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Caffeinated Links: Non-White Disney Princesses, Sci Fi YA Books, and Poldark Trailer

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Oh the Books did a wonderful periodic table of Sci-Fi YA reads.

Trailer for BBC’s new epic 8-part miniseries Poldark starring Aidan Turner and based on the novels by Winston Grahm. Ross Poldark returns from the War to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins.

Arthur Darvill Sings Doctor Who Ballad to Let It Go Melody

The Real History of Sci Fi with David Tennant, Nathan Fillion & More

Um. Yes. Premiering Saturday April 19th on BBC!

Caffeinated Links: Andrew Davies and Steven Moffat Shenanigans, Toni Morrison

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Flavorwire on why Toni Morrison is the most important living writer – “A handful of us care enough to groan whenever Jonathan Franzen says something about social media, but when Toni Morrison says something about a president, it’s monumental.” RT

Bong Joon Ho is furious about the Weinstein Company’s cuts to Snowpiercer. Guess which person my sympathies are with – the brilliant and revered foreign director or the grab-all money-grubbing film production company? RT

Joanna Robinson is right as always. This time about Agents of Shield “But the show should not, cannot rest on the shoulders of Skye and Ward. They are two of the blandest leads of all time. They are shiny-haired porridge. Heck, I don’t even mind if Skye’s weekly job is to dress cute and flirt her way through an op. But in order for that kind of premise to be remotely interesting, you need to have charisma. You need to be Sarah Walker or Sydney Bristow. Sydney Bristow she ain’t. And don’t even get me started on that swirling vortex of anti-charisma that is Agent Ward.” RT

Peter Davison, the 5th Doctor Who, says Steven Moffat is coming up with a way to get around the rule that states the Time Lord can only regenerate 12 times. Of course he is. RT

Andrew Davies said that he had meant for Firth to be naked in the hallowed Pride and Prejudice lake scene. “He added he had intended the scene to be one of “social embarrassment”, showing awkwardness between Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.

“In fact it seems to have affected women in wife a different way,” he said. “And who am I to complain?” Indeed. RT

Caffeinated Links

Everything you need to know about Game of Thrones season 3 (via Flavorwire)

The penultimate episode of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries was dizzyingly romantic and wonderful (Youtube)

First teaser trailer for the third Riddick movie (coming out 2013) is out. Not much but shadows, special effects, and Vin Diesel’s ever-impressive gravelly voice. (Trailer)

Government-encouraged hacking for high school students (The New York Times)

This basically stars everyone ever. 10 Reasons Why You Absolutely Must Check Out the BBC’s Radio Version of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere (Pajiba)

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