Career in Creatures: A Stan Winston Art Retrospective

Click to viewWith the sad news earlier this week that special effects master Stan Winston had died, Hollywood lost one of its master creature-makers. Though Winston's studio did do some digital effects, Winston may have been one of the last great artists of the animatronic. With the help of a huge group of artists,… » 6/19/08 7:00am 6/19/08 7:00am

Alec Baldwin Has The Most Commercial Scifi Concept Ever

Alec Baldwin has an idea for the most perfect science fiction show ever: a cross between Falcon Crest, Star Trek and Girls Gone Wild. Alec's show will be called Interplanetary Pie, or The Last Tango On Saturn, he tells the Hollywood Reporter. It's a sex-driven, family drama. Oh Alec you know the way to our hearts,… » 5/13/08 10:23am 5/13/08 10:23am

What If Every Single Joel Silver Movie Took Place In The Same Universe?

Some movie producers are as identifiable as directors — just think of Jerry Bruckheimer and his splodey-boom school of film-making — and their oeuvre forms a coherent statement. One producer who doesn't get the props he deserves is Joel Silver, who's produced everything from the cheese-plattery Xanadu to the paranoiac » 4/22/08 4:34pm 4/22/08 4:34pm

Five Reasons to Watch Movies that Hurt You, Haunt You, and Make You…

Welcome back to Horrorhead, a column where we explore the intersection of horror and scifi. I wasn't born a horror movie fan, I made myself one through years of careful practice and studious watching. Everybody has an origin story, and mine begins with the pulsing, gooey strands of sludge that enveloped and destroyed… » 4/16/08 11:19am 4/16/08 11:19am

Why Battlestar Galactica is the Best Political Drama on TV

This exclusive new preview clip for Battlestar Galactica season 4 reminds us why the science fiction series' violent moral ambiguity has made it the most compelling political drama on TV. Sure the show is about humans fleeing for their lives from cyborgs in space, but it has a realistic, ripped-from-the-headlines… » 3/19/08 2:15pm 3/19/08 2:15pm