Archer's Dr. Krieger builds a clone army. It doesn't go well.

Archer may be taking a break from our television sets, but Dr. Algernop Krieger has been hard at work creating a clone army and posting his status updates on Facebook. That means we get to watch it all go horribly wrong. » 8/24/13 3:00pm 8/24/13 3:00pm

How Breaking Bad explores the psyche of the mad scientist

Over the last four and a half seasons, we've watched Breaking Bad's Walter White transform from milquetoast chemistry teacher to drug kingpin armed with his ambition and an encyclopedic knowledge of chemistry. In that time, the show has succeeding in explaining what drives someone to so thoroughly use science for evil… » 9/03/12 3:00pm 9/03/12 3:00pm

Retro light sculptures to decorate your mad scientist's laboratory

When finding the perfect device to light your experiments on biological reanimation or building your death ray, you need a lamp that complements your tampering with the natural scientific order. These unusual light fixtures add a touch of class to any laboratory while keeping with a distinct mad science theme. » 6/09/12 5:00pm 6/09/12 5:00pm

Mad scientist's schematics for imaginary weapons of mass destruction

Artist Justin Amrhein imagines the pages of a mad scientist's notebook with detailed schematic illustrations of nameless and terrifying devices that shoot spikes, launch missiles, and deliver deadly poisons. » 6/15/11 3:30pm 6/15/11 3:30pm

“Earthworm Jim” creator brings rat-powered superhero to webcomics

Earthworm Jim and Ghostopolis creator Doug TenNapel returns to "the dorky hero genre" with webcomic Ratfist, the absurd tale of a non-powered superhero who finds himself suddenly mutating. Oh, and he dresses like a rat. » 1/22/11 10:30am 1/22/11 10:30am

Earth’s last great hope is your college Science Fiction Club

T Campbell's long-running webcomic Fans! is a love letter to fans and fandom of all stripes. When his plucky band of fans aren't gaming or playacting or reading scifi, they're taking down government conspiracies, militant time travelers, and body-swapping scientists. » 11/13/10 9:30am 11/13/10 9:30am

The Black Ops department that’s on the monsters’ side

Everyone knows that the government is hiding the existence of genetically enhanced lifeforms. But the webcomic Skin Horse reveals the government agency you never suspected: Black Ops Social Services – complete with transgenic and undead social workers. » 10/23/10 10:40am 10/23/10 10:40am

Fake Mad Scientists Arrested Under Anti-Terrorism Law

Two hundred years ago, all a mad scientist had to worry about were villagers with pitchforks, but these days mad scientists are being profiled as possible terrorists. This week, police arrested the host of mad scientist-themed party after mistaking the partygoers’ bright lights and chemistry sets for explosives or… » 11/06/08 2:00pm 11/06/08 2:00pm

Mad Scientist Lights for Your Home Lab

Ever wanted to give your inner sanctum sanctorum some flickering evil genius style lighting? That mad scientist's lair you've been silently constructing in the basement can now have ready-made lighting, complete with brass fixtures, tube lights, and skull knobs. Gothic Glow has made it much easier to have… » 2/08/08 2:30pm 2/08/08 2:30pm

Frozen French Femme Fights Ferocious Fearsomes

Director Luc Besson's company EuropaCorp announced today that they have acquired the rights to Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adele Blanc-Sec, a French graphic novel series that's been published since 1976. Adele Blanc-Sec, a popular novelist turned journalist, investigates mysterious happenings as a sort of one-woman … » 1/28/08 3:30pm 1/28/08 3:30pm

Everything You Need to Know About the Madness of Nikola Tesla

When you hear the name Nikola Tesla, chances are you think of the Tesla coil or the 80s metal hair band. Tesla was the first real mad scientist of the twentieth century: Not only did he invent that coil and alternating-current electricity (which you're probably using right now to read this), but he also researched… » 1/28/08 11:00am 1/28/08 11:00am

Ten Scifi Songs You Should Take to a Barren Asteroid

The year is 2199, and you've just entered the long phase of your thirty-year journey to the outer reaches of the galaxy. You're about to enter suspended animation when, oops, something goes wrong. You end up stranded an a decent-sized chunk of asteroid, and thanks to the technology of the future, you have a… » 1/15/08 11:00am 1/15/08 11:00am

Guillermo Del Toro Piecing Together Frankenstein For TV

Guillermo del Toro isn't content enough to sit back on his Pan's Labyrinth earnings and let Hellboy 2: The Golden Army just ride the coattails of the original film into the box office. He's rumbling about a new television version of the mad scientist classic Frankentstein. "The only way to do the Shelley novel is to… » 1/02/08 1:40pm 1/02/08 1:40pm