10 Characters Who Should Have Read The Damn Instruction Manual

Sometimes you get hold of a nifty new piece of gear, and you just want to try it out without wasting time with the manual. After all, what's the worst that could happen? A lot, it turns out. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy stories where people didn't read the instructions... with disastrous results. » 11/20/14 10:17am 11/20/14 10:17am

Greatest American Hero Soars On Nostalgia, But Will Its Comeback Crash?

Classic early '80s slapstick superhero show The Greatest American Hero is careening back into action, with a new comic book, online animated shorts and a new movie in the pipeline. The news drew cheers from a packed audience at San Diego Comic-Con, but does the '70s show have something to say to today's youth, or is… » 7/25/08 8:40am 7/25/08 8:40am

Upcoming Events In Lost And Battlestar Are Guaranteed To Piss You Off

Sigourney Weaver's character in James Cameron's new movie Avatar is based on the most unlikely source possible. And that's not the only movie that has some surprises in store: the Greatest American Hero remake will take some weird liberties with the source material. And Dragonball may commit the ultimate sacrilege.… » 4/16/08 6:00am 4/16/08 6:00am

Movie Superheroes Whose Secret Origins Aren't In Comic Books

Hollywood often does such a bad job translating comic books to film, it's better to start from scratch. When movies create their own original superheroes, they can have the cool comic booky trappings, without the need to include/ignore/defile decades of print history. If it works (The Incredibles) you get something… » 4/08/08 10:27am 4/08/08 10:27am

Believe It Or Not, "Greatest American Hero" Is A Movie

The movie version of TV's worst superhero show, The Greatest American Hero, starts filming in July, says director Steven Herek (The Mighty Ducks). And Herek wants "name" actors to play the teacher who gets superpowers from an alien suit and his main nemesis. The good news: the movie version's synopsis actually has… » 2/01/08 6:30am 2/01/08 6:30am