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Doug Liman Is Making a Sequel to Jumper for YouTube Red

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Doug Liman is maybe best-known for The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow, and the forthcoming Justice League Dark, but in 2008 he helmed Jumper, about a young man whose teleportation abilities make him a target for religious extremists. The story was intriguing, and though the film got mixed reviews, Liman’s going to tackle the sequel. Read more...

Aquaman Had the Best Goddamn Time at the Justice League Party

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Jason Momoa has basically been a shining beacon of joy in the dark world of the set of Justice League, whether that’s by casually rocking out between takes or generally goofing around on set. Turns out at the film’s wrap party, DC’s King of Atlantis displayed another superpower: the ability to drink like a fish. Read more...

It's Time for io9's Annual Halloween Costume Show

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Boils and ghouls, the spooky season is upon us—the nights are dark (and full of terror), there’s candy to be consumed, but most importantly, there are amazing costumes to wear, to frighten and entertain in equal measure. If you’ve got a cool costume for Halloween this year, we want to see it. Starting right now! Read more...

Scientists Create Fully Functional Eggs from Skin Cells

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Using skin cells extracted from mice, researchers in Japan have produced fully functional egg cells that were used to produce healthy mouse pups. Should the method work in humans, it could introduce powerful new ways of treating infertility—and even allow same-sex couples to produce biological offspring. Read more...

Dig Into the Pharmaceutically-Enhanced World of Laurie Penny's Everything Belongs to the Future

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In Laurie Penny’s new novella, Everything Belongs to the Future, a miracle drug can extend the human lifespan by centuries—but only the rich can afford the treatments. It’s a science fiction thriller that feels like an only slightly tilted version of our own reality, and we’ve got an exclusive excerpt to share. Read more...

The X-Men's Iceman Is Getting His First Ongoing Comic Series

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Bobby Drake’s stepping up to the big leagues. After years of being a major team player across the X-Men books, Iceman will get a comic book of his own next year. Read more...

The Most Important Piece of Advice Passed Down Between Doctor Who Companions

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The role of the companion on Doctor Who has a legacy over 50 years in the making—there are expectations and demands on them that are almost as heavy as put upon those taking on the role of the Doctor. So what’s the one piece of wisdom that’s been shared between Doctor Who’s last three companions? It’s... not what you’d expect. Read more...

We Have a Lot More Questions About Westworld

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’re three episodes into Westworld’s inaugural season, and things keep getting weirder and weirder (and in many instances, creepier, too). It’s answered exactly zero of the questions we had after the premiere, while new ones keep piling up. Here are all the new mysteries the show has added since the premiere. Read more...

Captain Kirk Has a Surprising New Mission in the New Star Trek Comic

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

IDW’s new ongoing Star Trek comic might be set after the events of Star Trek Beyond, but for now, it seems like it’s not about the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Kirk and his crew have been separated, and have gone their separate ways—and Kirk himself is in charge of an entirely different ship. Check it out in our exclusive preview! Read more...

Something Went Wrong With the Juno Spacecraft's Engine

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A critical moment in NASA’S Juno mission has been postponed while engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory attempt to sort out a mysterious engine issue. If the problem is not resolved quickly, it could reduce the amount of high-quality data the Jupiter-orbiting probe is able to collect during its scientific mission. Read more...

PlayStation VR Turns Rez Infinite Into a Science-Fiction Epiphany

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I never thought I’d be one of those people who’d prefer virtual reality over the real world. But then I played Rez Infinite. Read more...

It's Going to Be Heartbreaking When This Kid Has to Cut Open His Adorable Tauntaun Costume

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Clint Case apparently has aspirations of winning father of the year for 2016, and he just might clinch the title with this brilliant homemade Tauntaun Halloween costume he crafted for his son. This kid’s gonna rake in tons of candy on Halloween night, but it’s going to be a real tragedy when he has to cut that Tauntaun open and crawl inside to stay warm. Read more...

Hints for Another Major New Alliance Coming to Game of Thrones

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Avengers: Infinity War may not be as connected to its follow-up movie as we thought. Take a look at a few new minor characters from the world of Rogue One. A familiar face is returning to Doctor Who. Plus, what’s to come from the CW/DC TV universe, new looks at tonight’s Agents of SHIELD, and the Minecraft movie gets a writer. Spoilers! Read more...

Stranger Things Actor Addresses Will's Sexual Orientation

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There’s been a lot of talk about whether Will from Stranger Things is gay, largely because bullies on the show call him homophobic slurs, which admittedly seems like a weird way to code a character. Will’s sexual identity hasn’t been explored in the series, and the actor says he wants to keep it that way. Read more...

Mass Effect Designer Launches Animated Series About a Giant with a Tank Head

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Warring angels, high-velocity music, and a tank-headed giant. Mass Effect: Andromeda cinematic designer Richard Boylan has officially confused me with Tank Head, his high-concept series of animated shorts. But that’s okay because it’s really, really pretty. Read more...

How to Cheat at the Oreo Twist Game: Lab Tested, Engineer Approved

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The game of twisting an Oreo and seeing which wafer the cream is on has been used to make decisions, random predictions and resolve disagreements for decades. Now, a group of graduate students from Princeton claim to have cracked the code for which cookie the cream will end up on so that you can be a dirty cheater. Read more...

A Lightsaber Academy is Forcing Its Way Into the US

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

LudoSport, a competitive lightsaber training academy, is opening up its first studio in the United States. Hopefully losing a hand isn’t required for admission. Read more...

Dozens of Fan Artists 'Re-Animate' Classic Spider-Man Cartoon

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

More than 70 artists came together to reimagine a 12-minute episode of Spider-Man, and the result is something that has to be seen to be believed. Read more...

Director Taika Waititi Promises Retro SciFi Spectacle with Thor: Ragnarok

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi participated in a Reddit AMA on Saturday night, and I’m now officially pumped for whatever Flash Gordon-style amazingness is headed our way. Read more...

The Whisperers Might Finally Be Coming to The Walking Dead

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Negan hasn’t even struck the first blow, and already we’re seeing what could be his villainous replacement on The Walking Dead. Read more...

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