All The Ways You Can Screw Up Your Own Timeline

Time travel and temporal anomalies can be messy and unpleasant. When time starts getting out of whack, anything can happen. People can be born over and over, meet themselves, relive the same day, or just screw up all their relationships. Here are all the ways people get tangled in their own timelines in science… » 4/14/14 10:00am 4/14/14 10:00am

10 Silliest Rules of Time Travel from Science Fiction

Time travel stories are some of the coolest tales in the universe. But sometimes, when you're lost in the time-space continuum, things can get pretty crazy. Time-lag, paradox overload, etc. So you gotta have rules to make sense of the vortex. Here are the 10 silliest rules for time travel that people have come up with. » 10/02/13 9:00am 10/02/13 9:00am

The Most Brutal Endings of Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows

Last night, Breaking Bad broke us once and for all, with a fitting ending that gave us tons of closure. But many of our favorite TV shows have straight-up kicked us in the teeth on their way out. Here are the most brutal series finales of science fiction and fantasy TV shows. » 9/30/13 1:10pm 9/30/13 1:10pm

The All-Time Craziest "Thing of the Week" Formulas from Science Fiction…

The freak of the week. The monster of the week. The planet of the week. Many of science fiction's most memorable TV shows have relied on this time-tested formula that allows them to be episodic, yet thematic. Right now, Alcatraz is giving us the convict of the week, while Grimm is giving us the fairy-tale monster of… » 3/09/12 3:00pm 3/09/12 3:00pm

Fan Campaigns That Actually Saved TV Shows

Do fan campaigns ever work? With Community still in questionable limbo, it's time to step back, assess past save-our-show protests, and learn from those motivated viewers who did succeed (however briefly). Which fans saved their series, and what can they teach us today? » 1/12/12 9:45am 1/12/12 9:45am

Which Show Would Give SyFy The Space Opera They Deserve?

When Meredith spoke with Syfy president David Howe this week, he revealed that the newly-rebranded network was looking for a new space opera to replace BSG. But considering their love of remakes, why not just use an old one? » 7/12/09 12:00pm 7/12/09 12:00pm

All Of Your Journeymen Questions Answered, Finally

Despite the show dying an unnaturally early death (helped along by the WGA strike), we here at io9 still have a deep and abiding love for NBC's Journeyman » 8/10/08 7:00am 8/10/08 7:00am. Was it the San Francisco setting that made us love it so? Star Kevin McKidd's mixture of dreamy eyes and jaw that could kill a man? The time-travel mechanics that…

What's The Most Overrated Classic Scifi TV Show?

We've all had the experience of looking back at a movie or TV show that rocked our worlds a few decades ago, and going, "Oh." Suddenly, the awesome classic of the 1970s or 1980s looks kind of cheesy and silly. The robot pets, the speechifying, the Klingons in cowboy hats. You expect the special effects not to be that… » 4/07/08 1:14pm 4/07/08 1:14pm