9 Scientific Breakthroughs That Killed Science Fiction Subgenres

Science fiction looks to the future — but sometimes the future catches up to you. Sometimes, an idea generates tons of great science fiction stories — until science reveals the truth, and kills it dead. Or technology surpasses it. Here are nine scientific breakthroughs that destroyed science fiction subgenres.

Why Tintin won't transform into a giant whiskey bottle in his new Steven Spielberg movie

Hergé's classic Tintin comics have many a zany visual, so how did Steven Spielberg and his team render the hero's 2D adventures in 3D for The Adventures of Tintin? To learn about this process, io9 spoke with the film's animation supervisor — Weta Digital's Jamie Beard — about bringing the boy adventurer to life.