​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

The Most Brutal Endings of Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows

Last night, Breaking Bad broke us once and for all, with a fitting ending that gave us tons of closure. But many of our favorite TV shows have straight-up kicked us in the teeth on their way out. Here are the most brutal series finales of science fiction and fantasy TV shows. » 9/30/13 1:10pm 9/30/13 1:10pm

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 to … » 11/27/12 10:09am 11/27/12 10:09am

The 20 Best Cliffhangers Ever Shown on Science Fiction or Fantasy TV

The best science fiction and fantasy television hooks you with endless suspense... including hair-raising cliffhangers. But only the greatest cliffhangers can make you throw your remote at the screen, and keep you wondering for weeks. Here are the 20 awesomest. » 11/22/12 10:00am 11/22/12 10:00am

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

Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows That Tried to Reinvent Themselves …

When Eureka comes back for its final season next week, the town of geniuses is going to look very different than what we're used to. And meanwhile, Fringe changed up its entire timeline for its current season — which is looking more likely to be the show's last, unless Warner Bros. basically gives the show to Fox for… » 4/10/12 1:42pm 4/10/12 1:42pm

10 Great Love/Hate Relationships from Science Fiction and Fantasy

One reason we're addicted to science fiction and fantasy: the characters and their weird, conflicted relationships. And there's nothing more addictive than characters who can't decide whether to kill each other or run away together. Friends who sometimes hate each other, or enemies who secretly admire each other. » 1/03/12 10:00am 1/03/12 10:00am

10 Coolest Death Scenes in Science Fiction History

It's never great to watch a beloved science fiction hero die - but sometimes a memorable heroic death can help turn a science fiction story into a real epic. And some science fiction characters are unforgettable and bad-ass precisely because they died in a memorable way. » 9/29/11 10:11am 9/29/11 10:11am