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Exodus Clips Are Way More Intense Than We Ever Imagined

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Whoa, Ridley Scott's Moses story Exodus: Gods and Kings is intense. Really intense. Where in the Bible does Ramses try and cut Moses' sister's hand off with a sword? Intense. Read more...

After Last Night's Person of Interest, I Have Just One Question

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This episode seamlessly brought together our two Big Bads of the season, the amoral AI Samaritan and the crime genius Dominic. And holy shit were there some awesome shootouts. But I was left wondering something about the nature of chaos and order. Read more...

The Armies Who Do Battle on the Backs of Insects

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We love the premise of Clark Thomas Carlton's novel Prophets of the Ghost Ants, where a far-future human species has evolved into insect-size beings. And now he's released an e-book version, with mind-blowingly beautiful illustrations by Paul "Mozchops" Phippen. We've got a gallery. Read more...

Everyone Hates Willy Wonka's Grandpa Joe

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There is a storm waging on the internet, and at the center of that storm is one Grandpa Joe. A select number of people on the internet are trying to get us all to Say No To Grandpa Joe. Just hear them out. Read more...

The Hottest Trend In Upcoming TV Shows? Remakes

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last year this time, high-concept ideas were making waves among the big TV networks. But according to Deadline this year's winning pitches were medical dramas, and remakes of old TV shows and movies. Read more...

The Most Unusual Local Dishes To Add To Your Holiday Table

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On Thanksgiving, it's really all about the sides. But which sides? There are the standards that appear all over the nation: stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, cranberries (for some unfathomable reason). But there are also some dishes unique to individual locales. Here are some of our commenters' favorites. Read more...

Supernatural Proves It Can Still Surprise Us Sometimes

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

At first blush, this was another episode of Supernatural in which the boys deal with a case of the week, while a half-dozen subplots keep humming along. Castiel's budding romance, Crowley's crisis of leadership, that Cole guy, etc. etc. But unexpectedly, this episode proved that Supernatural still has some decent tricks up its sleeve. Read more...

The New ReBoot Series Is Still Happening, And Now Has A Title

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here is an itty bitty update on the "reimagining" of the beloved CG-animated TV series ReBoot (or the ReBoot reboot, if you will). Apparently, the new show is still in the works and now has a logo and title. Read more...

This 1973 Star Trek PSA Is One Of The Earliest Depictions Of Space Junk

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Star Trek predicted a lot of things we take for granted now — everything from tablet computers to cellphones. But this 1973 public service announcement, featuring the voices of the original cast, is one of the first depictions of the huge problem of space junk. Read more...

Everyday Things You Didn't Know Were Invented By NASA

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When you think of the US space program, spaceships and satellites may be the first thing that comes to mind, but there are plenty of mundane items that we take for granted that we have thanks to NASA and its contractors. Here are just a few examples of how NASA has improved life on Earth. Read more...

I love this weird idea.

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I love this weird idea. A design group in Hong Kong has come up with a concept design for "parasitic robots" that would roam the city at night drawing power from annoying neon signs and sucking up carbon to feed little plant farms growing on their bodies. I want to live in a world where these robots fly free. Read more...

The Largest Solar Plant In The World Is Now Operational

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Called Topaz, it's located in San Luis Obispo County, California. The plant recently completed its final 40-megawatt phase, making it the first 500-plus megawatt solar farm to come online in the United States — and the largest online plant in the world. Read more...

Super Spoilery Jupiter Ascending Trailer Finally Explains The Plot

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This spoiler-filled trailer to the Wachowskis' long awaited Jupiter Ascending drama literally spells out the entire premise. And I'm still kind of confused. Earth is part of an industry? Whatever, Eddie Redmayne is fabulous. Read more...

Which Movie Subplot Do You Wish Had Gotten More Screen Time?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sometimes a movie has subplots that are better off left on the cutting-room floor because they drag the whole thing down. But sometimes, a subplot adds a lot of depth, and you only get to glimpse how wonderful it could have been. Which science fiction or fantasy movie had a subplot you wish you could have seen more of? Read more...

?It's 2.4 Miles Across, 8,650 Years Old, and It Lives in Oregon

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No, it's not hipster Cthulhu. Known as "honey fungus," this huge underground organism is the world's biggest living thing. And its life cycle is incredible. Read more...

How to Talk About Vaccines With Relatives Who Might Be Anti-Vaxxers?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I just read this post over on Gizmodo and it got me thinking about talking to some of my quasi-anti-vaxxer relatives tomorrow. Do any of you O-Decker's have advice or past experience to share re: how to explain the importance of vaccines to your relatives? Read more...

Star Wars Deleted Scenes Reveal The Utter Disaster That Could Have Been

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The documentary Star Wars: Deleted Magic shows a version of Star Wars: A New Hope that never made it to theaters, one filled with deleted scenes. And watching the entire thing made me realize one of the more miraculous things about A New Hope is that we got such a wonderful movie instead of a mediocre one. Read more...

New Clues Point To The Origin Of Poland's Mysterious 'Vampires'

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Unconventional burial practices to prevent vampires from rising up from the grave were common in post-medieval Poland, but historians aren't entirely sure why certain people were targeted more than others. A new study is the first to perform a chemical analysis of the remains to find out. Read more...

Ugh, Salem, Why Are You Making Me Watch A Boy Lick His Mother's Cheek?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Welp, the trailer for the second season of Salem has arrived and it looks like the witchy show will continue to be wildly inappropriate—and not in a fun way. This show is seriously a pile of "Why the hell am I watching this?" Read more...

In Blood Freak, Marijuana And Mutant Turkeys Lead To Awesome Carnage

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Forget Charlie Brown — one movie ought to be your family's Thanksgiving tradition. We're referring, of course, to Blood Freak, the 1972 horror movie about smoking too much weed and waking up with a turkey head. Read more...

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