What's The Best Season (Not Series) Finale Of All Time?

It's hard enough to end a TV show with grace and beauty — but it's even harder sometimes to craft a season finale that wraps up a ton of storylines in a wonderful, satisfying way — knowing you have to come back the next year. Including a cliffhanger sometimes! What's the best season finale of any SF or fantasy show? » 3/31/14 2:19pm 3/31/14 2:19pm

io9 March Madness Elite Eight: Lord of the Rings vs. Game of Thrones!

We're down to our last eight competitors in our search for the greatest work in all of science fiction and fantasy. So now it's time for you to vote on today's batch of titanic match-ups, as Star Wars takes on Firefly, Doctor Who battles the X-Men, Lord of the Rings crosses swords with Game of Thrones, and Harry Potter … » 3/24/14 11:50am 3/24/14 11:50am

io9 March Madness Sweet 16: Star Wars vs. Dune! Buffy vs. Cthulhu!

We've reached the Sweet Sixteen in our hunt to find the greatest work of science fiction and fantasy ever. Just four competitors are left from each of our regionals, which means you've got some tough choices ahead: Doctor Who or Blade Runner? Harry Potter or Hellboy? Terminator or X-Men? Vote now! » 3/21/14 12:00pm 3/21/14 12:00pm

What's your favorite moment where a hero receives a just reward?

Being a hero is a thankless task. Often, heroes go unrecognized — or even misunderstood and reviled. Some heroes refuse any thanks or reward. But there's somthing satisfying about seeing someone's good deeds get acknowledged. What's your favorite moment where someone actually gets some recognition? » 3/14/14 2:00pm 3/14/14 2:00pm

Xander explains why he's in charge in the Buffy season 10 comics

Non-super-powered sidekick no more! When Dark Horse releases Buffy the Vampire: Season 10 #1 in March, it's Xander who will be leading the Scooby Gang — or more accurately, Nicholas Brendon will. The actor has joined the comic's writing team, and we interviewed him to discuss the return of Dracula, Giles' new affinity… » 2/21/14 12:40pm 2/21/14 12:40pm

The 10 Most Disastrous Vampire Comedies of All Time

Vampires are dark mysterious creatures of the night — and their biggest weakness isn't sunlight or wooden stakes, it's straight-up comedy. Over the years, people have tried many times to create vampire spoofs, culminating in this week's epic flop Vampire Academy. Here are the 10 most tragic vampire comedies ever made. » 2/13/14 10:00am 2/13/14 10:00am

Who's the coolest group of friends who save the world together?

There's nothing wrong with a dynamic duo, or a hero who goes it alone. But sometimes, you want to see a group of friends, who all hang out together, saving the world. This was something 80s movies did really well. But who's the greatest crew of friends who get together to explore or do heroics? » 2/11/14 2:12pm 2/11/14 2:12pm

10 Major Franchises That Have Never Been Rebooted

Most heroes get a facelift every decade or so, to keep them from showing their age. The longer an epic saga goes on, the greater the chances you'll see everything start over from scratch. But not everybody succumbs to the Etch-a-Sketch urge. Here are 10 epic storylines that have never had a reboot. Ever. » 1/30/14 10:01am 1/30/14 10:01am

The 10 Best 'Monster of the Week' Episodes of All Time

The "monster of the week" episode is an endangered beast. Once upon a time, television was full of single-episode stories, in which the heroes faced an unstoppable threat and won, all in about 43 minutes. Here are 10 "monster of the week" episodes that pack more storytelling power than a season-long arc of most TV shows. » 1/21/14 10:25am 1/21/14 10:25am

10 Heroic Prophecies That Didn't Turn Out The Way the Heroes Expected

Nothing says "epic destiny" like a huge prophecy. When a hero hears a mystical-ish person intoning that he or she is destined to set everything right, that's when adventure comes a-calling. But sometimes these things don't quite work out. Here are 10 heroic prophecies that weren't quite what people had hoped. » 1/08/14 10:27am 1/08/14 10:27am

Someone is finally going to make 6-inch Firefly action figures

And that someone is Funko, who we previously told you would be making 6-inch, articulated Game of Thrones figures. And they'll be releasing new Buffy the Vampire Slayer figures too, all due in 2014. I highly suggest saving any cash you might receive as gifts during the holidays — gonna be an expensive year. » 12/17/13 1:11pm 12/17/13 1:11pm