Neal Stephenson's Kickstarter Game Is Dead

Two years ago, beloved science-fiction writer Neal Stephenson launched a crowdfunding campaign to start making a realistic swordfighting game. The Clang Kickstarter notched more than $500,000 towards that end. But a game never materialized and, as announced today, people who backed Clang are starting to get their… » 9/19/14 3:24am Today 3:24am

Redesigning the MSD of Star Trek's USS Voyager

Star Trek Online's upcoming expansion firmly puts the focus on Star Trek: Voyager. Alongside returning to the Delta Quadrant, the Art team have had to tweak the ship's LCARS cutaway schematics to better suit their needs - giving us our best ever look at the inner workings of the Federation's finest Intrepid-Class ship. » 9/19/14 1:08am Today 1:08am

The Sexy/Crazy Eating-Sashimi-With-Prehensile-Hair Scene From 47 Ronin

47 Ronin had a lot of problems... but it also had Rinko Kikuchi as a sexy witch who uses her prehensile hair to eat sashimi, as she apparently tries to seduce the captive Mika (Ko Shibasaki). There is nothing sexier than hair-chopsticks and raw fish. NOTHING. And we've got one more scene below. » 9/18/14 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

The Followup To Enthiran Is A Whole New Level Of Kollywood Insanity

You would expect the director of Enthiran, the logic-defying Bollywood robot movie, to go to some pretty extreme lengths to top himself. What you would not expect is pretty much all of the insanity in this new trailer for I, the new movie from Enthiran director Shankar. Including a female motorcycle, a barbell lady,… » 9/18/14 5:36pm Yesterday 5:36pm

Camera Traps Capture "Fantastically Bizarre" Animal Hitchhiking

Earlier this month, conservationists working in South Africa's Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park were very suprised when they reviewed photos snapped by their camera trap. Images revealed a mongoose-like genet hitch-hiking on the backs of at least two different species of animals — behavior never seen in the mammal. » 9/18/14 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

What We Love (And Hate) About Shared Cinematic Universes

In Marvel and DC's two pantheons of superhero movies and TV series, we've seen two very different approaches to putting together a shared universe. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of each version? And what's so great about a shared universe, anyway? » 9/18/14 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

How Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Went From Concept Art To Screen

While we do love concept art that gives us an alternate universe version of movies, it's incredibly fascinating to see how final, approved concept art translates from a simple illustration to a scene on film. Compare these gorgeous Dawn of the Planet of the Apes concept pieces to images from the movie itself. » 9/18/14 4:22pm Yesterday 4:22pm

Read Two Shocking Issues Of Terminator: The Last Battle Right Here!

The human resistance dealt a major blue to Skynet in the 2009 movie Terminator Salvation, but the war wasn't over. The saga continues in Dark Horse's sequel series The Last Battle, written by J. Michael Straczynski, where John Connor leads a desperate final battle in which he may pay the ultimate price. Spoilers ahead! » 9/18/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

What's Hiding Beneath The Surface Of Kraken Mare, Titan's Largest Sea?

The largest body of liquid on Saturn's moon Titan is the formidably named Kraken Mare, a sea of methane that sprawls some 400,000 km 2 across the moon's north polar region. Next week, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will perform a flyby of Titan in search of wave activity atop this colossal sea of hydrocarbon. » 9/18/14 3:20pm Yesterday 3:20pm

The First Look At The Computer Animated Popeye Is So, So Strange

What's stranger: seeing the oddly off-putting forearms of newly CGed Popeye cartoon or how you can see every single hair on each character? From Bluto's chest to main character Popeye's eyelashes, it's mesmerizing. But for an updated piece of television, it still has some of the old-timey charm. Watch. » 9/18/14 3:15pm Yesterday 3:15pm

Get 1 TB of Military Grade Online Backup For $19 From iDrive

Cloud backup has become essential for everyone. However, the more devices you have, the more complicated it gets. iDrive is different, making multi-device backup and syncing dead simple. Now, io9 readers can grab 1 year of iDrive's 1 TB cloud backup plan for $19. An absurdly good deal, if I do say so myself. » 9/16/14 9:44pm Tuesday 9:44pm