Here Are the 1960s Science Fiction Novels Everyone Should Read

First they tried to drag us back to the 1960s with Austin Powers. Now they're doing it again with Men in Black III, whose plot time-jumps to the 1969 Apollo launch. But why go back to this world-changing decade with bad science fiction when you could mainline the good stuff? Here is a book list that will introduce you … » 5/24/12 12:30pm 5/24/12 12:30pm

10 Fictional Scientists We Wish Were Real

Tonight sees the season finale of Fringe, giving us one last look at the brilliant insanity of Walter Bishop. While we love Walter, we're not sure if it would be a good thing if he existed in real life — but there are plenty of fictional scientists we wish were for real. Both for their awesome inventions, and for their … » 5/11/12 10:13am 5/11/12 10:13am

Bad Movie Physics: A Report Card

Space epics almost always play fast and loose with science, treating the laws of physics like suggestions. But some movies dismember Newton and Einstein with way more gusto than others. Here's our report card for bad science in 18 movies. » 12/28/10 12:30pm 12/28/10 12:30pm

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A Clone And His Own Corpse Go On A Crazy Road Trip

Movies about cloning usually deal with some kind of identity crisis — it's inherent in the subgenre — but few of them are as weird, or potentially as profound, as The Clone Returns To The Homeland » 11/13/08 9:00am 11/13/08 9:00am, a new Japanese film that's already being to Tarkovsky's . The story of an astronaut who dies and is replaced by a clone…

Say Hello to Your Shiny, Happy Future

Just as we were asking ourselves when this dreary dystopian fad was going to wear off » 11/02/08 8:00am 11/02/08 8:00am, news comes from a sunnier side of the universe. We’ve been plagued with so many movies and books that paint the future as a big, bad place to live that I’ve started to wonder if I should build a bomb shelter or just stock up on…