What's The Cheesiest Science Fiction Or Fantasy Movie Of The 1980s?

The 1980s were a special time. There were neon colors, new wave music, morning in America, and piles of cocaine. And movies that just... went for it. There were Conan rip-offs, Mad Max rip-offs andStar Wars rip-offs. But what's the absolute cheesiest genre movie made in the 1980s? » 9/22/14 2:00pm 3 minutes ago

Which Brand New Fall TV Show Will Be The First To Be Cancelled?

Tonight marks the start of the fall TV season in earnest. And the networks are rolling out tons of new shows, hoping to capture your eyeballs week after week. But every year, there's at least one show that crashes and burns after a few episodes. Time to vote: Which new show is this year's Do No Harm? » 9/22/14 1:30pm 33 minutes ago

Kirk Cameron's "Crocoduck" Came Back To Bite Him In The Ass

A few years ago, ex-teen heartthrob Kirk Cameron went on Fox News as a pitchman for young-Earth creationism. Claiming there were no transitional fossils, he ridiculed evolution saying that, if it were true, we would have duck-crocodile hybrids. Ha, ha—oh, wait, scientists found a dinosaur that's half duck, half croc. » 9/22/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Trench Warfare in World War I Was a Smarter Strategy Than You Realize

History remembers trench warfare as wasteful, futile, and uninspired, but in reality it was a deeply thought-out system that underwent constant revision. Here's how it worked during World War I. » 9/22/14 11:11am Today 11:11am

Chris Foss Designed Totally Thrilling Rocket Sled Art For Flash Gordon

The 1980 Flash Gordon movie was a completely berserk masterpiece of weird visuals and over-the-top insanity. But it could have featured even more striking designs in one area: master designer Chris Foss (Alien, A.I., Jodorowsky's Dune) created designs for the Hawkmen's rocket sled that Flash rides, which weren't used. » 9/22/14 10:47am Today 10:47am

Our Vampire Hunters Reveal Their "Master" Plan On The Strain

It's the antepenultimate episode of The Strain, so it's high time the show finally got down to business. It's Team Vampire Hunter versus The Master in a no-holds-barred match to the death! Only one side will survive! (Please ignore the fact that there are two episodes left and The Strain was renewed for a second… » 9/22/14 10:40am Today 10:40am

​7 Cartoons Screwed Over By Their Own Toylines

It's not just enough to make a good cartoon any more. Too often, animated shows are dependent on selling action figures in order to stay on the air, ratings (and quality) be damned. Here are seven shows whose fates would have been far different if they had gotten their merchandising together… » 9/22/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

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Running a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your devices ensures that you're securely connected, protects your data, and allows you to access region-blocked content. For a little while, io9 readers can get 70% off 3 years of VPN Unlimited's Premier Plan. That's 50 cents/month for peace of mind online – not bad. » 8/20/14 5:23pm 8/20/14 5:23pm