io9 Weekly Roundup

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: 5/8 - 5/14 | Starbuck goes Art Nouveau by Megan Lara.

io9 Weekly RoundupWhat's up with DC Comics' dystopian reality series Flashpoint? Geoff Johns gives us hints

io9 recently caught up with DC Comics architect Geoff Johns to discuss Flashpoint, the publisher's big summer series starring the Flash, a screwed-up timeline, and a truckload of weirdo superheroes saving the world. More »

io9 Weekly RoundupIn Prelude to Foundation, Isaac Asimov delves into psychohistory's sorta psycho history

In the prequel Prelude to Foundation, Isaac Asimov takes us back to see how psychohistory, the science that saved humanity, was born - and it's kind of a crazy ride. More »

io9 Weekly RoundupThe confessions of a Smallville apologist

After 10 years of making a dog's breakfast of the Superman mythos, Smallville is finally off the air, deservedly consigned to that unnamed underworld where bad television rots for eternity. More »

io9 Weekly RoundupOnly "Priest" could make goth vampire cowboys with motorcycles look silly

Priest is one of those movies whose concept design is so beautiful and intriguing that you want desperately to see a story set among its medieval/steampunk Blade Runner-style citiscapes and radioactive wastelands. More »


io9 Weekly RoundupHow philosophy explains why Steven Moffat's monsters are seriously fucking scary

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has created some of the series' most frightening monsters, including the Weeping Angel aliens in "Blink" who creep up when you glance away. More »

io9 Weekly RoundupThe Big Bang: Proof That Not Everybody Can Be Tarantino

Some movies just want to blow shit up and feed you cheesy one-liners, plus the occasional bit of eye-candy. And then there are movies that really want to be clever and meaningful. More »

io9 Weekly Roundup10 Science Fiction and Fantasy Landmarks Worth a Fantastic Journey

You can't travel to other planets or other times - not yet, anyway. But there are plenty of great landmarks from science fiction and fantasy that you can visit, right here on Earth. More »

io9 Weekly RoundupThe Funniest Moments From Stargate History

Yesterday we said goodbye to the darkest Stargate ever made. But now it's time to wipe away the tears, and remember the laughs. Here they are, the funniest moments from Stargate. More »

io9 Weekly RoundupWinter is Coming to Japan: Manga Game of Thrones book covers are glorious to behold

The Japanese editions of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire are a thing of beauty, thanks to covers by artists Ken Sugawara, Yasushi Suzuki and Noriko Meguro. More »

io9 Weekly RoundupThe 10 most absurd superhero drug freakouts

Cyborgs, aliens, and highfalutin space gods aren't the only perils superheroes face. No, sometimes they battle sentient cocaine or mind-control methamphetamines. More »

io9 Weekly RoundupWilliam S. Burroughs' Wild Ride with Scientology

In 1959, the same year Olympia Press published his most famous novel Naked Lunch, the writer William S. Burroughs visited the restaurant of his friend and collaborator, Brion Gysin, in Tangiers. More »

io9 Weekly RoundupStargate Universe comes of age with a bittersweet finale

Last night, we said goodbye to Stargate Universe. In a strange way, the finale was almost parallel to the manner in which this series was canned. More »

io9 Weekly Roundup"We Must Be Prepared For Wonders:" The Revelations That Never Were From Dr. Livingstone

Most of us are familiar to a limited degree with the story of Dr. David Livingstone (1813-1873): his disappearance, his October, 1871 discovery in Ujiji, Tanzania, by Henry Stanley (1841-1904), and Stanley's greeting to Livingstone... More »

io9 Weekly RoundupThe 10 Best Star Trek Episodes

Star Trek, in all its various incarnations, has changed the way we see science fiction on television - not once, but over and over. Not only that, but Trek has made us think about human nature in a new way More »

io9 Weekly RoundupNew diamond aerogel is so light that it's like "frozen smoke" made of diamonds

Researchers have figured out a way to make diamond aerogel. The aerogel is only 40 times as dense as air. Someday, it may coat the windows, the TV, and the inside of a person's body. More »