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#02: Let's Review!

COMIC-CON 2016 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY! #02: Let's Review! We've already made a number of important updates to the Comic-Con International 2016 website... in case you missed them, let's review! Read more

Good Morning America Thinks This Frog's Name Is ‘Tea Lizard’

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

All morning, folks on the internet have been chuckling heartily over this faceplant of a tweet from Good Morning America: Read more...

Walter Koenig Pays Tribute To Anton Yelchin

There has been a great outpouring of shock and grief from all over the world over the death of Anton Yelchin.  Yesterday, Walter Koenig released a statement about the tragedy,  where he speaks about the great impression the young man had on him when they met during the production of the first reboot film, Star Trek. From Walter’s Facebook account:  

A Brief History of Suicide Squad Being the Worst Place to Work, Ever

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On the one hand, everything we’ve seen from Suicide Squad makes it very likely that it’s going to be the best film of DC’s new movie universe so far. On the other hand, filming it sounds like it was a complete nightmare. Read more.....

The Girl With All the Gifts Looks Like a New Kind of Zombie Movie

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We here at io9 were fans of M.R. Carey’s apocalyptic novel The Girl With All the Gifts when it came out in 2014, but our review cagily avoided giving too much away about the plot. The UK trailer for Colm McCarthy’s film adaptation, however, doesn’t hold anything back. It’s zombies, guys. ZOMBIES. Read more...

That Scrapped Star Wars TV Show Would've Starred a Sympathetic, Heartbroken Emperor 

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While Star Wars Underworld will likely never make its way to production at this point, hearing details about what might have been in this exploration of the seedy underbelly of Coruscant is still a fascinating prospect. Case in point? The revelation of Emperor Palpatine not just being in the show, but him apparently being... sympathetic? Read more...

The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Second only to Lego as one of the world’s most popular toys, Playmobil has always done its own thing instead of creating lines based on hit movies or other popular franchises. But next year that’s all going to change as Playmobil is introducing its first licensed toyline based on characters from the original Ghostbusters film. Read more...

We Might Finally Know the Identity of Mads Mikkelsen's Doctor Strange Villain

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve seen Mads Mikkelsen’s Doctor Strange villain in action already—both in the teaser trailer and through set pictures —but we still don’t know who he’s actually playing. Thanks to some new merchandise, however, we might have finally found out. Read more...

Drone Footage Inside a 19th Century Church Looks Too Incredible to Be Real

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The talented pilots and cinematographers of France’s BigFly skillfully piloted a camera-equipped drone through the sanctuary of the 137-year-old Église Saint-Louis de Paimbœuf. Given the church is filled with priceless art and architecture, the skills needed to ensure the drone didn’t hit anything are easily as impressive as the stunning footage they captured. Read more...

Amazon's Running a Big Sale on Deadpool and Gambit Digital Comics

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For a limited time, Amazon is selling several Deadpool and Gambit comic collections on Kindle for just $4 each. These collections contain as many as 15 issues each, and can be read on essentially any tablet or laptop via the Kindle app. Read more...

The Big Idea: Curtis C. Chen

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Hey! Curtis C. Chen is a former student of mine! And now he has his debut novel, Waypoint Kangaroo! Naturally I take all credit for his success. Now, pay attention while Curtis tells you about his book. CURTIS C. CHEN: My debut novel Waypoint Kangaroo exists because of a robot cat from the future. Lemme […]

The Defenders May Team Up to Battle One of Marvel's Most Powerful Villains

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 synopsis hints at former rumors. God is dead, and The Emoji Movie has a new title. Gotham adds a Vale—but not the one you’d expect. The Flash season three is definitely putting its own spin on a major comic book storyline. Plus, more Dark Tower teases and Grimm’s return. Spoilers Get! Read more...

Beyond press event at Cannes Lions event canceled

Out of respect for the terrible news of Anton Yelchin’s death this weekend, a major press stop in Europe has been canceled. Much of the cast was due to promote the film this Wednesday during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France. Show More Summary

New Star Trek anthology comic series: Waypoint

IDW have announced the launch of a new Star Trek anthology comic series, Waypoint, that promises to deliver short stories from the entire Star Trek universe, from a variety of creative teams.The first issue, due out in September, will feature two stories: A TNG tale starring Data and Geordi, by Donny Cates, with art by Mack Chater. Show More Summary

June 20, 2016: Dark Matter sneak peek! Trailers! Fan art!

Today’s Dark Matter season 2 sneak peek screen shot. New promo alert – this time from the gang at Canada’s Space Channel.  Includes several interesting new as-yet-unseen tidbits: Dark Matter premieres July 1st on Space Channel and Syfy U.S.  Elsewhere… P.S. – We’re on Canadian Netflix now!  You’ve got less than two weeks to catch up! Or own […]

First Sunset of Summer 2016

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

It’s a pretty good one, I have to say.

The Magician’s Path

  I’m taking a little victory lap here, because I just finished the second draft on a short story that I’ve been mucking about with for a long time. It’s no long […]

Yelchin’s Jeep Recently Subject of Recall by Fiat Chrysler Over Faulty Gear Shift

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee model owned by Anton Yelchin that was involved in his tragic death on June 19th had previously been subject to a recall by manufacturer Fiat Chrysler after the company found that electronic shifts could spring back to their position after being moved to a different gear, according to the Los Angeles Times. Show More Summary

It’s A Starship Captain Smackdown in Star Trek Risk

For decades now, fans have been arguing over who the better starship captain is.  They’ll now get a chance to prove it in Star Trek Risk, a Trek-ified version of the longtime board game favorite. We all know the Federation’s philosophy...Show More Summary

This Exhibit Makes Cosmic Art Out of the Night Sky

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A classic 18th century astronomy catalog of galaxies and nebulae is the inspiration for Deep Sky Companion, a series of 110 pairs of paintings and photographs of objects visible in the night sky by artist Lia Halloran, currently on exhibit at Caltech in Pasadena California. Read more...

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