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When Science Fiction Gets Real

Robert Weiss | Posted 08.11.2014 | Science
Robert Weiss

Many science fiction writers have rather accurately predicted future technologies, including the rise of the Internet and the demise of quality television. In doing so, they have given us language and ideas that have shaped the digital age in which we live.

Farewell to Syfy's 'Warehouse 13' -- A Chat With Showrunner Jack Kenny

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.13.2014 | TV
Xaque Gruber

After five seasons, The Syfy Network's Warehouse 13, one of TV's most inventive science fiction series -- a smart, entertaining mix of drama, humor, the supernatural and time travel -- will air its final episode this Monday night, May 19. And I am thrilled to report it's going out on a high note.

Sci-Fest Chills and Thrills at LA's Acme Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Unfolding like exquisite, lost Twilight Zone episodes, Sci-Fest is a theatre festival unafraid to journey into the bleakest, most gut-wrenching corners of human nature to the sheer delight of the thoroughly mind-bended audience.

Protostar: An Interview with Braxton A. Cosby

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Multi-award-winning author Braxton A. Cosby is a dreamer who evolved from concepts on pen and paper to pixels and keyboards. He tells stories that evoke emotions and stimulate thought.

The Force IS Strong With Women

Daniel Davidson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Daniel Davidson

Star Wars is just one forthcoming blockbuster to join a list of movies in the making or soon to be released in which women feature far less prominently than men.

Ai Weiwei Denounces Sci-Fi Kickstarter Film Using His Name And Image

AP | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says he was misled in lending his name and image to an independent science-fiction film that sough...

Best Marvel Flick Yet - Combines Comic-Book Nostalgia With Conspiracy and Adventure

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 06.02.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Whether you are a Marvel fan or not, you'll find the latest installment of Captain America to be a great political thriller with a compelling story line.

The Celluloid Ceiling Is Positioned Much Lower Than You Think

Mary Liz Thomson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Media
Mary Liz Thomson

I'll never forget one of the first visual effects networking events I went to right after graduating at the top of my class. I expected to be able to mingle and make new contacts as a fellow professional in cool 3D software. Instead, I've never been groped so much in my life.

UPDATE: Would You Choose to Be Straight? New Sci-Fi Film Explores (WATCH HERE)

Connor Hurley | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Connor Hurley

In October of 2012, I wrote about the personal inspiration behind my award-winning short film The Naturalist (which you can read here). In my post, ...

Emmy Award Winning Designer Pens Sci-Fi Novel

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 05.07.2014 | Books
Gregory G. Allen

If people believe they are meant to do one thing in life, they obviously haven't met Bud Santora. The former costume designer went on to be a book illustrator and now has penned his first novel.

Get Lost in the Captivating Island Adventure of Nil

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 05.05.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

What would you do if you were stuck on an island with only one year to escape or you die? Enter Lynne Matson's thrilling debut, Nil. And when I say thrilling, I mean it. Think Survivor meets Lost with the added bonus of romance.

One New CW Show Will Surprise You (And One Won't)

Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.19.2014 | TV
Maureen Ryan

It's not necessarily deep, but "The 100" doesn't avoid the questions at its core.

ReThink Review: RoboCop (2014) -- A Drone By Any Other Name

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With a film so beloved, I guess it's inevitable that there would be a remake. But instead of being a toothless, needless, sanitized imitation, I'm happy to report that the new RoboCop is willing to make significant changes and swing even harder at its political commentary.

Comic Con, New Orleans Style!

Kenny Klein | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Being a geek, I love a Sci-Fi/Fantasy convention. Thousands of people with whom I have much in common (I refer to it, at least in my head, as being...

Misdirection Used to Sway Crowds

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

When fast talk and slight of hand are combined with poor science education, the real effects of public policy are missed. This trickery does not feed hungry children, nor create jobs, nor strengthen America's global competitiveness.

Miami-Based Independent Filmmakers Create Sci-Fi Film Festival

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 03.16.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

Science fiction will be celebrated in Miami this weekend. The first Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival (MiSciFi) will take place January 17-19. Fifty films created by U.S. and international independent filmmakers are scheduled to be screened.

Helix: an Infectious Science Fiction Thriller Series

Aaron Sagers | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

Premiering Jan. 10 at 10 p.m., Helix is the brainchild of creator, and former World Bank and Federal Reserve worker, Cameron Porsandeh and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore of Battlestar Galactica.

The Year's End: an Essay for Your Consideration

Tony Bartolone | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

Some waning magic, some vanishing courage, some dumb beauty. This cinema sensation will not be recognized with awards. But be there no doubt about it, The World's End is the most important movie of the year.

Catching Fire's Katniss Everdeen Is Our Fantasy Vessel

Troy Campbell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Troy Campbell

Ever since Star Wars, we've increasingly gone more and more towards movies that convince us that we are secretly more powerful and more interesting than the world lets on. We can not get enough of that story!

How 'Doctor Who' Almost Didn't Get Made

Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"An Adventure in Space and Time" has a bittersweet and surprisingly moving conclusion, and the whole production is anchored by David Bradley's terrific performance.

40 Billion Ways to Dance

Mark Morford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Mark Morford

Go ahead, try it. Step outside tonight and glance skyward, pick any star and then visualize its own rocky, Earthy little ball orbiting around it, with some form of life potentially dancing a tango on top.

Debauched Sci-ethics in Dennis Iliadis' New Film, Plus One, Can Launch New Genre

Ioannis Pappos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ioannis Pappos

I wasn't 20 when I walked into Iliadis' bedroom. It was during one of the raucous parties that he threw with his brother at their bachelor-pad of a home in Athens; their father being the prime playboy then.

9 Sci-Fi Inventions We Wish Were Real

Madeleine Crum | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books

We get it. The point of science fiction is usually not to promote the use of shiny new tools, but to heed warning against their use. But we have to wo...

How Different Sci-Fi Films Visualize The Cosmos

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts

Photographer Charles Morgan Smith has created an art-meets-science series that will satisfy sci-fi enthusiasts and sublime photography nerds alike. ...

Leather, Kilts and Corsets: Indianapolis Welcomes GenCon & MotoGP

Kimann Schultz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Style
Kimann Schultz

It's a well-known fact that when the Indianapolis convention center was built and later greatly expanded, the eye on the main prize was, not surprisingly, the Republican National Convention.