"Unfilmable" Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Somehow Got Filmed

Next week sees the release of Cloud Atlas, the movie version of one of the most famously unfilmable books of all time. But Cloud Atlas isn't the first supposedly unfilmable book to make it to the screen. There have been several classic novels that everybody thought couldn't be captured on film — until somebody did it.… » 10/19/12 1:12pm 10/19/12 1:12pm

100 Wonderful and Terrible Movies That Never Existed

For every movie that makes it to your local cineplex, there are dozens that never come into existence. In another universe, Mel Gibson directed Fahrenheit 451, Terry Gilliam directed Watchmen, and Batman fought Godzilla. The history of movies is crammed full of weird almost-weres and could-have-beens. A lot of people… » 8/10/12 1:48pm 8/10/12 1:48pm

Take A Vacation from Your Mind

We already asked you which science fictional drug you'd like to spend a weekend bingeing on, and now The Onion A.V. Club is reminding us there are way more bizarre drugs in science fiction than even we'd remembered. The Onion's list of fictional drugs includes a number of scifi standbys: Soma, Synthehol, Melange,… » 4/02/08 11:00am 4/02/08 11:00am