Low Budget TV Shows That Are Better Than Most Huge Blockbuster Series

Television has always been an expensive medium, with Lost having an estimated per-episode budget of $4 million, and Game of Thrones clocking in at a whopping $6 million. And sometimes, these hugely expensive shows fail. But here are 10 of the best science fiction and fantasy shows, which were made for surprisingly low… » 1/13/15 1:32pm 1/13/15 1:32pm

Doctor Strange Director Will Write the Outer Limits Movie

Scott Derrickson's going to be very busy. The recently-named Doctor Strange director has been tapped for another project that's been a long time coming: MGM's Outer Limits. » 6/20/14 12:00am 6/20/14 12:00am

Top 25 Scariest Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Episodes of All Time

Science fiction and fantasy take us into the unknown, which is inherently somewhat scary — but sometimes, they go way further. Last week, we shared part one of our list of the top 50 scariest science fiction and fantasy TV episodes. But now, here are the 25 scariest television episodes of all time! » 10/23/13 10:07am 10/23/13 10:07am

10 TV Episodes that Changed Television

We're going to be talking about this past weekend's episode of Game of Thrones for a long time — it was a war epic and a dramatic tour de force, filled with palpable ambition. But this isn't the first time a single episode of television has redefined what's possible in the medium. » 5/29/12 10:14am 5/29/12 10:14am

How to survive your evil boarding school

So you've landed in an evil boarding school. Chances are your parents thought they were doing the right thing: giving you a great education, sending you to the top disciplinarians who will set you on the proper path in life. But there's something wicked going on behind the cute uniforms and impressive alumni list, and… » 1/29/12 9:00am 1/29/12 9:00am

Will MGM's big comeback project be an Outer Limits movie?

While we're not sure where the money is coming from, rumors are circulating cash-strapped MGM is quietly trying to develop a movie adaptation of the classic series The Outer Limits with the Saw franchise writers. Bring on the Zantis! [Variety] » 8/03/10 9:30am 8/03/10 9:30am

The Amount Of Free Scifi TV On Hulu Is Mind-Boggling

Most of us use Hulu to catch up on last night's episode of Lost or Caprica, but did you know there's a ridiculous amount of full seasons of shows from yore? We're talking full seasons of SG-1, Lexx, and more. » 4/18/10 9:17am 4/18/10 9:17am

Even Sheena Easton Understands That Time Travel Creates Alternate…

I wish Sheena Easton would sit McG down and explain time travel to him. In this terrible Outer Limits episode, she understands perfectly that when someone traveled back and changed her future, it created an alternate universe... of adult-contemporary music. » 12/22/09 5:00pm 12/22/09 5:00pm

Uncut Time Lords And Corporate Love Connections Rock Your Set

With regular shows beginning to go on holiday hiatus, you'd think this might be a dull week on television, but you'd be very wrong: Doctor Who marathons! Better Off Ted returning! Lots of disaster movies! We love you, television. » 12/07/09 9:00am 12/07/09 9:00am

10 Best Robot Bodies To Load Your Brain Into

You can't be beautiful and immortal until you abandon your meatsack! Surrogates, opening Friday, shows a culture that's gone over to robot avatars. But here are ten other universes where you could abandon your flesh for a shiny, perfect robo-body. » 9/23/09 4:25pm 9/23/09 4:25pm

Coital Coronaries and Sexecutions [NSFW]

Looking to do the deed with that hot alien, demon, or super-assassin, but not sure about the risks? We list scifi's deadliest sexual encounters to ensure that your next orgasm won't be your last. » 1/23/09 12:07pm 1/23/09 12:07pm

Sometimes It's Really Hard To Avoid Scratching Your Brain

Probably the weirdest Stephen King short story is "The Revelations Of Becka Paulson," where a housewife shoots herself in the brain and then sticks a pencil in the bullet hole. Afterwards, she can hear Jesus talking to her. It's the story that converted me into a rabid King fan, so I was psyched when I saw the 1990s … » 11/07/08 6:37pm 11/07/08 6:37pm

Plans for Space-Age Chemosphere on Display in Los Angeles

From now until October 12, Los Angeles-based io9ers can view architect John Lautner's original designs for the Chemosphere and other modernistic buildings at the Hammer Museum. Built in the Hollywood Hills in 1960, the space-age Chemosphere house looks like a flying saucer on its launching pad, perched atop a 30' pole… » 8/13/08 1:00pm 8/13/08 1:00pm

TV This Week: Stargate Atlantis Has One Big Fat Reveal

Welcome back, Stargate Atlantis - we missed you! This week promises the dramatic return of a past character, and Rodney almost sinks the city. (Or tries to save the city, who knows with this Stargate math?). Plus, the mighty Hercules, Kevin Sorbo, cameos on Middleman as hero from the past (fingers crossed for more… » 8/11/08 9:00am 8/11/08 9:00am

What's The Most Overrated Classic Scifi TV Show?

We've all had the experience of looking back at a movie or TV show that rocked our worlds a few decades ago, and going, "Oh." Suddenly, the awesome classic of the 1970s or 1980s looks kind of cheesy and silly. The robot pets, the speechifying, the Klingons in cowboy hats. You expect the special effects not to be that… » 4/07/08 1:14pm 4/07/08 1:14pm

Harlan Ellison Doc "Dreams With Sharp Teeth" Is All Bark, No Bite

We watched the documentary Dreams With Sharp Teeth about Harlan Ellison at the South by Southwest Film Festival last night, and some of it was impressive, like watching the sharp-penned writer work in a bookstore window in 1994, spending five hours typing a short story so people could see that it's an actual job.… » 3/12/08 4:30pm 3/12/08 4:30pm