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The Muppets Visited The Empire Strikes Back Set, And It Was Wonderful

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Star Wars and The Muppets have long been linked, thanks to Frank Oz's work bringing the likes of Fozzie, Miss Piggy, and of course Yoda, to life. But the worlds mix a little more closely in this gallery of recently uncovered photos, showing Kermit and Miss Piggy paying the set of The Empire Strikes Back a visit. Read more...

Where Is Philae, And When Will It Wake Up?

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The hunt for Rosetta's misplaced lander on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is like staring out an airplane window trying to find a washing machine in a field of boulders. These gorgeous new images from the European Space Agency highlight the incredible challenge of finding a tiny robot on a huge comet. Read more...

New mini-series to explore The Enfield Haunting

There’s a new haunting on its way, one of the particularly chilling variety as Empire snagged a few stills that shine a light on a new three-part mini-series that goes by the name of “The Enfield Haunting”. The drama...Show More Summary

The Exact Moment When Freddy Krueger Stopped Being Scary

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When A Nightmare on Elm Street hit theaters in 1984, it was hailed as a legitimately scary movie. But as the series added sequel after sequel, Freddy Krueger began to lose his potency, transforming from boogeyman to wisecracking buffoon. When, exactly, did that happen? Here's the exact instant when Freddy pivoted. Read more...

Lego Has Added ‘Jurassic World’ And ‘Avengers’ To Its Stellar Video Game Lineup

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

TheLegobrandhasblownupinthelastdecade,thanksinlargeparttoitsfunmodernizationthroughvideogames andCGfilms.It’soneofthefewtoysfromtheoldergenerationthathascontinuedtoevolveinmanymediumsovertheyears,andnowfansoftheamazingTTgameshavesomShow More Summary

An Unearthly Podcast: The Next Doctor

We return again for the last unreviewed Christmas special. This is “The Next Doctor”!

Robots Are Now Learning How To Cook By Watching YouTube Videos

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

DARPA-funded researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a system that enables robot a robot to interpret, learn and perform the tasks demonstrated in YouTube cooking videos. Read more...

Nominate Your Favorite Works And People For The 2015 Hugo Awards

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Award season is upon us. That means it's time to nominate your favorite short fiction, novels, TV episodes, movies, podcasts, and other SF media for the Hugo Award. And your favorite new authors for the John W Campbell Award. Read more...

The Winds Of Winter Will Not Blow in 2015

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In an announcement that may temper your excitement from the new Game of Thrones season 5 trailer released earlier, HarperCollins has confirmed that the sixth book in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series will not be published in 2015. Which is kind of funny, because it blows. Read more...

The Real Reason Why US Adaptations Of British TV Shows Rarely Succeed

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When it comes to TV, us Brits get very defensive when America tries to adapt one of our shows - just look at the reaction to the announcement that Black Mirror is getting a US remake. There's a good reason for the concern though: Most of the time these adaptations don't really work... and that's actually a good thing. Read more...

What Causes Rigor Mortis?

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When you're dead, you stiffen up. We all know this. But why? What is the process that goes on, inside a dead body, that causes muscle tissue to contract so tightly that the limbs can be impossible to move? We'll take you into the wonderful world of rigor mortis. Read more...

An Exclusive Preview Of Helix's New Big Bad Virus 

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What's the big new problem for the cast of Syfy's Helix? See for yourself! If you're unaware of the new viral outbreak that the cast is battling in season two, well here's a face full of infectious insanity. Watch our exclusive clip from tonight's episode. Read more...

The Guys Behind ‘John Wick’ May Direct Chris Pratt In ‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

So,ChrisPratt isgoingtobestarringinCowboyNinjaViking,amovieinwhichhe’llplayasecretagentwithathree-waysplitpersonality,oneofwhichisacowboy,oneofwhichisaninjaand,well,yougettheidea.Ifyouaskme,thatmoviesoundslikeawesomesauce,butwait,thingsgeteverbetter–wordisUniversalisintalkswithDavidLeitchandChadStahelskitodirectCowboyNinjaViking.

Steven Spielberg’s Masterpiece, “The Dig,” Turns 20!

Last night I spent nearly 4 hours revisiting my youth on YouTube, mostly because there’s no way I can boot up this classic on my Xbox. I’m sure many of you were confused when you saw Steven Spielberg mentioned next to the title “Dig,” and are curious what the hell I’m talking about. “The Dig” […]

IFC Midnight takes rights to Reversal after Sundance debut

IFC Midnight announced today from Sundance that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to Dark Factory Entertainment?s gritty revenge thriller REVERSAL. The film is directed by JM Cravioto and stars Tina Ivlev and Richard Tyson; it premiered...Show More Summary

This Weird Video Installation Shows How Cosmic Dung Beetles Really Are

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What do you get when you combine a planetarium projector and footage of dung beetles? If you're video artist Diana Thater, you get a science lesson as well as a meditation on how humans disrupt other forms of life on this planet without even meaning to. Read more...

Trek Commemorative Coins

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Two limited-edition Star Trek commemorative coins will be released by the Perth Mint. The one ounce silver commemorative coins will arrive on February 16. One coin features Kirk (in color) on the reverse side, with the USS Enterprise next to him. The obverse side of the coin will have Queen Elizabeth II on it, along […]

Urban In Dragon Remake

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Star Trek into Darkness‘ Karl Urban will be joining the case of Disney‘s Pete’s Dragon. Urban is replacing Michael C. Hall, who had to leave the project due to a scheduling conflict. Directed by David Lowery, the remake of the 1977 movie will “reinvent the core of the original family film. The story follows a […]

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