10 Questions From Science Fiction That We're Glad Were Never Answered

We tend to think of science fiction and fantasy as being like mystery novels — the story is over when you solve the case. So we obsess over questions that have no answers. But here are 10 questions that are better unanswered, either because the possibilities are fascinating or because the answers would be terrible. » 4/29/14 12:00pm 4/29/14 12:00pm

All The Ways You Can Screw Up Your Own Timeline

Time travel and temporal anomalies can be messy and unpleasant. When time starts getting out of whack, anything can happen. People can be born over and over, meet themselves, relive the same day, or just screw up all their relationships. Here are all the ways people get tangled in their own timelines in science… » 4/14/14 10:00am 4/14/14 10:00am

This Week's TV: Bathroom Sex, Weird Supervillains and Anakin's…

Everybody's flirting with the Dark Side on television this week. Sam Winchester's discovering how bad he really went, Anakin Skywalker's getting a horrific vision, and Peter Griffin is hanging out with Death. Meanwhile, we're going back "Over There" on Fringe. John Laroquette is back on Chuck, and one member of the… » 2/07/11 9:00am 2/07/11 9:00am

The Unholy Love Match Between Scifi And Romantic Comedy

You can tell any kind of story using science fictional ideas, from alien invasion to small personal transformations. But somehow, whenever you mix science fiction and romantic comedy, you create a pungent ooze that eats away at the eyeballs of everybody in the audience. What with it being Valentine's Day and all,… » 2/14/08 8:40am 2/14/08 8:40am