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Star Trek Beyond Dubai Press Conference

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Filming for Star Trek Beyond has moved to Dubai, and a press conference was held today at the Burj Al Arab Hotel...

Drive Director Nicolas Winding Refn Explains How The Best Movie Posters Tell a Story All on Their Own

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Nicolas Winding Refn doesn’t collect movie posters. And yet, he’s about to release a book of movie posters. It’s a typical curiosity from the director of Drive and Bronson, who was at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas to talk about the book, which is called The Act of Seeing. Read more...

Why The Nazis Believed They Could Win the Battle of Britain

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the first time in history that one nation tried to defeat another using airstrikes. Here’s how the Nazis thought they could do it—and how agonizingly close they actually came to achieving victory. Read more...

Star Trek Beyond Begins Next Phase of Filming With Press Conference in Dubai

As we edge ever closer to the picture wrap of Star Trek Beyond, still very little information has been released (officially or otherwise) about the film’s plot or even its characters. The cast and grew gathered for an official press conference today at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. The event included director/producer Justin […]

September 30, 2015: Win an SG-1 10th Anniversary framed photo and keychain!

Feast your eyes upon the glory that is the 10th Anniversary MGM giveaway which includes a gate-framed photo of the team that started it all AND an SG-1 keychain in its original flimsy silver paper and cardboard box! This can be yours if you are one of the first to correctly answer the following five […]

10 Ultra-Weird Science Fiction Novels that Became Required Reading

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You want a really weird ride? A science fiction or fantasy epic that stretches your brain like taffy and ties it into strange irregular shapes? Forget television or movies: books are where the really off-kilter stories are told in speculative fiction. Read more...

Back to the Future Trilogy Will Stream Exclusively on Amazon Prime In October

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Are you ready for October 21, 2015? That’s the date that Marty McFly arrives in the future — at least according to the second Back to the Future movie. But if you’re planning on watching the trilogy to celebrate, you’ll only have one streaming option: Amazon Prime. Read more...

A Brief History of the Brutal and Bizarre World of Fraternity Hazing

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In theory, the tradition of hazing has vanished from the college campuses of America. National fraternal organizations have banned it. At least 38 states have outlawed it. From coast to coast, university officials smugly assure worried parents that their campus is free of hazing. Read more...

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When I was a kid, I had an Atari 400. I spent hours sitting in front of that thing, copying programs from magazines and running the games I’d made from […]

Contest: “The Curse of Downers Grove” Giveaway

Want to win a Blu-ray copy of Curse of Downers Grove? Follow the instructions below, and you just might be our winner! And check out Liz's review if you'd like to know more about the movie. Contest starts September 30th and ends October 14th, midnight Pacific. You can enter once per day, using either the comments section below, or Tweeting a message.   [Read more...]

Limitless Is Turning Into a Light-Hearted Comedy and I'm Pretty OK With It

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Limitless started out last week as a dark sci-fi drama filled with ailing fathers and a botched superdrug that ravages the human body. Last night, its second episode took a sharp turn into light-hearted territory, with comic book-style speech bubbles floating in the air and James Bond fantasy sequences. I’m all about it. Read more...

Reviewing “The Curse of Downers Grove”

While the landscape of the movie is a little on the bleak and colorless side, the vibrant characters more than make up for that. The film ends with a startling twist that is highly satisfying if you like a good shock to go with your suspense, but ultimately the framework of the Curse is shaky at best. Show More Summary

This Little Piggie Was Bred To Be A Symbol Of Danish Resistance

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It was the early 1900s, and Danes in Schleswig, repressed under German rule, decided to use biology to fight back. No, they didn’t make a biological weapon. They made a pig. This is the Danish Protest Pig. Read more...

Get To Know The Incredible Starships of Ann Leckie's Ancillary Trilogy

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The third book in Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch trilogy, Ancillary Mercy, comes out next week. Need a refresher course in the ships and personnel of her thrilling space-opera universe? We’ve got an exclusive infographic from Orbit Books. Read more...

A Chart Showing How the Way America Uses Its Land Changed Over the Last 60 Years

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This chart from the USDA shows just what’s been going on in the American landscape over the last six decades. Part of the takeaway is what has changed—the rise of cities and we’ve stopped grazing so much of the forestlands—but it’s also just as notable for what hasn’t changed. Read more...

The Agents of SHIELD Are Laying The Groundwork For Captain America's Next Movie

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When Agents of SHIELD began, its first season revolved around building up towards the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now there’s another Captain America movie coming out next spring, and we can already see how Agents of SHIELD is laying some track down for it. Spoilers ahead... Read more...

Today's Best Media Deals: $.67 Game of Thrones Episodes, Bond 50, and More

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Amazon Instant Video is currently offering every episode from the first four seasons of Game of Thrones for just $.67 each. Unfortunately, the deal is only available on standard definition downloads, but if you bought all 40 episodes, your grand total would come out to under $27. Show More Summary

Here's What That All-Nighter is Doing to Your Brain

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Skipping a night of sleep to work on a project or study for an exam is something many of us have done at one time or another. But what does sleep deprivation actually do to the brain? A new study shows that all-nighters are not without neural consequences—some of them potentially longterm. Read more...

Here’s Why The First Patient To Receive Penicillin Didn’t Survive

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Antibiotics are something that, today, are taken for granted. This wasn’t always the case. The first patient to get antibiotics shows us how an incredibly minor injury can go bad, and how the road to antibiotic use wasn’t smooth even when scientists knew it worked. Read more...

How The Blade Runner Sequels Will Hand Off From Harrison Ford to Ryan Gosling

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Two new Flash videos reveal a major new villain, and a major new ally. Drew Goddard further talks up where Sinister Six could go. Chloe Bennett discusses transforming from Skye into Daisy on Agents of SHIELD. Plus what’s to come on Arrow, more on Alien: Paradise Lost, and clips from The Martian. Spoilers Get! Read more...

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