The Greatest Scenes Where Epic Heroes Ask a Random Priest for Advice

Of all the random bits in Man of Steel, one of the randomest was the scene where Supes asks a man of the cloth what a man of the cape should do. In fact, the "Ask a Priest" scene is a staple of science fiction and fantasy. Here are our favorite moments where someone consults a priest, and gets some mostly nonsensical… » 6/21/13 1:00pm 6/21/13 1:00pm

12 Most Unfaithful Movie Versions of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Tomorrow, Max Brooks' acclaimed novel World War Z becomes a movie... well, sort of. They kept the title. Actually, World War Z is just the latest in a long line of films that depart from the books so much, they're basically a brand new story. Here are 12 science fiction and fantasy movies that toss the book out the… » 6/20/13 10:13am 6/20/13 10:13am

R.I.P. Harry Harrison, creator of the Stainless Steel Rat, Bill the…

If Harry Harrison had only created "Slippery" Jim DiGriz, the roguish hero of the Stainless Steel Rat books, he would deserve a high place in science fiction history. But he also wrote dozens of other novels, including the hilarious Bill the Galactic Hero saga, the proto-Steampunk classic A Transatlantic Tunnel,… » 8/15/12 1:52am 8/15/12 1:52am

10 Satirical Novels that Could Teach You To Survive the Future

There's only one thing we know for sure about the future: It'll be weird, and you can't really prepare for it. Just imagine trying to tell someone in 2000 how to prepare for life in 2011. But luckily, there's one surefire way to brace yourself for another round of future shock: by reading a slew of great satires,… » 12/13/11 10:48am 12/13/11 10:48am

Sugary scifi scenes remade with Peeps

Peeps: delicious to some, disgusting to others. At least we can all agree that these sugary Easter sweets make for some fantastic dioramas, remaking scenes from some favorite scifi movies, books, and TV shows. » 4/09/11 1:00pm 4/09/11 1:00pm

Soylent Green is People (Magazine)

What would People Magazine look like in the world of Soylent Green? Check out this amazing, hilarious mockup. And just imagine, next time you're snacking on a protein cracker, that your cannibalizing a bit of Justin Beiber. » 2/22/11 10:41am 2/22/11 10:41am

What if Soylent Green, The Omega Man, and Planet of the Apes were all…

Video artist Anthony Discenza has made a Heston megamix "Charlton Heston: The Future has Already Been Written," a movie-length video collage of the actor's most depressingly futuristic films all spliced over each other. Says Discenza of the above footage: » 2/13/11 8:30am 2/13/11 8:30am

Vintage ads from science fictional futures

Marvellous Hairy author Mark A. Rayner is holding a Photoshop contest to create vintage advertisements for futures that don't exist yet. Here's a small sampling of these retrofuturistic print pieces from both the current and past contests. » 9/19/10 8:45am 9/19/10 8:45am

Fictional business cards to fill your scifi Rolodex

Yesterday, we showed you how the corporate websites for science fiction companies might look. But what about their business cards? Designer Fernando Reza has imagined Rolodex fodder for starship researchers, henchmen, and the folks who sweep up zombie guts. » 9/04/10 9:00am 9/04/10 9:00am

15 Evil Corporations in Science Fiction

If you're looking for a job, here's a list of successful, influential corporations you might want to work for. That is, as long as you don't ask too many questions.
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The Tastiest Food Moments in Science Fiction

A juicy virtual steak convinces Cypher to betray Morpheus, Trinity and Neo in maybe the most famous non-bullet-y scene from The Matrix. When you start paying attention, you notice how important food is in science fiction, whether it's dehydrated Pizza Hut, orgasm inducing desserts or fish biscuits. Even condiments get… » 5/12/08 2:28pm 5/12/08 2:28pm

The Food Riots Are Getting Worse

Prices for cornmeal and rice have doubled in Somalia since January, and on Monday food riots wracked the Somalian city of Mogadishu. Thousands of people protested the insane prices for staple foods, and eventually police shot and killed two protesters. Earlier this year, food riots broke out in the African nation of… » 5/08/08 11:29am 5/08/08 11:29am

R.I.P. Charlton Heston

If you hadn't heard the news by now, Charlton Heston passed away Saturday night at the grand old age of 84. His broad-shouldered, square-jawed, teeth-gritting acting style launched historical characters from Moses to Judah Ben-Hur, but we were more fixated on his body of science fiction work, which was considerable as… » 4/07/08 11:12am 4/07/08 11:12am

The Speckled SciFi Career of Charlton Heston

Long before Charlton Heston was strutting his stuff as the gun-toting president of the National Rifle Association, he was lending his iron-jawed profile to films The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur. However, he is cemented in the minds of millions of movie fans as the face of the human race in 1968's The Planet of the… » 12/13/07 12:00pm 12/13/07 12:00pm

Aliens From Close Encounters Plot Come-Back