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Reviewing “The Great Wall”

10 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : Slice of SciFi

Noah and Daren are long-time fans of Zhang Yimou, and despite early reports they had high hopes for "The Great Wall". Alas, they were disappointed, and go into what they saw as the movie's shortcomings.   [Read more...]

Adult Swim's Rick and Morty Rickroll Makes Me Want to Burn the Internet

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Adult Swim Australia promised the first look at the opening for season 3 of Rick and Morty. I got excited, because this has been a long time coming, and I was pumped to see what happens next. And then it rick rolled me. Read more...

February 20, 2017: Hot sauce! Directors! And our Android!

My third and final batch of hot sauce (habanero, shallots, garlic, salt, pepper, smoked Chilean merken pepper, organic apple puree, apple cider, honey, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar) is a lip-smacking (in both senses of the word) masterpiece.  It’s a scorcher…but delicious as well.  A true culinary capsicum achievement.  I don’t know whether to […]

Saga's Lying Cat Is the Official Mascot of 2017

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last year, as everything seemed to catch on fire all around us, it was clear that K.C. Green’s iconic “This is fine” dog was the animal totem of 2016. Now, we are already in desperate need of a new icon that can help us navigate the swift-moving, danger-filled reality of 2017, and I know what it is: Lying Cat. Read more...

Cast of The Predator Is Looking 'Beautiful' and Deadly in First Official Photo

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Predator director Shane Black celebrated the first day of filming by giving us a glimpse at our plucky young killers, plus the adorable kid who might be the key to saving us all. Read more...

The Last Temptation of Chuck Wendig: A Twitter Tale, Involving a Liverwurst Burrito

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

CONTENT WARNING: Features liverwurst, and the end times. Today's burrito involves liverwurst, so I just want you to live with that for a while. — John Scalzi (@scalzi) February 20, 2017 @scalzi IT'S TIME FOR AN INTERVENTION — Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) February 20, 2017 @ChuckWendig LOOK CHUCK IF YOU WANT ME TO MAKE ONE FOR […]

Saldana Welcomes Third Child

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Star Trek Beyond‘s Zoë Saldana and her husband Marco have welcomed a third child into their family. Joining twins Cy and Bowie,...

Star Trek Beyond Wins Award

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

The fourth annual Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards ceremony was held on Sunday and Star Trek Beyond took home one...

Josh Gad Ambushes Daisy Ridley with the Mother of All Star Wars Spoiler Probes

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No one is allowed to ask Daisy Ridley about Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoilers ever again. Read more...

Comic-Con International’s Fifth Wave of 2017 Special Guests!

COMIC-CON SPECIAL GUEST MONDAY! Comic-Con International’s Fifth Wave of 2017 Special Guests! We're not taking the Monday holiday off... we're revealing 4 more great special guests for Comic-Con 2017! Read more

Saudi Arabia Holds Kingdom's First Comic Con

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Saudi Arabia hosted its first comic convention over the weekend, marking a turning point in acceptance of Western entertainment and comic books, as well as showing evolving social norms. Read more...

Hamilton, and Thoughts on the Uncanny Valley of Musicals

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

On Saturday night Krissy and I went and saw Hamilton in New York. This was a moment greatly anticipated by a large number of my friends who had seen the show (or at least listened to the soundtrack) had fallen head over heels in love with it, and who wanted to induct me into their […]

February 19, 2017: Spicy and scary!

Another day, another hot sauce.  This one is a cascabel pepper and yellow bell pepper base with shallots, garlic, salt, apple cider vinegar, pear juice, honey, dehydrated organic Japanese pepper, and dijon mustard.  Surprisingly, a touch hotter than the cayenne pepper-based sauce I made yesterday.  But it will no doubt pale in comparison to tomorrow’s […]

ILM Rewrites Time in Latest Doctor Strange Visual Effects Video

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Oscars are right around the corner, and Industrial Light and Magic has been working hard to show off its contenders for Visual Effects. For Doctor Strange, they started by showing how they bent space. Now, they’re bending time. Read more...

A Very Happy Man On An Adult-Sized Big Wheel

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I had to wait my turn while a silver-haired man in an expensive suit took High Roller’s adult-sized big wheel for a spin, but it was worth it. This was one of the happiest moments in my adult life. Read more...

J. Jonah Jameson Cleans Up the Daily Planet in Hilarious Mash-Up Video

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Superheroes really like working for the same newspapers that cover their (mis)deeds, which is basically the worst conflict of interest since, well, insert latest NYT headline here. Luckily, we can always count on J. Jonah Jameson to maintain the fourth estate’s integrity... even against the most powerful alien in the… Read more...

This Giant BB-8 Toy That Follows You Like a Puppy Might Be the Ideal Robotic Pet

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In March of 2014, Sony announced it would stop supporting its impressive line of AIBO robot dogs, leaving many owners heartbroken. Countless toy companies have tried to create similarly capable robot pets since AIBO’s demise, but they’ve all been a disappointment—until now. Despite being a Star Wars toy, Spin… Read more...

Leaving New York

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Dear New York: You gave us a delightful weekend, and we loved visiting you, but now I’m afraid we must depart and return to our Ohio environs. Thank you for having us. We’ll be back again, you can be sure. (Also, for all of you who want a Hamilton review from me, I’ll be posting […]

Load Up Your Kindle With 40 Popular Titles For Just a Few Bucks Each

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Today’s Kindle Gold Box is ostensibly centered around previous Kindle Daily Deal titles that you might have missed, but all you really need to know is that it’s loaded with really popular books for $5 or less. Read more...

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