What's The Greatest Speech In Science Fiction And Fantasy History?

The best science fiction and fantasy stories capture our imaginations in all sorts of ways — with cool visuals, with neat ideas, with clever worldbuilding. But sometimes the most powerful thing of all can be just one person, speaking eloquently. What's the greatest speech in any work of science fiction or fantasy? » 10/24/14 2:37pm Friday 2:37pm

The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify. » 10/07/14 10:05am 10/07/14 10:05am

How Does Evolution Explain Human Cannibalism?

Most people only resort to cannibalism in extreme situations — and we usually view them as victims of temporary insanity. Starvation, we say, has "stripped them of their humanity." But a closer look at these stories shows that cannibalism follows behavior patterns that are consistent with evolutionary theory.  » 8/04/14 11:24am 8/04/14 11:24am

The Real Reason Why Joss Whedon Named His Space Western Show Firefly

Nathan Fillion auditioned unsuccessfully for the part of Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And years later, he had five troubled auditions for the role of Mal on Firefly, before he finally clicked. That's just one of the amazing facts from a new biography of Joss Whedon. Read an exclusive excerpt below. » 7/31/14 4:00pm 7/31/14 4:00pm

The First Instagram From Space Is Of An Astronaut In A Firefly T-Shirt

Last week, NASA astronaut Steve Swanson sent the first Instagram from space. It was a selfie, naturally, taken before the ISS cupola. But what caught our eye wasn't Swanson's handsome mug or the view of Earth. It was Swanson's shirt, which features a familiar spacecraft and the words: "Shipping & Logistics:… » 4/16/14 7:20am 4/16/14 7:20am

"This Isn't Just A Movie Or TV Show, It's A Whole Philosophy Of Life"

Some movies and TV shows (and books and comics) are thrilling and engaging and let you lose yourself in an adventure. But some stories do more than move you — they speak to you. Which book, movie, comic or TV show is more than just a story, but a whole philosophy and way of life to you? » 4/10/14 2:03pm 4/10/14 2:03pm

Too Pretty to Die: The Ultimate Statue of Firefly's Malcolm Reynolds

The Alliance said they were going to waltz through Serenity Valley, but the browncoats made them choke on those words. Here's your exclusive first look at a brand new statue showing Firefly's Mal Reynolds in his darkest hour. Plus a new Firefly/X-Files poster, and a "cutaway" version of Serenity. » 1/20/14 12:10pm 1/20/14 12:10pm

Someone is finally going to make 6-inch Firefly action figures

And that someone is Funko, who we previously told you would be making 6-inch, articulated Game of Thrones figures. And they'll be releasing new Buffy the Vampire Slayer figures too, all due in 2014. I highly suggest saving any cash you might receive as gifts during the holidays — gonna be an expensive year. » 12/17/13 1:11pm 12/17/13 1:11pm

Keep Flyin': An Exclusive First Look at Firefly Online

Browncoats rejoice! Joss Whedon's space Western Firefly may never return to television, but the 'verse goes on. And soon, you'll be able to have a ship and crew of your own, when Firefly Online launches for the PC and Mac. We've got an exclusive first look at the ships, the guns, the characters and more. » 12/12/13 11:12am 12/12/13 11:12am

Here's what happened in the Firefly universe after Serenity

Writer Zack Whedon has spilled the beans on where the crew of the Serenity will find themselves when Dark Horse releases the sequel comic, subtitled Leaves in the Wind, this January: the crew is on the run (of course), the Alliance is still in charge, Jayne is missing, and Zoe is pregnant. BABY WASH, PEOPLE. » 12/09/13 7:30am 12/09/13 7:30am