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Doctor Who Tried to Have Two Finales at Once, and It Mostly Worked Doctor Who Tried to Have Two Finales at Once, and It Mostly Worked

Doctor Who’s 11th season has seen the series go through a bit of an existential crisis—is the show a character-driven scifi drama, or a big old whizzbang romp with explosive stakes? “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” distilled that debate within itself by trying to present a finale that tackled both of those things at…

io9 Roundtable: Breaking Down the Earth-Shattering Arrowverse Revelations of Elseworlds Part One io9 Roundtable: Breaking Down the Earth-Shattering Arrowverse Revelations of Elseworlds Part One

Elseworlds, this year’s big DC/CW crossover, is upon us—kicking off in last night’s episode of The Flash, the mysterious Monitor made his move... and gave us an hour of giggle-inducing metahumor in the process, along with some pretty key character moments for TV’s finest heroes. It was so huge, io9 needed a teamup of…

Another Familiar Face Is Confirmed for Bond 25 Another Familiar Face Is Confirmed for Bond 25

Godzilla: King of the Monsters teases an epic kaiju showdown. Jessica Chastain promises to take on the X-Men in Dark Phoenix. The new Aladdin remake could be adding new songs to the animated classic’s iconic soundtrack. Plus, a new look at the Kim Possible movie, and what’s to come on Titans. Spoilers, away!

Get Ready for a Battle in the Spoiler-Filled Doctor Who Finale Discussion Zone Get Ready for a Battle in the Spoiler-Filled Doctor Who Finale Discussion Zone

Tonight, the Doctor and her friends took to the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos on a mission of mercy—only to find a dark threat and an echo of the past. Want to talk spoilers about Doctor Who’s season 11 finale? Join us!

Captain Marvel Gets an Awesome Action Figure, and More of the Most Kickass Toys of the Week Captain Marvel Gets an Awesome Action Figure, and More of the Most Kickass Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the coolest collectibles and merchandise we’ve seen floating around on the internet. This week, Figuarts gets Captain Marvel fever, Lego reveals another grand addition to its modular building series...and Mr. T is strong with the force!? Check it out!

Star Trek's Latest Short Treks Gives Saru the Brilliant, Inspiring Origin Story He Deserves Star Trek's Latest Short Treks Gives Saru the Brilliant, Inspiring Origin Story He Deserves

Lt. Saru is one of Star Trek: Discovery’s most fascinating characters—not just as a previously unseen species within the canon, but because he brings with him the question of how a member of his seemingly ever-fearful race ever got into boldly going. The latest Short Treks episode masterfully delivers on exploring…

All the Details We Spotted in the Dramatic Avengers: Endgame Trailer

Well, folks, we have it: After months of waiting, speculation, rumors, and demands, we’ve finally gotten our first look at Avengers 4, now known as Avengers: Endgame. As ever with these cryptic teasers, it’s a look that shows off a bunch of things... and yet, not a lot at the same time. Let’s go through and break it…

A Lego Batman Sequel Is Apparently in the Works A Lego Batman Sequel Is Apparently in the Works

Be honest. You wanted spoilers, but you’re just watching that Avengers trailer over and over again, aren’t you? Well, when you’re done with that: Anne Hathaway joins the remake of The Witches. There’s tiny little teases of what to expect from Episode IX. Plus, Godzilla and Aquaman footage! Spoilers, we’re in the…

The Final Stand Against Thanos Begins in the First Trailer for Avengers 4 

We’ve had months to recover from Avengers: Infinity War’s cataclysmic outcome, as Thanos, gauntlet in hand, snapped the snap heard ‘round the world. Now, after what feels like eons of waiting, we have our first look at what the original icons of the Marvel Cinematic Universe plan on doing to avenge their fallen…

Another Missing Doctor Who Story Is Being Revived With Animation Another Missing Doctor Who Story Is Being Revived With Animation

Ninety-seven episodes from the earliest eras of Doctor Who remain lost, after old BBC archival policies meant the original film copies were destroyed to save space. Slowly but surely, parts of that missing TV history are being recovered—and when they can’t be, the BBC is turning to animation to bring them to life.

Marvel Found a Replacement for Chuck Wendig's Scrapped Darth Vader Comic Surprisingly Quickly Marvel Found a Replacement for Chuck Wendig's Scrapped Darth Vader Comic Surprisingly Quickly

In the space of weeks, Marvel went from proudly announcing a new Darth Vader miniseries at New York Comic Con to scrapping the whole thing entirely. Now, less than a month later, they’ve already found a replacement.

Now We Know When to Expect Star Trek's New Picard Series Now We Know When to Expect Star Trek's New Picard Series

Nicolas Cage could be joining a new Lovecraftian adaptation. The Resident Evil reboot has found a director. Tony Todd reacts to the Candyman revival. Plus, Barry and Oliver play switcheroo in a new Elseworlds trailer, Kevin Smith raves about Star Wars: Episode IX, and M. Night Shyamalan hints at the Unbreakable…

Looking Back on Doctor Who's Bizarre First Christmas Episode Looking Back on Doctor Who's Bizarre First Christmas Episode

In 2005, Doctor Who launched a tradition that would last another 12 years with “The Christmas Invasion”—a festive special that broadcast on Christmas day. But “Invasion” wasn’t actually the first Doctor Who episode to air on Christmas. The first actually took place 53 years ago.

Bond 25 Director Cary Fukunaga Shuts Down New Casting Rumors Bond 25 Director Cary Fukunaga Shuts Down New Casting Rumors

The Valiant comics television universe is expanding. The G.I. Joe spinoff is marching along. And that Emma Stone-starring Cruella film just got a very curious premise. Plus clips from the Elseworlds crossover, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s holiday special and more. Spoilers away!

Bumblebee Is Granted a Voice, the Halo Series Loses a Key Figure, and More Bumblebee Is Granted a Voice, the Halo Series Loses a Key Figure, and More

Joker has wrapped filming, another Stephen King adaptation is on the way, and Kylo Ren might get a swanky new look in Star Wars. The Halo and Tales from the Crypt series get some major shakeups. Plus a new clip from Aquaman. Dive this way for spoilers!

Our Best Look Yet at the Kaiju Coming to Godzilla: King of the Monsters Our Best Look Yet at the Kaiju Coming to Godzilla: King of the Monsters

You can’t be King of the Monsters without a few monsters coming to threaten your throne—so the Godzilla reboot film is bringing along some iconic friends and foes of the big G. So far, we’ve only seen them cloaked in shadow and cloud in the first King of the Monsters teaser, but new toys have revealed our best look.

That Might Have Been the Most Beautifully Surreal Episode of Doctor Who Ever That Might Have Been the Most Beautifully Surreal Episode of Doctor Who Ever

Doctor Who is a surreal show. That’s sort of the point. It makes weird things happening in weird times, and weirder places, with existential crises and battles with bonkers alien beings, about as regular as you and I would breathe. But “It Takes You Away” might have pushed Doctor Who to one of its strangest…

John Krasinski Drops Some Hints About His A Quiet Place Sequel Plans John Krasinski Drops Some Hints About His A Quiet Place Sequel Plans

Jeremy Renner thinks we’ll be getting a look at Avengers 4 soon. Get a look at Jughead Jones’ mom on Riverdale. John Carpenter is already thinking about a sequel to the latest Halloween. Plus, Carol Danvers shines bright in a new Captain Marvel poster, and a look at Doctor Who’s season finale. Spoilers, away!

Let's Try and Talk Through That Surreal Episode of Doctor Who Let's Try and Talk Through That Surreal Episode of Doctor Who

Tonight Doctor Who ventured to Norway and... well, a hell of a lot of other places, both literally and on an ideas level. Let’s try and parse it all out, shall we?

An Unfortunately Timed Netflix Daredevil Figure, and More Toys of the Week An Unfortunately Timed Netflix Daredevil Figure, and More Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all the weirdest and most wonderful toys around. This week: The Lego Movie 2 gets some Lego sets (duh), Hasbro finds a new way to sell you cutesy little Star Wars figurines, and...a toilet in disguise. Yes, really! Check it out!

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