12 Most Unfaithful Movie Versions of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Tomorrow, Max Brooks' acclaimed novel World War Z becomes a movie... well, sort of. They kept the title. Actually, World War Z is just the latest in a long line of films that depart from the books so much, they're basically a brand new story. Here are 12 science fiction and fantasy movies that toss the book out the… »6/20/13 1:13pm6/20/13 1:13pm


Shipmates In Love: The Best Real-Life Scifi Couples

Wonderful news, scifi lovers - Lisa Bonet (Life On Mars) and Jason Momoa (Ronon from Stargate Atlantis) are expecting another little bundle of joy. This will be the second child for the couple (Bonet's third), and we send those two nothing but interstellar good wishes. Their happy news got me thinking that this is a… »10/17/08 10:30am10/17/08 10:30am

Jumper: Here's Why You Should Skip the Movie and Just Read the Book

Jumper may have made $30 million at the box office this past weekend, but the original book has been out for more than 16 years, and they don't bear much resemblance to each other except for the main character's name and the teleporting. In fact, once the book was optioned and turned into a movie, author Steven Gould… »2/21/08 11:40am2/21/08 11:40am

5 Reasons Scifi Does Better In Movies Than In TV

Why is science fiction so much hotter at the movies than on television? People have wondered for a while. Recently, the universally panned Jumper and the blah I Am Legend and Cloverfield have hit big. But the well-received Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is on the brink of cancellation. We explain this strange… »2/20/08 12:30pm2/20/08 12:30pm

Teleportation, Paladins, and Underground Lairs — What Could Go Wrong?

I'm going to lay it on the line for you: I can't resist a movie with Paladins in it. So as soon as I discovered that the bad guys in the movie Jumper were Paladins? Led by a white-haired, god-talking Samuel L. Jackson? Well, I forgave the flick for a lot of things I probably wouldn't have if the bad guys had been… »2/14/08 12:00pm2/14/08 12:00pm