What are the rules of time travel in the J.J. Abrams Universe?

This week, we return to the Star Trek universe that J.J. Abrams rebooted using time travel. And meanwhile, Abrams is adapting Stephen King's book 11/22/63. So it's a great time to ask: How does time travel work in the Abrams-verse? If you're in a J.J. Abrams story and you build a time machine, what should you expect… » 5/14/13 11:20am 5/14/13 11:20am

New sci-fi TV series feature teen aliens, android cops and Alfonso…

Big sci-fi TV news: Alfonso Cuarón's Believe, J.J. Abrams' new Fringe-esque cop drama and two other new sexy science fiction series have been given the greenlight. From high concept to teen drama, there are four new TV series steeped in sci-fi that could be airing in your homes next year. Here's a run down on what we… » 1/28/13 9:10am 1/28/13 9:10am

So now we know what Fringe was really about, all this time

The producers of Fringe promised a couple years ago that there was a meaning to the show that they hadn't fully shared with us, which we would understand when we saw the final episode. And after last night's final showdown with the Observers, that meaning seems pretty clear: Fringe was a show about fatherhood, and the… » 1/19/13 3:00pm 1/19/13 3:00pm

Fringe has a whole new lease on life

The most recent season of Fringe was polarizing, to say the least — the whole storyline where Peter Bishop was erased from time often felt like a long shaggy-dog story, aimed at throwing one last obstacle in the path of Peter and Olivia's true love. But the good news is, Fringe is back a week from today, and it's the… » 9/21/12 3:35pm 9/21/12 3:35pm

A New Android Cop Show, From the Makers of Fringe

Could there be dueling police dramas about robots a year from now? Just a few weeks ago, NBC picked up a show about cops and robots from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Josh Friedman. And now, Fox has ordered a pilot for a show about android cops from J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman, one of two showrunners on … » 9/06/12 1:20pm 9/06/12 1:20pm