Interstellar's Original Ending Actually Made Sense—And It Wasn't Happy

The final act of Interstellar was a bit of mess, packed with feel-good mystical pseudoscience that was out of place in a sometimes glorious space opera. It turns out that ending was all director Christopher Nolan's idea and that Jonathan Nolan's original script called for a more straightforward—and darker—ending. » 3/20/15 10:55am 3/20/15 10:55am

Forget Skynet: How Person Of Interest Depicts A Realistic A.I. Uprising

Tons of science fiction stories have shown artificial intelligence turning against us — but Person of Interest has broken new ground in showing an A.I. takeover that most people don't even know is happening. Creators Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman tell io9 why their show's take on A.I. revolt is subtler than Skynet. » 1/13/15 1:19pm 1/13/15 1:19pm

First Look At HBO's New Westworld Series Looks Crazy Good

Holy crap, three seconds of HBO's rebooted television adaptation Westworld just got us insanely excited. This show could be really, really fun and weird — and that's great! » 12/23/14 8:40am 12/23/14 8:40am

The First Pitch For Interstellar: "We're Not F--ing Going" To Space

Interstellar is an epic movie about space exploration with promising tag lines like "Go Further." But in reality, the pitch that landed screenwriter Jonathan Nolan the Interstellar gig sprung from his fear that humans had peaked at one flag on the moon. Here's our exclusive interview with Interstellar writer Nolan. » 11/04/14 9:52am 11/04/14 9:52am

Person Of Interest's Creators Had To Fight For The Show To Include A.I.

Person of Interest is one of the most fascinating explorations of artificial intelligence in pop culture. But executives originally pushed for the show to avoid mentioning where Finch's "irrelevant" numbers came from at all, according to creator Jonathan Nolan. The show's producers also told us what's next in season… » 5/15/14 1:14pm 5/15/14 1:14pm

Person of Interest's producers tell us what the Machine really is

Person of Interest is back from mid-season hiatus, and already the show is delving deeply into science fictional themes, like the nature of AI consciousness. We caught up with producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman to talk about what comes next, and their real-life inspirations for the guns-and-malware world of… » 1/10/14 3:56pm 1/10/14 3:56pm

Is Christopher Nolan's Interstellar really about climate disaster?

Christopher Nolan is filming his hard science-fiction movie Interstellar, and we couldn't be more excited. Originally written by Jonathan Nolan for director Steven Spielberg, Interstellar is based on the theories of CalTech physicist Kip Thorne. But now we may know why humans need to go to another planet. » 8/31/13 11:00am 8/31/13 11:00am

Will Jonathan Nolan deepen Person of Interest's themes in Westworld?

Jonathan Nolan has explored the nature of artificial intelligence in some intense, thought-provoking ways in his show Person of Interest. Now he's making a Westworld TV show for HBO, and it's described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin." » 8/31/13 8:00am 8/31/13 8:00am

Person of Interest Available For Download At Last

Person of Interest is the rare crime-fighting show that actually gives you goosebumps sometimes. Especially in some of the episodes where you learn more about the future-predicting supercomputer. And now there's a chance for everyone who's missed the show to catch up. » 6/20/13 3:41pm 6/20/13 3:41pm

Person of Interest's Nolan: "We have not lost our bloodlust."

Tonight we'll see the season ender for our favorite stealth scifi series, Person of Interest, about a team of vigilantes whose AI ally feeds them data on crimes that are about to happen. We talked to show creator Jonathan Nolan and producer Greg Plageman about what comes next in their world of surveillance technology… » 5/09/13 2:47pm 5/09/13 2:47pm

Jonathan Nolan tells us why Person of Interest embraces the…

We had a chance to talk today with Jonathan Nolan, writer of Dark Knight and the forthcoming Dark Knight Rises, as well as creator of one of the fall's most promising new TV series, Person of Interest. He told us about how his fascination with surveillance technology inspired Person of Interest — and why Batman… » 10/05/11 4:41pm 10/05/11 4:41pm

We May See Steven Spielberg's Epic Wormhole Movie Sooner Than We Thought

Does Jonathan Nolan's sudden agency jump mean Steven Speilbergs hard science fiction feature Wormhole will finally be made? The internet would certainly like you to believe that, and here's why. » 3/19/10 8:00am 3/19/10 8:00am