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A New Look at Proxima b's Potential Climate Offers Hope for Future Colonists

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ever since astronomers announced the discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet less than five light years down the cosmic street, the question on every good space cadet’s mind has been whether or not we can colonize it. We’re not going to know if Proxima b is habitable until we can point some very powerful telescopes at it Read more...

Everything We Learned Today About Destiny 2 

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Today at an event in Los Angeles, Bungie gave us our first look at Destiny 2, a video game about the crazy antics of Peter Dinklage. It’ll be out on September 8 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Read more...

In the First Look at CW's Black Lightning, a Retired Hero Returns to Kick Some Ass

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Say hello to the latest member of the CW’s roster of comic book heroes: Jefferson Pierce. But as the first trailer for Black Lightning shows, there’s dark times ahead for the titular character, as he chooses to don his mask once again after giving up on being a superhero for his family. Read more...

The First Trailer for Netflix's Fantasy Film Okja Is All About Heartbreak and Evil Corporations

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The first official trailer for Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja has everything. A superhippo, an evil corporation fronted by Tilda Swinton, and an important message about the power of love. Read more...

Cold War Nuclear Explosions Freakishly Impacted Space Weather

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The overdrawn game of nuclear chicken between the USSR and the United States—now known as the Cold War—lasted about 45 years. While neither superpower ever deployed nukes on each others’ soil, high-altitude bomb testing caused a kerfuffle in Earth’s atmosphere. Though the conflict has (thankfully) long since ended, … Read more...

Surprise, a Dark Crystal Prequel Series Is Coming to Netflix

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The last time we heard anything about a prequel to Jim Henson’s fantasy classic The Dark Crystal, it was in book form, not in Netflix original series form. But that has changed today, with the announcement of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It’ll run 10 episodes and yes, there will be puppets. Read more...

Today's Best Deals: Dyson Vacuum, Mass Effect, Water-Resistant Speaker, and More

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A powerful Dyson vacuum, a larger OontZ Angle speaker, and Anker USB-C cables lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web. Read more...

Everything the Discovery Trailer Tells Us About the Future of Star Trek's Past

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last night we got our first good look at the new Star Trek TV series, Discovery; its trailer was packed with some gorgeous shots, as well as new ships, uniforms, and tech of the show, which is set 10 years before the original series. Here’s everything we noticed. Read more...

Could a Facehugger Implant an Alien in Your Butt?

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Salutations, my pensive postage meters. In honor of Prometheus 2: The Search for Michael Fassbender’s Severed Head’s Gold, I bring you an answer to the biggest mystery in the Alien universe. Plus, the best Game of Thrones episode, the age conundrums of both Gotham and the Star Wars prequels, and... (dun dun dunh) I… Read more...

Even More Rumors About the Next Director of The Flash Movie

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sony might have a shortlist to play its first Valiant Comics hero. A former Game of Thrones star joins Amazon’s Philip K. Dick anthology. There’s a tiny chance Karl Urban could be part of the Judge Dredd TV show. Plus, trailers for Arrow and Flash’s season finales, and new Star Trek: Discovery pictures. Spoilers now! Read more...

Latest Trailer for The Mummy Confirms That Tom Cruise Will Have Monster-Fighting Superpowers

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Universal’s hoping that its reboot of the Mummy franchise will be just the kind of hit that’ll sell the world on its shared universe of gods and monsters. The latest trailer for the movie shows just how different this take on the Mummy story will be. Read more...

Mass Effect: Andromeda Is Back Down To Its Lowest Price

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Mass Effect Andromeda isn’t perfect, but it’s huge and ambitious, and in my opinion at least, pretty damn fun. So if you were waiting on a discount to pick up your copy, Amazon’s marked it back down to $40 on PS4 and Xbox One today, the best price we’ve seen to date. Read more...

Adorable Carbon Fiber Rocket Is Finally Ready to Launch

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Rockets are big, shiny hunks of metal that do extraordinary things—but you’d probably never call one “cute.” Kittens are cute. Capybaras? Definitely. But rockets, not so much—except for this little guy, from New Zealand-based startup Rocket Lab. Its name is Electron, and after years of preparation, its’s finally… Read more...

Good News, Everyone! Futurama Lives on, This Time as a Mobile RPG

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Try as the universe might, Futurama’s a property that seemingly can’t be killed—or at least stay dead for very long. Even though the show’s been officially off the air since 2013, Futurama’s getting yet another chance at life in the form of a Worlds of Tomorrow, a mobile video game that picks up after the series’… Read more...

Superman Managed to Retcon His Romance With Wonder Woman Out of Existence

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Recently, Superman managed to warp his personal timeline—and maybe even vast swathes of the DC Universe—by merging both his New 52-era and Pre-Flashpoint selves into one single Superperson. While we still don’t know the full ramifications of what’s been affected, we now know one thing: Clark no longer snogged Diana. Read more...

There Are No Plans in Place, But Kevin Feige Would Love the X-Men to Meet the Avengers

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Five years ago, if you asked anyone if Spider-Man would ever appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the answer would’ve been no. There was no way Sony was going to share Marvel’s most popular superhero with Disney. But, miraculously, it happened. That leaves only a few major Marvel superheroes who aren’t in the… Read more...

A Time-Travel Experiment Works All Too Well in Scifi Short The Constant

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In a makeshift lab, a trio of brainiac students argue over their time-travel device. The skeptic on the team has her doubts—not that the invention will work, but whether they should be mucking around with time in the first place. Ben Tedesco’s The Constant feels a bit talky at first, but the payoff is well worth it.… Read more...

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars With a Mashup of Bonkers Footage From Throughout the Years 

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

With the 40th anniversary of Star Wars coming next week, everyone is going to celebrate in their own special way. However, one theater in Los Angeles might have everyone else beat with the weirdest collection of footage this side of the Outer Rim. Read more...

Check Out Nathan Fillion's Meta Tony Stark Cameo That Was Cut From Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Internet’s favorite fan casting choice, Nathan Fillion, is not in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But that wasn’t always the case. Last year, fans caught a glimpse of some very interesting posters of Fillion on the set of the sequel and now writer-director James Gunn has explained what happened. Read more...

The First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery Is Here to Boldly Go to Beautiful New Worlds

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After a brief tease this morning, CBS have just revealed our first full look at Star Trek: Discovery, giving us our best glimpse at what’s to come in the future of Star Trek’s past. Read more...

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