10 Questions From Science Fiction That We're Glad Were Never Answered

We tend to think of science fiction and fantasy as being like mystery novels — the story is over when you solve the case. So we obsess over questions that have no answers. But here are 10 questions that are better unanswered, either because the possibilities are fascinating or because the answers would be terrible. » 4/29/14 12:00pm 4/29/14 12:00pm

Science Fiction Vs. Fantasy Round Two: Space Opera and Epic Fantasy!

We've reached the Second Round in our quest to find the ultimate work of science fiction and fantasy, and we've got some brutal match-ups for you to decide. Blade Runner vs. Back to the Future! Star Trek vs. Firefly! Game of Thrones vs. A Wrinkle in Time! Sandman vs. Buffy! Dune vs. Ender's Game! » 3/19/14 12:25pm 3/19/14 12:25pm

You Can't Appreciate These Movies Fully Without A Great Sound System

Science fiction movies are known for their amazing visuals, from majestic spaceships to desolate landscapes. But many of the best science fiction films use sound just as much as picture to tell their stories. Here are 22 films that you'll appreciate way more if you have a great speaker system to go with that… » 3/17/14 1:24pm 3/17/14 1:24pm

​10 Bafflingly Incompetent Evil Corporations

It's hard to be a mega-company and not be evil. There's just something about setting up a huge conglomerate of global reach that somehow makes a CEO want to develop viruses and weapons and evil robots, I guess. But just because a corporation is evil doesn't mean that's it's good at being evil — here are 10 companies… » 1/27/14 10:15am 1/27/14 10:15am

Crowdfund a preview location for a Museum of Science Fiction

A nonprofit group wants to build a Museum of Science Fiction in Washington, DC, and they're looking to raise funds for a preview location. Plus, you can fund a journal devoted to linguistics, a Blade Runner zine, a new horror comic by Ben Templesmith, or a pen that lets you draw conductive circuits. » 11/24/13 12:00pm 11/24/13 12:00pm

Blade Runner, as recreated in 12,597 gorgeous watercolor paintings

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. I've seen Swedish artist Anders Ramsell "paraphrase" the movie Blade Runner by animating literally thousands of watercolor paintings, strung together in one… » 11/18/13 2:20pm 11/18/13 2:20pm

Genre Actors Who've Owned More Than One Iconic Role

When an actor takes on a huge, break-out role, he or she runs a huge risk of getting typecast. This is what leads to things like Leonard Nimoy writing I Am Not Spock. But occasionally, an actor won't just play one iconic, famous character – they'll play two, or three. Here's a list of the genre actors who were either… » 9/13/13 12:35pm 9/13/13 12:35pm