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Adam Savage Just Revealed A Really Cool The Force Awakens Detail To Us

When we caught up with Adam Savage at San Diego Comic Con, he was excited to talk about all things Star Wars. For one thing, he’s got a special Star Wars episode of MythBusters coming up. For another, though, he visited the set of The Force Awakens, and saw something really, really cool. » 7/21/15 2:11pm 7/21/15 2:11pm

"Worth Waiting 15 Years For": Fans React To Glimpsing Star Wars At SDCC

We were pretty impressed by the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel at San Diego Comic Con—but what did ordinary fans think? They were pretty unanimously thrilled, not just by the featurette they watched, but also by hearing the Original Trilogy cast talk about coming back. We asked them, see for yourself. » 7/10/15 11:40pm 7/10/15 11:40pm

First Look At Axanar, The Star Trek War Movie We've Waited Decades For

Star Trek fans have been curious for years about the Battle of Axanar, the decisive turning point in the war against the Klingon Empire. And now, a new unofficial movie will show what really happened at Axanar, and how Captain Garth triumphed. Here’s your first image from Star Trek: Axanar, exclusively at io9! » 7/06/15 12:00pm 7/06/15 12:00pm

The Original Star Wars Is Finally Getting Shown In A Chinese Theater

When Star Wars came out in 1977, China was still in the immediate aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, and foreign films were not screened in Chinese theaters. And even in recent years, China has maintained strict quotas for overseas movies. So it’s taken 40 years for Star Wars to reach Chinese movie theaters. » 6/18/15 2:26pm 6/18/15 2:26pm

Nemesis Games is James S.A. Corey’s Empire Strikes Back

There comes a point in any long running book series when things start to get stale. But that’s not the case with the latest entry in James S.A. Corey’s Expanse series, Nemesis Games. In it, the gloves come off and the balance of power in the solar system is turned upside down. This is Corey’s Empire Strikes Back. » 6/02/15 11:07am 6/02/15 11:07am

How Stargate and Star Trek Paved the Way for the Marvel Movie Universe

Since 2009, Disney has dominated summer blockbusters with their Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, their project isn’t the first to play with stories across television and film: television shows such as Star Trek and Stargate helped to pave the way for complicated worlds with multiple ongoing narratives. » 5/30/15 10:15am 5/30/15 10:15am

This 1978 Wine Infomercial Could Be The Most Shameless Star Wars Ripoff

Star Wars led to countless insane knock-offs, including some hilariously cheap Italian films. But the most shameless and terrible Star Wars ripoff might actually be this 1978 infomercial from Taylor Wines, featuring “Metal Man” and “Shorty” disco-dancing and helping some dudes talk about how to sell more wine. » 5/14/15 10:23am 5/14/15 10:23am

Star Wars Audition Tapes Feature A Very Different Original Trilogy Cast

It’s almost impossible to imagine the original Star Wars with anyone but Harrison Ford as Han Solo, or Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. But long, long ago, these roles were up for grabs — and Kurt Russell could have shot first. Check out the revealing audition tapes for the Original Trilogy! » 5/05/15 4:00pm 5/05/15 4:00pm

Watch A Ridiculously Fun Clip From The Space Bounty Hunter Show Killjoys

We’ll never forget that Syfy pulled the plug on Farscape and turned down the opportunity to pick up the newly-cancelled Firefly — but at least they’re trying to make up for it, judging from this funny, action-packed clip from the new show Killjoys. Which looks just the way you’d expect a space opera from the creator… » 4/28/15 10:30am 4/28/15 10:30am

The Most Incredible Cosplay From This Weekend's Star Wars Celebration!

Star Wars Celebration is more than just a convention — it’s a rare chance to live in a world of nothing but Star Wars for a few days. And the love of Star Wars comes across beautifully in some of the photos from the event. Photographer Davann Srey was in Anaheim all weekend, and here’s the best costumes he saw. » 4/20/15 1:00pm 4/20/15 1:00pm

We're Living In The Golden Age Of Star Trek Webseries Right Now

You probably already knew this, if you're a Star Trek fan. But it's really true. YouTube is just bursting with original Star Trek content lately, from damn near spot-on recreations of the Original Series to continuations of the TNG/DS9/Voyager era. This is the golden age of Star Trek web productions. » 3/31/15 9:00am 3/31/15 9:00am

Too Bad, That Rumor About A New Star Trek TV Show Is Absolutely False

We'd all love to see a brand new Star Trek TV series, as the show warps towards its 50th anniversary. Almost everyone agrees Trek belongs on television, where thoughtful stories and optimism can flourish. But the latest rumor about a Star Trek TV show in the works? Is absolutely 100 percent false. » 3/28/15 11:22am 3/28/15 11:22am