Comment of the Day: Darth Vader, An Alternate History

In today's comments we shared recipes for chocolate-covered salmon (there are more than you'd think), learned how to reconstruct an 18-foot oarfish using a bit of tech and a lot of imagination, and imagined the 30-second chat that could have stopped Darth Vader before he started. » 10/30/13 4:20pm 10/30/13 4:20pm

Mr. Plinkett (a.k.a. "The Phantom Reviewer") brutally dissects Revenge…

Mr. Plinkett, the weird old codger famed for his hilariously harsh reviews of the Star Wars prequels, has finally reviewed Revenge of the Sith. He's not totally annoyed with it. After all, it doesn't star baby Han Solo. » 1/01/11 7:00am 1/01/11 7:00am

#1: The Manhunters

How deadly are they? They destroyed all life within Space Sector 666 because of a "programming glitch." How big is a Space Sector? Unknown, although the entire universe is split into at least 3601 of them, and Final Crisis claims that there are "thousands of worlds" within Earth's sector. So let's just say that's a lot of… » 5/19/09 12:30pm 5/19/09 12:30pm

#5: Skynet/The Terminators

How deadly are they? They took over the Earth and are pretty much trying to destroy all human life, starting with a successful nuclear annihilation of three million people. You've seen The Terminator movies, right?
Who's responsible? The military. Sure, you could blame original creators Cyberdyne Systems, but I'm… » 5/19/09 12:30pm 5/19/09 12:30pm

#6: Sentinels (The Matrix)

How deadly are they? They took over the Earth and keep humans around only as batteries. Which, you know, is potentially an environmentally solution to the whole need for energy (Although they did start out with solar power.
Who's responsible? Humanity en masse. The robots that ended up taking over the world started out … » 5/19/09 12:30pm 5/19/09 12:30pm

#7: Sentinels (Marvel Comics)

How deadly are they? They almost eradicated the mutant race, killing millions in one afternoon's work by destroying the island of Genosha. There's also a much-visited future where the Sentinels have taken over the world and killed the X-Men and many other superheroes.
Who's responsible? Humanity's intolerance and fear. … » 5/19/09 12:30pm 5/19/09 12:30pm

The "Star Wars Kid" Was As Popular as "Revenge of the Sith"

Remember the Star Wars Kid, that high schooler in Quebec who viddied himself doing Jedi moves with a pole? And then the jerks at his school stuck the video on Kazaa, and somebody else added special effects to make his pole look like a real light saber, and then suddenly the video was all over the web and you couldn't… » 5/22/08 11:14am 5/22/08 11:14am