Top 10 Greatest Giant Robots Of All Time

Ah, Giant Robots. Who doesn't love giant mechanical creations stomping around and kicking butt? Over the years there have been many badass robots and mechs that have wormed their way into our hearts, but some are just especially great. So here are our picks for the 10 greatest giant robots, ranked. » 3/20/15 10:12am 3/20/15 10:12am

Evangelion Fans Want To Send The Lance Of Longinus To The Moon

The crazy and beloved anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion turns 20 later this year, and Japanese Eva fans are looking to celebrate by literally embedding a teeny replica of a famous weapon from the show into the moon. Beats a birthday cake, I guess! » 2/06/15 1:01am 2/06/15 1:01am

When Is It Okay (If Ever) To Fail the Bechdel Test?

Prompted by Charlie Jane Anders' discussion of the test today (as well as some of the reactions I've seen to it) I've given some thought to the Bechdel Test and whether it's ever okay for a story to fail it. There are a number of popular stories which do fail it - Pacific Rim, The Lord of the Rings, the original Star… » 6/05/14 11:22am 6/05/14 11:22am

Why you should learn to love the ending to Neon Genesis Evangelion

This Friday, the third Evangelion movie (of four) comes out, which makes us wonder how the fourth movie is going to end. A lot of people complain about the ending of the original ending of the anime series, but today some people argued that it's actually way underrated. » 1/06/14 4:45pm 1/06/14 4:45pm

The Most Brutal Endings of Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows

Last night, Breaking Bad broke us once and for all, with a fitting ending that gave us tons of closure. But many of our favorite TV shows have straight-up kicked us in the teeth on their way out. Here are the most brutal series finales of science fiction and fantasy TV shows. » 9/30/13 1:10pm 9/30/13 1:10pm

Watch a scene from the live-action Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

For an exhibit on cinematic practical effects at Tokyo's Museum of Contemporary Art, Neon Genesis Evangelion director Hideaki Anno and Studio Ghibli have teamed up for a live-action featurette based on Hayao Miyazaki's post-apocalyptic cartoon classic Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. » 7/30/12 5:20am 7/30/12 5:20am

Master Japanese craftsmen make real-life versions of Evangelion weapons

People love samurai swords, and people love Evangelion. Combining the two makes a perfect storm of coolness. A current museum exhibition hopes to capitalize on the anime's fandom by presenting weapons from the Evangelion series crafted by master Japanese sword smiths. » 7/21/12 3:00pm 7/21/12 3:00pm

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Spooky Ghost Stories from Science Fiction

Last week, Fringe finally gave us the conclusion to a weird ghost story that's been simmering since last season. But Fringe isn't the only science fiction universe to dabble in ghosts — there have been hauntings and apparitions in Star Trek, Doctor Who, Star Wars and countless other science fiction universes. » 10/21/11 1:30pm 10/21/11 1:30pm

For $624, you can quaff Neon Genesis Evangelion sparkling wine

After a hard day of batting around Angels, nothing tastes crisper than a bottle of officially sanctioned $624 Evangelion wine. Sure, you could buy 312 bottles of Thunderbird with that money, but Thunderbird doesn't have mecha on the label. » 6/22/11 2:30pm 6/22/11 2:30pm

10 Great Series that Torture Their Characters (And Make You Love It)

With Game of Thrones coming to television this weekend, many more people will soon know the joy of vicarious masochism that is George R.R. Martin's storytelling. But Martin's not the only creator who abuses his characters for your perverse enjoyment. » 4/12/11 11:00am 4/12/11 11:00am

Check out the Neon Genesis Evangelion hotel room, the world's only…

Remember that Neon Genesis Evangelion hotel room in Fujiyoshida, Japan we mentioned last month? Here's footage of this $450-a-night pleasure chamber. You can sleep in the plug-shaped bed with two of your closest friends! » 2/28/11 8:30am 2/28/11 8:30am

Stay in a Neon-Genesis Evangelion hotel room for $450 a night

Starting March 1, the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Fujiyoshida, Japan will offer a hotel room based on the famed Gainax anime franchise Neon-Genesis Evangelion. For $450 a night, you can pretend you're a mecha pilot on vacation. » 1/29/11 1:45pm 1/29/11 1:45pm

Live-Action Neon Genesis Evangelion Not Dead Yet

We may be able to see the long-awaited Mecha Angel battle some day. Halo Legends' producer announced that Evangelion is still in the pipeline for a live-action adaptation. And some Weta Workshop concept art hints at the potential awesomeness. » 2/12/10 7:00am 2/12/10 7:00am

The 6 Types Of Brains In Jars

When you're a brain in a tank, you've got a lot of time to think about stuff. And one of the things you ponder is: how many kinds of disembodied brains does science fiction have? The answer: six! » 10/16/09 3:33pm 10/16/09 3:33pm

20 Best (And 20 Worst) Pets In Science Fiction

When humans finally conquer space, we'll still want to keep other creatures as pets. Some science-fiction pets are among our favorite characters, but others, you just want to flush out the airlock. Here's our list of the best and worst. » 6/24/09 5:00pm 6/24/09 5:00pm