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This Week's TV: Doctor Who's Weirdest "Experimental" Episode Yet!

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Gravity Falls is airing its final episodes. Doctor Who is trying a strange experiment. The Walking Dead shambles off with a midseason finale, and the premiere of Regular Show: The Movie! All this, Gina Gershon, and more, on This Week’s TV! Read more...

This Star Wars Expanded Universe Story Proves That Luke Is the Worst Jedi Master

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Hello, and welcome to a nostalgic trip through the old Star Wars Expanded Universe. This time, I’m looking at the first EU books I ever read, Kevin J. Anderson’s Jedi Academy trilogy. Brace yourselves, because there’s a lot of stupid going on in here. Read more...

Steven Moffat Reveals the Nightmare Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special We Could Have Had

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

52 years ago today, Doctor Who aired for the very first time—and two years ago, it took over the world as it broadcast “The Day of the Doctor,” the show’s 50th anniversary special. But the celebration was, according to Steven Moffat, nearly a total disaster: and somehow almost didn’t star The Doctor at all. Read more...

Check Out the Glorious Capes on These Batman v Superman Action Figures

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Although some may disagree, nothing beats a good cape on a superhero suit—and the same stands for superhero action figures. So it’s a good jobe Medicom’s new toys based on Batman v Superman have some fantastic, poseable capes to make the figures really shine. Read more...

Your Least Favorite Aliens Character Could Star In the Upcoming Sequel

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Some fans of James Cameron’s Aliens consider Newt the worst part of the movie: Her high-pitched scream, laughable dialogue, it can be painful. If you are one of these people, I have some potentially bad news: Newt might be the star of Neill Blomkamp’s Aliens sequel. Read more...

Will Our Descendants Survive the Destruction of the Universe?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Billions of years from now, the universe as we know it will cease to exist. The good news is, that gives us a lot of time to prepare, and maybe even figure out a way to cheat cosmic death. Here are some possible ways our descendants might survive a cosmological apocalypse. Read more...

This is One Extremely Large, Impressive Wind Tunnel

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

May 17, 1956: The swinging doors of this massive supersonic wind tunnel utterly dwarf the puny engineer deluding himself that he can control its voracious appetite. Read more...

10 Weird Facts You Never Knew About Your Thanksgiving Dinner

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Thanksgiving food is a link to the past, a thing to be grateful for, and a way to keep your extended family from talking to you about politics or religion. But it has a weirder, wilder side to it. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about your favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Read more...

In Which I Select a Current GOP Presidential Candidate to Vote For, 2015 Edition

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Four years ago this month, I took a look at the field of Republican candidates for the office of President of the United States and ranked them, from the one I would be least likely to vote for to the one I would be most likely to, if it came to that, (i.e., if a […]

November 23, 2015: YOUR Ishida Imperial Shuttle!

Last week, I asked you all to play producers by assisting me in selecting the design for the Ishida Imperial shuttle (to be introduced in season 2). There were 11 options to choose from, all skillfully conceived and illustrated by artist Bartol Rendulic under the direction of Dark Matter Production Designer Ian Brock. Between this blog, Facebook, […]

Red Shirt Diaries: The Return of The Archons

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

In the latest episode of The Red Shirt Diaries, Lieutenant Sulu has returned from a planet and is acting very strange. Ensign...

Abrams Loves His Lens Flares

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Fans watching any J.J. Abrams movie have noticed that the director is rather fond of lens flares. Abrams explained why he uses...

Elba Star Trek Beyond Character Speculation

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

A Vanity Fair interview with Idris Elba is sure to set fans speculating again. In the interview, Elba spoke about his preparation...

This Perfect Snowpiercer Poster Takes You All The Way To The Front of the Train

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Snowpiercer, the action-packed 2014 dystopian drama, is jam-packed with evocative imagery. The train against the snowy countryside, the radically different cars on the train, as well as the battles that happen on it. Choosing a single moment for a poster is tough. Which is why artist JC Richard didn’t choose just one. Read more...

The Space Subplot on The Last Man On Earth is Setting Up Something Big

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No matter what happens with the crew back on terra firma on The Last Man on Earth, I find the scenes up in space more fascinating. This week, for only the second time this season, Jason Sudeikis made an appearance as astronaut Mike Miller, Tandy’s brother—and even a mention of Mike totally changes everything. Read more...

Welcome to the Animal DMV in This Hilarious New Zootopia Trailer

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The idea of Zootopia is both incredibly simple and insanely difficult to get your mind around. It’s set in a world where animals live, walk and dress like humans. Okay, but what does that mean? A new trailer, with a scene we can all relate to, gives you a great idea. Read more...

Into the Badlands: These Characters Kick Ass, But Need More Personality

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I’m really digging AMC’s Into the Badlands for its hypnotizing, gorgeous skirmishes. But these acrobatic, limb-chopping warriors need to be showing a bit more personality—otherwise, we’re never going to care if the good guys get sliced to ribbons or not. Read more...

Our Visit to the Mind-Blowingly Realistic Spaceship Sets of Syfy's The Expanse

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last night, Syfy released the first episode of The Expanse, its space opera based on James S.A. Corey’s novels, and everyone learned what we’ve known for months : This show is going to blow your mind. We visited the set back in May, and here’s what we saw. Read more...

HBO Teases Game of Thrones' Worst Kept Secret in a New Poster

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is a spoiler alert. So is this. And this. This makes four spoiler alerts. Seriously, by clicking on this article, you acknowledge that you understand the risks herein, okay? No one is allowed to complain about being spoiled. Read more...

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