A family of farmers sits around the dinner table, but something’s wrong with the youngest son: He’s started to feel terribly guilty about eating the animals they raise. But this is no ordinary family, and this act of adolescent rebellion is not at all what you expect... and neither is what happens next.
Cadet Sylvia Tilly, the youngest member of the USS Discovery’s crew, is wide-eyed, brainy, chatty, and intensely chipper. When the character (played by Mary Wiseman) first showed up in episode three, she made me cringe. But over the course of the season, she has completely won me over.
Break-ups in the era of social media are rough—even if you “unfriend” and “unfollow” your ex, you’re still in danger of catching a glimpse of whatever they’re up to, especially if you still have mutual friends. But things are even worse for the sad, newly-single man at the center of Picture Wheel, thanks to the weird…
Fictional characters mean a lot to us—otherwise, we probably wouldn’t all be on this website right now. Personally, I’d be probably working at a cat cafe, but that’s beside the point. We grew up reading, watching, and listening to amazing pieces of media that helped shape our worldview in some way. io9 wants to know:…
The pilot episode of Counterpart introduced viewers to two versions of Howard Silk; one a no-nonsense field operative, the other a meek paper-pusher. The two men lead their lives in vastly different worlds and, last night, we got to see the Earth that Doppel-Howard hails from.
If video killed the radio star, you’d damn well think YouTube killed the need to make flashy music videos. But, magically, they’re still around, and some of them are turning out the coolest science fiction stories of the past few decades. Sure, there are some clunkers (like that time Justin Timberlake made a robot…
Last weekend, Amazon started streaming Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, a new TV anthology series based on short stories by the iconic science fiction writer. Directed and performed by a slew of different talents, the 10 episodes range all over the map in terms of subject matter, tone, and quality. Lucky for you,…
Howard Silk—played with empathy and aplomb by J.K. Simmons—is a meek desk jockey at a frustratingly bizarre company. At one point, he blurts out “I don’t know what we do here!” When he finds out what happens in his office building and why he’s important to it all, Counterpart gets off to a very good start.
In 1967, Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt vanished while swimming at a beach near his residence. He was presumed drowned, but his body was never recovered—giving rise to a Cold War-era mystery that continues to fascinate. Scott Mannion’s new short, The Defector, advances one rather tantalizing theory.
When someone says “Australian science fiction movie,” thoughts immediately and inevitably turn to Mad Max—if not George Miller’s insanely influential 1979 original, then to any of the sequels that followed over the years, including the recent, justly lauded Fury Road. But here’s the thing: it was never just about Max.
Sometime in the future of Woman World, men will be nothing more than faintly remembered creatures at the heart of grandmothers’ fairy tales. Myths will be passed on about what they were like and the inheritors of the Earth will wonder… “Why did men have nipples?”
A frustrated, married mom of two becomes a beta tester for a virtual reality program that facilitates romantic encounters. Before long, though, her flirty, joyous alternate life with an idealized partner becomes the only one she wants to occupy... and the consequences are huge.
It’s Christmas Eve and the house is perfectly decorated for the holidays, but Dad’s acting very strange, and Mom is clearly freaked out. You may think you know where Midnight Clear, directed by Joe Russo (the horror guy, not the Captain America guy), is heading—but I guarantee you will not guess the twist.
It’s Christmas in the eerie town of Kirlian—well, sort of. With doomsday on the horizon thanks to an incoming comet, everyone’s favorite late-night radio DJ has decided to celebrate a little out of season... but his listeners, beset by the usual supernatural horrors, are having none of it.
The only thing a Star Wars viewer covets more than Padme Amidala’s sick wardrobe is a lightsaber. Laser swords wielded by space wizards are cool as hell.
As her parents bitterly argue over how to care for her aging grandmother, a young girl—played by Priah Ferguson, a.k.a. Lucas’ sassy little sister on Stranger Things 2—drifts deeper into her dreamworld, and her increasing fears that aliens will soon bring about the end of the world.
The incredibly corny yet thoroughly enjoyable 1993 action flick Demolition Man pits a disgraced LAPD officer (Sylvester Stallone) against a dangerous criminal (Wesley Snipes) in the year 1996, and then again in 2032, after they’re thawed out of their cryogenic prison. But their violent beef is not nearly as…
Between the alien monsters, the crazed androids, and the malfunctioning ships, space is already totally scary before you start factoring in humans and all their potential awfulness. And yet, there’s something about space that seems to attract a lot of assholes. Case in point: All seven of these guys.
As The Last Jedi release date draws near, every bit of new information only whips us into a greater frenzy of excitement—and this behind-the-scenes glimpse of Daisy Ridley, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Kelly Marie Tran training to kick ass in the film’s fight scenes definitely qualifies.
The Fort Worth Police Department—the same crew that brought you last year’s viral video featuring a wannabe-cop Stormtrooper, and a similarly-themed Darth Vader clip the year before—is back with another Star Wars-themed video. This time, there’s finally a good guy in the hot seat: Chewbacca!