The Secret To Keeping A Universe Fresh? Don't Worry So Much About Canon

A long-running franchise can accumulate a pretty complex and labyrinthine world after it's been around for decades. And that world will include plenty of stuff that's great, plenty that's not-so-great, and a few things that contradict each other. So, what's a sprawling fictional universe to do? » 12/12/14 4:20pm Friday 4:20pm

These Short Science Fiction Stories Will Make You Fear The Holidays

There's a nip in the air, presents are being stockpiled and wrapped, and frosted cookies in the shapes of various plants and animals are making their way onto shelves across the nation. Who doesn't love this time of year? Well, you — as soon as you finish reading these festively terrifying science fiction shorts. » 12/10/14 4:20pm 12/10/14 4:20pm

How Marvel Made Us Forget Just How Dark A Superhero's Life Really Is

Whether you prefer your superheroes consumed with despair (yeah, we see you over there in the shadows, Batman) or you prefer your superheroes a little more cheery (and we see you in the shadows right behind him, Lego Batman), it can be a pretty gloomy life — even if we miss it the first time around. » 12/02/14 4:36pm 12/02/14 4:36pm

That Time A '70s Cult Scifi Movie Got An Oscar (For A Different Movie)

The movie Starcrash, is remembered mostly as a lesson in how not to do space opera. What most people don't remember it as is Oscar-winning. But it was. Except, the award was given seven years after its release and was issued in the name of a different movie. How did it happen? Here's the story. » 11/28/14 4:40pm 11/28/14 4:40pm