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Cars From Another Universe: Bizarre Motor Vehicles That Never Caught On

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When it comes to motor vehicles, history is filled with curious also-rans. If the inventors of these contraptions had had their ways, our streets might be filled with single-wheeled cars, gas-fueled chariots, and armor-plated snowmobiles. Read more...

Jackie Chan Invented The Chinese Character That's Now A Viral Smash

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A new Chinese character, "duang," has gone viral. Nobody's sure what it actually means, but Jackie Chan has everything to do with it. Read more...

Did The ‘Parks And Recreation’ Writers Know That Chris Pratt Would Become One Of The Biggest Stars In The World?

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

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Bloody New Clip Surfaces from ‘Dead Rising: Watchtower’

I’m surprised it took as long as it did for us to get a live-action adaptation of Capcom’s Dead Rising series, looking at the popularity of said games and the publisher’s track record, which includes the insanely successful Resident Evil adaptations. Unlike that series, Dead Rising: Watchtower will come exclusively to video-on-demand services, starting with […]

Researchers Just Filled A Major Gap In HIV's Evolutionary History

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Researchers know that HIV jumped from apes and monkeys to humans on multiple occasions, in the form of HIV-like viruses called simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIV). To date, 11 out of 13 of these cross-species transmissions have been accounted for. On Monday, researchers identified the final two. Read more...

Rick's Beard Dies So Others May Live On The Walking Dead

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The group has arrived at sunny Alexandria, the walls are high, the homes have electricity and running water, and the biggest threat there is Aidan the Douchebag. But there is a heavy price that must be paid in order to receive this sanctuary, and it is a price that can only be measured in facial hair. Read more...

There Is A Wooden Zombie Lurking At The Bottom Of The Pacific Ocean

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you journey down to the Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents near Vancouver Island, British Columbia, you may run into Dudley, a creepy wooden mannequin who is starting to go to pieces on the ocean floor. But how did Dudley get all the way down there? Read more...

What Burger King's Super-Disturbing Mascot Teaches Us About Creepiness

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Back in the mid-2000s, Burger King had a really unnerving ad campaign where a man in a plastic Burger King mask breaks into people's houses and watches them sleep. Over in the New Inquiry, Adam Kotsko uses the skin-crawling mascot, the King, as a jumping-off point to discuss the history of creepiness. Read more...

Twisted first trailer for SXSW Midnighter The Corpse of Anna Fritz

Making his feature film debut, Hèctor Hernández Vicens’ THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ is undoubtedly about to leave an impression at this year’s SXSW Film Festival (for better or worse) with his necrophilia-fueled tale. Show More Summary

First official trailer for Season 2 of Salem sings a lullaby

On the heels of last week’s art is the first official trailer for WGN America’s “Salem”, which will see its Season 2 premiere on Sunday, April 5th. This is our best look at the new season yet as the trailer teases a witch war to the wonderfully skin-crawling tune of a lullaby. Show More Summary

Tom Ellis Has Landed The Devilish Lead Role In Fox’s ‘Lucifer’ TV Series

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

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PlayStation Now Welcomes ‘Alone in the Dark’, ‘Twisted Metal’

Sony has unveiled the latest batch of titles to be added to their PlayStation Now rental service, and among them are two games that may be of interest if you’re looking for something moderately spooky to play. It’s not a particularly good game, but the 2008 reboot of Alone in the Dark is now available […]

Own the Entire “The Walking Dead” Town! (Ebay)

CNN caught wind of an Ebay auction for the ages… The faded downtown of a small town in Georgia, made famous by an appearance on “The Walking Dead,” can now be yours for the right price. Explains the site, nine buildings in downtown Grantville are for sale on eBay, and the seller says it’s a […]

Spock's Memorium, in the latest issue of New Visions

Out this week is the fifth issue of John Byrne's New Visions photo-comic series. The main story in this issue is A Scent of Ghosts, which guest stars Number One, now a Commodore, in a story set before Byrne's previous adventures featuring her in his Romulan saga. Show More Summary

Deadspin Ronda Rousey Isn't The Female Anyone; She's The First Ronda Rousey | Gawker Mommy Blogger F

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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Will Lost In Space Ever Get Its Props?

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Star Trek 's 50th anniversary in 2016 is already shaping up to be a huge event — but what about Lost in Space 's 50th birthday, coming this fall? Like Trek, Lost in Space was an important part of science fiction TV history. And Lost in Space had some seriously entertaining stories. So why doesn't this show get its due? Read more...

Let MIT Show You How To Be A Murderous Mary Poppins

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Remember being enchanted as a kid when Mary Poppins poured out medicine of different colors from the same bottle? This video from MIT lets you pull the same "magic trick"! Only instead of medicine, it's bleach. Read more...

New Penny Dreadful posters featuring Eva Green & Josh Hartnett

Showtime’s terrific new series “Penny Dreadful” is only a couple of months away from its Season 2 premiere in which Vanessa and the gang find themselves deeper in a world of evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Show More Summary

‘The Barber’ Trailer Takes a Little Off the Top

From Arc Entertainment, The Barber, starring Scott Glenn, will be available on VOD and in limited theaters on March 27th. “Eugene is a small town barber, beloved by the local community, but hiding a deadly secret. John is hunting for a serial killer not to expose him but to learn the business! They form a […]

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