If you're not watching Awake, you're the reason TV sucks

It's only three weeks in, and already Awake is proving to be one of our favorite television shows of recent years. Last night's episode was so skillful and graceful, it took what could have been a dull melodrama and turned it into a brilliant bit of character development. » 3/16/12 2:58pm 3/16/12 2:58pm

A map of San Francisco's subway system that almost was

The original 1956 plan for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system was way more complex on paper than it is in reality. Designer Jake Coolidge has imagined a universe in which this full plan was implemented. And even though it doesn't involve filling in the Bay or underground rocket trains or pyramids, it does complement… » 12/10/11 1:15pm 12/10/11 1:15pm

What to Expect From Fringe Season 4: "The show has a meaning that we…

Fringe returns for a miraculous fourth season next month, and we'll finally get to discover just what kind of world(s) our characters are living in now. » 8/09/11 1:00pm 8/09/11 1:00pm

With season 3, Fringe becomes the most daring show on television

Fringe has already proven that it's willing to take its alternate-universe concept in shocking directions. But the first two episodes of season three have so many mind-blowing, thought-provoking, can't-believe-they-went-there moments, you'll have to watch them twice. Here's our spoiler-free preview. » 9/16/10 3:56pm 9/16/10 3:56pm

Go Ahead And Tell Locke What He Can't Do. He Doesn't Mind.

Is it too soon to wonder if Lost's latest gimmick is falling a bit flat? At the very least, last night's episode was the second in a row that Sawyer stole, and that feels significant. Spoilers below. » 2/17/10 2:10pm 2/17/10 2:10pm

Which Overused Trope Are We Sickest Of?

There's nothing scarier than deja vu: that feeling that everything we've seen before will keep coming back over and over again, until your head dissolves. Which overused trope are you most sick of: zombies, vampires, alt-universes, post-apocalyptic worlds or steampunk? » 10/29/09 2:30pm 10/29/09 2:30pm

What Would SF Look Like If Copyright Only Lasted 20 Years?

In Paul Melko's Walls Of The Universe, our hero visits an alternate world where patents and copyrights only last a short time. What would happen to science fiction if this was true in our world? » 1/09/09 2:30pm 1/09/09 2:30pm

Transdimensional Murder Mystery, Coming Soon

A gritty detective show that spans three different alternate universes is finally coming to the Sci Fi Channel in the U.S. Charlie Jade starts with a murder whose victim has no identity whatsoever, which is unthinkable in the dystopian, corporate-dominated world where Charlie Jade lives. And then in the course of the… » 3/27/08 4:30pm 3/27/08 4:30pm

The Multiverse Is Strictly Business, Says DC Comics Czar

If you've found DC Comics hard to understand over the past year, chances are it's because of the multiverse. DC used to have tons of alternate universes, but they collapsed into one nice, tidy universe in 1985. Until last year, when suddenly DC had 52 different realities to play with again. I decided to hound DC… » 2/25/08 4:00pm 2/25/08 4:00pm