source: wired

Of all of Class’ teens, the darkest is Charlie (Greg Austin), who looks like the male lead of a CW show but has a disturbing secret.  'I love a character who has something really uncomfortable about them,’ says Ness.  'Charlie is handsome. He is our stereotypical hero.  He has a lovely boyfriend.’  And yet, Charlie’s relationship with the group’s thorny teacher, Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly), is one of the most twisted things the Doctor Who universe has ever seen.
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To Solve Its Hardest Problems, Silicon Valley Turns to Physicists
As the technological challenges of tech companies get bigger and badder, a crowd of physicists is moving in on the engineer headcount

MOVE OVER, CODERS—PHYSICISTS WILL SOON RULE SILICON VALLEY

And people ask me what I’m going to do with my physics degree.

But in all seriousness, I find this very encouraging. Particularly because this type of work better suits the theory types like myself. It gives me hope that there is flexibility in my career!

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‘The Shape of Water’: How Guillermo del Toro Designed His Latest Monster

Filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro is a virtuoso maker of monsters—from the Pale Man of Pan’s Labyrinth to Pacific Rim’s Kaiju, they’re wondrous yet terrifying. But the star of his new film, The Shape of Water, is no mere beast, del Toro says: “He’s a leading man.” The Cold War fairy tale depicts a doomed romance between a captive fish-man and a mute janitor (Sally Hawkins). Del Toro collaborated with sculptors for three years to perfect his amphibian, from the creature’s Renaissance nose to his statuesque derriere. (It’s carefully shaped from foam latex.) We asked the beastmaster to dissect his work.

Gleaming Eyes
“In sculpting the white of the eye, the imperfections are important. His acrylic eyes are backed by a reflective material so they catch the light, like a coyote’s eye in a car headlight.”

Defined Nose
“I wanted to make the Michelangelo’s David of amphibian men, so we created this Greek-like nose. He has an amazing profile.”

Fierce Claws
“If you make him adorable, it’s boring. So at first he seems threatening, then he seems cuddly, then he eats a goddamn cat. It’s important to keep the aggressive design lines.”

Agile Legs
Doug Jones wears the ­creature’s foam latex suit. “He moves like an animal in some scenes and like a toreador in others.”

Expressive Brow
“We made an eyebrow ridge that looks angry, then painted a line near it to appear sad. Depending on how we light him, the expression can change.”

Artful Gills
“The body paint refers to a Japanese engraving from the Edo period of a beautiful black fish.”

Sinewy Webbing
“This webbing makes him buoyant. If the creature were swimming, it would be like a hydrodynamic skydiving suit.”

no, shut your eyes dad...
AJ LoCascio as Prince Lotor
no, shut your eyes dad...

one of my favourite things about AJ’s interviews is how often he goes into Lotor’s voice to make a joke…? and. it’s just. adorable? and hilarious? :’>

NYCC cast interview (source SYFY WIRE), AJ LoCascio (Prince Lotor) and Josh Keaton (Shiro) discuss potential leadership struggles between Lotor and his father in S4.