@naugahydeinplainsight: Your 'baldwin' proposal is so compelling I couldn't register as an io9 member to say this quick enough; "I see what you did there - and it's fucking awesome". I've read the site on and off for a year or more, it was a lone refuge from those who mocked my appreciation of The Sarah Conner… » 7/14/09 8:46am 7/14/09 8:46am

NASA TV Show Reminds People Of Good Old Days

NASA will celebrate its 50th birthday by going on a charm offensive and trying to remind you that it can still be really, really cool. At least, that's the impression given by the announcement of a new half-hour series, NASA 360, that aims to show how the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has made the… » 2/05/08 12:40pm 2/05/08 12:40pm

Download Doctor Who Audio Plays from Big Finish

Wanting to visit the Doctor while on the way to work? Then look no further than Big Finish's Doctor Who digital download service. The British company, who've been releasing monthly audio plays starring previous Doctors on CD since 1999, are embracing MP3s as a way to supply nostalgia to fans while also getting around… » 2/05/08 9:30am 2/05/08 9:30am

Read The Comic Book Gloria Steinem Tried To Ban

This week's comics are all about nostalgia, from a new Speed Racer comic to some reprints of the strangest Silver Age comics. One major highlight is the One Man Army Corps, Jack Kirby's 1970s vision of the world of tomorrow. Are you ready for "THE WORLD THAT'S COMING?" Find out, after the jump. » 2/05/08 9:00am 2/05/08 9:00am

Three of the Greediest Planet-Eating Bastards Ever Created

Now that we've all given up on any pretense at a New Year's diet, it's time to celebrate some of the hungriest people in science fiction: Those so hungry, they could eat an entire planet. Not for these fine folk, the questionable pleasures of a Burger King Whopper or espresso chocolate chip cookie or several;… » 2/05/08 8:00am 2/05/08 8:00am

Suresh Explains Evolution to You on the Interwebs

The last time we saw him, he was betraying all his ideals and messing around with a cheerleader's magical healing blood, but none of that stops Dr. Mohinder Suresh from setting up his own website. Yes, it's part of the Heroes Evolutions multimedia marketing program we wrote about last week. Don't you want to learn… » 2/04/08 1:30pm 2/04/08 1:30pm

American Hero Lets Readers Inside Wild Cards

When is a TV reality show not a TV reality show? When it's a multi-author blog in support for the latest in the Wild Cards series of anthologies. American Hero, the TV show at the center of Inside Straight, the eighteenth book in the series released last month, has made the leap off the printed page to become a site… » 2/04/08 8:20am 2/04/08 8:20am

Dynamite Catfight Between Painkiller Jane and Terminator

While it may not be the Kristanna Loken versus Summer Glau catfight that many fans have been dreaming of, Dynamite Entertainment is offering up the best bad-girl actionfest they can. Yes, it's the crossover between the Painkiller Jane and Terminator 2 comic books. Written by Jane co-creator Jimmy Palmiotti, the… » 2/04/08 8:00am 2/04/08 8:00am

Can a Jedi Lightsaber Cut Through Superman?

Someone at Yahoo! Answers asks: "Can a Jedi lightsaber cut through Superman?" In other words: is Superman more powerful than a Midichlorian? You'll never be able to get this question out of your head without at least trying to answer it. » 2/01/08 10:35am 2/01/08 10:35am

The Next Movie Tie-In Lego Craze

With the news that Lego are to release special sets based on the new Speed Racer movie, two thoughts enter the collective io9 head. The first, that we can't wait for said sets to be released so that we can mix and match them with our Indiana Jones and Star Wars sets for an awesome Racer X/Darth Maul/Nazis showdown,… » 2/01/08 10:00am 2/01/08 10:00am

Come With Me If You Want To Decorate

You know what it's like - You've been decorating the place, painted all the walls, bought all your furniture from Ikea, the whole thing... but something is still missing. Every room needs a conversation piece, after all, something to draw the eye's attention and get people talking in stunned, awed, amazement. But in… » 2/01/08 8:00am 2/01/08 8:00am

Marvel Surrenders to Cheesy "Lost" Crossover Marketing

Wondering just how many references there are to ABC's Lost in recent Marvel comic books, as per ABC's mysterious advertising deal with the publisher? Fansite Find 815 has posted a gallery of all of the known ones to date, and the answer turns out to be "More than you expected." When does viral marketing become overly… » 2/01/08 6:15am 2/01/08 6:15am

Ming Means Moustachioed? The Fans Ponder.

What's wrong with this picture? If you ask the fans of Sci-Fi's Flash Gordon, they're likely to tell you that they're not too sure, but it just might be the hair. At least, that's one of the the possibilities as they wonder just what happened to the original character's Fu Manchu look. » 1/31/08 10:00am 1/31/08 10:00am

"Public Domain" Now Public Domain

Graphic novel Channel Zero was a turn-of-the-millennium, visually-groundbreaking entry in the "corporate-dystopian America" genre, winning awards and making a name for its creator, writer/designer Brian Wood. Such was its success that a collection of sketches, mini-comics and preparatory design work for the graphic… » 1/31/08 9:30am 1/31/08 9:30am

Post-Post-Apocalyptic Comic Book Explores Life After the Aliens Leave Us

While the George Michael-isms of the trailers for ABC's new lawyer-prophet series Eli Stone (premiering tonight) may make you worried about the show's quality and musical taste, you can rest assured that show co-creator Marc Guggenheim's heart is in the right place. Namely, a post-alien apocalyptic Earth. » 1/31/08 8:00am 1/31/08 8:00am

Was Gene Roddenberry an Anti-Robot Bigot?

With all the chatter about JJ Abrams' Star Trek remake around, it's hard for people to remember what is really important about the real Star Trek. Namely, that the show had an irrational fear and hatred for robots » 1/30/08 11:25am 1/30/08 11:25am

Thank God that is finally facing up to Gene Rodenberry's disgusting anti-machine bigotry!

Stephen Chow Admits CJ7 Is An ET Clone

We've been saying for ages that Stephen Chow's CJ7 is a quasi-remake of ET, and now Chow is sort of admitting it. Says Chow: "I watched [ET] many times... I was amazed that science fiction could be filmed like that. I knew then I wanted to make a movie like that. Spielberg's work inspired me to become a director." CJ7 » 1/30/08 10:00am 1/30/08 10:00am

Genderapocalypse Scifi Comic "Y The Last Man" Ends Gracefully

Anyone feeling that Lost writer Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man wasn't quite science-fictiony enough will no doubt be happy with the book's sixtieth and final issue, released today. Featuring at least two sci-fi staples along with, you know, actually taking place in the future, the epilogue to the whole story… » 1/30/08 8:00am 1/30/08 8:00am

Fast Food is Bad for Comics, Says Judge Dredd

Britain's 2000AD is known for cutting its scifi with satire, but occasionally even the Galaxy's Greatest Comic can go too far. Such was the case with four episodes of Judge Dredd in 1978, which set out to prove just how dangerous fast food could be, and ended up demonstrating that it's not a good idea to mess with… » 1/29/08 4:00pm 1/29/08 4:00pm

The Last Glimpse Of The Last Man On Earth

Let the New York Daily News claim that this week in comics is all about the replacement for the dead Captain America. Sure, watching Bucky Barnes go from teen sidekick in WWII to cyborg assassin in the Cold War to new Sentinel of Liberty may be an enjoyable pastime. But for those of us in the know, there's only one » 1/29/08 9:00am 1/29/08 9:00am