In 1901, you could pay 50 cents to ride an airship to the Moon

The passengers wait eagerly in the ornate lobby of the enormous spaceport. Soon, a signal indicates that their spaceship is ready for boarding. As they wait, special displays instruct them about how their spaceship functions and what to expect once they leave Earth's atmosphere. Aboard the giant spacecraft — as… » 5/31/12 11:31am 5/31/12 11:31am

The First Clip from Georges Méliès' Restored Masterpiece, With…

Martin Scorsese's Hugo celebrates the life and creativity of film mastermind Georges Méliès — and now Méliès' most famous film Le Voyage Dans La Lune is finally restored in its original color. Check out the first clip from the restored print — with the new soundtrack by French pop duo Air. » 1/25/12 8:30am 1/25/12 8:30am

Our future robot overlords will be obsessed with Martin Scorsese's Hugo

There's no actual robot in Martin Scorsese's new movie Hugo — although there is a totally gorgeous clockwork man, whose workings are nothing short of magical. But the whole movie is a celebration of the earliest roots of our rising cyber-culture, and the ways in which people use technology to tell stories that live on… » 11/25/11 12:00pm 11/25/11 12:00pm

What Martin Scorsese's Hugo Taught Us About the Grandfather of Science…

Silent movie director, inventor and magician Georges Méliès is easily the grandfather of science fiction film. We even included his adaptation of Jules Verne's 1866 novel The Adventures of Captain Hatteras "The Conquest of the Pole" in our Top 50 Scariest Films of all Time. But you probably know him best as the man… » 11/23/11 1:51pm 11/23/11 1:51pm