The Shiniest Stories On io9 Last Week

Spend all week lost in your own virtual world? Don't worry, we've got the best of the best right here. This week features secret superhero behavior, the worst holodeck episodes on TV, Firefly hopes and dreams, and remembering Ghostbusters.

Never Before Seen Ghostbusters Behind The Scenes Shots
A glorious collection of Ghostbusters stills and set pics have been released, showing the painstaking care that went into crafting the movie's devil-dogs and ghouls.

The Dumbest Holodeck Episodes Of All Time
It's a terrible cliche - the television episode where our intrepid hero goes inside the cyber-world and things start going terribly wrong. Star Trek owns the holographic disaster story, with its litany of holodeck mishaps, but plenty other shows have gone there.

What It Would Take For New Firefly?
What does Dollhouse's second season have to do with Firefly? According to TV By The Numbers, more than you may expect. And, if you follow their logic, it may even mean that we could see new Firefly on our screens.

Peek At Your Favorite Super-Characters' Off-Duty Lives
It's not just Doctor Octopus' secret that's out; photographer Ian Pool's series of images, Super, offers off-duty shots of Batman, Hulk, Darth Vader and even Wonder Woman, indulging in something a little something you wouldn't expect from an Amazon Princess.

The Feel Of An Explosion At His Back Moves J.J. Abrams To Song
The MTV Movie Awards actually managed to make my little black heart laugh with this musical gem. Host Andy Samberg joined a Neil Diamond-clad Will Ferrell, and sang how, "Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions."

The 5 Science Fiction Tales That Made Us Love Virtual Reality
For almost as long as there has been science fiction, there's been virtual reality, teaching us about worlds inside machines before we even knew what the internet was.

Virtual Sex: Cheating or Not?
You've asked yourself this question 1000 times. When you put on your virtual dolphin suit and do terrible things to that giant squid in your favorite virtual world, does your spouse have the right to be angry?

The Old Republic MMO Trailer Displays The Proper Way To Fillet A Jedi
BioWare's beautiful Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO trailer shows us exactly why the dark side is so attractive. Watch a team of highly skilled assassins mow down a flock of Jedi.

Kick-Ass Scenes That Are In Trailers, But Aren't In The Movies
Check out this Star Trek TV spot - notice something that wasn't in the movie?

Original Star Trek Boss Doesn't Like The Enterprise's New Pilots

The man who gave the greenlight to the original Star Trek has finally seen J.J. Abrams' reboot, and he's almost impressed... if only it wasn't for those damn actors.