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Timelapse Footage of Tornado-Spewing Storms Is a Sneak Peek at the Apocalypse

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you didn’t grow up in the American Midwest, you’ve probably never truly experienced the fury of a tornado-spewing summer thunderstorm. Wedding photographer Mike Olbinski spends his spare time chasing those storms, and edited 60,000 frames worth of timelapses into this six-minute montage called Vorticity that will leave you with a new respect for Mother Nature. Read more...

New Star Trek roller coatser! And other theme park updates

Behold, a future Star Trek adventure in the making! That building site pictured is the site of Star Trek: Operation Enterprise, a new Star Trek themed roller coaster which will open in Movie Park Germany next year.The roller coasterShow More Summary

Simon Pegg Talks Trek Tech, Kirk v. Picard, Meeting James Doohan, And More

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi :

Interviewing Simon Pegg looks like an awful lot of fun. Pegg sat down with Popular Science Magazine in May and gave them an earful about everything from warp drive to on-ship pizza delivery. He talks about his favorite piece of technology, explains warp drive, and answers the classic question about who’d win a fight, Kirk or Picard. Show More Summary

High-Speed Footage of a Mad Scientist Holding an Explosion in His Bare Hands

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you’ve ever built your own potato gun, you probably don’t think twice about the explosions that launch the projectile—mostly because they’re hidden within it. But SmarterEveryDay’s Dustin built his potato cannon out of clear plastic so when filmed with a high-speed camera at 20,000 frames per second, the explosions are revealed. And they’re terrifying. Read more...

Drone Footage Inside a 19th Century Church Looks Too Incredible to Be Real

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The talented pilots and cinematographers of France’s BigFly skillfully piloted a camera-equipped drone through the sanctuary of the 137-year-old Église Saint-Louis de Paimbœuf. Given the church is filled with priceless art and architecture, the skills needed to ensure the drone didn’t hit anything are easily as impressive as the stunning footage they captured. Read more...

Killjoys is Getting Some Snazzy New Opening Credits

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There wasn’t anything particularly wrong with the opening credits for Killjoys—it was a fun, pop-fueled retro introduction to the show. However, for season 2, the show is going with an eye-popping new introduction. Read more...

June 18, 2016: Melissa O’Neil, Dark Matter’s TWO, Answers YOUR Questions!

THIS is the blog entry you’ve all been waiting for.  Melissa O’Neil, Dark Matter’s TWO, answers YOUR questions.  And there are A LOT of them so let’s not waste anytime and get to it. But first, let me just say this about the lovely Melissa.  I remember watching her very first audition for the role of the […]

Reviewing “Finding Dory”

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : Slice of SciFi

Per those that should know, Finding Nemo is Pixar’s third highest grossing movie to date. Meaning that expectations are high for its 10-years later follow-up, Finding Dory. But is it worth the wait? Pretty much, yes.   [Read more......

Shuttle Pod: The Podcast Episode 19 – Gary Berman of Creation Entertainment

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi :

This week, the Shuttle Pod crew welcome a very special guest: Gary Berman, co-CEO of Creation Entertainment, known to Star Trek fans for running some of the biggest Star Trek conventions in the world (including, of course, the annual Las Vegas convention). Show More Summary

At Last, You Can Own the Moon Monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey 

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I’m not a huge toy collector. I generally exercise my nerd muscles in other ways, like re-watching certain films over and over, including 2001: A Space Odyssey. But this recreation of 2001's iconic monolith may make me reconsider—though it’s $300, a sum that would probably buy an unlimited supply of bush babies. Read more...

STAR TREK BEYOND ‘Kelvin Pod’ On Display at HP Discover Conference in Las Vegas

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi :

Last week, Hewlett Packard announced they have teamed up with Paramount to bring futuristic new tech to Star Trek Beyond, and this past weekend, we got a closer look at some of the designs and their onscreen implementation. At HP’s annual...Show More Summary

Fan Spotlight: Taking Star Trek Into A Little Used Frontier

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi :

San Francisco Trekker and animator produces his own weekly original Star Trek comic strip. Exploding as a merchandising phenomenon in 1977, most do not realize that Star Wars was not the first science fiction franchise to capitalize on its popularity among its fans. Show More Summary

13 Terrifically Terrible Sci-Fi Movies to Watch on a Long Weekend

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You know that great line from Party Down: “I’m into hard sci-fi. Fantasy is bullshit.” That’s me. Read more...

Vanilla Ice and the Original Movie Ninja Turtles Invaded the TMNT2 Premiere 

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You’d be hard pressed to come up with a more ’90s moment than the end of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze. Well, at least until this week, when attendees of the premiere for the latest Turtles movie sequel did a little time travel for a reunion of stars not seen since that seminal 1991 movie. Read more...

oh, woe is we, the irony!

Yesterday, I had the brilliant idea to drink two cups of matcha tea at 4pm. I have a little matcha set, and I enjoy the whole ritual and experience around […]

Just Look at These Photorealistic Game of Thrones Pancakes 

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve seen Beatles pancakes . We’ve seen Rick and Morty pancakes. We’ve even seen How To Basic parody the phenomenon of pancake art. As internet trends go, this one is on the wane, but we’d be remiss not to point of how incredible these Game of Thrones characters look as breakfast food. Read more...

The First Episode of The Walking Dead Creator's Scary New Show Is Streaming Online Now

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Outcast is the spooky new show from Robert Kirkman, best-known for creating The Walking Dead. It airs on Cinemax starting June 3, but the first episode is now available for viewing on a variety of platforms, including YouTube, Facebook and HBO and Cinemax’s On Demand services. Read more...

The Evolution of Wolverine in Movies and TV Shows

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Wait, there was a Wolverine on screen before Hugh Jackman? No one is really sure. Hugh Jackman’s dominance of the character in the movies makes this evolution of Wolverine video from Burger Fiction seem like a look into how well he’s aged and how buff he’s gotten. Show More Summary

Legendary Doctor Who Writer Paul Cornell Is Bringing the Third Doctor to Comics

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Six Doctors down, six Doctors to go for Titan’s Doctor Who comics. With tales featuring Doctors 4, 8, and 9 through 12 already coming out from the company, it’s time for even more Time Lord action in the form of Jon Pertwee’s dandy scientist (and Venusian aikido expert), the Third Doctor. Read more...

Wonderfully Weird Short Film Mixes Together Alfred Hitchcock and Star Wars

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fabrice Mathieu turned Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest into a film that includes Star Wars characters and it’s totally bizarre and so weird that... I kind of like it? I mean, it’s just stupid fun to see Cary Grant run away from a TIE fighter, and stare at R2-D2, and wonder where in the hell he is with all this technology from a galaxy far, far away. Read more...

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