5 Failed Robotech Sequels That Could Have Transformed the Franchise

Robotech is one of the most-beloved cartoons of the '80s and a pillar of American anime fandom, yet it can barely make a sequel to save its life. It's not for a lack of trying; owner Harmony Gold has tried to produce new Robotech TV series and movies for decades with almost no success. » 7/22/14 10:00am 7/22/14 10:00am

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

Take a closer look at the workings of androids, cyborgs, and giant mechanical beasts with this collection of technical—but fictional—illustrations. Everyone from the lowliest droid to the most murderous Termintor breaks down to hydraulics and wire. » 6/27/14 3:40pm 6/27/14 3:40pm

Here's part one of the astounding Robotech fan flick Valkyrie Project

It's been over two years, but the folks behind Argentina's fantastic-looking Robotech fan flick have finally released more than a trailer. The first 10 minutes have just been posted; there are no subtitles, unfortunately, but who needs subtitles when there are Veritechs and Zentraedi Battle Pods running around? » 1/02/14 8:20am 1/02/14 8:20am

Why Robotech is the greatest love story of the 20th century

Literary types often regard Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita as the greatest love story of the 20th century. They're close, but it's actually the '80s cartoon series Robotech. » 11/29/13 12:00pm 11/29/13 12:00pm

11 Fearsome Warrior Races (That Would Be Ridiculously Easy to Defeat)

An entire species of warriors is one of the most thrilling tropes from science fiction and fantasy. Bred only for combat, with a culture based entirely on war and destruction. But sometimes that single-minded focus on slaughter can actually have its drawbacks. Here are 11 fictional warrior races that would be easy to… » 10/03/13 10:00am 10/03/13 10:00am

Everything You Need to Know About Robotech

Robotech consumed our childhoods. In a lot of ways, it created the American anime industry as we know it. But some people find the show's complex origins baffling, as well as what makes it so unique and important. So here's everything you should know about Robotech — and why. » 8/29/13 12:05pm 8/29/13 12:05pm

Argentina is the new home of Robotechnology thanks to this unbelievable…

I've been following a group of very talented Argentinians working on a live-action/CG-hybrid Robotech movie for years now, because 1) given the nightmare that is the Robotech/Macross legal rights situation, a fan flick is pretty much our only chance to see a live-action Macross saga and 2) their film, Valkyrie… » 1/02/13 2:40pm 1/02/13 2:40pm

Why Robotech is the greatest love story of the 20th century

Literary types often regard Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita as the greatest love story of the 20th century. They're close, but it's actually the ‘80s cartoon series Robotech - specifically, it's the Macross section of Robotech, based on the 1982 anime Super Dimension Fortress Macross, the first of the three Japanese… » 12/24/12 11:00am 12/24/12 11:00am

The 20 Best Cliffhangers Ever Shown on Science Fiction or Fantasy TV

The best science fiction and fantasy television hooks you with endless suspense... including hair-raising cliffhangers. But only the greatest cliffhangers can make you throw your remote at the screen, and keep you wondering for weeks. Here are the 20 awesomest. » 11/22/12 10:00am 11/22/12 10:00am

10 Visual Motifs that American Science Fiction Borrowed from Anime

We owe so much to Japanese animation and comics. Anime and manga have given us some of the most unforgettable characters and stories in the universe — but also, the visual style of anime has had a huge impact on Western science fiction and fantasy. American movies and television have gotten a much-needed injection of… » 9/26/12 10:17am 9/26/12 10:17am

10 Greatest Starships Of All Time

Starships are the coolest kind of vessels out there. They travel faster than light, they encounter strange new worlds, they turn space into their playground. But what are the coolest starships of them all? After much careful deliberation, we've come up with our definitive list of the 10 greatest starships in all… » 2/01/11 10:00am 2/01/11 10:00am

The best SF/fantasy cliffhangers ever shown on television

The best science fiction and fantasy television hooks you with endless suspense... including hair-raising cliffhangers. But only the greatest cliffhangers can make you throw your remote at the screen, and keep you wondering for weeks. Here are the 20 awesomest. » 9/15/10 5:48pm 9/15/10 5:48pm

The Biggest Starship Of All Time, Revealed!

How does your favorite starship measure up against all others in science fiction? You need wonder no longer, thanks to Jeff Russell's Starship Dimensions, a site that obsessively measures the lengths of every spaceship ever and puts them all together in a handy chart. It turns out the Death Star from Star Wars is… » 2/21/08 12:40pm 2/21/08 12:40pm