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A Cursed Board Game Haunts Its Players In Throwback Horror Comedy Beyond the Gates

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In Jackson Stewart’s Beyond the Gates, brothers whose father has been missing for months make an intriguing discovery in his seemingly abandoned video shop: an old board game that requires a VCR to play, and seems nothing more than a retro oddity—until, as this clip shows, it reveals its sinister powers. Read more...

November 30, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 8 of 91!

What does an Executive Producer do?  Well, in the case of Jay Firestone, he sells a show, puts together the financing, then helps craft the creative. Director Ron Murphy getting it done in the infirmary. Jesse stands in for the upright stand and monitors. Temperature control in the containment chamber. Inoculation tool of the future. […]

Barry Allen Tries (and Fails) to Be the Team Leader In a New DC Crossover Clip

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Poor Barry. First his best friends start calling him out for altering all of space-time, and then he has to deal with Oliver Queen making him look like a clown in front of all his superfriends. Read more...

What Makes the Design of U.S.S. Enterprise Iconic

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek this year, there is time to ponder all the things about the show that have managed to last this long. Among them is the design of the U.S.S. Enterprise and why it worked well enough that a big disk with two nacelles is the default look for any Star Trek ship. Read more...

Deadspin What Is The Grossest Thing You’ve Ever Eaten Off A Child’s Plate?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadspin What Is The Grossest Thing You’ve Ever Eaten Off A Child’s Plate? | The Slot Melania Trump Threatens to Sue Over Barron Trump Video Made by Autistic Young Man | Gizmodo Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart | The Concourse Who Lost The White House? | Read more...

The Amazing Ways Akira Uses Light to Tell Its Story

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Akira is considered an all-time classic in animation for many reasons—but one rarely championed is the way it uses light in the movie to support Katsuhiro Otomo’s commentary on the grim future of Neo-Tokyo. Read more...

all the world’s indeed a stage

I’ve been working on this book (a short story that turned into a novella that decided it wants to be a novel) for a few months, now. What I thought […]

31 Years Later, Brazil Is Still a Horrifying Vision of the Ever-Encroaching Future

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Terry Gilliam’s classic dystopian satire has only gotten more relevant since it came out. Brazil finds its humor in bleak places, mapping out an alternate reality where oppressive state-implemented paranoia makes everyone scared of each other. Read more...

Stephen Root Will Play The Man in the High Castle's Titular Man

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Although we never actually saw him, the titular character of The Man in the High Castle played a prominent, overarching role in the first season—but when the show returns, we’ll actually get to see him in action, and Stephen Root will be the one to play him. Read more...

Three Star Trek: Discovery Actors Named

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Three members of the Star Trek: Discovery cast have been named. The names include Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, and Anthony Rapp. Jones...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Adds The Kingkiller Chronicle to His Infinite List of Projects

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Lin-Manuel Miranda likely doesn’t sleep much, considering all the projects the Hamilton creator and Moana composer has on his plate. Next up: he’s throwing his talents behind an adaptation of Pat Rothfuss’ highly acclaimed Kingkiller Chronicle fantasy trilogy. Read more...

BREAKING: Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp Join Michelle Yeoh Onboard “Star Trek: Discovery”

Two new stars have joined the crew of the USS Discovery. CBS is confirming that Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp will star in Star Trek: Discovery as Lt. Saru, an alien Starfleet science officer and Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist. FirstShow More Summary

The Aliens of Arrival Nearly Looked a Lot Weirder

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We don’t get to see too much of Arrival’s mysterious aliens in the movie, but what we do see of the squid-like Heptapod creatures, designed by Carlos Huante, wasn’t always what was planned. Instead, they almost looked much more elaborate. Read more...

Axanar Lawyers: It’s A Mockumentary

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

According to the lawyers representing Axanar Productions, the project was meant as a mockumentary, and did not, therefore, infringe upon Star Trek...

Takei On The Tomorrow Show

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Recently, George Takei was a guest on the Tomorrow Show with Keven Undergaro where he spoke about Star Trek, Sulu, LGBTQ issues...

Three Weeks In

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Once again presented in Q&A format, as it will contain actual questions that people have asked me. Let’s get to it: Ugh. I can’t even anymore. And yet again we start with a comment, not a question. Also, sorry, you have to even, just like the rest of us, and get this: He’s not even […]

Justice League Action May Be the Most Accurately Titled TV Show of All Time

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Imagine if you went back to an episode of the beloved DC animated series Justice League or Justice League Unlimited, but you fast-forwarded through every moment that wasn’t a fight scene—every plot point, every moment of character development, everything that wasn’t someone punching something. What you’d be left with… Read more...

Fan-Made Trailer Makes Batman Forever Look... Good?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I saw Batman Forever in a movie theater and, hunky Val Kilmer aside, pretty much haven’t ever wanted to repeat the experience. But a new fan-edited trailer for the 1995 Joel Schumacher-directed Bat-movie is sharp enough to make me reconsider. Read more...

You Can Now Rub Admiral Ackbar All Over Your Body

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If your love of Star Wars goes deeper than just being a fan of the movies—significantly deeper—the thought of lathering up with Admiral Ackbar’s head might just be appealing enough to you to risk family or roommates catching you using this unusual soap during your morning shower routine. Read more...

The Big DC/CW Crossover Forgot to Begin Last Night

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Yesterday marked the beginning of the CW’s epic four-night crossover event, “Heroes v Aliens” (sigh)... or so we were told. As last night’s Supergirl revealed, however, that’s a bit of a lie. Turns out we’re in for a three-night event, plus maybe a couple of minutes. Read more...

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