The 13 Greatest Science Fiction Comedies Of All Time

On Friday, Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters, with its unique blend of space-opera and insane comedy. Which classic films must Guardians defeat to take its place among the greatest science fiction comedies? Here are the 13 greatest (live-action) science fiction comedies of all time. » 7/30/14 10:46am 7/30/14 10:46am

There are only four types of homes in science fiction

And a great article in the Financial Times breaks them down for you. There's the "futuristic" home where everything is white and automatic, there's the "retro" home, that looks Victorian or art deco, there's the "dystopian" ruins. And finally, there's the "modernist" home, which is someone's actual house that they… » 11/26/13 11:47am 11/26/13 11:47am

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to make psychic crime story Sleeper

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are getting back together to adapt a comic book centered around a man who can absorb and pass along pain and his job as a sleeper agent hidden in a massive system of organized crime. It's a little noir with a whole lotta violence, titled Sleeper. » 11/22/13 8:30am 11/22/13 8:30am

When would you want to be cryogenically frozen? (And for how long?)

Let's say you've been offered a working cryochamber, with its own fuel supply. You can freeze yourself whenever you want, for as long as you want. What age would you like to be when you're frozen? And when would you like to wake up? » 6/03/13 2:00pm 6/03/13 2:00pm

District 9 producer's Alien Sleeper Cell flick will hopefully bring…

The next film from producers Bill Block (District 9) and Adrian Askarieh (Hitman) will be Alien Sleeper Cell, which is described as a new take on the alien-invasion genre with a Bourne Identity feel. Image via Worth 1000. [The Wrap] » 1/13/11 11:10am 1/13/11 11:10am

Woody Allen's house of the future gets foreclosed

Remember this house from Woody Allen's Sleeper? For many people, it symbolized an ultra-stylish future. In 2002, it was listed for $10 million. In 2006, a businessman bought it for $3.4 million. It just foreclosed, and sold for $1.5 million. » 11/11/10 9:00am 11/11/10 9:00am

Warehouse 13 and Eureka are back, plus an all-time classic makes its TV…

It may be the middle of summer, but Syfy doesn't care — they're premiering new seasons of Eureka and Warehouse 13, plus a new series. There's new True Blood, Futurama, Doctor Who, and more. Plus a classic movie's TV debut! » 7/05/10 9:00am 7/05/10 9:00am

Ed Brubaker Talks Secret Avengers, Receiving Death Threats For Writing…

io9 recently chatted with the incomparable Ed Brubaker about his upcoming run on Secret Avengers, the status of the Sleeper movie, and yes, the yahoos who got way too riled up about a Captain America comic. » 4/24/10 1:45pm 4/24/10 1:45pm

The 75 Books You Should Own For DC Comics' 75th Anniversary

2010 sees the 75th anniversary of DC Comics, which launched in February 1935 with the first issue of New Fun. Since then, it's gone on to publish some of the greatest comics ever. Here're seventy-five you really should've read already. » 2/28/10 3:00pm 2/28/10 3:00pm

Dystopias Where We Want To Live

Science fiction is full of dystopias — and they've got the best interior design. These imaginative interiors and sexy architecture are almost enough to make us want to live in the worst possible worlds, just for the decor. » 12/30/09 12:00pm 12/30/09 12:00pm

Woody Allen's Dream Of Giant Vegetables Comes True — Thanks To Nanotech?

Fertilizer that includes carbon nanotubes makes plants grow faster and better, according to a new paper in the journal ACS Nano. So how long until we can have slapstick pratfalls with Buick-sized tomatoes? Let it be now! » 9/25/09 2:56pm 9/25/09 2:56pm

Sleeper Offers Classic Noir Pessimism

Now that it's being turned into a movie for Tom Cruise, DC Comics have issued a new edition of forgotten superhero classic Sleeper. But how does it hold up, seven years later? Plus, an exclusive Q&A with writer Ed Brubaker. » 6/17/09 3:30pm 6/17/09 3:30pm

Undead Superheroes Vs. Undercover Spies Vs. Space Chefs

Never mind Captain America maybe coming back from the dead (Okay, do mind - it's worth the read) - there's plenty of other things to check out in the new comics hitting stores tomorrow, including intergalactic chefs and undercover superspies. » 6/16/09 9:00am 6/16/09 9:00am

The 10 Greatest Science Fiction Comedies

Land of the Lost is the latest cinematic attempt to combine science fiction and comedy. What are the classic films Land of the Lost must defeat to take its place among the greatest science fiction comedies? Here's our list. » 6/04/09 10:14am 6/04/09 10:14am

Science Fiction Sex Toys We'd Like In The Real World

Since science fiction was invented, the real world has followed in its footsteps, whether it's language or replicating fictional moral dilemmas. But there's one area where the real world is sadly lacking: science-fictional sextoys. » 4/16/09 12:00pm 4/16/09 12:00pm

9 Comics To Follow Watchmen

By now, you've probably seen Watchmen and come to your own conclusions. If you came away wondering what comics you should be reading next, we're here to help with more than just the usual suspects. » 3/08/09 12:00pm 3/08/09 12:00pm

Abandon Your Resolutions And Enter The Morally-Grey Pulp World Of…

Looking for something that breaks out of the straight-and-narrow of everyday life and into something a little more... evil? Then perhaps you'd be interested in Incognito, a new comic about the darker things in life. » 1/05/09 7:30am 1/05/09 7:30am

Undercover Agent With An Alien Implant = Good Times

Sam Raimi's producing what could be the best comic-book adaptation coming down the pike right now: the movie version » 10/16/08 1:32pm 10/16/08 1:32pm of , a 12-issue series written by Ed Brubaker. is a dizzying noirish spy story about an undercover agent fused with an alien artifact that gives him superpowers, but doesn't help him resolve his…

The Most Accurate (and Inaccurate) Predictions About Homes of the Future

Click to view » 9/12/08 12:03pm 9/12/08 12:03pm For decades, scifi movies and futurist documentaries have promised us domestic bliss via flying cars and housecleaning droids. We may not have home heliports yet, but several old movies actually got it right when it came to predicting the crazy gadgets that would be in our homes today. We've whipped up…