Great Opening Sentences From Science Fiction Novels

You can tell a lot about a science fiction book from its first sentence. A truly great first sentence establishes a tone, sticks in your mind, and serves as a little otherworldly koan, confounding your expectations. And maybe freaking your shit a little. Here are our favorite science fiction opening sentences of all… » 11/11/14 12:24pm 11/11/14 12:24pm

Which Character Is A Hero To Us, But A War Criminal To The Other Side?

Sometimes, one culture's hero is another culture's villain — especially if they were on opposite sides of a conflict. Everybody always says that the winners write history, but often both sides have different versions. So which character is either a savior or a butcher, depending on whom you ask? » 8/20/14 3:30pm 8/20/14 3:30pm

12 Sequels That Completely Change How You View The Original Story

Most of the time, sequels are at best entertaining, and at worst an affront to the memory of the original. But once in a great while, a sequel comes along that makes you rethink everything you thought you knew about the original story. Here are 12 sequels that pull back and show you the bigger picture. » 7/31/14 10:00am 7/31/14 10:00am

​Holmes and Watson hit a gay bar in the Sherlock s3 you didn't see

If you watched the third season of Sherlock on PBS, you haven't seen the whole thing. The channel makes edits some for time, some for content, and some to keep people from seeing Sherlock and John enter a gay bar during his bachelor party pub crawl. Luckily, the unedited Sherlock arrives in America tomorrow! » 2/10/14 6:00pm 2/10/14 6:00pm

Ender's Game concept art shows off the movie's amazing creature design

Behold the majesty of the Formics! We've got an exclusive look at the making of Ender's Game, and it shows the film's exceptional creature design like never before. Check out this behind-the-scenes look of the creation of the bug-like aliens including concept art, maquette glimpses and explanations from the creators. » 2/05/14 7:00pm 2/05/14 7:00pm

Will J.J. Abrams' Star Wars take its story cues from a fan petition?

There's already speculation about what direction an Ender's Game sequel might go in. The BBC has released details and a run time for the 50th anniversary Doctor Who special. Plus, an answer to the most important question: Will Ichabod ever wear modern clothes on Sleepy Hollow? Spoilers ahead!
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Ender's Game is thrilling, but not heart-breaking

If you've always dreamed of seeing the Battle Room on the big screen or want to see an actor who perfectly embodies Ender Wiggin's strategic brilliance, then the film adaptation of Ender's Game has a lot to offer. But in its haste to hurry us to its moral about compassion in times of war, the film glosses over the war… » 11/01/13 9:00am 11/01/13 9:00am

Bryan Singer breaks down everything in the Days of Future Past trailer!

Both Netflix and Amazon have commissioned science fiction series about eight people who are mysteriously connected, so find out what J. Michael Straczynski and Chris Carter have to say about their respective projects. And we may be seeing a new Addams Family from the writer of The Corpse Bride! Spoilers now! » 11/01/13 6:00am 11/01/13 6:00am

Is Harrison Ford holding Han Solo hostage in exchange for Indy 5?

Director Gavin Hood explains why he sent the stars of Ender's Game to Space Camp. A ton of Christopher Eccleston material was left on Thor 2's cutting room floor. And Sigourney Weaver takes on another sci-fi role in Niell Blomkamp's Chappie. Plus, new X-Men photos featuring Peter Dinklage's awesome 70s 'stache. » 10/29/13 6:00am 10/29/13 6:00am