I suppose for most normal people, seeing this collection of Stephen Colbert answering Lord of the Rings questions at the Late Show pre-taping is funny just because, ha ha, what a nerd, how did he ever function in society long enough to get a national late night talk show, etc. But we know better.
How do we know? Well, it’s because the creator of Star Wars asked artist Mark Brooks if he could buy every single page of art that Brooks drew for the first two issues of the new comic.
We now know for certain that Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark are the parents of Jon Snow (well, on the show, at least). YouTube user hurleybird painstakingly collected every single scene and mention of them on the series so far, and assembled them in one moving masterpiece of a supercut.
If you’re going through Game of Thrones withdrawal—and aren’t we all—then you need to watch this video immediately.
People toss the word hero around a lot nowadays, so when a real hero steps up, I think it’s important to recognize them. Today, my hero is Anna Kendrick’s brother, who sent his sister a copy of Ryan North and Erica Henderson’s incredibly great Squirrel Girl comic.
The idea of a live-action American remake of the seminal anime movie Akira has always seemed like a disaster in the making to me, and the fact that the movie has languished in various forms of development hell seems to corroborate that idea. But after seeing this concept art of Chris Evans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in…
Truck Torrence, better known as 100% Soft, has made a career of taking icons of pop culture and making them unbelievably, almost excruciatingly cute. After all, he’s the guy who made the Star Wars emoji that broke the internet that one time. But his homage to They Live may be his finest (and most adorable) work yet.
Look. Arrow may be in a bit of a slump, The Flash may have made a few questionable decisions, and maybe Legends of Tomorrow was a little goofy for your taste. But it’s worth taking a moment to remember that these DC superhero shows—along with Supergirl—are giving us some of TV’s most absurdly awesome moments. Case in…
Oh joyous day! Sing, choir of angels! Just do something jubilant, because those kind executives over at the Coca-Cola company have kindly—benevolently allowed us another chance to purchase the greatest non-alcoholic beverage of all time, Ecto Cooler, just in time for the new Ghostbusters movie to premiere on July 15.
A hero by the name of Mr. Kernish has managed to assemble a full-size version of the Galactic Empire’s All-Terrain Scout Transport, or AT-ST for short, which you might have seen at the battle of Hoth or patrolling on Endor. It’s an impressive feat that gets so much more impressive when you see what it also does.
I was thinking of posting this new music video from Coheed and Cambria with the headline “This is the best Batman v Superman trailer yet!” but I didn’t want anyone to miss it, thinking it was merely more film footage. So please do watch this tale of a Times Square Batman and Superman meeting for the first time, and…
What’s better than characters acknowledging the audience directly? Not much. Maybe spit-takes, but that arguable. Still, since no one has made a supercut of 400 movies in which characters doing spit takes, this video compilation of movies breaking the fourth wall over (and over... and over...) currently has the…
I’m surprised it took nearly two full days for the internet to get on this, but finally, one kind-hearted soul named 43eyes has set the silliest scene of last weekend’s The Walking Dead. It is somehow even better than you’d imagined.
How do you appear in one of the biggest movies of all time without anyone, including the people who worked on the movie, knowing your name? You’d have to ask BoShek, the gloriously sideburned human hanging out in the cantina in Star Wars. For nearly 40 years, no one has known who played this character. Now we do.
The Lord of the Knights of Ren got swindled. It turns out the semi-melted helmet he opens his heart to in The Force Awakens isn’t Vader’s real helmet from his pyre on Endor in Return of the Jedi—and here’s the proof.
Once the Deadpool movie released those highly deceptive—and hilarious—posters which made the R-rated superhero action-comedy look like a tender romance, I knew an actual trailer couldn’t be far behind. It wasn’t.
Luke Skywalker gave Obi-Wan Kenobi a lot of grief in Return of the Jedi when he learned the elder Jedi only told him what happened to his father Anakin from “a certain point of view.” But as this excellent fan video reveals, it couldn’t have been easy for Obi-Wan either.
We’ve featured Brandon Bird’s fantastic pop art on io9 before, mainly because it is uniformly awesome. But his newest piece, in which a certain post-apocalyptic rocker has been ousted by the maddest man of all, Kenny G, may be our favorite yet. Check out more of Bird’s mind-blowingly great pieces on his website.
Global warming. Overpopulation. Dwindling resources. A Trump candidacy. There are countless reasons to fear the future, but today, there may also be a reason to have hope: Coca-Cola has re-registered the trademark for Ecto-Cooler.
There were so many callbacks to the first Jurassic Park movie in this year’s sequel Jurassic World, it was practically a remake. Don’t believe me? Check out this collection of the many, many World scenes which channeled specific moments from the original Park.