Amazing Princess Bride Theory Dreamed Up By A Child Just BLEW OUR MINDS

This kid's take on the story behind the story of The Princess Bride is blowing our minds. All it took was one character speaking the classic "As you wish" line and suddenly, everything has changed. » 12/22/14 11:25am 12/22/14 11:25am

The Princess Bride Makes For An Inconceivably Creepy Horror Flick

Warning: Watching this Princess Bride trailer, recut to make it look like a creepy horror film where Westley is Buttercup's psychotic stalker, may ruin the beloved movie for you forever. Other than that, though, it's pretty awesome. » 8/21/14 12:40pm 8/21/14 12:40pm

Who's Your Favorite Character Who Went To Insane Lengths For Revenge?

Some great science fiction and fantasy characters are motivated by love, or greed, or a thirst for justice... but a lot of the most unforgettable characters are motivated by a desire for vengeance. What's your favorite story about a character who paid a high price to punish those who had wronged him or her? » 8/14/14 2:00pm 8/14/14 2:00pm

It's Inconceivable These Wonderful Princess Bride Lego Sets Aren't Real

Nine artists at Brickworld Chicago did the world an incredible favor by creating an exhibit recreating scenes from The Princess Bride through the magic of Legos. You know how Westley and Buttercup were in Twoo Wuv? Well, that's what we're feeling for these sets. » 7/18/14 7:00pm 7/18/14 7:00pm

Stunt Casting That Actually Made Everything Better

Stunt casting is a long tradition in science fiction and fantasy, but it's only gotten more common lately. Films and TV shows will cast a famous actor — or someone who used to be in a Joss Whedon show — to spark interest. Sometimes, it's just unnecessary. But here are a bunch of cases where it was the perfect casting. » 6/05/14 9:00am 6/05/14 9:00am

Cary Elwes is writing a memoir about the filming of The Princess Bride, to be titled As You Wish. It's due out late next year, and will feature interview with the rest of the film's cast. Honestly, I'll never get tired of reading about the time during the movie André the Giant racked up a $40,000 hotel bar bill. » 11/25/13 8:32am 11/25/13 8:32am

Disney wants to adapt Princess Bride for the stage

Disney is toying with the idea of a Princess Bride "stage adaptation." Please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck. » 11/11/13 2:12pm 11/11/13 2:12pm

Supercut: "Dragged to the Altar" Scenes from Science Fiction & Fantasy

Weddings are magical and transformative — except when you're being forced to marry someone against your will. Just the other day one of our favorite shows featured a shotgun wedding. To celebrate, here's our collection of scenes where an unwilling bride or groom is tying the knot. With no recent spoilers. » 5/22/13 10:00am 5/22/13 10:00am

When the nerds go to war with the geeks, who will survive?

In this week’s “Postal Apocalypse,” you guys ask the tough questions about Game of Thrones, Avengers and cybernetic hand replacements, and I give you the hard answers, mostly because giving you soft answers sounds even dirtier. The mailbag is running low, so please don’t forget to send your questions to postman@io9.com » 3/20/13 8:00am 3/20/13 8:00am

What if Fred Savage's grandpa read him A Game of Thrones instead of The…

In The Princess Bride, Fred Savage's grandfather cheers him up by reading a humorous tale of adventure and romance with a happy ending. But what if instead, Grandpa read him the much darker story of the battle for the Iron Throne? Season/Book One spoilers. » 3/16/13 9:00am 3/16/13 9:00am

This Princess Bride wedding will make you believe in True Wuv again

This might be the most beautiful themed wedding we've ever seen. It isn't just pulling at our heart strings — it's yanking out feelings of whimsy and magic. The detail (the grandfather is dressed as Peter Falk and officiating). That DRESS! This is the most amazing Princess Bride wedding, nay cosplay wedding we've… » 2/15/13 2:00pm 2/15/13 2:00pm

Children playing The Princess Bride make for the sweetest snow day

Patrick Ballesteros already charmed us with his illustration of little kids playing Firefly with an abandoned car as Serenity. Now he brings us the junior version of The Princess Bride, with a not-quite giant-sized Fezzik pulling his pirates, princess, and a rodent that's still of unusual size through the snowy… » 12/15/12 11:00am 12/15/12 11:00am

12 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Are Just Pure Nonstop Fun

Many of our favorite movies feature quiet, introspective moments or deep philosophical discussions in between the scenes where everything is exploding and everyone is running in every possible direction. And that's great. But sometimes, you just want a movie that hits the ground running, and keeps running at top… » 11/30/12 10:05am 11/30/12 10:05am

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels to Cheer You the Frak Up

Even starship captains get the blues sometimes. And when you get depressed, or when you're stuck in bed with a nasty case of black plague, you need something to cheer you the frak up. Luckily, there are tons of science fiction and fantasy books with proven restorative properties. » 10/10/12 1:00pm 10/10/12 1:00pm

The Princess Bride cast reunites, and we melt into puddles

I'm not sure how we're going to hold it together during this heartstring-yanking 25th anniversary of The Princess Bride. On October 2, Fox will be releasing a special Blu-ray with tales from cast members about such topics as André the Giant snoozing in hotel lobbies. Just the theme music from this movie makes me… » 9/26/12 7:45am 9/26/12 7:45am

10 Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy Romantic Comedies of All Time

Science fiction is all about discovering the unknown — but sometimes you find love along the way. This is a great time to love romantic comedies with a science fiction twist, with the surprisingly sweet Safety Not Guaranteed in theaters, and the apocalyptic Seeking a Friend for the End of the World coming out… » 6/21/12 10:11am 6/21/12 10:11am

Fantasy Novels That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Everbody loves a good dark, horrible fantasy. A misanthopic adventure, in which everybody is morally compromised, and we all live and die in the dirt. But every now and then, it's nice to read a fantasy novel in which people are, you know... good. » 5/11/12 12:08pm 5/11/12 12:08pm

10 Fictional Scientists We Wish Were Real

Tonight sees the season finale of Fringe, giving us one last look at the brilliant insanity of Walter Bishop. While we love Walter, we're not sure if it would be a good thing if he existed in real life — but there are plenty of fictional scientists we wish were for real. Both for their awesome inventions, and for… » 5/11/12 10:13am 5/11/12 10:13am

The 10 Best Retorts in Science Fiction and Fantasy

A properly-delivered snappy line can be so good that it's worth whatever hardship prompted it in the first place. Usually it's the line you think of two weeks after being insulted. In science fiction and fantasy, with the benefit of a script, it's delivered right on time, and in every imaginable situation. Take a look… » 3/23/12 10:00am 3/23/12 10:00am

The Princess Bride's bizarrely NSFW cover from the 1970s

Chances are you're familiar with The Princess Bride movie, but way fewer people have read author William Goldman's book. Let me just say that it takes a strikingly different tone than the movie. » 3/23/12 7:55am 3/23/12 7:55am