10 People on Whom Immortality Was Totally Wasted

It's hard for the average person to understand why anyone wouldn't want to be immortal. Immortality has been a fruitful lens for fiction to examine the human condition. But sometimes there are immortals who completely fail to get the horror of immortality across. Instead, you can't help but think you'd do better. Here… » 10/01/14 4:33am 10/01/14 4:33am

The Coven Returns: CBS Plans to Reboot Charmed

Charmed has only been off the air since 2006, but according to some buzz from the television world, CBS TV studios is planning one of those pesky, maybe-okay "reimaginings" of the WB series that starred Alyssa Milano, Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, and Rose McGowan. To the rumor mill! » 10/26/13 6:00pm 10/26/13 6:00pm

The Most Ridiculous Mystical Pregnancies in Fiction

The magic pregnancy is a staple science fiction and fantasy fiction. Whether it's the impending birth of a savior, the coming of some form of Antichrist, or some kind of experiment, speculative fiction has been the home of a lot of ridiculous stories of pregnancy and birth. Here are the most absurd ones. » 10/13/13 10:00am 10/13/13 10:00am

The Most Absurd Courtroom Scenes from Science Fiction and Fantasy TV

There's a reason so many science fiction and fantasy shows feature trials. Legal battles can be used as an allegory, or a way to expose important issues. But sometimes, these stories just go off the deep end. Here are the most ridiculous trials from science fiction and fantasy television. » 9/26/13 12:19pm 9/26/13 12:19pm

10 Shocking TV Deaths That Kept You on the Couch for Weeks

We're all still in shock from last Sunday's Game of Thrones. But maybe it'll help our grieving process to remember that we've been here before, and we survived. Plenty of TV series have damaged our psyche with startling character deaths. Here are 10 gut-wrenching deaths from past television shows, and how we coped. » 6/04/13 11:45am 6/04/13 11:45am

Was Charmed a better show about magic than True Blood?

Everybody looks down on Charmed, the stunted Buffy wannabe that featured Shannon Doherty, Rose McGowan and Alyssa Milano as witches. But actually, Charmed handled topics of magic and the responsible use of power better than True Blood has, argues Alyssa Rosenberg over at ThinkProgress. » 9/13/11 11:40am 9/13/11 11:40am

When did magic become elitist?

It used to be that anybody could learn magic, in pop culture as well as folklore. But in recent decades, magical powers have become an inherited trait, which only a few people are born with. What changed? David Liss, author of The Twelfth Enchantment, explores the trend towards elitism in our fantasy stories. » 8/15/11 1:30pm 8/15/11 1:30pm

Video proof that Mark Sheppard is science fiction's ultimate badass

With his recent appearance on Doctor Who, Mark Sheppard cemented his place as science fiction's greatest character actor. But we've been loving Sheppard for years...and we assembled this video of every last one of his scifi roles to prove his awesomeness. » 4/28/11 1:37pm 4/28/11 1:37pm

The most iconic, stylish, and just plain wacky opening credits on…

A good opening credit sequence can be more memorable than the TV program it introduces. Luckily, science fiction shows are rife with sleek, quirky, and flat-out bizarre show intros. Here are over 30 of the best. » 1/24/11 8:40am 1/24/11 8:40am

NBC Discovers Extra Hour In The Day With Midnighters

The declining success of Heroes (and outright failure of Bionic Woman and Knight Rider) isn't enough to deter NBC from pursuing the crimefighting genre; the network is now developing Midnighters, based on the Scott Westerfeld series of novels. » 10/03/09 8:00am 10/03/09 8:00am

The Future Now: Science Fiction Set in 2009

It may be March, but that still counts as the start of the year, right? Let's take a look at what movies, television, and books have predicted for us in the days to come...
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