​The Strain Gets Back To Vampire-Fightin' Basics

After weeks of dawdling and last week's incredibly bizarre shocker, The Strain decides to return to well-trod territory for "Creatures of the Night." Actually, it told the most straightforward, archetypal monster story there is, but since that means Team Vampire Hunter was more or less fighting vampires, it continues … » 9/01/14 10:30am Yesterday 10:30am

​Someone Finally Starts Hunting Some Goddamn Vampires On The Strain

Somewhere in the shadows, there lies a dark power. An elusive being of darkness and terror that lays hiding, biding its time, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. It is, of course, the main plot of Guillermo del Toro's The Strain. And in "It's Not For Everyone," it finally came out to play... a little. » 8/04/14 12:40pm 8/04/14 12:40pm

​Why Is The Strain So Much More Interested In Assholes Than Vampires?

The second episode of Guillermo del Toro's The Strain seems disinterested — almost maliciously — in advancing the plot. I thought this was going to be a show about a vampire plague as seen through science. So why do I have to watch all these terrible characters not getting eaten by vampires? » 7/21/14 2:45pm 7/21/14 2:45pm

About Damn Time: Rick Baker gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The man behind the creatures in such classics as Videodrome, An American Werewolf in London, Thriller, Gorillas in the Mist , Men in Black and Planet of the Apes is getting a little love from Hollywood. Rick Baker is being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Nov. 30th… » 11/15/12 1:40pm 11/15/12 1:40pm

Joss Whedon Launching A New Show On FX?

Could Joss Whedon have finally come to his senses and realized that cable TV will give him the chance to tell edgy stories without compromising and facing the constant spectre of cancellation? We can only hope. FX President of Entertainment John Landgraf told the TV Critics Association tour the other day that he's… » 1/20/10 9:30am 1/20/10 9:30am

The Cargo Boat that Inspired the Look of Battlestar's Spaceships

This industrial sea-going ship provided inspiration for special effects designers working on the spaceships in Battlestar Galactica. Designer Mojo describes how in a recent blog post about how he makes Battlestar's ships look realistic by imitating the "self-lighting" look of this ship, which is illuminated only by… » 6/05/08 7:00am 6/05/08 7:00am