Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 7 Easter Eggs Explained

In “Battle Scars,” another familiar face returns and a clock counts down to zero. The Bad Batch head to an old Jedi cruiser to remove their inhibitor chips. While it’s too early to count out the Scrapper Guild patrols who control the starship graveyard, the real threat this week comes from within. Wrecker’s control chip […]

How Death Note Redeemed Itself In Its Final Episode

There’d never been a manga (and later anime) quite like Death Note. A psychological thriller mixed with the supernatural, the series followed high schooler Light Yagami, who’s given a notebook with the ability to kill anyone whose name is written in it. The premise alone is incredibly enticing but it was the way Death Note […]

‘Betty’ Costume Designer on Tackling ‘Inherent Gender Bias’ in Skating Looks in Season 2

When costume designer Cristina Spiridakis was building the wardrobe for “Betty” cast member Rachelle Vinberg, she had one guiding question for her: “What is your worst nightmare?” The second season of the HBO skate culture comedy finds its five protagonists — Camille (Vinberg), Kirt (Nina Moran), Janay (Dede Lovelace), Honeybear (Moonbear) and Indigo (Ajani Russell) […]

Clarice Episode 10 Review: Motherless Child

Clarice Episode 10 Clarice, episode 10, “Motherless Child,” finally addresses the elephant in the room. Well, almost. The Silence of the Lambs spinoff is a series of almosts. Agent Clarice Starling (Rebecca Breeds) almost gets killed every episode, as well as nearly always coming to the edge of getting fired, sometimes twice in an installment. […]

You Can Buy Clothes From Netflix’s ‘Halston,’ Including the Stunning Tie-Dye Caftan

All products and services featured by Variety are independently selected by Variety editors. However, Variety may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Thanks to the Netflix series “Halston,” which follows the fashion designer’s tumultuous career, millions of people are re-familiarizing […]

How Science Fiction’s Ensemble Stories Humanize Space

These Are the Voyages… “Ensemble crews are one of the quickest and most powerful ways to forge a found family.  A foundational example for me was Blake’s 7,” says Paul Cornell, who has written stories for the Star Trek: Year Five comic series among his many speculative fiction credits. “They haven’t been recruited, they have […]

CW Sees Upfront Wrapping With Rebound in Demand for TV, Streaming Ads (EXCLUSIVE)

A new lineup of Saturday programming and a surge of post-pandemic spending by Madison Avenue helped the CW boost its volume of advertising commitments in TV’s annual “upfront” market, a sign that advertisers continue to make the medium a central part of their plans even as they are showing new interest in chasing viewers to […]

War of the Worlds Season 1 Recap: Aliens, Cyborg Dogs, Emily, Sacha and the Mystery Tattoo

Emily’s Eyesight and Alien Tattoo Connection The first thing to remember about Howard Overman’s moodily atmospheric War of the Worlds is that if novelist H.G. Wells were here today (and had the required TV streaming package), he probably wouldn’t recognise it as his story. Aside from an alien invasion that wipes out much of Earth’s population, the […]