A Trip to Godzilla's Home, Toho, Made Us Want to Stomp Through Its Amazing Sets

Last month in Tokyo, Toho Studios opened its doors to the assembled press, providing a rare look at Godzilla props of yore. We got an up close and personal look at some of the coolest kaiju around—and the cities they’ve destroyed over the years—and we’ve got the pictures to prove it!

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Source: io9 – A Trip to Godzilla’s Home, Toho, Made Us Want to Stomp Through Its Amazing Sets

Neil Gaiman Wishes Good Omens Didn't Feel Quite So Close to Our Reality

In Amazon’s new adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens, the actual impending Armageddon kind of takes a back seat to other elements of the apocalyptic story, in part because of the show’s understanding that we’ve all grown rather weary of the genre at a time when the world often feels as if it’s…

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Source: io9 – Neil Gaiman Wishes Good Omens Didn’t Feel Quite So Close to Our Reality

Doom Patrol's First Season Finale Gave Everyone What They Deserved

Even if you’ve read the handy caption, you’re probably still thinking to yourself, “What the hell is going on in that gif up there?” The answer: Doom Patrol. Which is to say, “a lot.” It’s a winding, intricate puzzle box of a story involving drag queens, the apocalypse, and Chumbawamba that Doom Patrol manages to tell…

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Source: io9 – Doom Patrol’s First Season Finale Gave Everyone What They Deserved

Apparently, Taika Waititi's Akira Is Actually Happening and Will Be Here in 2 Years

Warner Bros. has just slotted Akira, directed by Taika Waititi, for release on May 21, 2021. That sentence sounds like an April Fool’s joke to anyone who’s been following the decade-plus of almost-attempts to bring Katsuhiro Otomo’s iconic 1982 manga-turned-legendary 1988 anime back to the big screen. But, for now,…

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Source: io9 – Apparently, Taika Waititi’s Akira Is Actually Happening and Will Be Here in 2 Years

Stranger Things Is Getting a Striking New Art Book, and We've Got a Peek Inside

A few years back, we shared a gorgeous art book from Printed In Blood paying tribute to John Carpenter’s The Thing. The imprint’s latest release is just as stunning, with art that brings the topsy-turvy world of Netflix’s Stranger Things to vivid life on the page. We’ve got an early look at some of the artwork,…

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Source: io9 – Stranger Things Is Getting a Striking New Art Book, and We’ve Got a Peek Inside

How Detective Pikachu Built Its Adorable Star

For visual effects house MPC, Pikachu stood as the ultimate thesis for its approach to designing the world of Pokémon for Detective Pikachu. io9 recently spoke to MPC VFX Supervisor Pete Dionne about his work on Detective Pikachu, and the particular challenges behind bringing the most vital Pokémon to life.

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Source: io9 – How Detective Pikachu Built Its Adorable Star

Ridley Scott Confirms New Alien Talks, Says the Series Needs to Evolve to Have a Future

Disney recently hinted that the company was looking into expanding the Alien franchise, after acquiring 20th Century Fox and all of its major properties. In a new interview, Alien director Ridley Scott has confirmed talks are underway but says the only way to keep the spaceship afloat is to evolve the franchise.

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Source: io9 – Ridley Scott Confirms New Alien Talks, Says the Series Needs to Evolve to Have a Future

Scare the Moles Into Your Neighbor's Yard With These Solar-Powered Sonic Stakes

Dagnabbit, the varmints are at it again! If you have a mole problem in your yard, don’t grab a blunderbuss like Yosemite Sam, just install these solar powered sonic stakes to scare them away from your yard, and into your neighbors’ instead. The set of four should cover around 7,000 square feet, and you can get the…

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Source: io9 – Scare the Moles Into Your Neighbor’s Yard With These Solar-Powered Sonic Stakes

It's Official: The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Is Being Pushed to 2020

Gotta fix fast, but not that fast. Director Jeff Fowler has announced that Paramount had delayed the release of Sonic the Hedgehog by three months, to allow the visual effects team some more time to work on a character redesign.

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Source: io9 – It’s Official: The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Is Being Pushed to 2020

The Scary Thing About DC Universe's Swamp Thing Is How Good It Is

Much like an actual tract of wetlands teeming with different forms of organic life, DC Universe’s Swamp Thing is a complex, interconnected system of a story. And it’s best understood when you make an effort to appreciate it from the big picture and zoomed-in perspective simultaneously.

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Source: io9 – The Scary Thing About DC Universe’s Swamp Thing Is How Good It Is

How to Train Your Yeti

Dreamworks has released the first trailer for Abominable, the latest in a string of animated films about the icebound Bigfoot. It might sound recognizable because of all the yeti films we’ve gotten in the past, including the one where Zendaya was Meechee—but it’s also similar for another reason. Does this yeti look…

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Source: io9 – How to Train Your Yeti

6 Reasons Why Genre Fans Should Check Out the Criterion Channel

We’re fully drowning in streaming services at this point. You gotta have Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu, and you’re soon gonna need Disney+. Depending on your geeky interests, you might also need Shudder, CBS All Access, and/or DC Universe. Last month, yet another service joined the fray: the Criterion Channel. So…

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Source: io9 – 6 Reasons Why Genre Fans Should Check Out the Criterion Channel

Into the Dark's Latest Episode Looks Like The Hills Have Eyes With a Supernatural Twist

By now, horror fans know the drill: Each month brings a new installment of Hulu and Blumhouse’s holiday-themed horror series, Into the Dark. For June, it’s Father’s Day, and They Come Knocking looks to offer an excellent argument against ever camping in the isolated desert, especially if you see a bunch of “missing”…

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Source: io9 – Into the Dark’s Latest Episode Looks Like The Hills Have Eyes With a Supernatural Twist

Report: Tom King Is Leaving Batman 15 Issues Early

Though Batman writer Tom King was speaking about his plans for the future of his epic, 100-issue run on the series as recently as last week, it seems as if he’s going to be parting ways with the Dark Knight sooner than anticipated. But he’ll still be writing for DC Comics.

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Source: io9 – Report: Tom King Is Leaving Batman 15 Issues Early

You Need This Memory Foam Seat Cushion If You Spend Your Workday In an Office Chair

It is literally no surprise to anyone who has ever worked in an office that sitting in a desk chair sucks. Even if your chair isn’t totally uncomfortable, it still can do a number on your back and overall health to sit down for your entire work day. If you often find your lower back is killing you after sitting down…

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Source: io9 – You Need This Memory Foam Seat Cushion If You Spend Your Workday In an Office Chair