How Pixar’s Inside Out Avoided Its Greatest Danger: Becoming An “After-School Special”

Inside Out is a complex film about the human psyche, but it has a really simple message: Sadness is an important part of life. You can’t have joy without sadness, and growing up means accepting that memories can be happy and sad. Director Pete Docter told io9 it was hard to avoid making this feel like an “after-school… »10/06/15 12:00pmYesterday 12:00pm

Michelle Gomez Wants To Keep Playing Missy on Doctor Who For Years

Doctor Who’s biggest innovation in recent years is probably transforming the Master, that evil Time Lord, into an evil Time Lady named Missy. And the show obviously aims to capitalize on that surprise, because Missy is back in the two-part season opener, right after the show killed her off in the last season finale. »9/16/15 4:42pm9/16/15 4:42pm

Plastic Cthulhu Demands Tribute In This Awesome Legends Of Cthulhu Retro TV Spot

Last month, we brought you a first look at Warpo’s cool, old-school advertising for its 12” Cthulhu action figure. Now the Great One is back, and this time he hungers for the minds of his action figure subordinates. Can Cthulhu be stopped? Find out in this exclusive look at a new TV spot! »9/09/15 3:02pm9/09/15 3:02pm

Michael Emerson Doesn’t Expect Person of Interest To Have a Happy Ending

Person of Interest has been getting darker and darker as the show delves deeper into its premise about artificial intelligence. And even though we want these tortured heroes to find happiness in the end, star Michael Emerson tells io9 it’s probably not going to happen. He also told us what to expect in season five. »8/26/15 2:43pm8/26/15 2:43pm

Americans Rebel Against Their Surveillance State in Preview for Comic Young Terrorists

Matt Pizzolo and Amancay Nahuelpan’s new near-future political thriller Young Terrorists hits shelves this week, a striking take on 21st century America and a group of young rebels who want to disrupt it. But what are they fighting for? Find out in an exclusive preview, right here on io9! »8/18/15 3:30pm8/18/15 3:30pm

Watch the Most Pants-Wetting Moment From the Claustrophobic New Movie Air Right Now

Norman Reedus volunteers to test out a cryogenic suspension chamber—only to find out that it’s not just like going to sleep regularly—in this clip from the new movie Air. This is one of the most terrifying moments in this post-apocalyptic movie, and we’re presenting it exclusively at io9. This moment made me lose my… »8/13/15 9:30am8/13/15 9:30am

A New Glimpse Of Limitless, One of This Fall's Most Exciting New Shows

Limitless was one of the coolest things we saw at Comic-Con—a TV version of the Bradley Cooper movie about smart drugs, in which a new guy gets dosed with the magic pills and joins up with the FBI. How will this work? See for yourself—here’s an exclusive look at a new promo that starts airing tonight. »7/28/15 5:40pm7/28/15 5:40pm

Paul Wesley Wishes Stefan Salvatore Would Stop Trying To Fix Everything

There’s one huge reason to be excited about the return of The Vampire Diaries this fall, and that is the on-again, off-again, will-they-won’t-they romance between Stefan and Caroline. And a lot currently depends on whether Stefan can step up his game and win Caroline over, after a tepid showing last season. »7/23/15 7:00pm7/23/15 7:00pm

Peter Capaldi Says The Doctor Knows He Made The Daleks Worse

Peter Capaldi’s first year on Doctor Who was layered with a lot of questions about the morality of the Doctor’s adventures. And one idea that came up was the notion that the Doctor had made the Daleks stronger in the course of fighting them. Capaldi tells io9 that the Doctor absolutely believes he made the Daleks… »7/17/15 1:50pm7/17/15 1:50pm