Fox premiered Seth MacFarlane’s Star Trek-ish comedy, The Orville, last night. Was it as bad as all the early reviews claimed it would be? It was worse, actually, because nothing truly captures the pain of something actually managing to crawl under the low bar it set for itself. And there’s no reason for The Orville…
We didn’t realize it then, but the summer of 1987 was an all-timer, at least at the movies. Over three hot months, Hollywood released several films we still hold near and dear to our hearts today, whether we consider them timeless classics or beloved shlock.
This weekend is the 30th anniversary of Spaceballs, Mel Brooks (somewhat) beloved Star Wars spoof. Brooks might’ve set out to imitate and satirize George Lucas’ iconic work, but that doesn’t mean everyone else did their research.
While History of the World Part I might be the most obvious Mel Brooks movie to get a sequel (of course, there being only one of those is part of the joke), Spaceballs has aged incredibly well. Not only is science fiction huge in movies again, but the same franchises lampooned in that film are back in a big way. And…
There’s something heartwarming about seeing your favorite science fiction and fantasy films turned into kids’ books. Morphing brutal, hard-R rated content in happy, funny ways is the trademark of artist Joey Spiotto, who’s about to debut another new series in this vein.
The sad news of John Hurt’s passing naturally got us thinking about his long career—particularly his many wonderful contributions to science fiction and fantasy films (this is io9, after all). We’ve gathered our eight favorite John Hurt scifi and fantasy movie roles here.
Quotes are the currency by which we pay respect to our favorite movies. If you can spout off a one-liner from a movie, odds are it has a special place in your heart, and that belief drives an awesome looking new art show in Los Angeles this weekend.
The above image has been popping up on social media for the last day or so. It appears to be a set of posters for Mel Brooks’ long awaited sequel to Spaceballs, Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money. These supposedly appeared in a New York City subway station. And it’s just plain evil.
With the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already demonstrating, Rumors have been swirling of a sequel to 1987’s Spaceballs. Recently, Mel Brooks spoke with Adam Carolla’s ‘Take A Knee’ Podcast and said that he wants to start filming in 2016.
When one generation thinks of Star Wars, they think of the original films. Another generation grew up with The Phantom Menace. But sandwiched in between, there are people who learned about Star Wars because of Mel Brooks’ 1987 comedy Spaceballs.
There’s nothing more fun than looking at paintings and other artworks showing our favorite characters from science fiction. Except maybe... when they’re paintings on black velvet? Meet Bruce White, who depicts your favorite characters with the vibrance and luster of velvet Elvises.
We've been waiting a long time for the next Star Wars movie... but we've been waiting even longer for a sequel to Spaceballs, Mel Brooks' Star Wars spoof. But now, Brooks says he actually wants to make this happen, and he aims to start work on it soon after The Force Awakens comes out.
Yeah, yeah, I love the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer at least as much as the rest of you. But I'm still going to have to decree the greatest trailer released in the last 24 hours to be this one, which combines the somber score for Interstellar with the few non-ridiculous moments from Mel Brooks' Spaceballs.
Everyone seems to be making fun of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar as we all eagerly await for it. After the Wall-E parody, here comes a classic: Spaceballs. A hard one to pull, but the Schwartz is strong in this one.
There's something inherently science fictional about breaking the fourth wall — like passing from a dimension of fiction into the real world. And savvy filmmakers have been playing with the strangeness of this notion for years. Here are the 10 weirdest movie scenes that broke the fourth wall.
Tonight, The Big Bang Theory celebrates Star Wars Day with a Star Wars-themed episode. But can it begin to measure up to the wealth of funny Star Wars tributes in television, movies, and comics?
It takes tremendous skill to pilot a giant robot, and it takes genius to make them. But unfortunately, it's rare that these pilots and inventors are also blessed with any design sense and/or common sense, because there are many giant robots that end up completely preposterous. Here are more than a dozen mighty…
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