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

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 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