River Tam and the Firefly gang get a mod musical makeover

Remember Gallery 1988's gee-whiz Crazy 4 Cult show we mentioned yesterday? Here's a doozy from this year's show — the retro vinyl LP "Serenity" by River Tam and the Fireflies. Note: it's a Serenity-centric album, so there's no Jayne's Song. » 6/30/10 6:40am 6/30/10 6:40am

No power in the 'Verse can stop this River Tam statue!

Check out this amazing animated River Tam maquette, going up for sale tomorrow from Quantum Mechanix, makers of our favorite Firefly scwhag. Pile of Reaver corpses sold separately. » 6/17/10 3:27pm 6/17/10 3:27pm

NeuroPop's Ghostly Synth Tunes Take Aim At Your Brain

A neuroscience professor has teamed up with a composer in the hopes of making music that stimulates different areas of the brain. Here's a first-person account of what it's like to experience "weapons grade sound design." » 3/06/10 3:00pm 3/06/10 3:00pm

Smackdown Bonus Round: Witches Vs. River Tam

I have to admit, I thought you'd go for vampires. But the winners of this week's Halloween Smackdown were easily witches, which can only mean one thing: Smackdown Showdown. Witches trump all other monsters, but can they beat River Tam? » 11/01/09 2:00pm 11/01/09 2:00pm

io9 Talks To The Newest Terminator

Summer Glau spent the hours before last night's premiere of her new series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, hanging out with fans and posing for pictures at the Los Angeles Comic Book and SciFi Convention. We were able to snag a few minutes with the newest addition to the Terminator factory line before she… » 1/14/08 6:40am 1/14/08 6:40am