The Secret History between Marvel and Super Sentai Shows

We already know that Toei's Japanese Spider-Man show gave us one of the weirdest versions of Spider-Man ever, but did you know that Marvel played an incredibly important role in the evolution of the Sentai genre as we know it? » 9/29/14 7:52pm Yesterday 7:52pm

It's Not A Trap: The Most Incredible Cosplay From Long Beach Comic Con!

We've seen a lot of truly astonishing cosplay over the past summer, so it's easy to get jaded. And then you see the quality and creativity of the costumes from this past weekend's Long Beach Comic Con, and your enthusiasm gets renewed all over again. Here's the most fantastic cosplay from LBCC 2014. » 9/29/14 4:46pm Today 4:46pm

You Must Watch This Documentary About Making 1970s B-Movie Demon Lover

Demon Lover Diary is sort of like American Movie and Blair Witch Project rolled into one, amazing cinematic experience. In 1975, filmmaker Joel DeMott went with her boyfriend Jeff Kreines to Michigan, to help a young Donald G. Jackson (of Rollerblade notoriety) film his first feature, Demon Lover. The results are… » 9/29/14 4:40pm Today 4:40pm

Are There Any Good Reasons Why We Should Explore Space?

It's difficult to look up on a clear night and not feel the pull to get out there, anywhere, and see a little more of the universe than the little blue marble that we've anchored ourselves on. But, when faced with the need to justify the money, time, and tech to get us there, what are the best reasons to explore space? » 9/29/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

"How Did This Turn Into A Flirty Thing?" Amy Acker Talks Root And Shaw

The new season of Person of Interest plunged us into a dystopian A.I.-monitored world. And all of a sudden, Root is the linchpin of everything, as she helps the undercover Machine Gang. We talked to Amy Acker about Root's new role, her flirtation with Shaw, and whether Root will be meeting Samaritan's right-hand woman… » 9/29/14 4:13pm Today 4:13pm

The 8 strangest fast food movie tie-ins

It was a bit of an odd week for weird tie-in food products - what with The Walking Dead's burger made to taste like Human Flesh, and Batman's Bat-Burger at Hong Kong Mcdonalds. So what better time to take a look at some of the unholiest abominations born of alliances between the movie and fast food industries? » 9/29/14 6:41pm Yesterday 6:41pm

Vintage Cigarette Boxes Feature Designs From The Soviet Space Program

In earlier decades, when someone reached for a smoke, they might shake out a cigarette from a box featuring the cosmonaut dog Laika, Sputnik, or the Soyuz. These largely Russian cigarette packages are a retro look at a time when even a quick hit of nicotine would remind us of our spacefaring dreams. » 9/29/14 3:01pm Today 3:01pm

Why Nobody Ever Asks If Irony Has Ruined Science Fiction

Every few years, there's another essay insisting that irony is ruining culture. Hipsters and postmodernism have created an insincere world where nothing means anything. But you never hear anybody insisting that irony has ruined science fiction. That's because irony is part of the creative life-force of the genre. » 9/29/14 2:55pm Today 2:55pm

California's Ongoing Drought Linked To Climate Change

Using a sophisticated combination of computer simulations and statistical techniques, scientists at Stanford University have shown that the extreme atmospheric conditions associated with California's lengthy drought are likely caused by today's global warming conditions. » 9/29/14 2:40pm Today 2:40pm