Check Out This H.R. Giger-Inspired Concept Art For The Blake's 7 Reboot

It's been over 30 years since Blake's 7, the dark and gritty show about morally compromised freedom fighters in a dystopian future, was on television. A rebooted series was supposed to appear on Syfy, and then on the Xbox Network, but remains in limbo. And now there's some concept art of the Liberator, to show us what… » 8/11/14 2:40pm 8/11/14 2:40pm

The Greatest Friendships From Science Fiction And Fantasy Television

What keeps us coming back to television shows, week after week? It's not the fantastic worlds, or the cool plots, or the mystery arcs. It's the characters, and their relationships. A lot of the best TV shows feature characters who are friends, and you want to be part of it. But what are the best friendships from… » 8/06/14 2:14pm 8/06/14 2:14pm

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 7/18/14 11:21am

​10 Misunderstood Heroes (Who Are Misunderstood For a Reason)

Everybody loves an amoral protagonist, or an anti-hero — but sometimes, a hero really does his or her best to be good and decent, and yet everybody always expects the worst. We love to identify with misunderstood heroes, whom everybody suspects of evilness — but here are 10 heroes who are misunderstood for good reason. » 11/07/13 10:31am 11/07/13 10:31am

Riddick shows how NOT to resurrect a great antihero

There aren't too many characters like Richard B. Riddick nowadays. He's an old-fashioned sort of anti-hero, whose amoral brutality is tempered by a code of honor. He was great in his first movie, but it turns out that antiheroes have a hard time supporting a franchise. As his new movie, Riddick, sadly proves. » 9/06/13 9:00am 9/06/13 9:00am

12 Underrated or Overlooked TV Shows to Marathon This Weekend

There's a long weekend ahead of us, and that means one thing: DVD box sets. You could break out the Firefly and Babylon 5, or you could venture into the wild unknown. Television is full of undiscovered worlds — here are 12 underrated or overlooked science fiction and fantasy TV shows to mainline this weekend. » 5/23/13 10:02am 5/23/13 10:02am

Mark Sheppard really should play Avon in Syfy's Blake's 7 reboot

Syfy is apparently racing ahead at speed Standard by Six with its remake of Blake's 7, the classic British show about criminals who join a political prisoner to fight an evil space empire. This show will live and die based on the character of Avon, and there's one actor who's uniquely qualified to play him. » 4/30/13 11:47am 4/30/13 11:47am

10 Once-Great TV Shows (And The Exact Moments They Started to Suck)

By Amanda Yesilbas and Charlie Jane Anders. We all live in fear of the day when Game of Thrones starts to suck. We've lived through this trauma before — many great television shows went astray, often due to one highly questionable decision. Here 10 once-terrific shows, and the exact moment they started to suck. » 4/19/13 10:15am 4/19/13 10:15am

Syfy pulls the plug on Alphas, once and for all

Their mutant powers helped them save the world from Stanton Parish, but the Alphas' special abilities weren't enough to save them from Syfy's axe. Syfy has cancelled the show once and for all. Wonder if this makes it any more likely that Syfy will fast-track the Blake's 7 reboot or Robert Hewitt Wolfe's Defender? We… » 1/16/13 5:47pm 1/16/13 5:47pm

10 Television Cliffhangers That Make Great Series Finales

We're always sad to see a beloved TV show end — but it's even more infuriating when a show goes out with a cliffhanger, that was clearly intended to lead into another season of episodes. And yet, this sort of "cancelhanger" isn't always the worst thing. Some season-ending cliffhangers actually make for a poetic ending… » 11/27/12 10:09am 11/27/12 10:09am

The 10 Most Defining Performances in the History of Genre Television

These days, we take it for granted that television can be as good as movies (or live theater) and that great actors can deliver indelible performances on the small screen. Especially when it comes to science fiction and fantasy. But it took a small number of pioneering actors to show what's actually possible in genre… » 10/18/12 10:17am 10/18/12 10:17am

Will Syfy's Blake's 7 reboot be as dark as Battlestar Galactica?

Syfy's great success story remains Battlestar Galactica, the cheeseball 1970s space opera show that Ronald D. Moore brought back as a gritty, more serious look at the remnants of humanity trying to survive after a robot massacre. So now that Syfy is apparently picking up Blake's 7, the 1970s British space opera, can… » 8/21/12 11:32pm 8/21/12 11:32pm

Blake's 7 Reboot Coming to U.S. Television?

The British show Blake's 7 is one of those TV series that has a small cult following — but a huge impact on the history of science fiction television, with its morally gray, arc-based storytelling influencing a whole generation of creators. There's been talk of a new Blake's 7 series, either a reboot or a sequel… » 7/25/12 4:20pm 7/25/12 4:20pm