The Shiniest Stories On io9 Last Week

Spend all week mourning Dollhouse? Don't fret, we have the best stories of the week right here. This week, we got addicted to brain implants, spent time in Star Trek's alien bazaar, and listed the worst disaster movie moments.

5 Comics You're Not Reading (But Should Be)
You're not new to comics, but you've read all the big names and you're not sure where to go next. Luckily, we're here with five suggestions to make your November bookshelf that little bit heavier.

10 Favorite Faux Deaths In Science Fiction
Death really isn't the end in science fiction... It just depends on whether or not it can be written around later. Here are some of our favorite NotDeaths that prove that the Grim Reaper should really up his game.

The Lost "Cantina Scene" From Abrams' Star Trek
James Kirk stumbles into an exotic alien bazaar on a desert world, in some concept art from a sequence that never made it into J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. Check out more exclusive views from the Trek art book below.

V's Mothership Already Landed In Milwaukee In 2001
Early concept art shows the assymetrical arches and white coolness of the mothership in ABC's V remake - and it turns out the startling similarity to a cutting-edge art museum isn't accidental at all.

What If Moviemakers Swapped Franchises?
The problem with big movie franchises is that you always know what to expect; it's always the same guys making the same movies. But what if you swapped creators and movie franchises around? Here's what'd work - and what wouldn't.

First Kick-Ass Trailer Gets Graphic With Kiddie Vigilantes
The first Kick-Ass teaser trailer is out. Watch the costumed kid cops deal out justice with guns, knives and blood. Proving you don't need superpowers to, well you know...

Seven Ways the World Could End in 2012
So, the world probably won't end in 2012, but that's the date for plenty of imagined apocalypses. We look at the various ways the world ends (or at least radically changes) when the Mayan Long Count Calendar runs out.

The Curious Case of a Woman Addicted to Her Brain Implant
One of the cutting-edge cures for chronic muscle tremors is called a thalamic stimulator - it's a brain implant that delivers current to your thalamus. But it can also cause intensely pleasurable erotic feelings, leading one woman into implant addiction.

Pop-Culture Cyborgs Through The Ages: A Gallery
Cyborgs kick ass with their super-powered robot legs - but they've changed a lot over the years. Here's our roundup of awesome images of cybernetic organisms, bionic superheroes and cyber-villains, from the 1960s to today.

Disaster Movie Moments That Pissed Us Off The Most
Sure, disaster movies are just empty calories of mass destruction - but even when you don't take them seriously, there are always some scenes that you just can't excuse. We've collected the most infuriating moments from the biggest disaster movies.

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