The Best Spy Comedy Is: Get Smart

It's spy week here at io9, and every night we'll be highlighting a particularly stellar example of spy fiction. Tonight: parody and humor. And the king of it all, Get Smart. (Don't worry, you'll get the chance to tell me how wrong I am.) » 2/10/15 1:30am 2/10/15 1:30am

Who's your favorite bumbling hero of all time?

James Bond and Batman do everything perfectly the first time. But sometimes, the best hero is the one who bumbles and screws everything up — right until he or she suddenly saves the day with a brilliant maneuver. Who's the greatest accident-prone hero ever? » 2/13/14 1:51pm 2/13/14 1:51pm

Ultra is the weakest secret organization ever, on The Tomorrow People

Last week's Tomorrow People saw Ultra raising its game. The organization dedicated to hunting down super-mutants actually showed some teeth — but this week, Ultra is weaker than ever. To the point where I'm starting to wonder if the boastful name is a case of overcompensation. Spoilers ahead... » 11/14/13 1:01pm 11/14/13 1:01pm

Form blazing sword! Awesome new Voltron concept art gives us hope for…

Voltron and RoBeast tear New York to shreds, in awesome new concept art from the apparently-not-dead Voltron movie. Check out another image below. » 9/16/10 2:30pm 9/16/10 2:30pm


Oct 6
The Gate: Special Edition
If ever a movie ever deserved a special edition, it'd be this 1987 classic starring the child that was Stephen Dorff at the time releasing all manner of beasties into the world via an interdimensional portal that was previously buried under a tree. Okay, maybe not, but it's getting one… » 9/13/09 12:00pm 9/13/09 12:00pm

The io9 Guide To 2009's Fall DVD Releases

Last week, we told you about the movies reaching theaters this fall, but it has to be said: Sometimes, even just going to the theater seems like too much hassle. Here's what you can watch at home, instead. » 9/13/09 12:00pm 9/13/09 12:00pm

16 Great Characters with Numbers For Names

This week, we're gearing up for 9, Shane Acker's film about nine animated rag dolls, each known only by their number. With that in mind, we list 16 other characters who have numerical monikers. » 8/31/09 2:36pm 8/31/09 2:36pm

Are You Ready For Dark Knight Voltron?

It had to happen: Voltron is getting a live-action big-budget remake, courtesy of the producers who brought you Get Smart, Wanted and The Dark Knight — with a focus on being Transformers, but with added human spirit. Be very afraid. » 7/22/09 10:00am 7/22/09 10:00am

More Maxwell Coming Your Way In Get Smart 2

After the good-not-great performance that Get Smart » 10/08/08 9:30am 10/08/08 9:30am did at the box office — combined with it being one of the only comedies without Seth Rogen in it — it was only a matter of time until the WB locked down Steve Carell for another movie. According to the trades: "The studio is mobilizing a sequel for Carell to return…

Let's Hope Get Smart Sequel Doesn't Get Too Dumb

Despite her ongoing reinvention as a serious actress (see this week » 9/23/08 10:34am 9/23/08 10:34am's with the weird cover) Anne Hathaway is dying to do another movie. Since the first one did ($129 million domestically, $223 million worldwide) she may get her chance. Unfortunately, her idea for what would happen in a sequel is a little ooky.…

Universe's Greatest Garbage Ship Finally Conquers DVD

The silliest science fiction comedy of all time is finally coming to DVD. The short-lived 1970s show Quark » 8/11/08 2:00pm 8/11/08 2:00pm bounced between parodying and , and just making up its own demented jokes about Ficus the plant guy. We were pleased to discover we weren't the only ones who loved this show, when we from it in February. The…

The Original Max Smart Vs. The Cylons

Maxwell Smart chases a one-eyed killer... straight into a Cylon battlezone out of Battlestar Galactica, in this clip from the 1980 Get Smart movie The Nude Bomb. Sadly, it turns out Cylons don't stand up to primitive gunfire as well as you'd think. Nude Bomb just came out on DVD, and I pretty much bought it just for… » 7/17/08 7:00pm 7/17/08 7:00pm

io9 Talks To Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd

Not content with owning last weekend's box office at theaters, the makers of Get Smart want all your DVD dollars as well. That's why July 1st sees the release of Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control, a feature-length DVD spin-off starring Control's top tech guys as they try to save the world so that Steve… » 6/26/08 7:30am 6/26/08 7:30am

Hulk Missed Beating Get Smart By... Well, By A Lot, Actually

Remember how we said Incredible Hulk had to pull in an impressive second weekend box office to be considered a hit? And how the Hulk movie really had to beat Get Smart? Well, get in the lotus position and stare at a metronome - we've got some upsetting news. Get Smart pulverized TIH at the box-office, taking in $39… » 6/23/08 12:10pm 6/23/08 12:10pm

Can Old-School Jewish Humor Survive in the Future?

Get Smart is essentially the comedy equivalent of one of William Gibson's recent novels. It's present-day science fiction, filled with superspies and high-tech gadgets that just might exist in real life if you squint. Looked at from that perspective, you'd think the film would be a slam-dunk. Steve Carell plays the… » 6/20/08 4:12pm 6/20/08 4:12pm

Andy Dick Is Maxwell Smart's Son

Let's all rejoice that the new Get Smart movie starts over from scratch instead of trying to be a sequel to the TV show and its various follow-ups. Or else it would have had to deal with the short-lived 1995 Get Smart revival that shows what happened after Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 got married and had twins — one of… » 6/17/08 10:49am 6/17/08 10:49am

Yatta! Masi Oka Gets His Own Movie

The first seven minutes of Get Smart are available as a free iTunes download, and they include some new footage of Heroes' Masi Oka and Nate Torrance as the two techies, Bruce and Lloyd. Soon, you'll also be able to download an exclusive clip from the direct-to-DVD spin-off starring Oka and Torrance, Bruce And Lloyd… » 6/11/08 11:25am 6/11/08 11:25am

What's Scarier: The Newest Transformers, Or Ali Larter's Outfit In…

Reading spoilers is a powerful celebration of our faith that tomorrow's media can be better than today's. Renew your faith in the future by watching new videos from Get Smart, Incredible Hulk, Fringe and Doctor Who. (And then have your faith shattered totally by awful set pics from Heroes season three. Oh well.)… » 6/05/08 6:00am 6/05/08 6:00am

Go On A Wild Date With Get Smart's "Uncle Handsome"

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shares a behind the scene look into how he crafted Agent 23 for the comedy Get Smart — or, as he calls him, "Uncle Handsome." Watch in a special clip as Agent 23 throws people against walls, staples a mans head, and gets into random bouts of silliness with Agent 86 (Steve Carell). Johnson was… » 6/04/08 8:40am 6/04/08 8:40am