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

First Tantalizing Clues About The Storyline For Star Trek 3!

Have all the Star Wars auditions we've been hearing about for months just been for new TV shows? Set photos may show the return of a classic series monster to Doctor Who. Roberto Orci describes Sleepy Hollow's season two villains. And are the Lego Movie directors taking over Ghostbusters 3? Spoilers now! » 3/21/14 6:00am 3/21/14 6:00am

Who's the most awesome alien race in the entire universe?

Science fiction is full of alien races who kick all kinds of ass, including tough warrior races and highly advanced super-intelligent aliens. But who's the greatest race of all? Which race do you wish you could go spend a year or two living with? Who's most likely to conquer all other races in the multiverse? » 3/19/14 2:33pm 3/19/14 2:33pm

Science Fiction Vs. Fantasy Round Two: Space Opera and Epic Fantasy!

We've reached the Second Round in our quest to find the ultimate work of science fiction and fantasy, and we've got some brutal match-ups for you to decide. Blade Runner vs. Back to the Future! Star Trek vs. Firefly! Game of Thrones vs. A Wrinkle in Time! Sandman vs. Buffy! Dune vs. Ender's Game! » 3/19/14 12:25pm 3/19/14 12:25pm

Could This Be The Silliest "Earthman Hits On Alien Babe" Scene Ever?

Or at least, it's a strong contender. William Shatner would be embarassed by this amateurish seduction of an alien. In this clip, you'll see: 1) An alien in a jumpsuit with pom-poms sewn onto her breasts. 2) The alien randomly stripping behind a screen for no reason. 3) Perry Rhodan clumsily putting his moves on her.… » 3/18/14 9:00pm 3/18/14 9:00pm

You Can't Appreciate These Movies Fully Without A Great Sound System

Science fiction movies are known for their amazing visuals, from majestic spaceships to desolate landscapes. But many of the best science fiction films use sound just as much as picture to tell their stories. Here are 22 films that you'll appreciate way more if you have a great speaker system to go with that widescreen … » 3/17/14 1:24pm 3/17/14 1:24pm

Science Fiction vs. Fantasy Round One: Space Opera and Epic Fantasy!

In this year's edition of io9 March Madness, we're on a quest to find the greatest series in all of science fiction and fantasy. On Wednesday, we kicked things off by making eight classics battle it out just to make it into the tourney. Now it's time to start voting on the round of 64! » 3/14/14 11:18am 3/14/14 11:18am

Meet the Teams Who Are Building the World's First Medical Tricorder

Wouldn't it be amazing if we all had a personal medical scanning device like Star Trek's tricorder? Now the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is hoping to make it happen. We spoke to some contestants to learn how they're planning to win part of the $10 million in prize money. » 3/13/14 11:00am 3/13/14 11:00am