10 Weird TV Show Ideas That The Networks Keep Trying Over And Over

Just like with movies, you sometimes see a few television shows about the same idea come down the pike. Recently, we had two "supernatural child" shows (Touch and Believe), and a handful of supernatural medical shows. But here are 10 TV show ideas that keep coming back again and again. » 9/12/14 10:06am 9/12/14 10:06am

Science Fiction's Greatest Failures (And How They Saved Us All)

Science fiction is built on some incredible failures. These days, we take for granted that science fiction's ideas and imagery dominate pop culture and define our collective reality — but many of science fiction's most important works were originally counted as flops. Science fiction wouldn't have most of its coolest… » 9/12/12 1:36pm 9/12/12 1:36pm

In 1987, Max Headroom interrupted a Doctor Who broadcast for a spanking

On November 22, 1987, Chicago-area Doctor Who fans experienced a crossover with Max Headroom that would go down in the history books. The only problem? Neither show had signed up for this clash of universes, and Max ended up getting his naked ass smacked on a PBS station. » 10/30/11 7:00am 10/30/11 7:00am

30 DVD sets that'll make the new year bright

When it comes to the "gift that keeps on giving," there's nothing like a great DVD set that people will want to watch over and over. Here's the motherlode of Blu-rays and DVDs with fantastic adventures, amazing extras and more. » 12/02/10 9:00am 12/02/10 9:00am

The top 20 essential science fiction TV shows

Science fiction has ruled television for over 50 years, but some shows have brightened our screens and supercharged our brains more than others. Here are the 20 science fiction shows that everybody interested in the genre should see. » 8/26/10 12:49pm 8/26/10 12:49pm

Max Headroom predicted my job, 20 years before it existed

The entire 80s cyberpunk Max Headroom TV series is available today on DVD, and one of the pleasures of rewatching the series is discovering how many things it got right about the future. » 8/10/10 7:11pm 8/10/10 7:11pm

August DVD releases, from Blipverts to comix documentaries

Have you been waiting forever for Max Headroom on DVD? Your dreams come true this month. We've got a rundown of noteworthy August DVD releases, from the very good to the, well, watch at your own risk (hello, Heroes!). » 8/03/10 3:00pm 8/03/10 3:00pm

What Prematurely Canceled Genre Show Do You Want Back?

It happens all the time — terrific TV show gets cut down in its prime because They just don't get It. But if you could have just one back for just one season, which would it be? » 3/30/10 7:40am 3/30/10 7:40am

No Matter What, Tron Legacy Can't Be As Bad As Lawnmower Man 2

With Tron Legacy's breathtaking trailer, our hopes have been raised to fever pitch. Will it disappoint us? We sure hope not, but at least it won't feature Harvey the dog loading "cybercycles" into Cyberspace, like Lawnmower Man 2. » 3/11/10 5:00pm 3/11/10 5:00pm

Max Headroom Finally Coming To DVD!

A major injustice is about to be redressed.The ground-breaking cyberpunk TV series Max Headroom is finally coming out on DVD — and the extras may include the original British short film 20 Minutes Into The Future. » 2/27/10 1:00pm 2/27/10 1:00pm

The Binary Snowjob - A History Of Cinematic Computers That Never Were

You've been deceived. All those computer interfaces you saw in the movies? They were made without CGI! Watch our video "The Binary Snowjob" to discover the terrible truth about computers that never were. » 12/11/09 9:00am 12/11/09 9:00am

Max Headroom's Blipverts Infiltrate The Superbowl

Forget the 3D commercials — this Superbowl Sunday, our eyes will be peeled for the one-second Miller High Life commercials. That's right Miller only bought 4 seconds of airtime this Sunday, but the beermaker believes that it's just enough time to make the right mental impact on the audience. Finally, Max Headroom's… » 1/30/09 9:30am 1/30/09 9:30am

Science Fiction TV Classics You're Not Allowed To Own On DVD

Click to view » 9/22/08 11:53pm 9/22/08 11:53pmSometimes it seems like every little dreg of geek culture from your youth is out on DVD - but it's not true! Weirdly, there are gaps in the archives of science fiction TV shows that Hollywood is willing to sell you. Think about this the next time you invite over that hottie from work and fail to get…

Time for a Max Headroom Movie

I'm feeling that wave of Max Headroom nostalgia again. Those British commercials with an aged Max Headroom in them just didn't quench my thirst for a full revival of the cult TV series that popularized the faux-virtual British icon in the U.S. What I love about the mid-1980s U.S. show Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into… » 6/25/08 7:20pm 6/25/08 7:20pm

Top 10 Unsung Science Fiction TV Classics

Click to viewSome of the greatest science fiction TV shows of all time have vanished, almost without a trace. They don't get DVDs or listed in articles on the "Top 50 Science Fiction Shows Of All Time." Despite achieving true greatness, they don't even get as much praise or critical attention as Alf. Here's our… » 4/03/08 10:36am 4/03/08 10:36am

Science Fiction's Army Of Rupert Murdochs

Fifty years ago, nobody could have imagined that one person would wield the mind-shaping power Rupert Murdoch now holds. His print and electronic media empire is in itself science fictional, so it's no surprise that scifi is full of Murdoch stand-ins. Click through to find out which science fiction creator named his… » 3/03/08 2:40pm 3/03/08 2:40pm