10 Bad Movies (That Could Have Been Good With Just One Change)

By Charlie Jane Anders and Katharine Trendacosta. Netflix is a crapshoot. Your local movie theater is a garbage scow. Most movies barely manage to be so bad they're good. But what's really annoying is when you can just see how a movie could have been decent. Here are 10 films that really could have been good, if you… » 3/21/13 10:21am 3/21/13 10:21am

Most Epic Shoulderpads in the Multiverse

You can't conquer the final frontier unless you can cut an imposing figure. That's why so many science fiction and fantasy characters rock the awesome shoulderpads. Or, as we call them, "swagger pinnacles." Here are science fiction/fantasy's most astounding shoulderpads. » 1/05/11 1:02pm 1/05/11 1:02pm

Top 10 Most Corrupt Mayors From Science Fiction

You think your city's leadership is bad? Just look at these 10 stand-out examples of terrible mayors and awful city leaders from science fiction and urban fantasy. They steal, they kill, they won't give the people air! » 9/16/09 12:42pm 9/16/09 12:42pm

Top 10 Unlikely Survivors Of The End Of The World

In 9, deadly machines wipe out the human race and the only creatures left alive are... ragdolls? Okay. But those hempen freedom-fighters aren't necessarily the weirdest people to survive the apocalypse. Here are the top 10 most unlikely apocalyptic survivors. » 9/08/09 2:44pm 9/08/09 2:44pm

Future Cities Will Run On Pig Shit


Forget wind turbines and solar panels. In the ragtag future, Tina Turner will get her mood lighting from hog lagoons. In Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, an army of pigs swarms beneath Bartertown, one of the last (semi) civilized outposts. The pigshit produces methane, a gas which keeps the city's power going. The only… » 11/14/07 11:10am 11/14/07 11:10am