The 12 Best Cops of Science Fiction

They are the peacekeepers. They uphold the law. They protect us from those who would do us harm. And they do it all with nothing more than a badge… and a robot… or perhaps a spaceship… or maybe even superpowers. These are the dozen best fictional police officers in the universe, and we appreciate them for their… » 10/08/13 10:15am 10/08/13 10:15am

12 Underrated or Overlooked TV Shows to Marathon This Weekend

There's a long weekend ahead of us, and that means one thing: DVD box sets. You could break out the Firefly and Babylon 5, or you could venture into the wild unknown. Television is full of undiscovered worlds — here are 12 underrated or overlooked science fiction and fantasy TV shows to mainline this weekend. » 5/23/13 10:02am 5/23/13 10:02am

10 Unsung Science Fiction TV Classics

Some of the greatest science fiction TV shows of all time have vanished, almost without a trace. They don't get listed in articles on the "Top 50 Science Fiction Shows Of All Time." Despite achieving true greatness, they don't even get as much praise or critical attention as Alf. » 1/10/12 10:45am 1/10/12 10:45am

The Definitive History of Science Fiction and Fantasy Cop Shows

This fall's television offerings include Grimm, a fantasy take on the police procedural in which a homicide detective must protect humanity from fairytale evil. And Terry Pratchett has a new procedural on the way, set in his Discworld universe. » 5/19/11 1:00pm 5/19/11 1:00pm

Terry Pratchett Explains Why Doctor Who Is Ludicrous

Doctor Who shouldn't really be called science fiction, says author Terry Pratchett. It's "ludicrous and breaks most of the laws of narrative," he adds, in a tongue-in-cheek but fairly bracing critique. Guards! Guards? » 5/03/10 6:00pm 5/03/10 6:00pm

SF Television's Most Eye-Melting, Ear-Bleeding Opening Credits

Why does science fiction television sometimes get a bad reputation? Oh yeah — because of cheesetastic opening credits like this one, from Jason Of Star Command. Here are a few dozen of the absolute scariest opening discredits in SF television. » 8/24/09 4:08pm 8/24/09 4:08pm

The Greatest Human-A.I. Buddy-Comedy Chemistry Of All Time

The best friendships between humans and artificial intelligences are like Crockett and Tubbs from Miami Vice » 8/06/08 5:00pm 8/06/08 5:00pm. A.I.s can be our pals, sharing witty banter and friendly advice. Just look at and . Not to mention some classic pairings. Here's our guide to the coolest and wittiest human-A.I. partnerships. We're dividing…

Protect Universal Law And Order As A Space Cop

Science Fiction opens the mind to more than just fantastic concepts about technology and alien planets. At its best, it also makes you realize that there's more than you could be doing with your life than sitting at your desk and wasting time on the internet. That's where we come in, with the SF Alternative Career… » 7/20/08 10:00am 7/20/08 10:00am

Top 10 Unsung Science Fiction TV Classics

Click to viewSome of the greatest science fiction TV shows of all time have vanished, almost without a trace. They don't get DVDs or listed in articles on the "Top 50 Science Fiction Shows Of All Time." Despite achieving true greatness, they don't even get as much praise or critical attention as Alf. Here's our… » 4/03/08 10:36am 4/03/08 10:36am