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Matthew McConaughey In (Evil) Talks To Be The Stand's Randall Flagg

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Jesus. Sometimes, a movie casts a role so perfectly you have to stop and give it a round of applause. So get ready to clap, because the movie adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand may cast Matthew McConaughey as the evil man in black, Randall Flagg Read more...

"Throckmorton Sign" Is A Rather Naughty Medical Condition

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here's a hint as to what the Throckmorton Sign is. It's also known as the John Thomas Sign, and it's going to make the x-ray in this entry ever so slightly not safe for work. Read more...

Is James Bond's Most Famous Arch-Nemesis Coming Back At Last?

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Read a description of a Tomorrowland scene that takes place at the 1964 World's Fair. Is the Star Wars trailer coming to your town this weekend? Frank Grillo talks Captain America 3. Learn what's ahead for Arkham, Poison Ivy, and Dr. Leslie Thompson on Gotham. And where is Father Gabriel on The Walking Dead? Spoilers now! Read more...

ITV in the UK has announced a 10-part Jekyll and Hyde series.

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

ITV in the UK has announced a 10-part Jekyll and Hyde series. As is traditional by now, it has been reimagined. This time by Charlie Higson (The Fast Show, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)) as an action adventure. [Coming Soon] Read more...

Art Reveals the Diverse Beauty of the World of A Song of Ice and Fire

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

From Braavos to King's Landing to the Vale and beyond, concept artist Paolo Puggioni drew landscapes of places all over the world of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. He's put some of his work for the art book The World of Ice and Fireup on his website, and they are gorgeous. Read more...

Bowties are cool, Bowties on Doctor Who Boxers less so

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What is it with Doctor Who branding and weird garments? Well, you could cosplay as the Tenth Doctor in Pajamas last week, now this week your unmentionables can dress up as Eleven. Mother of God. Read more...

The Next Generation of Slot Machines Will Be Way More Immersive

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The old lever and single bar slot machine just won't do anymore. Now, slot machines are counting on technology and graphics that rival video game systems to get gamblers in their chairs and money flowing. Read more...

The Complete Crocodilian Primer

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

From the same person who brought us ALL THE CATS, comes the conclusion of another series on every species of crocodile. So here's the full archive of mythbri, turkeys beware's now finished "Sunday Crocodilian" article series. Read more...

One Photographer's Quest to Figure Out What Causes Scotch Whisky Rings

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ernie Button is a photographer who, in his quest to join his wife in whisky drinking, started taking photos of his drinks. He noticed that certain types of the alcohol would leave behind complex patterns of rings and others would not. So his curiosity drove him to reach out to experts to find out why. Read more...

A billion points of light.

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A billion points of light. A gorgeous image of the dwarf galaxy UGC 1281, which is just 18 million light years away in the constellation of Triangulum. This side view is perfect for studying the distribution of gas in galactic halos. Read more...

The Best Time to Visit the Inverted Pyramids

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One day we'll know who built the inverted pyramids of Ganymede. For now, all you need to visit is some warm gear and a map. They look especially gorgeous at sunset — and of course, the subsonic vibrations are a lot more bearable then, too. Read more...

Watch A Haunting Drone Flight Through The Remains Of Chernobyl

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We've seen tons of photographs of the city of Pripyat, Ukraine, which has been abandoned since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, but this video offers a different view. Cinematographer Danny Cooke was able to fly a drone through the city, capturing the current state of decay. Read more...

These Are The Movie Sequels We ACTUALLY Want To See

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Movie sequels can be boring. Fortunately, you all shared plenty of creative sequel ideas (A space-station musical western as scored by David Bowie? Yes please.) that we really do want to see. Here, as pitched by you, are some our favorite potential sequels — if only someone would make them. Read more...

An Aging Fisherman Becomes Intimate With An Increasingly Human Lobster

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No, the short film Caterwaul isn't a tale of bestiality, but it is one of a strange relationship between a lonely fisherman and the lobster he decides to take home one day. Even as the lobster longs for the sea and becomes increasingly un-lobster-like, the man can't bear to part from his crustacean companion. Read more...

Doctor Who Is Finally Getting Its First Female Writer In 7 Years

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Doctor Who's been bringing in a lot of new writers in the past couple years, with some excellent results (notably Jamie Matheson and Neil Cross). But as Neil Gaiman recently pointed out, the show hasn't had any female writers since 2008. Luckily, it looks like Torchwood veteran Catherine Tregenna is writing for season nine. Read more...

We Can Thank Saturn for Helping Life to Evolve on Earth

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Models show that if the ringed planet's orbit was just 10% closer in, or even just slightly tilted, its mass would have tugged the Earth into a wildly elongated orbit, causing it to spend part of each year outside the habitable zone. Read more...

Over 16,000 of Darwin's Papers On Evolution Are Now Available Online

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Since 2007, the American Museum of Natural History and the Darwin Manuscripts Project have been digitizing Charles Darwin's writings on evolution, and putting them online. Today, on the 155th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, the project is more than 50% complete. Read more...

It's Official: Michelle MacLaren Will Direct The Wonder Woman Movie

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After months of speculation Warner Bros. has finally announced who will direct the long-awaited, live action Wonder Woman movie. And thankfully they picked someone great. Read more...

Which Long-Awaited Project Was Actually Worth The Wait?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Anticipation can be a dangerous thing. Sometimes you wait and wait for a book, movie or comic to materialize, and it's bound to be a letdown. But every once in a while, all your patience actually pays off. Which project did you wait years for... and it was totally worth the wait? Read more...

Why Sweet Potatoes Are About to Become Astronaut Superfood

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Although astronaut cuisine has improved considerably over the decades, this year's Thanksgiving menu aboard the International Space Station still consists mostly of freeze-dried and dehydrated dishes. But future missions will likely have access to one fresh vegetable: sweet potatoes. Read more...

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