The Real Story About That Wheel Of Time Pilot That Aired Last Night

The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan is one of the most popular book series of all time. So you'd think the first episode of a TV version would air with massive fanfare... so why did the pilot air in the middle of the night instead? We reached out to the producers and found out why. Now updated with more info! » 2/09/15 1:51pm 2/09/15 1:51pm

How The Wachowskis Tried To Shoot "The Most Beautiful Chase Ever Filmed"

Co-directors Andy and Lana Wachowski only had six minutes every day to shoot a single giant chase scene for their space opera Jupiter Ascending. Why could they only film the chase at one time of day? They explain in our exclusive interview. Plus they tell io9 why they're so obsessed with telling stories about "The… » 2/04/15 1:09pm 2/04/15 1:09pm

Read An Exclusive Chapter Of Catherynne M. Valente's New Fairyland Book!

Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland series has captured the imaginations of kids and perspicacious adults alike — and now, the fourth volume in the series, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, is coming out in March. But no need to wait — we've got an exclusive excerpt, in which a troll becomes a boy. » 1/26/15 10:43am 1/26/15 10:43am

Scott McCloud's Graphic Novel The Sculptor Is Amazing. See For Yourself!

Scott McCloud is a legend in comics, both for his series like Zot! and for his books like Understanding Comics. And now, his long-awaited graphic novel, The Sculptor, comes out on Feb. 3. We've got some exclusive preview pages — you're going to want to click the little magnifying glass to enlarge these. » 1/26/15 8:30am 1/26/15 8:30am

The Inside Scoop On The Movie Version Of YA Book Classic House Of Stairs

House of Stairs by William Sleator is an intense, dark story, and it would make a fantastic movie. So it's fantastic news that a House of Stairs movie is in the pipeline, with a goal of starting production in September or October. We talked to a producer and got the inside scoop on the film. » 1/23/15 12:30pm 1/23/15 12:30pm

First Peek At Weird Al Yankovic As The Adventure Time Game's Evil Wizard

We can pretty much never get too much of Adventure Time, the cartoon show about a boy and a mutant dog in a cute/crazy post-apocalyptic world. So we're chuffed to feature an exclusive first look at the villain of the next Adventure Time game — the Doodle Wizard, voiced by "Weird" Al Yankovic. » 1/19/15 6:30am 1/19/15 6:30am

Get a Sneak Peek at The Librarians Finale With Actor John Kim

As you can see from this exclusive clip from the first part of Sunday's two-part finale, The Librarians is already one of the most charming shows on television. In advance of the epic finale, we talked to star John Kim (Ezekiel Jones) about what's next for the crew, Ezekiel's superpower, and the ad-libbing prowess of… » 1/16/15 4:30am 1/16/15 4:30am

What The 12 Monkeys Showrunner Learned From Writing For Terminator: SCC

Creating a TV show based on 12 Monkeys is a daunting prospect. There's the closed-ended movie storyline, plus all that twisty time-travel. Luckily, the showrunner of 12 Monkeys, Natalie Chaidez, was a writer for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She tells io9 what lessons from Terminator she brought to Monkeys. » 1/15/15 11:00am 1/15/15 11:00am

Forget Skynet: How Person Of Interest Depicts A Realistic A.I. Uprising

Tons of science fiction stories have shown artificial intelligence turning against us — but Person of Interest has broken new ground in showing an A.I. takeover that most people don't even know is happening. Creators Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman tell io9 why their show's take on A.I. revolt is subtler than Skynet. » 1/13/15 1:19pm 1/13/15 1:19pm

Exclusive Vice Clip: Thomas Jane's Answer To The Voight-Kampff Test

In Vice, Thomas Jane plays a cop who's investigating a resort where androids have gone wild. And as this exclusive clip from the movie shows, he doesn't need to ask any questions about turtles to spot a rogue android. He just asks if he can "imprint" you. The results are pretty entertaining. » 1/08/15 12:19pm 1/08/15 12:19pm

How Predesination's Sarah Snook Tackled The Weirdest Love Story Ever

Sarah Snook is winning raves for her intense performance in the time-travel thriller Predestination. And if you've read the Heinlein story it's based on, "All You Zombies," you'll know how tough her role is. We talked to Snook about dealing with paradoxes — and relationships — that would make your head explode. » 1/08/15 11:30am 1/08/15 11:30am

Exclusive Clip Of The Zombie Monkey Horde From REC 4: Apocalypse 

This is it: it's the very last REC movie in the long line of insane zombie REC movies. And to celebrate the long journey, this horror franchise has moved from a little apartment filmed in night vision to a full freaking apocalypse. We give you an exclusive look at REC 4: Apocalypse's ZOMBIE MONKEYS. » 1/07/15 2:47pm 1/07/15 2:47pm

Watch Person Of Interest's Crew Go Inside The Brains Of Wall Street

Lately, Person of Interest has been serving up trenchant commentary about the ways that computers rule our lives, thanks to its story of clashing A.I.s. But tomorrow night's episode is going to go even deeper into our computer dependence — just watch this exclusive clip, where we go inside the real brains of Wall St. » 1/05/15 4:12pm 1/05/15 4:12pm