​Captain Mal and the Serenity finally fly again in This Week's Comics

Yes, the fan-favorite Firefly crew are finally back in action, thanks to Dark horse's new series, while the Dredd movie gets a comic sequel as well. Plus Snowpiercer, super-Brits, Captain Jane T. Kirk (really!) and more, all in this week's comics! » 1/28/14 1:42pm 1/28/14 1:42pm

The 12 Best Cops of Science Fiction

They are the peacekeepers. They uphold the law. They protect us from those who would do us harm. And they do it all with nothing more than a badge… and a robot… or perhaps a spaceship… or maybe even superpowers. These are the dozen best fictional police officers in the universe, and we appreciate them for their… » 10/08/13 10:15am 10/08/13 10:15am

10 Essential Elements of a Great Escapist Hero

A grand adventure needs an inspirational hero. Not just a cool person in a fancy suit, but someone to believe in. It's not quite true that a science fiction or fantasy story is only as good as its hero, but the hero's greatness is certainly a limiting factor. Here are 10 essential qualities a hero ought to have. » 6/25/13 10:36am 6/25/13 10:36am

The Most Pointless Rules for Young Epic Heroes in Training

When you sign up to become a Jedi or a Starfleet officer, you have to abide by certain rules. Like, "Don't attempt a Kolvoord Starbust." But often, these organizations seem to invent rules that have no reason, beyond creating dramatic tension. Here are the most counterproductive training rules in science fiction and… » 6/11/13 11:00am 6/11/13 11:00am

Fan movie Judge Minty looks even better than Karl Urban's Dredd

The very first trailer for Judge Minty blew us away with a bad ass look inside Mega-City One. Fan and filmmaker Steven Sterlacchini has now released another trailer for his Judge Dredd inspired work, which looks way more fun than the Karl Urban movie — and we liked that flick. » 3/29/13 1:53pm 3/29/13 1:53pm

The 12 Most Epic Action Heroes of Science Fiction and Fantasy

It's Boxing Day, which means it's the perfect day to celebrate action. We love a cerebral hero, who thinks five thousand steps ahead and sets careful traps — but there's something to be said for an action hero, who goes on huge car chases, gets into massive fight scenes, and survives by the skin of his or her teeth. A… » 12/26/12 10:00am 12/26/12 10:00am

Brand new Dredd concept art includes a very different psychic showdown …

One of the most shocking parts of Dredd was the psychic battle between Judge Anderson and a particularly loathsome drug dealer, who tried to give her the same treatment the Reman Viceroy gave Deanna Troi — and she fights back, basically pwning him. Now the movie's VFX Art Director, Neil Miller, has posted some concept… » 9/26/12 2:11pm 9/26/12 2:11pm

There'll probably never be another Judge Dredd movie

He may be the law, but Judge Dredd has been overruled at the box office. Dredd didn't even meet the studio's lowball estimates of $9 million to $10 million in its first weekend in the United States, pulling in an estimated $6.3 million instead. And it hasn't even done well enough in the U.K. and other European… » 9/24/12 6:20am 9/24/12 6:20am