Design Secrets of Ex Machina, This Year's Boldest Science Fiction Movie

Ex Machina looks unlike any science fiction film you’ve seen lately. Its mostly subterranean location is opulent and claustrophobic—and then there’s Ava, the eerily beautiful robot. Check out an exclusive clip from the DVD’s special features, and our interview with the film’s production designer, Mark Digby.… »7/13/15 11:00am7/13/15 11:00am

Are There Any Michael Crichton Books Left To Turn Into Movies Or TV?

Michael Crichton is one of the authors with the best track records of being adapted successfully to movies and television, from Andromeda Strain to Jurassic World. So it makes sense that super-agency ICM has signed a deal to develop his work, especially previously unfilmed works. But what's left to adapt? »1/14/15 11:00pm1/14/15 11:00pm

Why Doesn't Robert Wise Get More Props As A Science Fiction Director?

When people talk about the great directors in science fiction, names like Kubrick and Spielberg get bandied about... but Robert Wise seldom gets enough love. The director of The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Andromeda Strain and Star Trek: The Motion Picture deserves more attention, argues Den of Geek. »11/21/14 7:00pm11/21/14 7:00pm

The Most Miraculous Fictional Cure-Alls (and Where to Find Them)

Medicine is hard. You have to diagnose people's illnesses, run tests, and prescribe treatments. But what if you could just give out a one-size-fits-all treatment? There are lots of miraculous panaceas in science fiction and fantasy, which can fix any problem. Here are the five types of fictional miracle cures. »4/11/13 4:00pm4/11/13 4:00pm

New Andromeda Strain Will Be More Widescreen And Splodey Than Original

The Ridley Scott/Tony Scott-produced Andromeda Strain miniseries got a new trailer and an airdate: Memorial Day weekend. The new trailer includes a few snippets of cast interviews, but also shows more of the tense showdown between Benjamin Bratt and Andre Braugher over the impossibility of stopping the fast-mutating… »4/15/08 2:00pm4/15/08 2:00pm

Alien Plague Eats Town, In Ridley Scott's "Andromeda"

The original classic of plague lit, Michael Crichton's Andromeda Strain, is getting a classy remake as an A&E miniseries. Produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, the new Andromeda looks like it'll bring all of the intensity, and grit of the novel, but with more of an action-movie spin. Best of all, it'll sacrifice none of… »3/19/08 9:30am3/19/08 9:30am