The Real Reason Why US Adaptations Of British TV Shows Rarely Succeed

When it comes to TV, us Brits get very defensive when America tries to adapt one of our shows - just look at the reaction to the announcement that Black Mirror is getting a US remake. There's a good reason for the concern though: Most of the time these adaptations don't really work... and that's actually a good thing. » 1/30/15 12:17pm Today 12:17pm

Our First Fleeting Glimpse Of Jurassic World's New Dinosaur!

A new Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser includes a tantalizing glimpse. There's another round of Suicide Squad rumors, while Gotham teases even more comics characters showing up. Meanwhile, could Khal Drogo return to Game of Thrones? And just what is up with Agent Carter's Dottie Underwood? Here be Spoilers! » 1/30/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

​The Pros And Cons Of Making Fantastic Four A Straight Scifi Film

Greetings, sports fans! No, wait. Hello, people who like getting in detailed conversations and arguments about nerdy minutiae! Today we're talking about the Fantasticness of certain Fours, how Time Lords handle Time Babies, and the best legal representation in Westeros. (Hint: It's a dude with a sword.) » 1/28/15 9:14am Wednesday 9:14am

Jon Pertwee's TARDIS Is Looking Much The Worse For Wear

Apparently this is the actual TARDIS prop used by Doctor Who back in the Jon Pertwee era — which seems believable, since it was pretty battered-looking back in 1971 and the intervening decades probably haven't been kind. Makes me kind of nostalgic for the days when the TARDIS was less imposing and shiny. » 1/27/15 4:04am Tuesday 4:04am

This Is Probably The Most Beautiful Doctor Who Artwork Ever Created

Doctor Who has given rise to tons of incredible artwork, from Chris Achilleos' book covers to Dave Gibbons' comics to Bill Mudron's art nouveau painting. But for my money, the best Who art of all time is probably the Dalek comic strip that was published in the mid-1960s in Century 21 magazine. And it's all on Flickr. » 1/26/15 4:00pm Monday 4:00pm

Doctor Who Quotes That Make Hilariously Terrible Pick-Up Lines

Given the sheer volume of dialogue that's been spouted on Doctor Who in the past 50-odd years, and how silly or bizarre a fair amount of it is, nobody should be surprised that dozens of Doctor Who quotes make insane silly double entendres. Our new favorite Tumblr, "Leave The Girl, It's The Man I Want," collects them. » 1/22/15 11:36am 1/22/15 11:36am

Which Major Villain Will The Justice League Need Two Movies to Defeat?

Oscar Isaac talks Apocalypse's powers in the next X-Men film. David Duchovny says he's on board for the X-Files revival... with one condition. Sources claim Sinister Six is filming soon. Game of Thrones finally casts a character for a pivotal flashback scene. And Ray Palmer will visit The Flash. Spoilers now! » 1/22/15 6:00am 1/22/15 6:00am

From Lazarus Long To Capt. Jack Harkness: Bisexuality In Science Fiction

Why were there so many bisexual heroes in the 1970s (including Robert A. Heinlein's Lazarus Long), and was bisexuality viewed as "futuristic"? More to the point, why did bi heroes mostly vanish throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and what brought them back? Erotic science fiction author and Circlet Press publisher Cecilia… » 1/21/15 9:47am 1/21/15 9:47am

How Product Placement Took Over Science Fiction, From E.T. To Star Trek

These days, product placement is an accepted part of science fiction. We're used to seeing big brands splashed all over every TV show and movie about aliens or the future. But it wasn't always this way. Here's the quick-and-very-dirty history of how on-screen advertising became a science fiction mainstay. » 1/19/15 8:25am 1/19/15 8:25am

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

Michael Keaton's Advice On Beetlejuice 2, And A New Walking Dead Actor

Help yourself to a giant pile of speculation about Marvel's Phase 3. James Cameron explains why the Avatar sequels have been pushed back. Gotham adds yet another villain's origin story to its line-up. And that 21 Jump Street/Men In Black crossover is still a possibility. Spoilers now! » 1/15/15 6:00am 1/15/15 6:00am

What You Need To Know About The Ninth Doctor's Doctor Who Comic Debut

It's been a full decade since Chris Eccleston left Doctor Who, and fans have wanted more of his Ninth Doctor ever since. Titan Comics had heard those pleas and hired author Cavan Scott to write a new miniseries starring the rogue Time Lord, due out on March 11th. We put the sonic screws to Scott to get all the details. » 1/14/15 2:00pm 1/14/15 2:00pm

All The Hints And Clues In The Newest Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer!

The live action Ghost in the Shell movie already has a release date. Meet the guy playing Robin's father on Gotham, and a new threat on Orphan Black. Tom Cavanagh is very excited that his Flash character's big secret is finally out. Plus, looks ahead to the new season of Penny Dreadful. Spoilers now! » 1/14/15 6:00am 1/14/15 6:00am

Low Budget TV Shows That Are Better Than Most Huge Blockbuster Series

Television has always been an expensive medium, with Lost having an estimated per-episode budget of $4 million, and Game of Thrones clocking in at a whopping $6 million. And sometimes, these hugely expensive shows fail. But here are 10 of the best science fiction and fantasy shows, which were made for surprisingly low… » 1/13/15 1:32pm 1/13/15 1:32pm