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The 12 Plot Ideas That Every Single Classic TV Show Did To Death

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Making a TV show is a terrible grind — especially back in the day, when shows were entirely made up of standalone episodes. So it's no wonder that so many classic shows reached for the same handful of plots, over and over. Here are 12 storylines you'll find in every old science fiction and fantasy show. Read more...

This Is Your New Star Wars Canon... So Far

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

With the Expanded Universe obliterated, the Star Wars canon is looking a little thin at the moment. Still not sure what goes where? Here's a new official infographic that shows you where the books, movies, and TV series all fall. Read more...

Listen To Every Single Musical Genre, Ever

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you've ever wanted to hear the difference between traditional funk and Memphis soul, or understand where they fit in the context of more than 1300 musical genres, you might want to clear your schedule. An interactive project called Every Noise at Once is about to devour the rest of your day. Read more...

Four Notorious Fugitives Who Were Caught — And One Who’s Still At Large

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A fugitive can become a folk hero — or a desperate criminal whose acts become more terrifying the higher the stakes become. Sometimes, they can be both at once. Here, we present five different cases of men who managed to elude the law for years, even decades, before finally facing justice... or not. Read more...

‘Walking Dead’ spinoff reveals its title

Finally, fans of “The Walking Dead” can call the show’s upcoming spinoff series by something other than “That upcoming ‘Walking […]

Watch Today's Historic Launch To The ISS, Live Right Now!

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Today at 12:42 p.m. PDT/3:42 p.m. EDT, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is scheduled to begin his year-long journey to the International Space Station — a voyage which, if successful, will surpass the U.S. record for longest-duration human spaceflight by more than 100 days. Read more...

io9 March Madness Final 4: Trek vs. Doctor Who, Marvel vs. Star Wars!

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Today are the semifinals for io9's March Madness: Movies vs. TV. That means it's time to make picks for the grand showdown on Monday. So who's going to be? Star Wars or the Marvel movies? Doctor Who or Star Trek ? Time to vote! Read more...

A.I. Pilots Are Not The Solution To Preventing Airline Disasters

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We're still trying to understand the horrific Germanwings tragedy. But already, some people are suggesting it could have been prevented if a computer had been flying the plane. But that's not the solution. We spoke to an expert about why an A.I. pilot would open up an entirely new set of risks and complications. Read more...

Terminator: Genisys Reveals A Brand New Type Of Terminator

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You got your evil cyborg T-800s with their metal skulls from the first Terminator movie, then you have the liquid metal T-1000s of Terminator 2 and 3. But this new Genisys TV spot appears to showcase a new Terminator model that young Sarah Connor and her elderly reprogrammed T-800 will have to deal with. Read more...

7 Real Life Forms That People Once Believed Were Hoaxes

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The history of science has its share of biological frauds, cases where people fabricated an imaginary organism and passed it off as real, or lied about an organism's behavior. Every now and then, however, a creature that is suspected of being a hoax turns out to be real. Read more...

‘Deadpool’ star Ryan Reynolds looks cozy in suit reveal

Actor Ryan Reynolds revealed his official “Deadpool” get-up to fans via Twitter on Friday, with a dose of the Marvel character’s […]

This Is What Happens When Dark Matter Collides With Itself

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What happens when dark matter crashes into itself? Some new Hubble observations show that it's not what researchers thought — and that may have some implications for telling us just what dark matter really is. Read more...

Play Arts Kai Will Turn Boba Fett And The Stormtrooper Into Insane Toys

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We've not seen much of Square-Enix's Play Arts Kai Variant takes on the Star Wars universe, but what we have seen so far has been pretty damn awesome. But now the line is getting even better though,with the addition of these tricked out versions of Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper! Read more...

Takei Calls For Boycott

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Star Trek‘s George Takei is calling for a boycott of Indiana. The reason for Takei’s anger is because of a bill, SB101, recently passed in the state. According to the bill, “state and local government cannot substantially burden a person’s religion, including if that burden stems from a rule, unless the government has a ‘compelling […]

Home Is The Cutest Vision Of Colonial Domination You'll Ever See 

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the new kids' animated movie Home, some unbearably cute aliens come to Earth and take our planet away from us, imprisoning the humans in, basically, reservations. And in the process, the movie manages to use cuteness to tell kind of a thoughtful story about imperialists who think of themselves as victims. Spoilers ho... Read more...

io9 Newsstand: The Best Stories from the Week of March 22 - 28

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week's stories are all very personal and focused on a single character's inner life. They vacillate between sweetness and despair and hope and pain. Read more...

I’m Participating in Nerdcon: Stories This October in Minneapolis

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

And what is Nerdcon: Stories? This informational video might help: There’s also this ginchy Web site, with even more information. And for those of you who stubbornly refuse to follow links, the guests (aside from me) include: John and...Show More Summary

This Real Estate News Could Be A Massive Walking Dead Spoiler

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I know it sounds crazy, but I promise it's true. It's difficult to explain without discussing the spoiler itself, so please consider this your spoiler warning. Don't click if you don't want to know. Read more...

Ganymede's Bizarre Bulge Baffles Scientists

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There's a strange bulge on the Solar System's largest moon, one that measures 375 miles wide and nearly two miles tall. Scientists aren't entirely sure why it's there or what caused it, but it may have something to do with the Jovian moon's subsurface ocean. Read more...

Novel Completion Queries, Day Twelve

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Is the novel finished? NO Today’s question: What is the furthest away you’ve ever been from your home? My answer: So far, Melbourne, Australia, which is (or so Google tells me) 9,807 miles from my current hometown of Bradford, Ohio. However, that record is about to be broken, because on Sunday I get on a plane to … Continue reading Novel Completion Queries, Day Twelve ?

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