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Total Shipshow: Wonder Woman and Batman Is the Relationship Gotham Needs

Batman might currently be cozied up to Catwoman, but there’s another leading lady who deserves to wear the batring. Since it’s Valentine’s Day, it seemed like the perfect time to debut our brand-new video series, “Total Shipshow,” where we have people tell us all about their favorite ships. This week, Managing Editor…

A Chat With the Founders of io9

Without Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders, io9 would not exist. These two women—along with early contributors, commenters, and fans—created one of the internet’s most popular news sites, covering both science and fiction. While we’ve certainly changed over the years, we’re happy that Newitz and Anders came by to…

Our Favorite Gizmodo Videos of 2017

In 2017, we laughed, we cried, we screamed frustrations into the void and prayed for all nazis to be punched into oblivion. But mostly, we made videos. And by “we” I mean the video team here at Gizmodo. To welcome 2018, we’ve rounded up our favorite videos of the year. It’s a spread that covers everything from polio…

io9 Staff Chats About The Last Jedi, Because They're Just as Divided as Everyone Else

It’s the one big question that lingers from this weekend. What do we make of Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Is is brilliant? Is it a disaster? Is it, somehow, a little bit of both? The Star Wars community can’t stop talking about this—and neither, for the record, can io9. The staffers have been debating this movie all…

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io9 Breaks Down Star Trek: Discovery's Gripping Mid-Finale and Lorca's True Plans

Forget the “cool guys don’t look at explosions” trope, the coolest captains blind themselves because that’s how badly they want to watch the enemy burn. The midseason finale of Star Trek: Discovery was the best episode to date, but partially because it contradicted some of its own set-up. Has Captain Lorca actually…

You Should Probably Buy a Set-top Box or Streaming Dongle, No Matter What TV You Have

Smart TV features are for the most part terrible, so if you’re looking to pipe Netflix or whatever service into your television, you’re best off buying a smart box or dongle. We would never suggest that you shouldn’t invest in a big beautiful new screen—you cannot watch Game of Thrones on an Apple TV alone—but don’t…

io9 Exposes the Eugenics Wars and Ash Tyler's Dark Secret in Latest Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery is in a hot spot. The latest episode, “Choose Your Pain,” was indeed painful, but mainly because of the choices it made—especially regarding Captain Lorca’s actions. io9 Video, with Beth Elderkin and Katharine Trendacosta, takes a look at why Lorca chose to leave a man behind for spite, as well as…