You'll Never Understand Under The Dome Without My Help

The pivotal moment in last night's episode of Under the Dome comes halfway through, when Julia Shumway comes and prays to me, the Dome. She doesn't actually get on her knees, which displeases me. But she does beg for one last chance. And then... I look at her, and go "Nah." » 9/16/14 5:30pm 9/16/14 5:30pm

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

Stephen King’s Dark Tower is coming to HBO

Good news, fans of epically long Stephen King sagas! The hefty King series The Dark Tower will be getting the HBO treatment. This is a good thing, as HBO is really the only place with the budget and patience to take on such a long, complicated story. » 10/26/11 7:30am 10/26/11 7:30am

10 Great Series that Torture Their Characters (And Make You Love It)

With Game of Thrones coming to television this weekend, many more people will soon know the joy of vicarious masochism that is George R.R. Martin's storytelling. But Martin's not the only creator who abuses his characters for your perverse enjoyment. » 4/12/11 11:00am 4/12/11 11:00am

Syfy Brings Us Children Of The Porn

Two teenagers have sex in front of all of the town's leering children (with porno squeals!), and meanwhile Adam from Heroes is out in the cornfield screaming. Syfy's Children Of The Corn remake was a lot raunchier than we expected. » 9/28/09 5:30pm 9/28/09 5:30pm

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