Blaster artwork by Miles Donovan.It's no accident that the hero of I Am Number Four has a number instead of a name. He's a cipher. One of the most generic heroes ever created, he has absolutely nothing to distinguish him from every other rebellious/angsty teenage hero ever. And he's the perfect hero for this "alien…
Ah, October. The nights are cooler, the stars are brighter, Caprica and Fringe are back on the air, and new trailers for Monsters and Skyline are debuting. Also, Gotham City by way of Van Gogh. Enjoy.
What's cooking in io9's lab? We had our Mad Science Week and talked about air particles and computer viruses and futurism. We also remembered the time Captain Janeway turned into an amphibian by flying in a spaceship too fast. WHOA.
This week, True Blood wrapped up, subatomic particles remained perplexing, and Panzer 88 showed us Nazis versus eldritch nasties. Oh, and here's Neil Gaiman as a furry version of himself from the October 25 episode of PBS kids' show Arthur.
What happened on io9 this week? A conversation with Resident Evil's Paul W.S. Anderson and retrofuturism from the New York Times circa 1909. Also, here's a video of a guy having a bad trip at a screening of 2001. Enjoy.
Wotta week that was. You talked with Peter Wingfield of Highlander, those damn dirty apes invaded San Francisco, and physics had to explain an impossible soccer kick. Also, here's a massive trailer for almost every film of the modern age!
What a week! We kicked off Science Fiction 101 to share our love of all things scifi. We also talked to Eli Roth and pondered exorcisms and piranha-induced castrations. Finally, here's a totally baffling kaiju dance video just because!
It may be sultry out, but we feel a nip of fall in the air. That's why we rounded up the best TV coming your way autumn 2010, as well as other scifi goodies that made a splash this week.
Oh look, it's Bryan Lee O'Malley's interpretation of Emma Frost. How ribald! The White Queen here is kicking off our best of this week, which included reflections on Max Headroom and conversations with Robert Kirkman, Jason Schwartzman, and China Miéville.
What happened in scifidom in the last seven days? The Lost DVD footage popped up, we talked to Seth Green about Star Wars, paleontologists debunked our favorite dinosaur, electrons were viewed in real-time, and more!
Oh, what a week that was. Inception put audiences in a topspin and the roaring drums of Comic Con are a-booming. Oh, and Sinestro pretended to be gay. Here are some other pieces for your consideration.
It was a busy week for science fiction. The Losties prepared their farewell cruise, The Empire Strikes Back turned 30, new cybernetic Olympic mascots were announced, and antimatter made the headlines. Read on, brutha.
What happened in scifidom this week? The great Frank Frazetta passed away, nanobots worked the assembly line, Twilight Zone Day came (and mysteriously went), and the new Inception trailer intrigued the dickens out of us.
What sort of posthuman particulars did io9 cover this week? We reviewed Iron Man 2, put a price tag on Tony's armor, discussed creepy transformations and cyborg drill penises, and talked to IM2's suit guru at Stan Winston's studio.
There was no Lost this week, but there was plenty of bizarre fungus, creepy dinosaur sculptures, pissed-off aliens, and deformed cowboys. Just like your senior prom!
What happened on io9 recently? We talked Avatar 2 with Jon Landau, Eyjafjallajökul ruined flights (but looked darn purdy), Klingons screamed at us, Earth Day flicks disappointed us, and bunch of luchadores fought Dracula. In sum, a normal week.
What happened on io9 this week? Joss Whedon nabbed Avengers (huzzah!), the io9 Commentary Twack debuted with Dune, Grant Morrison talked Batman, mysterious cryptography boggled us, and McLovin hinted at Kick-Ass 2 (and wore sweet shoes).
This gorgeous April week, Sookie Stackhouse shed her skivvies, good scifi made us cry, we talked to Eisner-nominated cartoonist Dash Shaw and Zoe Saldana, and scientists discovered Cretaceous flora and fauna encased in amber. Bottom line? Banner week!
What glimmered on io9 this week? Tons of Doctor Who news, mysterious coffins, April Fools' Day japery, M. Night Shyamalan talks The Last Airbender, and all you want to know about the Google Books settlement.