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A Mysterious New Lightsaber Is Introduced in This Star Wars Rebels Clip

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of my favorite things about Star Wars Rebels is how it can oh-so-casually introduce a bombshell moment in the Star Wars canon into your life. The introduction of Thrawn was a big one. Ezra looking into the Holocron is another, and now a third is revealed in this brand new clip. Read more...

Some Really Cool-Sounding Scifi Films Will Premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Sundance Film Festival is well-known for debuting some of the best films of any given year. In fact, it’s likely many of your favorite movies of all time have premiered at Sundance—and next year, that may happen again. Read more...

People Watched Things This Weekend

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Specifically, a lot of people watched two things. Read more...

There Was a Point When The Vampire Diaries Worried It Was Going Too Far

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It was all the way back in season one of The Vampire Diaries, of course. The show hasn’t worried about doing too much in a long time. It’s easier to name the tropes this show hasn’t used. Read more...

Westworld Won't Be Back Until 2018

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s a good thing the season one finale of Westworld left so many things for viewers to discuss. They’re going to be waiting a long time for it to return. Read more...

A Surprisingly Cinematic Look Behind-the-Scenes at The Mummy

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Our first look at The Mummy was filled with a bit more explosive action than perhaps some of the creepy dread you might have expected from an update to the classic monster movie. But to accompany the trailer Universal has also released a new behind-the-scenes featurette that’s a little more measured—and filled with… Read more...

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4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Making Light

Nine years ago. It was Pakjesavond, my first here in the Netherlands. That's the night before the feast of St...

RIP Van Williams, TV's Green Hornet

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Actor turned police officer and firefighter Van Williams died last week at the age of 82. Williams appeared in many popular TV shows in the ‘60s and ‘70s, but was best known for playing The Green Hornet on the iconic TV series, alongside Bruce Lee as Kato. Read more...

A Note to Readers

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Hello, readers. You may have noticed that recently I haven’t been writing about comics for io9. That’s because I’m going to be writing comics for Marvel. But don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere. Read more...

Watch Iron Man and the Hulk Beat the Crap Out of Each Other In This Brutal Fan Film

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Age of Ultron’s heavily touted Hulk vs. Hulkbuster fight was rather spectacular—and while this fan film might not have been made with the splashy budget of a Hollywood action movie, it certainly matches AoU in the beatdown department. Read more...

In Battledream Chronicle, Black Girls Lead a Revolt Against Video Game Slavery

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

About a quarter of the way through the movie Battledream Chronicle, main character Syanna Meridian says that she and friends can no longer go to school because all their time is spent competing in digital deathmatches. If they don’t earn 1000 XP every month for their oppressors, their lives get turned off. Read more...

“Star Trek: Discovery” Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman Elated Over New Castings

Star Trek: Discovery Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman expressed his excitement at the casting of Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp, and Doug Jones in a recent interview with IGN. Reflecting on his enthusiasm, and the role played by Michelle Yeoh of Captain Georgiou of the U.S.S. Show More Summary

George Lucas Likes Rogue One More Than Force Awakens, and Other Fun Facts We Learned This Weekend

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We attended the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story press event over the weekend, ahead of the movie’s release next week. Spoilers were, of course, verboten—but fun facts and random nuggets were not. Here are five things we learned from a pair of press conferences featuring various members of the cast and crew. Read more...

Cho’s Concerns About Sulu

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

When told that Hikaru Sulu would be gay in Star Trek: Beyond, John Cho had some concerns about the decision. first of...

More on Fuller’s Departure From Discovery

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Bryan Fuller gave a little more insight into why he chose American Gods over Star Trek: Discovery and the departure wasn’t just...

Kurtzman Excited About Discovery Casting Choices

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Star Trek: Discovery Co-creator and Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman shared his thoughts recently about the casting of Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, and...

13 Heroes We Want to See in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Over the weekend, Capcom and Marvel finally announced the next entry in the legendary Marvel vs. Capcom fighting game series: Infinite. We only know a few of the superheroes that will be playable in next year’s brawler, but here’s a few more from the comics and movies we’d love to see show up on the Marvel side of the… Read more...

The Fight Between Mutants and Humans Takes Shape in the New Legion Trailer

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While the first trailer from FX’s Legion focused on David Haller’s mental instability, this one spends a lot of time explaining what the government’s doing and how the fight against them is shaking out. That is, of course, assuming that all the things said in this trailer are real and not just David’s hallucinations. Read more...

Buying The Forever War For $.25 Is the Easiest Decision You'll Make Today

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

2016 got you down? Joe Haldeman’s award-winning novel, The Forever War...won’t really help at all. In fact, it’ll probably make you a lot sadder. But still, it’s a timeless classic, and you have zero excuse not to buy it for your Kindle for a quarter. Read more...

Mads Mikkelsen Really Wants to Kill Zombies 

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When it comes to cool geek shit, Mads Mikkelsen has a stellar resume. He’s been an iconic serial killer, a James Bond villain, and played in the Marvel Universe—and soon, he’ll build the freaking Death Star. But there’s one genre he still really wants to get into. Read more...

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