


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A conversation between Siri and a Furby is like listening to HAL 9000 break wind

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From the same school of AI versus AI rib-tickling that brought you existentially ornery Cleverbots: some rousing logorrhea between a new-school smart phone and an old-school creepy fad. More »


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The planets of the Solar System, according to crazed pulp comics of the 1940s

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Back in the Forties, the science fiction rag Planet Comics published the ongoing feature "Life On Other Worlds." This section peppered scientific know-how amongst whatever gonzo shit the writer happened to make up. More »


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Fund a study that will plumb the horrors of duck sex!

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In case you're unaware, duck sex is perhaps the singularly horrific event of the animal kingdom, replete with labyrinthine vagina dentata, explosive erections, and the occasional dalliance with necrophilia. More »


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