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How to Build an Adorable Baby Groot Puppet That Hangs Out on Your Shoulder

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Already one of the more popular characters from the original Guardians of the Galaxy movie, the sequel introduces a baby version of Groot so cute he might as well have been engineered in a lab as the perfect toy-selling tool. So why not build your own, like Caleb Kraft did, who now has a tiny animated baby Groot… Read more...

“Power Rangers” in San Diego

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : Slice of SciFi

Demonstrating their utter coolness, three cast members – Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin and Dacre Montgomery - from the upcoming Saban’s Power Rangers movie, by Lionsgate, set aside time to hold a meet and greet at Palm Court just inside theShow More Summary

You Won't Be Able to Stop Listening to This Remix Made From Harry Potter Sound Effects

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Instead of digging through crates of old records looking for samples, Eclectic Method relies on pop culture to assemble its catchy electronic tracks. The group’s latest earworm borrows sounds and footage from the eight Harry Potter films, weaving them into a mindless ditty you’re probably not going to be able to stop… Read more...

Tabletop S04E04: Tiny Epic Galaxies

I shouldn’t like this game, because how successful you are at a thing is usually determined by the roll of some dice … and yet, I really, really like it. […]

One of Batman: The Animated Series' Best Episodes Comes to Life in This Card Game

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Trying to choose your favorite episode of Bruce Timm and Paul Dini’s Batman: The Animates Series isn’t easy, but “Almost Got ‘Im”, where Gotham’s villains trade stories about almost defeating Batman over a game of poker, is often considered one of the best. Now this specific episode has been transformed into a new… Read more...

Adam Savage Geeks Out Over Ghost in the Shell's Robot Geishas

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A visually-rich film like Ghost in the Shell that’s filled with futuristic sets and cyborg characters could have easily relied on green screens and digital effects to bring its entire world to life. But as Adam Savage discovered at a recent visit to Weta Workshop, the film version of the iconic manga still turned to… Read more...

Watch ILM Turn New York City Into a Giant Twisted Knot for Doctor Strange

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Oscars are a little over a week away, which means we’re finally getting a bunch of peeks at the visual effects behind 2016’s biggest blockbusters, including Doctor Strange. Here’s how Industrial Light & Magic twisted New York City into a giant mind-melting knot that would have impressed M.C. Escher. Read more...

I Want to Visit This 145,000-Piece Lego Jurassic Park Roller Coaster

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Modern genetics still hasn’t brought us the dinosaur-filled theme park that Michael Crichton first envisioned back in 1990. So Lego master James Burrows built his own using 125,000 bricks to create an entire Jurassic Park theme park you’ll wish you could actually line up for. Read more...

The Lego Batman Movie Soundtrack Makes Its Play For the Next 'Everything is Awesome'

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While it’s hard to imagine anything that could reach the infectious, earworm-y highs of The Lego Movie’s ‘Everything is Awesome’, some newly-released tracks from The Lego Batman Movie try very hard. And also allegedly feature Alfred Pennyworth shredding a guitar in a rather radical fashion. Read more...

Tabletop Season Four: Monarch

It’s finally here! Tabletop is back on YouTube, where anyone can watch it how and when they want! Yay! We return with Monarch, a delightful game that I just loved […]

A Quick Reminder That The Expanse Has Some of the Most Badass Female Characters on TV

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Expanse is returning next week, and Syfy is ramping up the hype with its promos—including one simply titled “Why Fans Love The Expanse,” and a recap of season one performed by cats. Most recently, “The Powerful Women of The Expanse” offers a reminder of how badass the show’s female characters really are. Read more...

How to Build a Lifesize RoboCop ED-209 Costume You'll Want to Wear All Year Round

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The talented filmmakers—or should that be, remakers— at Ghostlight recently reshot the 1987 Paul Verhoeven masterpiece, RoboCop. But since they didn’t have a million dollar Hollywood budget, they had to build all of the film’s props and practical effects themselves, including this impressive ED-209 costume. Read more...

Watch The Ring Girl Crawl Out of an Electronics Store TV to Terrify Shoppers

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Shopping for a new TV is already a hassle. Trying to decide what size to get, and what features you need, all while dealing with a pushy sales clerk, is bad enough. So the last thing you want exasperating the ordeal is a mild heart attack when a store’s demo model becomes a portal to a nightmarish otherworld. Read more...

Because it’s a FAQ: 2-Player Tabletop Games

A few times a week, I am asked by couples to recommend some two player Tabletop games for them to play. This is a very short, totally non-exhaustive list of (mostly […]

January 9, 2017: A day off! Let’s hit the mailbag!

My single day off this weekend happened to be the coldest day of the this winter so far.  Time to break out the big coat, scarf and, dare I say it, hat! A BIG week ahead on the Dark Matter front.  Production continues on Episode 303 with director Steve DiMarco calling the shots while prep also continues […]

WATCH: Doug Jones Talks “Star Trek: Discovery”, How To Pronounce ‘Lt. Saru’

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi :

With the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery only a few months away and filming to start later this month, we get our first interview with Doug Jones on the new alien character of Lt. Saru. As the show hasn’t even begun filming yet (filming should start later this month, according to Jones), there is not much to be said about what Discovery will bring. Show More Summary

this soylent green is not people

Every day last week, I had a light night followed by an early morning. I averaged 6 hours of sleep, so when the alarm went off earlier today so I […]

CBS and Alcatel Reveal First “Star Trek: Discovery” Ad Tie-in With 360° Video

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi :

Alcatel, a large North American mobile phone manufacturer, has partnered with CBS Interactive to debut what they are calling a “VR experience” at major tech conference CES 2017. The 360° video is hosted on CBS’s YouTube channel and is...Show More Summary

“In time, a new hope will emerge.”

We dropped out of hyperspace somewhere near the edge of the outer rim. I was looking at the scanner, so I was the first to see the freighter. It was […]

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