10 Actors Who Kept Their Characters Alive In Books After Cancellation

The greatest heroes and villains of science fiction and fantasy live on in our hearts and minds, long after they've left our screens. That's often thanks to actors who really invest in these characters — to the point where the stars want to keep the stories going, too. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy actors… » 7/18/14 11:21am Friday 11:21am

Stunt Casting That Actually Made Everything Better

Stunt casting is a long tradition in science fiction and fantasy, but it's only gotten more common lately. Films and TV shows will cast a famous actor — or someone who used to be in a Joss Whedon show — to spark interest. Sometimes, it's just unnecessary. But here are a bunch of cases where it was the perfect casting. » 6/05/14 9:00am 6/05/14 9:00am

14 Characters Who Prove There Are Way Too Many Cains, Kanes, Etc.

When Cain murdered his brother Abel in the first book of the Bible, did he realize that he was turned his name into pop culture cliché? Probably not; he was busy murdering his brother, after all. Now Cain — and Kane, Caine, Kayne, and all other spellings — is among the most overused character name ever. Here are just… » 5/30/14 10:10am 5/30/14 10:10am

​12 Of The Most Game-Changing TV Episodes Ever

If a TV show nowadays doesn't have at least one big twist now and then, chances are it doesn't remain on the air for long. But only a handful of TV series have the courage to completely transform themselves — to show something so crazy, it irrevocably redefines the show from that point on. We've been lucky to have… » 5/27/14 10:40am 5/27/14 10:40am

There's Less To Oculus Than Meets The Eye

The new horror movie Oculus has a lot going for it. There's a neat concept: a cursed mirror destroyed a family years ago, and the kids want revenge. There are strong performances by genre stalwarts Karen Gillan and Katee Sackhoff, and arresting visuals. Unfortunately, as with any trick mirror, much of this depth is… » 4/11/14 9:00am 4/11/14 9:00am

The Original Battlestar Galactica Could Have Looked Way More Glam

The 1978 Battlestar Galactica had some great Earth-toned costumes and a nice Star Wars-inspired look. But judging from some of these early costume concept art pieces by Jean-Pierre Dorléac, the show could have looked way more discofied and blinged-up. Plus there's a good deal more romantic-fantasy outfits, too. » 4/07/14 10:53am 4/07/14 10:53am

Watch shirtless Tahmoh Penikett teach Star-Crossed's alien groin punch

Here's the main thing you need to see from last night's episode of Star-Crossed: Helo from Battlestar Galactica with his shirt off, doing a "training session" where he teaches all about the secrets of the magic groin-punch. Basically, with a special herb, the Atrians can turn a groin punch into the Vulcan Death Grip. » 3/04/14 11:40am 3/04/14 11:40am

Romance Fail: The Worst Fictional Pairings, and Why They Happen

Romance abounds in fiction — and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances too. But sometimes, it's just a bad idea. We see so many fictional couples that the writers clearly thought were a great idea, but are actually disasters. Here are the main signs that a fictional romance is a terrible, awful, bad… » 2/14/14 12:00pm 2/14/14 12:00pm