A Neon-Bright Look at the Electricity Between Soul Mates @ io9

In a futuristic city, a scientist’s daughter continues her late father’s research into a very special kind of sea creature—and wonderful things happen once it finds its long-lost mate. There isn’t any dialogue in Luke Saunders’ animated scifi short The Fisherman, but its neon color scheme practically pops off the screen.


Something Doesn't Add Up About Tim Miller's Reason for Leaving Deadpool 2 @ io9

Something smells off in the world of Deadpool 2 and it ain’t the chimichangas.


Who Won the Week Episode 53: Spider-Man: Homecoming, Westworld, geeky gifts @ Blastr

Welcome to the latest episode of Who Won the Week, a weekly podcast in which Blastr staffers Adam SwiderskiAaron Sagers and Dany Roth look back at the week that was and the stories that are blowing up the geek-o-sphere.

HotShot Trailer: Spider-Man: Homecoming US and International trailers @ Sci-Fi Storm

Here are both the U.S. and International trailers for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland…noticeable differences in the International trailer is a bit more lifted from Captain America: Civil War and less high school scenes…

U.S. trailer:

International trailer:

Frak, Marry, Kill: Star Wars edition @ Blastr

Since Rogue One is coming out in a matter of minutes, we felt it only made sense for us to kick off this new feature with an all Star Wars edition.

A Monster Prowls a Christmas Tree Lot in the First Clip from YouTube Red Horror Series 12 Deadly Days @ io9

We’ve all heard of the 12 days of Christmas—but the axe-wielding creature in this first clip from 12 Deadly Days, YouTube and Blumhouse Television’s horror-comedy series, is a far cry from a partridge in a pear tree.


Doctor Who trailer: “The Return Of Doctor Mysterio” @ Sci-Fi Storm

With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost. Can the Doctor save Manhattan? And what will be revealed when we see behind the mask?

Starring Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Justin Chatwin (Grant), Charity Wakefield (Lucy), Tomiwa Edun (Mr Brock), Aleksandar Jovanovic (Dr Sim) and Logan Huffman.

Resident Evil 7 is as creepy as ever in three new gameplay trailers @ Blastr

The next installment in the Resident Evil franchise is heading in a new direction, and now we have some fresh footage from the next zombie outbreak.

James Franco cast in key role for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant @ Blastr

James Franco is headed for deep space in next year's Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel.

HotShot Trailer: War for the Planet of the Apes @ Sci-Fi Storm

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller, and Terry Notary
In Theaters – July 14, 2017

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time soundtrack getting a vinyl release @ Blastr

The soundtrack to Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is among the most beloved video game scores out there, and now you can relive those N64 memories on glorious, 180-gram vinyl.

Tom Holland Enrolled in a New York City School to Do Spider-Man Research @ io9

I can think of very few people who would voluntarily go back to high school. On the other hand, English actor Tom Holland didn’t have any actual memories of the American high school experience to fall back on for Spider-Man: Homecoming.


Image of the Day: Director-approved Krampus Christmas decoration @ Blastr

Here's a killer Krampus yard figure sure to put a twisted take on the yuletide season.

This Simulation of a Monkey Speaking Is the Stuff of Nightmares @ io9

X-ray image of a macaque monkey. (Image: Asif Ghazanfar, Princeton Neuroscience Institute)

New research shows that macaques have a vocal tract capable of emitting human-like speech, but they lack the brain circuitry to make words happen. That may be a good thing, because their simulated speech is creepy as hell.


Batman and the Pink Power Ranger Make For a Fabulous Team @ io9

The Justice League/Power Rangers crossover miniseries is nearly upon us, which means it’s time for variant covers—and that means time for team-ups between members of the League and the teens with attitude. Kimberly and Batman make for a great pairing, no?


Add The First Six Star Wars Films To Your Digital Library For $69 @ io9

Star Wars: The Digital Six Film Collection, $69

Want to get caught up on Star Wars before Rogue One arrives in theaters? Amazon’s marked the digital six-film bundle (sorry, The Force Awakens fans) down to $69 in HD, or about $16 less than usual.


Wesley Snipes is writing a supernatural thriller novel called Talon of God @ Blastr

He might not be making any new Blade flicks, but Wesley Snipes hasn’t given up on the supernatural thriller genre. He’s just heading from the screen to the page for his latest project.

Behold the Awesome Power of the Death Star in New Rogue One Footage @ io9

Okay so it’s not blowing up a planet yet, but it is very, very pretty.


Look at the Damn Wings on This Spider-Man: Homecoming Vulture Action Figure @ io9

Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Vulture comes armed with a rather beastly version of his wings from the comics. His action figure version has some to match—and they’re so big, you actually need to buy several other figures just to get them.


Gareth Edwards finally opens up about Rogue One's massive reshoots @ Blastr

It’s no secret Rogue One: A Star Wars Story went back for a fair bit of reshoots before finally barreling toward its release date later this month, and now director Gareth Edwards has finally opened up about how it all went down.

The Exorcist Creator Says the Show's Two-Part Finale Will Be the 'Craziest Episodes We've Done' @ io9

The Exorcist may not be racking up huge ratings, but the Fox show—a sequel of sorts to the 1973 horror classic—has attracted a very dedicated viewership, mainly because it’s great. The show’s two-part season finale kicks off tonight, so we spoke to creator Jeremy Slater about how the difficulties of summoning a demon to primetime and how to keep wowing fans after the show’s big twist.


Enter the Animus with new footage from the latest Assassin’s Creed trailer @ Blastr

20th Century Fox has unleashed a third (and final?) trailer for Assassin’s Creed. The movie, starring Michael Fassbender, is based on Ubisoft’s hit video game franchise of the same name.

Warm Up With the Gif Party @ io9

It’s winter for us in the Northern Hemisphere, and I don’t know about you, but the Snow Miser is kicking my ass. Thankfully, the gif party is always a good place to warm up.


The Anti-Science Craze Driven by Millennials @ io9

Image: Getty Images

If you have noticed the selection of organic, GMO-free crackers encroaching on the shelf space of the Pop Tarts and Wheat Thins at your local bodega, you can blame millennials for ruining your midnight-snacking fun.


This Mutated Fish Can Now Withstand Absurd Levels of Toxic Waste @ io9

Atlantic killifish have adapted to highly toxic levels of pollution. (Image: Andrew Whitehead/UC Davis)

Researchers have discovered that Atlantic killifish are now 8,000 times more resilient to high levels of toxic waste than other fish, allowing them to survive extreme levels of pollution that would normally be deadly. It sounds like an evolutionary success story, but examples like this are exceptionally rare in the animal kingdom.


Spectral Is a Scifi Action Film That's Too Obsessed With Its Own Cool Premise @ io9

“The less you know, the better.” It’s a common phrase used in all walks of life, and it applies perfectly to Nic Mathieu’s Spectral. This high-tech scifi film was originally planned as a theatrical release but has since been relegated to Netflix, possibly because it’s a movie based on a great idea that overshadows everything that could’ve made it amazing.


The battle for species supremacy begins in epic new War for the Planet of the Apes trailer @ Blastr

Swing into this rousing new trailer for 20th Century Fox's War for the Planet of the Apes

J.J. Abrams Is Making a TV Show About Space Colonies for HBO @ io9

The new show is called Glare, and it is a drama about the colonization of space. Just like Westworld, Abrams will be an executive producer.


Chosen One of the Day: Pigs In Spaaaaaaaaaaace! @ Blastr

I make my love for The Muppets no secret, especially my deep appreciation for Pigs In Space. So imagine my utter delight when I saw a new PIS skit on the Muppets YouTube channel this AM?! 

Scientists Think They Know What Caused That Terrifying Tibetan Avalanche @ io9

The Aru Glacier of western Tibet, as seen after two enormous ice slides on October 4th. Image: NASA Earth Observatory

Over the summer, two enormous avalanches struck the Aru Glacier in Tibet back-to-back. Now, after several months of careful study, scientists think they’ve identified the cause of the first ice slide, which claimed the lives of nine nomadic herders. You’ll be shocked to hear it has to do with climate change.


BSG alum James Callis cast in pivotal 12 Monkeys Season 3 role @ Blastr

A Battlestar Galactica alum has joined the cast of 12 Monkeys in a recurring but pivotal role on the upcoming third season of Syfy’s time-traveling series.

R.L. Stine Is Tackling Man-Thing for Marvel Comics @ io9

If you’ve been waiting since childhood for the author of Goosebumps to team up with Marvel, then today is a treat for you.


An artificial intelligence wrote a Christmas song. It did not go well. @ Blastr

The holiday season is here, and most folks are catching up on Christmas movie favorites and jamming classic tunes about Santa Claus and holy nights. Well, what if a robot wants to get in on the Christmas spirit?

Take flight with the first official Doctor Who Christmas special trailer @ Blastr

Tis definitely the season to be jolly because the BBC has finally released the first official trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio.”

The Templars' Plans Are Revealed in the Latest Assassin's Creed Trailer @ io9

If you’ve played any of the Assassin’s Creed games, then you’ll know it’s pretty much the same thing they do every night, Pinky: try to take over the world.


Horrifying Worm Larva Is Basically a Disembodied Head @ io9

When in the larval stage, Schizocardium californicum is nothing more than a floating head. (Image: Paul Gonzalez and Chris Patton, Hopkins Marine Station)

Good news, everyone: Biologists have discovered a species of marine worm that, when still in its larval stage, is nothing more than an algae-gobbling, disembodied head.


War for the Planet of the Apes Is Expanding Its World Beyond Caesar @ io9

When Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ended, war between the apes and the humans was imminent. When War for the Planet of the Apes starts, the war is two years old and things are getting dire.


The Doctor Is Back in a New Trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special @ io9

Considering he’s been gone for over a year, it’s about damn time.


Read a Spine-Tingling Excerpt From the New Dark Crystal Prequel @ io9

Jim Henson’s much-loved 1982 fantasy film, The Dark Crystal, recently made headlines when an official sequel was announced, in comic book form. But the official prequel novels are already here. The first one, J.M. Lee’s Shadows of the Dark Crystal, came out last summer; the next in the series isn’t out until July, but we’ve got an exclusive excerpt to share.


Every Plot Point and Easter Egg We Found in the Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailers @ io9

Last night, we got not just one, but two trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming. As usual, we’ve put deerstalkers on our comically nerdy brains and picked through the trailer for anything we could find. In this case, we put the two side-by-side and managed to discover some very interesting things.


Today's Best Deals: Fizzics, Camping Gear, Gift Ideas, and More @ io9

A popular compact USB charger, a 3TB portable hard drive and discounted camping gear lead off Friday’s best deals.


Every Question That Was Asked on Westworld @ io9

Do you know how to make a TV show seem more mysterious than it actually is? It’s really simple actually: just make the characters ask as many questions as they possibly can. There’s no need to actually write dialogue, just keep distracting everyone with questions because if the characters don’t know what the hell is going on, why would we?


Deadspin That Was Derek Carr’s Worst Game As A Pro | Jezebel Report: Donald Trump Is Only Getting On @ io9

Humanity Prepares for the End in the First Trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes @ io9

And, given the title of the movie, it’s probably safe to assume that things are not going to end peacefully.


New Details About Supreme Leader Snoke's Appearance in Episode VIII @ io9

Paramount may have dropped another big hint about The God Particle being related to the Cloverfield universe. There’s joyful new set pictures from The Defenders. Plus previews for the returns of The Flash and Arrow, and new scenes from the midseason finales of The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries. Spoilers now!


Oh My God, NASA Launched a GIPHY Page and It's Glorious @ io9

Pluto, coming into focus

You love space gifs. Your weird engineering buddy loves space gifs. So it was only a matter of time before NASA, the fun-loving government agency with a mission to make sure everybody on this pale blue dot is feeling stoked about the cosmic beyond, officially joined the internet’s one stop shop for clever retorts and silly reactions better known as GIPHY.


Spider-Man: Homecoming spins a web with first 2 official trailers @ Blastr

Spider-Man: Homecoming delivered not one but two official trailers tonight. Let's have a look!

The First Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailers Are Here, Guest-Starring Iron Man (UPDATED) @ io9

Update: The first international trailer has arrived, and it’s much better than the U.S. one! There’s a lot less high school and a lot more Spider-Man in there, plus more villains (including the Shocker), more action, better music—it’s actually got a lot of the same footage, but it’s edited in such a way to make Homecoming look like a much more exciting movie. Look, watch them both, and you’ll see what I mean.


Gangsters vs. heroes and Snart (kinda) returns in the Legends of Tomorrow midseason finale @ Blastr

The Legion of Doom (now including 100 percent more Malcolm Merlyn!) teams up with Al Capone in 1920s Chicago.

Hot Toys' Jyn Erso Comes With Her Own Death Star Plans to Steal @ io9

And she does look rather determined to steal them.


Wesley Snipes Has Written a Supernatural Thriller About Holy Warriors @ io9

Movie star, Twitter hero, martial artist, former tax evader, and snappy dresser Wesley Snipes now has another notch on his belt: his debut novel, Talon of God, just landed a publisher and a release date. The book is described as a supernatural thriller which Snipes hopes will have big-screen potential.


Robot Writes Bad Christmas Song Because We Get the AI We Deserve @ io9

Music is about feeling and robots cannot feel. Nevertheless, scientists at the University of Toronto programmed an AI to write a Christmas song, and while Boing Boing deems this “not bad” and “a triumph,” it comes off as hauntingly stoic and vaguely threatening.


Rogue One Director Gareth Edwards Gives His Side of the Reshoot Controversy @ io9

Earlier this year, you couldn’t say the words “Rogue One” without hearing the word “reshoots.” The fact the filmmakers were going back to remake large scenes of the movie sparked massive debate and controversy online. But now, after months of silence, the director of the film has finally given his side.


Scientists discover pristine feathered dinosaur tail encased in amber @ Blastr

More indisputable proof has been revealed supporting the avian evolutionary path of dinosaurs.

Annual Power Ranking: The 30 best comic book artists of 2016 @ Blastr

A list of the best comic book artists in 2016. 

Something odd is going on with the Cloverfield movies @ Blastr

What was supposed to be the next Cloverfield movie has mysteriously vanished -- or has it?

Westworld Cast and Creators Had Sneaky Rules To Avoid Confirming Fan Theories @ io9

Shhhh. Hear how quiet it is? That’s because all the buzz of speculation trying to figure out what’s happening on season one of Westworld has ended. The actors, writers, and producers on the show had a hell of time talking about the show without spilling any beans.


Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen share a kiss in first look at next Spider-Man @ Blastr

We had an inkling that a love connection between Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen could be brewing, and now we have a first look at this universe-spanning kiss.

Space exploration legend John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95 @ Blastr

A national treasure and pioneering NASA astronaut, John Glenn, has passed away today. 

It Sounds Like Logan May Be the Best Wolverine Movie Yet @ io9

Today in New York, 20th Century Fox showcased a few of its big genre movies that are currently in production. The one seemingly getting the most buzz is the third Wolverine film, Logan.


Chosen One of the Day: Casey Kelp @ Blastr

Unlike Smurfette, Casey wasn't merely some token female Snork. She was a plucky little one who was always the first in line to jump to anyone's defense. 

Marvel pulls no punches in 2017 with new Iron Fist comic @ Blastr

All the details on Marvel's just-announced Iron Fist comic book series!

Image(s) of the Day: Ring-brushing Saturn pics from NASA's Cassini probe @ Blastr

Here's a dazzling new series of images direct from a close call with Saturn's rings.

I Would Happily Live in This Gigantic AT-ACT Playhouse @ io9

Colin Furze is best known as the internet’s most lovable mad scientist, responsible for building everything from working hoverbikes to thermite cannons. But every Star Wars fan on the planet is going to be insanely jealous of the little kid who gets this AT-ACT playhouse the Furze just build.


Paradox Girl Is One of the Best Time Travel Series We've Read All Year @ io9

Time travel can be incredibly hard to get your mind around for storytelling—but Paradox Girl is a comic that manages to use the most daunting elements of time travel, all the complex loops and non-linearity, in some of the smartest and funnest ways we’ve ever seen. It makes for one hell of a comic.


American Space Legend John Glenn Has Died at 95 @ io9

John Glenn, an aviation legend and the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, died this afternoon at the age of 95.


Korean zombie movie Train to Busan is getting an English remake @ Blastr

French studio Gaumont has scored the English remake rights to Korean zombie box-office hit movie Train to Busan.

Van Helsing's Neil LaBute on looking ahead to Season 2: More vampires, more powers, and more Wanda @ Blastr

We spoke with the showrunner about the closing of Season 1 and what to expect in Season 2.

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