The World Trade Center Transit Hub—aka The (other) Oculus—has already gone down in history as the most expensive train station, ever. The grand total was $4 billion, about twice what it was supposed to cost, and more than the skyscraper adjacent to it. But there might be another record-breaking figure associated with…
WGN America’s Manhattan ended its critically acclaimed second season with a bang — the detonation of the first nuclear bomb on July 6, 1945. As the series awaits news on whether it will be cancelled or renewed, io9 caught up with creator Sam Shaw to find out how he turned real history into drama.
We’ve been building up all season for this: Last night, Manhattan ended its second season with a stunning recreation of the historic Trinity Test 70 years ago—and one last innocent casualty of the race to build the bomb.
There’s just 48 hours left until the Trinity Test, and Charlie Isaacs must make a choice: Be a good man, or be a monster, thereby condemning tens of thousands of innocent civilians to a gruesome death. Spies are unveiled, and trusts are betrayed, in the penultimate episode of Manhattan.
The scheming and manipulation on the Hill intensify, just as the end of the war seems to be in sight, on this week’s episode of Manhattan. Various parties are seeking to insure their future prosperity once they return to civilian life, leading to a brilliant unexpected double-cross.
This week’s episode of Manhattan gives us a case study in how small compromises can eat away at a person’s integrity over time—as Jim Meeks makes a critical choice, that transforms him from well-meaning spy to true villain.
Events are on the brink of going critical on this week’s episode of Manhattan. Frank Winter tries to rally the scientific troops to his cause—and wrestles with an infamous plutonium core.
On the latest episode of Manhattan, the physicists assigned to developing the gun model design for the atomic bomb hit a major obstacle that threatens to sink the gun model for good. It’s a dilemma ripped straight from the history books, along with the eventual solution.
This week’s episode of Manhattan is all about controlling the wild card that is rogue physicist Frank Winter. Colonel Darrow tightens the screws, to reveal just how ruthless he’s prepared to be when it comes to maintaining discipline in his camp.
The physicists on the Hill face a crisis of leadership in their quest to build an atomic bomb on this week’s episode of Manhattan, as Robert Oppenheimer contemplates relinquishing the throne for love. And it makes for an interesting case study of the challenges involved in the fictional portrayal of a beloved…
The first two episodes of Manhattan season two brought explosive plot twists and intense set pieces. This week’s offering, “The Threshold,” is all about strategy, carefully moving the various chess pieces into place for the eventual endgame. And we also learned a lot more about the motives of our unlikely spy, the…
Manhattan isn’t wasting any time raising the stakes this season. Much of this week’s episode was a set piece centered on the plight of “disappeared” physicist Frank Winter as his situation goes from bad to worse. It’s entitled “Fatherland,” but the writers could just as easily have called it, “Oh, Just Give John…
WGN America’s Manhattan is basically Mad Men with atomic bombs, and it’s a brilliant show. Last night, the series returned, after an explosive season 1 finale that left viewers hanging as to the fates of several major characters. And it’s better than ever.
Lots of folks fell in love with Manhattan, or at least enough to give WGN America the impetus to renew this series for a second season. Set in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Manhattan centers around the scientists behind the atomic bomb and the families they brought with them. And now it's been renewed for a second season.…
As we settle into the fall TV season, two of our summer shows—The Knick and Manhattan—reach their seasons' end. Plus, C-3PO and R2-D2 return to TV, and a familiar DC villain pops up on The Flash. Get all the details below!
How far do New Yorkers walk to get to their nearest subway station? Ben Wellington calculated the distance from each of Manhattan's station entrances to every one of the borough's residential buildings, and found the Manhattan address with the longest subway-schlep of all.
While several shows settle into their second episodes of the season, Neil deGrasse Tyson lends his voice to Gravity Falls and Lost returns for one night only—on Phineas and Ferb. Plus, Star Wars Rebels premieres and Korra returns for its final season. Get all the details below!
Fall TV is back! You may have already decided whether you're watching the Batman prequel show Gotham or the immortal medical examiner Forever, but what's up with supergenius show Scorpion? Plus, info on the season premieres of Sleepy Hollow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Person of Interest, and a frozen Once Upon a Time!
This week, Syfy debuts its new zombie show Z Nation, set three years into the apocalypse, and brings back Haven with a new Audrey personality and a new set of Troubles. Plus, Teen Wolf gets ready to end its season—but who will survive? Get all the details below!