The Weirdest Things You Never Knew About the Making Of Flash Gordon

The 1980 Flash Gordon had so much promise. They had a budget, an all-star cast, and the filmmaker behind the 1971 classic Get Carter. They had Queen! How many shit-storms had to coalesce to create this altogether Perfect Storm of movie failure? Quite a few. Here are the weirdest secrets of the making of Flash Gordon. » 5/02/14 1:30pm 5/02/14 1:30pm

Space Heroes Who Should Get Movies if Guardians of the Galaxy is a Hit

Will Guardians of the Galaxy be the next Avengers, or the next Green Lantern? Or something in between? Only time will tell — but everybody's dying to see whether Marvel's huge, ambitious bet pays off. And if it does, here are a dozen other space heroes who could rock their own movies. » 2/24/14 12:17pm 2/24/14 12:17pm

10 Genres that Superheroes Have Swallowed Up

Superheroes aren't just one genre. They're tons of genres, smushed together. Aliens rub elbows with supernatural beings. Gods walk side by side with monsters. Over the decades, superheroes have borrowed from other genres, sometimes swallowing them whole. Here are 10 genres that got absorbed into superheroes, partly or… » 6/05/13 10:07am 6/05/13 10:07am

The 20 Most Epic Beards and Mustaches in the Multiverse

They say the truest test of a man is his ability to grow and maintain facial hair. Admittedly, I have no idea who "they" are in this instance, but its obvious why they're preoccupied with what happens above and below a man's lips — it can make the difference between shame and dignity, between class and boorishness,… » 4/01/13 12:00pm 4/01/13 12:00pm

Ralphie teamed up with Flash Gordon in a deleted scene from A Christmas…

'Tis the season to watch A Christmas Story over and over and over again. But even if you watch the full 24-hour annual marathons, you might have missed this tidbit in the credits: two actors are credited as playing Flash Gordon and Ming the Merciless. That's because the movie was originally supposed to feature a… » 12/22/12 1:00pm 12/22/12 1:00pm

10 Greatest Unintentionally Hilarious Lines from Science Fiction and…

One of the great joys of watching science fiction and fantasy is to appreciate the unintentionally hilarious lines that come out of people's mouths sometimes. It's inevitable that when you're exploring mind-expanding premises and weird worlds, you're bound to run into some really insane conversations. » 8/03/12 10:43am 8/03/12 10:43am

How to Create a Brand New Iconic Hero or Villain

Over a decade into the 21st Century, our imaginations are captivated by creations of the 19th and 20th. Sherlock Holmes rules television and movies. We're eagerly awaiting new movies about James Bond, Captain Kirk, Superman, Batman and Spider-Man. Where are the 21st Century mass-media heroes and villains? Why isn't… » 1/24/12 12:32pm 1/24/12 12:32pm

10 Greatest Unintentionally Hilarious Lines from Science Fiction and…

One of the great joys of watching science fiction and fantasy is to appreciate the unintentionally hilarious lines that come out of people's mouths sometimes. It's inevitable that when you're exploring mind-expanding premises and weird worlds, you're bound to run into some really insane conversations. » 7/13/11 10:00am 7/13/11 10:00am