Jodorowsky's Dune Is A Monument To Divine Madness And Doomed Beauty

Alejandro Jodorowsky's unmade movie of Frank Herbert's trippy space opera Dune has long been a legend among film geeks. But now, a new documentary takes us all the way inside this failed production — and inside the minds of the wild visionaries behind it. » 3/21/14 2:45pm 3/21/14 2:45pm

io9 March Madness Sweet 16: Star Wars vs. Dune! Buffy vs. Cthulhu!

We've reached the Sweet Sixteen in our hunt to find the greatest work of science fiction and fantasy ever. Just four competitors are left from each of our regionals, which means you've got some tough choices ahead: Doctor Who or Blade Runner? Harry Potter or Hellboy? Terminator or X-Men? Vote now! » 3/21/14 12:00pm 3/21/14 12:00pm

Incredible Concept Art From The Most Amazing Sci-Fi Movie Never Made

Before we get into the concept art here, you've gotta watch the trailer for Jodorowsky's Dune, a new documentary chronicling the eponymous Chilean director's crazy-ambitious attempt to bring Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic to the big screen in the 1970s. » 2/27/14 5:29pm 2/27/14 5:29pm

A Gallery of Never-Before-Seen Concept Art from David Lynch's Dune

After posting my little memoir about working on Dune, a lot of people asked to see more of the pre-production art. I have a couple of hundred images, far more than I could post here, so I decided on a selection that showed how the look of the movie evolved from conception to completion. » 1/31/14 8:40am 1/31/14 8:40am

10 Pieces of Science Fiction Trivia That Are Helpful in Real Life

We all memorize random bits of information about our favorite science fiction stories, just from long exposure to them. But we're aware, on some level, that it's all useless information. Except that some trivia is anything but trivial. Here are 10 pieces of science fiction trivia that could be really helpful in real… » 12/26/13 10:31am 12/26/13 10:31am

Was Jodorowsky's Dune the most ahead-of-its-time movie ever?

Alejandro Jodorowsky's never-made movie version of Dune is one of the great might-have-beens in science fiction history — featuring designs from some of the greatest artists and an appearance by Salvador Dali. Here's your exclusive first glimpse at the long-awaited documentary about this lost film. » 9/05/13 3:30pm 9/05/13 3:30pm

Which book series went on WAY past its expiration date?

The best science fiction and fantasy books are so addictive, you finish one book and immediately want to reach for the next. Until... they start to go downhill. Because the Law of Diminishing Returns applies to every universe. What's the book series that most outstayed its welcome? » 8/22/13 2:10pm 8/22/13 2:10pm

Rare Dune art from Omni reveals Frank Herbert's original vision

One of the many reasons we're excited for the return of Omni magazine is access to their vaults. Just recently, the new owners of the magazine republished this iconic Dune art from a collection of rare work by John Schoenherr. Not only are these illustrations stunning, but Frank Herbert praised their accuracy. » 8/16/13 11:21am 8/16/13 11:21am

The Closest You'll Ever Come to Watching Jodorowsky's Lost Dune Movie

Back in the mid-1970s, legendary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tried to make a movie of Frank Herbert's Dune, featuring people like Mick Jagger, Orson Welles and Salvador Dali, with designs by H.R. Giger and Chris Foss. It would have been astonishing, whether or not it lived up to the book. Now, a new documentary… » 5/20/13 12:14pm 5/20/13 12:14pm

10 Characters Who Got More Interesting After They Died

Sometimes there’s a character that the writers don’t know what to do with, or who's hit a dead end. What do you do with this superfluous character? How do you up the ante? Kill them. And then have them come back evil (or good), with new powers, or deeply troubled. Here are the 10 characters most improved by death. » 5/01/13 10:13am 5/01/13 10:13am

A critical analysis of David Bowie’s crotch bulge in Labyrinth

Besides the subject mentioned in the headline, today’s “Postal Apocalypse” includes a historical look at butt-wiping technologies, how Cobra gets its funding in G.I. Joe, the worst Star Wars prequel quote, and more. It is possibly my favorite “PA” ever. Please, please keep those awesome questions comin’ to » 4/17/13 8:05am 4/17/13 8:05am