An Introductory Primer For The Audio Adventures Of Doctor Who

With the recent news that the revived series of Doctor Who will soon get its own spinoff series of Audio plays featuring UNIT, you might have wondered about the long history of Doctor Who on Audio. Want to dig in? There's a world of stories out there that if you just watch the show, you're missing out on! » 2/27/15 6:20pm 2/27/15 6:20pm

Why Are People Still Surprised That Aquaman Is A Badass?

You've heard the jokes, seen the memes. Even when Zack Snyder unveiled the tattooed, Khal Drogo-ized Aquaman of the DC movieverse, many saw it as a response to the character's perceived bad rep. But Aquaman has been formidable for years. Here's a complete history of Aquaman's rise to badassery. » 2/24/15 9:05am 2/24/15 9:05am

What You Need To Know About The Great Urban Fantasy Series Persona

A few weeks ago you might have found some of your videogaming friends getting excited over a trailer for Persona 5. Confused as to what all the fuss was about? Here's a quick rundown of why you should consider getting into the weird world of this long-running game series. » 2/19/15 9:00am 2/19/15 9:00am

The History Behind Superman's Ever-Changing Superpowers

Over the years, Superman's level of power has fluctuated perhaps more than any other hero's — he's gained them, lost them, grown weaker and stronger pretty much from the moment he was created, culminating in the addition of a new power last week. Here's your guide to the Man of Steel's power creep. » 2/09/15 12:00pm 2/09/15 12:00pm

A Brief History Of Star Wars Canon, Old And New

When a franchise is around for four decades, it can get impossibly unwieldy to try and grasp its lore — and Star Wars canon is no exception. Here's a guide to the origins of Star Wars Canon, the rise and fall of one of the most prominent Expanded Universes in fiction, and where the saga stands with Disney today. » 2/02/15 1:30pm 2/02/15 1:30pm

Confused By The Spider-Verse Comic Event? Here's What You Need To Know

You might have heard about Spider-Verse before - probably something about how crazy it is, or who cameoed where, or a few new characters. But if you don't follow the comics, it probably all sounds a bit confusing. Here's a brief catchup on what you've missed, and what it means for Spidey's comic future. » 1/22/15 11:00am 1/22/15 11:00am

The Supervillain's Guide To Fashion (And World Domination)

Being a supervillain is hard. You've got to have a plan for ultimate power, gather an army/cabal of geniuses, and find time to taunt your goody-goody nemesis. Plus, it is imperative that your outfit accurately telegraph your power. We've put together an easy-to-follow guide for the supervillain fashion victim. » 10/03/14 11:29am 10/03/14 11:29am

Cosplay 1.01 - A Beginner's Introduction To Cosplay

Things have changed since I discovered cosplay, and along the way I've made many amazing friends through this craft who've helped me learn and grow. But for someone new to the community, cosplay can be very intimidating and attending a convention feels a little too reminiscent of Frodo's journey through Mordor. So… » 9/09/14 10:38am 9/09/14 10:38am

Your Complete Winter 2014 Anime Guide

With the end of the year, we have come to the end of the fall season and are beginning the winter one. But with 47 new anime in the pipeline, how do you know which ones to watch? Check out the trailers and brief blurbs about each to see which of them catches your interest. » 1/10/14 1:02pm 1/10/14 1:02pm

This Hugo-winning author is also the most dangerous villain on the…

David D. Levine has been many things, including Hugo-winning short story writer and Martian explorer — but now he's taking on a new role: supervillain. Check out this brand new Dr. Horrible-esque video, in which he delivers a "Letter to the Editor" from the supervillain Dr. Talon, from his story in the anthology The… » 1/24/13 10:38am 1/24/13 10:38am

Everything you need to know to catch tomorrow's Geminid meteor shower

Prepare yourselves. Tomorrow night's Geminid meteor shower is shaping up to be one of the most impressive celestial light shows of 2012. Not only are the Geminids among the most reliable and prolific showers of all (NASA calls them "the 900-lb gorilla of meteor showers"), this year's display also happens to coincide… » 12/12/12 11:40am 12/12/12 11:40am

So you're buying someone a Rubik's Cube? Provide some instructions too!

Getting someone a Rubik's Cube? Shame on you. That's a horrible thing to do. If you must do it, also give them this list of links to online guides to solving the tiny cubic bundles of frustration. » 12/02/10 3:00pm 12/02/10 3:00pm

Everything You Need To Know About The Flashback Episodes


Battlestar Galactica's
two-hour telepic Razor will hit the airwaves on November 24th. Have you been doing your homework? Here's a handy Razor guide so you can feel fully briefed and prepared as it unspools on your viewing device of choice. » 11/19/07 10:00am 11/19/07 10:00am

Everything You Need To Know About Razor

Battlestar Galactica's » 11/16/07 11:52am 11/16/07 11:52am upcoming TV movie assumes that you already know a lot of the backstory from previous seasons of the show. If you haven't been keeping up with regularly, then you'll need to know a few important things going into before it airs on November 24th. Here's a shorthand version to keep you on…

Scifi Webisodes: What Should You Be Watching?


Webisodes: should you bother watching these two minute blips of video that permeate the web? Sometimes they only serve as advertising fluff, but occasionally you'll get a juicy tidbit or two, like seeing what Admiral "Husker" Adama was up to during the first Cylon war. There are lot of them out there, but are they… » 11/15/07 8:00am 11/15/07 8:00am

NPR Wants Scifi Novels On Your Bedside Table

NPR's Nancy Pearl, who has probably written enough words about science fiction to fill a couple of Del Rey compendiums with, has laid out of a list of her recommended reading. While technically only two of the books on her list are science fiction, you can't really argue with Frederik Pohl and Joe Haldeman. Neal… » 11/12/07 8:37pm 11/12/07 8:37pm