The Day of the Triffids remake actually sounds kind of great

The 1962 "so bad it's great" The Day of the Triffids movie is getting a remake that kind of sounds rather awesome. Mainly due to the people the studio just hired to remake the gigantic, deadly plant movie. » 1/24/14 7:30am 1/24/14 7:30am

Does a new Walking Dead photo spell disaster for one major character?

The Day of the Triffids and Assassin's Creed movies both get directors. Simon Kinberg explains how Star Wars: Rebels will show the evils of the Empire on a children's show. And Pan gets a Hook! Carrie Fisher wants to resurrect part of Princess Leia's classic look. Check out a new poster for Hunger Games: Mockingjay » 1/24/14 6:00am 1/24/14 6:00am

What classic Star Wars role is Simon Pegg playing? Plus what's next for

Director Andrew Stanton talks more about creating the world of John Carter. Simon Pegg joins The Clone Wars. Sam Raimi finds a writer for his Day of the Triffids movie. Plus Matt Smith addresses the latest big Doctor Who rumor! » 3/01/12 6:00am 3/01/12 6:00am

Worst television versions of science fiction and fantasy books

The Walking Dead carried all our dreams on its undead shoulders. We're all hoping HBO's Game of Thrones will also rule. But sadly, television has an even worse record of adapting books than movies. Here are 10 book-to-television embarrassments. » 11/01/10 3:34pm 11/01/10 3:34pm

Sam Raimi directing a Day of the Triffids remake?

A new Day of the Triffids movie sounds like a dreadful idea — unless it's true that Sam Raimi is directing. Raimi and Mandate Pictures paid seven figures for the film rights, so it sounds like he's serious about this. » 10/21/10 1:00pm 10/21/10 1:00pm

We Can Handle Man-Eating Plants. But Evil Nuns?

The BBC's three-hour remake of Day Of The Triffids ended the other day, and we're still stuck with mixed feelings. The Triffids themselves are great, but a lot of the other stuff could have been mulched. » 1/01/10 3:04pm 1/01/10 3:04pm

The New Triffids: Surprisingly Scary, But Not Horrifying Enough

It strikes from the darkness, purple leaves flaring as it launches its deadly stinger at your head... the new CG Triffids are definitely scarier than the old foam-rubber versions. But how does the BBC's Triffids remake stack up otherwise? » 12/29/09 5:36pm 12/29/09 5:36pm

Discover Lost's Secret Baddie And Donna's Final Fate On Doctor Who

Discover Lost's new archvillain, who may be someone you already know. Also, this weekend's Doctor Who may not end the way you're expecting. James Cameron talks Avatar 2. Plus Wolfman, Imaginarium, Fringe, Chuck and Day Of The Triffids spoilers! » 12/28/09 6:00am 12/28/09 6:00am

What To Watch When Television Lets You Down

Bored and sick of the lack of good SF television right now? Don't worry! YouTube wants to take care of you, with many classic - and not so classic - SF shows available right now for your viewing pleasure. » 12/27/09 3:00pm 12/27/09 3:00pm

The Inside Scoop On Doctor Who, Lost, Jonah Hex, Elm Street And Harry…

Did spoilers force Lost to do some reshoots? Also, there's an early review of Doctor Who's "End Of Time," and pics from Day Of The Triffids. Plus Jonah Hex/Nightmare On Elm St. reshoots. And Parnassus, Fringe, Chuck and Flashforward spoilers! » 12/10/09 6:00am 12/10/09 6:00am

Tasty Foods That Would Rather Eat You for Dinner

Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US, a time when families gather around the table and chow down on tasty treats. But, when it comes to being eaten, some foods are less agreeable than others; some would rather eat you. » 11/24/09 12:00pm 11/24/09 12:00pm

A History of 16 Science Fiction Classics, Told In Book Covers

A single book can inspire a wide range of covers, and sometimes those covers can be works of art themselves. We look at some classic science fiction novels and the various covers they've worn throughout the years. » 11/17/09 2:30pm 11/17/09 2:30pm

Are the Triffids A Uniquely British Monster?

James Bradley, author of The Deep Field, has just written a fascinating essay about Day of the Triffids. He calls the monster-plant novel a Darwinian end-of-the-world scenario, and then points out how it's very different from an American apocalypse story. » 9/03/09 5:34pm 9/03/09 5:34pm

Number 2 Has Got Number 6 All Bottled Up, In New Prisoner Poster

I'm officially excited by the new posters for AMC's The Prisoner remake and the BBC's new Day Of The Triffids. Especially since Triffids includes a gun-toting Eddie Izzard. (See below.) » 3/31/09 2:42pm 3/31/09 2:42pm

New Day Of The Triffids Has Best Cast List Ever

The BBC's new version of 1950s "Killer-Plants-From-Outer-Space" drama The Day Of The Triffids has just rocketed to the top of my personal must-see list. The reason? A cast that includes Eddie Izzard and Jason Priestly. » 2/12/09 6:30am 2/12/09 6:30am

Alternative Fuel Crops Will Kill You

A remake of British flick Day of the Triffids » 11/28/08 10:00am 11/28/08 10:00am promises to restore the monster plant genre to its rightful place after the upset of . The new Triffids, a 3-hour BBC miniseries, has a few interesting twists on the original book, as well as the early-1980s BBC version of the tale about a meteor shower that blinds nearly…

How to Destroy an Evil Plant Monster

Plant monsters are making a comeback, with The Ruins giving us an ancient Mayan plant thing in theaters and M. Night Shyamalan about to try our patience again with his forthcoming plant toxin movie The Happening. But there's a long history of evil plants on film, which seemingly has been forgotten in these new… » 4/09/08 10:42am 4/09/08 10:42am

Blind People Are Super Scary In "Triffids"

The creepiest moment in the 1981 BBC miniseries of Day of the Triffids has nothing to do with rubber monsters. Instead it involves a huge crowd of desperate blind people. Almost everybody in the world has gone blind thanks to some trippy lights, and our still-sighted hero gets caught in a huge crush of people trying… » 1/18/08 11:55am 1/18/08 11:55am