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Chinese Food On Christmas Is No Longer Solely A Jewish Tradition

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is the time of year when, for American Jews such as myself, visions of Chinese plum sauce dance in my head. It's a trend that dates back decades—the Chinese food Christmas meal has been whimsically described as a sacred Jewish tradition. But, recent research reveals that it's become popular among non-Jews as well. Read more...

Into The Woods Sounds Bewitching, But It's Missing That Dark Magic

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Rob Marshall's Disney adaptation of Steven Sondheim's Into The Woods succeeds in so many things, but fails in the most important part: the heart. Read more...

Why 2014 In Video Games Was Just The Worst

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Wecometotheendofanotheryearinthevideogameindustry,andwhatayearitwas,aspublishersstruggledtofigureoutthenewconsoles,andthepeoplemakingconsolesstruggledtohavegamesontheshelvestoplayatall.Solet’ssitdown,crackopensomehealingpotions,andopenupsomeoldwounds!

Doctor Puppet's Christmas Special Is 5 Minutes Of Festive Whimsy

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Doctor Who Christmas Special is firmly entrenched as a holiday tradition now - but the arrival of a Christmas episode from Alisa Stern's Doctor Puppet is just as exciting, as The Puppet 12th Doctor and Clara land on a Planet that only appears on Christmas Day. Read more...

An Epic One-Kilometer Cliff On The Surface Of Rosetta's Comet

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While sifting through images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft of Comet 67P, an amateur British astronomer has uncovered a previously unknown vertical cliff that looks like something right out of Mordor. Read more...

Spectacular New Space Station Video Is The Ultimate Holiday Lighting

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The ESA has just released this stunning ultra high definition timelapse video, combining 12,500 images taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst during his six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. The views of sparkling cities, glowing aurorae and flashes of lightning are breathtaking. Watch it. Now. Read more...

Whatever Best of 2014

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

2014: Not exactly a vintage year in my opinion. Nevertheless, a year in which I wrote several things here worth remembering here at the end of this year’s days. This year the memorable pieces were primarily about writing, and sexism and/or discrimination, with the latter being viewed particularly through the odious nonsense of GamerGate. Show More Summary

‘Star Trek 3? Fast And Furiously Moves Forward With A Release Date

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

NowthatJustinLin,themostboring ofthepossiblechoicesParamountwasconsidering,issafelyensconcedinthedirector’schair,Paramountcanboldlygoforwardwithitsmarketingplan.Like,forexample,announcingareleasedatebeforetheyhaveascript.SowhenwillweseewhathappenswhenastudioputsareleasedateaheadofaqualityfilmintheStarTrekfranchiseagain?

Trek Paper Clips

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

A rather unique merchandise item will debut next year, courtesy of Icon Heroes. The Star Trek: The Original Series Paper Clips will arrive in the second quarter of 2015. The set of Trek-themed clips will come in a set of forty, which will include twenty NCC-1701 paper clips and twenty Delta Shield paper clips. The […]

Will Gotham's Next Supervillain Arc Feature The Riddler?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Emily Blunt explains why Into the Woods was changed from stage to screen. James Gunn gives the definitive answer about a Guardians of the Galaxy/Avengers crossover. The Walking Dead spinoff gets its female lead. And are we close to seeing an Ant-Man trailer? Spoilers now! Read more...

Mark Wahlberg Has Some News About ‘The Six Billion Dollar Man’

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

PossiblythenexthottestBack-to-Schoolitem.CollidertookpartinaroundtableinterviewwithMarkWahlbergabouthisupcomingfilmTheGambler,andsomeoneaskedhimforanupdatetothenewsthathe’sgoingtobethenextSixBillionDollarMan:We’retalkingaboutdoingSixBillionDollarMan,whichisverymuchasuperhero,butIdon’thavetowearanykindofspandexcape.

Once Upon a Time is doing a sequel to its graphic novel Shadow of the Queen.

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Once Upon a Time is doing a sequel to its graphic novel Shadow of the Queen. The sequel, due out in April 14, 2015, will be called The Darkest Past and will have "four never-before-told stories of fan favorite characters." [Bleeding Cool] Read more...

More Primate Directive covers, and concept art!

The TOS/Planet of the Apes crossover comic, The Primate Directive is cover crazy, with the latest covers revealed making the series a record breaker! Continue below for a look at the latest cover art, and concept art from the series artist Rachael Stott.ThinkGeek have added a listing for yet another variant cover of the first issue in the series. Show More Summary

Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer Are Sixtiestastic In Man From UNCLE Photo

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's been a long time since we heard anything about Guy Ritchie's big screen reboot of the 60s classic Man from U.N.C.L.E., but here we are with the first official still. I actually think Armie Hammer looks pretty great as Illya Kuryakin. Read more...

This Solar Flare Image Is Beautiful In Its Simplicity

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A solar flare peaked at 7:28 p.m. EST on December 19, and the NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory caught this image of it. It was classified as X1.8-class. X-classes are the most intense flares, with an X-2 being twice as strong as an X-1. Read more...

This Halo Spaceship Is Made Out Of $7,000 Worth Of Lego Bricks

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Pillar of Autumn is perhaps one of Halo's most iconic ships - and the impressive cruiser cuts just as commanding an image when it's made out of Lego, as Lee Jones' gigantic model shows! Read more...

Science Shows That Reindeer Are Perfect Sleigh Pullers

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On the latest episode of It's Okay To Be Smart, host Joe Hanson delves into the science behind a number of Christmas-related science quandaries. Including: Why do the lights always tangle? What's makes reindeers noses red? And what could let Santa visit every child in one night? Read more...

Acoustic Tweezers Can Rearrange Your Cells into Geometric Patterns

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Have you seen Chladni figures? They're patterns made when sand is exposed to sound waves on metal plates. They can be amazingly intricate. And now scientists could be making them with living cells. Read more...

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