MUTANT LOVE | Image from X-Men: First Class. Here are the best io9 videos of the week, for your Friday evening enjoyment.

The Real Reason Why A Clockwork Orange Was So Disturbing

Why was A Clockwork Orange such a controversial film when it originally came out? It's not just because of all the sex and violence - or even the combination of the two. More »

Greatest "Cowboys Vs. Dirt Bikes" Movie of All Time

The Monkees, the 1960s' greatest prefab superband, just did a few reunion shows - except that one Monkee, in particular, was not present: Mike Nesmith, who went on to have a varied and illustrious post-Monkees career... including one time-travel movie. Here are some of our favorite scenes from Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann. More »

Emma Frost scares you stiff in 6 new X-Men: First Class videos

Watch Emma Frost shock and amaze, in her first clip which showcases the icy heart of X-Men: First Class' sexiest villain. Plus check out three more never-before-seen clips! And in case you missed them, here are some more clips that were released earlier. More »

Your New Gaming Fascination: Lesbian Spider-Queens of Mars

This is one of the most ludicrous game parodies we've seen lately. You play the Spider-Queen of Mars, racing around classic arcade-style levels and trying to recapture your escaped Martian slaves. More »

The Horror: Brand new Smurf trailer takes you into the Smurf Village

Learn how to swear in Smurf language, and see the colorful Smurf Village in the brand new trailer for The Smurfs. The blue Belgian creatures might be growing on us. More »

Watch Kaydara, a visually stunning 55-minute Matrix fan film

Check out Kaydara, a sprawling, almost hour-long Matrix fan movie conceived by Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard, French fans of the Wachowskis' trilogy. More »

Why we need volcanoes to build a high-tech society

In this io9 interview with Earth Scientist Jim Webster at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, you'll learn why the technological revolution is dependent on volcanoes. More »

New Green Lantern trailer explains the history of the Corps, and the secrets of Parallax

Confused about the cosmology of Green Lantern? A new trailer lays it all out there for you, including how the Green Lantern Corps came to be and exactly what Parallax's power is. More »

The scientific reason why the honey badger doesn't have to give a s**t

This National Geographic honey badger video, with a hilarious voiceover from "Randall," went viral a few months ago. Seriously, though, why can the honey badger wake up from a cobra bite and be on his merry way? More »

A Beautiful Scene That Will Make You Believe In Vampires Again

We're exceptionally excited about the all-girl vampire flick We Are The Night. Specifically for championing the "in crowd" bloodsuckers club (we miss you vampire David Bowie!) and bringing back gorgeous vampire transformations that are reminiscent of Interview With a Vampire. More »

Fly-throughs of space habitats from science fiction

What would it be like to fly through over the surface of a halo world, or zoom through a giant space habitat so enormous that it's filled with diverse biospheres and cities? More »

Klingon for Beginners: A Video Tutorial!

Speaking Klingon means never having to say you're sorry. And there are many other benefits to learning this most noble of languages. So we're proud to be able to bring you this Klingon language tutorial from Star Trek: Infinite Space. More »

First Batman Live trailer promises no Bat-nipples

We've seen the concept art and the first live scenes from the Batman Live European arena tour. Now here's the show's first trailer, which seems to be gunning for a Schumacher-lite aesthetic tempered with a hint of Batusi. More »

See a Mythbuster cage dance to the Dr. Who theme while being blasted by Tesla coils

At the 2011 Bay Area Maker Faire, Adam Savage of Mythbusters teamed up with Tesla coil musical troupe ArcAttack for some freestyle cage dancing. This is definitely one of those "Don't Try This At Home" moments. More »

Watch Chewbacca grind his furry pelvis to Guns N' Roses, while an Ewok Slash plays him off

Every year the Disney theme parks host a Star Wars weekend, which means one thing: more demented "Dancing with the Star Wars Cast" videos. But 2011 may be our new favorite. More »