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Star-Lord's Helmet and Thor's Hammer Get Their Own Excellent, Reasonably Priced Role-Play Gear

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

At last year’s Toy Fair Hasbro made it a lot easier for Marvel fans to live out their superhero fantasies without requiring an Avengers-sized budget. The company’s detailed but affordable role-play line is expanding this year with two new accessories for Thor fans, and those who wish they could join the Guardians of… Read more...

American Horror Story's Next Season Will Be About the Most Terrifying Thing Imaginable: The 2016 Election

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On the plus side, showrunner Ryan Murphy didn’t make us spend months guessing what the new season’s theme was going to be. Unfortunately, now that we know, we’re going to be nauseous every time we think about it. Read more...

Intriguing New Details About Finn's Role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Plus, a wild rumor about Tom Hardy’s alleged cameo in the film. Gore Verbinksi reflects on his attempt to make a Bioshock movie. Witness X-23's origins in a graphic new Logan video. Plus, casting details for Black Lightning, Thanos’ motivation in Avengers: Infinity War, and new pictures from Supergirl. Spoilers Get! Read more...

Tidy Cat Meets Messy Rat in This Adorable Odd-Couple Animation

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Living with someone can be a challenge—especially, as with the protagonist of Chintis Lundgren’s Life with Herman H. Rott, you’re a giant rat who’s well settled in his loud, messy, boozy ways. But even the biggest slob can improve with the right motivation, which for Herman comes in the form of the world’s tidiest cat. Read more...

Female-Fronted Horror Anthology XX Finds the Dread in Domesticity 

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Four talented female writer-directors and one animator contribute segments to horror anthology XX, all decidedly female-centric stories driven by powerful female performances. That said, absolutely anyone who prefers the unsettling creep of dread to predictable jump scares will enjoy this one. Read more...

Somehow Australia's Favorite Song to Bump Uglies to Is Star Wars' 'Cantina Band'

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Star Wars is sexy, sure. But I’d still question the logic of anyone who decides to have sex while listening to a band that specializes in what was once called “jizz music.” Read more...

February 15, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 54 of 91!

“Is your dog relaxing or in distress?”asked the receptionist, prompting Akemi and I to swing a look over to the shiba inu sprawled out on the floor by a row of seats at the back. “Relaxing,”replied her owner.  “She hasn’t eaten in five days.” Five days?!!!  If any of my dogs skipped a single meal, […]

Why the Most Controversial 2020 Mars Rover Landing Site Is Also the Most Exciting

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After much anticipation, NASA has finally released a shortlist of landing sites for its Mars rover mission slated for July 2020. The three finalists are Northeast Syrtis, which may have been warmed by volcanic activity, the Jezero Crater, which could be the remnants of a Martian lake, and Columbia Hills, which NASA’s… Read more...

Warner Bros Has Made the Awful Decision to Approach Mel Gibson to Helm Suicide Squad 2

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Warner Bros and DC continue to make sarcastically amazing directorial choices. They’ve reportedly sought out Mel Gibson, the guy who’s gone on anti-Semitic rants and said he wanted his ex-girlfriend to get gang-raped, as the person they’d like to direct the next Suicide Squad movie. Read more...

Get a Look at Korra and Asami's First Date in the New Legend of Korra Comic

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ever since they held hands and entered our hearts as “Korrasami” in the Korra series finale, we’ve been dying to see what was next for Republic City’s best couple—and that’s meant waiting forever to see the arrival of Dark Horse’s first-ever Korra comic. Now we’ve got the first pages from the book, and it’s everything… Read more...

Ethan Embry Gets Possessed in the First Trailer for The Devil's Candy

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If the title The Devil’s Candy kind of rings a bell, that’s because the horror film starring Ethan Embry and Shiri Appleby debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015 and we wrote about it back when we saw The Witch. Now, after over a year of waiting, the first trailer is here. Read more...

10 Things We Desperately Want to See in Philip Pullman's Follow-Up to His Dark Materials

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

With the announcement that the long-awaited follow-up to His Dark Materials will be hitting bookshelves this October, we’ve dredged up every buried thought about Philip Pullman’s universe we’ve kept inside for 17 years. Now we’re letting loose with some thoughts about everything we that think should be in the new… Read more...

Breaking Down the Origins of the Power Rangers Comic's Evil New Ranger

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Late last year, Boom Studio’s excellent Power Rangers comic dropped a huge bombshell with the reveal of a brand new ranger—an evil one to boot. The layers of mystery around Lord Drakkon have slowly been removed over the last few issues, and today’s new issue gives the story of how he came to be. We spoke to series… Read more...

Source Code Perfectly Captures the Claustrophobic Horror of Surveillance State Science

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Source Code keeps you guessing as to what kind of movie it is until you’re halfway through it, and that is just one of the things that makes it wonderful and heartbreaking. Read more...

Logan Clip Teases X-23's Brutal Origins

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A new “found footage” clip leading up to Logan’s release gives us a birds-eye view of what the hell happened to X-23... and it’s not pretty. Read more...

New Books and ARCs, 2/15/17

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Here’s a super-sized stack of new books and ARCs that arrived over the last couple of days to the Scalzi Compound. I just know there’s something calling to you from the stack. Tell us what it is in the comments!

COMIC REVIEW – Star Trek: Boldly Go #5

Jaylah takes center stage as Mike Johnson reveals her background, how she came to be on Altamid, and what exactly went down between her father and Manas.

The Sons of Batman and Superman Make a Brilliant Team

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Damian Wayne and Jonathan Kent have got their own comic now, thanks to this week’s arrival of Super Sons. It’s everything you want out of a team-up from one of the most delightful little shits in DC comics, and the perfect straight man in the form of the kid of steel himself—in fact, it might even be a better team up… Read more...

This Summer, Disney Is Getting a Marvel Theme Park Makeover

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Years have passed since Disney bought Marvel, and while the resulting movies have already been a huge success, on May 27, Marvel’s invasion of the Disney theme parks officially begins. Read more...

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