The Agents of SHIELD Are Starting To Fall Apart. Thank Goodness.

Shows like Agents of SHIELD are always more interesting when people are doing terrible things and making big mistakes than when everybody is being a paragon. And thank goodness, this show finally has enough confidence to let its characters go off the deep end. Spoilers ahead... » 4/02/14 12:07pm 4/02/14 12:07pm

It's a full-blown Whedon-palooza at Amazon this weekend

Just a heads up: Amazon's got a nice lineup of stuff on sale this week from Joss Whedon's television oeuvre, with box sets of Buffy, Firefly, and more available in DVD and Blu-Ray offerings. (Firefly and Dollhouse season 1 Blu-rays are region-free, too, which is always nice.) Fans looking to flesh out their collections … » 3/09/14 11:27am 3/09/14 11:27am

Which TV show changed the most from its first episode to its last?

A new TV show is like a shiny toy, mint in the box: You can't wait to start breaking it and rebuilding it. Any show that stays on the air a few years will have cast changes, but also mission creep and radical status-quo alterations. Which science fiction or fantasy show changed the most from its first episode to its… » 2/14/14 2:00pm 2/14/14 2:00pm

There's still a way Firefly could come back to television

As much as we would all absolutely love to see more episodes of Firefly, getting the gang back together is a tricky proposition. But former Firefly writer and producer Tim Minear says he wouldn't "foreclose the possibility" of more Firefly and has a proposal for another flight aboard Serenity. » 2/12/14 4:00pm 2/12/14 4:00pm

Myke Cole's Breach Zone is like The Dark Knight Rises with sorcery

The final volume of Myke Cole's Shadow Ops trilogy, Breach Zone, has a distinct Dark Knight Rises vibe to it — appropriate, given that Cole worked on the film as an fighting extra in one of the film's battle scenes. It's all about a city in chaos, and what happens when people are pushed to breaking point. » 2/07/14 10:30am 2/07/14 10:30am

Too Pretty to Die: The Ultimate Statue of Firefly's Malcolm Reynolds

The Alliance said they were going to waltz through Serenity Valley, but the browncoats made them choke on those words. Here's your exclusive first look at a brand new statue showing Firefly's Mal Reynolds in his darkest hour. Plus a new Firefly/X-Files poster, and a "cutaway" version of Serenity. » 1/20/14 12:10pm 1/20/14 12:10pm

Keep Flyin': An Exclusive First Look at Firefly Online

Browncoats rejoice! Joss Whedon's space Western Firefly may never return to television, but the 'verse goes on. And soon, you'll be able to have a ship and crew of your own, when Firefly Online launches for the PC and Mac. We've got an exclusive first look at the ships, the guns, the characters and more. » 12/12/13 11:12am 12/12/13 11:12am

James Marsters reveals the secrets of his dark new Spike comic

After Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel ended, there were persistent rumors that Director Joss Whedon was going to make a Spike movie with actor James Marsters reprising his role as the fan-favorite vampire. It never happened, but now the movie is taking new life as a comic book called Into the Light, written by… » 11/20/13 12:05pm 11/20/13 12:05pm

Genre Actors with Impressive Second Careers in Voice Acting

There's something really satisfying about blowing a friend's mind by identifying a voice in cartoon. For example, how many of us discovered really late in life that Jerry Orbach wasn't just Lenny Briscoe in Law and Order, but was also Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast? Here is a list of genre actors to listen for. » 11/03/13 9:00am 11/03/13 9:00am

Agents of SHIELD explores all the different ways for you to sell out

The two intersecting storylines in last night's Agents of SHIELD both have to do with selling out — a computer hacker sells out for money, while a magician throws everything away for power that he can't handle. In the end, it looks as though working for the comic-book version of the NSA is actually the noble choice. » 10/23/13 4:23pm 10/23/13 4:23pm

Agents of SHIELD is all about Skye's journey... and that's a problem

Last night's Agents of SHIELD focused on the newest member of the team. Skye is the Gwen Cooper to this show's Torchwood, having joined the organization in the very first episode, and last night's episode was all about whether she was SHIELD material. Sadly, the episode served to highlight some of this show's pitfalls. » 10/09/13 10:59am 10/09/13 10:59am