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The Science Fiction That Makes Me Hopeful

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When we think about the future these days, it can often look bleak. That’s true of both reality and in fiction, since we tend to create futures that reflect the present, so they feel more real. But since there’s more than enough uncertainty and darkness in real life currently, here are some worlds I turn to when I… Read more...

These Wonderful Rogue One Jackets Make Us Want to Move Somewhere Very, Very Cold

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ever since The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars and the cold have gone hand in hand. So it makes perfect sense that Columbia has teamed up with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for some super freaking cool new jackets. Read more...

Bryan Fuller Makes It Very Clear That He's No Longer Involved With Star Trek: Discovery 

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Even though it had been said that Bryan Fuller would remain an executive producer for Star Trek: Discovery, Fuller is now clarifying that the only work he will do on season one of the show is what he’s already done. Read more...

Documentary About Disney's First Black Animator Reveals a Hidden, Turbulent History

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

He’s lent his talents to some of the most popular animation work of the last 60 years, ranging from Sleeping Beauty, Superfriends, The Smurfs, The Jungle Book, Mulan, Toy Story 2 to Robot Chicken and Jonny Quest. He helped make the iconic opening animation from Soul Train. Yet, Floyd Norman: An Animated Life shows… Read more...

Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale Will Contrast Its Dark Story With Gorgeous Visuals

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Hulu’s 10-episode adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is coming in April 2017, and the network just released some lovely first-look images. Elisabeth Moss stars as Offred, a woman trapped in Gilead, a newly-formed dystopian society that only values her ability to aid repopulation efforts. Read more...

Spider-Man Gets Another Upgrade From Tony Stark in Homecoming

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming will likely be out before the end of the month, but audiences at a Brazilian convention got an early sneak today—and it came with a surprising revelation. Read more...

Jai Courtney Chased the Director of Suicide Squad Around the Set Naked and I Wish I Was Surprised

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I’m not surprised this happened. I’m not even surprised that there’s a photo of it. This is actually one of the more charming tales we’ve heard. But I am slightly surprised that there are still Suicide Squad set stories to tell. Read more...

The Art of Archer Peeks Into the Coolest, Booziest Superspy Show on TV

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Calling Archer an “animated secret-agent comedy” is accurate, but it leaves out so much. The snarky characters, the esoteric references, and the classic art style mean it’s a show as unique as it is hilarious. Now you can get a fully illustrated behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show with The Art of Archer. Read more...

A New Clip From the Westworld Finale Seems to Have Bad News for Ford

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

J.J. Abrams dropped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to share a short clip from the season one finale of Westworld. And while it looks like Charlotte Halte (Tessa Thompson) is getting what she wants, I wouldn’t count Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) out at all. Read more...

Give the Gif Party Your Best Shot

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The good news is that there’s no “Three strikes, you’re out!” in the gif party. Put as many gifs as you want in it. Read more...

The Original Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Was Almost Scrapped

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Now, it’s hard to imagine Guardians of the Galaxy without that very first trailer. The one that introduced the characters through their mugshots and police records and heavily featured Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling.” But director James Gunn says they nearly tossed that trailer for one that tested better. Read more...

Jeff Bridges Explains How He Helped Rework the First Iron Man

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you think about it, we owe Jeff Bridges a lot. Without him we wouldn’t have the Dude, Kevin Flynn, Starman, or dozens of other pop culture icons. What you didn’t know, though, is that in a roundabout way, we may also have him to thank for a small piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read more...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Makes Plans to Hit Broadway in 2018

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Not that a play on Broadway is any more accessible for most people than one in the West End, but at least we finally know when and where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is headed. Read more...

Veronica Roth Has Written an Epilogue to Her Divergent Series

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It feels like all recent Divergent news has been focused on the decision to downgrade the property from major movie franchise to TV show. But author Veronica Roth just put her source-material book series back in the spotlight by announcing that she’s written an epilogue to the final volume. Read more...

Examining the Real Science Behind Morgan's Science Fiction

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Luke Scott’s Morgan wasn’t flawless, but it was gorgeously shot and (more intriguingly) raised some serious questions about artificial intelligence and what it means to be human. The film’s special features include a short doc that further investigates how real-life science could help us design the perfect human.… Read more...

Tilda Swinton Hates Boarding Schools and Harry Potter for Romanticizing Them 

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The boarding school is a staple of young adult literature, mainly because adventures are much easier to find when parents are nowhere to be found. Plus, all the emotion of being away from home and having to negotiate a while new environment is baked into the set-up. And you can have your protagonists together 24/7.… Read more...

I Want To Know What Happens If Your House Hits 80MPH With This Wall Charger Plugged In

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It might be hyperbole to say the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wall Charger is the only wall charger you will ever need, but we should all have goals in life, and only charging my phone with something that looks like it was ripped out of the backseat of a sweet old DeLorean seems like a really good aspiration to… Read more...

Breaking: Bryce Dallas Howard Gets Sensible Shoes for Jurassic World 2

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Way back in 2015, Jurassic World was one of the biggest films of the year. And one of the biggest news stories surrounding the film was the fact that the main character, Claire, wore high heels during the majority of it. Read more.....

The Rita Repulsa of Max Landis' Power Rangers Movie Could Have Looked Even Weirder Than the Current One

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s long been known that screenwriter Max Landis pitched his own take on a Power Rangers reboot, before we eventually wound up with the movie we’re getting next year. Although it’s unlikely we’ll ever see Landis’ take come to life, we’ve now got a glimpse at what might have been—at least for its villain. Read more...

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