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Ask 5 Friends: If God Wanted Us to Fly… in Space: The Future of FTL

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Slice of SciFi

We bit the apple, but we’re still a long way from the core. I think with a few more bites we’ll achieve our goals. It might not be what we expected. It might not be the FTL everyone imagines. It might not be FTL at all. It might require a better understanding of, and the redefining of Space itself.

Great Horned Owlet Siblings Have Just Enough Space To Share The Nest

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Regular weekend readers may recall this image of a just-born Great Horned Owl poking its beak out of the nest. Well! Almost exactly month later, look how big that little guy/gal has gotten — and hey, look at all those siblings, too! Read more...


22 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

The BBC has released a new trailer for its upcoming seven-episode adaptation of Susanna Clarke's novel, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. The series is set to begin on BBC1 (in the UK) and BBC America in May, with a DVD and Blu-Ray release planned for August.The series stars Eddie Marsan as Mr. Show More Summary

Thirsty Aliens Discover Tasty "Lymon" In This Vintage Soda Commercial

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This retro commercial — featuring two aliens from planet “I Match My Eyeshadow To My Space Unitard” — is so 1980s it hurts... so good. Who are these big-haired extraterrestrials, flitting about the galaxy to visit diners and sip soda pop? Only Sprite’s marketing team circa 1985 knows. Read more...

And the winners are: The Star Trek Independant Fan Film Awards

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi :

This weekend saw TrekTrax (newly redubbed Treklanta) host the very first Star Trek Independant Fan Film Awards and the results are in. It continues to be a great growth year with more amazing productions coming into the field and the existing group maturing and continuing to set the bar for the rest. Before we get to […]

Robots and women share the battlefield in ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3?

The future-set “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3? makes some bold predictions about combat in the decades to come. Soldiers, […]

Yep, Orphan Black's Male Clones Are Terrible Human Beings

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Castor clones come out to play in this week’s episode of Orphan Black, and their definition of “play” is just plain horrible. Plus, while most of our Leda clones are scrambling to survive, one decides to start up an illegal side business. Read more...

Amazing Video Happens To Capture Cabulco Volcano As It Starts Erupting

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Picture it: you’re out hiking, shooting some video of beautiful Chilean waterfalls, when the mountain in the background suddenly starts erupting (for the first time in four decades ). Frankly, this guy’s reaction is way more subdued and devoid of terrified shrieking than ours would have been. Read more...

This Ghost Story Will Make You Shiver Whenever You Look At A Fur Coat

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the short film The Tannery, a fox dies at the end of a hunter’s rifle and becomes a ghost. The first moments of the afterlife are rather sweet, however, at least until the fox’s situation turns horrifying. Read more...

10 Making-Of Documentaries That Are Better Than The Actual Movie

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For decades, the “making-of” doc has been part of Hollywood. The majority of them have been fluff pieces, more promotion for a film. But the advent of DVD and Blu-Ray has boosted that with pieces that go in depth to a film, warts and all. Show More Summary

‘Orphan Black': The Castor clones ignite a battle of the sexes

Reality came to “Orphan Black” this past week. On the surface, this is a show about clones. Yet as Tatiana […]

TV REVIEW: Supernatural, Season 10, Episode 19 (The Werther Project)!

EPISODE: "The Werther Project" THE PLOT: Sam (Jared Padelecki) seeks out a device called The Werther Project, one that is supposed to help Rowena read the book of the damned. Alas the thing comes with a nasty defense system, it makes people commit suicide… WARNING! SPOILERS BELOW! Dean back in purgatory...i.e. Show More Summary

‘Silent Hills’ May Officially Be Cancelled

Okay, this is a little sketchy and I’m not going to say it’s 100% confirmed until it actually becomes 100% confirmed, but it’s still something that raises some serious concerns. Apparently, last night at the San Francisco International Film Festival, acclaimed director/writer/producer Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), was asked about the status of Silent […]

Back to Ohio

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Traveling today (again!) so I’ll be scarce here. In the meantime, why not read this review of The Android’s Dream by James Nicoll? He’s one of the most observant reviewers of science fiction and fantasy writing now (check his other reviews), and I’m pleased to read his observations of the book. The review, I will note, … Continue reading Back to Ohio ?

April 25, 2015: Toronto’s Most Overrated Restaurants! And a few that live up to the hype!

Let me save you the trouble… 6. Montecito Not bad, but not particularly good either. 5. Wahlburgers Three different visits yielded three thoroughly underwhelming, overpriced burgers. 4. Momofuku Uninspired Asian inspired fare.  Why would you serve fried chicken with caviar?  And “because you can” isn’t a good answer. 3. Ruby Watchco With the exception of […]

As Hubble Celebrates 25 Years, Here's Another Stunning Photo From Space

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We showed you some of the Hubble Space Telescope’s most memorable images earlier this week, gathered in honor of the telescope’s 25th year in space. Here’s another favorite from the vaults, a shot of the “Eskimo” Nebula taken in 2000. Here’s what NASA had to say about the photo 15 years ago: Read more...

Things Get Real (But In A Supernatural Way) On Grimm: Iron Hans

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The last few minutes of this Friday’s Grimm really kicks things up a notch. But first, Nick has to solve a case involving a wesen camping experience, and there are plenty of confrontations and revelations going on so he needs to solve that case really quick. Spoilers after the break. Read more...

ISS Astronauts Chose Gravity For Their (Meta) Movie Night Tonight

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here’s your meta moment for the night: the astronauts aboard the International Space Station are having a movie night, and their flick of choice is Gravity, according to Scott Kelly. Wonder how the line “I hate space!” will go over with this crowd? Read more...

Get Your Tuxedo On, Because It's World Penguin Day! 

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Penguins are so rad, even elephant seals like to party with them! Exhibit A: this image from October 2014, depicting king penguins and a male elephant seal beachin’ it on South Georgia Island, deep in the Southern Atlantic. For more penguin fun, here’s a video from the official World Penguin Day page: Read more...

Very Rare And Adorable Pocket Shark Discovered

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Only the second pocket shark ever seen by humans was discovered by scientists during a study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The first pocket shark find was 36 years ago off the coast of Peru, and there hasn’t been another one seen until now. Read more...

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