Please don't try to turn the Star Trek movies into Deep Space 9

One of the things that surprised many viewers of Star Trek Into Darkness is that the film portrayed a less than virtuous Starfleet, something some folks have likened to the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. But Deep Space Nine's portrayal of Starfleet reflects that series' role in the larger Star Trek universe and… » 9/15/13 1:00pm 9/15/13 1:00pm

What's the worst Star Trek episode of all time?

With over 700 episodes, Star Trek offers enough raw television to saturate your brain for months. Including some of the greatest moments in television history... and some of the worst. But what's the absolute WORST Star Trek episode ever made? » 6/19/13 2:40pm 6/19/13 2:40pm

Star Trek: DS9 played the most dangerously idiotic game in the galaxy

Star Trek: Deep Space 9 is beloved among Trek fans, and rightly so. That still doesn’t mean its didn’t have a few piles of crap amongst its many good episode, and there’s not a bigger crap-pile than the reviled first season episode “Move Along Home.” Roll the dice and discover the worst game in the entire universe. » 4/26/13 8:40am 4/26/13 8:40am

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was literally darker than TNG

Deep Space Nine wasn't just a darker version of Star Trek in a metaphorical sense — it was also lit very differently. The Trek Companion podcast has an exclusive interview with Kris Krosskove, who was camera operator and often director of photography on both TNG and DS9. And there's a full transcript at TrekWeb. » 11/12/12 4:49pm 11/12/12 4:49pm

10 Sexiest Evil Twins of All Time

Fringe keeps proving over and over that everybody's sexier when they come from a dark, dystopian alternate universe. But it's basically a law of science fiction that the evil twin is always the sexier one. » 2/09/12 10:42am 2/09/12 10:42am

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

Top 10 sexiest evil twins of all time!

Fringe's season premiere proved, once and for all, that both Walter and Olivia are sexier in the alt-universe. But it's often true that evil duplicates are sexier than the originals. Because evil is sexy. Here are the 10 sexiest dopplegangers! » 9/27/10 3:37pm 9/27/10 3:37pm

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

Star Trek's Absolute Worst Holodeck Adventures

Star Trek used to be exploring strange new worlds, but at some point it turned into a never-ending parade of terrible holographic trifles. Here are the ten absolute worst. » 6/05/09 12:55pm 6/05/09 12:55pm

What's Up, Doc? (Twenty of the Best Physicians in Science Fiction)

Some of these upstanding members of the medical profession are the epitome of the Hippocratic oath, while others have found less ... traditional... methods of drawing blood.
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