Falling Skies Shows What Happens After The Humans Have Lost The War

Falling Skies was originally sold as a gritty war drama, created by the writer of Saving Private Ryan. And since then it's been about twenty different things. But now, I guess we're getting to see what happens when the humans have lost the war against the aliens. Spoilers ahead... » 6/23/14 2:30pm 6/23/14 2:30pm

Everybody's Freaking Out In Falling Skies Season 4!

Remember Falling Skies? It's coming back, in a couple months. And this time around, the Second Mass is even more bedraggled than ever, judging from this promo. Also, Tom and Anne's half-alien daughter is apparently already fully grown, and still creepy. » 4/21/14 3:20pm 4/21/14 3:20pm

Nikita delivers one last glorious fake-out

Last night's Nikita finale had a definite feeling of wrapping up everything at top speed, as the pieces fell into place really quickly. But for all that, it still managed to deliver one final insane fake-out, doing the last thing you ever expected. » 12/28/13 3:00pm 12/28/13 3:00pm

Can Falling Skies be saved?

This season of Falling Skies has been frustrating. The storylines have felt sillier and more random, and outings like last week's "extended dream sequence" romp haven't helped. But the show's getting a brand new writing staff next season, and last night's episode showcased the main reason it deserves another shot: the… » 7/29/13 5:28pm 7/29/13 5:28pm

8 Signs That Pop Culture Is Finally Done With the Apocalypse

The world has ended, civilization has collapsed, the undead hordes have overrun everything. We've seen the apocalypse so many times, even Roland Emmerich is bored with it. So what comes next? We've still got some apocalyptic movies to look forward to next year, and post-apocalyptic TV shows like Revolution and Walking… » 12/18/12 10:28am 12/18/12 10:28am

The 20 Best Cliffhangers Ever Shown on Science Fiction or Fantasy TV

The best science fiction and fantasy television hooks you with endless suspense... including hair-raising cliffhangers. But only the greatest cliffhangers can make you throw your remote at the screen, and keep you wondering for weeks. Here are the 20 awesomest. » 11/22/12 10:00am 11/22/12 10:00am

Awesome Books to Replace Your Favorite Cancelled TV Shows

The love of television is always tragic. We're doomed to fall in love with television shows and then lose them, again and again. And often, our love burns the brightest for shows that live the shortest amount of time. We'll never get our favorite cancelled TV shows back again — but the good news is, for every TV show… » 6/20/12 3:40pm 6/20/12 3:40pm

Netflix may give Jericho a new lease on post-apocalyptic life!

Our favorite post-apocalyptic TV series Jericho could be back... again. The last time Jericho graced the small screen was in 2008, but now sources are whispering that Netflix has reached out to CBS, in hopes of bringing it back. » 5/01/12 3:05pm 5/01/12 3:05pm

Fan Campaigns That Actually Saved TV Shows

Do fan campaigns ever work? With Community still in questionable limbo, it's time to step back, assess past save-our-show protests, and learn from those motivated viewers who did succeed (however briefly). Which fans saved their series, and what can they teach us today? » 1/12/12 9:45am 1/12/12 9:45am

10 Great American Dystopias

In a country whose ideal of success is often called "the American dream," there are plenty of nightmares too. The United States has its own particular brand of dystopia, full of religious thuggery, class warfare, and the spectre of slavery. Here are ten of the greatest dystopian stories ever created about America. » 11/24/11 11:31am 11/24/11 11:31am

10 Myths About Television That Fans and Viewers Believe

It's almost fall TV season, which means just one thing — it's time to start second guessing the TV networks. Many new shows will be introduced, and most of them will die an ignominious death. » 8/25/11 10:00am 8/25/11 10:00am

The Coolest Scene of Alien-Fighting from Last Night's Falling Skies

Steven Spielberg's new show Falling Skies launched last night on TNT, and the good news is, it got gangbuster ratings for a basic cable show: 5.9 million viewers, more than The Walking Dead's first episode on AMC. » 6/20/11 5:35pm 6/20/11 5:35pm

Battlestar Galactica + Jericho = BBC's Outcasts

The BBC's Outcasts looks a lot like Battlestar Galactica, at first glance: You've got the gritty action, the tense drumming soundtrack, and Jamie Bamber looking filthy and flustered. But once you watch a bit of it, Outcasts is actually a bit more like the late, lamented Jericho: The slow, character-driven story of a… » 2/08/11 7:41pm 2/08/11 7:41pm

Most frustrating TV shows canceled on a cliffhanger

As the fall TV season starts up, shows are resolving their agonizing summer cliffhangers — but for some unlucky shows, that resolution never arrived. Here are the most frustrating "cancel-hangers," cliffhanger endings for shows that got cancelled too soon. » 9/21/10 3:30pm 9/21/10 3:30pm

The best SF/fantasy cliffhangers ever shown on television

The best science fiction and fantasy television hooks you with endless suspense... including hair-raising cliffhangers. But only the greatest cliffhangers can make you throw your remote at the screen, and keep you wondering for weeks. Here are the 20 awesomest. » 9/15/10 5:48pm 9/15/10 5:48pm

Which Trend Is To Blame For The Near-Death Of Science Fiction On…

Science fiction is an endangered species on the "big four" U.S. networks — Lost is ending, and pretty much every other show is in ratings freefall. Which trend should we blame for this turn of events? » 4/21/10 9:30am 4/21/10 9:30am

Uncut Time Lords And Corporate Love Connections Rock Your Set

With regular shows beginning to go on holiday hiatus, you'd think this might be a dull week on television, but you'd be very wrong: Doctor Who marathons! Better Off Ted returning! Lots of disaster movies! We love you, television. » 12/07/09 9:00am 12/07/09 9:00am

Thanksgiving Is Saved By American Madness And Eating

Worried that you won't be able to make it through Thanksgiving without help? Comics come to your rescue this week, with timely collections celebrating America and eating, as well as something for fans of Skeet Ulrich and spoon-loving superheroes. Comics! » 11/24/09 9:00am 11/24/09 9:00am

Why Can't We Let Go Of Our Past?

Looking through a copy of the comic catalog Previews recently, I realized how many canceled TV shows have been spun off into ongoing comic series: Buffy, Farscape, Jericho, even Galactica 1980... Why can't we say goodbye to things we love? » 8/23/09 12:00pm 8/23/09 12:00pm

4 Ways The United States Could End In The Next 100 Years

The United States is always collapsing in science fiction. The U.S. implodes, explodes, or just declines. But a team of professional futurists sees only four scenarios that could end the U.S.A. — and they've got a chart to prove it. » 8/04/09 11:30am 8/04/09 11:30am

Don't believe them? There's a hand-scrawled chart, so it must be true: