Ripley Has a Habit of Removing Her Jumpsuit at the Worst Moment in This 1986 Aliens Spoof @ io9

Back when Aliens was the number one movie in America, Sigourney Weaver took to Saturday Night Live for their 12th season opener, and took part in an Aliens spoof. The skit is... sort of interesting, but the joke on Ripley randomly removing her jumpsuit for no reason is pretty classic.


Over at The Monitor, David Bowles is reviewing some of the best science fiction books of all time. @ io9

Over at The Monitor, David Bowles is reviewing some of the best science fiction books of all time. Read his reviews of The Left Hand of Darkness, Ender’s Game, 1984 and Dune, and keep your eyes open for more installments.


The next three -- that's right, three -- Transformers movies get release dates @ Blastr

We're not going to live in a world without Transformers for a very long time.

Let's Talk About That Badass Fight Scene in Last Night's The 100 @ io9

In last night’s episode of The 100, we finally got to see Lexa, the fearless commander of the Grounder coalition, fight in one-on-one combat. And she kicked some serious butt. It was yet another reminder that this is one of the most feminist shows on TV right now.


Rosetta's Philae comet lander is officially lost, scientists will no longer attempt contact @ Blastr

We already knew the European Space Agency was having a tough time getting in touch with its Philae lander, which is currently sitting on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and now the craft has officially been declared MIA.

Syfy adds original thriller Prototype to its ever-growing genre slate @ Blastr

Yet another scripted genre series is headed to the pilot stage at Syfy.

Lego has announced a series of animated shorts set just before Star Wars: The Force Awakens. @ io9

Lego has announced a series of animated shorts set just before Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first episode of Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises, focusing on Poe Dameron rescuing Admiral Ackbar from the clutches of Captain Phasma, airs next Monday on Disney XD after the conclusion of Gravity Falls. Here’s a clip!


Holy Hell, the US Military Made the Fastest Quadcopter I've Ever Seen @ io9

DARPA, the Pentagon’s research division, just revealed a speed demon quadcopter that flies 45 miles an hour. It’s like a cheetah drone. I can’t stop watching glorious footage of this glorious cheetah drone.


Here's the Best Nigerian Prince Email Scam in the Galaxy @ io9

The Nigerian prince scam will never die. It’s lasted in various forms for decades now, but the latest iteration is downright amazing. Can’t you give $3 million to help a Nigerian astronaut get home from his secret space mission?


Here's Your First Inside Look at Marvel's All-New, All-Different Wasp @ io9

Janet Van Dyne’s legacy as the Wasp is interwoven through decades of Marvel Comics—but now, a new character is going to take the moniker. Who is she? What’s her agenda? What’s her connection to the Wasp’s legacy? We sat down with writer Mark Waid to exclusively unveil the first details about the new Wasp.


Who Won the Week, Episode 12: Deadpool, Star Trek, and the last Batman v Superman trailer @ Blastr

This week, the Merc With a Mouth makes his movie debut, CBS's Star Trek hires a big-name showrunner, and Batman v Superman fires off another trailer. All that and more in the latest episode of our weekly podcast!

An Arrow crossover and Zoom unmasked (?!) in latest trailer for The Flash @ Blastr

It’s not often a middle-of-the-season trailer can pack such a narrative punch, but The CW’s Flash isn’t just any show.

Check out long-forgotten scribbles astronauts left inside Apollo 11 @ Blastr

Even the most famous artifact in the history of American spaceflight is still revealing secrets.

25 Years Before Doctor Who, the BBC Aired the First Ever Science Fiction TV Show @ io9

The BBC has long been known as a science fiction pioneer, thanks to shows like Quatermass and Doctor Who. But long before either of those things existed, the BBC was already breaking ground: On Feb. 11, 1938, the Beeb showed a television production of R.U.R., the play that gave us the word “robot.”


Smurf Help Me, I'm Actually Kind of Excited About a New Smurfs Movie @ io9

Well, this is a smurfing surprise, to say the least. But after being horrified by the first Smurfs film and kind of mildly amused by the second, I’m actually smurfing forward to the third big-screen outing for those little blue guys.


Shockingly, Syfy Has Ordered a Pilot of a Show Not Based on Anything @ io9

Syfy has ordered a pilot for a show called Prototype, which is, shockingly for this day and age, not based on an existing book, comic, or movie.


AMC Is Making a Talk Show for Geeks I Have Zero Desire to See @ io9

Having discovered that reality shows for nerds are the most cost-efficient TV programming possible, AMC has announced a new series premiering this summer titled Geeking Out, hosted by professional nerd Kevin Smith and actor Greg Grunberg.


Mario Maker Player Creates A Level So Dirty, He Ends Up Trolling Himself @ io9

Mario Maker’s most notorious player is back again with another devilishly difficult level. This one is a little different, though. There’s a trap at the end, and it’s a little too good.


She's (Not) a Monster! Some Kind of Hate director Adam Egypt Mortimer talks women in horror @ Blastr

As Women in Horror month continues, we talk with writer/director of Some Kind of Hate to hear his thoughts on women villains.

Celebrate Love with io9's Superior Star Wars Valentines @ io9

This weekend is Valentine’s Day, which is a celebration of beekeeping, plague and epilepsy, according to my research. Accordingly, we here at io9 have some valentines for you, our favorite readers.


30th Annual Asimov’s Readers’ Awards Finalists @ Locus Online

The finalists for the 30th annual Asimov’s Readers’ Awards have been announced, with many available to be read online.





Winners will be announced during a breakfast ceremony at the 2016 SFWA Nebula conference, to be held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, May 12-15, 2016. For more information about the awards, see the Asimov’s website.

11.22.63 Has the Only Good Reason for Time Travel We’ve Ever Seen @ io9

One of the very first scenes of 11.22.63 features a character explaining just what he has been doing with the awesome power of time travel: He’s been buying really good, really cheap meat from 1960 and bringing it back to the present to make hamburgers. No other character ever really manages to top that reason.


Emily Blunt Will Voice 'A New Character' in the My Little Pony Movie @ io9

Hasbro’s feature-length animated My Little Pony movie just got a huge dose of star power with its latest cast addition: Emily Blunt. She’ll be playing a new character. Though no other details were given, we’re gonna make a bold prediction and say it’s maybe, probably, gotta be the story’s villain.


10 Funny Movie Scenes That Were Improvised @ io9

10 Funny Movie Scenes That Were Improvised

Movies are sort of at their most honest when things go off script and unplanned. It’s when actors transform into their character and react as their character would to certain situations that you get some truly hilarious stuff. Here are some improvised scenes put together by Screen Rant from movies like Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Wolf of Wall Street and more.


This May Be the Season The Walking Dead Finally Goes Too Far @ io9

The Walking Dead has never been accused of being a happy show, but it’s one of the few series to be called “misery porn”—an exercise in watching characters face tragedy after tragedy until their eventual horrible deaths. I’ve never thought this was true... but having seen this Sunday’s mid-season premiere, I wonder if the show has finally earned that label.


Here's the Most Boring Game of Thrones Tribute of All Time @ io9

If you love Game of Thrones and have trouble sleeping, then there’s a wonderful podcast that you should definitely check out. “Game of Drones” is the most boring podcast about Game of Thrones ever, and it’s guaranteed to put you to sleep.


Marvel's The Vision Is Telling a Story Unlike Any Superhero Comic I've Ever Read @ io9

The Vision is one of the biggest surprises to come out of Marvel Comics in years. The company announced the android would get his own comic, just as the character was about to appear in Age of Ultron, so fans expected a light, action-y series to cater to movie fans. The Vision took that preconception and smashed it to pieces.


This Kid Predicted What the Year 2016 Would Be Like in 1996, and He Was Adorably Wrong @ io9

Christopher Janitz as a child (left) and today (right)

Back in 1996 a young boy wrote a letter for school with predictions about the year 2016. Christopher Janitz was just nine years old and little did he know his mother would save that letter and present it to him on his 29th birthday.


Bushido Batman Won't Use Guns But Is Fine With Stabbing Dudes @ io9

Batman has been a lot of absurd things to Square-Enix’s Play Arts Kai toy line—cowboy , steampunk internet fever dream, unholy draconic Final Fantasy abomination , and yes, sometimes just plain old Batman. This latest figure is a little less plain and a little more joyously crazy: Samurai Batman is finally a thing once more.


8 Science Fiction Movies That You Didn't Realize Were Love Stories @ io9

The best movies are never what you think they are. You sit down expecting one thing, and then you get that, and so much more. One of the threads most commonly hidden in films, especially genre films, is a real romance. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, here are eight science fiction movies that are secretly romances.


Love is a dangerous thing in first trailer for Ridley Scott's creepy sci-fi flick Equals @ Blastr

Ridley Scott is a busy man these days, and along with reviving Alien and Blade Runner, he’s also cranking out the original sci-fi flick Equals. Want a peek?

Daredevil and Punisher Get a Crossover Comic Just in Time for Daredevil Season Two @ io9

It’s very obvious at this point that Marvel are big fans of letting their wildly successful movies influence their comic books . Case in point? Just as Daredevil season two hits Netflix in March , we’re getting a digital miniseries that will see the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen and the Punisher pitted against each other.


Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt clash in new trailer for The Huntsman: Winter's War @ Blastr

Emily Blunt controls some wicked winter weather in new trailer for The Huntsman: Winter's War.

Image of the Day: Kara visits Superman's Fortress of Solitude on Supergirl @ Blastr

The CBS series Supergirl hasn’t been shy about embracing the more comic book-y corners of the DC universe, and now its introducing a key piece of the Superman mythos.

Bring Your Best Moves to the Gif Party @ io9

It’s Friday, so it’s that time again: gif party! Show us what you got.


You Will Never Look at Chinese Takeout the Same Way After This Short Horror Film @ io9

“Night Stalker” follows a young woman’s journey into a weird and terrifying land, courtesy of a takeout container that is a portal for a dangerous creature. Hold on to your face.


H.E.L.G.A. – A Tale of Artificial Intelligence @ Omni Reboot

Up to this point, HELGA had been following the complex set of instructions which Jay-L created for her as part of an emergency action list to be executed in the event that he could not be located. Part of the list of tasks included several methods of determining the nature of Jay-L’s disappearance. If the circumstances surrounding his absence were suspicious, then she had very specific orders she was to follow. Once she determined the high likelihood that Jay-L was being pursued for capture by the Special Forces Delta Group, under direct order of the U.S. President, a whole new set of options became available to her as a means of responding. However, HELGA had finally exhausted the myriad of options on that detailed list of instructions which Jay-L had prepared in the event of his capture at the hands of the government.

The post H.E.L.G.A. – A Tale of Artificial Intelligence appeared first on OMNI Reboot.

The super-gang heats up the Cold War in the latest Legends of Tomorrow @ Blastr

The time-jumping shenanigans continue as the team hops to the middle of the Cold War to take another shot at Vandal Savage.

Deadpool Is Brutal in the Best Possible Way @ io9

All decent, right-thinking people love action movies with a high body count. But few movies pack the combination of insane violence and ludicrous self-mockery that you’ll find in Deadpool, in theaters today. This is a celebration of slaughter that gets so silly, it actually feels sort of joyful. Vague spoilers ahead!


Today's Best Deals: Super-Thin MacBooks, Half Price Google Play Music, and More @ io9

A Vizio Sound Stand, Dyson DC65 vacuum, and Apple’s newest MacBook kick off Friday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more, and don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.


Three More Transformers Movies Will Be an Ever-Present Threat in 2017, 2018, and 2019 @ io9

Can a winter of discontent last three years? Hasbro is hoping it’s a possibility: The company just announced that Transformers 5, 6, and 7 will drop in consecutive years.


Physicists Are Freaking Out About Gravitational Waves and You Should Too @ io9

LIGO co-founders Kip Thorne (R), and Rainer Weiss (L) sharing the discovery of gravitational waves, via Getty Images

After five months of keeping their stupendous discovery under wraps, physicists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) are finally allowed to freak out publicly about gravitational waves. And they’re enjoying the hell out of it.


Smithsonian Uncovers Apollo 11 'Graffiti' Not Seen in Decades @ io9

Credit: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

While building a 3D model of the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, archivists at the Smithsonian uncovered hand-written notes and markings in areas of the spacecraft not seen in more than 40 years. The remarkable etchings offer a new glimpse into what life was life on the way to the Moon.


Now It's Thor: Ragnarok's Turn to Tease a Major Marvel Death @ io9

Samuel L. Jackson is circling Stephen King’s Revival. Gotham teases the return of a comic book face to the show. Get a close look at Chris Hemsworth’s ride in Ghostbusters. Plus, Peggy has a bad idea on Agent Carter, an iconic comic location appears in Supergirl, and more The Hunstman 2 footage. Spoilers now!


Hasbro and Marvel Are Now Making Beautifully Detailed But Affordable Role Play Accessories @ io9

If you’re a stickler for details and accuracy, don’t assume that making your own cosplay props and costumes is cheaper than buying a replica. Often it can cost thousands of dollars to get it right, so Hasbro and Marvel are teaming up on a line of detailed role play accessories that will make accurate cosplay slightly more affordable.


Watch the First Footage of The Powerpuff Girls Reboot @ io9

Behold, Cartoon Network’s first footage from the Powerpuff Girls reboot. Buttercup sounds different. Rest assured she still has zero time for your BS.


Supersize Your Superheroes With Hasbro's New 12-Inch Marvel Legends Figures @ io9

There have been hundreds of Marvel characters introduced in the comics over the years, and it seems like almost every last one has showed up in Hasbro’s Marvel Legends figure line. But you can only squeeze so much detail into a three or six-inch figure, which is why Hasbro is now supersizing its Marvel Legends line to 12-inches.


TV Analysis & Review: The 100, Episode 304 – “Watch the Thrones” @ SciFi Mafia

Please only read further if you’ve seen Episodes 301–304 of The 100, because there are major spoilers throughout the article below! As always, I encourage your constructive feedback and commentary

Maybe You Shouldn't Stream Torrents In Your Browser @ io9

Torrents-Time is an interesting little browser plugin that lets you stream torrents without needing to download a whole separate client. It’s a boon for anyone who needs a simple way to torrent, but as a few people are pointing out, it’s also horribly insecure.


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