You cannot handle Chris Hadfield as David Bowie

Earlier this year, astronaut Chris Hadfield blew our minds with the most epic cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity," ever performed. Now, he's gone and done himself up Bowie-style for the cover of Maclean's, and it is the definition of perfection. » 10/02/13 2:23pm 10/02/13 2:23pm

A cover of David Bowie's "Starman," perfect for that porno theater on…

Saturday morning io9 readers know that I love foisting some 1980s bleep-bloop music on you to kick off the weekend. » 9/17/11 9:30am 9/17/11 9:30am

Jeff Bridges wants to make Starman 2

Could the next nostalgic movie sequel for Jeff Bridges be Starman 2? He's certainly open to it. In fact, he's got a few questions from the original he'd like answered in the sequel. » 12/22/10 6:30am 12/22/10 6:30am

When Keeping It Skeptical In Science Fiction Goes Wrong

A defining thread of modern scientific thought is skepticism, the tendency to question accepted ideas until evidence is found to confirm or reject them. But what do skeptics do in worlds of magic, aliens, and other matters fantastic? » 3/24/10 1:00pm 3/24/10 1:00pm

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

Five Ways to Hit on Aliens

Their lovely green skin and tentacle powers taunt you every night at the intergalactic bar. You know you want to hit those aliens, but you need some serious pickup artist skills. Don't worry, because io9 is here to help you polish up your one-liners: Using our foolproof system, you'll get those alien babes to talk to… » 11/12/08 1:18pm 11/12/08 1:18pm

This Week's Comics: Babes, Zombies And The Love Of Fat Cobra

If there was one word to describe this week's (one day late, due to the holiday) haul of new comics, that word may be "brutal". Brutal on your wallet, that is; it's a week of big name books from both Marvel and DC, plus some indies that are worth your time and attention. No matter whether you're looking for the end of… » 5/28/08 9:00am 5/28/08 9:00am

Eight Reasons Why The Hero's Journey Sucks

We've been somewhat shocked to see so many people defending Joseph Campbell in the comments on our hero's journey post. Hey, we got stoned and read The Hero With A Thousand Faces in college, just like everybody else, and we thought it was super deep. All those primal archetypes and spiritual patterns were totally… » 1/17/08 9:00am 1/17/08 9:00am

8 Sci-Fi Movies That Sucked As TV Shows

We all hope Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will rock our TV screens, but chances are it won't. Over a dozen hit SF movies have morphed into live-action TV shows, and they all blew. Either the replacement cast was crappy, or the movie's single story idea didn't lend itself to endless episodes. Here are the… » 12/13/07 1:30pm 12/13/07 1:30pm

Must See: Starman

Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Starman
Date: 1984

Vitals: An alien crash-lands on Earth, and takes the form of a woman's dead husband to get her help. The two… » 9/30/07 10:16pm 9/30/07 10:16pm