American Gods Will Have "So Many" Digital Erections @ io9

American Gods might be a serious journey into the nature of belief and change, but it’s also going to have a lot of dicks.


Year-Long Simulation of Humans Living on Mars Comes To an End @ io9

One year ago, six volunteers—an astrobiologist, a physicist, a pilot, an architect, a journalist, and a soil scientist — entered a 36-by-20 foot dome , located near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate what living conditions would be like on Mars. Today they re-emerged from their year-long isolation.


Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Again, in Game of Thrones Fan Video @ io9

Everybody wants to use Lorde’s cover of Tears for Fears to showcase the race for the Iron Throne, but it doesn’t matter because the song keeps working.


Tom Holland Shows Us How High His Spider-Man Can Flip @ io9

The 2016 Rio Olympics may be over, but luckily we still have Spider-Man: Homecoming. Damn that boy can flip.


So Here's What Thor Was Up To During Civil War @ io9

San Diego Comic-Con gave a small group of about 7,000 people a peek at what Thor was doing while everyone else was in-fighting in Captain America: Civil War. Well, now you can find out for yourself.


Sunday's Best Deals: Great Kindle Singles, Balance Ball Chairs, Eneloops @ io9

Great books, better posture, and the best rechargeable batteries headline today’s best deals.


NASA Just Flew a Spacecraft Closer To Jupiter Than Ever Before @ io9

We’ve never seen Jupiter quite like this. NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew closer to the giant planet than any spacecraft ever, revealing stunning images and gathering detailed information about the planet for NASA scientists.


Set Worker Dies in Blade Runner 2 Accident @ io9

A 28-year-old Hungarian construction worker was killed on the set of the untitled Blade Runner sequel, after the set he was taking apart collapsed.


Producer Says NBC Wanted The Walking Dead as a Zombie Crime Drama @ io9

An executive producer for The Walking Dead revealed that if NBC picked up the series instead of AMC, it might have become a procedural zombie crime drama, possibly without any actual zombies.


No, Game of Thrones' Sexual Violence Isn't 'Nonsense' @ io9

An executive from the UK distributor of Game of Thrones came out this week and said concerns about sexual violence against women on the show are “nonsense.” Excuse me while I roll my eyes to Moon Bay.


3D Print Your Own Transformers Matrix of Leadership So Optimus Prime Doesn't Have to Die @ io9

30 years ago, every kid who was lucky enough to see Transformers: The Movie in theaters must have had something stuck in their eye when Optimus Prime died. But if the Autobots had had access to a 3D printer, maybe Optimus wouldn’t have had to die before passing the Matrix of Leadership on to Hot Rod—they could have just 3D-printed a perfect duplicate like Bob Clagett did.


Luke Cage is Stronger Than a Speeding Bullet in First Clip @ io9

If there’s one thing you need to know about Luke Cage, it’s that he’s sick of buying new clothes.


Jason Bourne 3D is Making People Sick @ io9

Shaky-cam is already hard enough to watch. Is it a terrible idea to put it in 3D? Yep, it is.


Someone Made a Miniature of the Original Iron Throne and Ouch My Butt @ io9

The Iron Throne is one of the most iconic images in Game of Thrones, and yet it’s always been a bit, well, lackluster. Now, someone’s taken it upon themselves to make a throne worthy of the Ruler of Westeros—or, at least, their LEGOs.


Director Says It Was Chris Pratt's Idea to Put Kurt Russell in Guardians 2 @ io9

Given that Star-Lord spent the entire first Guardians of the Galaxy searching for his father, it seems appropriate that, for the sequel, he would pick his own daddy out of a line-up.


Saturday's Best Deals: TriggerPoint Foot Massager, Grill Gauge, Keypad Deadbolt @ io9

Killjoys went straight for the gut with "Johnny Be Good" @ Blastr

If you thought you were going to get a little breathing room after last week, sorry Charlie. It's all fast and furious now.

Seth Macfarlane gets sci-fi comedy on Fox; Jon Favreau to direct @ Sci-Fi Storm

This may have flown under my radar, but Family Guy creator and voice actor Seth Macfarlane has a straight-to-series order from Fox for a yet unnamed hour long sci-fi comedy series, in which he will also star and executive produce. Also in the cast are Adrianne Palicki (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Scott Grimes (ER, Party of Five), Peter Macon (Friendship!) and J Lee (Family Guy).

Now Jon Favreau, who really got the Marvel Cinematic Universe off on the right track by directing the first two Iron Man installments and has been hitting gold with his latest, Disney’s Jungle Book, has signed on the direct and executive produce the first episode.

Set in space 300 years in the future, the show follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet.

Anyone else having flashbacks to Quark?

Watch Live: Meet Proxima Centauri, Home to Our Newest Exoplanet @ io9

It’s been an exciting week for planet hunters with the discovery of the nearest exoplanet yet found, orbiting a star called Proxima Centauri. Now you can get a closer look at that star system via a live broadcast tonight, courtesy of the robotic telescope service Slooh. The fun starts at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.


A cinematic journey told By Chris Pine's Hair @ Blastr

What makes Star Trek's Chris Pine one of the best actors in and out of genre entertainment? His willingness to cover his face and head with questionably styled hair, that's what.

This Ghostbusters VFX Reel Is Beautiful @ io9

Whether you loved the new Ghostbusters, hated it, or found yourself somewhere in the middle, there’s no denying Paul Feig had a very distinct vision. He didn’t just update the characters for 2016, he cranked up the visuals too, with tons of lush, beautiful colors.


Gas station from Texas Chain Saw Massacre re-opening as horror hotel @ Blastr

A horror landmark is getting a new lease on life next month.

10 space weather phenomena much cooler (and hotter) than earthly forecasts @ Blastr

Enhanced photo of ultraviolet flash from an intense solar flare.

Because thunder and lightning have nothing on geomagnetic storms. 

Supergirl EP Andrew Kreisberg talks about Tyler Hoechlin's version of Superman @ Blastr

Although we've already had our first official look at Tyler Hoechlin’s version of Superman on The CW’s Supergirl, we still didn’t know much about how the Last Son of Krypton would be portrayed in the superhero series.

Bryan Singer says Marvel and FX's Legion will be 'part of the X-Men universe' @ Blastr

Ever since X-Men TV spinoff Legion was announced, there’s been plenty of back and forth as to whether or not the Marvel and FX series would be part of the X-Men Cinematic Universe. Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse), who will serve as executive producer on the new series, has an answer about the show's movie connections.

Deadspin Is This Tristan Thompson’s Dick Or What? @ io9

Come Listen to One of Steven Universe's Best Songs Since 'Stronger Than You' @ io9

Aside from its thematic strengths and its delightful characters, if there’s one thing Steven Universe is known for, it’s having a killer soundtrack, jam-packed with powerful, toe-tapping songs. Last night’s episode was no exception, with a chill track that rivals some of the show’s very best musical moments.


Deathstroke Gets Back to Being DC Comics’ Biggest Asshole @ io9

Slade Wilson kills people for money. Sometimes, it’s just because he wants/needs to. In recent years, he’s been presented as a kind of antihero but his newest series is taking him back to his roots as a straight-up jerkwad.


Christoph Waltz joins the fray for Robert Rodriguez's Alita: Battle Angel @ Blastr

The Django Unchained star will launch himself into an apocalyptic future for director Robert Rodriguez.

IFC's Horror Comedy Stan Against Evil Looks Like a Demonically Good Time @ io9

IFC’s new show Stan Against Evil has many, many elements that excite us. It’s a horror comedy in the vein of our beloved Ash vs Evil Dead. It stars the hilarious John C. McGinley (Scrubs, Office Space). And according to these first images, its definition of “evil” will include at least one angry devil-goat man.


26 classic covers of comic book superheroes cavorting in outer space @ Blastr

Hold your breath and salute these superheroes who have slipped the surly bonds of Earth.

Watching Deadpool's Creator Freak Out About Toys Is the Best @ io9

I’m not sure I love anything as much as Rob Liefeld loves pop culture. The famous comic artist is extremely passionate not just about comics, but also about movies, TV, toys, pretty much everything. It all comes exploding out in this wonderful video.


The Director of Child's Play Is Making Another Movie About Creepy Dolls @ io9

Tom Holland, who made Child’s Play and Fright Night, is returning to his favorite genre with a new movie that sounds intriguing despite its title. Rock Paper Dead. is about a serial killer who’s released from an asylum after 20 years and returns to his former home, where the ghosts of his dark past await.


Gotham's showrunner doesn't think superheroes work well on television @ Blastr

Superheroes are pretty much taking over television these days, but the man behind Fox’s Batman prequel series still isn’t sold on the genre as a whole.

Two advanced robots were shown the Morgan trailer, and here's their reaction @ Blastr

You know the sayings “You can’t stop progress” and “The future is now.” Well, it’s never more true. Don’t believe me? Two advanced robots were recently shown the trailer for upcoming sci-fi horror movie Morgan, and their reaction was priceless.

Signs You're Stuck in a Young Adult Dystopia @ io9

Having teenagers nearly die through the complicated machinations of adults is a tried and tested storyline. For a while, it felt like every book, movie, and TV show was based on this idea. And you’ve seen and read them all. So the question is: Am I living in a young adult dystopia? We’re here to help you figure that out.


Check out this guy's decked out Batman suit that now holds a Guinness world record @ Blastr

Cosplay is serious business these days, but this guy built a Batman suit that is so legit it’s probably the closest you’ll ever get to actually being the Dark Knight.

12 Awesome Cult Movies to Watch on Hulu @ io9

It’s been over a week since our list of Netflix recommendations , so here’s another stack of movies to add to your binge-watch pile. This time, they’re all on Hulu, which (added bonus) also contains all 11 seasons of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, in case you get too freaked out by any of the following.


The First Trailer For the Dog Reincarnation Movie A Dog's Purpose Is a Sociopathic Nightmare @ io9

A Dog’s Purpose is a movie about a dog that keeps getting reincarnated to help people with their lives. That means this is a feel-good movie where a dog dies many, many times. Horrific.


New footage from Building Star Trek series, which goes behind the reality of sci-fi tech @ Blastr

It’s hard to believe it’s been a full 50 years since Star Trek made its debut — but during that half-century — a fair bit of those unbelievable future-ideas have become real-life tech.

Why the Heck Do Some Countries Have Weird Panhandles? @ io9

Why the Heck Do Some Countries Have Weird Panhandles?

If you look closely at a map, you’re bound to find some really weird shit. Countries you never knew existed pop up, bodies of water reveal themselves, and the borders of countries look totally random. What’s more random about those borders is when they have weird panhandles or salients, basically appendages of land that have been hastily slapped onto the main body of a country. How did these tiny stretches of land get added?


Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion introduce Con Man: The Game in new animated trailer @ Blastr

If you’re a huge fan of conventions, mobile games and Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion’s Con Man web series, then you’ll want to get your hands on Con Man: The Game.

Gotham Showrunner, Surrounded By Good Superhero Shows, Doesn't Think Superheroes Work Well on TV @ io9

Oh really, Bruno Heller, showrunner of the hit Fox television show/Sisyphean punishment simulator Gotham? Superheroes don’t work well on TV? Do go on.


Man Proposes To Girlfriend With Time Capsule They Buried Together Five Years Ago @ io9

Five years ago, Jennifer Storrar and Troy Reddington buried a time capsule together on a remote campsite in South River, Ontario. This summer they went to dig it up, but the jar that had been filled with memories now just contained a mysterious card. Storrar was confused until she opened it up. The note read, “Will you marry me?”


Why Astronaut Mark Kelly Is Now Even Older Than His Twin Brother @ io9

Astronaut Scott Kelly returned from a year-long sojourn in space in June. His slightly older astronaut twin, Mark Kelly, stayed home as a control—part of NASA’s twin study to monitor the effects of space on the human body. But there’s a physical change that NASA might not be able to measure that easily. Mark is now even older (by about 5 milliseconds) than his space-faring twin, thanks to special relativity.


Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel DLC announced, and here's the trailer @ Blastr

Fans of Dark Souls rejoice! Bandai Namco has announced the first of two planned DLC expansions for Dark Souls III by releasing an announcement trailer for Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel.

Your First Look at Lumière and Cogsworth in Disney's Beauty and the Beast Remake (UPDATED) @ io9

After that fantastic teaser trailer , we’ve been patiently waiting for something, anything, in the way of information for the upcoming live-action musical version of Disney’ Beauty and the Beast. We finally have it.


Who Won the Week Episode 39: Spider-Man casting, Justice League Dark, Rings @ Blastr

In our latest look at the news from the week in geek, we break down big Spider-Man: Homecoming casting news, the latest on Justice League Dark, and Rings.

Why it took astronomers until now to find Proxima b, that planet just around the corner @ Blastr

Humanity has been identifying planets outside our solar system for a long time, so how on Earth (no pun intended) did we miss the closest potential planet orbiting our closest star?

Darth Vader Looms Large Over This Star Wars Rebels Concept Art @ io9

When the first season of Star Wars Rebels ended with the appearance of Darth Vader, the bar was immediately raised. Vader is the icon of Star Wars and bringing him onto the show for season two changed everything.


How to Play Solitaire Inside a Google Search @ io9

Are you ready to get your mind blown?


Squirrel Girl Shows Us Computer Science Can Be Extremely Metal @ io9

In a quest to continue being the go-to comic for creating the most nonsensical blogs, this week’s issue of Squirrel Girl uses basic computer science and counting in binary to deliver a splash page so fundamentally rad it should probably grace the cover of a mid-’80s metal album. Suffice to say, it’s rather brilliant.


Watch: Something's wrong with Two in exclusive clip from tonight's Dark Matter @ Blastr

The crew of the Raza always seems to be racing from one problem to the next, but the latest catastrophe is threatening one of their own.

Captain America: Civil War unleashes a blooper reel and a new deleted scene @ Blastr

While we wait with bated breath for Captain America: Civil War to be released on home video in just a few short weeks, a new deleted scene, as well as a blooper reel, have made their merry way online.

Avert Danger and Bring Out All Your Gifs for the Gif Party @ io9

It’s Friday, and it’s time to bring out the gifs. Otherwise the Lost in Space robot will keep freaking out.


All the Scifi, Horror and Other Great Genre Movies Coming To Theaters This Fall @ io9

Hollywood generally considers the fall movie season to be awards season. It’s when studios start rolling out their best films as the end of the year approaches. For genre fans, though, we get that and so much more. There are also horror movies for Halloween, big exciting blockbusters, as well as wondrous fantasy for us to enjoy. Here are all the fantastic films opening this fall you should know.


Starfire Is Not Okay, Guys @ io9

Apparently, getting a solo series cancelled can really mess with a superhero’s head.


The Life-Size R2-D2 Figure You've Always Wanted Is Almost Here @ io9

After seeing Star Wars for the first time you undoubtedly wanted an astromech droid to call your own. But building your own fully-functional prop required skills you don’t have, and a tiny two-inch action figure leaves something to be desired. But an Artoo figure as large as the real thing? Now we’re talking.


The Blair Witch is still terrifying all these years later in freaky new trailer @ Blastr

It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like we might finally have a worthy sequel to 1999’s The Blair Witch Project.

Today's Best Deals: Household Essentials, Textbooks, Munchkin, and More @ io9

Face/Off Is Like a Fine Wine and I'm Drunk @ io9

It’s hard to decide who’s the worse villain: John Travolta or Nicolas Cage. And that’s exactly why Face/Off is the perfect mid-90s action thriller. Who do you root for? Unclear because the main characters switched faces, and it’s hard to tell who the good guy is. The effect is intoxicating.


Barry Allen Might Face a Whole Team of Villains in the Flash Movie @ io9

James Gunn talks about when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. is set. Michael Dougherty offers an update on the Trick r’ Treat sequel. Doctor Strange might include some intriguing comic book cameos. Andrew Kreisberg discusses why Supergirl is bringing in Miss Martian. Plus new looks at Scream Queens and Lucifer’s return. Spoilers!


The New Mutants movie announces its mutants @ Blastr

There will be more variations on the mutant branch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to the upcoming movie New Mutants.

Disney May Remake James and the Giant Peach as a Live-Action Sam Mendes Movie @ io9

After The BFG—a Roald Dahl adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg, of all people—failed to connect at the box office, one would have thought the odds of Disney quickly announcing another Dahl property probably seemed slim. Well, that’s exactly what just happened.


Kurt Russell Is Getting His Own Art Show Because Sometimes the World Is a Good Place @ io9

Kurt Russell is one of the most fascinating actors in the world. From his start at Disney, to his background in baseball, his wacky comedies, insane list of cult classics, and current resurgence, it feels like there’s nothing he can’t do. So who better to be the subject of their own art show than Jack Burton, Snake Plissken, R.J. MacReady, and Wyatt Earp himself, Kurt Russell?


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