Great Trainwrecks of Science Fiction: Movies Where the Director Was…

Everybody knows that the movies can be a messy business — oftentimes, what reaches the big screen is the result of a process akin to sticking your fingers in a Cuisinart. And sometimes the original director of a project gets dropped just before filming starts — as happened with The Wolfman. Or sometimes the director… » 12/16/11 3:40pm 12/16/11 3:40pm

Bad Movie Physics: A Report Card

Space epics almost always play fast and loose with science, treating the laws of physics like suggestions. But some movies dismember Newton and Einstein with way more gusto than others. Here's our report card for bad science in 18 movies. » 12/28/10 12:30pm 12/28/10 12:30pm

By the way, we left out because there's so much of it, even if you just…

Back To The Future's Not The Only Movie That Went Back To The Drawing…

A few weeks ago, Fringe reminded us Back To The Future originally starred Eric Stoltz, before the movie started over with Michael J. Fox. But plenty of other SF/fantasy movies filmed a bunch of scenes, then started over from scratch. » 4/23/10 1:30pm 4/23/10 1:30pm

Dennis Quaid On Pandorum, And The Other Enemy Mine

Dennis Quaid has starred in many of our favorite science fiction movies, so we're excited that he's back in deep space with the horror movie Pandorum. He told us about Pandorum's disorientation... and the Enemy Mine you never saw. Spoilers! » 9/21/09 4:00pm 9/21/09 4:00pm

In The Year 2727, Some Messed Up Shit Happened!

Perhaps my favorite kind of opening voiceover is the kind where the narrator starts out by intoning, "In the year 2027, we realized we had gone out of the house without any lower garments, and the Earth was reduced to rubble as a result. The survivors lived in caves, eating scraps of jerky. Until one day, a new hope… » 6/12/09 12:00pm 6/12/09 12:00pm