In our series, A Scientist Responds, we’re dredging up the great and terrible science fiction flicks of days past—and we’re making scientists watch them. Today’s movie: David Cronenberg’s 1986 remake of the B-movie screamer, The Fly. The scientist: Throb editor and resident biologist, Diane Kelly.
Thanks to "Too Many Cooks," we may be approaching the Renaissance era of truly fucked up short films. And now we give you a 90s-inspired Capri Sun type commercial, that's one part The Fly and another part The Thing. May god have mercy on your souls.
For every birthday-suit shapeshifter to appear on True Blood or denim-short teen wolf to pop up in the Twilight books, there are dozens of science fiction and horror narratives informing us that polymorphing into a marmoset, wombat, or whatever would legitimately suck. Here are ten squirm-inducing transformations that…
This is Garrison Dean, io9's resident viscount of photoshopperie, reporting in. Much like your significant other, I've been distant, busy with work, and just not fulfilling your needs. But it's Valentine's Day! And on Valentine's Day, I can make up for all my shortcomings and patch our fragile relationship with a…
Back in early October, we reported that David Cronenberg had written a script for his sequel to The Fly — but whether the movie actually got made was up to Fox, who were taking a look at the script. Now, Cronenberg says Fox has officially passed on the project. He tells an interviewer, "I wrote a script, and at the…
What is the scariest science fiction or fantasy film of all time? Which classic horror movies stand above the rest, as the most terrifying?
Years ago, rumor had it that David Cronenberg was remaking his insect body-splicing movie The Fly for Fox. Turns out we were misled: it wasn't a remake, it's a sequel. And Cronenberg's already written the screenplay. So what's the hold-up?
Jack Kirby and Joe Simon didn't just create Captain America — they had a long partnership, during which they created countless other heroes. Here's an exclusive first look at a new collection of their lesser known stories, featuring... the Fly!
We're at the tail end of the spring finales this week as Chuck and FlashForward call it quits (for the summer and forever, respectively). Also, new Ashes to Ashes and Next Generation and Doctor Who marathons.
What's on the tube this week? The return of Doctor Who, Hurley has his moment in the sun, and we bid adieu to Human Target. Jump in your TARDIS, this is What To Watch!
There's only one thing Hollywood loves than a movie based on a toy: remakes. Dozens of science-fiction classics are slated for do-overs. But instead of remaking films that were fine the first time, here are 20 books Hollywood should film.
There's nothing worse than marrying someone whose ex won't stay away... especially if she's been horribly deformed as a result of a botched teleportation experiment. Curse Of The Fly shows why it's best to keep your partner's exes at bay.
Seriously, people: Witches are better than werewolves? Is Summer Glau brandishing the broomstick in your imagination? (Or, actually, maybe it's fellow Whedonite Alyson Hannigan? Suddenly it all makes more sense.) Nonetheless, this time, it's witchcraft versus science gone wrong.
If you've always enjoyed the David Cronenberg version of transportation horror porn The Fly but felt that it lacked the certain je ne sais quoi that a couple of song-and-dance routines would've lent the occasion, then I've got two pieces of news for you. Firstly, you're not alone. Secondly, you're about to find your…