Just when you least expect it, Tomorrow People reaches for greatness

Holy cow. Where has this show been for the past month or so? The Tomorrow People has been sort of stumbling along, having the occasional cute moment along with a lot of really dreary melodrama. But last night's episode packed a decent punch, and I suddenly don't hate any of these characters. What's up? » 11/07/13 2:19pm 11/07/13 2:19pm

11 Books That Every Aspiring Television Writer MUST Read

Tomorrow, an army of geeks descends on San Diego — and many of them would kill to write for television. Comic-Con always hosts panels about TV writing, and they're always standing-room only. But how do you learn the craft? We asked some great television writers, and they told us 11 books that every aspiring scribe… » 7/16/13 10:33am 7/16/13 10:33am

We get it, Revolution: Old people are terrible

There are a lot of themes in last night's episode of the post-electricity TV show Revolution. Grieving parents, including Evil DOD Guy and Rachel. And the general theme of regret, and whether the post-blackout world could turn into a better place. But the real, overarching theme of the episode — and the series — seems… » 4/02/13 10:40am 4/02/13 10:40am

Syfy pulls the plug on Alphas, once and for all

Their mutant powers helped them save the world from Stanton Parish, but the Alphas' special abilities weren't enough to save them from Syfy's axe. Syfy has cancelled the show once and for all. Wonder if this makes it any more likely that Syfy will fast-track the Blake's 7 reboot or Robert Hewitt Wolfe's Defender? We… » 1/16/13 5:47pm 1/16/13 5:47pm

The Ultimate Guide to 2013's Science Fiction and Fantasy TV

This year marks a year of epic undertakings for the major TV networks, after a couple years of playing it safe. Syfy cranks out their long awaited MMO-meets-TV series Defiance, and ABC launches its crazy conspiracy drama Zero Hour. Also in store for 2013: a whole lot of new superhero shows, and Doctor Who's 50th… » 1/07/13 5:08pm 1/07/13 5:08pm

Why do so many villains get caught on purpose?

The first official promo image for Star Trek Into Darkness shows Benedict Cumberbatch's mysterious villain John Harrison locked in a plexiglass brig. Which means that John Harrison is joining a long and proud tradition: villains who get caught in the middle of the story — often on purpose. From The Dark Knight to The… » 1/02/13 1:00pm 1/02/13 1:00pm

Is the writer of The Empire Strikes Back returning for the new Star…

Could one of the most important Star Wars creators be writing the middle film of the new trilogy? Also, Thor star Chris Hemsworth explains why Jane Foster is probably annoyed with Thor. Zack Snyder talks Michael Shannon's work in Man of Steel. Another rumor claims David Tennant is returning to Doctor Who. Plus an… » 11/21/12 6:00am 11/21/12 6:00am

Why doesn't Syfy have a show like Battlestar Galactica any more?

Last week, the first two episodes of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome went online, and we all remembered our love affair with BSG. This show was thought-provoking, powerful, and obsessively mysterious. And we can't help wondering: Why hasn't Syfy had a show like that since? » 11/12/12 2:47pm 11/12/12 2:47pm

Brand New Hobbit Videos, Plus Hints About Transformers 4 and Mortal…

Another original Star Wars castmember is willing to return for the new trilogy. Michael Bay is letting Internet rumors influence the Transformers 4 casting process. One Doctor Who stalwart says he hasn't been asked to return for the show's anniversary. And guess which CW show is doing an animated episode? » 11/08/12 6:00am 11/08/12 6:00am

Alphas falls victim to one of the weakest science fiction cliches

Last night's Alphas season finale was pretty decent, for the most part. Rosen's blood-thirsty rampage culminates in an all-out quest for vengeance, and meanwhile the rest of the team struggles to save the city in the nick of time. But that ending? Not so sure about that — it fell prey to one of the more annoying… » 10/23/12 6:44pm 10/23/12 6:44pm

This Week's TV: The Biggest Wasted Opportunity in Ages. Plus Brand New

This week on TV, the Venture Bros. are celebrating Halloween in their own unique style. There's the single best cast of a Syfy Original Movie you could possibly imagine, including one Star Trek star and Ernest Hemingway's grandkid. One of DC Comics' coolest characters is coming to Arrow, and Buzz Aldrin is playing… » 10/22/12 9:00am 10/22/12 9:00am

Just how awesomely insane is X-Men: Days of Future Past going to get?

Mad Max: Fury Road is in trouble once again, to the surprise of absolutely nobody. Stars Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus drop some Walking Dead knowledge. Check out Robocop's motorcycle in a new set video. And watch a brand new Skyfall trailer, and learn just how much longer we'll be seeing Gwen Stacy in the Amazing… » 10/22/12 6:00am 10/22/12 6:00am

When mind control fails, that's when things get really scary, on Alphas

Season two of Alphas has been all about mindgames. On the one hand, we've been dealing more than ever with the consequences of Nina's mind-control power. And on the other, the main storyline has involved two masters of manipulation, Stanton Parish and Lee Rosen, trying to destroy each other by controlling people. » 10/16/12 9:26am 10/16/12 9:26am

This Week's TV: Proof that We Live in a Golden Age of Television…

American Horror Story is back, and quite possibly twice as insane as last season. Plus Walking Dead ups the ante, proving that basic cable horror is a flourishing genre at last. We get an intense look inside the making of Hitchcock's The Birds. And it turns out that if you write to Dracula instead of Santa, you get a… » 10/15/12 9:00am 10/15/12 9:00am