This Week: Half a Dozen Big TV Premieres. Including Agents of SHIELD!

The fall TV season is starting up in earnest this week. There are tons of new and returning shows, including the long-awaited Joss Whedon restoration. Plus Person of Interest, Once Upon a Time... and the end of Breaking Bad. Check out clips and details for all of this week's television below! » 9/23/13 9:00am 9/23/13 9:00am

This Week's TV: Felicia Day is Queen of the LARPers! Plus The First…

This week's TV is full of insane treats. Including geek icon Felicia Day playing a geek icon. And possibly the weirdest Adventure Time team-up yet. There's the "holy grail" of real-life giant squid footage. And probably the most important episode of Nova in quite some time. American Horror Story and Last Resort are… » 1/21/13 9:00am 1/21/13 9:00am

This Week's TV: The Most Intriguing New Time Travel Show In Years

This week on television, there are eight new and returning TV shows — including the Canadian time travel show we've been talking about for months, Continuum, which is finally coming to American TV. There's also the return of Syfy's Being Human, and Archer! Katee Sackhoff is back on Star Wars: The Clone Wars! Plus… » 1/14/13 9:00am 1/14/13 9:00am

This Week's TV: Fringe will answer all your questions... but will you…

We've seen this week's game-changing episode of Fringe, and we've got a spoiler-free assessment below (apart from some vague phrases like "game-changing.") But that's not the only major event on television this week. There's also Jake taking on a major new responsibility on Adventure Time. And you'll never guess which… » 1/07/13 9:00am 1/07/13 9:00am

This Week's TV: 10 of Your (Possibly) Favorite Shows Are Back!

Welcome back, television! In this week's returning shows, we get the strangest clone of them all in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. There's also a confrontation with the Devil, the deadliness of "doomsday volcanoes," and a fairytale murder mystery. Plus the steampunk superhero story you've been waiting months for. » 12/31/12 9:00am 12/31/12 9:00am

Ted is basically a 106-minute Family Guy episode

Anyone who's seen an episode of modern Family Guy — discount the halcyon seasons of 1999-2002, when nobody watched it — is immediately familiar with the cartoon's formula. That is, nostalgia-fueled pop culture gags paired with smash cuts plus a sincere yearning for Golden Age of American animation coupled with a few… » 6/29/12 10:15am 6/29/12 10:15am

The original Being Human is back! Can you handle it?

This week on television, the original British Being Human returns to America's screens. And it looks like yet another one of the other shoes is dropping on Fringe. Clark inches closer to wearing a costume on Smallville, and Dean reunites with his surrogate family on Supernatural. And you'll never guess who's getting… » 2/14/11 9:00am 2/14/11 9:00am

Science fiction heroes who tried to abuse patent law

If you're smart, the first thing that comes to mind when you think about visiting other universes or traveling through time is "file a ton of patents." After all, just because someone else invented something, doesn't mean you can't patent it, if you get there first. Reverse-engineering is still a kind of engineering,… » 2/10/11 3:39pm 2/10/11 3:39pm