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The Sound Engineer Behind Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Tron Has Passed Away The Sound Engineer Behind Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Tron Has Passed Away

Frank Serafine, a respected sound engineer and composer with a wide-ranging career in film, has died at age 65.

The Star Trek Universe Uses a Surprising Amount of Paper The Star Trek Universe Uses a Surprising Amount of Paper

In our real-world cyberpunk dystopia, paper already feels a bit outmoded in a lot of life. It’s all screens, all the time. So it’s interesting to examine how sci-fi handles the classic writing surface. And in Star Trek, as it turns out, there’s a surprising amount of it.

Chris Pine Still Has Hopes for His Star Trek Future Chris Pine Still Has Hopes for His Star Trek Future

Kevin Feige wants more female-led Marvel movies. Get a few more looks at Halloween, Venom, and The Predator. Plus, behind the scenes on The Nun, more teases for The Walking Dead’s return, and Netflix asks: Whither Daredevil’s Matt Murdock. Engage, Spoilers!

9 Movies With AI That Became Self-Aware and Made Humankind Very Sorry 9 Movies With AI That Became Self-Aware and Made Humankind Very Sorry

Who could forget the events of August 29, 1997—when Skynet became self-aware and launched a whole mess of nukes, unleashing “Judgment Day?” Today’s a holiday for Terminator fans, and it’s also a great excuse to celebrate our favorite sci-fi movies that feature AI rebellions. Let’s bid a warm welcome to our new robot…

Gaze Into the Eyes of a High Definition Garak in the Deep Space Nine Documentary

For the past year, the team behind What We Left Behind, a celebration of Deep Space Nine for the show’s 25th anniversary, has been raising funds to not just deliver a behind-the-scenes look at bringing this dark chapter of Trek to life, but to give fans a chance to see what could be: snippets of the show redone in…

Updates From The Walking Dead, Iron Fist, and More Updates From The Walking Dead, Iron Fist, and More

The Walking Dead casts another important character from the comics. Guillermo del Toro promises Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will retain the look of the book’s haunting illustrations. Tom Hardy’s in for the long haul with Venom. Plus, more Predator footage, and lots of kneeling in prayer from Suspiria and The Nun…

Who Is the Most Powerful Supervillain?  Who Is the Most Powerful Supervillain? 

The supervillains who torment, thwart and otherwise mess with the universe’s well-meaning superheroes are, on the whole, a pretty foul bunch. But which of these supervillains is best at what they do? Put otherwise: if what supervillains do is try to inflict as much misery as possible on the largest number of people,…

Cyclops' Best Design Gets a Great Figure, and More Xcellent Toys of the Week Cyclops' Best Design Gets a Great Figure, and More Xcellent Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of the best toys we’ve seen that are currently trying to swipe our hard-earned wages (earned by writing about toys, of course). This week: Tyrion Lannister gets the booze-wielding figure he deserves, Funko gets overtly muscular with retro Thundercats figures, and more!

7 Star Trek Shows We'd Love to See From CBS All Access 7 Star Trek Shows We'd Love to See From CBS All Access

Star Trek: Discovery has been a huge success for CBS, which means that, after years of letting the TV side of the franchise lie low, suddenly the network wants more Star Trek. As in, “fetch me Sir Patrick Stewart, so help me god” and “let’s make CBS All Access basically Star Trek 24/7” levels of more Star Trek.…

Star Trek: Discovery's Young Spock Will Be Played By Ethan Peck in Season 2 Star Trek: Discovery's Young Spock Will Be Played By Ethan Peck in Season 2

Discovery’s crew has been teasing for a while that Spock will be a major figure in the show’s second season, given both his importance to Star Trek at large and his personal links to Michael Burnham. But now, we have a face to put with this latest take on everyone’s favorite Vulcan: Ethan Peck.

Facebook Got Mad at Us, Samsung Note 9, and Ajit Pai: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Facebook Got Mad at Us, Samsung Note 9, and Ajit Pai: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

First, the bad news: Sunday is the anniversary of the disastrous white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that culminated in a neo-Nazi car attack that killed local woman Heather Heyer and wounded scores of others, as well as resulted in the deaths of two police officers. The organizer of…

Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth Are Causing Star Trek 4 Problems Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth Are Causing Star Trek 4 Problems

Two Kirks seem to be keeping the Enterprise docked for a bit. Both Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth have reportedly stopped contract negotiations to appear in Star Trek 4.

Your Favorite Space Water Bear Is Floating Into Star Trek Online Your Favorite Space Water Bear Is Floating Into Star Trek Online

The Final Frontier is about to get a lot cuddlier—and this is coming from a world where swaths of reproducing fluff balls exist. Perfect World and Cryptic Studios has announced that they’re adding Star Trek: Discovery’s beloved Ripper the Tardigrade to Star Trek Online’s Age of Discovery expansion.

The New Star Trek Show Is a Chance to Last Jedi the Hell Out of Captain Picard The New Star Trek Show Is a Chance to Last Jedi the Hell Out of Captain Picard

Star Trek Las Vegas 2018 confirmed a huge piece of news for the Trek universe last weekend: the rumors were true, and Sir Patrick Stewart would be returning to television to reprise his role as an older, wiser Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series. We know little else about the series beyond that, but I really…

These New Pop Culture Precious Moments Statues Give You and Your Grandma Something to Collect Together These New Pop Culture Precious Moments Statues Give You and Your Grandma Something to Collect Together

The elderly can be a lucrative demographic to target, at least until your customers die and stop buying your products. So in an attempt to get a new generation hooked on collecting its doe-eyed sculptures, Precious Moments is expanding with a series of pop culture-inspired pieces featuring memorable film characters…

There Could Be a Sequel to the Power Rangers Reboot in the Works There Could Be a Sequel to the Power Rangers Reboot in the Works

The Cowboy Ninja Viking movie has been indefinitely delayed. Jake Busey discusses carrying on his father’s legacy for The Predator. Slaughterhouse-Five is coming to TV. Plus, casting for The Man in the High Castle and Watchmen, and another look at the Charmed reboot. Go go power spoilers!

Even More Changes Are Coming to Star Trek: Discovery's Klingon Design Next Season Even More Changes Are Coming to Star Trek: Discovery's Klingon Design Next Season

A major shakeup of Klingon culture was one of the biggest parts of Discovery’s first season—and part of that reinvention included an occasionally controversial redesign that included some radical departures from the Klingons that fans have known for decades. Now more changes are on the way—but they could be good news.

CBS All Access Is Laying the Groundwork for Non-Stop Star Trek CBS All Access Is Laying the Groundwork for Non-Stop Star Trek

CBS’s plans for the Star Trek franchise do not start and end with Discovery. In addition to the Captain Picard series that was announced over the weekend, CBS executives have confirmed there are other potential Star Trek shows being considered for CBS All Access. The plan looks to be all Star Trek, all the time.

Sir Patrick Stewart Is Returning to Star Trek for a New Series About Picard Sir Patrick Stewart Is Returning to Star Trek for a New Series About Picard

The most venerable captain in Star Fleet history is back.

Princess Leia, Pikachu's Butt, and More Wonderfully Weird Toys of the Week Princess Leia, Pikachu's Butt, and More Wonderfully Weird Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of the most delightful toys we’ve seen tempting our savings accounts on the internet. This week: S.H. Figurarts finally brings Princess Leia to its Star Wars line, Overwatch’s best dad gets the chibi treatment, and honest to god Pokébutts. Check it out!

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