The Stargate Reboot Finds A Pair of Screenwriters

Stargate (the movie) is coming back not a sequel, but as a total reboot. Original movie director Roland Emmerich is on to produce and direct... again. And now the reboot has found writers. » 2/04/15 4:30pm 2/04/15 4:30pm

Genius Stargate Cosplay Is, Well, A Human Stargate

Cosplayer Nyima-chan loses Stargate cosplay points for not dressing as James Spader. And...look, that's about the only negative I could find about this entire thing, which from the concept to the execution is just terrific. » 1/12/15 4:31am 1/12/15 4:31am

Syfy's Re-Teaming with Stargate Writers to Bring Dark Matter to TV

Syfy's going to adapt Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie's graphic novel Dark Matter into a series. The pair, who worked with the network back in the Stargate days, will be back to executive produce the show. » 10/15/14 11:00pm 10/15/14 11:00pm

That Time Stargate: Universe Hid Cryptographic Messages In Plain Sight

"Human" is a Stargate: Universe episode that revolves around mathematician Dr. Rush trying to crack a code. "I loved Rush's crazy scribbles of nonsense and the light code imagery," Meredith wrote in io9's original recap. Only it wasn't nonsense – it was real cryptography with consistent, breakable codes. » 9/14/14 11:14am 9/14/14 11:14am

10 Alternates That Should Have Replaced Their Originals Permanently

Science fiction loves itself some doppelgangers: Clones, alternate universes, robot replacements, possession... It's hard to come up with anything that hasn't resulted in new versions of familiar characters. Sometimes, they're a little too interesting, and they leave us wanting more. Here are the ten that should… » 8/08/14 3:15am 8/08/14 3:15am

Is Nathan Fillion Finally Getting Cast As A Marvel Movie Superhero?

Was a brand new Star Wars character gender-swapped? Kevin Feige gives details on the futures of Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, and Doctor Strange. Dean Devlin explains why they're rebooting Stargate. And details about the new villains in Orphan Black and Teen Wolf. Spoilers now! » 6/23/14 6:00am 6/23/14 6:00am

Roland Emmerich Is Rebooting Stargate With A New Movie Trilogy

It looks like Stargate is about to lose its status as one of the major movie franchises that have never been rebooted. Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin are officially returning to the world of Stargate with a "re-imagined" trilogy of films. » 5/29/14 5:11pm 5/29/14 5:11pm

Real Atmospheric Science in Stargate: Atlantis

Stargate's approach to addressing climate change involves wormholes to a parallel universe. It sounds utterly bonkers, but that far-out science fiction plot contains sneaky, real science. I know, because I put it there. » 4/30/14 3:38pm 4/30/14 3:38pm

Ridley Scott To Make A Show That's Basically Stargate Without Stargates

HBO is teaming with director Ridley Scott to make Pharaoh, a show about aliens hanging out in ancient Egypt, making pyramids, and presumably getting worshipped as animal-headed gods by the local populace. » 4/24/14 10:47am 4/24/14 10:47am

Which TV shows deserve a relaunch more than Heroes?

It feels like Heroes only just left, but now it's coming back again. And meanwhile, there are tons of other great TV shows that seem like they deserve a second chance at life. Which science fiction or fantasy show would you rather see get rebooted or relaunched, instead of Heroes? » 2/24/14 2:14pm 2/24/14 2:14pm

Romance Fail: The Worst Fictional Pairings, and Why They Happen

Romance abounds in fiction — and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances too. But sometimes, it's just a bad idea. We see so many fictional couples that the writers clearly thought were a great idea, but are actually disasters. Here are the main signs that a fictional romance is a terrible, awful, bad… » 2/14/14 12:00pm 2/14/14 12:00pm

10 Major Franchises That Have Never Been Rebooted

Most heroes get a facelift every decade or so, to keep them from showing their age. The longer an epic saga goes on, the greater the chances you'll see everything start over from scratch. But not everybody succumbs to the Etch-a-Sketch urge. Here are 10 epic storylines that have never had a reboot. Ever. » 1/30/14 10:01am 1/30/14 10:01am

Stargate veteran writes show about aliens who bring their war to Earth

Carl Binder was a writer on Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, and now he's signed up as showrunner (and writer of the pilot) for a new Canadian show called Echoes, in which two groups of aliens bring their war to Earth. » 10/10/13 12:20pm 10/10/13 12:20pm

The Most Absurd Courtroom Scenes from Science Fiction and Fantasy TV

There's a reason so many science fiction and fantasy shows feature trials. Legal battles can be used as an allegory, or a way to expose important issues. But sometimes, these stories just go off the deep end. Here are the most ridiculous trials from science fiction and fantasy television. » 9/26/13 12:19pm 9/26/13 12:19pm

Genre Actors Who've Owned More Than One Iconic Role

When an actor takes on a huge, break-out role, he or she runs a huge risk of getting typecast. This is what leads to things like Leonard Nimoy writing I Am Not Spock. But occasionally, an actor won't just play one iconic, famous character – they'll play two, or three. Here's a list of the genre actors who were either… » 9/13/13 12:35pm 9/13/13 12:35pm

Stargate is getting rebooted into a new movie trilogy

Good news, Stargate fans! Original movie director Roland Emmerich wants to make more! The bad news? He doesn't want to continue the massive original universe as seen in SG-1, Atlantis, Universe, Infinity, and The Legend of Curly's Gold, but will reboot the franchise with a new movie trilogy. » 9/06/13 7:20am 9/06/13 7:20am

This Week's TV: An A.I. Revolution, From the Writers of Stargate!

Television loves you. How do we know? Because this week's offerings include the Ghost Shark TV movie. Plus a guide for alien invaders. And a special about the man with the 132-pound scrotum. And most of all, Seth Green is stopping the A.I. apocalypse. Check out clips and details for this week's TV! » 8/19/13 9:00am 8/19/13 9:00am

10 Science Fiction TV Spin-offs That Are Great in their Own Right

Soon enough, we're going to be watching spin-offs of The Vampire Diaries and Once Upon a Time, proving that too much of a good thing is never enough. Spin-offs often seem like pointless cash grabs — but there have been some fantastic exceptions. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy spin-offs that actually rule. » 7/11/13 9:02am 7/11/13 9:02am

10 Shocking TV Deaths That Kept You on the Couch for Weeks

We're all still in shock from last Sunday's Game of Thrones. But maybe it'll help our grieving process to remember that we've been here before, and we survived. Plenty of TV series have damaged our psyche with startling character deaths. Here are 10 gut-wrenching deaths from past television shows, and how we coped. » 6/04/13 11:45am 6/04/13 11:45am