Too Bad, That Rumor About A New Star Trek TV Show Is Absolutely False

We'd all love to see a brand new Star Trek TV series, as the show warps towards its 50th anniversary. Almost everyone agrees Trek belongs on television, where thoughtful stories and optimism can flourish. But the latest rumor about a Star Trek TV show in the works? Is absolutely 100 percent false. » 3/28/15 11:22am Yesterday 11:22am

Win A Free Pass To A Screening Of Harlock: Space Pirate!

Space Pirate Captain Harlock is a beloved manga and anime series about a space adventurer, from the creator of Space Battleship Yamato (aka Star Blazers). A couple years ago, they made a live-action* version, and now at last it's coming to the U.S. And we've got free passes to a few screenings later this week. » 3/24/15 11:00am Tuesday 11:00am

Star Blazers Got Me Through The Shittiest Year Of My Childhood

I was a happy child, but I didn't have such a happy childhood. Other kids didn't get my weird vibe, especially in elementary and middle school. And one year in particular, we moved to a new city and a new school, and things got ugly. Only one thing kept me from losing my shit: Star Blazers. » 3/13/15 12:30pm 3/13/15 12:30pm

Artist Puts Original 1960s Enterprise Model Into Star Trek Movie Scenes

The 1965 model of the U.S.S. Enterprise usually hangs in the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, but right now it's being restored. It's still a thing of incredible beauty, even after 50 years. So artist Nick Acosta took photos of the original model as it is now, and inserted it into iconic shots from the Star Trek » 2/26/15 12:22pm 2/26/15 12:22pm

What's The Most Ridiculous Way Someone Took Over The U.S.S. Enterprise?

There's one thing that's constant, across all of Star Trek: Starfleet vessels are ridiculously easy to take over. Especially if they're named "Enterprise". But what's the absolute silliest way that someone once seized control over the Enterprise? (Including in TNG, Enterprise, comics, books, other media)? » 2/12/15 2:00pm 2/12/15 2:00pm

Thunderous Art From The Collector Scenes In Guardians Of The Galaxy

Some of the most cosmic connections in the Marvel Universe happened when the Guardians of the Galaxy went to visit the Collector, played by Benicio del Toro. We already showed you art of the most surprising character in his collection. But here's concept art of Cosmo the dog, and some other stuff. » 2/09/15 7:00pm 2/09/15 7:00pm

Jupiter Ascending's Spaceship Designs Are Even Cooler Than You Knew

Jupiter Ascending has some of the most stunning visuals we've ever seen in a space opera. The movie's spaceships are just stunning, and unlike anything else in movies or elsewhere. We talked to lead designer George Hull, and he told us how Brutalist architecture and Siamese fighting fish influenced these ships. » 2/06/15 7:00pm 2/06/15 7:00pm

Jupiter Ascending Is A Very Decadent Movie About Why Decadence Is Bad

Jupiter Ascending isn't just a mediocre film. It's also self-indulgent, and in love with its own excesses. It's like the sick love-child of Zardoz and Fifth Element. But what's really odd about Jupiter is that it wants to criticize opulence and selfishness, and yet it's a movie that thinks "more" is always "better." » 2/06/15 9:00am 2/06/15 9:00am

The Truth About What Went Wrong With The Third Season Of Star Trek

The original Star Trek was a revolutionary television show... that came to an ignominious end. The classic space opera saw a huge drop in quality in its final season, and then was cancelled. Legend has it the ratings were terrible, and the new producer, Fred Freiberger, ruined it. But the truth is a bit more… » 2/05/15 1:34pm 2/05/15 1:34pm

The Insane Attention To Detail In Interstellar's Big Spaceship Sequence

One of the things that makes Interstellar look different from other recent space movies is the reliance on practical models instead of CG effects. But that gets tricky — especially in one crucial scene from the movie, where some delicate maneuvering required some equally delicate modelwork and camerawork. » 2/04/15 3:45pm 2/04/15 3:45pm

The Truth About Books, Money, Awards (And Not Quitting Your Day Job)

Authors seldom discuss how much money they actually make writing science fiction or fantasy. But on her blog, Kameron Hurley breaks it down, listing all her advances and how much she actually ended up with. And she explains how winning an award can change the game, and why she won't quit her day job. » 1/29/15 11:02am 1/29/15 11:02am

There'll Never Be Another Space TV Show Like Far Out Space Nuts

Back in the day, space opera on television could get pretty crazy. You had heroes who weren't just your standard intrepid space explorers, and stories that were willing to go completely bonkers. But few shows were as genre-breaking and ridiculous as Far Out Space Nuts, from Sid and Marty Krofft. » 1/19/15 4:40pm 1/19/15 4:40pm

First Trailer For Syfy's Expanse Has Zero-G Sex, And Hints Of Space War

Here it is: Your first look at The Expanse, Syfy's huge adaptation of the book series by James S.A. Corey. Including a lot of insanely beautiful visuals, but also a ton of intense drama as the "Belters" at the edge of the solar system chafe under the control of Earth and Mars. What do you think? » 1/15/15 11:20am 1/15/15 11:20am

Kim Stanley Robinson Wanted To Go Hiking On Mars, So He Wrote Red Mars

Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy is one of the most important books about terraforming (and interplanetary colonization) of the past 20 years. And Robinson spent 10 years working on it, learning a lot about the subject as he went. But it all started becuase he fantasized about going backpacking on Mars. » 1/08/15 4:30pm 1/08/15 4:30pm