New Wonder Woman, SF weddings, X-Men trailer and more!

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

This week's Hottest Stories and Best Comments knows it's been a busy seven days full of high-powered meetings: Science fiction meets weddings, Adrianne Palicki meets Wonder Woman, X-Men First Class trailer meets the fans, kitten meets Pikachu, real life meets Lovecraft, earthlings meet a (possible) new planet, and more!

Our story: 26 memorable sci-fi movie and TV weddings you'll want to crash

Your best comment: Reminds me of the saying that goes like this: "All love stories have sad endings, some through heartbreaks and some through marriage." — Shisha Hookah

Our story: Gallery: 17 stunning pics of new Wonder Woman Adrianne Palicki

Your best comment: The "Wonder Woman public redesign" has been almost completely ignored in the rest of the DC universe both in terms of character development and appearance so I wonder how much of an impact that will actually be.

My guess is that, in trying to develop three different persona's to the character, they'll end up doing none of them well. — jek

Our story: Tim Curry as the Joker and 5 more dream cast movie posters

Your best comment: Absolutely brilliant! Those would have been some interesting movies! Futurama made me laugh, that would have been a perfect 80's teen/sci-fi movie. And The Matrix, Sidney Poitier, Bruce Lee, Pam Grieer -and- Peter Sellers that would have been amazing (and don't think for a second the absolutely BRILLIANT Mr. Peter Sellers couldn't have pulled it off! The man was a genius.) — M

Our story: The 1st mind-blowing trailer for X-Men: First Class is here!

Your best comment: I love the trailer.

All this complaining about which X-man is in and which one isn't, serves as a side step to the central issue of what this films appears to be; the choosing of sides and fulfillment of destiny that eventually tears two good friends apart. I believe the movie makers have held on to at least that part of canon (w/ some tweaks here and there) and are looking to craft a compelling story that continues the X-man mythos.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the fear of the Cuban Missile crisis and the turbulent 60's used as a platform for mutant registration/genocide or some other freedom stealing machination.

Looks good. — Michael

Our story: Image of the Day: Sad kitten turned into real-life Pikachu

Your best comment: I'll take 2. One for either side of the fireplace — BubbaTheThird

Our story: 9 awesome and awful Star Wars toys debuted at Toy Fair this week

Your best comment: True Fans of Sci-Fi Genre movies & tv series just wanted to point out how this forum once a very positive/creative site has become so negative. People are only posting comments trying to be witty hoping they will be published in the weekly spotlighted comments- so sad they resort to bashing tv shows & movies that no one has seen yet & they have no intention of seeing themselves- we need to band together & flush them out like the turds they truly are — Paramore

Our story: 6 ordinary REAL people who developed sci-fi superpowers overnight

Your best comment: With mediocre power comes no responsibility. — Ashlar

Our story: Tour the ruins that inspired Lovecraft's R'lyeh (video + pics)

Your best comment: As the author of a book on Lovecraft, aliens, and archaeology--The Cult of Alien Gods (Prometheus, 2005)--I feel duty-bound to mention that Lovecraft did not draw on the "mythology" of Nan Madol (as opposed to its look) in "Call of Cthulhu," nor was R'lyeh built by magic. In "Call," R'lyeh does not mirror the story of Nan Madol's sorcerer and his flying stones; instead, Lovecraft draws on the Theosophical-inspired pseudo-mythology of Atlantis, Lemuria, and Mu, the lost continents that crackpot authors of the early 20th century claimed had sunk beneath the waves. Interestingly, so-called "alternative" authors continue to claim the Nan Madol is a remnant of either Mu or Lemuria despite the fact that the site was built around AD 1200 (oh, and there aren't any lost continents). — Jason

Our story: How Star Trek: Nemesis almost happened without the Next Gen cast

Your best comment: I suggest going to the link and reading the entire interview with Berman. It sounds like the creators were burning out from writing so much Star Trek, which would explain a lot of why things got so bad towards the end. — Mike

Our story: 14 unsettling examples of horror-villain movie makeup

Your best comment: What about The Abominable Dr. Phibes? When that flesh mask fell off Vincent Price's face, man that scared the bejeezus out of me as a kid. — Antonio

Our story: 1st Thundercats test footage will make you feel like a kid again

Your best comment: I thought it was pretty good. Everyone should remember that the animated series was targeted to children with no expectation that the show would appeal to older people. Having said that, there will always be a place for Cheetara in my slightly off kilter imagination. — JimD

Our story: Previously unknown planet may be hiding in our solar system

Your best comment: They aren't simply declaring that there is another planet out there, they just declared that evidence exists that something is out there, most likely a gas giant or brown dwarf star. The brown dwarf seems more likely, hence why they chose the name "Tyche" (sister of Nemesis, the name often given to the theorized "dark star" that orbits with our sun).

If Tyche (pronounced tie-key) exists, the reason it has not been seen before is because it is too far away from the sun to reflect any significant light and even if it is a brown dwarf, it does not produce any light on its own. Additionally, its orbit takes 27 million years to complete; it would be rather hard to see a dark, nearly motionless object in the blackness of space. — Matt

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