Netflix finally announces Stranger Things season two

first_imgGood news? We’ll definitely be returning to the Upside Down. Netflix announced Wednesday that its sleeper hit Stranger Things has been officially renewed for its second season, which will air in 2017.To mark the occasion, Netflix released a teaser, which depicted an altered version of the opening title sequence featuring phrases that we can assume are the names of the second season episodes.Entertainment Weekly spoke with the Duffer Brothers, the creators of the show, about what to expect in the next season. Some things fans of the show could’ve already predicted, such as an expected return to the Upside Down, but they also said that audiences will be seeing four new characters, the world outside the town of Hawkins, and the return of some (but not all) characters.“We’re really excited about continuing the story,” Matt Duffer told EW. “There’s a comfort factor in that we know people love and have responded to this world and these characters.”Stranger Things has been a surprising hit this summer, thanks in part to its retro feel, its charismatic kid stars, and its blend of science fiction horror and friendship. It’s especially drawn attention as an homage to 80s movies such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, as well as basically every other 80s pop culture icon and reference (the Retroist broke all of them down if you want to impress your friends).But will a second season be able to capture the same energy? While the finale left the room for a second season– leaving many questions unanswered– the main story was still wrapped up in a satisfying way. The first season could easily stand alone, with many calling for Stranger Things to become an anthology series instead of following up on the mystery surrounding Will Byers.However, the Duffer Brothers stated that there is still plenty of mythology to explore, such as with the workings of the Upside Down and the organization that opened the portal to it. They also tell fans not to worry, as they’ll be approaching the second season in the same way they made the first.“As much as possible, we’re trying to approach it the same as season 1, which is to write stuff that we’re excited about and we think is cool,” Matt Duffer continued. “The hope is that it translates to the fans and that people fall in love with it again.”Plus, I would certainly love to see some of those kids again, including Eleven, who may or may not be returning.last_img read more

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10 Amazing Space Selfies Taken 250 Miles Above Earth

first_img As we head into the weekend for rest and relaxation, the Expedition 59 crew in the International Space Station is preparing for the next spacewalk, scheduled for Monday.And while astronauts Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques will be busy for six-and-a-half hours installing truss jumpers to provide a redundant power source to the Canadarm2 robotic arm outside the station and installing cables to update the station’s External Wireless Communications system, we know a spacewalk is also a historically perfect time for a “space selfie.”Through the years, astronauts have taken some of the best images during spacewalks or extravehicular activities (EVAs) to do work on the outside of spacecraft, hundreds of miles above the surface of the Earth. Here are 10 out-of-this-world “selfies” taken by astronauts during spacewalks.View as: One Page Slides1. Ricky Arnold, 2018Photo Credit: NASANASA astronaut Ricky Arnold takes an out-of-this-world ‘space selfie’ during a spacewalk he conducted with fellow NASA astronaut Drew Feustel (out of frame) on June 14, 2018. During the six-hour, 49-minute spacewalk the duo installed high-definition cameras to provide enhanced views of commercial crew spacecraft, including the SpaceX Crew Dragon and the Boeing Starliner, as they approach and dock with the International Space Station.2. Nick Hague, 2019Photo Credit: NASANASA astronaut Nick Hague takes a ‘space selfie’ with his helmet visor up and the Earth 260 miles below him during a six-hour, 45-minute spacewalk to upgrade the orbital complex’s power storage capacity on March 29, 2019.3. Annie McClain, 2019Photo Credit: NASAAstronaut Anne McClain takes a ‘space-selfie’ with her helmet visor up, 260 miles above the Earth’s surface during a six-hour, 39-minute spacewalk to upgrade the orbital complex’s power storage capacity on March 22, 2019.4. Mark Vande Hei, 2018Photo Credit: NASAOn Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, Mark Vande Hei snapped his own portrait, better known as a ‘space-selfie,’ during a seven-hour, 24-minute spacewalk with astronauts Vande Hei and crewmate Scott Tingle outside the International Space Station to perform maintenance on the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm.5. Mike Hopkins, 2013Photo Credit: NASAOn Dec. 24, 2013, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, participates in a spacewalk, spread over a four-day period, designed to allow the crew to change out a degraded pump module on the exterior of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. He was joined on both spacewalks by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, whose image shows up in Hopkins’ helmet visor.6. Scott Kelly, 2015Photo Credit: NASAExpedition 45 Commander Scott Kelly took this photograph during a spacewalk on Oct. 28, 2015. Sharing the image on social media, Kelly wrote, “#SpaceWalkSelfie Back on the grid! Great first spacewalk yesterday. Now on to the next one next week. #YearInSpace”7. Alexander Gerst, 2014Photo Credit: NASAEuropean Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, Expedition 41 flight engineer, uses a digital still camera to expose a photo of his helmet visor during a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as work continues on the International Space Station on Oct. 7, 2014. Also visible in the reflections in the visor are various components of the space station and a bright sun. 8. Ricky Arnold, 2018Photo Credit: NASANASA astronaut Ricky Arnold took this selfie during the May 16, 2018, spacewalk to perform upgrades on the International Space Station, saying in a tweet “An amazing view of our one and only planet. #Spacewalk #EVA50.”9. Thomas Pesquet, 2017Photo Credit: NASAEuropean Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet is photographed during a six-hour spacewalk in January 2017. 10. Aki Hoshide, 2012Photo Credit: NASAAstronaut Aki Hoshide of Japan recorded this striking image while helping to augment the capabilities of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station (ISS) on September 18, 2012. Visible in this outworldly assemblage is the Sun, the Earth, two portions of a robotic arm, an astronaut’s spacesuit, the deep darkness of space, and the unusual camera taking the picture.More on Geek.com:First All-Female Spacewalk Aborted Due to Ill-Fitting SuitNASA’s Curiosity Rover Snaps a Selfie Before Its Next Mars JourneyNASA Spots Red Glowing Butterfly in Space NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Stay on targetlast_img read more

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