The New Thunderbirds' Tracy Island Is A Miniature, Lifelike Paradise

First came the teaser trailer, then the unsettling first look at the characters. Now, here's your chance to journey into the uncanny valley (ok, Tracy Island) from whence the new Thunderbirds Are Go! characters will emerge when the reboot debuts later this year on ITV. » 2/08/15 1:31pm 2/08/15 1:31pm

Hey, Weirdos! Is A Reboot Of The Craft In the Works?

Today's unconfirmed/tantalizing/"but whyyy?" Hollywood rumor for all the once and future teen witches out there: There may be a reboot of 1996's The Craft in the works. » 12/15/14 12:00am 12/15/14 12:00am

These Are The Movie Sequels We ACTUALLY Want To See

Movie sequels can be boring. Fortunately, you all shared plenty of creative sequel ideas (A space-station musical western as scored by David Bowie? Yes please.) that we really do want to see. Here, as pitched by you, are some our favorite potential sequels — if only someone would make them. » 11/24/14 4:20pm 11/24/14 4:20pm

What Movies and Shows Count As Soft Reboots?

Over the past few decades we've gotten used to the idea of movie, TV, and other media franchises undergoing total reboots, with the creators breaking continuity with the original series to create new stories using the same core concepts and characters. It's pretty much taken for granted that whenever a new team takes… » 7/29/14 10:41am 7/29/14 10:41am

The Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Terrified of the New Ones

This drawing by Jeff Victor is appropriately titled "Rebooted." While you could see this as the specific problem with the upcoming film's designs, it works just as well as a general commentary on the "gritty," "dark," and "realistic" bent of most reboots. » 7/15/14 11:00pm 7/15/14 11:00pm

"They Had To Keep Reinventing This Character Until They Got It Perfect"

Sometimes a character goes through so many reinventions and reimaginings, it feels as though they're just being chewed up by the machine. (See Hawkman.) But sometimes, the 20th version of a character is just... perfect. Which character actually benefited from endless redesigns and reboots? » 6/24/14 2:15pm 6/24/14 2:15pm

Imagining Remakes Of Old TV Series

This is the age of the reboot. It's been happening regularly for the last 15 years at least, spurred on, I think, by a few successes like BSG and the Brady Bunch movies. Despite the failure of almost all others, such as Knight Rider, The Bionic Woman, the UK The Avengers movie, the Dukes of Hazzard movie, and Total… » 2/27/14 2:46pm 2/27/14 2:46pm

Which Star Trek has the better vision of the future?

It's a battle between the original Star Trek and its movie re-boot to decide which vision of the future will triumph! Two Star Treks enter, one leaves. » 1/29/14 4:20pm 1/29/14 4:20pm

What is the one reboot that proves reboots aren't entirely evil?

Just admit it — there was that one time you watched a reboot and realized it was better than the original. What reboot was it that made you realize that not all reboots are awful blemishes on the face of pop culture? » 1/20/14 2:00pm 1/20/14 2:00pm

A Brief and Canny Explanation for the Flood of Remakes and Sequels

Why does Hollywood keep rebooting the same movie properties over and over again? It's not just because studios want fans of those franchises to be happy. It's because the movie business is about supply and demand, and the demand is strongest for a few known quantities, writes Scott Feinberg. » 9/13/13 12:25pm 9/13/13 12:25pm

8 Reasons Movie Reboots Fail

You’d think remaking a movie might be easy. I mean, it’s technically been done before; you can easily see what worked and what didn’t, what mistakes to avoid, and ways you can improve upon the original. Right? Yes, technically, but most movie reboots suck ass anyways. Here are eight reasons why we should probably… » 4/02/13 10:00am 4/02/13 10:00am

Read an exclusive excerpt from John Scalzi's new novel Fuzzy Nation!

A new John Scalzi novel is always a cause for celebration, but Fuzzy Nation is also a "reboot" of a beloved 1962 Hugo-nominated novel, Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper. » 5/04/11 7:00am 5/04/11 7:00am

Arnold Schwarzenegger considering Terminator, Predator and Running Man…

Over a month ago Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he was ready to start acting again. And now Hollywood has come a calling with a remake, reboot or some sort of spin-off of every great action movie he's ever been in. » 3/07/11 9:37am 3/07/11 9:37am

Reboots Aren't Just For Batman Any More

The modern fashion for rebooting heroes has reached the book world. John Scalzi, the writer who knows no fear, has taken H. Beam Piper's Hugo-nominated 1962 novel Little Fuzzy and reinventing it. And Tor Books will publish the result. » 4/13/10 2:30pm 4/13/10 2:30pm

Which Type Of SF Movie Has The Best Rotten Tomatoes Scores?

Are post-apocalyptic movies better than superhero films? Are remakes better than book adaptations? We decided to settle these questions once and for all — using science. We've compared the average Rotten Tomatoes scores for nine types of science fiction films. » 2/23/10 2:53pm 2/23/10 2:53pm

How To Reboot Star Wars

Now that both Batman and Star Trek have enjoyed cinematic reinventions, it's only a matter of time before Hollywood reboots the franchise that rebooted entertainment itself. Here's how the inevitable Star Wars reinvention could be fantastic instead of embarrassing. » 6/08/09 2:55pm 6/08/09 2:55pm

The Awful Wreckage Of Speed Racer Spinoffs

The Wachowskis' Speed Racer movie isn't the first reinvention of the rubber-burning cartoon since its 1960s heyday. There's been a long line of Racer relaunches, sequels and spin-offs, many of them huge disasters. That doesn't stop people from trying to reinvent the wheel for the franchise, including the new animated… » 4/29/08 1:30pm 4/29/08 1:30pm