The scene that shows how ludicrous the tech (and sex) gets on Da…

David S. Goyer's Da Vinci's Demons premiered last night on STARZ and it was...kind of slow. But this clip shows us what we do get in lieu of an intriguing plot and compelling characters: implausible Renaissance technology and painted lady nipples. This clip is NSFW and contains technology indistinguishable from magic. » 4/13/13 11:30am 4/13/13 11:30am

The Roots of Today's Science Fiction Go Back Centuries

Click to view » 9/16/08 11:30am 9/16/08 11:30amScience Fiction came of age in the 19th Century under the talents of writers like Mary Shelley, Jules Verne, and H.G. Wells. But before these authors stands a long history of proto-science fiction tales, replete with voyages to the moon, socially and technologically advanced civilizations, and visions of…

Revealed: The Inspiration for Galactica's Greatest Painting

There's been speculation about that painting in Admiral Adama's quarters ever since BSG's first season. Humorist and sci-fi fiend John Hodgman, who wrote about the show for The New York Times Magazine, is obsessed with it, and the burned, broody painting has been dissected carefully on both BSG forums and Wikipedia.… » 12/03/07 2:15pm 12/03/07 2:15pm