There's a 50-50 chance of another 9/11-sized attack within a decade

As we approach the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, we can be grateful that nothing like it has happened since. But that doesn't mean that something very much like 9/11 — or even worse — couldn't happen again. In fact, new research suggests that we may be seriously underestimating the risk of another… » 9/05/12 12:00pm 9/05/12 12:00pm

Video Game-Turned-Movie Channels 9/11 Fears

Movie deals aren't just for comic books that nobody's read any more — now they're for video games that nobody's played as well. Fox has optioned a science fiction game still in development, Zero-G, about a new "never before seen" superweapon that destroys a major U.S. city. It sounds like it's coming a bit late to the… » 4/29/08 12:06pm 4/29/08 12:06pm

Star Trek Art Show in NYC Is a Response to 9/11

Devorah Sperber has some pretty fancy reasons for thinking that Star Trek should be converted into complicated works of abstract art — she loves the idea of the "mirror worlds" and layers of reality in classic Trek. But seriously, Sperber, you don't need to intellectualize with us. We know why it's important to have… » 3/19/08 11:55am 3/19/08 11:55am

Cloverfield Designer Tells io9 About the Movie's "Stark Realism"

How do you design an effects-heavy disaster movie to look good through a handheld digital camera? We talked to Martin Whist, the production designer of Cloverfield, the monster movie which comes out Jan. 18. Also, we have a hotly debated possible model of the movie's monster, from creature designer Peter Konig. Click… » 1/07/08 8:00am 1/07/08 8:00am