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The Templars' Plans Are Revealed in the Latest Assassin's Creed Trailer

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you’ve played any of the Assassin’s Creed games, then you’ll know it’s pretty much the same thing they do every night, Pinky: try to take over the world. Read more...

raspberry pi plus arduino equals something something

 Forgive this dumb Amazon thing. It’s part of an experiment … but STEM toys are pretty cool. When I was a kid, I loved to put together electronic project kits. I’d […]

Have Yourself a Delightfully Horrifying Christmas With This Phantasm Sphere Ornament

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is the most obviously amazing horror-object-to-holiday-ornament translation ever: the Phantasm sphere, rendered in festive, accurately gleaming silver. It’ll blend right into your Christmas tree—until you need a weapon on the fly to take down any BOYYYYY who tries to interfere with your nefarious plans. Read more...

Walt Disney World Turned Epcot's Spaceship Earth Into the Death Star

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Now that Disney owns Lucasfilm and everything Star Wars, the company’s theme parks are slowly becoming giant advertisements for the upcoming films. Which is totally cool with us if it means awesome publicity stunts like turning Epcot’s giant spherical Spaceship Earth into the Death Star—complete with a working… Read more...

At Least the Power Rangers Movie Will Keep the Original Theme Tune

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Almost everything we’ve seen from the upcoming Power Rangers movie has been about taking iconic imagery from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and making it look... weird. Some of that weird is pretty good. Some of it, less so. But now we know one awesome bit of the original show is making it over intact: the theme tune. Read more...

Watching This Multi-Armed Feather Star Swimming Freaks Me Out

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The ocean is chock full of incredibly weird creatures that couldn’t possibly exist anywhere but under the sea. Like the crinoid, more commonly known as the feather star, which uses countless flapping arms to propel itself through the water—but that’s not the weirdest part. Read more...

Open thread 215

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : Making Light

Nine years ago. It was Pakjesavond, my first here in the Netherlands. That's the night before the feast of St...

Hufflepuffs Keep Trying to Convince Us They're Cool

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The basic truth of internet-ing appears to be: If you want to make something cool, put it on YouTube. Either that, or Hufflepuffs just can’t let a damn thing go. There’s yet another Hufflepuff tribute song on YouTube, and this time it’s in rap form. Read more...

Is Captain Jellico Actually Awesome? One YouTuber Insists He Is

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi :

Is the “mean captain” from Chain of Command not really mean, but just a pushy boss? Might he actually be awesome? One YouTuber says yes. The Next Generation two-parter “Chain of Command” makes its way on to a lot of top 10 lists, with...Show More Summary

We Could Learn a Lot From This Chill Polar Bear Just Petting a Dog

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

They might look cuddly, but polar bears are vicious predators, and when hungry, aren’t particularly choosy about what they hunt. But this polar bear, up in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, wasn’t looking for a meal when it nuzzled up to this sled dog. It just wanted to pet its soft, fluffy fur. Read more...

How to Turn a BB-8 Toy Into an Authentic-Looking Movie Prop

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The marvels of modern manufacturing allow toymakers to add incredible detail to their products. But the reason the BB-8 toy you bought looks almost nothing like the BB-8 seen in The Force Awakens is because you need to add a weathered, worn finish like the film’s prop makers did. Read more...

Chris Pine Talks “Star Trek Beyond” and Ol’ Blue Eyes, Plus Plays Congress In Hilarious Video

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi :

To celebrate the release of Star Trek Beyond on DVD, Chris Pine recently spoke to NME about the movie, the legacy, and his plans for the future. Oh, and how he thinks Captain Kirk “can be a dick.” Pine is the youngest actor ever to play...Show More Summary

Watching Toy Robots Fight Over the Batmobile Is Mindless Fun

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There’s no real explanation as to why these toy Gundam robots want to steal the classic 1960s Batmobile, but by the end of this short film, by the talented stop-motion artists at YouTube’s Counter656, you won’t care. Besides, since when do you need a good reason to watch robots fight? Read more...

This Marching Band's Elaborate Halftime Show Will Make You a Comic Book Fan

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Do the students at Ohio State University who play in the marching band actually go to class? Or do any studying? Because watching this amazing college football halftime show tribute to comic book heroes makes you assume the band must have to practice 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to achieve this kind of insane precision. Read more...

Forget Cumberbatch, Check Out Weyoun As Doctor Strange

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi :

While Trek alum Benedict Cumberbatch is dazzling fans and critics as Doctor Strange, almost 25 years ago one popular Star Trek actor donned the Sorcerer Supreme’s cape – kind of. In 1992, our very own Jeffrey Combs starred in Doctor Mordrid. Show More Summary

Tabletop Season 4: LANTERNS

Well, we had to wait an infuriatingly long time, but it’s finally here! Season Four of Tabletop kicks off with Lanterns, a delightful tile-laying game that’s super easy to teach […]

Tabletop News: season four starts on November second

  Hey look, Legendary decided to release Season 4 of Tabletop tomorrow … sort of. The first two episodes of the season will be on YouTube as usual, then Legendary’s moving […]

Watch This Guy Surf Through New York City in a Brilliant Silver Surfer Costume

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last we checked, coating your body in melted silver wasn’t the safest way to dress up for Halloween. So Jesse Wellens instead enlisted the help of makeup artist Alexys Fleming to help turn him into the Silver Surfer. His impressive getup was made even cooler with a silver electric surfboard that let him cruise through the streets of New York City. Read more...

Making Oversized Baby Masks Might Be the Creepiest Thing You See This Halloween

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Besides the free candy, Halloween is supposed to be about scaring yourself silly. But don’t waste your time on horror movies, haunted houses, or ghost stories. Just watch this behind-the-scenes look at how Hyperflesh makes its oversized baby masks. You’ll be terrified of going anywhere near a daycare afterwards. Read more...

Godzilla: Resurgence's VFX Reel Shows the Hard Work of Annihilating Tokyo

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Below the surface, the Godzilla films have always served as a commentary on everything from jingoism to the perils of nuclear weapons. But most of us only watch the movies the wanton destruction of entire cities, which is even more satisfying with the advent of modern computer-generated visual effects. Read more...

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