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We Showed Halloween to the Most Easily Startled Person at Gizmodo

Halloween is a time to be scared—specifically, by scary movies. But what if you’re someone who’s especially jumpy? For the latest episode of io9's series, UnScene, Gizmodo Editor in Chief Kelly Bourdet faced her personal fears by watching Halloween for the first time, alongside a Deadspin staffer (and Michael Myers…

Doctor Who's Producers Discuss Their Outlook and Hopes for Season 11

Season 11 of Doctor Who has brought with it a lot of changes. Not only is this the first season with a female Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, but we’ve also got a new showrunner in Chris Chibnall. We spoke with him and executive producer Matt Strevens about how they’re approaching the new season and what they’re…

Hello, Salem! io9 Screened the Halloween Classic Hocus Pocus for a Total Newbie

Don’t you love when you get to share one of your favorite movies with someone who’s never seen it before? That’s the idea behind io9's new series, UnScene, where Gizmodo Media Group staffers celebrate their fandom by introducing first-timers to their beloved films. And of course, we had to start with the greatest…

We Asked Jodie Whittaker What She Wants Her Legacy as the Doctor to Be

The UK was kind enough to let us borrow new Doctor Jodie Whittaker for a whirlwind U.S. tour on the show’s big premiere weekend. It also just happened to coincide with New York Comic Con which meant io9 had the opportunity to ask Whittaker some burning questions!

Here's the Best Cosplay From New York Comic Con 2018

The Javits Center in New York City may have closed its doors, with the panels cleared and the booths emptied, but we haven’t seen the last of this year’s New York Comic Con. Our team spotted some fantastic cosplay in the Big Apple—so much so, that we couldn’t resist sharing our favorite photos and an awesome, tech…

Check Out io9's Video Tour of New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con 2018 is in full swing. But it’s not just about the panels and the special guests, it’s also about the cool stuff on the show floor. I’m joined by our new social editor Klaudia Amenábar to take a look at what Glass, Good Omens, Star Wars Resistance, and others have in store for attendees this…

Will VFX Erase Location Shooting Forever?

Since Hollywood’s earliest days, filmmakers and actors have traveled to far-flung settings—or even just particularly striking local landscapes—to give their projects atmosphere and authenticity. But will the current shift toward VFX “locations” put an end to that tradition?

This Is the Not-So-Secret Story of How Oregon Trail Took Over the World

We’re living in a golden age of immersive, narrative video games that can transport us to worlds both familiar and fantastical. As odd as it might be to consider it, none of this would be possible if it weren’t for Oregon Trail.

Watch How Japanese Superhero Shows Got Turned Into Power Rangers

Power Rangers turned 25 last month, but the series it owes its existence to—Toei’s tokustatsu icon Super Sentai—has been around since 1975. Ever wondered what it took to turn Spandex-clad Japanese heroes into all-American Power Rangers? Here’s a handy video guide to the secret behind every Power Rangers show.

6 Mistakes the Last Airbender Movie Made That We Pray Aren't Repeated on the New Show

Netflix announced last week that it’s doing a live-action series based on Avatar: The Last Airbender, starting production next year. Of course, as much as we’d like to forget, this isn’t the first live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s iconic animated series. And the previous version made a lot of mistakes. Bad ones.

Tour Your Nightmares With This Inside Peek at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights is back, once again bringing your favorite scary franchises to life. Every year, properties like like Stranger Things, The Purge, The Walking Dead, and Halloween get their very own freaky mazes, terrifying fans who are brave enough to stand in line and venture into the dark abyss.

This Theory Shows Why C-3PO Is the Secret Hero of Star Wars

In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (aka Star Wars), C-3PO lays this self-deprecating confession on Luke Skywalker: “I’m not so good at telling stories.” Yet, two films later, he’s literally telling the story of Star Wars to a bunch of Ewoks. C-3PO might seem like a bumbling idiot, but in this video we show why he’s…

If You Hate Your Eyes, You Can Now Watch Video Recorded On a Vinyl Record

There’s a case to be made that audio on an analog medium like a vinyl record can sound better, at least in some aspects, than a digital music file. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about video. Alas, a company called Supersense now sells the hardware you need to enjoy an analog video experience again—but do you…

Artist Jen Bartel on Turning Fan Art Into a Comics Career and Paying It Forward

Artist Jen Bartel may have started out drawing Sailor Moon, X-Men, and Ghostbusters fan art, but now she’s creating covers for some of today’s biggest comic books. Black Panther: World of Wakanda, Josie and the Pussycats, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, just to name a few.

A Spoiler Free Video Review of the Stunning Duality of Marvel's Spider-Man

Tomorrow sees the release of one of the gaming highlights of the year, especially if you’re comics fan: Marvel’s Spider-Man, the new web-slinging video game from Sony and Insomniac Games. Want a snippet of what you can expect from Peter Parker’s latest foray into video games? Check out our video review above!

The DJI Mavic 2 Is Our New Favorite Drone The DJI Mavic 2 Is Our New Favorite Drone

The idea behind the DJI Mavic promises that any adventurer can take professional-grade aerial photography with a compact drone. That’s probably why the company called the original model the Mavic Pro, even though the drone had its shortcomings. With the Mavic 2 series, however, that proposition gets more interesting…

The Best Way to Apply Sunscreen to Your Face, Revealed by a UV Camera

I am a bit of a sunscreen fanatic. My morning and midday sunscreen applications are ritualistic in nature, and I love trying out new products that claim to shield my precious skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. Luckily for me (and unluckily for my wallet), there are a menagerie of sunscreen products on the market…

io9 Got Wrecked at Flame Con’s Dance Bash

It’s a fact that queer people throw the best parties (come at me straights!). So, obviously, the Ignite! kick-off party for Flame Con 2018—the quintessential convention for LGBTQ+ fandom—was on our must-attend and must-film list.

Flame Con Fans Share Their Favorite LGBTQ Ships

Every year, LGBTQ+ comic book fans gather in New York City for Flame Con, a celebration of queer culture in modern fandom organized by Geeks Out. io9 was there for the weekend-long event, which was complete with amazing cosplay, fan art, and lots of love and pride.

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