Futurama Renewed for 2 More Seasons!

We're in the Futurama panel, where it was just announced that Comedy Central has renewed our favorite future-set comedy show for another two years. And we watched a hilarious anime spoof in which the Futurama team are transformed into the Action Squad! More on this later... » 7/23/11 12:42pm 7/23/11 12:42pm

Fermilab physicists about to announce the discovery of "a new force…

At 5:00 PM Eastern, Fermilab scientists will announce a major discovery. The early word is that this is not the Higgs boson, but instead something completely unexpected. » 4/06/11 3:51pm 4/06/11 3:51pm

NASA's "exceptional object" = a young black hole, right in our cosmic…

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has picked up what appears to be the youngest black hole we've discovered near our planet. This object could however instead be the youngest documented neutron star. Either way, it's an exciting find. » 11/15/10 10:12am 11/15/10 10:12am

Watch NASA's press conference about an "exceptional object in space" at…

Today NASA will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. EST concerning the Chandra X-ray Observatory's finding "of an exceptional object in our cosmic neighborhood" from NASA Headquarters' TV studio in Washington. They'll be airing the press conference live streaming on NASA TV. » 11/15/10 9:25am 11/15/10 9:25am

David Duchovny confirms that X-Files 3 script is in the works

In an interview with the French website TVMag, David Duchovny revealed that a script for a third X-Files movie is being penned, and that it will return to the series' conspiracy roots. » 11/06/10 3:42pm 11/06/10 3:42pm

This is Krypton! Zack Snyder will direct the next Superman film

Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures have tapped Zack Snyder to direct the next installment of the Superman franchise. Snyder was chosen after meeting with producers Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas. But will the illegitimate Superbaby make the cut? » 10/04/10 3:46pm 10/04/10 3:46pm

Meet Mazlan Othman, the United Nations ambassador to extraterrestrials

The United Nations has appointed Earth's ambassador should aliens touch down in the near future. Their selection? Malaysian astrophysicist Mazlan Othman, who heads the UN's Office for Outer Space Affairs. UPDATE: Boo! It was a hoax. » 9/26/10 1:45pm 9/26/10 1:45pm

Check out the new trailer and production featurette for Game of Thrones

The latest promo for Game of Thrones, HBO's adaptation of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, aired before the season finale of True Blood. Check out the latest footage from the production in Belfast. » 9/12/10 6:18pm 9/12/10 6:18pm

The new Torchwood reboot gets a title (and a plot synopsis from Russell…

After yesterday's news about Torchwood's new writing team, we've now learned that Starz's ten-episode Torchwood reboot will be titled Torchwood: The New World. Also, Russell T. Davies himself dropped some hints about the series' plot. UPDATE 8/7/10: More details below. » 8/07/10 12:47pm 8/07/10 12:47pm

Torchwood season four's writers: a television dream team!

The writers of the next season of Doctor Who's more grown-up spinoff, Torchwood, have been announced... and they're some of our favorite televisual geniuses, including former Buffy, House and Supernatural writers. » 8/06/10 5:00pm 8/06/10 5:00pm

A Total Recall remake from the director of Underworld and Live Free Or…

Nobody thinks a Total Recall remake is a good idea, but it's still happening. And now it's been announced that Underworld director Len Wiseman is in final talks to direct, from a script by Equilibrium/Ultraviolet director Kurt Wimmer. This will be a new "contemporized" adaptation. The press release quotes Wiseman: » 7/29/10 11:36am 7/29/10 11:36am

Chuck's mom is the mother of all destiny!

We're in the Chuck panel at San Diego Comic Con, and it's just been announced that Linda Hamilton is playing Chuck's mom this year. Does that make Chuck John Connor? Also, Jeffster premiered a Lady Gaga dance video! » 7/24/10 10:27am 7/24/10 10:27am

Karl Urban confirms he's playing Judge Dredd

Dr. McCoy is the law! We reported a rumor that Star Trek star Karl Urban would play the futuristic, fascistic lawman in the new Judge Dredd movie the other day. Asked about it at Comic Con, Urban said the rumor is "lookin' good." And he told another news outlet that director Pete Travis had actually offered him the… » 7/23/10 11:08pm 7/23/10 11:08pm

Michel Gondry's next science fiction film could show us a future Earth

While chatting with Michel Gondry about all things Green Hornet we asked him when he was doing a space movie. Gondry said he'd love to, but his next movie takes place on Earth - in the future. » 7/23/10 8:19pm 7/23/10 8:19pm

Did Joss Whedon just name Nathan Fillion as the Avengers' Ant-Man?

We didn't get into the Joss Whedon panel at Comic Con just now, but reports are coming out that Whedon confirmed that Captain Hammer himself, Nathan Fillion, will be playing Ant-Man in his Avengers movie. And he also said he's still developing his Wastelanders webseries project with Warren Ellis. More details when we… » 7/23/10 5:12pm 7/23/10 5:12pm

Roland Emmerich On 2012 Sequel: It's Lost Meets District 9

Just seconds after telling us that he makes disaster movies because he hates sequels, director Roland Emmerich spilled all about his new ABC TV series 2013, that picks up after the waves part. It sounds epic. Spoiler warning. » 11/05/09 12:00pm 11/05/09 12:00pm

Balloon Boy Found Alive

Wonderful news! Falcon Heene has been found alive and at home. He was never in the balloon. We are overjoyed. But urge everyone with experimental science projects PLEASE — safety first. [MSNBC] » 10/15/09 3:21pm 10/15/09 3:21pm

The Family Behind The Balloon Boy

While authorities still search for Colorado's Falcon Heene, and we dearly hope he turns up unharmed, we wondered why the Heenes constructed this contraption in the first place — and uncovered Mr. Heene's attempt to prove there's life on Mars. » 10/15/09 2:17pm 10/15/09 2:17pm

Tim Burton Confirms Dark Shadows. Vampire Johnny Depp?

Tim Burton has confirmed that his next project will be remaking ABC's vampire soap Dark Shadows, whose rights are rumored to belong to Johnny Depp. This could mean we'll finally see our Johnny Depp vampire dreams come true. » 7/23/09 2:47pm 7/23/09 2:47pm

The Next James Bond Gets A Serious Scribe

Sounds like James Bond could be getting even moodier than his last brooding outing in Solace: The latest writer on Bond 23 is known for his heavy dramatic work, but we're hoping he ushers in the return of Brioni days. » 6/12/09 10:30am 6/12/09 10:30am