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Is Captain Jellico Actually Awesome? One YouTuber Insists He Is

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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...

The Awesome Scifi Short Cockpit Could Become a Feature Film (With a Bit of Help)

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Back in 2011, io9 hosted the online premiere of an award-winning scifi short called Cockpit: The Rule of Engagement. Fast-forward to now, and not only does Cockpit—about space pilots battling aliens who use mind control as a powerful weapon—have nearly 800,000 views on YouTube, it’s becoming a feature film. Read more...

Doctor Who's Spinoff Class Gets Much Better When It Steps Out of the Doctor's Shadow

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Class’s first episode opens with a sequence so desperately Who-vian that you’d be forgiven for being a little surprised when the opening titles blast in with some pop rock and not the Doctor’s iconic theme song. But if the show can move past its barrage of tonal irregularities, it may end up being Doctor Who’s best spinoff yet. Read more...

Here's a Ghostbusters 'Remake' No One Could Have a Problem With

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Remember the brilliant Star Wars Snowspeeder costume that Ryan Scott Miller built around his son’s wheelchair last Halloween? He’s already managed to top himself a year later by now turning Jeremy’s wheelchair into a miniature version of the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1. This kid is getting so much candy. Read more...

New Force Awakens Deleted Scene Proves Why You Should Always Let the Wookiee Win

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

C-3PO’s sage advice to R2-D2 in A New Hope served as a terse reminder as to why you should never cross Chewbacca—but The Force Awakens nearly had a scene that would’ve reminded us of this wisdom in a much more brutal fashion, and now you can see a glimpse of it. Read more...

Let's Decide How This Battery Commercial Has Spoiled Rogue One

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Much in the vein of their Force Awakens ad from last year—you know, the one everyone freaked out about because it “revealed” that Rey was strong in the force?—Duracell’s latest advert for Rogue One focuses on the imagination of kids during play... imagination that can only be possible due to the Duracell batteries inside their Star Wars toys, of course. Read more...

It's Going to Be Heartbreaking When This Kid Has to Cut Open His Adorable Tauntaun Costume

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Clint Case apparently has aspirations of winning father of the year for 2016, and he just might clinch the title with this brilliant homemade Tauntaun Halloween costume he crafted for his son. This kid’s gonna rake in tons of candy on Halloween night, but it’s going to be a real tragedy when he has to cut that Tauntaun open and crawl inside to stay warm. Read more...

Watching This Short Animation Is Like Taking a Trip to the Mall in the 80s

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Malls were great in the 80's. Or so I hear. Big clothes. Even bigger hair. Comic book stores, record shops, arcades, and movie theaters. And a bunch of bored folks goofing around indoors because there was nothing else to do. Ah, what a carefree life those youths lived. Show More Summary

Sorry, Stranger Things Fans, Barb's Not Coming Back

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Barb was the surprise hit of Stranger Things, with tons of “Barbettes” wanting the shunned BFF to seek her vengeance in Season 2 of the hit Netflix series. Well, looks like that Jimmy Fallon sketch isn’t going to happen. Read more.....

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