Dreadstar, The Craziest Scifi Comic Of The '80s, Is Coming To TV

When we last checked in on the live-action adaptation of Jim Starlin's totally whacked out '80s scifi comic Dreadstar, it had aspirations of being a movie. But now Universal has stepped in with aims of making a Dreadstar TV series. Anything that gets us the maximum amount of Dreadstar is okay by us. » 2/18/15 11:40am 2/18/15 11:40am

Holy Crap, 12 Monkeys Blew Our Minds All Over Again

Syfy's 12 Monkeys show may be concerned with stretching out a two-hour movie into an open-ended TV series, but it's definitely not dragging its feet. We're only five hours in, and the show's already burning (no pun intended) through a lot of plot. And it's already turned everything we thought we knew on its head. » 2/14/15 10:00am 2/14/15 10:00am

Is There Really Any Such Thing As A Do-Over On 12 Monkeys, After All?

Syfy's TV version of 12 Monkeys continues to play around with the question of whether Cole's time-travel is changing the past, or whether it "already happened." That ambiguity leads to some pretty interesting story possibilities, as last night's episode "Atari" demonstrates. Spoilers ahead... » 2/07/15 10:00am 2/07/15 10:00am

Helix Is Syfy's Secret Gem And The Craziest Show On TV

Chances are you've never watched Syfy's mad science show Helix. It airs on Friday nights, it doesn't get a lot of buzz, and if you've ever caught a promo, it must look pretty confusing. And it is! But it's also completely insane, and that's what makes it one of the most fascinating, entertaining shows on right now. » 2/03/15 8:00am 2/03/15 8:00am

The Biggest Surprise In Syfy's 12 Monkeys Is The 12 Monkeys Themselves

How do you turn an existentially comfortless movie about a futile journey from a post-apocalyptic future into the present day into an ongoing TV series? One way is to make the time travel less futile. But another is to create a really scary villain — and with its second episode, 12 Monkeys stars doing just that. » 1/24/15 5:55pm 1/24/15 5:55pm

First Trailer For Syfy's Expanse Has Zero-G Sex, And Hints Of Space War

Here it is: Your first look at The Expanse, Syfy's huge adaptation of the book series by James S.A. Corey. Including a lot of insanely beautiful visuals, but also a ton of intense drama as the "Belters" at the edge of the solar system chafe under the control of Earth and Mars. What do you think? » 1/15/15 11:20am 1/15/15 11:20am

What The 12 Monkeys Showrunner Learned From Writing For Terminator: SCC

Creating a TV show based on 12 Monkeys is a daunting prospect. There's the closed-ended movie storyline, plus all that twisty time-travel. Luckily, the showrunner of 12 Monkeys, Natalie Chaidez, was a writer for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She tells io9 what lessons from Terminator she brought to Monkeys. » 1/15/15 11:00am 1/15/15 11:00am

In Syfy's Next Show, The U.S. Turns Greenland Into A Giant Prison

This is a fascinating — and super-topical — idea for a TV show. When the U.S. prison population gets too huge, we buy Greenland and turn it into a ginormous co-ed prison where people can supposedly win their freedom. That's the premise of 51st State, a show in development now for Syfy. » 1/12/15 6:00pm 1/12/15 6:00pm

The Complete Twilight Zone Marathon Viewer's Guide

It's the most wonderful time of the year! New Year's Eve might be a garbage holiday, but at least we have Syfy's Twilight Zone marathon to console us. Below, a list of when you can watch each episode during this year's festivities. And for all you cordcutters, we've added links to Netflix (and Hulu for season 4) for… » 12/31/14 9:33am 12/31/14 9:33am