A Mind-Blowing Explanation Of Existentialism In The Terminator Films

It's no accident that Sarah Connor's famous dictum that there is "No fate but what we make" closely resembles Jean-Paul Sartre's first principle of existentialism, that "Man is nothing else but that which he makes of himself." As philosophy grad student Ro Smith explains in the above video (and accompanying essay),… » 12/15/14 5:30pm Monday 5:30pm

In Elysium, Two People's Love Lasts Forever... But The Details Are Gone

Is love universal, or are there different types of love depending on the sort of people involved? Is brother-sister love different than mother-daughter love, or romantic love? Those are the sort of questions that come up in Jennifer Marie Brissett's ambitious new novel Elysium. Minor spoilers ahead... » 12/15/14 4:00pm Monday 4:00pm

Tonight's Person Of Interest Is A "Bloody, Messy" Game-Changer For Shaw

Sarah Shahi's nervy, ruthless performance as Shaw has been one of the greatest reasons to watch Person of Interest for the past couple of years. And with tonight's episode, she's going to be in her stickiest situation yet. We talked to Shahi on the phone, and she told us about Shaw's biggest upcoming showdown. » 11/11/14 10:51am 11/11/14 10:51am

Dystopia, USA: A Chilling Clip From Person Of Interest's Season Opener

Person of Interest season three ended with one hell of a cliffhanger: the whole country plunged into an Orwellian dystopia by a ruthless artificial intelligence. Where can we possibly go from there? Check out an exclusive clip from tomorrow night's season opener which shows how dark things can get. » 9/22/14 7:40am 9/22/14 7:40am

10 Weird TV Show Ideas That The Networks Keep Trying Over And Over

Just like with movies, you sometimes see a few television shows about the same idea come down the pike. Recently, we had two "supernatural child" shows (Touch and Believe), and a handful of supernatural medical shows. But here are 10 TV show ideas that keep coming back again and again. » 9/12/14 10:06am 9/12/14 10:06am

In BitTorrent's TV Show, People In The Dystopian Future Use BitTorrent

Even as Netflix, Yahoo and YouTube are creating original science fiction series, BitTorrent is trying a new model: crowdfunding a futuristic miniseries by asking 250,000 people to pay $9.95 each. Children of the Machine takes place in a future dystopia, where people still use BitTorrent. » 7/16/14 1:20pm 7/16/14 1:20pm

Must Watch: Cyberpunk Short Film About An Addictive Drug Called Mech

It's well worth checking out this five-minute short film, Mech: Human Trials. Not only has it been picked up to become a full-length movie (something there's plenty of scope for), but it's also packing enough excitement and cool ideas into five minutes to keep you rewatching and rewinding. » 6/04/14 5:30pm 6/04/14 5:30pm

The Weirdest And Silliest Virtual Reality Sex Scenes Of All Time [NSFW]

The moment we get immersive virtual reality, you know what people are going to use it for: the same thing we've used every other new technology for. And as long as movies have depicted virtual environments, there have been ridiculous VR sex scenes. Here are the most bizarre and hilarious VR hookups of all time. » 5/30/14 1:00pm 5/30/14 1:00pm

Amy Acker Tells Us About The Evolution Of Root On Person Of Interest

Person of Interest has been dealing with some heavy themes lately — determinism, artificial intelligence, surveillance, posthumanity — and the hacker known as Root has been at the center of all of them. We talked to Amy Acker, who plays Root, and she told us what to expect from Root's continuing evolution. » 3/20/14 11:56am 3/20/14 11:56am