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Syfy has renewed both Dark Matter and Killjoys for second seasons, thirteen episodes for the former

39 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Syfy has renewed both Dark Matter and Killjoys for second seasons, thirteen episodes for the former and ten for the latter. When the shows return in 2016, they’ll join new shows The Magicians and The Expanse and returning show 12 Monkeys. Read more...

5 Horror Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows (And 3 That Shouldn't)

39 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Television shows inspired by horror movies are nothing new; Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which ended in 2003, is one of the genre’s most successful examples. But there’s a trend afoot, with the likes of Scream, Damien, and Ash vs. Evil Dead hitting the airwaves (and Hannibal having just left). Read more...

Harry Potter's Kid Starts at Hogwarts Today and Death Is Coming for Us All

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We are mortal and every step we take brings us one step closer to the grave. We know this because today—September 1st, 2015—is the day that Harry and Ginny Potter (née Weasley) send their first son to Hogwarts to begin his wizard education, according to none other than J.K. Rowling herself. Read more...

Under The Dome Has Been Canceled! In Related News, Anyone Want To Hire a Dome?

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The great colonnades of Rome have lasted for centuries, through political upheaval and some really questionable fashion choices. But for some of us, glory is more fleeting. CBS, because genius is never recognized in its time, has decided to pull the plug on my show, Under the Dome. Read more...

Chloe Grace Moretz Details All the Ways Humans Were Killed in the 5th Wave Trailer

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Things do not look good for humanity in the first trailer for Sony’s The 5th Wave, based on the Rick Yancey novels. Read more...

NASA Tossed Astronauts with this Gimbal Rig Before Launching Them Into Space

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How do you regain control of a spacecraft tumbling through space? The Mercury astronauts trained by spinning in this gimbal rig in an effort to mimic the disorienting chaos they’d need to battle during the earliest human spaceflight missions. Read more...

This First Clip From the Gotham Season Premiere Is Already Completely Bonkers

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As io9’s reviewer of Gotham, I’ve been looking forward to the second season much like I look forward to a dentist appoint—painful, but necessary. But this two-minute clip from the show’s first new episode has dropped, and it’s so terrible, so insane, and yet so promising you all have to give it a watch. Read more...

Gawker That’s Not a Shark—This Is a Shark | Jalopnik These Are The 10 Least-Requested Options And Pa

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Gawker That’s Not a Shark—This Is a Shark | Jalopnik These Are The 10 Least-Requested Options And Packages For New Cars | Kotaku Jimmy Kimmel Responds to YouTube Backlash | Lifehacker Five Mind Tricks That’ll Make Your Food “Taste” Better | Read more...

Archaeologists Tracked Lewis and Clark by Following Their Trail of Laxatives

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How do you follow a trail more than 200 years old, when even the maps they used uncertain? You look for specific historical deposits. And famed explorers of the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark, made some very unusual ones. Read more...

Game of Thrones Could be Filming Some of the Book Subplots They'd Skipped Before

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There are a ton of Game of Thrones rumors, some more plausible than others. Bill Murray explains why he’s coming back to Ghostbusters. Find out what Skye is up to on Agents of SHIELD. Plus our first look at Lucy Lane in Supergirl. Spoilers now! Read more...

In Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-18M Spacecraft Awaits Its Journey to the Stars

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here’s a low-angle look at the Russian Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft, vertical on the launch pad in the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The rocket will blast off on Wednesday carrying astronauts from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Denmark to the International Space Station. Read more...

We're Finally Getting Some Incredible-Looking Fallout Figures

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The brilliant designs of the post-apocalyptic Fallout series have long been yearning to get turned into awesome toys. And while we’re getting some cutesy Funko Pops based on the series, a new line of figures from the folks over at Threezero is giving us a much more faithful—and pricier—batch of figures. Read more...

How Next Week's Space Expo Will Bring The Adventure of Space Travel To Life

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What does Long Beach Comic Con have that other big conventions don’t? A whole series of programs devoted to space exploration, called Space Expo. We talked to the panelists about road tripping on Mars, weird landforms on Ceres, and what fictional technologies they most wish would become a reality. Read more...

This is Exactly What New Horizons Saw Zipping Past Pluto

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When the New Horizons spacecraft raced past Pluto this summer, it constantly snapped photographs both coming and going. This is exactly what it saw while zooming past the frozen dwarf planet. Whoa. Read more...

Afternoon Hypnosis: Watch These Droplets Coalesce and Break at Terminal Velocity

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s (relatively) easy to get water droplets to move at terminal velocity. They don’t even have to be moving relative to you. Just get air flowing upwards fast enough, and the water will hover, without increasing its speed up or down. Then throw more water drops at it, and see what happens. Read more...

Thirty Years Ago, the Night Stalker Was Captured By An Angry Mob

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

His name was Richard Ramirez, but at the time of his August 1985 capture, most knew him only as the “Night Stalker,” the rapist and murderer who’d been terrorizing California for two years. When a fingerprint outed his identity, his photograph was widely circulated—and his days of killing became perilously numbered. Read more...

Find 25 Minutes to Watch This Short About a Young Boy and His Powers

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Umkhungo (The Gift) is really, really good. It’s a self-contained story about Themba, a young boy whose powers have branded him cursed. When his parents die, he ends up with a street thug named Mthunzi. The two eventually come to an understanding, just as Themba’s uncles and the authorities close in. Read more...

What's The Worst RPG/Tabletop Gaming Experience You've Ever Had?

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Playing Dungeons & Dragons or some other role-playing game with your best friends can be amazing. But play a tabletop RPG or other game with the wrong people, and things can take a very dark turn. What’s the worst RPG/tabletop experience you’ve ever suffered through? Read more...

The Flash TV Series Just Cast Zoom, So Now I'm Completely Confused 

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Actor Tony Todd has been cast as the Flash’s archenemy Zoom in the second season of the CW’s hit TV series. Now, if you’re thinking to yourself, “Hey, I thought the Reverse-Flash was the Flash’s archenemy,” well, you’re right. Because Zoom is the Reverse-Flash. Show More Summary

The Strain Introduces the Show’s Biggest Badass and Then Instantly Takes Him Away 

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

First of all, let me apologize for the lack of last week’s recap. I had to travel very early on Monday morning to NYC for io9/Gawker shenanigans, and was unable to watch last week’s episode, which is a shame, because it was definitely the highlight of the season. Show More Summary

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