9 Dumbest Ways To Reboot The Marvel Movie Universe

Avengers: Age of Ultron launches Phase 3 of Marvel’s movie universe. Which means even more interconnected stories, and brings us closer to the inevitable time when the universe is crushed under its own weight and has to restart from scratch. Here are the nine absolute worst ways that Marvel could reboot its movies. »5/05/15 2:24pm5/05/15 2:24pm


Learn to evaluate the works of Joss Whedon with the Whedonic Calculus

This weekend, the brain of Joss Whedon rises again, as Much Ado About Nothing hits select theaters. Every single actor Joss has ever worked with is in this movie, including Spike's poker kittens playing the Duke of Florence. How can your mind comprehend it? Luckily, we have an excellent analytical tool: The Whedonic… »6/05/13 4:09pm6/05/13 4:09pm

More Famous Historical and Cultural Figures Who Could Become Monster Hunters

This weekend, the grown-up versions of Hansel and Gretel become witch-hunters. They join Abraham Lincoln, who hunted vampires on the big screen a while back. But why stop there? Our historical and cultural landscape is crammed with amazing figures, who could be out there getting some monster fighting done. »1/22/13 4:02pm1/22/13 4:02pm

The Ultimate Recipe for a Dark Hero's Dark Journey into Darkness

This summer, everybody is going into a very dark place. Superman is growing an underwater beard and getting angsty, Iron Man is getting his soul crushed, and Star Trek wants you to know that it's going into darkness so badly, they put that in the title. So if you're planning to film an epic story about a legendary… »1/15/13 4:03pm1/15/13 4:03pm

More Movies That The CW Could Turn Into Teenage Soap Operas

Now that The Hunger Games is breaking box office records, one thing's for sure: The CW is going to be racing forward with its TV version of Hunger Games, called The Selection. We can only hope it goes as amazingly bonkers as The CW's answer to Twilight, The Vampire Diaries. Plus if you consider Arrow to be The CW's… »3/26/12 6:32pm3/26/12 6:32pm

What if every Doctor Who story ended like "Love and Monsters"?

Some people have criticized the ending of the latest Doctor Who Christmas special, for reasons we won't reveal until after the spoiler warning. And this started us thinking — what if "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe" had ended more like Russell T. Davies' weirdest episode, "Love and Monsters"? You know, the one… »12/30/11 2:40pm12/30/11 2:40pm

Why Adding "In Space" to Any Concept Really Does Make It Better

Everybody always says that every story idea has been done before - which is totally not true, because nobody's done a "nuns raise an ostrich to be the perfect killer" story before. But even if a story idea has been done to death, you can always make it fresh and brilliant all over again, by adding just two little… »12/12/11 3:27pm12/12/11 3:27pm

You Will Sweat Nanoblobs: Your Future Workplace!

Chances are, you're reading this blog at work. At the same time, you're pretending to be a cat princess in a bestiality-quest MMO with your left hand, making a new Lynyrd Skynyrd/MC Frontalot mashup with your right hand and denouncing Saxby Chambliss with both feet. And you're still bored. But fear not — the workplace… »12/03/08 12:00pm12/03/08 12:00pm

What If Everybody In Science Fiction Really Was Related?

It all started when Sarah Connor had a salty affair with the Master, the evil renegade time traveler from a lost civilization. They both knew it would never last: for one thing, the Master kept trying to hypnotize Sarah into having a threesome with one of the liquid-metal Terminators he'd "reprogrammed." But worse,… »10/01/08 12:00pm10/01/08 12:00pm

We Can Make Trees The Awesome Villain They Were Meant To Be

Trees! Millions have trembled at the sound of their villainous name. And yet somehow, in spite of all their world-crushing power, you all voted trees the weakest recent villain in movies and TV. Blame M. Night Shyamalan, whose The Happening »8/27/08 12:00pm8/27/08 12:00pm failed to capture the true menace of these arboreal conquerors. Clearly, it's…