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The Real Reason Studios Want Die-Hard Fans Steering Movie Adaptations

Whenever you see a beloved classic getting reinvented for the big screen, you hear that the people involved were huge fans of the original. Studio execs at a Comic-Con panel today said they make sure that fans are part of the creative process on a big project—but not for the reason you might think. » 7/09/15 1:40pm 7/09/15 1:40pm

What I Learned From Re-Reading Stephen King's The Stand

I was twelve the first time I read Stephen King’s The Stand. My dad read it before I did. We were on vacation, and I saw him with the paperback, the edition with the silver binding and blue-black cover. There was a face on the cover—a mysterious, spooky sort of face, creepy and weirdly beautiful. I saw that face, and… » 7/02/15 9:50am 7/02/15 9:50am

James Gunn Wants To Make Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 More Personal

There’s yet another teaser for Spider-Man’s presence in Civil War. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 has a surprising nod to another Michael Bay franchise. Another Thick of It star joins Doctor Who. Plus, an update on the Power Rangers film, more Ant-Man footage, and a new look at The Strain season 2. Behold, Spoilers! » 6/08/15 6:00am 6/08/15 6:00am

8 Stories That Make The Apocalypse Seem Downright Pleasant

It’s the end of the world as we know it — but is that necessarily a bad thing? While most apocalyptic stories depict humanity struggling in the aftermath of a huge disaster, some post-apocalyptic worlds seem like they might be a nice place to spend a vacation, free from the stresses of modern life. » 4/21/15 10:25am 4/21/15 10:25am

Another Crazy Star Wars Rumor! Plus Did The Stand Movie Find Its Star?

Could Superman actually face the music for his actions in Man of Steel? The members of Amazing Spider-Man's Secret Six may not be whom you're expecting. A Doctor Who rumor gets an intriguing non-denial. See tons of clips and promos for Gotham, Doctor Who, Defiance and Star Wars: Rebels. Spoilers right now! » 8/25/14 6:00am 8/25/14 6:00am

John Hodgman explains the end of the world to you

John Hodgman is the world's foremost expert on all things canny and uncanny, and everything in between. And today marks the release of Ragnarok, his one-hour comedy special about the apocalypse, via Netflix. To celebrate, we talked to him about the meaning of apocalyptic stories, and why he doesn't love zombies. » 6/20/13 12:46pm 6/20/13 12:46pm

Revolution is a lot more interesting now that it's a show about an arms…

Revolution started out as a show about America becoming a third-world country. And last night's episode showed what happens when someone gets first-world weapons. The result is sort of like the Star Trek episode where Kirk and the Klingons start giving people flintlocks. Spoilers ahead... » 3/26/13 12:52pm 3/26/13 12:52pm