Why Riddick Wasn't The Real Hero Of Pitch Black 

Remember Pitch Black, in which interstellar castaways battled their way off a dark planet filled with photophobic monsters? Well, while Vin Diesel's Riddick may have been the character who went on to lead the franchise, a re-watch reveals something else: The real star of the story was actually someone else entirely. » 1/28/15 4:20pm 40 minutes ago

A Day Of Remembrance For Lives Lost In the Pursuit Of Space

Today is Day of Remembrance for human spaceflight, a day selected for its proximity to horrific moments when we lost astronauts during our quest to explore our solar system. On January 28th, NASA takes the day to reflect on the lives lost during their missions when things went catastrophically, unexpectedly wrong. » 1/28/15 6:42pm Today 6:42pm

Holy Crap, This Jaw-Dropping Star Destroyer Is Over Three Feet Long

This mahoosive model of the Eclipse-Class Super Star Destroyer from Dark Horse's Star Wars: Dark Empire comics more than lives up to the excessive grandeur of the Imperial Navy. Just as it was ridiculously oversized in the comic, it's ridiculously (and awesomely) oversized here. » 1/28/15 6:25pm Today 6:25pm

A Brilliant Dark Knight Tumbler Model, Complete With Batman To Drive It

Okay, sure, it's not remote controlled and packed with an absurd amount of technology like the last Tumbler we featured, but Dragon Models (yes those of the creepy Ultron model)' latest Comic kit is still gorgeous to behold. And it even comes with Dragon's first actual action figure! » 1/28/15 5:25pm Today 5:25pm

This Is The Greatest View Of Dwarf Planet Ceres We Have Ever Seen

The Dawn spacecraft has done it: it is now taking the highest-resolution images of the dwarf planet Ceres that have ever been seen. Not only is this new image better than the historic Hubble Space Telescope image, but every new release will be better than the one before until it arrives in orbit this March. » 1/28/15 4:51pm Today 4:51pm

Get a Free 2-Weeks of Crunchyroll Anime: Stream the Full Catalog Ad-Free

Crunchyroll, one of the top destinations for current and classic anime, is offering Kotaku readers a free two-week trial of their Anime Membership. In addition to streaming their entire anime catalog ad-free, you'll get access to the anime simulcasts - getting the latest anime episodes the same day they're released in… » 1/28/15 3:09pm Today 3:09pm