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The Stand Is Going to Be Four Movies

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After Stephen King said not to count on The Stand being only one film, writer-director Josh Boone confirms that it won't. It's going to be four. Read more...

Review: Metal Earth Vor'cha class

Newly available from Fascinations are the four Star Trek starships in their Metal Earth range of laser etched steel model kits. I've got all four to play with, and am going to take a close look at each.Hoping the angular design might...Show More Summary

Hold a Perfectly Accurate Supermoon In the Palm of Your Hand

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This LED lamp was designed by Nosigner and is based on the March 19th, 2011 Supermoon, where the moon appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter. It's also completely accurate to the actual moon. Read more...

The 25th Anniversary Batman Blu-ray comes with a Keaton Batman figure!

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Oh my. NECA dashed hopes of a 'proper' Keaton Bats figure when they released their (admittedly cool) video-game version - but it's now been revealed they'll be making one for the 1989 Movie's upcoming blu-ray rerelease. Rejoice! Read more...

Bangkok Won't Show Mockingjay After Protestors Use Katniss' Salute

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The three-fingered salute used by Katniss and the other rebels in The Hunger Games have been adopted by pro-democracy activists in Thailand. And as a result, a movie chain in Bangkok has cancelled screenings of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Read more...

Big Hero 6 Could've Had Roving Gangs Of Baseball Ninjas—BASEBALL NINJAS

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There are a lot of really neat ideas that never made it into Big Hero 6, including Rocket Cat and Honey Lemon as a superhero catgirl. And one proposed iteration of the film has a The Warriors feel to it, with gangs whose members dressed like ninja baseball players and shark-mouthed airplanes. Read more...

An Incredibly Detailed Geologic Map Of Giant Asteroid Vesta

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Appearing in the December issue of the journal Icarus, this beautiful geologic map of big ol' asteroid/minor-planet Vesta was created by a team led by planetary scientist David Williams, from data collected by NASA's Dawn spacecraft during its 15-month orbit of the oblong object between 2011 and 2012. Read more...

Latest Starships Collection previews

Online retailers have added listings for several new issues of The Official Starships Collection. Due out in February and March in the UK, and April in the US, issues forty and forty-one will be the refit Excelsior class USS Enterprise-B, and the Klingon Raptor class. Show More Summary

RIP R.A. Montgomery, Creator Of The "Choose Your Own Adventure" Books

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Few book series celebrated narrative possibility and experimented with branching storytelling in as unique a way as the Choose Your Own Adventure novels. They were largely the work of R.A. Montgomery, who died aged 78 on Nov. 8. Read more...

2014 Will Almost Certainly Be The Warmest Year On Record

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It may be the snowpocalypse in Buffalo, but the latest global analysis from NOAA's National Climate Data Center reports global temperatures since January to be the warmest ten calendar months on record. Read more...

Concept Art Writing Prompt: Dogs In Spaaaaaaaaaaaace!

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We've had a couple of macabre Concept Art Writing Prompts lately, so this week, we're doing something on the lighter side. Can you come up with a story about these space-faring canines? If so, share it with us here. Read more...

November 29, 2014: Introducing Dark Matter Art Director Kim Zaharko!

One of the most notoriously elusive member of the Dark Matter production team is Kim Zaharko.  For days, rumors abounded of a supremely talented Art Director frequenting the lower offices, coordinating the design and construction of our awesome sets.  There had been sightings but no visual confirmations.  Intrigued, I set out to get photographic proof […]

Will Uber's Latest Scandal Finally Make People Worry About Big Data?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For years, people have warned about corporations collecting your personal data. But no matter how much people insist that Google knows too much about you, we're willing to sacrifice privacy for convenience. Could the latest revelations about Uber finally get people angry enough to do something about rampant data collection? Read more...

Sham Journal Accepts Totally Absurd But Completely Appropriate Paper

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology, a predatory open-access journal, has accepted for publication the marvelously titled paper "Get me off Your Fucking Mailing List." Read more...

American Horror Story Isn't Afraid To Kill Everyone—It's Just Bad At It

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As with all American Horror Story seasons, Freak Show is finally hitting its "What the hell is this? I don't even..." crest, in which the show no longer exists as an actual form of serialized television, but rather a collection of weird/entertaining moments. Read more...

Why Books Are Still One Of Our Most Durable Technologies Ever

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

With limited free time for reading, tight publishing markets, and the rise of e-readers, people have been sounding the death knoll for the book for quite some time. But they haven't died. Not even close. So what is it that makes them so enduring? Read more...

Ursula Le Guin: We Need Fantasy Because "Hard Times Are Coming"

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last night, fantasy and science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin, author of The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea series, won the medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the National Book Awards. She gave a speech about the importance of fantasy in a world of ugly realities. Read more...

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