Mike Myers Returns To SNL As Dr. Evil To Bash North Korea, Sony

Mike Myers stopped by SNL last night to reprise his role as Austin Powers villain Dr. Evil, interrupting the show's cold open to chastise Sony and North Korea for "giving evil organizations a bad name." » 12/21/14 9:10am 12/21/14 9:10am

An Architect's Guide to Famous Villain's Lairs

Say what you want about villains, they have spectacular architecture. But they're also a nightmare to create — which is why we don't have more undersea bases or faces carved into mountains in real life. Here are the weirdest design specs of some of the most famous villain lairs. » 9/10/14 12:04pm 9/10/14 12:04pm

10 Best Spy-Fi Movies of All Time

Spies are like the better dressed version of superheroes. They stop supervillains from destroying the world, and they do incredible superhuman feats, with the help of insane gadgets and vehicles. With a new Bourne movie in theaters on Friday, it's a great time to celebrate the "spy-fi" genre, that combines spies and… » 8/07/12 10:05am 8/07/12 10:05am

10 Robots With Good Reasons to Rise Up Against Humanity

Tell me, what did we ever do to Skynet? I bet it spent its days in an air-conditioned military base, having all its needs attended to and — if it had held out for just a bit longer — would get its pick of the internet's XXX-rated chat sites. There was no reason for it to go all Terminator on us. Here, though, are ten… » 7/13/12 10:10am 7/13/12 10:10am

Upcoming Movie Sequels that Are More Pointless than Ghost Rider 2

This month is like exhibit A for Hollywood's propensity to churn out sequels that nobody asked for. You've got Journey 2, opening today. And then next week, there's Ghost Rider 2, in which Nic Cage tries to "improve" upon the first flaming-skull motorcycle movie. » 2/10/12 2:00pm 2/10/12 2:00pm

Watch West Virginia's Senate candidate's insane Star Wars campaign ads

West Virginia Governor, Joe Manchin, uses the Force for political gain. Watch as the Senatorial candidate paints his opponent as a Sith lord, and then shoots a TIE Fighter down with a rifle. There's a disturbance in the Force, indeed. » 10/29/10 6:30am 10/29/10 6:30am

io9 Mad Scientist Smackdown: Walter Bishop faces Doctor Evil!

Sure, Walter Bishop's crazy ass managed to vanquish Reed Richards AND Victor Frankenstein... but today he faces a professional! Doctor fricken Evil! We're turning up the heat on io9's Mad Scientist Smackdown! » 9/22/10 5:30pm 9/22/10 5:30pm

What Was The Last Movie You Saw Without Knowing Anything About It?

When was the last time you walked into a movie, without knowing anything beyond the title and maybe who was in it? Not even seeing the trailer first? These days, it's hard to believe such an experience even exists. » 4/06/10 4:00pm 4/06/10 4:00pm

Six Signs You Might Be Dating a Robot

You've met someone new, and things are going great, but you start to notice something off about them. Could your significant other be a robot in disguise? Check our list for the possible signs. » 9/10/09 2:08pm 9/10/09 2:08pm

Sex Robots Who Kill: Is Anything Deadlier?

As soon as we have convincing(ish) androids and gynoids, we'll create pleasure-droids. And soon after that, those sex-machines will use their super-powerful thigh muscles to try and kill us. Here are 15 examples of the sexy robot death that awaits you in the future. » 5/20/09 1:53pm 5/20/09 1:53pm

Do We Really Need To Know More About Dr. Evil's Inner Humanity?

Click to viewMike Myers has taken the wrong lesson from The Love Guru's failure to attain box-office Nirvana: he's going back to his only non-animated vehicle that still runs. Myers is hard at work on the script for Austin Powers 4... but it gets worse. It's going to be autobiograhical. » 7/31/08 2:20pm 7/31/08 2:20pm

Will Fembots Make A Return In Austin Powers 4?

If you've been having withdrawal symptoms from seeing Mike Myers dressing up in elaborate costumes and making fart/sex jokes, hang in there! DirectorJay Roach says another movie about superspy Austin Powers could be in the works. And Roach confirmed that star Mike Myers was also "thinking about it." There's no script,… » 5/21/08 11:00am 5/21/08 11:00am

21 Ways To Eradicate Campiness From Science Fiction

Click to viewEver since the first cheesy monster or goofy robot leered out from the cover of a pulpy magazine, science fiction has struggled to shake off a certain tinge of campiness. No matter how hard creators may try to tell cool stories, that slightly ironic silliness is always lurking just outside the frame. And… » 5/05/08 4:00pm 5/05/08 4:00pm

How to Travel Through Time in Nine Easy Steps

Everyone wants a personal time travel device, but with so many different devices to choose from, how do you make a well-informed decision? Everyone knows about Doc Brown's Delorean, the Doctor's TARDIS, and H.G. Wells' contrapulation, but what about some of the other time time travel gizmos? We walk you through the… » 2/07/08 11:35am 2/07/08 11:35am