A Mind-Blowing Explanation Of Existentialism In The Terminator Films

It's no accident that Sarah Connor's famous dictum that there is "No fate but what we make" closely resembles Jean-Paul Sartre's first principle of existentialism, that "Man is nothing else but that which he makes of himself." As philosophy grad student Ro Smith explains in the above video (and accompanying essay),… » 12/15/14 5:30pm Monday 5:30pm

What's The Most Unfair Backlash Against Something That Got Too Popular?

It never fails: If everybody loves something too much, then we all start to get sick of hearing about it. And all too soon, love turns to hate. Any time something is too beloved, there's going to be a backlash. But what was the most unfair backlash against a science fiction or fantasy property? » 12/02/14 2:21pm 12/02/14 2:21pm

Rare Set Photos Show James Remar as the Original Dwayne Hicks in Aliens

When Aliens came out in 1986, Michael Biehn played the Marine squad leader Corporal Dwayne Hicks. But before that casting, James Remar (who can be seen most recently in Horns and heard in Destiny, and is lodged in many people's minds as Harry Morgan in Dexter) filmed a chunk of the part. » 11/16/14 9:00pm 11/16/14 9:00pm

James Cameron Explains How Terminator Genisys Deals With Aging Arnold

Even though Terminator creator James Cameron is not directly involved in the new film Terminator Genisys, he did give them some pretty plot-pivotal advice—specifically about how this new film could incorporate a 67-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger into the new Terminator franchise. And this explains a lot. Spoilers. » 10/20/14 9:18am 10/20/14 9:18am

Aliens' Power Loader Was Way More Massive in Syd Mead's Concept Art

Legendary Blade Runner designer Syd Mead helped to inspire the AT-ATs in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, with some "walking tanks" he designed for a U.S. Steel catalog. A few years later, Mead was allowed to do his own walker design, when he created the first art for the power loader in Aliens. » 3/30/14 5:30pm 3/30/14 5:30pm

You Can't Appreciate These Movies Fully Without A Great Sound System

Science fiction movies are known for their amazing visuals, from majestic spaceships to desolate landscapes. But many of the best science fiction films use sound just as much as picture to tell their stories. Here are 22 films that you'll appreciate way more if you have a great speaker system to go with that… » 3/17/14 1:24pm 3/17/14 1:24pm

10 Things That Every Brand New Creator of Science Fiction Should Know

Being a science fiction creator is the most amazing adventure — you get to invent whole new worlds, brand new futures, and fantastic technologies, and you get to tell the most incredible stories about them. But it's also a tough and heartbreaking career path, whether you're in books, comics, movies or television. Here… » 3/06/14 10:31am 3/06/14 10:31am