The Weirdest Things You Never Knew About The Making Of Repo Man

Repo Man came out 30 years ago, but it remains one of the weirdest, and most beloved, cult movies of all time. But how did this genre-smashing comedy, about a punk kid who starts repossessing cars only to find one very special car, ever get made in the first place? Join us on a look inside the strange journey of Repo » 12/19/14 8:00am Yesterday 8:00am

This Short Video Explains Why You've Never Met An Alien

Given the extreme age of the Galaxy, extraterrestrial civilizations should have occupied every corner of it by now. Yet we see no signs of this. A short new video produced by New Scientist beautifully explains why the Fermi Paradox is a very real scientific problem and why it should be taken more seriously. » 12/16/14 10:40am Tuesday 10:40am

Great Villains Whose Schemes Aren't Just Aimed At Destroying The Hero

Sometimes it seems like every villain is obsessed with murdering the hero of the story. (Or making the hero realize they're alike.) But it's not true — in fact, some of the best villains have their own goals, and the hero just happens to get in the way. Here are some great villains whose schemes don't revolve around… » 12/16/14 8:00am Tuesday 8:00am

Ridley Scott Says There'll Be A New Type Of Alien In Prometheus 2

While Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender's severed head journey through the cosmos, Sir Ridley Scott is hard at work at chronicling their adventures in his script for Prometheus 2. And now he's dropped a fascinating bombshell about the movie: It's going to have a new type of alien we've never seen before. » 11/20/14 8:40am 11/20/14 8:40am

Rare Set Photos Show James Remar as the Original Dwayne Hicks in Aliens

When Aliens came out in 1986, Michael Biehn played the Marine squad leader Corporal Dwayne Hicks. But before that casting, James Remar (who can be seen most recently in Horns and heard in Destiny, and is lodged in many people's minds as Harry Morgan in Dexter) filmed a chunk of the part. » 11/16/14 9:00pm 11/16/14 9:00pm

Is It Time to Accept That We're Alone in the Universe?

We have yet to discover any signs of aliens, a troubling observation that has led to much speculation. One possible solution to the Great Silence is that nobody's out there. It's a conclusion that sounds impossible to believe, but there may be something to it. Here's why we may be alone in the universe. » 11/05/14 12:20pm 11/05/14 12:20pm

Which Religions Would Have The Hardest Time Accepting Alien Life?

The list of known planets beyond our solar system is ever-growing. To many, this suggests the day when scientists detect signs of extraterrestrial life could soon be at hand. When that day comes, which religions will struggle to reconcile such a discovery with their beliefs – and which will adapt in stride? » 10/17/14 3:40pm 10/17/14 3:40pm

To Learn How Aliens Think, We Must First Learn About Their Biology

Should E.T. finally give Earth a ring, it's not only important to understand what the message says but why it is being sent, a speaker at a talk about extraterrestrials urged this week. This requires understanding about alien social behavior, which, one analyst argues, is an extension of alien biology. » 10/05/14 9:30am 10/05/14 9:30am

Who's The Greatest Science Fiction Character Of All Time?

Science fiction is full of brilliant ideas — but it's also the home of some fascinating characters. And the British Film Institute is trying to find the greatest science fiction character of all time — but I bet we can do even better, right here. Who are the greatest characters in all of science fiction? » 9/16/14 1:16pm 9/16/14 1:16pm