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Godzilla: Resurgence's VFX Reel Shows the Hard Work of Annihilating Tokyo

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Below the surface, the Godzilla films have always served as a commentary on everything from jingoism to the perils of nuclear weapons. But most of us only watch the movies the wanton destruction of entire cities, which is even more satisfying with the advent of modern computer-generated visual effects. Read more...

The Awesome Scifi Short Cockpit Could Become a Feature Film (With a Bit of Help)

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Back in 2011, io9 hosted the online premiere of an award-winning scifi short called Cockpit: The Rule of Engagement. Fast-forward to now, and not only does Cockpit—about space pilots battling aliens who use mind control as a powerful weapon—have nearly 800,000 views on YouTube, it’s becoming a feature film. Read more...

Mourn the Loss of This Incredible Force Awakens Poster, Too Beautiful For This World

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Olly Moss has created some truly amazing bits of pop culture art over the years, but not every idea makes it to a final product. Seeing those ideas never make it, from a creative standpoint, is always a little melancholy, but when you see something that’s truly gorgeous that never came to be, it’s heartbreaking. Read more...

This Gorgeous Stained Glass Dalek Is Just as Likely to Yell 'Excommunicate' as 'Exterminate'

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What happens when you cross a Dalek with a stained-glass window? You get the most weirdly beautiful looking killer pepperpot the world has ever seen. Read more...

Knight Rider's Getting a 'Digital Reboot' From Fast and Furious Director

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One thing we know for certain about Justin Lin: he loves car movies. I mean he directed four entries in the Fast and Furious series, and was recently tapped for the toy-inspired Hot Wheelsfilm, so his association with the latest Knight Rider reboot makes perfect sense. But you won’t be seeing it on the big screen, or even on TV. Read more...

The Walking Dead Season Premiere Bludgeoned Its Ratings Rivals to Death

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Please Help Us Break Some Bad News to Batman

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There are no spoilers here—even if we’re more than a month past Detective Comics #940 at this point—but we’d still like your photoshopping help to break some news to Batman. Read more...

President Wonder Woman Guest Starred on a Gloriously Gay Supergirl

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It is a shining episode of television when the dullest spot is Lynda Carter. Because Lynda Carter is not a dull spot. She is the former yet eternal Wonder Woman, the former bearer of the bright and sunny optimism torch that Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist now carries with aplomb. Read more...

This Short About Vengeance and a Magic Snake Demands a Sequel and a Prequel

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“OURO” is animated short that has it all: a setting in a weird technological future, a giant snake, a weird ritual, and a vengeance spree. Also, of course, a soundtrack that feels right out of the ‘80s and is wonderful for it. Read more...

Even More Details About That Monumental New Game of Thrones Meeting

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Scott Derrickson already has plans for the Doctor Strange sequel. Listen to Dwayne Johnson sing in a new clip from Moana. Mandalorians go on the attack in new footage from Star Wars Rebels. Plus new images from Arrow, Class, and Legends of Tomorrow. To me, my Spoilers! Read more...

A Simple Card Game Unleashes Psychological Horrors in The Bridge Partner

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Short film The Bridge Partner is based on a story by Peter S. Beagle, but it’s not the kind of fantasy usually associated with The Last Unicorn author. Instead, it’s a psychological horror thriller about a timid woman (Beth Grant) whose glamorous new bridge partner (Sharon Lawrence) is... perhaps... pure evil. Read more...

The New Peter Jackson Project Is Yet Another Post-Apocalyptic YA Tale 

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Peter Jackson helmed one of the greatest fantasy adaptations of all time, as well as The Hobbit trilogy. Now he’s shepherding another genre entry to the big screen: Philip Reeve’s steampunk saga Mortal Engines. Though the Lord of the...Show More Summary

This Trailer for Russian Horror Flick The Bride Is Terrifying in Any Language

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We can’t read any of the text in this trailer, but presumably, it’s the set-up for director Svyatoslav Podgayevskiy’s The Bride. But who needs words when the images are so freakin’ terrifying? Clearly, a white-gowned spirit who’s been in the grave for a century or so has risen to be the ultimate Bridezilla. Read more...

A Major Climate Threshold Has Been Permanently Crossed

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For the first time in human history, atmospheric CO2 concentrations exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm) in 2015. They’re expected to do so again this year, and every subsequent year for many generations to come, according to a new report issued by the World Meteorological Organization. Read more...

Watch Supergirl Save President Lynda Carter From a Fiery Death

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Supergirl is one of those characters who both embodies the audience and a superhero we’d all love to be. And nothing better shows that than this clip where she welcomes the president and then saves her from an attack. (Above is her reaction to seeing Lynda Carter. It is also ours.) Read more...

Marvel Comics Needs to Do Way Better With Its LGBT Representation

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Over the past few years, Marvel’s comic roster has steadily become more and more diverse, as their comics star a range of heroes of different genders and ethnicities. This is great. But these successes make the publisher’s glaring absence of LGBT protagonists even more noticeable than ever before. Read more...

Alien: Covenant Has a New Name for Its Xenomorphs

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In an interview on BBC Radio 2, Michael Fassbender gave a name to the creatures that will, we hope, bursting out of his chest in the newest Alien movie. Read more...

Daisy Ridley Heavily Implies Rey's Parents Will Be Revealed in Star Wars: Episode VIII

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It wouldn’t be the middle movie in a Star Wars trilogy without a shocking parental reveal, right? Read more...

For Five Years, One Woman Chronicled Her Boyfriend's Fixation With Slender Man On YouTube

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On July 29, 2011, a YouTube channel named “Tulpa Effect” uploaded a vlog where a woman named Marissa explained that her boyfriend, Roger, had acquired a new obsession: Slender Man. Read more...

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