10 Best Science Fiction Stories Where Humans Are The Monsters

Humans are capable of immense greatness and largeness of spirit — but we can also be total horrible bastards, sometimes. And science fiction is full of stories where we terrorize and mistreat innocent creatures. Here are the 10 best stories where humans are the villains. » 9/26/13 10:36am 9/26/13 10:36am

What's the most believable alien in science fiction?

We've all seen tons of aliens in movies, television, comics and of course novels. But some of them seem more way more plausible than others. Both physically, in the sense of having evolved on another planet, and in terms of having a culture and society that seem fully realized. What's the most believable alien in… » 7/26/13 2:11pm 7/26/13 2:11pm

Elysium concept art shows how the other half live... in space

Neill Blomkamp's brand new film Elysium uses incredible visuals to give you a concrete sense of the wealthy elite enjoying their lives in space, while everybody else struggles in the slums on Earth. And some newly released concept art gives you a clearer sense than ever of just how this works. Including art by Syd… » 7/09/13 1:45pm 7/09/13 1:45pm

Neill Blomkamp still wants to make that District 9 sequel someday

Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer discuss Justice League. Jamie Foxx explains why his Spider-Man villain sports a comb-over. Chloe Moretz explains how Hit-Girl grows up in Kick-Ass 2. (Hint: more swearing.) Director Noam Murro breaks down the 300 sequel trailer. Plus Denzel Washington is a sci-fi garbageman-turned-hitman. … » 6/13/13 6:00am 6/13/13 6:00am

Elysium's Neill Blomkamp shares the secrets of designing a dystopia

Now that you've seen the first stunning trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Elysium and picked apart the screencaps, you can start to see a few similarites to Blomkamp's first movie, District 9. The politics, the cool gear, and the massive object floating in the sky. We caught up with Blomkamp a while ago, and he told us the… » 4/11/13 5:50pm 4/11/13 5:50pm

Side-by-Side Comparisons Reveal The Magic of Motion Capture

From Beowulf to Avatar, motion capture technology has come a very long way. Did you know Andy Serkis was originally hired as just a voice actor for the role of Gollum? Only to have his performance re-recorded months later, on a mocap stage. Today the little monster from records his expressions on The Hobbit's set,… » 12/05/12 12:41pm 12/05/12 12:41pm

The 10 Most Absurdly Bloody Fight Scenes In Science Fiction Movies

Science fiction movies aren't all about highfalutin spacefaring and benevolent starmen. No, sometimes they're about putting a mutated martial arts master into a dystopian penitentiary's comically unsafe meat grinder. Just in time for the lunch rush, here are ten of our favorite scenes that balance goofiness and gore. » 8/29/12 10:10am 8/29/12 10:10am

District 9 has supercharged African science fiction movies

There's a fascinating roundup in Variety of all the African science fiction films in development now, and the success of 2009's District 9 apparently has a lot to do with it. » 1/07/12 3:30pm 1/07/12 3:30pm

2011: The Year Television Owns Comic-Con

When Doctor Who descended on San Diego Comic-Con in 2009, the British time-travelling juggernaut brought along megastar David Tennant and producer Russell T. Davies. But Comic-Con still stuck the Doctor in Ballroom 20, the smaller hall where television shows go. » 7/06/11 12:00pm 7/06/11 12:00pm