Which alien civilization would you most like to rule over?

One thing we know about alien civilizations: they sure love having humans (and half humans) in charge. Star Trek's Romulans followed Tasha Yar's daughter and Picard's clone at various times. A few of Doctor Who's companions wound up ruling alien worlds. But which alien civilization would you like to become the leader… » 11/07/13 2:00pm 11/07/13 2:00pm

Exclusive Excerpt from the Gender-Swapped John Carter Novel!

John Carter was a blast — but you might be waiting a long, long time for the next movie in the series, sadly. But you can help fill the gaping hole in your life by reading a new Burroughs-inspired novel, Jane Carver of Waar by Nathan Long. We've got an exclusive excerpt, in which Jane Carver tangles with a big purple… » 5/02/12 6:30am 5/02/12 6:30am

Now this is the trailer Disney should have used to market John Carter

We've poked and prodded at the baffling marketing campaign for Disney's John Carter, which did little to tout the rich history and alien setting behind Andrew Stanton's movie. The team at the John Carter Files goes several steps further, creating a fan-cut trailer that explains just why anyone should care about this… » 3/24/12 2:00pm 3/24/12 2:00pm

Some Random Theories About Why John Carter Flopped

John Carter did about as well as anybody expected this past weekend, pulling in $30.6 million domestically, versus a production budget estimated at around $250 million. (The gloating news reports have tended to mention that once you include marketing, the movie's cost is probably closer to $350 million — even though… » 3/12/12 1:20pm 3/12/12 1:20pm

Michael Chabon's 17-Year Quest to Write a Mars Adventure Movie

John Carter wasn't Michael Chabon's first attempt at writing about nineteenth century heroes having swashbuckling adventures on Mars. Long before he joined up with Andrew Stanton to adapt Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic novels to the screen, Chabon wrote another Martian epic. Discover the saga of The Martian Agent, and… » 2/29/12 2:54pm 2/29/12 2:54pm

Can you trademark a character from a public domain story?

Hold on to your loincloths! Last week, it was announced that Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. is suing Dynamite Entertainment over its Lord of the Jungle and Warlord of Mars comics. ERB Inc., which represents the Burroughs family, accuses Dynamite of violating the trademark for characters like Tarzan and John Carter. And… » 2/27/12 5:00pm 2/27/12 5:00pm

Thark Yeah! 30 John Carter screencaps reveal the secrets of Mars

You've seen the mayhem-filled new trailer for Disney's John Carter — now let's pick it apart and study all the awesome details — such as horrific piles of burning bodies, Martian puppies... and a wedding! » 12/01/11 9:36am 12/01/11 9:36am

New John Carter footage shows off Martian super-leaping and gigantic,…

John Carter director and Pixar stalwart was on hand today to introduce some new sneak peek footage from his upcoming adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Barsoom books about a broken Civil War veteran who becomes Mars's greatest warrior. Spoilers ahead! » 8/20/11 2:40pm 8/20/11 2:40pm

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at…

You've seen the amazing trailer for John Carter — now let's pick apart this alien world, image by image. Stare into the eyes of the green alien beasts from Mars, meet the people of Barsoom and behold the teenaged Edgar Rice Burroughs! » 7/14/11 12:15pm 7/14/11 12:15pm

Everything You Need to Know about Disney's John Carter Movie

Can Wall-E director Andrew Stanton capture the pulpy greatness of Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars, in his first live-action movie? We've been keeping all our appendages crossed. Here's the first inside scoop on Stanton's John Carter movie — including a first ever shot of the alien Tharks! » 7/11/11 8:46am 7/11/11 8:46am