Watch The Full Diva Dance Opera Performance From The Fifth Element

We only catch glimpses of it in the film, but here you can watch French actress Maïwenn Besco's entire green screen rendition of the Diva Dance Opera performance from The Fifth Element, in all its arm-flapping glory. » 8/02/14 9:15am 8/02/14 9:15am

Crowdfund A Kid's Book By Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal's Creator

Zach Weiner, creator of the smart and hilarious webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, has written a children's book, and you can help bring it into the world. You can also fund a movie adaptation of one of the web's smartest comics, a fan film about Harry Potter's Mauraders, and more! » 6/06/14 12:40pm 6/06/14 12:40pm

8-Bit Fifth Element Has The Most Adorable Multipass Moment

Be warned — watching this super-cute Fifth Element edition of 8-Bit Cinema will make you want to watch the whole movie, right now. » 4/16/14 10:48am 4/16/14 10:48am

Astoundingly Beautiful Concept Art from The Fifth Element

A number of brilliant artists contributed their unique vision to The Fifth Element, including Gaultier and Moebius. But one of the main influences on the film was Jean-Claude Mezieres, the comics artist whose time-travel comic director Luc Besson is adapting. Check out some of Mezieres' original Fifth Element » 3/05/14 3:11pm 3/05/14 3:11pm

​12 Aliens Who Came to Earth to Save Humanity

What with wars, destroying the environment, and general imbecility, humanity is constantly getting itself into trouble. More than a few kindly aliens have come to Earth trying to help us change our ways, and for the most part, we've tried to kill them. Here are a dozen aliens that, directly or indirectly, tried to… » 2/24/14 10:07am 2/24/14 10:07am

Last night's Nikita was one of the best hours of TV I've seen in ages

How do you follow up one of the weirdest cliffhangers in television history? With an episode chock full of jaw-dropping moments and one terrible shock. They could have called this "The Last Temptation of Nikita." This show is going out on an amazing high note. » 12/21/13 11:30am 12/21/13 11:30am

What's the sexiest science fiction or fantasy movie of all time?

Escapism is sexy. There's something beguiling and enticing about the idea of stepping into other worlds and having larger-than-life adventures. So it's no surprise that so many science fiction and fantasy movies are hella sexy. But which is the sexiest? » 12/13/13 2:36pm 12/13/13 2:36pm

What's the greatest chase scene in all science fiction and fantasy?

Science fiction and fantasy are full of heroic quests and bad guys who want something badly — and often, this leads to people chasing each other. In space, in the air, on the ground, under the sea... But what's the most thrilling chase scene of all science fiction and fantasy? » 10/10/13 2:00pm 10/10/13 2:00pm

Luc Besson still wants to make another Fifth Element

Fifth Element director Luc Besson doesn't exactly want to make a sequel to his famous space opera — but another film, in the same vein and with the same ideas. Which he would direct. » 9/12/13 5:18pm 9/12/13 5:18pm

Superheroes in Bondage, as Photographed by Richard Kadrey [NSFW]

Lela Gwenn had a dream: cosplay as some of her favorite heroes, and then get tied up and photographed by Sandman Slim author Richard Kadrey. The model and writer raised over $4000 on Kickstarter to make it happen, and here's your first look at the results, exclusively on io9. » 6/11/13 4:00pm 6/11/13 4:00pm

Supercut: Every Scene Where Someone is Facing Something Incredible (and…

You might not have realized how common the "back to the camera" shot is, especially in science fiction and fantasy movies where people are facing a splendid vista. Until you watch this supercut, that is. » 4/10/13 11:20am 4/10/13 11:20am

What's the Best Futuristic Uniform in the entire Universe?

If pop culture is to believed, future starship crews and workers will don winged hats, layered tank tops and slutty Moon suits. But what's the absolute hands-down best uniform in science fiction? » 3/21/13 4:21pm 3/21/13 4:21pm

10 Best Gonzo Science Fiction Movies in the Whole Crazy Universe

The coolest science fiction movies are often ones which unscrew your head and then screw it back on, slightly askew. But a select few movies go even further, pouring some rainbow soup into your head while it's still semi-detached. This weekend sees the release of John Dies at the End, which is part of a proud… » 1/23/13 10:00am 1/23/13 10:00am

12 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Are Just Pure Nonstop Fun

Many of our favorite movies feature quiet, introspective moments or deep philosophical discussions in between the scenes where everything is exploding and everyone is running in every possible direction. And that's great. But sometimes, you just want a movie that hits the ground running, and keeps running at top… » 11/30/12 10:05am 11/30/12 10:05am

The Best Black Friday Deals for Science Fiction and Fantasy Schwag

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, which means one thing: crazy consumer rampages, and mall crowd scenes that will make Dawn of the Dead look mellow by comparison. Luckily, you can score some amazing Black Friday deals for science fiction and fantasy merch, without leaving your home. » 11/22/12 2:01pm 11/22/12 2:01pm

Doggy Leeloo might be the greatest Fifth Element cosplay ever

Skimpy outfits don't look good on everyone, but this pooch pulls it off. It's just proof that a great wig and the right expression can bring even the most daring look to life. » 11/17/12 8:00am 11/17/12 8:00am

10 Most Inexplicably Tiny Outfits in Science Fiction History

When you boldly venture into the unknown, you have to show some skin to prove your total bravery. So skimpy, ultra-revealing outfits are a major part of science fiction in film and television, and the genre world would be nothing without these inexplicably tiny outfits. » 10/05/12 10:38am 10/05/12 10:38am

How a Remote-Controlled Cyborg Cockroach Could Save Your Life

Proving once again that this is Luc Besson's world, and we're just living in it, the world has moved one step closer to the Fifth Element. That's right, remote-controlled cockroaches. The iBionicS Lab at North Carolina State recently presented a paper at the IEEE describing a robotics system for controlling a… » 9/14/12 1:40pm 9/14/12 1:40pm

Ripley and her Alien Chestburster are beatified as Madonna and Child

Over the course of four movies, Ripley goes from Alien survivor to Alien mother. This painting by Jska Priebe casts the action heroine as a saintly Madonna, cradling her Xenomorph baby. » 7/22/12 8:00am 7/22/12 8:00am