Space Station 76 Is The Greatest Space Comedy Since Galaxy Quest

There's no way to prepare you for the insanity of Space Station 76. It's a comedy set in a mid-1970s version of the future that looks like Space: 1999. But it's also a surprisingly dark character study of people who are slowly falling apart, which owes a lot to The Ice Storm. Here's our nearly spoiler-free first… » 3/28/14 3:20pm 3/28/14 3:20pm

Lego Movie is a great spoof of summer movies. And a great summer movie.

Galaxy Quest is a brilliant spoof of Star Trek. It's also one of the two or three best Star Trek movies. That's how I feel about The Lego Movie, which is both a perfect satire of noisy toy-driven summer action movies, and also an absolutely perfect summer movie in its own right. A few months early. » 2/07/14 9:00am 2/07/14 9:00am

What's the greatest science fiction or fantasy comedy of all time?

Science fiction and fantasy can expand your mind and thrill your senses — but they can also make you laugh your head off. Some of the funniest books, movies and TV shows are science fiction. But what's the funniest fantasy or science fiction comedy ever? » 1/07/14 2:12pm 1/07/14 2:12pm

12 Aliens That Were Supposed to Be Cute But Are Actually Terrifying

Making aliens look cute is a tricky thing to get right in kids' entertainment. Make them too weird-looking, and you could freak out your audience. Make them too adorable, and you run the risk of them looking more like plush toys than creatures from another planet. And then sometimes you make them look cute — but… » 3/01/13 10:00am 3/01/13 10:00am

16 Famous Science Fiction Quotes that Make Excellent Pick-Up Lines

Dating is hard. And instigating first-contact with a fellow humanoid can be the hardest part. Luckily, we geeks have our own special language, made up of quotes and in-jokes. Some of which makes for some excellent pick-up lines, that you can always resort to in an emergency situation. » 12/04/12 10:00am 12/04/12 10:00am

12 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Are Just Pure Nonstop Fun

Many of our favorite movies feature quiet, introspective moments or deep philosophical discussions in between the scenes where everything is exploding and everyone is running in every possible direction. And that's great. But sometimes, you just want a movie that hits the ground running, and keeps running at top speed, … » 11/30/12 10:05am 11/30/12 10:05am

Before They Were Famous: Best Science Fiction Cameos by Today's Stars

Just about every actor who's famous today has dabbled in science fiction early in his or her career. You can barely watch late-night reruns of science fiction shows or classic movies without spotting one of today's A-list actors. (And it turns out Joseph Gordon-Levitt's first genre role wasn't Third Rock after all.) » 8/07/12 3:00pm 8/07/12 3:00pm

Somewhere there exists an R-rated version of Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest isn't exactly a movie you'd expect to attract an R rating. After all, the parody of scifi TV shows and their fandoms is already pretty perfect with its innocent aliens and a nod to female eye candy who looks particularly stellar in a tight military uniform. But somewhere out in the universe, there lurks a… » 3/10/12 2:30pm 3/10/12 2:30pm

Watch the entire lost Galaxy Quest mockumentary special now

The long lost Galaxy Quest mockumentary "GalaxyQuest: 20th Anniversary The Journey Continues," has finally been uploaded online! Watch the "original" Galaxy Quest footage right now, and enjoy plenty of new dour moments from Alexander Dane (Dr. Lazarus). It's pretty amazing how GQ has stood the test of time. To this day… » 2/04/11 10:00am 2/04/11 10:00am