Game Of Thrones: This Changes Nothing

Was last night's Game of Thrones cathartic for you? It seems to have been for a lot of other people. But don't get too excited — the huge event at the end of last night's outing changes nothing. Because the episode goes out of its way to show that we've only dealt with a symptom, not the disease. Spoilers ahead! » 4/14/14 3:10pm 4/14/14 3:10pm

We Reached The "Everybody's Broken Past Fixing" Part of Game of Thrones

Remember when all the characters on Game of Thrones were shiny and new? Now Tyrion Lannister can't get laid in a whorehouse. His brother Jaime has lost his groove. The Stark girls have death in their hearts. Jon Snow's a traitor forever. Last night's premiere showed these characters aren't just broken, but broken… » 4/07/14 11:58am 4/07/14 11:58am

What If Game Of Thrones Was A Classic Sitcom?

The opening credits would probably look something like this. We're so excited about the return of Game of Thrones on Sunday, we asked our friend Garrison Dean to imagine what the show would look like if it was a classic 1970s-1980s sitcom. But what he came up with was way more insane than we ever expected. » 4/03/14 3:39pm 4/03/14 3:39pm

Canadian Weathermen Swept Away by Blizzard

Two reporters for Canada's The Weather Network were blown away by the ferocious blizzard that pounded the Maritimes yesterday, packing wind gusts of over 100 MPH in this Nova Scotian town just before the reporters were knocked off-camera. They were able to quickly get up and hobble back to their spot to finish the… » 3/27/14 10:26am 3/27/14 10:26am

Two Reasons That Explain Why We're All Obsessed with Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones comes back to television in just a few weeks, and already we're feeling the imperative: All Men (And Women) Must Freak Out. But why is Game of Thrones such a huge cultural phenomenon, among all other fantasy series? It comes down to two huge cultural trends, that are rooted in our widespread anxieties… » 3/18/14 7:34pm 3/18/14 7:34pm

io9's March Madness: Science Fiction vs. Fantasy!

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Are you ready for another edition of io9's March Madness? In previous years, we've crowned the best movie, the worst movie, and the best TV show. But this year, we're going bigger. The most famous series in science fiction and fantasy will battle it out, to see which genre reigns supreme! Check out our full bracket,… » 3/12/14 3:07pm 3/12/14 3:07pm

What Your Favorite Star Trek Says About You

After nearly 50 years, Star Trek is still transporting us. But which Star Trek? There have been so many, and we all have our own favorites. It's not just generational, either — it's personal. Here's a handy* guide to what your favorite version of Star Trek says about you. » 3/10/14 3:44pm 3/10/14 3:44pm

​What We Learned from the Script for Gotham's First Episode

Gotham is one of this fall's most anticipated new TV shows: the story of Jim Gordon and Gotham City, years before Batman. We obtained what appears to be a draft of the first episode, although it could be fake or draft that will change a lot before filming. If the script is for real, then Gotham has some terrific… » 2/25/14 5:02pm 2/25/14 5:02pm

Batman On Steroids: How The NFL On Fox Theme Song Was Born

It was March 1994, and Fox Sports president David Hill was on the phone with a new employee. Hill himself was something of a new employee. The network was only a few months old at that point, being built on the fly after Rupert Murdoch had unexpectedly outbid CBS for NFC broadcast rights. Hill was known, if he was… » 1/31/14 2:16pm 1/31/14 2:16pm

A Candid Conversation with Roone Arledge, Sports Broadcasting Visionary

As the Super Bowl seamlessly transitions into the Winter Olympics this year, we wanted to revisit the man who made sports such a spectacle in the first place. No single person had more impact on the way we watch sports today than Roone Arledge. He was the original producer of the Wide World of Sports, the creator of » 1/30/14 1:28pm 1/30/14 1:28pm

Every Game Was Terrible: The Year The CFL Failed To Conquer America

Imagine fall Sunday afternoons without the NFL. No tailgate parties, no televisions to shout at, no games whatsoever. Nothing. Now imagine you're an executive for a television company that had just agreed to fork over hundreds of millions of dollars for broadcast rights to a league that has no games to show. You've got … » 1/10/14 2:20pm 1/10/14 2:20pm

WWE Figured Out the Future of TV Last Night

It's tempting, if you're not a fan of grown men grappling, to dismiss last night's announcement of WWE's new digital streaming network. Don't. Because it's our best glimpse yet at what the future of television should look like. » 1/09/14 4:31pm 1/09/14 4:31pm

12 Monty Python Side Projects, Ranked from Worst to Best

We've just learned that Simon Pegg will star in Absolutely Anything, a brand new film that reunites the surviving Monty Python castmembers. But how will this movie stack up to the canon of Monty Python spinoffs? Here are 12 Python side projects, ranked in order of greatness. » 12/24/13 2:20pm 12/24/13 2:20pm

Why The NFL Flexed Bears-Eagles Over Patriots-Ravens

At first glance, it was a surprise. The NFL wants America to see McCown-Foles over Brady-Flacco? But the league has a good reason for flexing Bears-Eagles to Sunday Night Football for Week 16: the freedom to choose the perfect Week 17 game. (Also, the fact that Bears-Eagles is going to be awesome.) » 12/11/13 3:58pm 12/11/13 3:58pm