The Walking Dead comic has been around for over a decade now. The behemoth series has yielded over a whopping 156 issues so far, and of course, shambled into alternate mediums with seven seasons of the Walking Dead show. But according to Kirkman, at one point the comic was going to be a lot shorter than it currently…
An on-going excavation of a Swedish warship sunk in the 17th century recently yielded quite the haul. The newly found treasure includes gold coins, a diamond ring, and a 340-year-old pot of cheese. Truly, the ocean is full of wonders.
Most of Comic-Con is spent either waiting in line or huddled in crowded rooms, so the chance to see a live reading of an Archer episode aboard a yacht docked just behind the convention center was a welcome diversion. The entire cast of FX’s animated secret agent/drug kingpin/private-detective series was there, with…
It’s 2016, and things are looking pretty grim. As prognosticators of the future, io9 is here to assess the present, and remind everyone that as bad things are, they can always get much, much worse—and they are much, much worse in mirror universes and parallel worlds. Here are 16 alternate realities that make the…
Last Monday, I woke up to a series of strange, muffled noises next to me.
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Yes, that’s Mole Man doing the ol’ trilby hat-tip and courtly creep-bro greeting. Genius like that which you see above is why The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is one of Marvel’s best comics.
We’re not saying it’s aliens, but a team of scientists has just discovered a glowing purple orb at the bottom of the ocean, and if you’ve ever seen The Abyss, I think you know how this will end.
We knew from the outset that Netflix’s supernatural thriller Stranger Things was going to pay a healthy debt to the 80's. Throw a few sci-fi and body horror greats into a blender, add a dose of sobbing Winona Ryder and a dash of kale to make it taste like 2016, and you’ve arrived. It’s a smoothie, but holy hell is it…
Michael Fassbender promises scares for Alien: Covenant. Agent Coulson’s robo-hand is getting some upgrades on Agents of SHIELD. Echo Kellum says he’ll be suiting up in Arrow season five. Plus, more details on the plans for the CW’s big DC show crossover event, and new looks at Wonder Woman and MacGyver. Spoilers Now!
Here’s a silly fun experiment to do the next time you’re at the Hoover Dam: try and pour a bottle of water over the dam. Instead of flowing downward like water almost always does, the water actually flies up and flows upward because of the super strong draft.
Akiva Goldsman, Oscar-winning screenwriter of A Beautiful Mind (also the screenwriter of non-Oscar winners like Batman Forever, I Am Legend, and I, Robot) has been hired to adapt Isaac Asmov’s 1953 scifi murder mystery The Caves of Steel for the big screen. He is the third writer to take a crack at the tale for Fox.
Well, that’s not bad. There’s a bit of prop help to recreate Pikachu’s body and ears—but the transformation from human face to Pikachu is all done with makeup applied on the fly by Chrisspy. It’s kind of scary how much she ends up looking like that cute little Pokémon.
Oprah Winfrey is the first big name to join Ava DuVernay’s Disney film based on Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, which is being adapted by Frozen’s Jennifer Lee. This isn’t a huge surprise, really—Winfrey was in Selma, DuVernay’s highly-acclaimed previous feature, so it makes sense they’d team up again.
Last month, we saw what happened when a neural network was tasked with scripting a scifi short—a dazzlingly weird mess. Now, there’s Impossible Things, a horror movie that was written with equal parts human and machine input, with the goal of making the scariest film ever. And it is scary—but maybe not in the intended…