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A Zombie Star Just Went Thermonuclear

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 2009, a binary star that had been flaring up for years suddenly exploded, growing millions of times brighter in a cosmic blink. Now, after carefully studying the lead up to and aftermath of the extraordinary event, a team of Polish astronomers describes what happened in a new scientific paper. Show More Summary

Hollywood Is Getting Its Very Own Star Wars Cantina

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This winter, a pop-up Star Wars cantina is opening at a mystery location in Hollywood, CA. No droids allowed, presumably. Read more...

Marvel's Bringing a Runaways TV Series to Hulu

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

They’re already making big waves in streaming shows thanks to Daredevil and friends on Netflix, but Marvel is bringing a new show to another service: fan favorite teenage superteam the Runaways are getting their own TV show on Hulu. Read more...

Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman Announces End of Long-Running Superhero Comic Invincible

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For more than 10 years, Invincible has been a love letter to the superhero genre, paying homage and remixing plot beats and character archetypes into a series that’s become a hit unto its own. That run will be ending next year. Read more...

A Comic Artist Finds Reality Is Not What It Seems in Live-Action/Animation Hybrid Zoom

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A comic-book artist draws her dream man, a hotshot film director, who comes alive in animated form as he’s shooting his new movie, an artsy drama about a novelist whose latest project is about a comic-book artist. All three stories intertwine and reality collapses in on itsel in Zoom. Read more...

How Have You Lived This Long Without the Stranger Things Type Generator?

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Stranger Things has been out in the world for a month, and it’s still all anyone can talk about. As you jam to the soundtrack and prowl thrift stores for the perfect puffy coat for your Barb Halloween costume, you can immerse yourself in the perfectly retro opening credits with the Stranger Things type generator. Read more...

A Clue Remake Is Coming From Fox Because It's 2016 and Everything Is a Remake

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Clue, the shining example that all board game movies (if they have to exist at all) should strive to emulate, is getting a remake. Read more...

The Big Idea: Bishop O’Connell

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

What’s in a place? For The Returned, and its author Bishop O’Connell, quite a lot, indeed. BISHOP O’CONNELL: Location as a character. I travel a lot for my day job and because the jobs tend to be longer term, I get a chance to explore new towns all over the country. There’s something special about […]

The Real Reason You Shouldn't Pee In the Pool 

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Peeing in the public pool is gross, immature, but basically harmless, right? A quick fix when you’ve really gotta go? Not exactly. In advance of the its annual summer meeting, the American Chemical Society has just released a video explaining,...Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling May Be Sellling Three Hogwarts Books, Full of Info Already on the Internet for Free [UPDATED]

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On Amazon right now there are listings for three new books under a banner called “Pottermore Presents.” They look like three themed volumes of writings from J.K. Rowling about the world of Harry Potter collected from the site. Read more...

REVIEW: IDW Star Trek 50th Anniversary Cover Celebration

Release includes introduction by writer Mike Johnson and 50 covers for 50 years of Star Trek. Star Trek comics covers featured in the 50th anniversary collection: “No writer wants to admit it, but a cover can make or break you.” Chronicler...Show More Summary

A Secret Avenger May Make His Way Into Doctor Strange

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Aquaman’s writer gives a few hints about the setting of the film. Gabriel Luna talks about becoming Robbie Reyes for Agents of SHIELD. Powerless has lost one of its showrunners. Plus, Doctor Who casting and another look at Gotham’s new Poison Ivy. To me, my Spoilers! Read more...

Here's One of the Best Deals We've Seen on Philips' Life-Changing Wake-Up Light

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a good deal on Philips’ life-changing wake-up lights, so if you’re not among the 20,000+ Gawker media readers who have already pulled the trigger, the entry level model just dropped to $46, or within a few cents of the best price we’ve ever seen. Read more...

STAR TREK BEYOND Hits the Red Carpet in South Korea

The third film in the reboot is set to hit South Korean screens August 18. “I don’t think we’ve ever been received quite the same way anywhere in the world,” Chris Pine told reporters at the news conference heralding his, Zachary Quinto,...Show More Summary

Freeform's Alternate-History Military Drama (With Witches) Sounds Totally Nuts

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Freeform—the network formerly known as ABC Family, but now with license to be more racy than anything with the word “Family” in it—is developing a new drama that sounds completely nuts. Maybe in a good way? It involves witches, warfare, and an alternate-history timeline—and its exec producers include Adam McKay and Will Ferrell. Read more...

M.O.P.Z. Is the Most Frantically Bizarre Comedy About a Janitor and a Robot You Will Ever See

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you missed Todd Rohal’s M.O.P.Z. when it aired on Adult Swim, here it is for your brain-exploding pleasure. Put very simply, it’s about a lovelorn school janitor who (tries to) invent a robot helper—and it would be weird enough even without being shown entirely in fast-forward, “because we know you’re busy.” Read more...

August 16, 2016: The next episode of Dark Matter, “Stuff To Steal, People To Kill” is gonna be bonkers!

“Stuff To Steal, People To Kill” is one of my top two favorite episodes of Dark Matter’s second season.  It combines many of the things I love: humor, high stakes, character insights, surprising reveals, and long overdue payoffs (a couple stretching as far back as our very first episode!).  It’s pretty bananas and a lot of fun! […]

After Justice League, Cyborg Will Join The Flash

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In November 2017’s Justice League, fans will be introduced to Ezra Miller’s Flash and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg. Four months later, the two will team up again for Flash’s solo movie. Read more...

The Writers of Gravity Falls and Guardians of the Galaxy Will Pen the Pokémon Movie

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The producers of an upcoming live-action Pokémon movie have just caught themselves two writers with lots of experience points. They’re Nicole Perlman, co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy and the upcoming Captain Marvel, along with Alex Hirsch, the creator of Disney’s hit show Gravity Falls. Read more...

Stranger Things Has Never Looked More Adorable Than in This Fan Art

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Since its debut on Netflix, Stranger Things has taken over the world. Seemingly everywhere you go people are talking about the show, and artists have taken it upon themselves to reinterpret the characters in their own, fun ways. For our money, though, this is as good as it gets. Read more...

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