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TV News Wrap Up: Donald Glover Voicing Spider-Man, ‘The Blacklist’ & More

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

'Mythbusters' drops three of its stars; Paul Reubens (Pee-wee's Playhouse) joins 'The Blacklist' season 2; Donald Glover to voice Spider-Man; and more.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Set Photos Tease a Major Storyline

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

New set photos from the Croatia shooting location of 'Game of Thrones' season 5 reveal the appearance of a major storyline from a later novel.

New ‘Batman V Superman’ Set Photos Tease Story Details & Easter Egg

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

As production on 'Batman V Superman' continues, more set photos hint at potential plot beats and a comic book easter egg.

?What's So Bad About Hating The Daleks, Anyway?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Tonight's Doctor Who episode is the third or fourth Dalek story in a row where the focus is on the Doctor's unreasonable hatred for his foes. (It's also the third or fourth Dalek story to rely on a weird gimmick, as if the Daleks are kind of played out.) But what's wrong with hating the Daleks? Read more...

August 30, 2014: BBQstorm! Then, rainstorm!

Akemi and I were in Vancouver’s Gastown area today and happened to come across a BBQ Festival featuring pit and grill offerings from about a dozen local eateries.  Also coleslaw.  And rain.  Lots of rain… BTW – Vancouver does a TERRIBLE job of getting the word out about these types of events.  I can only […]

SR Geek Picks: Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Incredibles,’ Henry Cavill’s Superman Ice Bucket Challenge & More

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

If Christopher Nolan had directed 'The Incredibles'; Henry Cavill takes the ice bucket challenge in his 'Batman v Superman' costume; selfie rehab; and more.

Will Forte Talks ‘MacGruber 2? Script Status

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

While promoting the new film 'Life of Crime,' Will Forte provides a script update on the long-awaited 'MacGruber 2.'

Guardians Of The Galaxy Is Now The Highest Grossing Movie Of 2014

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Marvel franchise critics once called too-minor and too-goofy to succeed has upped the ante yet again. Guardians of the Galaxy has surpassed The Lego Movie and Captain America: The Winter Soldier to become the highest-grossing movie of the year at the domestic box office. Read more...

Astronomers Discover A Planetary Impact Outside Our Own Solar System

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In a study published in the latest issue of Science, a stronomers led by graduate student Huan Meng, of the University of Arizona in Tucson, announced the discovery of remains of a mammoth planetary collision. Read more...

Online Dating Is Hard – Just Ask These Animals

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Anyone who's tried online dating will tell you: Putting your best-self out there can be tough, even on the Internet. Turns out this is especially true for members of the animal kingdom, as this webcomic from the always-excellent Rosemary Mosco (previously ) reveals. Read more...

The Moon Landing Went Far Better Than the Practice Landing

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Just months before the first moon landing, Neil Armstrong was squeezing in a few more practice landings. In an altogether disconcerting turn of events, the lunar lander exploded during practice. Read more...

You Can Now Access All Of Richard Feynman's Physics Lectures For Free

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Richard Feynman was famous for his engaging physics lectures. Some footage of these lectures does exist, but they are most famously preserved in The Feynman Lectures. The three-volume set may be the most popular collection of physics books ever written, and now you can access it online, in its entirety, for free. Read more...

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Is Now The Highest Grossing Movie Of The Year

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Goodthingshappentogoodmovieswithgreattalkingracoons.GuardiansoftheGalaxy addedanother$3.8milliontoitsboxofficetotallastnight(anotherwayofphrasingthat:$3.8millionworthofpeopledidn’tpaytoseeSinCity2),givingtheMarvelmovieagrandtotalof$262.1million,orenoughtopassCaptainAmerica:TheWinterSoldierasthehighestgrossingmovieof2014atthedomesticboxoffice.

Do You Really Want To Live Forever?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The average human lifespan is increasing at a rate of around five hours a day. Meanwhile, "longevity startups" have become a thing. According to one aging expert, life extension is the biggest change confronting humanity in the 21st century. Are we prepared for this change? Do we even want it? Read more...

Syfy Cancels ‘The Wil Wheaton Project’

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

After only being on the air for 18 weeks, Wil Wheaton's talk show 'The Wil Wheaton' project has been canceled by SyFy.

There Is A Tiny Donald Glover Easter Egg Hidden In Amazing Spider-Man

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Donald Glover got to voice one Spider-Man, Miles Morales, but he also turns up in The Amazing Spider-Man in a very small way. Even Peter Parker is a Glover fan. Read more...

View From the Hotel Window, 8/30/14: Decatur, GA

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

The window overlooks an inner courtyard. The people you see in it are probably authors, here for the Decatur Book Festival. It’s very festive! My event is at 4:15 in the Decatur Recreational Center Gym. Come by. It’ll be tons of fun. Tomorrow: Home for Labor Day. Family! Laundry! Sleep! Hooray!

What Time is It in the Universe?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Check your watch. What time is it? But wait, you've actually been moving and accelerating, and according to Einstein, everything's relative. So what time is it really? It all depends… Read more...

‘Escape from New York’ Remake Actor Shortlist Includes Charlie Hunnam?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

A recent report suggests a new shortlist of actors - including Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) - that may play Snake Plissken in a team-based remake of ‘Escape from New York.'

NASA Sets A 2018 Launch Date For The Rocket That Will Take Us To Mars

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Three years after its unveiling, NASA managers have approved the development of the rocket that will carry astronauts into deep space. Called the Space Launch System (SLS), the heavy-lift rocket will be the most powerful ever built, and is designed to launch the next generation of space explorers to deep-space worlds well beyond Earth's moon. Read more...

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