Heroes' Best, Most Problematic Character Is Coming Back For Reborn

If you had to narrow down a single reason why Heroes was such a runaway hit in its first season, you'd have to select Hiro, the time-traveling Japanese nerd played by Masi Oka. So why does the news that Hiro is returning for the sequel series, Heroes Reborn, fill me with such dread? » 3/30/15 9:40am Today 9:40am

If Comic Heroes and Villains Had Business Cards, They'd Look Like This

Some of these make more sense ("Peter Parker, Photographer, The Daily Bugle") than others (would Natasha Romanoff really have the need for business cards?), but The Vocations of Heroes & Villains is nonetheless an art print that's quite fun to look at. » 3/06/15 3:40pm 3/06/15 3:40pm

The Heroes Reborn Teaser: Zachary Levi and Jack Coleman See Magic Aurora

We've got a brief new teaser from Heroes Reborin showing our old friend Horned-Rimmed Glasses observing someone with some new powers far up north. If he's up to anything like he was back when Heroes the original flavor started, that's not good news. » 2/02/15 1:00am 2/02/15 1:00am

Hero Teacher, Banned From Demoing Condom-Use, Demos 'Sock-Use' Instead

Mississippi boasts some of the highest rates of teen childbirth and young-adult HIV in the United States. It also prohibits "any demonstration of how condoms or other contraceptives are applied." What's a responsible sex educator to do? Why, demonstrate how to properly apply a sock, of course! » 1/23/15 4:28pm 1/23/15 4:28pm

Chuck's Zach Levi Joins Heroes Reborn In Attempt To Make It Watchable

Zachary Levi is returning to NBC, but not as the super-spy Chuck. This time he'll be the lead of the upcoming Heroes sequel series, which is possibly the only casting announcement the show could have made that makes me slightly less apprehensive about this probably trainwreck. » 1/16/15 1:20pm 1/16/15 1:20pm

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

How Do We Deal With The Failings Of Our Science Heroes?

Science, it's important to remind ourselves, is performed by people; and people are chronically fallible. All scientists fail, and not always honorably. The question Ben Lillie, master of ceremonies at the always-excellent Story Collider, poses, is this: What do you do when our heroes misstep, misspeak, or are… » 1/08/15 4:40pm 1/08/15 4:40pm

10 Flashbacks That Totally Changed Our Favorite Stories

A great story has lots of layers, and a rich backstory. When you only see part of the picture, you might reach a snap judgment about what's going on — but then you see events from years ago, that make you rethink everything. Here are 10 flashbacks that turn your understanding of a story upside-down. » 12/29/14 10:25am 12/29/14 10:25am

Are You Hurting Your Brain By "Hate-Watching" Bad Television?

Everybody does it. We obsessively watch TV shows that we kind of despise, and then we mock them, and complain about them on the internet afterwards. "Hate-watching" is a thing now. What's going on — are we just masochists? Are we doing serious damage to our bodies? What's the worst thing that could happen to us? » 11/03/14 12:18pm 11/03/14 12:18pm

10 People on Whom Immortality Was Totally Wasted

It's hard for the average person to understand why anyone wouldn't want to be immortal. Immortality has been a fruitful lens for fiction to examine the human condition. But sometimes there are immortals who completely fail to get the horror of immortality across. Instead, you can't help but think you'd do better. Here… » 10/01/14 4:33am 10/01/14 4:33am

Will Zachary Quinto Play Sylar In Heroes Reborn? @#$% No.

Okay, I'm paraphrasing here. But there's no way you can read Quinto's unambiguous "I'm not going to do it," when asked by the Associated Press as to whether he might return to the role of Sylar for the Heroes sequel series as anything other than emphatic. » 9/18/14 1:10pm 9/18/14 1:10pm

Check Out This H.R. Giger-Inspired Concept Art For The Blake's 7 Reboot

It's been over 30 years since Blake's 7, the dark and gritty show about morally compromised freedom fighters in a dystopian future, was on television. A rebooted series was supposed to appear on Syfy, and then on the Xbox Network, but remains in limbo. And now there's some concept art of the Liberator, to show us what… » 8/11/14 2:40pm 8/11/14 2:40pm

Chris Eccleston Would Willingly Star In Heroes Reborn For Some Reason

So let me get this straight: Christopher Eccleston was so miserable making Doctor Who that he wouldn't appear in the 50th anniversary special, but he had such a blast playing Claude the invisible man on Heroes he'd star in the new sequel series? That is messed up. » 7/03/14 8:44am 7/03/14 8:44am

Crowdfund A Feature-Length Film By The Makers Of Red Vs Blue And More

The funny folks behind the goofball web series Red vs. Blue are trying their hands at a feature film—and it's a scifi comedy. Plus, an English version of Osamu Tezuka's space Western, a line of high-quality Greek mythology toys, and a diverse superhero anthology are all looking for a bit of crowdfunding help. » 6/20/14 4:40pm 6/20/14 4:40pm

The New Heroes TV Show Gets Its First Returning Star

Jack Coleman, a.k.a. Horn-Rimmed Glasses guy, a.k.a. HRG, a.k.a. the only character that didn't make us want to punch ourselves in the face every time he was on-screen, will be joining NBC's 2015 Heroes reboot. » 6/18/14 11:45am 6/18/14 11:45am

So What Was The Tomorrow People's First Season About, Anyway?

We've now watched a full year of Tomorrow People, 22 episodes. Complete with roll-the-dice plotting and random character flip-flops. So it's probably a good moment to ask: What the heck was this show about, exactly? Spoilers ahead... » 5/06/14 11:48am 5/06/14 11:48am

Massive Spoilers For Godzilla And Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes!

The original Boba Fett might be returning Star Wars. Patrick Stewart hints at another new X-Men project. And Dennis O'Hare gives some American Horror Story details. Check out the first set videos from The Flash. Plus Hayden Panettiere reacts to the return of Heroes. Spoilers now! » 4/21/14 6:00am 4/21/14 6:00am

The Heroes Sequel TV Series Is Getting A Prequel Series

Tim Kring is looking to "bridge the gap" between the mostly terrible Heroes TV series and whatever horrors he has planned for the 13-episode series Heroes Reborn. Thus as part of NBC's giant push into digital content, Kring is producing a new webisode series prequel to the show. » 4/17/14 6:40am 4/17/14 6:40am

What TV series did you begrudgingly finish even though you hated it?

Some television series get ravenously consumed by viewers. While others just drag on forever, refusing to die. It's easy to binge-watch a show that's going strong, but it sometimes you force yourself to finish a show, just because you've invested in it. Which TV series did you make yourself finish watching, even after… » 3/11/14 2:40pm 3/11/14 2:40pm

Tomorrow People is doing its very best to make me a John-Astrid shipper

There were two main things to like about last night's Tomorrow People: Jedikiah putting a bomb up someone's nose, which will never get old. And the lovely scenes between John and Astrid, which prove that theirs is the only romance worth caring about on this show. » 3/06/14 7:08pm 3/06/14 7:08pm