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May the Torch Be With You

Brian Caldirola | Posted 02.06.2016 | Comedy
Brian Caldirola

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WiSHCon Enters the Convention Industry, Looks to Break Down Barriers for Women

Alex Lyman | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Lyman

The entertainment industry has become increasingly interactive between creators, actors, and fans. Between social media and the various conventions ...

How Moms Made Star Wars Cool

Heather Brooker | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Heather Brooker

I feel fairly safe in writing my thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens now. I mean, it made $238 million dollars on opening weekend so if you hav...

Can the Sci Fi V2.0 of The Martian Net an Oscar?

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Kimann Schultz

While the buzz surrounding The Martian, the 2015 film based on Andy Weir's novel, directed by the brilliant Ridley Scott, appears to circle more 'round scientific accuracy, its flight of fancy shortcomings (it is, after all a sci fi film, not a documentary) are less for me at issue.

The Imperfect Superhero

Pavita Singh, MPH | Posted 12.11.2015 | Arts
Pavita Singh, MPH

You don't need to fly over buildings or shoot lasers with your eyes in order to be a superhero(ine). Having the courage to look within yourself and to show your true colors can be what it takes to have a lasting impact on the world.

The Dystopian Future Of The Universe, According To Twitter

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts

According to novelist Adam Johnson’s visions of the near future, we’ll soon spend most of our time socializing with robots that are fed d...

In Six Words, Sci-Fi Comes Alive

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.20.2015 | Arts

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."  The tragic story told in these six, simple words -- a story often, though perhaps apocryphally, attributed ...

Dystopia Is Real: These Sci-Fi Writers Wrote Stories For Microsoft

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts

“We’re running out of time,” the hero of our story wails, “the villain will be here any minute!” It’s a gripping...

Forget Dystopias, These Sci-Fi Writers Opt For Optimism Instead

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts

It’s hot, and you’re walking. Shuffling, actually. You’ve spanned a seemingly endless chalk-dry plane, and you’re thirsty, ru...

13 Sci-Fi Movies And Shows That Opened Us Up To The Mystery Of God

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.21.2015 | Religion

In 1902, long before humans first set foot on the moon or could even think of a way to accomplish such a feat, French director Georges&...

5 Sci-Fi Movies That Should Be Remade

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Sci-fi is possibly the most hit-or-miss genre of film. Done right, it's a thing of beauty: tingling the senses and captivating the imagination. Done wrong, it's cold, tedious, or worse: campy schlock.

IMPULSE -- Ep.1

Spottoon | Posted 12.16.2015 | Entertainment
Spottoon

With a mysterious meteorite collision at school, a group of boys and girls ends up with unintended supernatural powers. As the collision brings about many casualties, other classmates start rumors about the incident being caused by the group's abnormalities, and they suffer from the vicious cycle of bullying. Moreover, the government is in the middle of a top secret project, testing the group's unusual abilities for indefinable purpose.

The Martian

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.30.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Flashback to the films Interstellar and Gravity. This latest voyage into outer space places itself firmly between the two. It's not as sterile as the former and not nearly as entrancing as the latter. The entertainment value is steady, but once the premise is set, the storyline becomes predictable.

8 Sci-Fi Predictions That Are Coming True

Inverse | Posted 09.01.2015 | Technology
Inverse

Making those advances has almost always been the domain of the engineer, but predicting them has often been a job for those with grander visions. Science fiction writers and filmmakers have often beaten history to the present, conjuring inventions that circuits and polymers would later make manifest.

Hopping Through Time With Ursula K. Le Guin

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts

In a 1966 novel, Ursula K. Le Guin wrote about a little device -- about the size of a lunchbox -- that allows its owner to communicate across land ma...

AMC's Sci-fi 'Humans': Grand Happenings

Darryl Woodard | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Detective Inspector Karen Voss is a synth. Leo is a hybrid (that is part human). Synths Anita, Leo, Max, Niska and Fred all get help from human allies. If you haven't watched Humans with now two episodes left of season one, it's okay to dive in. Grand happenings abound.

AMC's 'Humans': There's a Storm Coming

Darryl Woodard | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

AMC's newest show titled Humans is now halfway into the first season. With four episodes left of the sci-fi drama until August 16th, things are beginning to coalesce. So make no mistake, war is coming.

'Black Mirror'-Inspired Photography Exhibition Proves Reality Can Be Stranger Than Sci-Fi

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

"If technology is a drug -- and it does feel like a drug -- then what, precisely, are the side effects?" Charlie Brooker, the creator of British telev...

Starset to Deliver Out-of-This-World Performance at Long Island Planetarium

Brittany Hodak | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

Starset, whose unique style has been dubbed "cinematic rock," isn't your average rock band. That's thanks in large part to lead singer Dustin Bates, who as a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering and a former teacher at the International Space University, is anything but your average musician.

Why It Took 40 Years to See a Gay Character on Star Trek

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Star Trek, when it worked, showed us humanity at its best. And that the show never considered gays and lesbians to be a part of that best, even after all these years, is worse than disappointing.

Review -- Mad Max: Fury Road

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The original director George Miller has breathed new life into that classic franchise and the result is an absolutely riveting, visually arresting and perfectly acted film that sets up a netherworld where water and gasoline are at a premium, evildoers rule and humanity is down on its luck.

What Science Fiction Can Teach Us

Meghan McNamara | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Meghan McNamara

We're not trying to create a new generation of programmers and scientists. We're empowering a generation of women with the skills they need to make their own futures and the confidence to dream big and see alternatives to the way we live today.

Ten Reasons Why Sci Fest L.A. Is the Coolest Theatre Festival on Earth

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Never in my lifetime have I heard of a science fiction theatre festival -- perhaps because they never existed until actor/writer David Dean Bottrell came up with the idea in 2013 after reading The Wife's Story, a dark and unusual short piece by the great Ursula LeGuin.

May 11th Marks National 'Twilight Zone' Day

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.11.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

While the original "Twilight Zone" series ended over 50 years ago, there's no shortage of fans looking to celebrate the groundbreaking sci-fi program....

Maddie Crum

10 Science Fiction Writers Predict What The Next 10 Years Will Bring

HuffingtonPost.com | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts

In the epilogue to his book on data, privacy, copyright and what the changing tides of these big ideas mean for writers and other creative types, ...