7 Worldbuilding Tropes Science Fiction and Fantasy needs to Stop using

Last week our own Charlie Jane Anders gave us some excellent advice on the difference between good Worldbuilding and great Worldbuilding - but sometimes creators of some of our favourite worlds run afoul of a few tiresome Worldbuilding tropes. Here's seven clichés that need to stop cropping up in Sci-Fi and Fantasy. » 11/24/14 12:56am 11/24/14 12:56am

​6 Episodes That Prove Castle Is Science Fiction

Nathan Fillion will always be best-loved by nerds for his role as Captain Mal Reynolds on Firefly, but did you know he's also starred in another major scifi franchise? It's called Castle — yes, the show where he's a mystery writer solving crimes with police detective (and love interest) Kate Beckett. Don't believe me?… » 11/21/14 10:00am 11/21/14 10:00am

New Trailer For Stanley Kubrick's 2001 Shows Why It's Still The Best

Arguably the greatest scifi film ever made, 2001: A Space Odyssey is getting a theatrical re-release in the U.K. (not the U.S. — for now, at least) and thus has earned this incredible new trailer. And it's so goddamned good it makes all other science fiction movies look pitiful in comparison. » 10/21/14 2:48pm 10/21/14 2:48pm

What If You Awoke One Morning Transformed Into A Robot?

Acclaimed Japanese director Oriza Hirata is releasing a stage production of Kafka's surrealist classic The Metamorphosis. But in this production, our tortured protagonist does not wake to find himself transformed into a bug. Instead, he's an android. And remarkably, an actual robot gets to star in the show. » 10/09/14 7:20am 10/09/14 7:20am

See Every Single Time Tom Cruise Dies In Edge Of Tomorrow

In hopes of getting some of you to buy the movie when it comes out on Blu-ray and DVD next week, Warner Bros. has decided to make its own supercut of all the times Tom Cruise's character dies in Edge of Tomorrow. If seeing Cruise get killed over and over again doesn't make you want to watch this movie, nothing will. » 10/02/14 7:30am 10/02/14 7:30am

New Jupiter Ascending Trailer Finally Merges Scifi Spectacle With Story

The early trailers for the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending have always looked impressive, but they seemed like they wanted to bludgeon people into theaters by assaulting them with an overabundance of chaotic scifi/CG action. But this third trailer is the first one to makes me want to see the movie. » 9/25/14 12:40pm 9/25/14 12:40pm