10 Decent Movies That Were Doomed by Unfair Memes

Sometimes a movie sparks everybody's imagination months before it comes out. When a film gets talked about, that's usually a good thing — and it's an even better thing when it becomes the subject of memes and ideas. Unless those memes totally misrepresent what the movie's about, and wind up killing all interest in… » 1/17/13 11:10am 1/17/13 11:10am

The International Space Station, set to the soundtrack of Sunshine

Oh, this will give you chills. The International Space Station's orbital vantage point never ceases to amaze, and it becomes downright spine-tingling when Underworld and John Murphy's famous theme from Sunshine is added to the mix. This time-lapse from Knate Myers blends images collected by ISS astronauts and NASA's… » 7/20/12 2:20pm 7/20/12 2:20pm

Why Cillian Murphy Rocks All Our Universes

In Time is all about a whole Bonnie-and-Clyde-style crime wave — but the actual movie gets stolen by a member of the supporting cast, Cillian Murphy. The star of Sunshine and 28 Days Later is so much better than everybody else in that cast, it's almost embarrassing. You walk out of In Time shaking your head and going,… » 10/27/11 2:07pm 10/27/11 2:07pm

Danny Boyle Tells io9 About Renouncing Space Opera

Click to view » 10/21/08 1:33pm 10/21/08 1:33pmDanny Boyle may be the most gifted director working in science fiction today. Like Ridley Scott, he's made a number of non-SF films, but his contributions to the genre have stood out among its best works. We had a chance to sit down with Boyle and talk about how his , the Mumbai-set , is a William…

12 Coolest Deaths In Science Fiction History

Click to view » 9/29/08 8:17pm 9/29/08 8:17pmIt's never great to watch a beloved science fiction hero die - but sometimes a memorable heroic death can help turn a science fiction story into a real epic. And some science fiction characters are unforgettable and bad-ass precisely because they died in a memorable way. Here's our list of the dozen…

How To Improve Your Starship's Feng Shui

When you're cruising across the galaxy at faster-than-light speeds and battling super-intelligent crystaline beings, the slightest mistake can spell disaster. So it's vital to have good feng shui on your starship's bridge. Just look at this flight deck from the movie Red Planet: cramped, ugly and angular, with no way… » 3/05/08 10:00am 3/05/08 10:00am