The Greatest Spies In Pop Culture, Ranked

If you believe fiction, spies are everywhere. You cannot turn around without bumping into someone in a wig, armed with a gun masquerading as a tasteful pair of earrings, and carrying secret plans in microdot form. There are so many, we decided to rank them. » 2/12/15 12:10pm 2/12/15 12:10pm

Odo's Half-Removed Face Is Creepier Than Anything He Did on Star Trek

Rene Auberjonois was kind enough to ruin all of our weekends by sharing this photo on Twitter. No Changeling was ever as scary as this. » 9/22/14 1:30am 9/22/14 1:30am

A Fascinating Timepiece, Engineered to Look Like Deep Space Nine

It's a breathtaking, intricate clock. And it's a sculpture of Star Trek's most famous space station. Called the "Starfleet Machine," this gorgeous item was created by famous Swiss watch designer L'Epée, with microengineering from the lab MB&F. » 3/31/14 8:45pm 3/31/14 8:45pm

What do Istanbul and Deep Space Nine have in common?

Well, I'll tell you. Istanbul and Deep Space Nine have two things in common: 1) they both have alternate names — in Istanbul's case, it used to be called Constantinople, while in Deep Space Nine's case, it originally happened to be called Terok Nor — and 2) they both have songs about these name changes, the first… » 1/02/13 10:35am 1/02/13 10:35am

The Golden Gate Bridge: Who destroyed it best?

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge has suffered all manner of damage and destruction in television and on film. But out of all the earthquakes, sea monsters, and alien attacks, who caused the bridge its most impressive destruction? » 9/02/12 7:00am 9/02/12 7:00am

Ron Moore's "Harry Potter for grown-ups" show is getting off the ground

Are you ready for Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore to go full-on magical? NBC has ordered a pilot for Moore's Precinct 17, an ensemble police drama set in a world ruled by magic instead of science, in the town of Excelsior. » 1/20/11 8:30am 1/20/11 8:30am

Why Jeffrey Combs is our ultimate avatar of sexy weirdness

You're already a fan of Jeffrey Combs. Maybe you've seen him play a slew of all-too-human aliens on Star Trek, maybe you've watched him go too far in Re-Animator. But we bet you haven't seen all his great genre roles. » 10/05/10 5:30pm 10/05/10 5:30pm

How to get into 20 classic science fiction shows: The ultimate guide

Even if you're a massive science fiction fan, there are probably still some great shows you've yet to discover. But for massively long-running shows, where to begin? Here's our guide to how to start watching twenty classic science fiction shows. » 9/03/10 4:00pm 9/03/10 4:00pm

The top 20 essential science fiction TV shows

Science fiction has ruled television for over 50 years, but some shows have brightened our screens and supercharged our brains more than others. Here are the 20 science fiction shows that everybody interested in the genre should see. » 8/26/10 12:49pm 8/26/10 12:49pm

Top 10 craftiest smugglers from science fiction

If there's one thing space tyrants hate, it's a clever smuggler. When it comes to sticking it to the spaceman smugglers are the secret heroes of space opera. Here are the 10 greatest (and most dashing) science fiction smugglers. » 8/12/10 3:52pm 8/12/10 3:52pm

The Gates has become damned good television

We wrote off The Gates after we saw the bland first episode. But ABC's new horror-soap opera has been getting better and better, and last night's episode was almost inhumanly entertaining. Spoilers ahead... » 8/09/10 5:30pm 8/09/10 5:30pm

Warehouse 13 elevates nerd candy to the level of greatness

Tuesday night's episode of Warehouse 13 was probably the first time many people saw Syfy's agents-and-weird-objects show, thanks to a Eureka crossover. And it was a great introduction, showing how nerd candy can become something truly awesome. Spoilers ahead! » 8/05/10 4:30pm 8/05/10 4:30pm

Does Lost Have The Biggest Ensemble Cast Of All Time?

When Lost returns next month, you'll be seeing lots of familiar faces turning up... including a few you might have forgotten. But does Lost have the biggest cast of recurring characters of any science-fiction show? The answer might surprise you. » 1/12/10 4:37pm 1/12/10 4:37pm

Top 10 Star Trek-Related Top 10 Lists

With Star Trek coming out on Thursday, everybody on the internet is publishing top-ten lists about Trek. Here are our ten favorites, including villains, technobabble, babes and fight scenes. » 5/04/09 2:08pm 5/04/09 2:08pm

THIS Is How You Do A Science Fiction Show About Religion

One of my big worries for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles » 11/04/08 2:30pm 11/04/08 2:30pm has been the tendency to dip too far into religious allegory. But last night's episode, "Brothers of Nablus?" Totally converted me. I'm now a zealot for the Bible stories in the universe, thanks to Cameron's Old-Testament bloodthirstiness and the…

Star Trek Con Gives Vegas Reason To Exist

If you're already bored with all this talk of Comic-Con, it's worth remembering that there are other conventions around the corner... like, for example, the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas. Sure, it may not have JJ Abrams popping by to talk about his new TV show and that little franchise reboot movie he's… » 7/22/08 7:30am 7/22/08 7:30am

How Battlestar Copied (And Improved On) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Tonight's the last episode of Battlestar Galactica until the "first quarter of 2009" (which could mean March!), but don't go into withdrawal symptoms yet. There's an obscure 1990s show called Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which is currently in heavy rotation on Spike. It shares a lot of the same ideas and themes as BSG » 6/13/08 5:21pm 6/13/08 5:21pm

21 Ways To Eradicate Campiness From Science Fiction

Click to viewEver since the first cheesy monster or goofy robot leered out from the cover of a pulpy magazine, science fiction has struggled to shake off a certain tinge of campiness. No matter how hard creators may try to tell cool stories, that slightly ironic silliness is always lurking just outside the frame. And… » 5/05/08 4:00pm 5/05/08 4:00pm

What's The Most Overrated Classic Scifi TV Show?

We've all had the experience of looking back at a movie or TV show that rocked our worlds a few decades ago, and going, "Oh." Suddenly, the awesome classic of the 1970s or 1980s looks kind of cheesy and silly. The robot pets, the speechifying, the Klingons in cowboy hats. You expect the special effects not to be that… » 4/07/08 1:14pm 4/07/08 1:14pm

Do Real-World Politics Affect Star Trek's Prime Directive?

The cardinal rule in the Star Trek universe is the Prime Directive, which forbids the super-advanced Federation from interfering with the development of less-advanced cultures. Of course every crew breaks it regularly, but some crews have broken it more than others. Since Star Trek often tries to make reference to… » 3/28/08 11:12am 3/28/08 11:12am