io9 Best of the Week: I Am Number Snore, anti-lasers, Felicia Day, and…

Blaster artwork by Miles Donovan. » 2/19/11 6:17pm 2/19/11 6:17pm

It's no accident that the hero of I Am Number Four has a number instead of a name. He's a cipher. One of the most generic heroes ever created, he has absolutely nothing to distinguish him from every other rebellious/angsty teenage hero ever. And he's the perfect hero for this "alien…

The shiniest stories on io9 last week

Ah, October. The nights are cooler, the stars are brighter, Caprica and Fringe are back on the air, and new trailers for Monsters and Skyline are debuting. Also, Gotham City by way of Van Gogh. Enjoy. » 10/03/10 1:00pm 10/03/10 1:00pm

The shiniest stories on io9 this week

What's cooking in io9's lab? We had our Mad Science Week and talked about air particles and computer viruses and futurism. We also remembered the time Captain Janeway turned into an amphibian by flying in a spaceship too fast. WHOA. » 9/25/10 4:45pm 9/25/10 4:45pm

The shiniest stories on io9 this week

This week, True Blood wrapped up, subatomic particles remained perplexing, and Panzer 88 showed us Nazis versus eldritch nasties. Oh, and here's Neil Gaiman as a furry version of himself from the October 25 episode of PBS kids' show Arthur. » 9/18/10 3:50pm 9/18/10 3:50pm

The shiniest stories on io9 this week

What happened on io9 this week? A conversation with Resident Evil's Paul W.S. Anderson and retrofuturism from the New York Times circa 1909. Also, here's a video of a guy having a bad trip at a screening of 2001. Enjoy. » 9/11/10 5:00pm 9/11/10 5:00pm

The shiniest stories on io9 last week

Wotta week that was. You talked with Peter Wingfield of Highlander, those damn dirty apes invaded San Francisco, and physics had to explain an impossible soccer kick. Also, here's a massive trailer for almost every film of the modern age! » 9/05/10 10:30am 9/05/10 10:30am

The shiniest stories on io9 this week (maybe NSFW)

What a week! We kicked off Science Fiction 101 to share our love of all things scifi. We also talked to Eli Roth and pondered exorcisms and piranha-induced castrations. Finally, here's a totally baffling kaiju dance video just because! » 8/28/10 3:50pm 8/28/10 3:50pm

The shiniest stories on io9 this week

It may be sultry out, but we feel a nip of fall in the air. That's why we rounded up the best TV coming your way autumn 2010, as well as other scifi goodies that made a splash this week. » 8/21/10 11:55am 8/21/10 11:55am

The shiniest stories on io9 this week

Oh look, it's Bryan Lee O'Malley's interpretation of Emma Frost. How ribald! The White Queen here is kicking off our best of this week, which included reflections on Max Headroom and conversations with Robert Kirkman, Jason Schwartzman, and China Miéville. » 8/14/10 9:55am 8/14/10 9:55am

The shiniest stories on io9 this week

What happened in scifidom in the last seven days? The Lost DVD footage popped up, we talked to Seth Green about Star Wars, paleontologists debunked our favorite dinosaur, electrons were viewed in real-time, and more! » 8/07/10 2:55pm 8/07/10 2:55pm

The shiniest stories on io9 this week

Oh, what a week that was. Inception put audiences in a topspin and the roaring drums of Comic Con are a-booming. Oh, and Sinestro pretended to be gay. Here are some other pieces for your consideration. » 7/17/10 3:30pm 7/17/10 3:30pm

The shiniest stories on io9 this week

What happened on our humble site this week? Lost left the building, mammoths farted their way into an ice age, and we recapped the best years in scifi ever. So far we've hit 1912, 1977, 1968, and 1982. » 5/29/10 1:07pm 5/29/10 1:07pm

The shiniest stories on io9 this week

It was a busy week for science fiction. The Losties prepared their farewell cruise, The Empire Strikes Back turned 30, new cybernetic Olympic mascots were announced, and antimatter made the headlines. Read on, brutha. » 5/22/10 2:00pm 5/22/10 2:00pm

The Shiniest Stories On io9 This Week

What happened in scifidom this week? The great Frank Frazetta passed away, nanobots worked the assembly line, Twilight Zone Day came (and mysteriously went), and the new Inception trailer intrigued the dickens out of us. » 5/15/10 12:00pm 5/15/10 12:00pm

The Shiniest Stories On io9 This Week

What sort of posthuman particulars did io9 cover this week? We reviewed Iron Man 2, put a price tag on Tony's armor, discussed creepy transformations and cyborg drill penises, and talked to IM2's suit guru at Stan Winston's studio. » 5/08/10 12:05pm 5/08/10 12:05pm

The Shiniest Stories On io9 This Week

There was no Lost this week, but there was plenty of bizarre fungus, creepy dinosaur sculptures, pissed-off aliens, and deformed cowboys. Just like your senior prom! » 5/01/10 3:17pm 5/01/10 3:17pm

The Shiniest Stories On io9 This Week

What happened on io9 recently? We talked Avatar 2 with Jon Landau, Eyjafjallajökul ruined flights (but looked darn purdy), Klingons screamed at us, Earth Day flicks disappointed us, and bunch of luchadores fought Dracula. In sum, a normal week. » 4/24/10 10:00am 4/24/10 10:00am

The Shiniest Stories On io9 This Week

What happened on io9 this week? Joss Whedon nabbed Avengers (huzzah!), the io9 Commentary Twack debuted with Dune, Grant Morrison talked Batman, mysterious cryptography boggled us, and McLovin hinted at Kick-Ass 2 (and wore sweet shoes). » 4/17/10 10:00am 4/17/10 10:00am

The Shiniest Stories On io9 This Week

This gorgeous April week, Sookie Stackhouse shed her skivvies, good scifi made us cry, we talked to Eisner-nominated cartoonist Dash Shaw and Zoe Saldana, and scientists discovered Cretaceous flora and fauna encased in amber. Bottom line? Banner week! » 4/10/10 10:45am 4/10/10 10:45am

The Shiniest Stories On io9 This Week

What glimmered on io9 this week? Tons of Doctor Who news, mysterious coffins, April Fools' Day japery, M. Night Shyamalan talks The Last Airbender, and all you want to know about the Google Books settlement. » 4/03/10 12:00pm 4/03/10 12:00pm