Who's Your Favorite Character Who Went To Insane Lengths For Revenge?

Some great science fiction and fantasy characters are motivated by love, or greed, or a thirst for justice... but a lot of the most unforgettable characters are motivated by a desire for vengeance. What's your favorite story about a character who paid a high price to punish those who had wronged him or her? » 8/14/14 2:00pm 8/14/14 2:00pm

Stunt Casting That Actually Made Everything Better

Stunt casting is a long tradition in science fiction and fantasy, but it's only gotten more common lately. Films and TV shows will cast a famous actor — or someone who used to be in a Joss Whedon show — to spark interest. Sometimes, it's just unnecessary. But here are a bunch of cases where it was the perfect casting. » 6/05/14 9:00am 6/05/14 9:00am

Supercut: "Dragged to the Altar" Scenes from Science Fiction & Fantasy

Weddings are magical and transformative — except when you're being forced to marry someone against your will. Just the other day one of our favorite shows featured a shotgun wedding. To celebrate, here's our collection of scenes where an unwilling bride or groom is tying the knot. With no recent spoilers. » 5/22/13 10:00am 5/22/13 10:00am

When the nerds go to war with the geeks, who will survive?

In this week’s “Postal Apocalypse,” you guys ask the tough questions about Game of Thrones, Avengers and cybernetic hand replacements, and I give you the hard answers, mostly because giving you soft answers sounds even dirtier. The mailbag is running low, so please don’t forget to send your questions to postman@io9.com » 3/20/13 8:00am 3/20/13 8:00am

This Princess Bride wedding will make you believe in True Wuv again

This might be the most beautiful themed wedding we've ever seen. It isn't just pulling at our heart strings — it's yanking out feelings of whimsy and magic. The detail (the grandfather is dressed as Peter Falk and officiating). That DRESS! This is the most amazing Princess Bride wedding, nay cosplay wedding we've… » 2/15/13 2:00pm 2/15/13 2:00pm

Children playing The Princess Bride make for the sweetest snow day

Patrick Ballesteros already charmed us with his illustration of little kids playing Firefly with an abandoned car as Serenity. Now he brings us the junior version of The Princess Bride, with a not-quite giant-sized Fezzik pulling his pirates, princess, and a rodent that's still of unusual size through the snowy… » 12/15/12 11:00am 12/15/12 11:00am

12 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Are Just Pure Nonstop Fun

Many of our favorite movies feature quiet, introspective moments or deep philosophical discussions in between the scenes where everything is exploding and everyone is running in every possible direction. And that's great. But sometimes, you just want a movie that hits the ground running, and keeps running at top… » 11/30/12 10:05am 11/30/12 10:05am

The Princess Bride cast reunites, and we melt into puddles

I'm not sure how we're going to hold it together during this heartstring-yanking 25th anniversary of The Princess Bride. On October 2, Fox will be releasing a special Blu-ray with tales from cast members about such topics as André the Giant snoozing in hotel lobbies. Just the theme music from this movie makes me… » 9/26/12 7:45am 9/26/12 7:45am

10 Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy Romantic Comedies of All Time

Science fiction is all about discovering the unknown — but sometimes you find love along the way. This is a great time to love romantic comedies with a science fiction twist, with the surprisingly sweet Safety Not Guaranteed in theaters, and the apocalyptic Seeking a Friend for the End of the World coming out… » 6/21/12 10:11am 6/21/12 10:11am

10 Fictional Scientists We Wish Were Real

Tonight sees the season finale of Fringe, giving us one last look at the brilliant insanity of Walter Bishop. While we love Walter, we're not sure if it would be a good thing if he existed in real life — but there are plenty of fictional scientists we wish were for real. Both for their awesome inventions, and for… » 5/11/12 10:13am 5/11/12 10:13am

The 10 Best Retorts in Science Fiction and Fantasy

A properly-delivered snappy line can be so good that it's worth whatever hardship prompted it in the first place. Usually it's the line you think of two weeks after being insulted. In science fiction and fantasy, with the benefit of a script, it's delivered right on time, and in every imaginable situation. Take a look… » 3/23/12 10:00am 3/23/12 10:00am

10 Pieces of Advice from Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Can…

Some people look to religion or well-thought-out systems of ethics when choosing the rules to live their life by — and some people are more comfortable relating to pop culture. Science fiction and fantasy movies provide plenty of wise mentors, who tell the heroes exactly what they needed to know. » 12/02/11 10:05am 12/02/11 10:05am