That Firefly Card game is now an actual Card Game

The internet's desperate bid to ensure every part of Firefly makes its way into real life (I'm sure there's a Browncoat somewhere out there building their own Firefly-class in their shed) continues with a new card game based on the weird Space-fruit-poker the crew of the Serenity play on the show. Tall Card, anyone? » 10/25/14 10:35am Today 10:35am

What's The Greatest Speech In Science Fiction And Fantasy History?

The best science fiction and fantasy stories capture our imaginations in all sorts of ways — with cool visuals, with neat ideas, with clever worldbuilding. But sometimes the most powerful thing of all can be just one person, speaking eloquently. What's the greatest speech in any work of science fiction or fantasy? » 10/24/14 2:37pm Yesterday 2:37pm

First Look At The Firefly Online Game In Action!

It's still early in development, but we thought you'd want to check out the first footage of the Firefly Online videogame. It's pretty much just a dude walking around a spooky spaceship, but it does have a bit of voiceover work from Captain Mal and Jayne, and that ain't bad. If you missed it, we have more details on… » 10/15/14 3:40pm 10/15/14 3:40pm

All the Firefly Special Features You've Ever Wanted Will Be in a Game

The MMORPG Firefly Online, scheduled for Spring of 2015, has already announced that the whole Firefly cast would be reuniting to voice their characters for the game. At NYCC on Thursday evening, they unveiled a bunch of cast interviews about the show that will be included in the game. » 10/09/14 11:00pm 10/09/14 11:00pm

The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify. » 10/07/14 10:05am 10/07/14 10:05am

The Spaceship Game With Firefly-Sized Ambitions

"The TV show Firefly is a big inspiration for us," Dreadnought project director Peter Holzapfel was saying to me recently during a San Francisco preview event. "So is Sid Meier's Pirates." And then, for just a moment, that ceased to matter as a ship ten times the size of mine warped right in front of me. » 8/29/14 5:02pm 8/29/14 5:02pm

The Greatest Friendships From Science Fiction And Fantasy Television

What keeps us coming back to television shows, week after week? It's not the fantastic worlds, or the cool plots, or the mystery arcs. It's the characters, and their relationships. A lot of the best TV shows feature characters who are friends, and you want to be part of it. But what are the best friendships from… » 8/06/14 2:14pm 8/06/14 2:14pm

How Does Evolution Explain Human Cannibalism?

Most people only resort to cannibalism in extreme situations — and we usually view them as victims of temporary insanity. Starvation, we say, has "stripped them of their humanity." But a closer look at these stories shows that cannibalism follows behavior patterns that are consistent with evolutionary theory.  » 8/04/14 11:24am 8/04/14 11:24am

The Real Reason Why Joss Whedon Named His Space Western Show Firefly

Nathan Fillion auditioned unsuccessfully for the part of Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And years later, he had five troubled auditions for the role of Mal on Firefly, before he finally clicked. That's just one of the amazing facts from a new biography of Joss Whedon. Read an exclusive excerpt below. » 7/31/14 4:00pm 7/31/14 4:00pm

Stunt Casting That Actually Made Everything Better

Stunt casting is a long tradition in science fiction and fantasy, but it's only gotten more common lately. Films and TV shows will cast a famous actor — or someone who used to be in a Joss Whedon show — to spark interest. Sometimes, it's just unnecessary. But here are a bunch of cases where it was the perfect casting. » 6/05/14 9:00am 6/05/14 9:00am

9 Famous Zombies (That Aren't Actually Zombies)

Zombies are everywhere in pop culture right now — but not all "zombies" are actually zombies. A traditional zombie is a corpse that rises from the grave and mindlessly hunts the living (to eat our braaaaaains). But that can get old after a while. So here are nine popular "zombies" that are actually something else… » 5/23/14 10:20am 5/23/14 10:20am