11 Books That Every Aspiring Television Writer MUST Read

Tomorrow, an army of geeks descends on San Diego — and many of them would kill to write for television. Comic-Con always hosts panels about TV writing, and they're always standing-room only. But how do you learn the craft? We asked some great television writers, and they told us 11 books that every aspiring scribe… » 7/16/13 10:33am 7/16/13 10:33am

This Week’s Comics: What the heck are the Guardians of the Galaxy doing?

The Guardians of the Galaxy return to the Marvel universe in anticipation of their major hit movie! Image's hit Morning Glories ends its first volume, while Hack/Slash has a bloody finale! And beloved Buffy writer Jane Espenson's web series Husbands gets graphically noveled, all in this week's comics! » 3/26/13 2:42pm 3/26/13 2:42pm

Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Creators Who Started Out Writing…

When you write about other worlds and strange discoveries, you need a quick wit. And an ear for clever dialogue, that keeps the story buzzing along. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that many of science fiction and fantasy's greatest creators started out in comedy, including sitcoms. » 3/21/13 12:56pm 3/21/13 12:56pm

How on Earth is the Buffyverse getting a male slayer?

Yesterday, our world was rocked by the revelation that there's a new vampire slayer in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics — and he's a man! A gay man, named Billy. Of course, it turns out that Billy isn't actually a Slayer in the "chosen one" sense — he's just a self-trained badass with no superpowers. » 9/11/12 11:20am 9/11/12 11:20am

Buffy comic is getting a gay male vampire slayer

The Buffyverse has gone through its share of changes since it moved from television and into comics: dealing with hundreds of Slayers in the world, the aftermath of the Twilight events. But its focus has remained on female monster hunters. Soon, though, the comics will feature a teenaged boy who has decided that… » 9/10/12 1:20pm 9/10/12 1:20pm

We've seen this weekend's Doctor Who and Torchwood episodes!

It's a big weekend for Doctor Who fans — first, there's the final episode of spinoff show Torchwood: Miracle Day, in which we finally learn what this long miniseries was all about. And then there's one of the most important Who episodes of the season. » 9/09/11 12:00pm 9/09/11 12:00pm

Watch Captain Jack actually mention Ianto by name, on Torchwood

This is by far the best moment from last night's Torchwood episode — Captain Jack actually mentions Ianto by name, before inadvertently causing a new tragedy. It's a moment of real emotion and bittersweet irony. It's one of a few really nifty moments from last night's episode. » 8/27/11 7:00am 8/27/11 7:00am

Torchwood ensures you'll never think about Death Panels the same way…

The latest episode of Torchwood twisted the knife so much, it practically got a wrist cramp. All of the discussions about healthcare in previous episodes culminated in a scene of almost unbearable horror, laced with irony. All of the theoretical conversations turned horribly concrete. » 8/07/11 2:00pm 8/07/11 2:00pm

Why Torchwood Still Rules Television

With just five episodes in the summer of 2009, Torchwood went from a mildly diverting Doctor Who spinoff to a show that could stand alongside Twin Peaks, Fringe and The Prisoner as one of television's great insane rides. » 6/21/11 12:20pm 6/21/11 12:20pm

Caprica season 2 would have seen Zoe Graystone meeting one of the Final…

If Caprica had gotten a second season, Zoe Graystone's journey would have taken a much more interesting turn than her "trapped in V-world" stories of season one. An interview with executive producer Kevin Murphy reveals what might have been. » 6/01/11 1:30pm 6/01/11 1:30pm

Jane Espenson tells io9 about bringing Britain's greatest ghost…

A classic British show about a ghost detective may be getting a reimagined version on Syfy. Producer Jane Espenson told us what to expect from the Americanized version of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). » 1/25/11 10:46am 1/25/11 10:46am

Detailed Map Of Battlestar Galactica's Twelve Colonies

Here's your exclusive first look at a new star-map of Battlestar Galactica's Twelve Colonies, designed by writer Jane Espenson and science advisor Kevin Grazier. And Espenson and Grazier explained to us how twelve colonies can fit in one star system. » 1/24/11 12:01pm 1/24/11 12:01pm

We need more vampire slayers — just not more Buffy

Warner Bros. had half the right idea with their Buffy the Vampire Slayer remake. It's about time somebody picked up the baton Joss Whedon dropped seven freaking years ago. But we don't need more Buffy, just more heroes like her. » 11/29/10 2:10pm 11/29/10 2:10pm

Caprica gets another chance to survive after all

Good news: the rest of Caprica's first season will start airing next month, instead of January as originally planned. That means that the episodes will air before Syfy has to decide whether to pull the plug on the BSG prequel. » 9/09/10 12:40pm 9/09/10 12:40pm

Jane Espenson says Torchwood will allow her to "push the boundaries of…

Writer extraordinaire Jane Espenson is writing three out of 10 episodes in Torchwood's upcoming fourth season, she told Blastr. In an unusual move for U.S. television, the whole season will be written before the show starts filming, and Russell T. Davies is keeping it tightly plotted. And she adds that she'll be going… » 9/03/10 9:30am 9/03/10 9:30am

We bid adieu to Cade Skywalker and Brian K. Vaughan's super-mayor

Three neat series are coming to an end this Wednesday, and we're sad to see them go. Let's have a moment of silence for Star Wars Legacy, Air, and Ex Machina. » 8/17/10 9:26am 8/17/10 9:26am

Torchwood season four's writers: a television dream team!

The writers of the next season of Doctor Who's more grown-up spinoff, Torchwood, have been announced... and they're some of our favorite televisual geniuses, including former Buffy, House and Supernatural writers. » 8/06/10 5:00pm 8/06/10 5:00pm

Inside the writers room: Top scifi TV writers reveal tricks of the trade

Now that we know which shows we'll see during the 2010-2011 TV season, the real work can begin: writing them. Six genre-show pros — veterans of shows like Lost, BSG, and Fringe — reveal what happens behind closed doors. » 6/07/10 6:20am 6/07/10 6:20am

Your First Look At Firefly's Original Ship Designs

Joss Whedon's Firefly was an inspiration in so many ways, but one of them was its innovative approach to depicting spaceships and space travel. Here are some exclusive concept art images from a new book that celebrates Firefly's enduring inspiration. » 5/13/10 1:30pm 5/13/10 1:30pm

Buffy's Wishy-Washiest Boyfriend Makes a Comic Book Comeback in "Riley…

Riley Finn, the white-bread soldier boy who stole college-girl Buffy Summers' heart, is back in a new Dark Horse one-shot written by Jane Espenson. » 4/28/10 8:30am 4/28/10 8:30am