This Week's TV: A Disturbingly Sexy French Comic Book Comes To TV!

An anthology series based on tales from France's Heavy Metal comics anthology hits out TV sets tonight—and so does the final season of Warehouse 13. Plus, Orphan Black is back this week with new secrets and new clones, and we see the debut of a new show about the history of science fiction. Check out all the details… » 4/14/14 9:00am Monday 9:00am

In Cosmos, The Only Thing More Important Than Evidence Is Imagination

The universe, they say, isn't just stranger than we imagine. It's stranger than we can imagine. After three episodes focused on matters solar and mundane, from the evolution of life to the orbital dynamics of comets in our little flat circle of spacetime, episode four tackles the limits of cosmic reality far beyond… » 3/31/14 9:20am 3/31/14 9:20am

Don't Tell Me How to Be Inspired

This is a rant. It's a rant because, sometimes, you've heard something just one too many times. And sometimes, things link together in my head. I had a conversation with a friend the other day. He was shaking his head over a girl he was seeing. She called herself a fantasy fan...but she had never read Joseph Campbell!… » 3/23/14 10:15am 3/23/14 10:15am

These Amazing Science Books Deserve To Become Documentaries

Thanks to Cosmos, astronomy has a great series to communicate the wonder of space to the public. But what about the other sciences? How can we get a new generation hooked on science in general? Here are some brilliant nonfiction books about science, that absolutely must become documentaries or TV series. » 3/19/14 11:24am 3/19/14 11:24am

Oklahoma news channel "accidentally" cuts Cosmos' mention of evolution

There's not been a lot of discussion of evolution in Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos so far, and yet a very slight reference to it was so upsetting to Fox's Oklahoma City affiliate that they just "happened" to run a promo for the nightly news over the show's sole mention it, as you can see in the above video. » 3/13/14 9:20am 3/13/14 9:20am

This Week's TV: Will Believe bring Alfonso Cuarón's movie magic to TV?

The Gravity and Children of Men director brings is tale of a superpowered girl to television—will Believe reaffirm our faith in Cuarón or leave us with doubts? Plus, From Dusk Till Dawn is reborn as a TV series, Lady Sif teams up with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Cosmos takes us through the wonders of evolution. Check… » 3/10/14 9:00am 3/10/14 9:00am

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why the new Cosmos matters so much

This Sunday, March 9th, what is arguably the most important science show of all time returns to TV as Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts an all-new, updated version of Carl Sagan's Cosmos. We caught up with Neil DeGrasse Tyson on his whirlwind tour of the universe to discuss the what the show is and isn't, explaining why… » 3/03/14 8:00am 3/03/14 8:00am

What's Ian McKellen's secret in X-Men? Plus we have a new Constantine!

Producer Gale Anne Hurd reveals something that will last beyond this season into next on The Walking Dead. Check out a Hunger Games set photo and a Game of Thrones behind-the-scenes video — and does a Legend of Korra promo what we think it shows? Plus, new looks at Arrow, Person of Interest, and Being Human! Spoilers… » 2/24/14 6:00am 2/24/14 6:00am

Here's a 1976 letter from Neil deGrasse Tyson to Carl Sagan

When Neil deGrasse Tyson was applying to colleges, Carl Sagan went out of his way to make the budding astrophysicist feel especially at home at Cornell University, where he taught. Tyson would ultimately attend Harvard, but not before writing this letter to Sagan explaining his decision. » 1/31/14 6:20am 1/31/14 6:20am