​Could The Star Wars Sequels Be Worse Than The Prequels? Absolutely.

Did I tell you guys that after the apocalypse happened, magic returned to Earth? Yeah, it's pretty wild! One day I was stopping in a town on my mail route and then this guy told me to pick a card and put it back in the deck without him seeing. And he still knew what it was! It was crazy! Also, I'm pretty sure there are … » 3/26/14 8:02am 3/26/14 8:02am

Some surprising names top the shortlist for Episode VII's Jedi hero

Girls star Adam Driver is the rumored villain in the next Star Wars, but who will play the Jedi to his possible Sith? Word is that the starring role in Episode VII is down to a handful of names, and we're pleasantly surprised to see who's on the list. » 3/12/14 2:43pm 3/12/14 2:43pm

The Star Trek Into Darkness Deleted Scenes You Didn't See on the DVD

You might recall that the Star Trek Into Darkness DVD/Blu-ray release was somewhat... umm, feature-light. Among other things, it didn't include any deleted scenes — but now those scenes have turned up, and you can read descriptions of them. » 3/03/14 6:41pm 3/03/14 6:41pm

Michael Arndt's scrapped Star Wars story was about Luke and Han's kids

When Michael Arndt was replaced as the writer of Star Wars: Episode VII last fall, we were told it had to do with timing concerns. But according to a new report in the Hollywood Reporter, the real reason was a disagreement over who the film should be about: Luke, Leia and Han, or the next generation. » 1/12/14 11:00am 1/12/14 11:00am

Comment of the Day: JJ Abrams and the Case of the Disappearing Words

Today, we compared cliff notes on the classic novels we just can't make it through, asked when we would finally be able to 3D print a wooly mammoth skeleton of our very own (today!), and weighed the truth of J.J. Abrams' number one pet peeve about futuristic fiction. » 11/14/13 4:20pm 11/14/13 4:20pm

J.J. Abrams' Pet Peeve: When Futuristic Stories Use Present-Day Jargon

Sunday sees the first episode of Almost Human, the android-cyborg buddy cop show from some of the peeps behind Fringe. Co-creator J.J. Abrams has been doing interviews to promote the show, and he brought up the biggest thing that annoys him in future-set stories: anachronistically present-day references. » 11/14/13 9:40am 11/14/13 9:40am

Patience, young padawan. The official release date for Star Wars: Episode VII was just announced, and it's December 18, 2015. That gives J.J. Abrams a bit more time, and gets the film out of the Avengers/Man of Steel 2/Jurassic Park/Terminator/everything else logjam. Of course, as Ursus-Veritas points out, this could… » 11/07/13 1:18pm 11/07/13 1:18pm

J.J. Abrams explains the Star Wars: Episode VII writer switcheroo

People have been wondering why J.J. Abrams took the Episode VII screenwriting duties from Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt. According to Abrams, there's no insidious conspiracy and Arndt wasn't doing a bad job (at least that they're admitting to) — it's all about the scheduling. » 11/07/13 11:40am 11/07/13 11:40am

Star Wars: Episode VII is coming in 2015 whether it's ready or not

Uh-oh. Seeing as it's almost the end of 2013, it's going to take a mountain of post-production work, and it just got new scriptwriters, it seems almost impossible that Star Wars: Episode VII would make its summer 2015 release date. But don't tell Disney, because they're premiering it then no matter what. » 10/31/13 11:50am 10/31/13 11:50am