How Will The Walking Dead Finally End?

Greetings, folks! It’s your friendly neighborhood post-apocalyptic fake mailman here, and I have to tell you, my mailbag is full to bursting! It’s really heavy! It may actually get me killed, because I move really slowly while carrying it! But my imminent, easily avoidable death is worth it, as long as I get to keep… » 11/06/13 8:00am 11/06/13 8:00am

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

The Tumblr blog MovieBarcode offers us a very different look at some of our favorite films. Individual frames from each film are compressed into thin digital strips and compiled into barcode-like sequences, giving us a sense of how the color palette changes across a film and sometimes across a franchise. » 2/24/13 10:00am 2/24/13 10:00am

Science Fiction Movies That Start With Deep Personal Monologues

Some science fiction movies start out with a more personal touch — one character giving an internal monologue about their feelings. Either it's a character being introspective, or it's some kind of noir deal, where the person talks about their pain in a hardcore, tough-guy way. Here are some of our faves: » 12/11/12 1:30pm 12/11/12 1:30pm

The most secret agencies dedicated to making sure you're only seeing a…

The philosopher Plato once posed the Allegory of the Cave in his work, The Republic. He thought that, if prisoners spent all of their lives chained in a cave and facing a wall, their only experience would be watching the shadows on that wall. They never understand that there are things beyond that wall. The… » 3/10/11 9:00am 3/10/11 9:00am

Are We Seeing The Rise Of Alzheimer's Horror?

It's the ultimate terror: The number of people with Alzheimer's and other age-related dementia will double in the next 20 years. And we're starting to see more horrific tales about forgetting, or people losing their personalities. Welcome to Alzheimer's horror. » 10/28/09 9:00am 10/28/09 9:00am

Science Fiction Movies That Start With Deep Personal Monologues

Some science fiction movies start out with a more personal touch — one character giving an internal monologue about their feelings. Either it's a character being introspective, or it's some kind of noir deal, where the person talks about their pain in a hardcore, tough-guy way. Here are some of our faves: » 6/12/09 12:00pm 6/12/09 12:00pm

Proyas: "Knowing Is The Polar Opposite Of National Treasure"

Nicolas Cage's apocalyptic movie Knowing brings a lot of surprises, says director Alex Proyas. He explained to us how he crafted a widescreen action-adventure, with a spooky family drama at its core. Spoilers below... » 1/29/09 11:34am 1/29/09 11:34am

The Best Conspiracies in Sci-Fi

This week's X-Files 2 » 7/25/08 4:10pm 7/25/08 4:10pm release will have everyone wanting to believe in vast government conspiracies. But Cigarette-Smoking Man isn't the only shadowy villain by far. Authors like Philip K. Dick and Margaret Atwood were feeding us conspiracies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner before was even on the air. We've…

Exclusive Psychokinetic Freak Out Clip From "Dark City" DVD

Here's an exclusive clip from the new "director's cut" DVD » 7/24/08 5:42pm 7/24/08 5:42pm of classic dark scifi , which is coming out July 29. In addition to never-before-seen footage, the DVD includes three commentary tracks, an introduction by director Alex Proyas, Neil Gaiman's review of the film, an "Architecture of Dreams" featurette, a…

Sci Fi Must Be Pretty Above All?

Never mind the quality, dig the visuals. That's the sentiment being expressed over at Warren Ellis's Whitechapel message board, where fans are talking about the films that may not be very good, but are still very watchable. What are their suggestions for what looks great but ultimately tastes less so? » 3/24/08 1:11pm 3/24/08 1:11pm

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Mix Tourette's With Precognition, and You Get Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage will be starring in Knowing, where he apparently has knowledge about the future, and Tourette's syndrome. Alex Proyas, who also directed Dark City (yay!) and I, Robot (meh) will direct this flick about a man who digs up a time capsule and finds information inside that he and his son might be responsible… » 1/21/08 12:00pm 1/21/08 12:00pm

The Seasonal Affective Disorder Virtual Reality Film Festival


Bad weather has trapped you in the house, and it's getting darker outside every day. You're feeling depressed and crazy. What you need is a dose of dystopian cinema that's all about how the dark world you inhabit is just the product of some AI's fevered imagination. io9 always wants to make you feel worse, so we've… » 12/04/07 2:30pm 12/04/07 2:30pm