Crazy Rumor: Is Avengers 3 Going to Be Split Into Two Movies?

A new image from Star Wars reveals a showdown. How many Batsuits will there be in Batman v. Superman? Another TOS cast member talks about being in the new Star Trek. X-Men: Age of Apocalypse concludes an X-trilogy. The watchword for Age of Ultron is "more," according to Jeremy Renner. Plus more about The Flash and … » 9/29/14 6:00am Yesterday 6:00am

​Believe It Or Not, Darker And Grimmer Isn't Always Better

Greetings, my little stamp-lickers! I wish I had some kind of new, amazing post-apocalyptic adventure to share with you, but after Ape City, I'm taking a break. Maybe sleet nor snow nor pouring rain can't stop the mail, but a bunch of angry intelligent apes can make me take a vacation. But not from your letters! » 9/24/14 8:42am 9/24/14 8:42am

Is There Any Plausible Reason Why Aliens Would Evolve To Look Like Us?

In science fiction movies and TV shows, intelligent aliens are usually the same basic shape as humans: two arms, two legs and a head. But why would creatures that evolved on a completely different planet look so similar to us? We asked some experts, and they told us the most likely explanations for humanoid aliens. » 9/23/14 12:49pm 9/23/14 12:49pm

The One Cameo That Might Make You Way More Excited About Star Trek 3

Check out more telltale Star Wars photos. Bryan Singer officially signs on for X-Men: Apocalypse. Gotham's got plans for the Joker. Plus hints on Batman v. Superman, Jurassic World, Paranormal Activity 5, Agents of SHIELD, Once Upon a Time, American Horror Story and Helix. Spoilers now!
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Ant-Man Villains Revealed? Plus Some Surprising Game of Thrones Photos!

What secrets do Interstellar posters reveal? The Maze Runner sequel already has a release date. Star Wars really could be revisiting a planet from the Original Trilogy. Another Mark Millar comic's heading to the big screen. Plus the movie sequel you never expected to hear about. Spoilers now! » 9/22/14 6:00am 9/22/14 6:00am

How Far Off Is Star Trek 3? Plus Details Of The Arrow/Flash Crossover!

Rian Johnson explains how much leeway Disney's given him for Star Wars. Ridley Scott's The Martian is looking to cast another female character. Gotham walks a thin line between iconic moments and original takes. And details about Arrow and Agent of SHIELD's new characters. Spoilers now! » 9/19/14 6:00am 9/19/14 6:00am

Redesigning the MSD of Star Trek's USS Voyager

Star Trek Online's upcoming expansion firmly puts the focus on Star Trek: Voyager. Alongside returning to the Delta Quadrant, the Art team have had to tweak the ship's LCARS cutaway schematics to better suit their needs - giving us our best ever look at the inner workings of the Federation's finest Intrepid-Class ship. » 9/19/14 1:08am 9/19/14 1:08am

The Real Reason Why Endless Sequels And Remakes Are Bad For Us

These days, it often seems like the entertainment industry just wants to keep monetizing the same handful of properties over and over, instead of taking more risks. That makes for a "warmed-over meatloaf" feeling — but in Slate, Hieroglyph co-editor Ed Finn argues it's also bad for innovation.
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You Could Own Storm's Actual Costume From The First X-Men Movie!

Suppose you're a really lazy cosplayer with a lot of money laying around... this is your golden opportunity. Premiere Props is auctioning off a thousand items on Sept. 27 and 28, including Halle Berry's original Storm costume (above). Plus a Bajoran nose-ring from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Deadpool's swords! » 9/17/14 11:44am 9/17/14 11:44am

More Weird Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Original Star Trek

50 years ago, one of science fiction's greatest series was in development. The original Star Trek series was born out of desperation as much as inspiration, and a recent book called These Are The Voyages reveals tons of insane behind-the-scenes details. You think you know Star Trek? Here are tons of details you… » 9/16/14 3:11pm 9/16/14 3:11pm

The Original USS Enterprise model is being restored to its former glory

When the original Star Trek ended, Paramount donated the original Enterprise model to the Smithsonian - but years of display and tune ups have taken their toll on the model, until now: NASM has announced they're restoring the ship to how it first appeared on TV 48 years ago. » 9/16/14 3:09am 9/16/14 3:09am

No Movie Would Dare To Include Such Weird Futuristic Costumes As These

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, Hollywood pushed the envelope in terms of weird "futuristic" costumes — just look at Zardoz and Logan's Run. But these days, apart from the odd extra in the Hunger Games, the movies are tame. And the real strange futuristic garb appears on fashion runways. » 9/15/14 3:30pm 9/15/14 3:30pm

The Paradoxes That Define Our Relationship With Science Fiction

Science fiction is the literature of change and discovery. So there are no limits to how far a science fiction story can go... except for scientific plausibility. And yet, science fiction is created by and for human beings, with all our weird limitations. So here are eight paradoxes that shape our relationship with SF. » 9/11/14 1:53pm 9/11/14 1:53pm

Why Do Alien Cultures Have Just One Language Each?

Here on Earth, we speak over 7,000 living languages. But in science fiction, alien species routinely turn out to have just one language, or a few major dialects at best. Over at Slate, they ask whether this is realistic — or whether we're just lumping alien languages together, based on shared characteristics. » 9/09/14 2:53pm 9/09/14 2:53pm

Which Story Really Convinces You The Fate Of The World Is At Stake?

Sometimes it feels like we're overloaded with massive stories about saving the world, or maybe the galaxy. But there's nothing wrong with high stakes, as long as they're convincing and grounded in the characters. Which book, movie, TV show or comic made you believe the world really was at stake? » 9/09/14 2:14pm 9/09/14 2:14pm