Marcel Theroux' Strange Bodies is the most tragic vision of immortality

You think you know how terrible immortality could be? Forget your sad vampires and your lonely gods — the new book Strange Bodies by Marcel Theroux has the saddest version of living forever. And the most saddening part? It's a distortion of the writer's greatest dream: to live on through your words. »2/10/14 7:40pm2/10/14 7:40pm

Supercut: "Dragged to the Altar" Scenes from Science Fiction & Fantasy

Weddings are magical and transformative — except when you're being forced to marry someone against your will. Just the other day one of our favorite shows featured a shotgun wedding. To celebrate, here's our collection of scenes where an unwilling bride or groom is tying the knot. With no recent spoilers. »5/22/13 1:00pm5/22/13 1:00pm

io9's March TV Madness: Star Trek vs. The X-Files! Plus the Whedon Invitational Tournament!

The Final Four is now set, in our quest to find the greatest science fiction and fantasy TV show of them all. And today, you'll be voting on the first of two titanic semifinal match-ups. The X-Files vs. the original Star Trek: who ya got!? Also, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the rest finally put in an… »3/25/13 3:02pm3/25/13 3:02pm

Myths About Joss Whedon (That Keep Non-Whedonistas Away)

Absolutely everybody on the planet saw Joss Whedon's The Avengers a few times — but still, many of our fellow humans have yet to delve into the Whedon back catalog. Possibly even including you. With Whedon filming the pilot for his new S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show right now, this is the perfect time to immerse yourself in the… »2/08/13 3:55pm2/08/13 3:55pm

We could be watching The CW's answer to The Hunger Games this fall

On paper, The CW's show The Selection sounds like a slam dunk: a TV version of Hunger Games, set 300 years in the future, where the reward for winning is to marry a handsome prince. But when The CW actually filmed a pilot last year, the results were apparently not satisfactory — perhaps not surprising, given some… »1/23/13 3:20pm1/23/13 3:20pm

10 Movies and TV Shows Where Everybody Probably Died 5 Minutes After the End

Hollywood loves to give us happy endings — but often as not, when the good guys scrape a last-minute victory in the face of incredible odds, you're left wondering how long it'll last. Maybe part of the reason why that victory seems so miraculous is because it'll never work. »2/07/12 1:00pm2/07/12 1:00pm

TV Pilots That Are as Good as Most Summer Movies

The fall TV season is beginning, and that means one thing — you're finally going to get to see the TV pilots that the networks have been sweating over for a year. Most of them will totally suck — even if the shows they launch wind up being good. But a few of them will be amazing, full of killer action and interesting… »9/12/11 4:46pm9/12/11 4:46pm