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Interview with an Asteroid

It’s World Asteroid Day, and we here at Quirk were wondering what the big deal is with asteroids. Sure, you can read about what people will do when faced with imminent asteroid impact, like in Ben H. Winter’s The Last Policeman. But what about the asteroids themselves? We were able to get an exclusive interview with Asteroid 243 Toutatis to talk about its hopes, dreams, and future.

Posted by Jadzia Axelrod

YA Books We Wish Were TV Shows

[TV still from The 100, The CW]

While it’s (almost) always fun to see a favorite book turned into a movie, sometimes television is the medium more capable of bringing the true depth and scope of a beloved book for the screen. Some of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows right now, such as Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The 100, are adaptations of popular novels, and that’s just scratching the surface. In this era of Peak TV, here are a few more that we think would translate well to the small screen.

Posted by Lauren Thoman

Important Fictional Diners

[Movie still from Waitress 2007, Searchlight Pictures]

What would our fictional friends be without their favorite diner? If you screamed “NOTHING!” at your screen — you’re absolutely right. In the spirit of Twin Peaks: The Return coming out Sunday, we’ve rounded up the best fictional diners on the planet.

Posted by Claire Linic

Book Recs for Alien: Covenant

[Movie still from Alien, 20th Century Fox]

The much anticipated Alien: Covenant film hits theaters this weekend. To prepare, you could read one of the many books set in the Alien universe (and you totally should!) . . . or you could check out one of our non-chest bursting sci-fi recommendations. At any rate, keep an eye out for face huggers.

Posted by Sandra Woolf

Aliens Left Out of Guardians of the Galaxy

[Movie still from Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios]

The Guardians of the Galaxy is an impressive collection of oddballs and misfits, but what of those aliens and otherworldly beings who are too odd for the oddballs? Here’s a list of the folks that wanted to guard the galaxy, but who didn’t have the same capability as foul-mouthed raccoon and a walking tree.

Posted by Jadzia Axelrod

Other Gallifreyans

[TV still from Doctor Who, BBC]

We all love the Doctor, love to hate the Master, and vaguely remember the Rani. But what of the other Time Lords we never hear about? Here’s a collection of inhabitants from the Doctor’s home planet of Gallifrey who have never appeared on the Doctor Who television show, the radio plays, or the numerous tie-in novels. Often with good reason.

Posted by Jadzia Axelrod