15 TV Shows That Reinvented Science Fiction In The Past Decade

The conventional wisdom says that the past 10 years have been a bad time for science fiction on television. Fantasy has been on the upswing. Space opera all but disappeared. Science fiction shows get canceled all the time. But a ton of great science fiction has been created since 2005. Here are 15 shows that changed… »6/29/15 1:30pm6/29/15 1:30pm


10 Most Brilliant Con Artists In Science Fiction And Fantasy

Great cons belong to that special category — along with heists — of things that are very fun in fiction but not something you want happening to you. And con artists in fiction are usually charming, smart, and have an abhorrence of violence. Here are the 10 greatest con artists in science fiction and fantasy »5/25/15 12:00pm5/25/15 12:00pm

Which New Show Will Rock Your TV Set? First Impressions on 5 Pilots!

Soon, a dozen new TV shows will court your eyeballs. They'll present their fancy concepts, like "What if the whole population of the world was 100 horny teenagers?" And they'll trot out their beautiful, talented stars. But which show deserves your love? We watched five brand new pilots, and here are our impressions. »7/18/13 3:38pm7/18/13 3:38pm

12 Great Science Fiction Actors Who Don't Get Enough Props

Science fiction is an actor's dream. The genre has created some breakout stars, like Harrison Ford, but it's also turned scores of working actors into beloved fan-favorites, who work the convention circuit. But here are 12 great science fiction actors who swing for the fences, and just don't get the appreciation they… »5/17/13 1:31pm5/17/13 1:31pm

Dear God What Have We Done: Kickstarter could help fund a Chuck movie next

Yesterday we the people swiftly crowdfunded a Veronica Mars movie. Whether you're for or against the massive fan funding, one thing is certain: the success of Rob Thomas' Kickstarter is certainly going to inspire plenty of canned TV shows to try to convince their fans to pay out for a second coming. Including Chuck. »3/14/13 5:25pm3/14/13 5:25pm

A Third Attempt to Turn Scott Westerfeld's Midnighters Trilogy Into a TV Show

Scott Westerfeld's YA trilogy about kids born at midnight who can walk around during the 25th hour of the day, when the rest of the world is still, is once again being developed as a possible TV series. This time around, it's the creators of Chuck, Chris Fedak and Josh Schwartz, and they're trying to pitch Midnighters »10/15/12 7:44pm10/15/12 7:44pm

Star Trek is where your favorite creators went to grad school

It's been seven years since Star Trek went off television, but the Star Trek alumni still own your television screens. If there's a television show rocking your world or challenging your preconceptions, chances are there's a former Trek producer in the mix somewhere. Or someone who learned from a Trek producer. »4/26/12 12:43pm4/26/12 12:43pm

This Week's TV: The Best Pilot We've Seen in Years. Plus the Most Insane Syfy Movie Ever, Starring Mark Sheppard!

The Walking Dead comes back this week, and the show's creators are promising the fast-paced action you've been craving. But that's not all television has in store for you — there's also the series premiere of The River, a unique horror series from the creator of Paranormal Activity. Find out why we thought The River's… »2/06/12 12:00pm2/06/12 12:00pm

This Week's TV: The Return of Supernatural and 6 Other Shows

All your favorite TV shows are back this week — including a new Supernatural, in which Aunt Jenna from The Vampire Diaries is getting knocked up. And you might (or might not) be surprised to see who's the father. Also, a whole new pair of alternate selves meet up on Fringe, and Obi-Wan finds himself in strange… »1/30/12 12:00pm1/30/12 12:00pm

This Week's TV: Could Kiefer Sutherland's new show look any more ridiculous?

This week on television, Kiefer Sutherland returns to the network that gave him 24. Plus another new TV show debuts, in which video games invade the real world! And Chuck finally races to its conclusion after five years of spy craziness. Plus Brad Dourif is threatening to destroy Miami with a super-volcano! »1/23/12 12:22pm1/23/12 12:22pm