It’s been 50 years since the classic British science fiction series The Prisoner debuted on television. Since then the show been remade, re-aired, copied, and referenced, but never duplicated. Though it wasn’t on the air for long, The Prisoner is a show worth celebrating, and these officially licensed posters do just…
In celebration of Spy Week over at io9, I'd like to engage in one of my favorite pastimes: trying to convince people to watch something I love. It should be easy in this case, as I have a wealth of reasons why Danger Man (known in the States as Secret Agent Man, yes, as in the song), starring Patrick McGoohan, is…
There's a reason so many science fiction and fantasy shows feature trials. Legal battles can be used as an allegory, or a way to expose important issues. But sometimes, these stories just go off the deep end. Here are the most ridiculous trials from science fiction and fantasy television.
The ending of Awake was always going to be kind of unsatisfying. The show was cut short after just one season and there were huge metaphysical questions as well as an Evil Conspiracy up in the air. So it's probably for the best that the show's creators opted for the Full Mindfuck ending, as opposed to trying to create…
This is Garrison Dean, io9's resident viscount of photoshopperie, reporting in. Much like your significant other, I've been distant, busy with work, and just not fulfilling your needs. But it's Valentine's Day! And on Valentine's Day, I can make up for all my shortcomings and patch our fragile relationship with a…
And by The Prisoner we mean the 1967 "Patrick McGoohan tooling around in a Lotus 7 Prisoner," not the 2009 TV miniseries nobody particularly enjoyed. In the Welsh county of Gwynedd, you can visit the faux-Mediterranean Portmeirion resort, which served as the shooting location for the cult classic television series.
A monster doesn't need limbs or appendages to be great. No, sometimes all the being needs are ample curves to strike fear into the hearts of its foes. Here are ten of our favorite circular beings, and be forewarned that there's a NSFW creature or two among the bunch.
We are, most people would agree, in the midst of a Golden Age of Television. Since the late-1990s, the programming that's been pumped into our homes has been as good as it's ever been — and, in many respects, better than the movies that have long sat atop the Pop Cultural Quality Pile. But why aren't we also in a…
Welcome to the first io9 music smackdown! We're putting together the ultimate science fiction (and fantasy) playlist — all the music that everyone should have on his or her iPod.
Science fiction and fantasy are full of weird games, from Quiddich to Pyramid. There are games of death. There are games of skill. But most of all, there are games that you'd have to be nuts to try and duplicate in real life.
On the episode of The Prisoner "The Girl Who Was Death," Patrick McGoohan stops by his local pub, only to learn — upon finishing his beer — that his drink's been poisoned. He saves himself by rallying like a champ.
You can't travel to other planets or other times — not yet, anyway. But there are plenty of great landmarks from science fiction and fantasy that you can visit, right here on Earth. Here are 10 great fannish tourist destinations.
A good opening credit sequence can be more memorable than the TV program it introduces. Luckily, science fiction shows are rife with sleek, quirky, and flat-out bizarre show intros. Here are over 30 of the best.
For many readers, 'tis the season to be press-ganged into dull holiday functions. Why not spice your boring social obligations up with some deathsports? Here are five deadly competitions from scifi that don't require lightsabers or battlebots.
Even if you're a massive science fiction fan, there are probably still some great shows you've yet to discover. But for massively long-running shows, where to begin? Here's our guide to how to start watching twenty classic science fiction shows.
Science fiction has ruled television for over 50 years, but some shows have brightened our screens and supercharged our brains more than others. Here are the 20 science fiction shows that everybody interested in the genre should see.
Tonight's conclusion of the already epic Eureka/Warehouse 13 crossover is just scratching the surface of science fiction's greatest TV crossovers. You may not believe some of what we're about to tell you about actually happened...that's why we brought video evidence.
My, how we do love a bad boy — and here are a baker's dozen of some of the worst of the worst that scifi movies, TV, and videogames have to offer.
Come this June, NBC is launching Persons Unknown, a genre-tinged, paranoia miniseries from Oscar-winning writer Chris McQuarrie. Will it conjure memories of the British cult-classic The Prisoner...or AMC's ponderous misfire, The Prisoner?
On the classic 1967 series The Prisoner, residents of The Village play the fictional sport of Kosho. What's Kosho? Grown men in bathrobes and helmets, beating the crap out of each other on trampolines.