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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.

Must-Watch: 'Blade Runner' As A Video Game

Posted 08.17.2013 | Comedy

You'll never watch the sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" the same way again after seeing it transformed into an old-school Nintendo game. (h/t BuzzFeed...

Ender's Game Producer Bob Orci Talks Casting Harrison Ford and Believing In UFOs at Comic-Con 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.20.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Orci reveals that while a lot of the cast emerged from just being fans of the book, choosing Harrison Ford was an exciting process.

Why You Should Go to Dragon*Con

Bryan Young | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Dragon*Con is like the Mardi Gras of geek conventions, a fan party that can be eye opening to some. It was so energetic and different to me, I wrote a book about it after my first time there.

Man of Steel: A Mach 10 Win Worldwide

Darryl Woodard | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

A favorite song can be like a favorite film. One can listen to a favorite song and seemingly never tire of listening to it. Just like one can watch a favorite film, and seemingly never tire of watching it.

Digital Fire: Give Us This Day Our Daily Tech

Russell C. Smith | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

The Internet poses two questions to people every day: What are you wishing (searching) for right now? How much change (acceleration) can a culture end...

A Look Behind Steven Spielberg's Falling Skies, One of The Best Sci-Fi Shows in Years

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 08.08.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

Falling Skies seems most likely to be remembered as another distinguished entry in Steven Spielberg's huge body of work as a director and producer of science fiction.

Again With the Face-Eating Monsters

Mark Morford | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Morford

Oh, no. You guys. There is something under the ice. Alive. Malevolent. Bizarre. Enormously terrifying. It will soon hurl our entire cluster of space-traveling heroes into fits of insanity and violence and much panicked screaming. Oh, no.

Stephen Hawking Given Superhero Status

Posted 05.23.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 05/23/2013 11:44 AM EDT on LiveScience Living legend Stephen Hawking has already achieved superhero statu...

Trekkies Breathe New Life Into Beloved Spacecraft

Posted 04.25.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 04/25/2013 06:54 AM EDT on SPACE.com NEW YORK — Two "Star Trek" fans are boldly attempting what many have tried (...

Rejoice, Sci-Fi Fans: 'Defiance' Gets Alien Invasion Right

Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.15.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Defiance" sets up plenty of interesting possibilities as it stakes out a diverting territory somewhere between the grittiness of "Battlestar Galactica" and "The Walking Dead" and the tidiness of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Revolution."

A Surge in Clone-Centric Movies

Leora Novick | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Leora Novick

Do we like the idea of cloning so much that we are willing to endure the same theme for the past 20-plus years? I decided to look back in history and find examples throughout the years to illustrate this point.

Maureen Ryan

Will This Sci-Fi Heroine Be The Next Ripley?

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.10.2013 | TV

Fans of Ellen Ripley, rejoice: Starz's new drama "Incursion" will revolve around another formidable sci-fi heroine. "Spartacus" creator Steven DeK...

I Can See What You're Dreaming

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
Kelly Sullivan Walden

If we can "see" what we are dreaming, then we can see what we are thinking in our waking lives, as well... I think it can't help but be a catalyst to assist us to become a more empathic, compassionate, aware, even... dare I say, enlightened civilization.

Check Out This Amzing Animated Lesbian Sci-Fi Movie

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Take Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey, add the storyline between “Lynn” and “Finn” from the CW’s Girlfriends (currently off air), and mix it wi...

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Bryan Young | Posted 11.28.2012 | TV
Bryan Young

The show looks fantastic and lives up to the legacy of SyFy's Battlestar Galactica series in all the right ways. It's at once familiar, but everything is turned on its head, newer.

A Boy's Life

Tomer Kamerling | Posted 01.21.2013 | Books
Tomer Kamerling

He stayed out all night again. Melissa couldn't remember when he hadn't stayed out all night. Wrapped in a blanket on the rusty garden chair in front of the tool shed, a bag of candy in one hand and a flashlight in the other. Night after night. Year after year.

Why Are Americans so Fascinated with Zombies?

Quora | Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Julio Rodriguez, Observer of the Human Condition I'm not certain that a fascination with zombies is...

WATCH: 'Castle' Pays Homage To 'Firefly' With Convention Episode

Posted 11.06.2012 | TV

Nathan Fillion is keeping the "Firefly" torch burning even in his new(er) role -- this week's "Castle" paid homage to the short-lived Joss Whedon seri...

What The Force? Disney Can 'Protect' Star Wars, Says Fandom, George Lucas

Scott Thill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

Can an independent visionary who created a vast sci-fi entertainment multiverse really think that a pop-culture multinational can better protect his brainchild? You bet your asteroids, kid. And he's not alone.