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 50 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

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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