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Last Night’s Game Of Thrones Was Actually Pretty Hard To Watch

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Two different groups of scary fanatics went on a rampage in the latest Game of Thrones episode, and it was pretty upsetting to watch, even by Thrones standards. The Sons of the Harpy and the Sparrows both want to restore old traditions, and they both build on the weaknesses of two very different queens.Spoilers ahead... Read more...

New Star Wars Photos Reveal The Villain, A Space Pirate And Lots More

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Good news, everyone! JJ Abrams killed Jar Jar Binks (probably). Also, Vanity Fair set pics with lots of new information, including what’s behind the villain’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens set pics with lots of new information, including what’s behind the main villain’s mask, a brand new space pirate, and much, much more. Read more...

Today's Best Media Deals: Star Wars Everything, Breaking Bad, & More 

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In celebration of May The Fourth, Amazon is taking up to 80% off 25 Star Wars books and comics for Kindle. Naturally, the most popular titles are Darth Vader’s Little Princess and Darth Vader and Son, but be sure to check out the full collection. [Today Only - Get up to 80% Off Star Wars Kindle Books at Amazon] Read more...

Inside Secret Wars: A Look at the "Battleworld" Books

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

So I’ve already explained what Secret Wars is about and gotten several comments to the effect of: this sounds confusing. And yes, it does. But while I will be reading the main mini-series, what is really interesting about Secret Wars...Show More Summary

My New Film Column Debuts on Sundance.TV! This Week: Star Wars Showdown

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Here’s a little something I’ve been keeping a lid on until this very moment: I’m back in the film commentary business. The folks at Sundance asked me to write an occasional column on film (every couple of weeks or so), and I said, “heck, yeah,” because, well. Show More Summary

What Are You Working On?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

To the front of the class, please, commenters! It’s io9 show-and-tell time. Read more...

What You Can Learn By Drinking Pig Spit

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 2001, Ajit Varki drank a bunch of pig spit. What does drinking the extraction of pig salivary glands give you? Sialic acid, something every mammal in the world produces except humans. Why are we left out? Read more...

Another Familiar Face Returns In The Next Season Of Doctor Who

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

See a Mad Max: Fury Road featurette, and discover who’s shooting Star Wars: Episode VIII. Red Dwarf is officially back! Vince Gilligan won’t return for the X-Files revival. The Flash teases even more Grodd action. Plus, what’s to come on Vampire Diaries, Agents of SHIELD and Gotham. Spoilers Get! Read more...

Happy Star Wars Day

To celebrate May the Fourth, I present one of the first (maybe the first) performance of my short story The Trade (which I wrote in 2002), with Paul and Storm at the very first W00tstock, way back in 2009:

Pilot Season Round-Up: Minority Report and The Muppets Are Done Deals

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s that time of year where we get a good look at what’s going to be on TV come fall. And we’ve got some things rising from the dead, some obvious done deals, and some things wavering on the bubble. It’s a good time to be a superhero or a Muppet, though. Read more...

RIP Grace Lee Whitney, Star Trek's Yeoman Janice Rand

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Grace Lee Whitney, instantly recognizable as Yeoman Janice Rand from the original Star Trek, has passed away at the age of 85. Read more...

I’d Rather Like Men Than To Be a Sad Puppy

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

And to be clear, it wouldn’t be anything close to a difficult choice. Hur hur, homophobia's a gas when you're a Sad Puppy! pic.twitter.com/naUdpcOr2m — John Scalzi (@scalzi) May 4, 2015 Again: I'm mostly sad for the Sad Puppies. So much insecurity and envy and anger and need. For their own sakes, I wish they … Continue reading I’d Rather Like Men Than To Be a Sad Puppy ?

Reviewing “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

True Confession: This is not a review for those who are going to see this movie regardless of what I, or any other reviewer, say. Meaning it’s probably not for most of the world. However, it’s definitely for those on the fence about this movie and for those who feel they might just be burning out a teensy bit on superhero anything.

Whitney Passes

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Grace Lee Whitney, Star Trek‘s Yeoman Rand, is dead at the age of eighty-five. The actress passed away this weekend. Born in Michigan in 1930 as Mary Ann Chase, Whitney was adopted by the Whitney family who renamed her Grace Elaine Whitney. Whitney began her career at the age of fourteen as a “girl singer” […]

Behold The Suicide Squad In the Flesh, Including Harley Quinn 

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As has been the tradition for Suicide Squad thus far, David Ayer’s tweeted the first full-on cast photo, with pretty much everyone (save the Joker and Amanda Waller) in costume. Read more...

Closer look at this year's Star Trek Hallmark Keepsake ornaments

Hallmark have updated their website with listings for their three Star Trek Keepsake ornaments for this year. Their listings include much higher resolution versions of the previously released images of all three designs, plus previews in other media. Show More Summary

Starz's Spartacus was a Key Precursor to Game of Thrones

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While Game of Thrones is based on novels, it needed a boost to get to a television adaptation. You can see a lot of the DNA of other HBO series in the production (especially Rome ) but there’s another series that you can see pushed a lot of the stuff that Game would use a lot of as well: Starz’s Spartacus. Read more...

further confirmation of the benefit of being easily amused.

I’m in Toronto for a couple of days, working on a show, before I go to Ottawa later this week. I’ve had a nice time while I’ve been here, though I wasn’t prepared for how profoundly lonely I would feel after just 24 hours away from my family. I guess after months of spending as … Continue reading further confirmation of the benefit of being easily amused. ?

Life On The Space Station Just Got Infinitely More Civilized

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A new espresso maker and unique zero-gravity cups are bringing new luxury to the International Space Station. Today at 12:44 GMT, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti enjoyed the first space-brewed espresso, and she had an awe-inspiring view while doing it. Read more...

Problem solving at its most pungent: After studying thousands of hours of footage, scientists have d

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Problem solving at its most pungent: After studying thousands of hours of footage, scientists have discovered that Antarctica’s Gentoo penguins “poop on their frozen landscape to melt it, creating the ideal location to rear their young when the time comes.” Read more...

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