11 Reasons We Hope the World Actually Ends Later Today

You know the deal: the world is ending today, Mayan Calendar, yadda yadda. You also know that it's extremely unlikely the world will crack in two later today, and that's a good thing, because the future looks pretty great. More Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel movies, Doctor Who's 50th, Adventure Time, Justice League,… » 12/21/12 10:00am 12/21/12 10:00am

First Impressions: The Best Character Intros from Science Fiction and…

The most memorable characters in science fiction and fantasy are often the people who made a huge impression the very first time we meet them. Who can possibly forget the first time you saw the face of Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, or heard the voice of HAL for the first time? A great character intro leaves a… » 8/29/12 1:38pm 8/29/12 1:38pm

The 10 Most Absurdly Bloody Fight Scenes In Science Fiction Movies

Science fiction movies aren't all about highfalutin spacefaring and benevolent starmen. No, sometimes they're about putting a mutated martial arts master into a dystopian penitentiary's comically unsafe meat grinder. Just in time for the lunch rush, here are ten of our favorite scenes that balance goofiness and gore. » 8/29/12 10:10am 8/29/12 10:10am

Turning swords into bananas enhances all your favorite fantasy stories

What if George R.R. Martin's third Song of Ice and Fire book was called A Storm of Bananas? That's the sort of question you are forced to contemplate, after spending some time looking at the "Swords Replaced With Bananas" images over at SomethingAwful. This might be the best Photoshop meme in ages. Especially when you… » 7/06/12 11:32am 7/06/12 11:32am

10 Fictional Scientists We Wish Were Real

Tonight sees the season finale of Fringe, giving us one last look at the brilliant insanity of Walter Bishop. While we love Walter, we're not sure if it would be a good thing if he existed in real life — but there are plenty of fictional scientists we wish were for real. Both for their awesome inventions, and for… » 5/11/12 10:13am 5/11/12 10:13am

Super Best Friends Forever returns and Optimus Prime turns on humans

What a great week to be an adult and watching cartoons. Transformers: Prime features a runaway, evil Optimus Prime, the members of Young Justice head to Europe, the Green Lanterns take on the very real problem of a planet-killing asteroid, and Lauren Fraust's Super Best Friends Forever makes a return as a DC Nation… » 4/07/12 7:00am 4/07/12 7:00am

There is nothing better than Anime Blade and his rose-tinted sunglasses…

Oh, Blade Anime, you are so full of delightful quips and vampire murder! Check out the latest clip from the anime Blade, which has been dubbed for the English-speakers (sadly not by Wesley Snipes.) Fun Blade fact: Did you know that Blade has been wearing fancy spectacles for most of his existence, dating all the way… » 1/10/12 3:40pm 1/10/12 3:40pm