The Real Reason Why Science Fiction Westerns Are Such a Hard Sell

On Monday, Syfy launches its $100 million show Defiance, which is full of Wild West tropes, and this summer we're getting the fantasy-oriented Lone Ranger. Lately, tons of people have tried to combine the rollicking Western with the wider expanses of science fiction and fantasy. And they've failed financially. For one… » 4/12/13 8:00am 4/12/13 8:00am

Are the best TV shows made from books these days? And what's next?

Almost every day, it seems like we hear about another new TV show based on a book or graphic novel series. Just today, it was announced that NBC is moving forward with a show based on the fantastic Vertigo comic Midnight, Mass. (This is the third attempt at a Midnight, Mass show — read our thoughts on why it's a great… » 9/20/12 2:39pm 9/20/12 2:39pm

I Got Them Alien-Possessed Trucks Taking Over The Planet Blues

If you're going to have to explain the most demented scifi plot in the universe — aliens using a comet to take over trucks and other machines, to wipe out humans before an invasion — it really helps to have someone nice mopping your face with a washcloth. And some bluesy guitar from AC/DC probably doesn't hurt either.… » 7/09/08 5:30pm 7/09/08 5:30pm