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It's a Run to Danger In the 2nd Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Trailer

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I mean, if Petyr Baelish (okay, really Aidan Gillen) was telling you how bad things were, would you believe him? Read more...

The Opening Number of Disney's Descendants Is Utterly Insane

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here are the first six minutes of the Disney Channel’s Descendants, a TV movie about the second generation of Disney villains being reintegrated into the happy kingdom of the Beast. It. Is. Completely. Bananapants. Read more...

One Of The Best Things About Destiny Is Being Turned Into An Amazing Toy

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Bungie’s sci-fi shooter Destiny isn’t without its faults. In fact, it has many faults. But one thing you can rarely knock about it is the game’s awesome armor designs. Now those lovely armors are going to be turned into a line of incredible Destiny 1/6th scale action figures by the fine folks at 3A. Read more...

The Latest X-Files Teaser Asks If Scully Is Ready

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The second tiny teaser Fox has given us from the return of Mulder and Scully. In it, we finally, finally, get to see our leads talk to one another. Even if Mulder stupidly asks Scully if she’s ready. Scully is always ready. Read mor...

Wife and Daughter, 7/23/15

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Both pictures taken today.  There’s some family resemblance there, I think.

Meet Captain Eli, the "One-in-Several-Million" Neon Orange Lobster

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fisherman Bill Coppersmith plucked this very rare orange lobster yesterday from the Gulf of Maine, but amazingly, it’s not his rarest-ever catch. That honor goes to the white albino lobster he snagged in 1997. Still, the critter he dubbed “Captain Eli,” in honor of his grandson, is unique indeed. Read more...

Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of Explorers With This Nifty Poster

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The 1985 film Explorers is one of those movies that’s friends talk about in secret. If you’ve seen it, you probably love it. If you haven’t, it’s a movie you have to share. And that makes sense considering it was made by Gremlins director Joe Dante and stars Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix. Read more...

“In an odd reversal, it’s the scientists who are showing more fear than the civilians.”

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

“In an odd reversal, it’s the scientists who are showing more fear than the civilians.” At Wired, Amy Maxmen writes at length on the awesome potential of the much-ballyhooed gene-editing tool known as Crispr-Cas9. A must-read. Read more...

July 23, 2016: Tokyo in 2016? Maaaaaybe!

To quote Dark Matter’s SIX (Episode 103): “Fresh starts for all of us, right?” Right!  With the real estate market blazing here in Vancouver, Akemi has been not so subtly suggesting it might be time to cash out.  And she does have a point.  As much as I love my house, I’ve calculated that we only use […]

Paul Wesley Wishes Stefan Salvatore Would Stop Trying To Fix Everything

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There’s one huge reason to be excited about the return of The Vampire Diaries this fall, and that is the on-again, off-again, will-they-won’t-they romance between Stefan and Caroline. And a lot currently depends on whether Stefan can step up his game and win Caroline over, after a tepid showing last season. Read more...

Sunlight and Body Heat Make Vitamin D Inside Your Skin

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Many people don’t get enough vitamin D in their food. They still get enough vitamin D, because ultraviolet radiation radiation creates it—usually. Read more...

An Oscar-Winning Badass May Join Brie Larson in Kong: Skull Island

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Remember a few weeks back when the King Kong-prequel film, Kong: Skull Island lost both Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons from its cast? That definitely seemed like a blow but the two latest names mentioned for the project definitely restore any faith lost at that time. Read more...

Some Of Your Favorite Authors Are Writing James Bond Stories!

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here in the United States, we’re excited because James Bond has another big movie coming up. But in Canada, James Bond just entered the public domain. Or at least, Ian Fleming’s books did. To celebrate, ChiZine Publications is putting out a book of “unauthorized” James Bond stories. Read more...

5 Episodes In: “Killjoys”

Killjoys is another show Syfy shares with Space Channel, and given that it's created by the same creative team behind Lost Girl and Orphan Black, I'm willing to bet that both the intrigue and the stakes will continue to ratchet up for our cast of characters.

How this Tree Growing 40 Different Fruits at Once Was Made

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This tree growing 40 different types of fruit—including varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, and almonds—may look like something plucked straight from the imagination, but it’s very real. And this is how it was made. Read more...

Which Writer Deserves More Credit For Revolutionizing SF and Fantasy?

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Science fiction and fantasy don’t lack for heroes, especially among the writers who’ve helped to shape them. We all celebrate people like Joss Whedon, Frank Herbert and Ursula K. Le Guin. But which writers deserve way more credit for their roles in revolutionizing science fiction or fantasy? Read more...

Unlimited Screen Time For Kids May Have Unintended Consequences

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

An article published earlier this week makes the case for unlimited tablet time for toddlers, citing the psychological and cognitive benefits conferred by such devices. But there are other health outcomes that need to be considered. Read more...

Star Trek Fan and Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz: “Kirk Is A Republican”

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz spoke out today on what is surely the only real question we should be asking candidates for the highest office in the United States: Kirk or Picard? In a New York Times interview, the Texas senator picked Kirk as the best captain, stating, “I think it is quite likely that […]

"Recipe for Meth" Among Evidence Found in Suspected Federal Meth Lab

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Investigators say evidence recovered from an explosion Saturday at the National Institute of Standards and Technology near Washington, D.C. is consistent with the production of methamphetamine. The evidence? “Pseudoephedrine, drain opener, and a recipe for methamphetamine.” Read more...

A Daughter's Faith and Persistence Help Solve a 43-Year-Old Mystery

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Amos Shook was in his mid-40s when he went missing February 19, 1972. His daughter, Pamela, was just 14 at the time of his disappearance, and her father’s fate haunted her over the years. In June, she urged authorities to reopen the case. This time, the results were swift and startling. Read more...

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