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Watch Karen Gillan Shave Her Head For Her Role As Nebula in GotG

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Straight from Karen Gillan's criminally underutilized Vimeo page, here's a minute-long clip of the actress chopping off all her hair for her turn as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy. Read more...

SR Geek Picks: The Dothraki Bucket Challenge, ‘Avengers 2? Fan Poster & More

The Dothraki bucket challenge; 14 VERY different international movie posters; 'Avengers 2: Age of Ultron' fan art; and more.

World's Largest Public Archive of SF And Fantasy Receives $3.5-Million

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Earlier this month we learned that UC Riverside Library's Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy – the world's largest public reserve of SF/F books and materials – has come under threat by new management. Now, the Eaton Collection is the beneficiary of a $3.5-million gift – the largest ever received by the university's library. Read more...

5 Movies We’re Looking Forward To: September 2014

September is looking pretty light, but it still offers a few intriguing releases. Here are the 5 films we're looking forward to this month.

An Empty Spacesuit Is Full of Possibilities

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When astronaut Alex Gerst checked in on this empty spacesuit, he proclaimed it was sneaking in some air guitar when no one was watching. But it seems like this spacesuit could be doing so much than that. You tell me: What's the best caption for this photo? Read more...

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is the Highest-Grossing Domestic Release of 2014

'Guardians of the Galaxy' has now surpassed 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' at the North American office.

Behold, A Rocket-Powered Motorcycle From The Early 20th Century

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Caught up in the let's-attach-a-rocket-to-everything-and-see-what-happens fad in Germany in the late 1920s, one genius came up with a rocket-propelled motorcycle. Read more...

The Tick Is Being Revived, With Patrick Warburton To Star

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The much-loved TV version of The Tick was axed by Fox in its first season, after just nine episodes. Now, it looks like the Big Blue Bug of Justice is back! According to People, the show is being revived by Amazon – and Patrick Warburton will star! And original creator Ben Edlund will write and produce! SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! Read more...

Read A Lost Chapter From Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

"The Vanilla Fudge Room" appeared as the fifth chapter in early drafts of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, but was "deemed too wild, subversive and insufficiently moral" for publication. Now, to celebrate the book's 50th anniversary, the lost chapter can be read in its entirety over at The Guardian. Read more...

Today’s Reason I’m Happy With My Publisher

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

A full-page ad in today’s New York Times magazine. This is pretty nifty. On my home today. Hope your Sunday is as excellent as mine has been so far.

Kushiel's Dart

Okay, as I said before, I know I'm late to this party. Thirteen years late, to be exact. But better late than never, or so the saying goes.Since all the recent/new SFF releases I've read since returning from the Middle East have more or less killed my reading pleasure, I wanted to try something different. Show More Summary

TV News Wrap Up: Donald Glover Voicing Spider-Man, ‘The Blacklist’ & More

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

'Mythbusters' drops three of its stars; Paul Reubens (Pee-wee's Playhouse) joins 'The Blacklist' season 2; Donald Glover to voice Spider-Man; and more.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Set Photos Tease a Major Storyline

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

New set photos from the Croatia shooting location of 'Game of Thrones' season 5 reveal the appearance of a major storyline from a later novel.

New ‘Batman V Superman’ Set Photos Tease Story Details & Easter Egg

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

As production on 'Batman V Superman' continues, more set photos hint at potential plot beats and a comic book easter egg.

?What's So Bad About Hating The Daleks, Anyway?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Tonight's Doctor Who episode is the third or fourth Dalek story in a row where the focus is on the Doctor's unreasonable hatred for his foes. (It's also the third or fourth Dalek story to rely on a weird gimmick, as if the Daleks are kind of played out.) But what's wrong with hating the Daleks? Read more...

Looking at my 2014 reading/reviewing goals, 2/3 into the year

Today marks the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days remaining in the year, so roughly 2/3 have already passed. Thought I would post an update on my 2014 reading/reviewing goals, note some changes, and lament one or two that have already failed. Show More Summary

August 30, 2014: BBQstorm! Then, rainstorm!

Akemi and I were in Vancouver’s Gastown area today and happened to come across a BBQ Festival featuring pit and grill offerings from about a dozen local eateries.  Also coleslaw.  And rain.  Lots of rain… BTW – Vancouver does a TERRIBLE job of getting the word out about these types of events.  I can only […]

SR Geek Picks: Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Incredibles,’ Henry Cavill’s Superman Ice Bucket Challenge & More

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

If Christopher Nolan had directed 'The Incredibles'; Henry Cavill takes the ice bucket challenge in his 'Batman v Superman' costume; selfie rehab; and more.

Will Forte Talks ‘MacGruber 2? Script Status

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

While promoting the new film 'Life of Crime,' Will Forte provides a script update on the long-awaited 'MacGruber 2.'

[TV] This “Freak Show” Teaser Is Cray From Head to Toe

We now have yet another short teaser for FX’s anthology series “American Horror Story: Freak Show”, premiering Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM ET/PT. “American Horror Story: Freak Show” begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with […]

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