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Stop Worrying About Spoilers--They Actually Help You Enjoy the Story More

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It is a truth universally acknowledged that pretty much everyone hates spoilers. The internet was furious with former Detroit Tigers player Michael Sams for accidentally tweeting a major spoiler for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And this week we learned about a vengeful ex-girlfriend who deliberately spoils Game of Thrones for her former paramour each week. Read more...

Be as Cool as Kurt Russell With These New Posters for The Thing

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

John Carpenter’s The Thing is a perfect example of a movie ahead of its time. When it opened in 1982, it was the same weekend at Blade Runner’s release, Star Trek 2 and Poltergeist were in theaters and ET was number one at the box office. The competition lead to the film bombing; only later did it become such a revered fan favorite. Read more...

Why Do Tiny Fruit Flies Have Giant Sperm?

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fruit flies have enormous sperm. This is a well known fact in the scientific community—so well known, in fact, that there’s a name for it: the big sperm paradox. But the massive, spermy problem has long confounded scientists, who couldn’t figure out why such a tiny creature needed such humongous baby batter soldiers. Until now. Read more...

The Game of Thrones Showrunners Sure Have a Sense of Humor About the Most Recent Death

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The latest character killed on Game of Thrones (don’t worry, we won’t spoil it yet just in case) certainly caused a roller coaster of reactions. First was the shock, then the tears, followed by anger, acceptance, and eventually, memes. Now, the death is a pop culture staple and the creators are sorry. Read more...

Watch the ISS Crew Inflate Its New Space House

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The ISS is getting a little renovation done, courtesy of its very first attachable space house, which is almost ready to inflate. Will it pop? Float away? Let’s watch to find out. Read more...

The Force Awakens Soundtrack on Vinyl Has Spinning Holograms Etched Into the Records

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Given the resurgence in the popularity of records, Disney didn’t really have to do much to sell copies of The Force Awakens soundtrack now that it’s finally available on vinyl, months after the film’s release. But if you still need a reason to drop $50 on another copy, the records feature 3D holograms etched right onto them. Read more...

New Luke Cage Set Pictures Give Us a Look at a Classic Comics Villain

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Luke Cage will have some familiar friends and foes showing up when his own Netflix show begins later this year—and new set pictures give us our first, rather weird look at a one of those familiar foes in action. Read more...

The Torchwood Team You (Probably) Liked Best Is Back in Action for a New Audio Adventure

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Well, okay, your value may vary—you might prefer more stories told in Torchwood’s second season, with the full team. But hey, at least Big Finish’s new audio dramas are bringing back Torchwood in the time of the excellent miniseries Children of Earth! Not a mention of Miracle Day in sight. Read more...

The Freaky Vampire Play Cuddles Will Get a Movie Thanks to Nicole Kidman

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A twisted tale of two sisters, one of whom is a vampire, is going to be made into a movie thanks to Nicole Kidman. The Oscar-winner has optioned the rights to a play called Cuddles, which sounds downright twisted, through her production company Blossom Films. Read more...

Rogue One Reveals More of the Empire's Brand New Forces

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of the most jaw-dropping shots of the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was a group of Imperial walkers storming a beach. They obviously weren’t the same as the AT-ATs from The Empire Strikes Back, but what were they? Now we know. Read more...

This New Conjuring 2 Featurette Supposedly Contains Real Recordings of Demonic Voices

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here’s a brief new promo for the sequel which contains a snippet of an unknown voice,recorded by Ed and Lorraine Warren (played onscreen by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) when they were working on the real-life case that inspired The Conjuring 2. It’s gutteral, angry, growling—and it’s terrifying to listen to, even if you’re a diehard skeptic. Read more...

The Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Movie Is Adding Another Asian Actor

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The last time we heard about the Ghost in the Shell movie, it was not great news—the one-two punch of immense backlash at the first official image of Scarlett Johannson as Motoko Kusanagi and a follow-up report alleging the film attempted to digitally alter white actors to appear Asian left fans furious. This latest news, however, is an improvement. Read more...

Here's What Those Landmark-Hating Aliens Will Be Destroying in Independence Day: Resurgence

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You absolutely can’t fault Independence Day: Resurgence for not knowing their audience. What do we expect in an Independence Day film? Famous buildings being destroyed. What do they give us in the new posters? Famous buildings being destroyed. Read more...

io9 Round Table: What We Loved and Hated About DC Comics: Rebirth

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The much-heralded DC Comics: Rebirth comes out today, marking the beginning of a yet another new era for the publisher. Can it fix the malaise that’s been plaguing the DC Universe for years? Or will it make things worse? Read more.....

The Space Between Us Is a Movie About the First Human Who Isn't Born on Earth 

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Space Between Us is one of the most intriguing scifi films due this year. It’s about the first human who’s born in outer space, thus technically making him an alien—how he deals with that, how humanity deals with that, and a romance that blossoms as a result. Read more...

Disney's Considering a Live-Action Little Mermaid Because It Wasn't Already in the Works, Somehow

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s actually surprising that it has taken Disney this long to think about adding The Little Mermaid to its giant list of live-action adaptations. Read more...

X-Men: Apocalypse Is the Biggest and Emptiest X-Men Movie Yet

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Everything that’s good, and bad, about X-Men: Apocalypse can be traced to it being part of the successful X-Men franchise. It’s not only the third film in the series (in the new movie continuity), but also the sixth (overall), and also the ninth (if you count solo movies) which creates certain expectations—expectations that no movie could possibly meet. Read more...

When Daenerys Targaryen Sings 'MMMBop' in Dothraki, You Listen

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Emilia Clarke stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote Game of Thrones, a struggling TV show that needs the attention. Once you get past the normal talk show banter and Meyers’ leading questions to an anecdote that they obviously...Show More Summary

Every Major Revelation in DC Comics' Rebirth Special

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Today is the day! DC Rebirth #1 is out, and with it, a crazy new chapter begins in the annals of DC Comics’ long and storied history. There’s a lot of big teases in this huge 80-page special—we’ve read through the whole thing and broke down the biggest reveals, and what they might mean for DC’s multiverse going forward. Read more...

Everyone, Please Stop Freaking Out About That Ridiculous Captain America Reveal

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s All-New, All-Different Marvel! It’s the All-New, All-Different adventures of Steve Rogers, back in action today as Captain America! And Steve has an All-New, All-Different gimmick to his history that will change the Marvel Universe forever... if by forever you mean a few months or so, although you wouldn’t know it by the way everyone is freaking out. Read more...

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