The First Instagram From Space Is Of An Astronaut In A Firefly T-Shirt

Last week, NASA astronaut Steve Swanson sent the first Instagram from space. It was a selfie, naturally, taken before the ISS cupola. But what caught our eye wasn't Swanson's handsome mug or the view of Earth. It was Swanson's shirt, which features a familiar spacecraft and the words: "Shipping & Logistics: Everything's… » 4/16/14 7:20am 4/16/14 7:20am

What If Game Of Thrones Was A Classic Sitcom?

The opening credits would probably look something like this. We're so excited about the return of Game of Thrones on Sunday, we asked our friend Garrison Dean to imagine what the show would look like if it was a classic 1970s-1980s sitcom. But what he came up with was way more insane than we ever expected. » 4/03/14 8:00am 4/03/14 8:00am

io9 March Madness Elite Eight: Lord of the Rings vs. Game of Thrones!

We're down to our last eight competitors in our search for the greatest work in all of science fiction and fantasy. So now it's time for you to vote on today's batch of titanic match-ups, as Star Wars takes on Firefly, Doctor Who battles the X-Men, Lord of the Rings crosses swords with Game of Thrones, and Harry Potter … » 3/24/14 11:50am 3/24/14 11:50am

Science Fiction Vs. Fantasy Round Two: Space Opera and Epic Fantasy!

We've reached the Second Round in our quest to find the ultimate work of science fiction and fantasy, and we've got some brutal match-ups for you to decide. Blade Runner vs. Back to the Future! Star Trek vs. Firefly! Game of Thrones vs. A Wrinkle in Time! Sandman vs. Buffy! Dune vs. Ender's Game! » 3/19/14 12:25pm 3/19/14 12:25pm

It's a full-blown Whedon-palooza at Amazon this weekend

Just a heads up: Amazon's got a nice lineup of stuff on sale this week from Joss Whedon's television oeuvre, with box sets of Buffy, Firefly, and more available in DVD and Blu-Ray offerings. (Firefly and Dollhouse season 1 Blu-rays are region-free, too, which is always nice.) Fans looking to flesh out their collections … » 3/09/14 11:27am 3/09/14 11:27am

These first official Firefly action figures are not particularly shiny

You've waited a long time for Firefly action figures... and now you're probably going to wait a little bit longer. Entertainment Earth has revealed the first pics of Funko's retro-style, Re:Action Firefly figures, and something less than good. But don't despair, because there's still hope! » 2/14/14 7:00pm 2/14/14 7:00pm

Romance Fail: The Worst Fictional Pairings, and Why They Happen

Romance abounds in fiction — and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances too. But sometimes, it's just a bad idea. We see so many fictional couples that the writers clearly thought were a great idea, but are actually disasters. Here are the main signs that a fictional romance is a terrible, awful, bad… » 2/14/14 12:00pm 2/14/14 12:00pm

There's still a way Firefly could come back to television

As much as we would all absolutely love to see more episodes of Firefly, getting the gang back together is a tricky proposition. But former Firefly writer and producer Tim Minear says he wouldn't "foreclose the possibility" of more Firefly and has a proposal for another flight aboard Serenity. » 2/12/14 4:00pm 2/12/14 4:00pm

The Coolest Helmets, Hats and Headpieces in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy is full of amazing pieces of headgear. From space helmets to wizard hats, there are countless examples of cool things to wear on your head. Here are 40 of the most awesome, iconic, and fun examples of hats and helmets from science fiction and fantasy. » 2/11/14 11:10am 2/11/14 11:10am

​Captain Mal and the Serenity finally fly again in This Week's Comics

Yes, the fan-favorite Firefly crew are finally back in action, thanks to Dark horse's new series, while the Dredd movie gets a comic sequel as well. Plus Snowpiercer, super-Brits, Captain Jane T. Kirk (really!) and more, all in this week's comics! » 1/28/14 1:42pm 1/28/14 1:42pm

Too Pretty to Die: The Ultimate Statue of Firefly's Malcolm Reynolds

The Alliance said they were going to waltz through Serenity Valley, but the browncoats made them choke on those words. Here's your exclusive first look at a brand new statue showing Firefly's Mal Reynolds in his darkest hour. Plus a new Firefly/X-Files poster, and a "cutaway" version of Serenity. » 1/20/14 12:10pm 1/20/14 12:10pm

Someone is finally going to make 6-inch Firefly action figures

And that someone is Funko, who we previously told you would be making 6-inch, articulated Game of Thrones figures. And they'll be releasing new Buffy the Vampire Slayer figures too, all due in 2014. I highly suggest saving any cash you might receive as gifts during the holidays — gonna be an expensive year. » 12/17/13 1:11pm 12/17/13 1:11pm