At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, John Hodgman hosted Syfy’s Great Debate where Orlando Jones, Aisha Tyler, Adam Savage, John Barrowman, and io9 co-founder Charlie Jane Anders, debated a variety of classic nerd conundrums. And, somehow, Savage’s answer to the eternal Star Wars or Star Trek question brought down the…
Universal has just announced a slate of new genre TV shows, including three new adaptations of fantasy and scifi books. But hidden among those are the first details about Dan Harmon and Evan Katz’s next TV series: Sirens of Titan, an interplanetary epic based on the Kurt Vonnegut novel.
Sports and science fiction, much like jocks and nerds, don’t always get along. However, one sports news site is bringing football into the future with a series that’s weird, complex, and pretty spectacular.
Science fiction has produced some amazing alien creatures, moving beyond the restrictions of reality to stretch our imaginations into the improbable and impossible. Sometimes, those most unrealistic monsters can be put into our own backyards.
Written, directed, and animated by Jules Boulain-Adenis (credited as Naleb), intergalactic exploration tale Panacée—which translates to “Panacea”—unfortunately doesn’t have English subtitles, but the visuals are so expressive and lovely you don’t really need them.
It’s been almost 200 years since “the final war,” and the masses dwell in a grimy underground metropolis, controlled by their totalitarian government’s cruel police force. It’s a grim future indeed... until one desperate man lucky enough to own a very special pair of sneakers accidentally inspires an uprising.
Penny Arcade has released the debut teaser trailer for Automata, a robot detective series based on their popular webcomic, with Hellboy’s Doug Jones as the investigative automaton.
The first time I saw faces melt in Raiders of the Lost Ark, I thought it was cool. The nightmares that came after? Not so much. Take a gander at some PG/PG-13 scenes from yesteryear and marvel at what filmmakers got away with in work that was designated suitable for young audiences.
In early 2015, 33-year-old Chris Herron was declared legally blind, and was told he had an 80-percent chance of losing his sight entirely in three months. Now, he’s almost fully recovered, and has launched an audiobook channel that helps scifi and fantasy authors... just like how they once helped him.
Though Alien: Covenant was basically met with the audience equivalent of a shrug, director Ridley Scott has plans for at least one more Alien prequel film, with a script already in hand. We have no idea where the story is heading next. But as rabid Alien fans, we have some suggestions... and some demands.
Ciao, my cherubic change-of-address forms! So many good questions this week. How the hell did Han Solo figure out Chewbacca’s name if Chewbacca himself can’t even say it? Did Wonder Woman actually need a man to save the day? Why wasn’t Captain America: Civil War called Avengers 3? All that and still more, packed into…
The best part about science fiction, besides the explosions, space explorations, and psychotic aliens is the fact that it reveals our most human fears. While they’re not flesh and bone, robots are arguably most emblematic of our anxieties: besides being smarter, faster, and (sometimes) shinier than us, “bad robots”…
Jerónimo Rocha’s scifi horror short Dédalo is reminiscent of Alien in both visuals and story. It follows a woman who appears to be the lone survivor of a gruesome attack on her space freighter. Her frantic struggle to survive is suspenseful as hell, but the real draw here is that alien creature, specifically its…
Charles Stross’ Laundry Files is one of the best and best-loved scifi series running (and a personal favorite). His upcoming installment, The Delirium Brief, not only begins with the titular secret occult-protection organization being dragged into the public eye—spoiler: everyone is very upset—but brings back beloved…
What if an alien invasion could be done remotely, ordering humans to do all the dirty work for you from the comfort of your alien spaceship? A new scifi short is about humans achieving First Contact, but the signal basically turns you into one of The Infected from The Last of Us.
The captain’s been killed, the engines are dead, and aliens are at the front door just waiting to come in and make a bloody mess. New board game The Captain Is Dead is basically what you get when you fast-forward to the final disastrous minutes of any Alien movie.
Ursula K. Le Guin’s award-winning scifi novel Left Hand of Darkness, one of the first and finest works in modern feminist science fiction, has been picked up as a limited television series.
A new scifi short is all about a woman who doesn’t feel like she belongs... probably because she’s actually an alien. So, she sets on a quest to get home, though not without her trusty teddy bear.
Strolling through a gallery, a mustachioed man pauses before a large sculpture—which, as he studies it, reveals a remarkable secret hidden within. (His “Oh shit!” moment is priceless.) In just two minutes, Jonathan Djob Nkondo’s The Last Exhibition manages to be as delightfully weird as it needs to be.