Stop Hating Original Science Fiction Movies Just For Having Tropes!

It never fails lately. We actually get a movie that's a new story, instead of a rehash or continuation of a venerable tale. And people immediately start piling on, pointing out all the stuff in it that's been done before. But just because something contains story elements we've seen before doesn't mean it can't be new. » 12/08/14 12:00pm 12/08/14 12:00pm

In January, you'll finally be able to own every Jaeger from Pacific Rim

Since I saw Pacific Rim, I've endeavoured to keep up with NECA's excellent series of PR Figures as they churn out Jaeger after glorious Jaeger for my shelf. It looks like that journey will come to an end (at least until Pacific Rim 2!) next year with the release of Romeo Blue and a heavily damaged Gipsy Danger. » 11/05/14 3:07am 11/05/14 3:07am

Who Will Be X-Men's Apocalypse? Plus Revealing Game of Thrones Photos!

There are a ton of new Interstellar details. Get a good look at most of the Avengers crew. New reports on Pacific Rim and How to Train Your Dragon reveal what's being planned for those franchises. Plus a major Grimm spoiler from its star, and what's next for the Queen siblings on Arrow. » 10/20/14 6:00am 10/20/14 6:00am

There's now a chance you can own actual bits of Pacific Rim

There was a lot to love about Pacific Rim, especially its amazing props and world design. So diehard fans, prepare to rip your wallets right open - The Prop Store are running a massive auction of props and costumes from the movie, featuring everything from Kaiju goop to... Hannibal Chau's Desk!? » 9/05/14 3:00am 9/05/14 3:00am

"Destruction Supervisor" On Transformers And Pacific Rim: Best Job Ever

Say what you want about the Transformers sequels: they give good mass destruction. We spoke to Industrial Light and Magic's Michael Balog, who was "destruction supervisor" on the last two Transformers movies, plus Pacific Rim. And he told us the secrets of making destruction look real. And real awesome. » 6/30/14 12:31pm 6/30/14 12:31pm

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

10 Questions From Science Fiction That We're Glad Were Never Answered

We tend to think of science fiction and fantasy as being like mystery novels — the story is over when you solve the case. So we obsess over questions that have no answers. But here are 10 questions that are better unanswered, either because the possibilities are fascinating or because the answers would be terrible. » 4/29/14 12:00pm 4/29/14 12:00pm

Which Jurassic Park Character Will Definitely Be In Jurassic World?

We now know how long the gap is between Return of the Jedi and Episode VII. How can you affect the direction of Captain America 3? George R.R. Martin offers solutions to the problem of Game of Thrones catching up to his books. Watch a new Godzilla trailer, and take a look Gotham's Oswald Cobblepot. Plus, there's still… » 3/19/14 6:00am 3/19/14 6:00am