How to get into 20 classic science fiction shows: The ultimate guide

Even if you're a massive science fiction fan, there are probably still some great shows you've yet to discover. But for massively long-running shows, where to begin? Here's our guide to how to start watching twenty classic science fiction shows. » 9/03/10 4:00pm 9/03/10 4:00pm

Heroes and villains of imaginary worlds: A quick primer

Why does science fiction have so many heroes and villains? Why are some heroes so much cooler than others, and why can't villains be ruthless and competent? Here's our introductory guide to the eternal struggle of good versus evil. » 8/27/10 4:06pm 8/27/10 4:06pm

Fictional Science 101: Important scientific ideas that inform science…

Though science fiction often mangles scientific truths, it is nevertheless a genre that is highly influenced by the latest trends in scientific thought and research. Here are some of the scientific (and semi-scientific) ideas that have influenced SF the most. » 8/25/10 11:32am 8/25/10 11:32am