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Why Fantasy Still Needs To Make Sense, Dammit

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Hello, my little envoys of envelopes! The mailbag is jam-packed with great letters this week… it's heavy. Like, really heavy. In related news, there may or may not be large piles of letters scattered randomly on my most recent mail route. Just leave 'em, I'll get them later. Uh, probably. Read more...

‘Interstellar’ Full-Length Trailer #3; Early IMAX Screenings Announced

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

Watch the latest trailer for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar', which will begin showing in select IMAX theaters two days before its wide release.

‘The Interview’ Set Visit: Seth Rogen & James Franco vs. North Korea (in Canada)

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

We visited the set of 'The Interview' to talk to James Franco and Seth Rogen about the political satire comedy that almost started a real war with North Korea.

‘Assassin’s Creed: Rogue’ Goes A-Stabbin’ In Twenty Minutes Of Gameplay Footage

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Assassin’sCreed:RoguehasasitscentralconceitthatanAssassinhasturnedtraitorandstartedworkingfortheotherteam.Whichisacoolstoryidea,buthow’sitgoingtoplayoutnowthatyou’reaTemplar?Acoupleofdifferentways,itturnsout.First,you’llbefightingtheFrenchundertheflagoftheBritish,becauseUbisoftisaFrenchcompanyandofcoursetheythinkofthemselvesasthegoodguys.

Watch People Try To Act Cool In A Room Filling With Smoke

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This video is a recreation of an experiment first done in 1968. Subjects were observed reacting to the room they were sitting in slowly filling with smoke. Surprisingly few of them left. Take a guess as to why they stayed. Read more...

There Came An Echo

I’m working on a video game this week, called There Came An Echo. It looks amazing, the story is fantastic, and cast is pretty great (if I do say so myself). Here’s a little spoiler, with some of the dialog I recorded yesterday:

‘Dracula Untold’: ‘Meet Mirena’ Featurette & Early Reviews

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

The latest 'Dracula Untold' featurette introduces Vlad's bride, Mirena (Sarah Gadon). In addition, see what critics have to say about the film, so far.

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’: Christian Bale on Moses, Biblical Scale, & Charlton Heston

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

Christian Bale discusses his biblical epic 'Exodus: Gods and Kings,' the legacy of Charlton Heston, and which Ridley Scott film is his favorite.

Holy crap, someone made an Iron Man gauntlet that fires an actual rocket

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Like, not even a fake foam one or anything. An actual incendiary device. That's a tad extreme. Read more...

5 Reasons to Watch ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ on Home Media

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

With 'Edge of Tomorrow' hitting Blu-ray, we take a look back at this underrated gem and offer reasons why viewers should see it (if they haven't already).

The role of utopian narratives in urban futurism

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Futurismic

So here’s a brief thing from Ramez Naam at Slate, where he argues in favour of dystopian futures as a valid counterbalance to the more purposefully utopian offerings contained in Neal Stephenson’s new Hieroglyph anthology: 1984 may be an example of a self-defeating prophecy. Show More Summary

A Webcomic About A Girl Who Mediates Disputes Between Kids And Monsters

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When Charles moves with his parents to a spooky old building in Echo City, he's not exactly thrilled to learn the place has a monster problem. But when he meets a mediator who deals with turf beefs between monsters and kids, he's not sure which is more intimidating: the monsters or Margo Maloo. Read more...

Watch A Cat Narrowly Escape An Attacking Alligator

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you've ever wondered why cats are said to have nine lives, look no further than this footage captured by an infrared camera trap at Florida's National Key Deer Wildlife Refuge. As this feline learned firsthand, although alligators have a slow metabolism and heavy bodies, they are capable of sudden bursts of speed. Read more...

Massive Congregation Of 35,000 Walruses Linked To Climate Change

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As Arctic sea ice habitats melt away, Pacific walruses are foraging in more coastal areas and using beaches for resting. It's a problem that's getting progressively worse, leading to a completely new behavior seen in the species — massive accumulations of walruses packed onto a single shore. Read more...

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Trailer #2: God is Greater Than Pharaohs

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Trailer #2 shows off more of the biblically epic showdown between Moses (Christian Bale) and Rameses II (Joel Edgerton). /

‘Horrible Bosses 2? Trailer #3: Chris Pine & Christoph Waltz Are Bad Shower Buddies

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz play unscrupulous businessmen in the newest 'Horrible Bosses 2' trailer. It's time for some (more) revenge.

Open Discussion – October 1, 2014

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

Here's your chance to choose the topics in our regularly scheduled open discussion post - October 1, 2014.

Why Did Two ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Members Leave Twitter?

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

JohnBoyegaandDaisyRidleyhavebeenreallyfuntofollowonTwitter.Notduetospoilersoranything,becausethey’reprettycarefulaboutthat,butthey’vesimultaneouslyofferedaviewastowhatit’slikemakingahugemovieandhadsomegreatStarWarsnerderytogowithit.Andnow,suddenly,they’rebothgone.

What Are You Working On?

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's show-and-tell time, and we can't wait to see what you've been putting together! Is it a graphic novel tracing the history of the space program? Is it a lab experiment on an unusual line of cells? Is it a set of alphabet blocks that take us from Ada Lovelace to Zombies ? Whatever it is we want to see it. Read more...

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Trailer: Opening Night

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

A full-length trailer for 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' has dropped, and it reveals the season's big baddie - the murderous clown, Twisty.

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