The All-Time Craziest "Thing of the Week" Formulas from Science Fiction…

The freak of the week. The monster of the week. The planet of the week. Many of science fiction's most memorable TV shows have relied on this time-tested formula that allows them to be episodic, yet thematic. Right now, Alcatraz is giving us the convict of the week, while Grimm is giving us the fairy-tale monster of… » 3/09/12 3:00pm 3/09/12 3:00pm

A disco song for traveling to another galaxy after a nasty break-up

As io9's resident ambassador for all music that sounds like Ming the Merciless' key party, it is my solemn duty to foist upon you "Distant Planet," a 1984 classic by italo disco group The Voyagers (who only made this one song). » 9/03/11 10:00am 9/03/11 10:00am

SF Television's Most Eye-Melting, Ear-Bleeding Opening Credits

Why does science fiction television sometimes get a bad reputation? Oh yeah — because of cheesetastic opening credits like this one, from Jason Of Star Command. Here are a few dozen of the absolute scariest opening discredits in SF television. » 8/24/09 4:08pm 8/24/09 4:08pm

How to Travel Through Time in Nine Easy Steps

Everyone wants a personal time travel device, but with so many different devices to choose from, how do you make a well-informed decision? Everyone knows about Doc Brown's Delorean, the Doctor's TARDIS, and H.G. Wells' contrapulation, but what about some of the other time time travel gizmos? We walk you through the… » 2/07/08 11:35am 2/07/08 11:35am