The Sequel To That Sexy Bathroom Misunderstanding On Star-Crossed

Poor Taylor — she can't help leading aliens on. She's just constantly being misunderstood. First she's trying to seduce Drake, and he thinks she's a secret Trag agent and "let's get naked in the bathroom" is code for "let's unleash Black Cyber." Now she tries to bond with Sophia, but Sophia thinks "bond" is code for "get… » 4/15/14 3:40pm Tuesday 3:40pm

14 Intriguing Ways We Could Detect Signs Of An Alien Civilization

For the past 50 years, our efforts to detect extraterrestrial civilizations have largely focused on the search for radio emissions. But this is hardly the only strategy at our disposal. Here are 14 intriguing ways we could prove that aliens really exist. » 4/11/14 10:00am 4/11/14 10:00am

The One Twist That Might Get You Interested In Star-Crossed Again

Star-Crossed has oscillated between "surprisingly watchable teen sex romp," "weird terrorist-vs-terrorist allegory" and "anemic love triangle soap." Last night's episode started out focusing on the anemic love triangle... but then veered into a reveal that actually makes this show a lot more interesting. See for yourself! » 4/08/14 3:20pm 4/08/14 3:20pm

Aliens' Power Loader Was Way More Massive in Syd Mead's Concept Art

Legendary Blade Runner designer Syd Mead helped to inspire the AT-ATs in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, with some "walking tanks" he designed for a U.S. Steel catalog. A few years later, Mead was allowed to do his own walker design, when he created the first art for the power loader in Aliens. » 3/30/14 5:30pm 3/30/14 5:30pm

The level of detail in this Nostromo model component is INSANE

...and it can all be yours for a measly £16,245 (or about $27,000) from the London-based Prop Gallery. Just check out all that insane signage (more pix at the link). It's a potent reminder of how a really well made miniature (built in this case by veteran modelmaker Martin Bowers) can trump CGI in terms of surface… » 3/29/14 10:37am 3/29/14 10:37am

Spend The Evening Learning About The Making Of Your Favorite Movies

Here's a three-hour documentary about the making of Aliens in 1986, called Superior Firepower. Made in 2003, it features insane amounts of behind-the-scenes footage that reveal quite how ambitious a project this film was, and how much bigger it was than Alien. But that's not the only "making of" featurette on Youtube. » 3/25/14 6:00pm 3/25/14 6:00pm

Star-Crossed Suffers From The CW's "Terrible Love Triangle" Disease

Star-Crossed, in general, is a pretty fun show that deals with some interesting issues around xenophobia and paranoia. The alien world-building shows some promise, too. But jeez, this show is the worst victim of the CW's need to put a dreadful love triangle into everything. » 3/25/14 1:50pm 3/25/14 1:50pm

Who's the most awesome alien race in the entire universe?

Science fiction is full of alien races who kick all kinds of ass, including tough warrior races and highly advanced super-intelligent aliens. But who's the greatest race of all? Which race do you wish you could go spend a year or two living with? Who's most likely to conquer all other races in the multiverse? » 3/19/14 2:33pm 3/19/14 2:33pm

The Mind-Blowing Hungarian Posters for All Your Favorite Movies

Can you name all of the famous science fiction films represented by these beautiful and bizarre posters from Hungary? You've seen Star Wars posters from all over the world and the wild paintings used on Ghana's movie posters. But nothing is more intense and wonderful than Hungarian posters for imported science… » 2/26/14 3:35pm 2/26/14 3:35pm

Dear young people who have Star Wars prequel nostalgia: Stop it

Yes, this time we tackle the totally new question of which Star Wars movies are better. I heard there might have been a little bit of a discussion about this subject pre-apocalypse, but it's not been explored here in the post-apocalypse. In fact, I haven't given it the tiniest bit of thought before. This is all… » 2/26/14 8:17am 2/26/14 8:17am

​Every Scene Where They Say "We Come From Two Worlds" on Star-Crossed

Last night's Star-Crossed was really keen to make sure you were aware of the show's central theme: That Emery and Roman come from two separate worlds, and they can't be together because their worlds are separate. Here's a handy 30-second compilation of every moment where the show drove those themes home. » 2/25/14 2:39pm 2/25/14 2:39pm

​12 Aliens Who Came to Earth to Save Humanity

What with wars, destroying the environment, and general imbecility, humanity is constantly getting itself into trouble. More than a few kindly aliens have come to Earth trying to help us change our ways, and for the most part, we've tried to kill them. Here are a dozen aliens that, directly or indirectly, tried to save … » 2/24/14 10:07am 2/24/14 10:07am

Is The CW's Star-Crossed the new Roswell?

Once, long ago, the WB and UPN both aired a show called Roswell, about alien teenagers going to high school and trying to fit in. Now their successor network, The CW, has launched a new "aliens in high school" show, Star-Crossed. But how does it stack up? » 2/18/14 11:49am 2/18/14 11:49am

The New Zealand Prime Minister publicly denies being a lizard person

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key was recently asked to provide "any evidence to disprove the theory that [he] is in fact a David Icke style shapeshifting reptilian alien ushering humanity towards enslavement." Key, in a congenial manner atypical of shapeshifting reptilian aliens, responded. » 2/15/14 3:30pm 2/15/14 3:30pm

How would humanity change if we knew aliens existed?

We have yet to discover any signs of an extraterrestrial civilization — a prospect that could quite literally change overnight. Should that happen, our sense of ourselves and our place in the cosmos would forever be shaken. It could even change the course of human history. Or would it? » 2/14/14 8:10am 2/14/14 8:10am

Ender's Game concept art shows off the movie's amazing creature design

Behold the majesty of the Formics! We've got an exclusive look at the making of Ender's Game, and it shows the film's exceptional creature design like never before. Check out this behind-the-scenes look of the creation of the bug-like aliens including concept art, maquette glimpses and explanations from the creators. » 2/05/14 7:00pm 2/05/14 7:00pm