All The Best Shows That Were Cancelled Despite Being Awesome

It's the very last episode of the io9 show, We Come from the Future. Yep, we got cancelled. So we're celebrating by setting off our biggest explosion yet — and talking about all the best shows that got cancelled despite being awesome. Well, I still think it's debatable whether Dollhouse was awesome. But anyway. » 11/16/12 10:27am 11/16/12 10:27am

Harry Potter, Sherlock, and The Greatest Scandals in Fandom

This week on We Come From the Future, we talk about what happens when scandal rips through the heart of fandom. Along with our special guests, Daily Dot fandom reporter Aja Romano, and Circlet Press publisher Cecilia Tan, we delve into all the wank that makes fans on the internet lose their shit. From Sherlock… » 10/26/12 10:43am 10/26/12 10:43am

5 Tricks to Convince People Your Fake Horror Story Really Happened

What are the five secrets to making a great "true" horror story? We reveal them all to you . . . and then something terrifying happens! Will Esther survive? Will the studio where we shoot this show ever be the same? Is it dangerous to get glowing green goo on your hands? Find out . . . in this completely real episode… » 10/19/12 10:59am 10/19/12 10:59am

The Guiltiest Pleasures, from Big Bang Theory to Twilight

On this episode of the io9 show, Esther and I confess our guilty pleasures — the things we are completely embarrassed to admit that we love. Like bad vampire stories and even worse sitcoms.* Plus, Esther shows you a scientific guilty pleasure: making soap explode in the microwave. Finally, we respond to a viewer's… » 10/15/12 9:34am 10/15/12 9:34am

Can dinosaurs still be badass with feathers?

This week on the io9 show, we debate whether you can still be scared of dinosaurs now that we believe they were covered with proto-feathers or "dino-fuzz." And we talk about all the other ways that science has shattered our science fiction dreams, including telling us that ray guns and blasters could never work.… » 8/24/12 11:01am 8/24/12 11:01am

Proof That Futurama Is the Smartest Show on Television

Good news, everyone! It's the Futurama appreciation episode. We pay tribute to our favorite moments in the series, and talk about other scifi comedy TV shows you can watch when you've watched every Futurama episode twelve times. Bay Area Science Festival director Kishore Hari helps us (and several volunteers) act out… » 8/03/12 11:23am 8/03/12 11:23am

Explore the World's Great Lost Cities!

This week on the io9 show, we explore the Lost City of Z in Brazil, and the ancient city of Catalhoyuk in Turkey! Genetic engineer and How to Defeat Your Own Clone author Terry Johnson shows us how fluids like corn syrup have memory thanks to laminar flow! And finally, help us find a mysterious 1980s novel about a… » 7/27/12 10:30am 7/27/12 10:30am

The Autism Vaccination Hoax and Other Science Scams

In this week's io9 show, we take a look at the shady side of science, and talk about some of our favorite scientist con artists. We discover how the "vaccines cause autism" hoax was perpetrated, and how inter-species cross-breeding among mice turned out to be a fake. But are online genetic testing services a scam, or… » 7/06/12 10:34am 7/06/12 10:34am

We Set Off Homemade Smoke Bombs — and Survive!

Does it give you pleasure to watch things burn? In this week's episode of the io9 show We Come from the Future, we set off homemade smoke bombs without burning ourselves or getting arrested. We also explain why we're disappointed by the new Dark Knight Rises trailer, and bring you the latest news from the future. » 5/18/12 10:59am 5/18/12 10:59am