You know that great line from Party Down: “I’m into hard sci-fi. Fantasy is bullshit.” That’s me.
The Star Wars galaxy is home to some of the most iconic spaceships in science fiction—the instantly recognizable X-Wing, the giant hulls of a Star Destroyer. Some, however, are just plain old goofy. Given that we recently learned about some of the new ships coming to Rogue One, we gathered up some of the silliest…
Since 2006, we’ve had enough horror remakes and sequels to last a century. But we’ve actually had some terrifying new entries into the genre, too. As we await the likes of Lights Out and The Woods—both rumored to be nightmare-inducing—later this year, there’s no better time than to look back at what’s scared us the…
Star Trek Voyager went off the air 15 years ago today. To commemorate this very depressing occasion, here are what I truly believe are the five best nonsequiturs (but not from the episode “Non-Sequitur”) from that occasionally brilliant, often unintentionally hilarious show.
While the much-anticipated return of David Lynch’s ground-breaking, bizarre Twin Peaks is never far from our coffee-addled minds, it’s been looming even larger since the entire cast was revealed. What better time to binge-watch the original 30 episodes—and ponder what we’d like to see when episode 31 finally arrives…
A couple of days ago, we asked you for your favorite scifi novelty songs, and boy did you deliver. Now we’ve handcrafted a Spotify playlist which is packed full of earworms for you to
enjoy, and you guys have only yourselves to
We’ve all been there: a favored book is snapped up for adaptation, with a whole lot of potential behind it. But when it hits theaters, you walk out wishing that they’d done everything differently.
The old Star Wars Expanded Universe’s defining trait was its ability to cast a light on the darkest corners of the galaxy far, far away, fleshing out the universe of the movies. Sometimes it did this to great effect, while sometimes it got a bit silly. Here are eight Star Wars mysteries the EU solved that should have…
Adrienne Barbeau has had a long and varied career—she went from stage, to TV, to the big screen, where she starred in several offbeat films that have become genre classics. Being married to John Carpenter from 1979-1984 didn’t hurt her career, but Barbeau had plenty of talent to succeed on her own merits.
In a couple of days, Hollywood will unleash its latest fairytale movie on the world. The Huntsman: Winter’s War is the followup to Snow White and the Huntsman, one of many fairytale movies that missed the entire point of making such a movie in the first place. Is it even possible to make a decent live-action…
Huzzah, we have a fresh look at Game of Thrones sixth season—and as ever, it both paints a miserable picture for our favorite characters, while also offering a ton of intriguing new teases. Here are the thirteen moments that stand out the most to us, and what they reveal about the new season.
This year, Captain America, the most patriotic superhero in American comic book history, turns 75. Between getting his superpowered juice back in this week’s comic, and Civil War hitting theaters soon, it’s been a great year so far for Steve Rogers. To celebrate, we thought we’d take a look back at Cap’s most American…
We humans are doing a bang-up job of messing up our home planet. But who’s to say we can’t go on to screw things up elsewhere? Here, not listed in any particular order, are 12 unintentional ways we could do some serious damage to our Solar System, too.
With Elektra—arguably the progenitor of the comic book ninja craze in the 1980s—recently making her way to TV with Daredevil season two, we’ve been thinking about our favorite hidden warriors and their place in Western comics history. Here’s the 15 best shinobi, heroes and villains alike, to have ever graced our comic…
We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new language to describe our civilization as it evolves. Here are 20 terms and concepts that you’ll need to navigate our future.
Thus far, 2016 is the year of the superhero. Deadpool and Batman v. Superman both shattered the box office, proving that audiences can’t get enough of costumes and powers. But what’s the best superhero movie of all time? And what’s the worst? Here’s our ranking of all 109 superhero movies to date.
Last week brought us Allegiant, the latest in the seemingly never-ending Divergent movies. And while the books are entertaining enough, the movies just don’t grab our attention. But when it comes to recent adaptations of Young Adult novels that have disappointed us, Divergent is hardly alone.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer rocked our world, and it remains one of the all-time greatest TV shows. The story of a fated vampire-hunter who tries to live a normal life in high school, Buffy still has few worthy successors. And it has so much to teach us about good writing.
Yesterday, we asked you what your favorite single panels in comics were. The results gave us some of the best laughs we’ve seen in a long time. So, here are the 30 funniest panels, courtesy of io9 readers and staff.
Veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton turns 90 this year. His wildly varied career contains a few starring roles (the haunting Paris, Texas is a must-watch), but the man’s true gift is portraying memorably offbeat characters that may only appear in a few scenes—but that still improve the entire movie.