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Dirk Gently Is a Frustrating, But Mindlessly Entertaining Mess of a Show

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

All images: BBC America Here’s the thing about BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: It is, by virtue of its pacing, entertaining. But at the end of the episode, you can’t figure out why you watched it. Read more...

It Looks Like NASA Found ESA's Crashed Mars Lander

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On Wednesday, the European Space Agency attempted to land a probe on Mars, and things went bad. While the ExoMars mission team continues to piece together why its Schiaparelli lander lost contact with the Earth, NASA has now obtained photographic evidence of what appears to be a crash-landing. Read more...

Use the Force to Save Big on the First Six Star Wars Films

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Star Wars “Complete Saga” Blu-ray isn’t actually complete anymore, since it doesn’t include The Force Awakens, but $70 is still the best price we’ve seen on the first six films. You also get audio commentary on each movie, 45 deleted scenes, and three bonus discs full of extra featurettes. Read more...

World's Best Dad Transforms Daughter Into the Star of the Wonder Woman Movie for Halloween

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Just a regular ol’ Wonder Woman costume probably would’ve been great, but photographer and #1 dad Josh Rossi decided to make his daughter’s Halloween even better by getting an amazingly crafted costume for her, and then did a special photoshoot compositing her into scenes from Batman v Superman and Wonder Woman. Read more...

These Duelling Star Wars Drones Can Hit Speeds of Up to 35 MPH

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

First revealed at the European Star Wars Celebration back in July, Propel’s fleet of remote control Star Wars drones is finally available for pre-order—at least if you live outside of the US. UK-based sites like Firebox are finally listing the drones as available for pre-order for $300 a piece. Read more...

What It's Like Inside A Pokeball, According To A Pokémon Developer

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For years, Pokémon fans have argued over what happens when a monster is recalled into a Pokeball. The theories are endless. Read more...

That Time DC Comics’ First Black Superhero Kicked Hal Jordan’s Ass

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

DC Comics has a lot of Green Lanterns. Thousands of them are weird-looking aliens from extraterrestrial cultures; a decent chunk of them are from Earth. Human ring-wielders fight all the time, but Green Lantern: Mosaic #5 is a classic because of how John Stewart beat his fellow Green Lantern Hal Jordan. Read more...

J.J. Abrams Reveals the Crazy CG Effect You Didn't Know Was in The Force Awakens

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There was a lot of amazing visual setpieces in The Force Awakens, made possibly by the incredible wizardry of ILM and many other VFX studios. But sometimes the best use of CGI is one where you had no idea its even used, as J.J. Abrams points out in this exclusive clip from his new Force Awakens commentary track. Read more...

We Were Wrong About Limiting Children's Screen Time

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns conventional thinking on the matter, showing that a sweeping one-size-fits-all approach is not the right way for parents to go about limiting their children’s screen time. Read more...

Marvel Pulls Variant Cover For Sexualizing Invincible Iron Man's New 15-Year-Old Hero

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Pinup art has long been an unfortunate staple of variant comic covers depicting female heroes—but when that sexualized aesthetic starts getting applied to 15 year old teenage girls, it’s not a good look for anyone involved. Read mor...

I Can't Tell Which of These Two Moments From Last Night's Legends of Tomorrow I Love More

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The fact that they basically happened one after the other in an episode that was already an absolute blast just cemented my thoughts that Legends has gotten so much more fun now that its eagerly accepted the goofiness of its premise. Read more...

If Asked, Joss Whedon Would Make a Catwoman Movie, a James Bond Movie, and a Star Wars Movie

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There is literally no franchise Joss Whedon would not say yes to right now. Whether he should be asked is a debate for studio boardrooms and comment sections on the Internet. Read more...

Bruce Springsteen Really Did Write a Song for Harry Potter That Was Wisely Rejected

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I am not saying anything bad about Bruce Springsteen. But I do think that his style, amidst all the grade-A Britishness that Harry Potter exudes, might have been a little jarring. Read more...

Today’s New Books and ARCs, 10/21/16

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Look! Many fine new books and ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound this week. What here tickles your fancy? Tell us all in the comments!

Retro Review: Year of Hell, Part II

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

While Janeway tries to stop the Krenim from destroying Voyager, Chakotay learns what drives their leader to change time. Plot Summary: Voyager...

Star Trek Online: Echoes of Light

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

The newest Star Trek Online mission, Echoes of Light, features the recently-discovered Lukari. In Echoes of Light, “the reclusive Lukari have realized...

Star Trek: Bridge Crew Delayed

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Players waiting for the Star Trek: Bridge Crew game will have to wait a bit longer. Originally scheduled for a November 29...

Kurtzman To Produce Salvation

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Alex Kurtzman will co-produce a new suspense thriller series for CBS. The thirteen-episode series, called Salvation, will premiere next summer. Salvation “centers...

Reviewing “Ouija: Origin of Evil”

Smartly marketed as not necessarily having a connection to the 2014 movie Ouija, 2016’s Ouija: Origin of Evil is a surprisingly not bad little horror film. It’s all the more of a surprise considering the poor reputation of the original.   [Read more...]

The Director of Game of Thrones' Epic 'Battle of the Bastards' Is Making a Sinbad Movie 

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Directing an episode of Game of Thrones can be nearly as demanding as directing a feature film—especially when, as Miguel Sapochnik has done, it’s an iconic episode with tons of action, like “Battle of the Bastards” or “Hardhome.” Hollywood took note, and now he’s set to helm a new take on Sinbad. Read more...

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