What sequel reboot or spinoff would've been better as a new standalone?

These days, so many movies and TV shows are sequels, or new versions of things we loved in the past. And they tie themselves in knots trying to live up to the legacy of what's gone before. Which franchise movie or TV show would be better if it was just a brand new standalone thing? » 2/12/14 2:00pm 2/12/14 2:00pm

Why Maze Runner's James Dashner abandoned dystopia for virtual reality

James Dashner made a huge impact with The Maze Runner, his dystopian young-adult novel which is being turned into a major movie by Fox. Now he's back with a novel about virtual reality, The Eye of Minds. We talked to Dashner about why virtual reality could replace dystopia in young-adult novels. » 10/07/13 12:44pm 10/07/13 12:44pm

How science fiction helped me through my grief

During the second to last episode of Battlestar Galactica, we learned that, before the destruction of the Twelve Colonies, Laura Roslin lost her father and her sisters in a car accident. How horrible, I remember thinking. This explains so much about her emotional armor, how slow she is to grow close to anyone. It also… » 6/16/13 7:00am 6/16/13 7:00am

Why doesn't Syfy have a show like Battlestar Galactica any more?

Last week, the first two episodes of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome went online, and we all remembered our love affair with BSG. This show was thought-provoking, powerful, and obsessively mysterious. And we can't help wondering: Why hasn't Syfy had a show like that since? » 11/12/12 2:47pm 11/12/12 2:47pm

How Actual Science Can Make Science Fiction Stories Cooler

How do the minds behind Battlestar Galactica, Prometheus, X-Men: First Class, and Torchwood go about juggling science fact and science fiction, to tell a believable story? Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait hosted a panel at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday to discuss this issue, along with the making and breaking canon in… » 7/13/12 8:40am 7/13/12 8:40am

10 Science Fiction Prequels that Aren't as Bad as Phantom Menace

With Star Wars Episode I hitting theaters all over again, there's been a whole new wave of interest in George Lucas' biggest letdown. And we've been remembering some of the other prequels that have tried to fill in backstory over the years. » 2/27/12 10:36am 2/27/12 10:36am

Could NBC's Beautiful People be the new Caprica?

We still miss Caprica for its explorations of artificial intelligence and grief, in the context of a very different society. So it could be excellent news that Syfy's sister network, NBC, is apparently serious about making a new show that explores some of the same ideas. We heard a while ago that NBC was pursuing a… » 1/03/12 8:20am 1/03/12 8:20am

10 Actual Mistakes that Syfy Has Made Over the Years

We expect a lot from Syfy, because it's the only cable channel devoted to science fiction. So it's inevitable that the network formerly known as the Sci-Fi Channel will disappoint us occasionally. And sometimes people blame Syfy unfairly — like when Syfy pulls the plug on a low-rated show. » 9/01/11 10:00am 9/01/11 10:00am

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome may get demoted back to being a …

No new Battlestar Galactica on your television screens? That's a possibility, according to AOL TV's Maureen Ryan. Syfy is considering turning its latest Battlestar Galactica prequel, Blood and Chrome, back into a webseries. » 8/25/11 6:30am 8/25/11 6:30am

"Tonight I'm Frakking You" is your new scifi dance single

This video is just plain adorkable. It's like a Ke$ha song for scifi fans, complete with rapping from Big Bang Theory's Raj and Caprica's Zoe doing Princess Leia cosplay. Admittedly it's not quite as great as "Fuck Me Ray Bradbury," but then pretty much nothing is. [via Break Originals] » 2/17/11 10:33pm 2/17/11 10:33pm

Detailed Map Of Battlestar Galactica's Twelve Colonies

Here's your exclusive first look at a new star-map of Battlestar Galactica's Twelve Colonies, designed by writer Jane Espenson and science advisor Kevin Grazier. And Espenson and Grazier explained to us how twelve colonies can fit in one star system. » 1/24/11 12:01pm 1/24/11 12:01pm

What to expect from Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood and Chrome!

When we heard Caprica was being replaced with a different Battlestar Galactica prequel, a gritty war drama set during the first Cylon War, we were skeptical. But now we've read some Blood and Chrome script pages, and we're more pumped. » 1/21/11 2:01pm 1/21/11 2:01pm

Ron Moore's "Harry Potter for grown-ups" show is getting off the ground

Are you ready for Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore to go full-on magical? NBC has ordered a pilot for Moore's Precinct 17, an ensemble police drama set in a world ruled by magic instead of science, in the town of Excelsior. » 1/20/11 8:30am 1/20/11 8:30am