These Are The Movie Sequels We ACTUALLY Want To See

Movie sequels can be boring. Fortunately, you all shared plenty of creative sequel ideas (A space-station musical western as scored by David Bowie? Yes please.) that we really do want to see. Here, as pitched by you, are some our favorite potential sequels — if only someone would make them. » 11/24/14 4:20pm 40 minutes ago

An Aging Fisherman Becomes Intimate With An Increasingly Human Lobster

No, the short film Caterwaul isn't a tale of bestiality, but it is one of a strange relationship between a lonely fisherman and the lobster he decides to take home one day. Even as the lobster longs for the sea and becomes increasingly un-lobster-like, the man can't bear to part from his crustacean companion. » 11/24/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Doctor Who Is Finally Getting Its First Female Writer In 7 Years

Doctor Who's been bringing in a lot of new writers in the past couple years, with some excellent results (notably Jamie Matheson and Neil Cross). But as Neil Gaiman recently pointed out, the show hasn't had any female writers since 2008. Luckily, it looks like Torchwood veteran Catherine Tregenna is writing for season… » 11/24/14 6:52pm Today 6:52pm

Why James Gunn Is Right About Shared Universes

We're living in the age of the Shared Universe - more and more studios want a snifter of Marvel's money, and we're due for even more Cinematic Universes in our moviegoing future. But over the weekend James Gunn raised an excellent point on Facebook that really highlights the potentially ruinous flaw in this new boom. » 11/24/14 4:50pm Today 4:50pm

This Beautiful Glass Dish Proves that Ancient Rome Traded with Japan

Over 1600 years ago, this deep blue glass dish made its way from a Mediterranean workshop, across Central Asia, to its final resting place in a 5th century Japanese grave. The journey may have taken over a century, and gives us a glimpse of what trade was like in the early days of the Silk Road. » 11/24/14 1:28pm Today 1:28pm

Electric Shock Study Shows We'd Rather Hurt Ourselves Than Strangers

How much money would you pay to prevent a complete stranger from being administered an electric shock? And how would that compare to what you'd give up to prevent your own pain? A fascinating new experiment suggests we may be more altruistic than we think. » 11/24/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Super Smash Bros. Wii U: The Kotaku Review

The first time I picked up a controller and turned on the Wii U version of Smash Bros., I felt relief. I was about to play the game the way it was meant to be played: on a TV, with Gamecube controllers, and with as many friends as I could find. » 11/24/14 4:15pm Today 4:15pm

Get 41% Off SKEYE's Nano Quadcopter Drone (Limited Units Available)

As with most new technologies, drones are rapidly evolving to become smaller and lighter. The SKEYE Nano Drone, for instance, can fit in the palm of your hand, but can still pull off impressive tiny aerobatics — and io9 readers can grab one for $34.99 – that's 41% off. At $34.99, this is great for the holidays. » 11/21/14 3:31pm Friday 3:31pm