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Claire Denis' First English Film Will Be a Space Tale With Zadie Smith

50 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Well this is exciting: director Claire Denis (I Can’t Sleep) and author Zadie Smith (White Teeth) are teaming up to make a science fiction movie. Keep on eye on this one, it’s going to be fascinating. Read more...

Our First Ever Batman v Superman Merchandise is, of Course, a Funko Pop

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I’ve frequently described Funko’s vast range of little Vinyl figures as a force that feels like it’s slowly consuming the entire toy world. Case in point? Our first ever look at merchandise for Batman v Superman, one of the biggest movies of 2016, and it’s of two adorably big-headed, vinyl toys of Batman and Superman. Read more...

There Will Be Another Back to the Future Over Robert Zemeckis' Dead Body

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Robert Zemeckis is taking a stand for all of us: No remake, reboot, retool, re-anythinging of Back to the Future. Not while he’s alive. And, he hopes, not after, either. Read more...

Advantageous Is An Insanely Good Movie That Everyone Should Watch

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sometimes, you see a haunting short film that just cries out to become a full-length movie. Case in point: Advantageous, a short film by Jennifer Phang released in 2013. She’s expanded it to full length, and the added time and budget have turned a beautiful short into an eerily intense feature. Read more...

This Scene From Son of Batman is Just Shockingly Creepy

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

That title is not hyperbole. This literally shocked me. Son of Batman, an animated movie, is pretty much exactly what the title suggests. And this scene, in which Batman finds out he has a son, is one of the more bizarre and uncomfortable on-screen moments I’ve ever seen. Read more...

Has A Show Ever Come Back From A Hole As Deep As Falling Skies Is In?

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I’m seriously wondering. There have been plenty of TV shows that have gone through a slump, and then miraculously re-emerged. But has any TV show ever dug itself as deep as Falling Skies, and then found its way back out again? Spoilers ahead... Read more...

The Unbelievable Case of the Two-Year-Old Who Was Framed For Murder

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Imagine enduring 25 years of being told that when you were two, you caused the death of your four-month-old brother. Conversely, imagine being the sort of person low enough to frame a toddler for murder. In 1971, a tragedy and its prolonged aftermath would go on to shape more than one life. Read more...

The New Ghostbusters Costumes Have Been Revealed 

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Director Paul Feig just revealed the costumes for his Ghostbusters film, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. They’re definitely similar to the ones from the 1984 original film, but have a more realistic, fire fighter vibe to them. But that’s not the only Ghostbusters news today. Read more...

This Purported Power Rangers Movie Synopsis Sounds Ridiculously '90s

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Recent rumors about the impending Power Rangers reboot seemed to indicate we could be in for a needlessly “gritty” movie. But an alleged new plot synopsis could imply the exact opposite—that we’re getting a movie so achingly ‘90s that it practically oozes MC Hammer pants and Marky Mark. Read more...

A Curious Affliction Among WWII Pilots Led to This Medical Discovery

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Harold Ridley was an ophthalmologist treating the eye injuries of British fighter pilots during World War II, when he noticed an odd similarity between those injuries. And what he learned when he looked closer changed how we treat cataracts today. Read more...

Here Are The Things I'm Most Excited To See At San Diego Comic-Con

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In less than two weeks, the eyes of the world will turn to the Gaslamp District of San Diego, California where over 100,000 fans will cram into the biggest event in pop culture: San Diego Comic-Con. Over the course of four days, it’s geek nirvana for attendees, as well as people following at home. Read more...

What's The Most Perfect Blend Of Science Fiction And Fantasy?

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The line between science fiction and fantasy gets pretty wobbly—where do you stick Star Wars?—but some things just straddle it with pure glee. Earlier today, we were debating about shows that are both science fiction and fantasy. But what’s the absolute best blend of the two, of all time? Read more...

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Disintegrate in Slow Motion

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

SpaceX experienced yet another setback this past Sunday when its Falcon 9 rocket exploded two minutes after launch. The company is still not sure what went wrong. Here’s a clip of the incident — including the separation of the CRS-7 Dragon — in slow motion. Read more...

Grant Morrison's New Santa Claus Comic Is Just Total Madness

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Call it Santa Claus Year One if you want. Or even All Star Santa Claus. However you choose to describe Grant Morrison’s new Klaus comic for Boom Studios, chances are it won’t possible convey the insanity of the barbaric, bloodstained St. Nick in the above cover of issue #1, carrying a deer carcass. Read more...

Penny Dreadful Goes Full Scooby Doo

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Penny Dreadful has spent its entire season building to a supernatural faceoff. And this week, the show goes for a pulpy haunted-house ride that’s so Victorian, we hit the Varney Singularity. Ruh-roh! Read more...

How Do Scientists Know What the Temperature Was Thousands of Years Ago?

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Earth has heated up and cooled down repeatedly, according to scientists. And we believe them— but how do they actually know? We’ll tell you how scientists know, today, that an Ice Age occurred millennia ago. Read more...

River Song is Coming Back to Doctor Who—But Not in the Way You'd Expect

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

River Song has become a bit of a controversial figure on Doctor Who—even the fans who like her aren’t sure they want her to return to the show. But while River isn’t back on the TV show for now, she is making the leap to Doctor Who audio plays. And this time, she gets to have adventures with classic Doctors. Read more...

These Comic-Con Exclusive Magic Cards Will Drive Collectors Crazy

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is the third year Wizards of the Coast is producing a set of San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Magic: the Gathering cards, this time with art by iconic fantasy artist Wayne Reynolds. If you’ve got the iron will to wait in line, you could own the planeswalkers everyone’s going to want. Read more...

If Isaac Asimov Were Alive, Humans Would Be His Favorite TV Show

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What does it really mean to be alive? It’s a question asked by about a million scifi stories. The new TV series Humans is only the latest, but it does so with such indebtedness to the works of Isaac Asimov I’m kind of surprised everyone in the cast isn’t sporting the author’s trademark muttonchops. Read more...

Playing board games is a whole lot of fun, but some of the more difficult and complex games can actu

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Playing board games is a whole lot of fun, but some of the more difficult and complex games can actually help you learn things, too. Read more...

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