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Everything Peter Jackson added to The Hobbit — with PROOF!

Now that it has been officially confirmed that Peter Jackson will be making a trilogy out of The Hobbit, everyone is asking one basic question. How is that possible? The Hobbit just isn't as big as Lord of the Rings. But Jackson has sworn up and down that there's plenty of material in the book's appendices that… » 8/01/12 2:25pm 8/01/12 2:25pm

The unmatched trippiness of Jim Henson's puppetry before the The Muppet…

It took several decades before the Muppets became the jovial mop-puppet hybrids we know and love today. Before they hung out with Alice Cooper and hosted wrestling competitions, the Muppets lived in a sometimes unsettling world full of hungry dismembered heads, Cookie Monster selling IBM computers, and Kermit… » 11/20/11 4:15pm 11/20/11 4:15pm

Meet The New Characters In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

io9 got a sneak peek Star Wars: The Force Unleashed yesterday. The untold chapter between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope follows a new Sith apprentice who dodges rebels and Stormtroopers alike. Get a sampling of the story line, meet some new characters (and find out… » 5/01/08 11:40am 5/01/08 11:40am

Trapped On A Post-Apocalyptic Highway, In A Robot Truck

All of a sudden, I'm desperate to read Junot Diaz's new science fiction novel — just as soon as he can finish it. Diaz, who just won the Pulitzer Prize for The Brief And Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, a book littered with nerdy references to Star Wars and comics, shared a brief excerpt from his new novel-in-progress, … » 4/16/08 3:30pm 4/16/08 3:30pm