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The Best Effects in The Martian Are the Ones You Don't See

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When you watch The Martian, obviously you know it’s a big visual effects film. But many of the effects themselves are not as obvious. Director Ridley Scott didn’t shoot on Mars (shocker!) so, to make where he did shoot look like the red planet required the kinds of effects you never really think of. Read more...

If Minority Report Would Get Over Itself, It Might Actually Be Watchable

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’re three episodes into Minority Report, and it’s 100% settling into its crime procedural format. Which would be perfectly fine, if it weren’t so pleased with itself for being in the future. Spoilers ahead. Read more...

This Epic New Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Trailer Will Give You Chills

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The new, and probably last, trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is so good, you could close your eyes and it would still give you goosebumps. Read more...

The 9 Weirdest Italian Horror Movies

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Italian horror is, by its very nature, weird as hell. Even the genre’s most acclaimed standouts (Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond, for instance) are disgustingly freakish nightmares. But there are certain titles lurch into realms so intensely bizarre, we can’t quite believe our eyes... Show More Summary

Valiant’s Hero Bloodshot Gets Reborn in a Mad Max-esque, Monster Truck-Filled Apocalypse

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Valiant universe is never boring. With the events of The Book of Death barely over, the comics publisher has revealed that its nanotech-infused hero Bloodshot will be thrust 30 years forward into a post-apocalyptic future in Bloodshot Reborn #10 in a new arc titled “The Analog Man.” Read more...

Today's Best Deals: Fancy Pants, Rechargeable Batteries, and More

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. Read more...

This Bizarre Lex Luthor Fortune Profile Teases a Bunch of Back Story For Batman v Superman

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I mean, I get all of my superhero blockbuster news out of fake editorials from Fortune. Don’t you? Read more...

How Pixar’s Inside Out Avoided Its Greatest Danger: Becoming An “After-School Special”

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Inside Out is a complex film about the human psyche, but it has a really simple message: Sadness is an important part of life. You can’t have joy without sadness, and growing up means accepting that memories can be happy and sad. Director Pete Docter told io9 it was hard to avoid making this feel like an “after-school special.” Read more...

Yes, a New JLA Cartoon Is Definitely on Its Way

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The poster was right! Cartoon Network Canada has confirmed that a new Justice League cartoon, titled JLA, to begin airing next fall. I think we can safely assume that Cartoon Network USA will also air the series, possibly even before its Canadian debut. Read more...

I Watched Last Night’s Gotham and Now I Think I’m Insane

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When Dr. Harleen Quinzel first started psychoanalyzes the murderous lunatic calling himself the Joker, she thought she could understand him. Instead, the Joker’s madness was so great that merely by trying to comprehend him, she went mad as well. And I am 99% sure Gotham is doing the exact same thing to me. Read more...

Today's Best Media Deals: The Oatmeal, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and More

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Oatmeal’s latest hit book is cheaper than ever in paperback today on Amazon, or even cheaper on Kindle. [How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You: The Oatmeal, $7] Read more...

The New Good Dinosaur Trailer Gives Us a Good Look at Its Pet Human

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Among the many charming conceits of Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur is the movie’s single human character–who is, basically, a dog. And if that wasn’t obvious before, the new trailer makes it crystal clear. Read more...

Deadspin Seahawks Beat Lions After Referees Miss Easy Illegal Batting Call | Jalopnik Russian Ships

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadspin Seahawks Beat Lions After Referees Miss Easy Illegal Batting Call | Jalopnik Russian Ships Enter The Mediterranean As Fighters Test Turkey’s Airspace | Jezebel Suspension Upheld Of 12-Year-Old Black Boy Who Stared At A White Girl | Kotaku Your Complete Fall 2015 Anime Guide | Read more...

Lego Doctor Who Is Finally Here, And It Looks Awesome

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It feels like ages since Lego announced that it would be making a set based on Doctor Who —but now we don’t need a time machine to find a future where it’s out. It’s finally happening this December, and it’s looking rather fantastic if you’re a fan of all things wibbly, wobbly, and maybe even timey and wimey too. Read more...

Looks Like ANOTHER Dead Game of Thrones Character Is Coming Back to the Show!

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

George Miller says he already has scripts for two Mad Max films. A legendary artist is designing Star Wars: Episode VIII. Felicity will be funnier in Arrow season four. Fear The Walking Dead will never cross over with the main series. Plus, teasers for Doctor Who and iZombie. So Many Spoilers! Read more...

This Year's Nobel Prize for Physics Celebrates Neutrinos

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The 2015 Nobel Prize in physics goes to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald for their work on neutrino oscillations. By tracking neutrinos in subterranean water tanks, the researchers watched neutrinos change flavour, in turn proving that the subatomic particles have mass. Read more...

Long Before Will Forte, In Living Color Already Told The Story of the Last Man on Earth

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You think the sitcom Last Man on Earth has a weird spin on post-apocalyptic survival and the problems of the one man left alive? Check out this bizarre skit from In Living Color, in which the last man on Earth has an uncomfortable awakening. Read more...

Here's The Moment When Continuum Revealed Its Greatest Personal Tragedy

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Continuum is in its final few episodes, but the show still has the power to startle us. Just check out this scene from last Friday’s episode, “Zero Hour,” in which Alec discovers the greatest tragedy of his own future self. Read mor...

Adorable Black-Footed Ferret Sure Does Like the Taste of Freedom

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This sweet li’ll face belongs to a rare black-footed ferret, one of 30 released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. The 25-square-mile site was once a toxic waste dump, but has gotten new life (literally) after a billion-dollar cleanup. Read more...

The Entropy of Bones Is One of the Year's Best Action Movies, Except It's a Book

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sometimes the best books are the ones which just kick your ass on the first page and keep thwacking you up one side of the page and down the other, for pages and pages. That’s pretty much what The Entropy of Bones by Ayize Jama-Everett is like. Read more...

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