How to Build an Awesomely Unsafe Mad Max-Style Flamethrower Guitar

If you’ve ever stumbled across a creation that looked too unsafe to ever be attempted—be it a thermite cannon or a flying hoverbike—you’re probably looking at the handiwork of Colin Furze. This time he’s built a flamethrowing electric guitar with a built-in smoke machine turning whoever’s playing into the ultimate…

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The Smooth Warrior Rocks the Apocalypse in the Greatest Mad Max: Fury Road Art of All Time 

We’ve featured Brandon Bird’s fantastic pop art on io9 before, mainly because it is uniformly awesome. But his newest piece, in which a certain post-apocalyptic rocker has been ousted by the maddest man of all, Kenny G, may be our favorite yet. Check out more of Bird’s mind-blowingly great pieces on his website.

10 Brand New Characters Who Joined Our Favorite Series, And We Didn’t Hate Them

The biggest challenge for the new Star Wars was to make us love Rey and Finn as much as Luke and Han. Mission accomplished! But most of the time, when a venerable franchise introduces new characters, it’s a horrendous failure. Here are 10 long-running series that actually made us care about new characters.

The 10 Best and 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies of 2015

First, the good news: 2015 was a fantastic year at the movies. There were great original stories, sequels done right, adaptations that match their source material and more. But for every great movie, there’s a ton of bad ones too. Here’s our picks for the best and worst science fiction and fantasy films of 2015.

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How The Man Behind The Machines Of Mad Max Put A Hellscape On Wheels

“Make it cool or I’ll kill you.” That’s what director George Miller told Colin Gibson, the production designer responsible for all the cars in Mad Max: Fury Road. Gibson did one better: he made every single one of them functional, because the desert doesn’t suffer mechanical fools lightly and CGI is bullshit.