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November 26, 2015: Dark Matter season 2 teasers!

Presenting : our Dark Matter season 2 mystery concept sketch of the week. What’s going on up there?  Who are those guys?  What is that room?  What’s the deal with those green things?  Any guesses? Today was a day fraught with audition screenings, tattoo discussions, and much spinning of creative wheels on this script I’m trying to […]

Sure, Revenge Of The Sith Is The Best Star Wars Prequel, But Is It Actually Any Good?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the quintessential Star Wars prequel. Finally, after stalling for two movies, George Lucas delivers on all his promises. However, in true prequel fashion, he does it in a wildly uneven way. Welcome to our Star Wars movie rewatch! Read more...

Deadspin The Patriots Are Sketchy And Deserve Scrutiny | Jezebel Male Film Critic Savagely Mauled By

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadspin The Patriots Are Sketchy And Deserve Scrutiny | Jezebel Male Film Critic Savagely Mauled By ‘P.C. Twitter Goons’ | Jalopnik Here Are Five Performance Mods That Are Utterly Useless | Lifehacker Procrastination Is Mostly About Fear Read more...

Victor Frankenstein Is Like Watching Your Cute Friend Get High and Blowtorch Their Own Face

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Seriously. Did you ever have a ridiculously good-looking friend who was also brilliant and talented, but they made some really bad choices and threw it all away? Victor Frankenstein is like that. This movie has so much going for it, and just fritters it away, like a goddamn frittering machine. Read more...

The Problem With The Post-Bungie Halo Campaigns

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Halo used to mean quality. Its campaigns were all heroic military sci-fi, full of brilliantly-designed levels and enemies. The multiplayer was some of gaming’s best, supplying pulse-pounding firefights and thrilling victories. There was a time when a new Halo game was a guarantee of greatness. Show More Summary

Scream Queens Actually Made a Pretty Good Point About Thanksgiving

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For people who don’t have families, live far away from their families, or have families they’d rather not see, Friendsgiving is the best option this time of year. Scream Queens illustrated this point in an episode that also killed one character, brought another back from the dead, and deployed some A+ guest stars. Read more...

All the Connections to the Marvel Universe You May Have Missed in Jessica Jones

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Jessica Jones may be the most subversive of Marvel’s superhero stories thus far, but it’s still full of cameos, shout-outs and connections—to the cinematic universe it is part of, and the comic books it came from. Here’s a few of the links to the wider world of Marvel movies and comics we noticed while watching. Read more...

How the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will bring us back to space

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

SpaceX just got its first crewed spaceship contract from NASA for the Crew Dragon spacecraft and it’s set to bring us back to space on American spaceships after so many years without. Along with the Boeing Starliner, the Crew Dragon will start making crewed space flights in 2017. For reference, the last flight of the Atlantis was in 2011. So it’s been a while! Read more...

The Deal Is Done

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

So, here they are. These five contracts you see above encompass thirteen books and ten years. The general details of these contracts were agreed to six months ago, but the fiddly bits took time to sort. I got the final versions of the contracts, signed by me and the folks at Tor, just this morning. […]

The Little Prince Movie Looks Just As Magical As You'd Imagine

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Little Prince is one of those stories where, even if you don’t know it, you’ve heard of it. Originally written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, it’s been adapted into all kinds of different versions. Next year, it’s getting a star-studded Hollywood animated treatment. Read more...

The Phase 2 Marvel Movies Look Better Than Ever in This Stunning Blu-ray Art

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Everyone is talking about Captain America: Civil War this week, and for good reason. The first trailer is out and it promises to be a mega kick-off to Phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read more...

Discover Sunny's Origins in This Exclusive Look at the Into the Badlands Comic

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Since it launched a few weeks ago, AMC has also been releasing digital pages from an Into the Badlands comic alongside the TV show, exploring the background of this crazy, bloody world. Want a sneak peek at what’s coming up in Sunny’s adventures? We’ve got an exclusive look at the next issue! Read more...

Jessica Jones Is a Show About Trauma That Doesn't Skip Over The Complexity of PTSD

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Plenty of media narratives touch on trauma and recovery nowadays, and PTSD has become a common trope. But in real life, everybody deals with trauma differently—and Marvel’s new series Jessica Jones actually shows the vast array of responses that people can have to traumatic events. Read more...

This Sad Short About a Woman Who Can't Find Anything at a Lost and Found Has a Happy Ending

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

“Lost Property” is a short where everything is perfect. The metaphor of the office and the photos is wonderfully executed. The characters are animated with a lot of sympathy. And the visuals are beautiful. Read more...

Give Thanks and Trek Out Your Holiday With One Free Month of CBS All Access and These Five Thanksgiving Episodes

As you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, we wanted to share a few Thanksgiving-appropriate episodes of Trek to enjoy with loved ones while you’re digesting turkey, pie, and plomeek soup. And, as a special holiday treat from CBS, you can stream all of Star Trek ad-free with one free month of CBS All Access. As we […]

More Blood Is Shed and a New Villain Is Born on Manhattan

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We get a case study in how small compromises can eat away at a person’s integrity over time on this week’s episode of Manhattan, as Jim Meeks makes a critical choice that transforms him from well-meaning spy to true villain. Read more...

WonderCon 2016 Announces Fourth Wave of Special Guests!

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : WonderCon

WONDERCON WEDNESDAY! WonderCon 2016 Announces Fourth Wave of Special Guests! WonderCon 2016 keeps moving ahead with four more special guests added to the line-up of writers and artists! Read more

The Surprisingly Feminine Core of Dark Knight III

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Frank Miller’s Dark Knight series has, for better or worse, been one of the most highly influential pieces of Batman media in decades—and a return to that universe is one that usually could be fraught with danger. But the first issue of The Master Race has some surprising twists to it that leave us wanting to know more. Read more...

The Greatest Gift Ideas for People Who Work at io9

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Still need more holiday gift ideas? Well, here’s what the io9 staff members are desperately hoping to receive this holiday season. No, you don’t have to buy them for us; this is still mainly to help you guys. (But, hey, if you have an extra pile of disposable income and you want to treat your favorite site, you know who to email). Read more...

Here's Your First Look at the Newest Cards in Star Wars Card Trader

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Warning! This article contains highly addictive content. The last time we wrote about the Topps app Star Wars Card Trader, tons of people told me I got them hooked, and I think that’s going to happen again because we’ve got some huge news. Read more...

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