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Agents of SHIELD's Ghost Rider Effect Involves This Silly Head Piece

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In Marvel’s featurette on the visual effects that make Ghost Rider’s flaming skull, even Gabriel Luna seems aware of how hilarious this looks. On the other hand, it’s a practical effect that flickers just like real flames would, and reflects off the jacket properly. Being Ghost Rider isn’t all glamour, apparently. Read more...

'First' Look at the Justice League Dark Animated Movie Skips Half the Team, But Has Batman

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I mean, of course Justice League Dark gives us Batman. You simply can’t get away with releasing a DC team-based piece of media without Batman in it, right? Read more...

Hugo Weaving Enjoyed Outrageousness of Playing Red Skull in Captain America

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Hugo Weaving was a great Nazi in Captain America: The First Avenger, playing Cap’s nemesis, Red Skull. And given that it was a comic book movie, meaning time and space are fluid—and given that any non-Loki villain has failed to really capture people’s attention—it’s natural to want Weaving back. Show More Summary

Samurai Iron Man Is Ridiculously Cool

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Remember those Samurai-style Star Wars toys ? Well, Bandai has also kicked off a Marvel-themed version, and the results are just as awesome. Read more...

Peter Capaldi Will Appear in the First Episode of Doctor Who Spinoff Class

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s been rumored for ages , but now it’s official: Peter Capaldi will appear as the Twelfth Doctor in the first episode of the BBC’s new young adult spinoff show Class. Read more...

Syfy's Van Helsing Is So Boring, It's Infuriating

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Should you make time tonight to start watching Van Helsing, Syfy’s latest take on vampires? No. In fact you should do literally anything else. Read more...

Wanna Come to io9 and Kotaku's Cosplay Ball at New York Comic-Con? Read This

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Did you save the date? We told you to save the date! And now we have details about how you can come party at io9 and Kotaku’s Cosplay Ball, being held Thursday, October 6, at this year’s New York Comic-Con, as well as how much you’ll be partying once you’re there. Show More Summary

Here's How The Exorcist Could Be the Scariest TV Show Ever

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Exorcist, a new TV series inspired by the 1973 horror classic, premieres tonight on Fox. The first episode is strong, setting up multiple narratives, introducing compelling characters, and delivering shriek-worthy scares. The rest of the season has a lot to live up to, but by the grace of Pazuzu, it’s totally possible—assuming it does these three things. Read more...

Geordi La Forge Has a Ship Full of Datas in a First Look at Star Trek: Waypoint

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Next Generation’s android crewman was pretty efficient. So when his best friend is the captain of a starship, why wouldn’t he just get himself an entire crew of Datas to staff it? See how delightful that is in a new preview from IDW’s incoming Star Trek anthology series, right now! Read more...

Welcome Fall With the Gif Party

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’re officially in autumn now, the season of colorful leaves, scarves, and pumpkin-spiced everything. Help celebrate the season by filling the comments with gifs, much like the ground will soon be blanketed with leaves. Read more.....

Amazingly Gross Predator Toy Accessory Pack Comes With Bloodied Bones and a Skinned Human

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You know, most accessory packs for action figures come with things like extra weapons or extra storage options. Maybe even an extra bit of clothing. Rarely, do they come with an in-scale replica of a human being that’s had all of its skin flayed off. Read more...

Just in Time for Halloween, John Carpenter Will Host a Showcase of Horror Shorts

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

El Rey, the Robert Rodriguez-founded network that specializes in cleverly-programmed B-movies (like the “Kaijuly Roarth” Godzilla marathon that ran July 4), is launching a series of specials highlighting new short films. The first entry will be all horror—and will be hosted by John Carpenter. Read more...

It's Man Vs. Corporation in the New Trailer for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Syfy Show 

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Incorporated, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, is set 60 years in the future, a time when big corporations have taken over completely. One man decides to take on the business world—or, more specifically, the business that runs the world. Take a look at the new trailer. Read more...

Who’s Going to Be in Batman’s Version of the Suicide Squad?

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Next month, Batman’s going to assemble a special team to penetrate the stronghold of one of his most fearsome enemies—a team with total deniability, who’ll do things the Justice League can’t—or won’t. Sound familiar? We don’t know who’s on the Bat-Suicide-Squad yet, but let’s take some guesses. Read more...

A Woman Continues Her Family's Grisly Work in the Eerie Trailer for The Eyes of My Mother

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Horror rendered in black-and-white can convey a haunting quality that the goriest of blood-reds could never dream of achieving. No wonder contemporary filmmakers are still fond of it. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a recent example—as is The Eyes of My Mother, from writer-director Nicolas Pesce. Read more...

Mjolnir's Weird 'New' Comic Book Power in Thor Isn't Actually New at All

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In this week’s issue of The Mighty Thor, Thor’s trusty hammer gets to do something totally strange, and unlike anything we’ve seen it do in a long time. But while people are freaking out about this strange “new power,” it’s not really new. It’s more of a mix of some weird and wonderful things the hammer’s done in the past. Read more...

The Original Westworld Movie Had a Really Dark View of What It Meant to Be Human

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On October 2, the 1973 scifi movie Westworld will be reimagined as a sleek, modern TV series courtesy of HBO. Given that the show is produced by the likes of Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams, expectations are sky-high—but what about the movie it’s based on? I decided it was time to re-watch the film and see if it holds up. Read more...

Transfomers: The Last Knight Goes Behind-the-Scenes With Its Real Star, Britain's Loneliest Dog

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A few months ago, it was reported that Michael Bay cast a poor shelter pup named Freya in the fifth Transformers movie, after reading about her in a UK newspaper. Now the film’s released a whole featurette about her starring role, which will no doubt be as exciting as Optimus fighting a dragon whatever other shenanigans will go on in the film. Read more...

The Original Superman Still Knows How to Embarrass Batman

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week DC Comics launched Trinity, a new series focusing on the relationship between Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman—and it shines a humanizing light on the World’s Finest in a way other series really can’t. It also reminds us that a) Batman’s history is filled with hilarious moments, and b) Bruce Wayne is a terrible, miserable dinner guest. Read more...

Hulu's New Horror Series Freakish Teases Its Evil Mutants

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Hulu’s new series, Freakish, was created by AwesomenessTV, which means its cast is filled with young social media stars you’ve never heard of. Still, the premise—high schoolers are menaced by mutants spawned after an accident at the local chemical plant—sounds pleasingly like a retro monster movie. Read more...

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