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New Documentary Series Teleportation 2161 Examines Star Trek’s Legacy in France

Star Trek has never been a popular show in France, only gaining some popularity there after the recent JJ Abrams reboot films. Teleportation 2161 is a new French 10-part documentary series just translated into English, Spanish, and German...Show More Summary

The Big Idea: Fran Wilde

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

When Norton Award-winning author Fran Wilde sat down to write Cloudbound, she wasn’t intending to write something whose politics had parallel with the world outside of her book. But sometimes, as she explains today, the world catches up with you. FRAN WILDE:  What happens when you write a book about the political twists of a […]

September 28, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3!

Well, perfect timing!  Guess what hits Netflix on my birthday? That’s right!  Dark Matter season 2, all 13 incredible episodes, from Hyperion-8 to EOS-7, will be available for your viewing pleasure on October 16th.  What better way to spend the special day than by binge-watching the show! Review your favorite episodes!  Catch up on what you […]

It Would Cost a Whole Lot To Live on the Moon for One Year 

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week Elon Musk announced plans to plans to build a “self-sustaining city” on Mars. It’s a thrilling notion, although folks were quick to point out not just the technical challenges of accomplishing such a feat, but also the tremendous cost. Even living on the Moon for a year would be pretty pricey, as a new video makes clear. Read more...

Hodor's Mom Has a New Doorstop, Just Try to Guess What It Is

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

According to his Instagram, Kristian Nairn has been keeping busy with his DJ career now that he’s no longer needed on Game of Thrones. But that doesn’t mean the fan-fave actor has completely left his life as Hodor behind, as he discovered when he returned to his parents’ home in Belfast and saw this. Read more...

Fast & Furious Director Justin Lin to Make the Hot Wheels Movie

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Yes, Justin Lin also directed this year’s Star Trek Beyond. However, I think it’s safe to say that when Legendary Films was looking for some to make a movie based on Mattel’s tiny metal racing car toys, they might have looked back a little bit further in his resume. Read more...

Erotic Fan Fic Meets the Traditional Coming-of-Age Movie in Slash

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Behold the first trailer for Slash, a new film from Clay Liford (Wuss) about a young erotic fan fic writer who runs the traditional gamut of all young cinematic nerds: first he’s shamed by his popular peers, then he discovers a larger...Show More Summary

The Magicians Author Lev Grossman Is Writing a King Arthur Novel

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Lev Grossman is best-known for writing The Magicians trilogy, the story of young adults honing their magical skills at a fantastical college, and the basis for Syfy’s popular adaptation, the second season of which will air next year. Now Grossman’s just announced his next novel, a spin on the King Arthur story. Read more...

An Alfred Hitchcock-Inspired Anthology Series Is Coming to TV

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The legendary Alfred Hitchcock is best-known for cinematic thrillers like Psycho, Vertigo, and Rear Window. But he was also a big presence on the small screen, hosting Alfred Hitchcock Presents for 10 years. Now a new project, with full cooperation of the late director’s estate, will bring Hitchcock to TV once again. Read more...

Star Trek: Bridge Crew Opens Up A Whole New World Of Trek Gaming

Teamwork – the notion of working together to achieve a common goal – is a touchstone of Star Trek and a key component of the upcoming Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the first virtual reality Star Trek game from Ubisoft and developer Red Storm Entertainment. Show More Summary

I'm Not Ten-Years-Old But I'm Still Going to Try and Squeeze Into These Amazing Superhero Winter Coats

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After completely wowing us with its new line of Marvel and DC Comics “secret identity ” and “alter-ego ” formal wear, Fun.com is back with a line of winter coats and snowsuits that will make you envious of every 10-year-old who’s out sledding while dressed like Iron Man, Batman, the Hulk, and other superheroes. Read more...

That One Time An Old Lady Tried To Get Luke Cage to Murder Somebody

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Luke Cage has been around for 44 years , originally conceived as a character to pull in readers and money from the 1970s blaxploitation film craze. Whole swaths of his publishing history are filled with poorly executed stories cranked out on deadline, but even these offer some surprising moments of poignancy. Read more...

Movies Scenes Side-By-Side With Other Scenes That Look Exactly the Same

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s not an accident when movies look like other movies. Even when it comes to movies that you wouldn’t immediately associate with each other like Pulp Fiction and Moonrise Kingdom or Full Metal Jacket and... Moonrise Kingdom, it’s obvious that the directors are respectfully paying homage to the works that came before. Read more...

Which Series Broke Your Heart Right Out of Nowhere?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sometimes going into a series, you know at some point you’re going to end up a blubbering mess when something sad happens,But sometimes, you never expect something to provoke such a strong emotional response, and it comes out of nowhere, which makes it hit you even harder. Come tell us about the moment a series suddenly and unexpectedly got you right in the feels. Read more...

John Williams' Superman Theme Makes Supergirl Even Better

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There’s about to be a new television version of Superman on the CW’s Supergirl show. Inevitably, someone’s thrown the classic 1978 Superman score behind the already released preview footage, but the results are brilliant. Read more....

October-November 2016 Trek Conventions And Appearances

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

There will be sixteen conventions, shows or appearances in October and November that will feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans....

New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power of these storms and turn it into useful energy. If he’s right, a single typhoon could power Japan for 50 years. Read more...

Jurassic World Has Quietly Been Releasing a Ton of Incredible Behind-the-Scenes Footage

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Even though Jurassic World came out on DVD last October, the official YouTube page has continued to fill up with featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage, and what in-process footage looks like. Also? A video of Vincent D’Onofrio kissing a velociraptor. Read more...

7 Groovy and/or Gruesome Things We'd Like to See in Ash vs Evil Dead Season Two

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Ash vs Evil Dead here at io9. It’s one of the funniest, goriest shows ever to grace the airwaves, and after all, it’s based on one of the greatest horror trilogies of all time. With season two kicking off this weekend, we’ve been thinking about what we’d like to see in the new episodes. Read more...

The Occult Activity Book Is Back With More Witchy, Creative Fun

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Earlier this year, we told you about The Occult Activity Book, S. Elizabeth and Becky Munich’s charmingly dark spin on adult coloring books. That volume sold out, so now the authors are back just in time for Halloween with a brand-new second issue. Read more...

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