11 Books That Every Aspiring Television Writer MUST Read

Tomorrow, an army of geeks descends on San Diego — and many of them would kill to write for television. Comic-Con always hosts panels about TV writing, and they're always standing-room only. But how do you learn the craft? We asked some great television writers, and they told us 11 books that every aspiring scribe… » 7/16/13 10:33am 7/16/13 10:33am

This Week’s Comics: What the heck are the Guardians of the Galaxy doing?

The Guardians of the Galaxy return to the Marvel universe in anticipation of their major hit movie! Image's hit Morning Glories ends its first volume, while Hack/Slash has a bloody finale! And beloved Buffy writer Jane Espenson's web series Husbands gets graphically noveled, all in this week's comics! » 3/26/13 2:42pm 3/26/13 2:42pm

Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Creators Who Started Out Writing…

When you write about other worlds and strange discoveries, you need a quick wit. And an ear for clever dialogue, that keeps the story buzzing along. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that many of science fiction and fantasy's greatest creators started out in comedy, including sitcoms. » 3/21/13 12:56pm 3/21/13 12:56pm

How on Earth is the Buffyverse getting a male slayer?

Yesterday, our world was rocked by the revelation that there's a new vampire slayer in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics — and he's a man! A gay man, named Billy. Of course, it turns out that Billy isn't actually a Slayer in the "chosen one" sense — he's just a self-trained badass with no superpowers. » 9/11/12 11:20am 9/11/12 11:20am

Torchwood ensures you'll never think about Death Panels the same way…

The latest episode of Torchwood twisted the knife so much, it practically got a wrist cramp. All of the discussions about healthcare in previous episodes culminated in a scene of almost unbearable horror, laced with irony. All of the theoretical conversations turned horribly concrete. » 8/07/11 2:00pm 8/07/11 2:00pm

Jane Espenson says Torchwood will allow her to "push the boundaries of…

Writer extraordinaire Jane Espenson is writing three out of 10 episodes in Torchwood's upcoming fourth season, she told Blastr. In an unusual move for U.S. television, the whole season will be written before the show starts filming, and Russell T. Davies is keeping it tightly plotted. And she adds that she'll be going… » 9/03/10 9:30am 9/03/10 9:30am