The Heavy Metal TV series to bring scifi sex 'n violence to the U.S.

With its second season almost wrapped, the 2012 French TV series Metal Hurlant Chronicles — based on the adult scifi/fantasy magazine we know as Heavy Metal — will finally premiere on the Syfy Channel this April. There's slave girls, spaceships, and guys with swords trying to take out giant robots. Interested? » 2/26/14 1:44pm 2/26/14 1:44pm

Voiceovers That Turn Into Conversations, And Weird Voiceover Spoofs

This is sort of a catch-all for two categories that didn't quite deserve their own pages: monologues that start out as a voiceover, and then turn into someone talking to the camera; and voiceovers that are just sort of demented, silly or satirical. They're both a bit different from your standard science fiction… » 12/11/12 1:27pm 12/11/12 1:27pm

Top 7 Most Metal Science Fiction Premises

Science fiction and heavy metal rub up against each other in many ways. They're both implicitly concerned with technology — metal has machine rhythms and electric instruments. They both grapple with difficult questions about human nature. And both canons include huge swathes of art that focuses on the grossest,… » 9/20/12 10:02am 9/20/12 10:02am

The Cheesiest Thing You'll See Today: Piranha 3-D actress tweets from…

There's been talk for years about a live-action adaptation of Heavy Metal, the 1981 animated movie and long-running French comic magazine. And now, apparently, one is being filmed in Belgium — starring Piranha 3-D's Kelly Brook and Stargate's Joe Flanigan. » 11/02/11 11:43am 11/02/11 11:43am

Holy hell, the 1970s Alien comic book was awesome

We recently ran an interview with Thor writer Walt Simonson in which he mentions an Alien movie adaptation he worked on for Heavy Metal back in 1979 with Archie Goodwin and John Workman. I'd never read it before, so I looked it up. And guess what? It's an absolute jaw-dropper. » 7/30/11 12:30pm 7/30/11 12:30pm

Voiceovers That Turn Into Conversations, And Weird Voiceover Spoofs

This is sort of a catch-all for two categories that didn't quite deserve their own pages: monologues that start out as a voiceover, and then turn into someone talking to the camera; and voiceovers that are just sort of demented, silly or satirical. They're both a bit different from your standard science fiction… » 6/12/09 12:00pm 6/12/09 12:00pm

Scifi's Reign Of Animation Is Only Just Beginning

Click to viewFor the first time ever, two animated science fiction movies will open the same day, this Friday. Of course, Star Wars: Clone Wars will smush the flies-in-space epic Fly Me To The Moon like... well, like a bug. But this animated traffic jam is still significant, because of what it signals: the rise of… » 8/11/08 5:03pm 8/11/08 5:03pm