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In Which I Select a Current GOP Presidential Candidate to Vote For, 2015 Edition

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Four years ago this month, I took a look at the field of Republican candidates for the office of President of the United States and ranked them, from the one I would be least likely to vote for to the one I would be most likely to, if it came to that, (i.e., if a […]

November 23, 2015: YOUR Ishida Imperial Shuttle!

Last week, I asked you all to play producers by assisting me in selecting the design for the Ishida Imperial shuttle (to be introduced in season 2). There were 11 options to choose from, all skillfully conceived and illustrated by artist Bartol Rendulic under the direction of Dark Matter Production Designer Ian Brock. Between this blog, Facebook, […]

Red Shirt Diaries: The Return of The Archons

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

In the latest episode of The Red Shirt Diaries, Lieutenant Sulu has returned from a planet and is acting very strange. Ensign...

Abrams Loves His Lens Flares

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Fans watching any J.J. Abrams movie have noticed that the director is rather fond of lens flares. Abrams explained why he uses...

Elba Star Trek Beyond Character Speculation

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

A Vanity Fair interview with Idris Elba is sure to set fans speculating again. In the interview, Elba spoke about his preparation...

This Perfect Snowpiercer Poster Takes You All The Way To The Front of the Train

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Snowpiercer, the action-packed 2014 dystopian drama, is jam-packed with evocative imagery. The train against the snowy countryside, the radically different cars on the train, as well as the battles that happen on it. Choosing a single moment for a poster is tough. Which is why artist JC Richard didn’t choose just one. Read more...

The Space Subplot on The Last Man On Earth is Setting Up Something Big

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No matter what happens with the crew back on terra firma on The Last Man on Earth, I find the scenes up in space more fascinating. This week, for only the second time this season, Jason Sudeikis made an appearance as astronaut Mike Miller, Tandy’s brother—and even a mention of Mike totally changes everything. Read more...

Welcome to the Animal DMV in This Hilarious New Zootopia Trailer

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The idea of Zootopia is both incredibly simple and insanely difficult to get your mind around. It’s set in a world where animals live, walk and dress like humans. Okay, but what does that mean? A new trailer, with a scene we can all relate to, gives you a great idea. Read more...

Into the Badlands: These Characters Kick Ass, But Need More Personality

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I’m really digging AMC’s Into the Badlands for its hypnotizing, gorgeous skirmishes. But these acrobatic, limb-chopping warriors need to be showing a bit more personality—otherwise, we’re never going to care if the good guys get sliced to ribbons or not. Read more...

Our Visit to the Mind-Blowingly Realistic Spaceship Sets of Syfy's The Expanse

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last night, Syfy released the first episode of The Expanse, its space opera based on James S.A. Corey’s novels, and everyone learned what we’ve known for months : This show is going to blow your mind. We visited the set back in May, and here’s what we saw. Read more...

HBO Teases Game of Thrones' Worst Kept Secret in a New Poster

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is a spoiler alert. So is this. And this. This makes four spoiler alerts. Seriously, by clicking on this article, you acknowledge that you understand the risks herein, okay? No one is allowed to complain about being spoiled. Read more...

Watch the Team Behind Kaptara Create the World's Silliest Villains

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The fifth issue of Kaptara, one of our favorite sci-fi comic books of the year, is out this week, and within it is a spectacular array of villains under Villektra’s command. But that horde of evil had to come from somewhere—and we’ve got an exclusive video of Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod’s process behind creating the ensemble. Read more...

The Librarians Saves the Library, Bores the Hell Out of Us

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In The Librarians “And the Hollow Men,” we, sigh, spent most of the time on Flynn and Baird’s relationship with him. An electron microscope could not find how little I care about either. Read more...

On The Walking Dead, It's Time for the Alexandrians to Save Rick

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Remember how last week I begged for The Walking Dead to get on with it ? Well, this week I got my wish in an episode full of some much-anticipated answers, some great characters moments (amidst some shocking stupidity and assholery), and one hell of a cliffhanger for next week’s fall finale. Read more...

Rey and Finn Go on the Run in the First Clip From Star Wars: The Force Awakens

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sure, if you’ve been following along with all the trailers and TV spots, you’ve probably seen a good 5-to-10 minutes or so of The Force Awakens already. You’re about to see another 15 seconds on top of that, though, with the first official clip from the movie making its way to the web late last night! Read more...

John Hurt Battles the Daleks in a New Clip From His Doctor Who Audio Adventures

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve only seen a brief snippet of John Hurt’s Time-War-ravaged incarnation of the Doctor, just his appearance in Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary in 2013. But next month, that’s going to change, with the release of the first in a series of War Doctor Audio plays —and you can hear Hurt in action right now! Read more...

More Star Wars Merchandise Hints At Some New Force Awakens Details!

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Iron Fist show is still happening, according to Marvel. Get a look at Wonder Woman’s emblem in Batman v Superman. Steven Moffat discusses the moments that lead up to Doctor Who’s latest climax. Plus, a look at Galavant’s second season, and a familiar face returns to Arrow. To Me, My Spoilers! Read more...

Reviewing “Uncanny”

A story about emerging consciousness wrapped as a noir psychological thriller, Uncanny toys with the notions of humanity and emotions while bringing up a handful of other uncomfortable behaviors. Warning: there are harsh opinions and likely some spoilers involved regarding the ending of this film, so proceed accordingly.   [Read more...]

Andy Serkis Wants YOU To Be In War Of The Planet Of The Apes

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Earlier this week, word dropped of a ‘Special Announcement’ regarding War of the Planet of the Apes, leading everyone to guess that it was an early teaser. That’s not the case: they announced a contest to be in the movie as an ape. Read more...

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