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Can A Home Drone Kill You? The Mythbusters Test With A Chicken Says Yes

Tonight’s episode of Mythbusters, Flights of Fantasy features two very different types of flying machines: drones and a Lockheed U-2 spy plane. Show hosts Adam Savage and Jaime Hyneman took a couple of minutes to chat with us about the episode and the rest of the newly-rebooted season of the show. » 7/25/15 3:41pm 7/25/15 3:41pm

Adam Savage Just Revealed A Really Cool The Force Awakens Detail To Us

When we caught up with Adam Savage at San Diego Comic Con, he was excited to talk about all things Star Wars. For one thing, he’s got a special Star Wars episode of MythBusters coming up. For another, though, he visited the set of The Force Awakens, and saw something really, really cool. » 7/21/15 5:11pm 7/21/15 5:11pm

The Worst Badvertising and Best Radvertising of Comic-Con 2015

The panels and events at San Diego Comic-Con are only part of the story. Every year, companies spend millions of dollars to market to this captive audience of fans. Some of it is pretty clever. Some of it... is horrible. Here’s the worst badvertising, and the best radvertising, of Comic-Con 2015. » 7/14/15 4:14pm 7/14/15 4:14pm

We Got Our First Real Look at HBO's Intense New AI Series Westworld

A woman is sitting in a chair, her face slightly battered, paralyzed. A fly is slowly walking across her face, and she can’t move — even when the bug walks over her opened eye. She can hear a male voice in her head, asking, “Do you want to wake up?” It’s the first extended look we’ve gotten of Jonathan Nolan’s series … » 7/12/15 3:41pm 7/12/15 3:41pm

The Expanse Is the Show We’ve Been Wanting Since Battlestar Galactica

Welp, we have a new favorite show. At San Diego Comic-Con, we got to watch the entire pilot of Syfy’s The Expanse, based on the books by James S. A. Corey—and we were blown away. This is a show that digs into the politics of our spacefaring future, but knows it’s the characters that make science fiction shine. » 7/11/15 9:58pm 7/11/15 9:58pm

Rick Grimes Is Scarier Than Any Zombie in the New Walking Dead Trailer

It’s a lesson many people (and zombies) have learned the hard way—do not mess with Rick Grimes. But if you thought Rick taking charge of the Alexandria Safe Zone was somehow going to put an end to the group’s troubles, this lengthy, brutal Comic-Con trailer for season 6 will make you think again.
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You Can Now Stream Showtime—Sans Cable—For $11 a Month

The era of à la carte TV may finally be here—ready or not. Today, you can officially stream Showtime over the internet, without a cable subscription, for $11 a month. You can get it through Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod, on a Roku, via Hulu, or through Sony’s PlayStation Vue—another cord-cutting service. » 7/07/15 9:30pm 7/07/15 9:30pm

Your Complete Guide To Everything You Must See At Comic-Con 2015!

Starting tomorrow, io9 will join hundreds of thousands of fans in San Diego for the biggest event in pop culture: San Diego Comic-Con. And if you’re lucky enough to be there too, then there’s plenty to see. Here are the events fans absolutely should not miss at Comic-Con. » 7/07/15 4:27pm 7/07/15 4:27pm

First Look At Axanar, The Star Trek War Movie We've Waited Decades For

Star Trek fans have been curious for years about the Battle of Axanar, the decisive turning point in the war against the Klingon Empire. And now, a new unofficial movie will show what really happened at Axanar, and how Captain Garth triumphed. Here’s your first image from Star Trek: Axanar, exclusively at io9! » 7/06/15 6:35pm 7/06/15 6:35pm

Killer Alien Drama Extant Is Back, Cheesier and Trope-ier Than Ever

Last season on Extant, Halle Berry starred as an astronaut who got inexplicably pregnant with a killer alien baby on a space solo mission and brought it back to Earth. In season two, the inexplicable plot points pile on, resulting in a guilty pleasure dripping with everything you love to hate about scifi. » 7/06/15 2:00pm 7/06/15 2:00pm

The Complete Guide To Every Single Terminator, From T-1 To T-3000

Most of us just know a few of Skynet’s most famous killer cyborgs. The T-800, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The T-1000, made of liquid metal. But there have been a stunning 15 models of Terminator, from Cyberdyne and Skynet, as featured in the movies, TV series and games. Here’s our complete guide to all the… » 7/01/15 6:14pm 7/01/15 6:14pm

15 TV Shows That Reinvented Science Fiction In The Past Decade

The conventional wisdom says that the past 10 years have been a bad time for science fiction on television. Fantasy has been on the upswing. Space opera all but disappeared. Science fiction shows get canceled all the time. But a ton of great science fiction has been created since 2005. Here are 15 shows that changed… » 6/29/15 1:37pm 6/29/15 1:37pm

If You Like Intense Techno-Thrillers, You Need to Be Watching Mr. Robot

Imagine a show that combines the anti-corporate craziness of Fight Club with the subversive hacker heroism of The Matrix. Add some great acting, and a fascinating conspiracy that’s unfolding in the hazy realm between our dystopian nightmares and hard reality. That’s Mr. Robot, which debuted last night on USA. » 6/25/15 7:30pm 6/25/15 7:30pm