Where In the Universe Is Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VII?

We've got another confirmed actor in Star Wars and some conflicting rumors about the timeline. See the new Batmobile in action. Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover team up for a new thriller. Plus tons of hints for Once Upon a Time, Agents of SHIELD, Doctor Who, Arrow and more. Spoilers ahead... » 9/15/14 6:00am 9/15/14 6:00am

Extraterrestrial Trailer Promises The Return Of Alien Horror

After slogging through one disappointing alien horror film after the other, here's hoping that Extraterrestrial will be different—and actually be scary. Check out the first trailer and let us know: did it give you chills? » 9/10/14 2:48pm 9/10/14 2:48pm

Do We Already Know The Secret Bat-Villain In Batman Vs. Superman?

Check out a ton of behind-the-scenes "B-roll" footage from X-Men: Days of Future Past. Whether Pacific Rim 2 happens depends on the right story being written. And Dylan Bruce talks about what's next for Paul and Rachel on Orphan Black. Spoilers now! » 5/20/14 6:00am 5/20/14 6:00am

The First Reactions to Man of Steel Footage. Plus a New Iron Man 3

Could The Avengers bring Justice League back from the dead? A Chronicle star will bully Chloe Moretz's new Carrie. A new video highlights the legendary Rick Baker's alien creations in Men in Black 3. Plus a new Doctor Who mini-episode! » 5/17/12 6:00am 5/17/12 6:00am

Which Underdog Movie Could Be This Summer's Sleeper Hit?

Every summer, there's at least one smaller movie that breaks out of the pack. A film that's not based on a huge comic book or toy franchise, with a budget under $100 million. Even though summer is supposed to belong to the big superhero and toy movies, there's always at least one upstart that surprises everybody. A … » 5/04/12 1:40pm 5/04/12 1:40pm

33 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies that Could Rock Your Summer

This year's summer movies just won't let up. There's Joss Whedon's Avengers, Chris Nolan's third Batman film, and Ridley Scott's long-awaited return to space horror. Plus maybe a dozen other movies that look like they could be totally fantastic. Here's our complete list of 32 movies coming out between now and… » 4/23/12 2:13pm 4/23/12 2:13pm

Watch the first trailer for the Timecrimes director's new alien…

Check out the brand new trailer for the alien invasion movie from Nacho Vigalondo (better known for his time-bendy movie Timecrimes.) It features a crashing hangover, the aftermath of a one-night stand... and aliens attacking in four-mile-wide spaceships. » 9/09/11 11:55am 9/09/11 11:55am

The physics of crop circles are deeply weird...and entirely human

There's no reason to think that crop circles are the work of aliens - particularly when human pranksters have already admitted to making them - but they're still mysterious... not to mention a fascinating junction point between physics and art. » 8/01/11 3:49pm 8/01/11 3:49pm

NASA caught Photoshopping an image of Saturn's moons. What were they…

A conspiracy theorist noticed that an image in NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day had noticeable Photoshop brushstrokes in it, when you turned up the contrast. Is there a mysterious object hiding near Saturn's moons? » 10/09/10 1:20pm 10/09/10 1:20pm

First posters for Nacho Vigalondo's new science fiction romantic comedy!

Nacho Vigalondo blew our minds with his low-budget time travel film Timecrimes. And now he's back, with a science fiction romcom called Extraterrestrial. If it's as clever as the first two posters, then we can't wait to see it. » 9/20/10 3:02pm 9/20/10 3:02pm

If Aliens Have Built Dyson Spheres Or Ringworlds Nearby, How Would We…

The old approach to finding alien life, looking for radio signals, may be played out. New approaches are getting a lot more public attention, judging from a new Economist article and Paul Davies' new book, The Eerie Silence. » 4/26/10 1:30pm 4/26/10 1:30pm

US Armed Forces Listened for Messages from Mars

In 1924, Earth saw its closest Mars opposition in over a century, and some thought our Martian neighbors might use the event to attempt contact. So for one night, US Naval and Army stations scanned the skies for extraterrestrial transmissions. » 11/08/09 3:00pm 11/08/09 3:00pm

Sugar Molecule Could Point the Way to Alien Life

Astronomers have made a sweet discovery in their search for life on other planets. A team at University College London has detected a sugar molecule that has long been associated with the origin of life in a potentially-habitable region of the galaxy. This could increase our chances of finding distant planets with… » 11/26/08 12:00pm 11/26/08 12:00pm

Obama Isn’t the Only Candidate with Alien Ties

This week, we learned the shocking truth about Barack Obama: that he is the last son of Krypton, sent by Jor-El to save the people of Earth. While it’s unusual for a presidential candidate to claim an alien planet as their place of birth (after all, it might disqualify them from the race), Obama certainly wouldn’t be… » 10/18/08 1:00pm 10/18/08 1:00pm

Declassified Government Documents Reveal the Truth About UFOs

As any viewer of Fringe » 10/14/08 8:40am 10/14/08 8:40am or will tell you, the governments of the world know more about UFOs and alien life than they’re letting on. The party line may be that UFO sightings are mere misunderstandings and close encounters a fantasy, but not every government official agrees. We’ve rifled through tons of declassified…

Bebo Sends Friend Request to Alien Planet

Social networking has gone interstellar. Yesterday, friend-connecting network Bebo beamed a message at Gliese 581c, a terrestrial “super-Earth” that might be capable of supporting life. But is this really a viable effort to make alien contact, or merely an instance of extrasolar spam?Bebo sponsored a competition to… » 10/10/08 12:00pm 10/10/08 12:00pm

UFO Festival Lands in New Jersey

In two weeks, UFO enthusiasts will flock to Jersey City for the 2008 Culture of Contact Festival, a three-day conference on alien encounters and extraterrestrial life. But don't expect any conspiracy-filled Powerpoint presentations or Roswell-style alien cosplay. Instead, the festival will focus on… » 9/29/08 11:48am 9/29/08 11:48am

What's the Real Explanation for the Roswell Incident?

It's been over 50 years since something many called a UFO landed near a military base in Roswell, New Mexico, and the mysterious incident continues to capture our imagination. Although some people still aren't sure exactly what landed in Roswell, science fiction knows the extraterrestrial truth. In scifi, the crash… » 9/18/08 12:00pm 9/18/08 12:00pm

'Galactic Internet' Could Broadcast Alien Signals

Click to view » 9/10/08 12:00pm 9/10/08 12:00pmIf we received a message from an extraterrestrial civilization, would we necessarily realize it? SETI has long scanned the skies for evidence of alien transmissions, while others have proposed a hunt for physical artifacts sent by our distant neighbors. But neutrino physicists at the University of Hawaii…

Ufology Flies Over The Ivory Tower

What can you do with a PhD in UFOs? Martin Plowman is about to find out. This Saturday, the University of Melbourne will award Plowman Australia's first-ever graduate degree in ufology. Do you wish you could write your thesis on flying saucers? Click through to see just what such a course of study entails.Plowman,… » 8/04/08 12:49pm 8/04/08 12:49pm