Syfy's Working on David S. Goyer's Superman Origin Show Krypton

Another D.C. television show is in the works: The Hollywood Reporter's saying that David S. Goyer's going to spearhead the creation of a Gotham-style origin story for Superman called, of course, Krypton. » 12/08/14 9:01pm 12/08/14 9:01pm

Krypton TV Series In The Works, We Blame Gotham

Man of Steel writer David Goyer is allegedly working on a Krypton show. But will the alien-set series have Russell Crowe's weird bird/bug dragon? It doesn't matter, since everyone dies anyway. » 10/27/14 8:57am 10/27/14 8:57am

Yes, We Use Krypton in the Real World

Some elements are common. Some elements are glamorous or dangerous. And then there are some elements with great PR. Krypton is one of those. When it's not the home planet of the man of steel, krypton has — or rather had — a very specific use. » 9/23/14 12:40pm 9/23/14 12:40pm

This life-size glass skeleton is illuminated by krypton

Krypton, being what chemists call a noble gas, glows when it's housed inside of a gas-discharge lamp. Craft the lamp's glass into specific letters and you get luminescent signage — like a red, neon "Open" sign. Hand-shape your own glass, however, and you can create something way more interesting than a boring old… » 4/04/12 2:29pm 4/04/12 2:29pm

Top Ten Most Realistic Planets in Science Fiction

One of the worst examples of unrealistic science in movies is the overly simple alien planet. Oftentimes, our heroes will visit the desert planet, or the Irish planet. But the best extraterrestrial worlds in science fiction are the ones with variety and a realistic ecosystem. They have cities as well as countryside,… » 6/11/08 1:55pm 6/11/08 1:55pm


Too bad Krypton and its population of good-looking scientists blew up. It was the classic futuristic-looking planet in comics, whose appearance evolved as our conception of the future changed. The cities featured beautiful architecture relying heavily on Art Deco. Besides a distinctive architecture, it also had a… » 6/11/08 1:24pm 6/11/08 1:24pm

Superman's Powers Are Sketchy

How exactly do Superman's kryptonian powers work? I mean, how do you account for the super-speed, the way he gets his abilities from the yellow sun, his super-breath, and even how he shaves in the morning? Now you can have the answers to these crucial questions and more at your fingertips. Philipp Lenssen gives you a… » 2/21/08 11:40am 2/21/08 11:40am

A Kryptonian City Refracts The Blood Red Sunlight

It's sunset on Krypton. The towers of Krypton grew organically, like crystals, but then humans carved and polished them afterwards. That's the theory that concept artist Jason Dunn brought to a Krypton flashback in a recent episode of Smallville. This mix of the organic and the hand-crafted informed Dunn's sketches… » 11/20/07 6:30am 11/20/07 6:30am