Dueling Movies: Two Films About the Same Thing at the Same Time

This weekend sees the release of The Legend of Hercules — and then later this year, we'll see a second Hercules movie. This seems to happen a lot: everybody gets the same bright idea at the same time, and competing films are rushed into production. Here are a ton of cases where weirdly similar films did battle. » 1/09/14 1:07pm 1/09/14 1:07pm

Will our popular culture survive into the future?

Many works of science fiction agree that we'll all be reading Shakespeare until the heat death of the universe. But what about the works of Isaac Asimov, George Lucas, JK Rowling, and Steven Moffat? What, if any, cultural legacy will we leave to people the who come after us, and will we like the way that legacy looks? » 1/14/12 2:00pm 1/14/12 2:00pm

The Return Of Clinton Futurism?

Click to view » 11/07/08 2:42pm 11/07/08 2:42pmThe last time the Democrats controlled the White House and both houses of Congress, Gillian Anderson wore pants. There were two series at once, which promoted women and minorities and looked at the dark side of the Federation. Cyberpunk reigned supreme. The future was a shiny place - but with dread…