Aliens' Power Loader Was Way More Massive in Syd Mead's Concept Art

Legendary Blade Runner designer Syd Mead helped to inspire the AT-ATs in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, with some "walking tanks" he designed for a U.S. Steel catalog. A few years later, Mead was allowed to do his own walker design, when he created the first art for the power loader in Aliens. » 3/30/14 5:30pm 3/30/14 5:30pm

Which actor has done the most to improve the image of science fiction?

There was a time when people thought science fiction (and fantasy) required over-the-top acting and scenery-chewing. Many actors didn't entirely take these roles seriously. That time is past. But which actor, in particular, has done the most to improve the credibility of genre film and television? » 10/07/13 2:26pm 10/07/13 2:26pm

Actually, THIS might be the worst movie of 2012

Our list of the worst science fiction and fantasy movies of the year doesn't include films that practically nobody saw — for example, we left out Branded. Otherwise, a strong contender for inclusion would have been Red Lights, the weird paranormal thriller that has an A-list cast: Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro and… » 12/21/12 4:30pm 12/21/12 4:30pm

Somewhere there exists an R-rated version of Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest isn't exactly a movie you'd expect to attract an R rating. After all, the parody of scifi TV shows and their fandoms is already pretty perfect with its innocent aliens and a nod to female eye candy who looks particularly stellar in a tight military uniform. But somewhere out in the universe, there lurks a… » 3/10/12 2:30pm 3/10/12 2:30pm

Sigourney Weaver watches a reenactment of Alien's most famous scene

Sigourney Weaver was a guest on the Graham Norton Show, and Norton decided to reenact John Hurt's famous "chestburster" moment from Alien. Comedian Sandi Toksvig has amazingly never seen Alien at all, so she was the perfect person to take John Hurt's place. Worth watching both for the huge amounts of gore, and for… » 2/17/11 5:30pm 2/17/11 5:30pm

First reviews of Simon Pegg's Paul: Great, but it's no Shaun of the Dead

Paul is probably the most anticipated science fiction comedy of the year. Two road-tripping nerds, played by Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, meet an alien "gray" named Paul, who turns their world upside-down. It's our favorite comedy duo going to Comic Con and traveling with an alien! The film has had… » 2/07/11 4:29pm 2/07/11 4:29pm