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 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

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