It seems after helming Midnight Special, Jeff Nichols has still got a taste for science fiction. He’s just signed on to Alien Nation, a remake of the 1988 film turned TV series about a cop who teams with an alien in the city of Los Angeles.
The 1988 Alien Nation film took place after a race of alien refugees found a second home on Earth. The show inspired a TV series, and for a long time we thought it would be remade into a show. But Fox has decided to reboot the film instead.
Harrison Ford really could play Deckard in Blade Runner 2. Jason Momoa pokes fun at those Aquaman casting rumors. Story of Your Life gets major distribution. Doctor Who snags the director of Tank Girl. Plus tons of new footage from Extant, the supernatural medical show Proof, The Flash and Maleficent. Spoilers right…
They are the peacekeepers. They uphold the law. They protect us from those who would do us harm. And they do it all with nothing more than a badge… and a robot… or perhaps a spaceship… or maybe even superpowers. These are the dozen best fictional police officers in the universe, and we appreciate them for their…
The new apocalyptic comedy This Is The End is a treasure trove of dick jokes. But science fiction and fantasy have a long and proud history of wang-based humor. Here are the greatest dick jokes (intentional or unintentional) from throughout the history of science fiction and fantasy movies.
The 1990s were a febrile time for weirdo crossover comics. You had the loopy deathmatch that was Batman Versus Predator, the OCP vis-à-vis Skynet technology war of Robocop Versus Terminator, and even the charmingly befuddling Star Trek/X-Men (which boasted two Dr. McCoys).
What should you watch next? This helpful chart of all the scifi and fantasy series available on Netflix will save you from the summer's endless loop of reality TV dancing shows. Horror, space operas, UK, anthologies — it's all here!
Creator of Farscape Rockne S. O'Bannon set the internet ablaze by announcing a new television series with Syfy. So what could this mysterious project be? A whole new space opera or the Alien Nation reboot we've been waiting years for?
Rockne S. O'Bannon helped create the classic "aliens among us" series Alien Nation, and his show Farscape frequently dealt with cultural differences among aliens. So it was a pleasant surprise to see O'Bannon writing an episode of ABC's V remake. He wasn't exactly able to rescue the show from its usual incoherence,…
As the fall TV season starts up, shows are resolving their agonizing summer cliffhangers — but for some unlucky shows, that resolution never arrived. Here are the most frustrating "cancel-hangers," cliffhanger endings for shows that got cancelled too soon.
There's still only one way to bring a new person into this universe. Many science fiction/fantasy stories have featured the drama of childbirth... and some have done it better than others. Here are the best and worst SF/fantasy childbirth scenes.
Shaquille O'Neal takes multiple gunshots to his metal-plated crotch from a whole gang of armed thugs, in this scene from the DC Comics movie you all tried to forget. "I'm about to smoke you like a blunt!"
Burnt out by biathlon? Curling leaving you churlish? Never fear, io9 is here to navigate you through TV's Olympian doldrums. This week's line-up: new Lost and Caprica and everyone's favorite dystopian sport: Running Man!
District 9's crustacean aliens may be the first extraterrestrials to experience South Africa's apartheid, but they're hardly the first species to feel the sting of oppression. We list science fiction's other downtrodden, enslaved, and dehumanized (so to speak) species.
When Meredith spoke with Syfy president David Howe this week, he revealed that the newly-rebranded network was looking for a new space opera to replace BSG. But considering their love of remakes, why not just use an old one?
The Syfy Channel is rebooting another classic series, with a brand new Alien Nation. No doubt hoping to pull down BSG numbers, they've even brought in Tim "Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse" Minear to write the new series.
Remember the spotty headed alien cop and his racist partner, in the classic Alien Nation? Well, the rumors about a remake won't die out online, and now Producer Gale Anne Hurd (Terminator) is apparently super serious about the idea to remake this buddy alien cop movie. The super producer isn't all talk, either —…
The greatest alien visitors in science fiction are totally invulnerable — except for one crucial weakness. And the best almost-unstoppable aliens have a weakness that is more poetic than Sylvia Plath and William Blake put together. Just look at our video compilation of aliens encountering their most poetic Achilles…
We all hope Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will rock our TV screens, but chances are it won't. Over a dozen hit SF movies have morphed into live-action TV shows, and they all blew. Either the replacement cast was crappy, or the movie's single story idea didn't lend itself to endless episodes. Here are the…