Space Heroes Who Should Get Movies if Guardians of the Galaxy is a Hit

Will Guardians of the Galaxy be the next Avengers, or the next Green Lantern? Or something in between? Only time will tell — but everybody's dying to see whether Marvel's huge, ambitious bet pays off. And if it does, here are a dozen other space heroes who could rock their own movies. » 2/24/14 12:17pm 2/24/14 12:17pm

Which science fiction TV show do you wish you could personally reboot?

The history of science fiction television is full of shows that have a lot of wonderful stuff... but you just know they could be even more awesome if someone seized their raw potential with both hands. Which classic TV show do you wish you could personally make a new version of? » 5/20/13 2:06pm 5/20/13 2:06pm

Empire of the Sun's new music video has that Buck Rogers season 2 vibe

Remember season two of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, when Hawk joined the cast and suddenly there were a lot more zany helmets and location shoots in the same handful of SoCal planets? This music video is sublimely like that. » 4/29/13 5:08pm 4/29/13 5:08pm

The time Buck Rogers saved the galaxy from the horrors of rock and roll

When 20th century astronaut Buck Rogers was transported to the 25th century, he discovered while many things had changed over the last 500 years, some things stayed the same — namely, that rock and roll is evil and young people are the worst. And in the insanely horrible episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century » 3/29/13 8:00am 3/29/13 8:00am

Which science fictional band do you wish you could jam with?

Science fiction is full of amazing musical acts. If you could rock out with your cosmos out, which musical group from science fiction or fantasy would you want to jam with? We asked over at io9's Facebook group, and now we're putting together a poll. » 2/02/12 4:40pm 2/02/12 4:40pm

The Ultimate History of Cute Robots

Cute robots have been a fixture in the pop culture landscape, ever since C-3PO and R2D2 crashed on Tatooine in the original Star Wars — but there have been cute robots in pop culture for way longer. The history of cute robots is a proud and totally cuddly one, full of beeping, blooping noises. » 12/07/11 2:00pm 12/07/11 2:00pm

When humans punch aliens: the io9 video mix

It's time for another io9 flashback, with this awesome video remix of every scene we could find where a human punches an alien. Set to L.L. Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out," for maximum impact! » 7/21/10 2:30pm 7/21/10 2:30pm

The Most Badass Female Space Pilots Of All Time

Some of the hottest hot-shot pilots in space opera are women. It's a longstanding tradition in science fiction to show women taking the controls of starships, space fighters and star-cruisers, and here are our favorite badass female cockpit jockeys. » 7/10/09 3:13pm 7/10/09 3:13pm

Buck Rogers #0 Makes Fighting Giant Amoebas Look Pretty Fun

Dynamite's Buck Rogers comic series starts with a whole lot of Buck kicking ass (if giant amoebas had them, which I kind of doubt) and taking names (which, actually, the amoebas also don't have). » 4/25/09 4:00pm 4/25/09 4:00pm

Revived Buck Fights Sluggishness

Arriving in stores today is Buck Rogers #0, a 25 cent preview of the upcoming revival of science fiction's first man out of time. Click through for a couple of pages. » 4/22/09 10:00am 4/22/09 10:00am

Buck Rogers' Future Looks Glowing

The Buck Rogers revival officially kicks off in May with the release of the first issue of Dynamite's new Buck comic. But what kind of 25th century should we expect? The hero's new writer explains. » 2/25/09 7:30am 2/25/09 7:30am

Buck Rogers Brings Retro Space-Swashbuckling To The Web

Buck Rogers is coming to the twenty-first century. James Cawley, producer of the Star Trek: Phase II fan series, has gotten the rights to do a Buck Rogers webseries with the same attention to detail. » 1/13/09 2:14pm 1/13/09 2:14pm

Leave Buck Rogers In The Past, Please

This year sees the 80th birthday of time-traveling American hero Buck Rogers, the comic strip and movie serial hero who also made the 25th century both a weekly destination and strangely sexy for a generation of children in the early 1980s (Okay, that last part may have had a lot to do with Erin Gray's Wilma Deering… » 11/16/08 12:00pm 11/16/08 12:00pm