Estranged siblings reconnect in Chris Osborn’s abstract scifi drama Sisters, and the reunion shifts from shaky to tense when the more rootless of the two blames her prolonged absence on an alien abduction. Is her wild story true, or is something far more earthbound (like mental illness) to blame?
We’ve been fans of filmmaker Jerónimo Rocha since we first saw his unsettling scifi horror short, Dédalo. His latest, Macabre, is quite a bit different in some ways (the biggest: it’s animated instead of live-action), but it’s also the tale of a lone survivor caught in an utterly terrifying situation.
Admittedly that wouldn’t be too challenging for a film with “Alien Invasion” literally in the title, but this scifi thriller honestly looks quite interesting.
Massive spacestations, chittering robots, and majestic spires stretching into the stars. All year, this artist has been posting concept art to his Instagram, and it’s out of this world.
Hot on the heels of new plot and character details in the next installment of James Cameron’s time-traveling AI apocalypse comes a release date: Terminator 6—or Terminator 3: For Real This Time, or whatever it’ll be called—is coming out on July 26, 2019.
Though the space creatures visiting Earth in Before We Vanish can inhabit the bodies of homo sapiens, they don’t know what it means to be human. But the more they learn about it, the closer we get to possibly becoming extinct.
The third episode of The Orville pays homage to Star Trek’s love of addressing ethical issues—this time, about whether an alien society should be able to reassign a child’s gender. The episode tries to be sincere, and sometimes succeeds, but it ultimately becomes more about gender stereotypes than actual identity.
So you guys may remember the name Annalee Newitz. I mean, she only-co-created this very site and ran it as editor-in-chief from 2008 through 2015. So I thought you may be interested in reading a preview from Autonomous, her first novel, which bestselling scifi author Neal Stephenson describes thusly: “Autonomous is to…
Imagine a world where $52,000 turns into millions, Cheesecake Factories are around every corner, and one bottle of vodka will last a community for weeks. The only problem is you’re basically a living Barbie doll.
Oh man, is that a Star Trek parody/pastiche/homage? The next season of Black Mirror needs to get here ASAP.
Those flying cars you wanted? They’re coming in 2049, with guns and missiles and drones. Too bad the world will have gone to hell by then...
The title character of Dave Made a Maze is a guy who loves making things. He’s also a guy who can’t finish things. When the one project he finally manages to make progress on swallows him whole, his loved ones go on an adventure to try and pull him out.
Tales From The Loop, a role-playing game, is what happens when Netflix’s Stranger Things and the Welcome to Night Vale podcast go bump in the night. Players step into the role of kids in the 1980s, trying to get by in a town where anything can happen. Only the biggest scares aren’t from aliens or killer birds, but…
In May, we shared the first episode of Cristian Ponce’s spooky animated web series, Ghost Radio, about a late-night radio show wafting over the airwaves from the monster-choked town of Kirlian. Episode two is here, and it’s another tale of terror, titled “Masters of the Night.”
We weren’t stoked on the Ghosted trailer when it dropped in May, but now we’ve seen the full pilot for the Fox scifi buddy comedy starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott—and we can report that while the show’s first episode is still a little rough, it has definite potential.
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.