Which "guilty pleasure" do you feel absolutely zero guilt for liking?

You're not supposed to hold your head up high when you admit to liking certain movies, TV shows or books. Certain things are "guilty pleasures," because "everybody" knows they're not really good or respectable. But screw guilt — which "guilty pleasure" do you proudly proclaim your love for? » 3/03/14 2:44pm 3/03/14 2:44pm

What great novel sounds really dumb if you try to sum it up quickly?

A lot of the greatest science fiction movies and TV shows have concepts you can sum up in a sentence, and it will make total sense. But books? Many of the greatest novels just sound ridiculous if you try to explain them in a single breath. What's your favorite science fiction or fantasy novel that can't be summed up… » 1/31/14 2:14pm 1/31/14 2:14pm

Who Would Be in a Modern League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?

Summer is giving us one last heat wave before turning into fall, and your humble post-apocalyptic fake mailman couldn’t be more ready for some cool weather. You know what the truest mark of civilization is? It’s not buildings, language, community, or even social justice. It’s goddamned air conditioning. » 8/28/13 8:00am 8/28/13 8:00am

9 Deadly Vacations (That We'd Still Like to Take)

It's summer time, which means we're going on vacation! Too bad all the places we want to visit are fictional... and would probably kill us. But who cares? We'd rather die in the claws of a T-Rex, or listening to an alien Diva sing, than in Florida (sorry, Florida). Here are the nine deadliest vacation spots we'd love… » 6/26/13 10:00am 6/26/13 10:00am

12 Most Unfaithful Movie Versions of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Tomorrow, Max Brooks' acclaimed novel World War Z becomes a movie... well, sort of. They kept the title. Actually, World War Z is just the latest in a long line of films that depart from the books so much, they're basically a brand new story. Here are 12 science fiction and fantasy movies that toss the book out the… » 6/20/13 10:13am 6/20/13 10:13am

When Defiance isn't copying other scifi series, it's enjoyably insane

Well. “The Devil in the Dark” summed up Defiance pretty well there, didn’t it? We have about 50% straight-up copying of basic tropes and specific scifi series, about 40% of nonsense bordering on stupidity, and then 10% of inspired weirdness that may be brilliant, but it’s so mired in everything else it’s tough to tell. » 4/30/13 7:00am 4/30/13 7:00am

A Provocative Theory: Heinlein turned to satire halfway through his…

People tend to divide Robert A. Heinlein's career into three different eras, with the "juveniles," the "slick" science fiction stories, and the bigger, more opnionated novels. But over in Locus Magazine, Gary Westfahl has a theory that's sure to be controversial: Heinlein's career actually divides into a slew of… » 11/26/12 4:30pm 11/26/12 4:30pm

10 Upcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Movie Remakes (and Why They May…

Hollywood loves remakes. After all, old movies have instant name recognition, and material that's already been proved to work on the screen before. When remaking a book adaptation, you can draw on the previous movie as well as the source material. Of course, remakes are hit and miss — as witness the trail of films… » 7/31/12 10:00am 7/31/12 10:00am

The CG-animated sequel to Starship Troopers is the closest to…

At last, 15 years later, there's a true sequel to Paul Verhoeven's cult classic Starship Troopers. We saw the whole film at San Diego Comic Con, and we're happy to report that not only is it a close follow-up to the original film — it also uses CG animation to create something very close to Robert A. Heinlein's… » 7/18/12 9:40am 7/18/12 9:40am

Rico's Rough Necks, Where Are They Now? Starship Troopers: Invasion

Feast your eyes on the crazy CG trailer for Starship Troopers: Invasion. Set ten years after the original Starship Troopers, this move gets the bug-killing band back together again. Mind reading Carl, cruel Carmen and the newly scarred Rico return to save each other from a whole army of brand new bugs. The best part… » 5/29/12 2:40pm 5/29/12 2:40pm

Why is Hollywood remaking Verhoeven's Starship Troopers?

Hollywood has plucked the next Paul Verhoeven classic for a remake. And this time it's our beloved bug killing classic Starship Troopers. But before you freak out, just wait until you hear who's writing the script. Could we be due for a grittier version that's closer to Robert A. Heinlein's original novel — including… » 12/02/11 11:29am 12/02/11 11:29am

Did the newest Star Wars bounty hunter steal his look from Starship…

STAR WARS: The Old Republic, the massive new Star Wars multiplayer online role-playing game has released a pretty excellent Jedi Vs. Bounty Hunter video showcasing the differences between both classes of warriors. It also reveals one pretty bad ass Bounty Hunter... who reminds us of an old friend. » 10/13/11 8:41am 10/13/11 8:41am