Behold The Fresh Wound On Jupiter's Surface

It's been almost a week since an Australian astronomer discovered a weird black spot on Jupiter, which is believed to be a comet impact. And now the Hubble Space Telescope has captured this crisp image of Jupiter's "scar." [Hubble Site] » 7/25/09 7:30am 7/25/09 7:30am

What's The Cause Of Jupiter’s Newest Spot?

Yesterday, an amateur astronomer noticed that a large black spot had appeared near Jupiter's Southern pole. These first pictures of the phenomenon are prompting many to speculate that a passing comet or asteroid struck the gas giant. » 7/20/09 4:24pm 7/20/09 4:24pm

Can Our Hearts Withstand Another Strike?

Here we go again. After last year's 14-week struggle between the Writers Guilds of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers — one that ultimately caused the untimely death of Pushing Daisies » 11/23/08 4:00pm 11/23/08 4:00pm and the unravelling of , among other disasters — it looks like Hollywood is still far from happy.…

SAG Strike: Much Ado About Nothing, Or Disaster For Scifi?

With all the fussing and fretting over the possible Screen Actors Guild strike, it's surprising that it's so far gone nowhere, and doesn't seem to be harming our beloved scifi movies at all. Was it the fact that people were tired of talking about a strike or did the public just not care what the actors had to say? The… » 7/02/08 3:30pm 7/02/08 3:30pm

Justice League Movie Punched Out By Studio

The hammer came down yesterday for the Justice League movie, and Warner Bros. has now officially put the project on "indefinite hold." That sound you may have heard was a billion JLA fans around the globe sighing in relief. But what, aside from the writers' strike, made studio execs decide to activate the lasers and… » 1/17/08 7:20am 1/17/08 7:20am

Sneak Peek at New Bad Guys on "Heroes"

Heroes won't be back on the air for months, but we were able to see some sneak peeks from the few scenes they've filmed for episodes 12 and 13. If you've wanted a lot more evil in Heroes, you're about to get your wish in a big way. Read all about Heroes Volume Three: Villains after the jump. » 12/18/07 6:00am 12/18/07 6:00am

Heroes Series Cashes In . . . With Books

With the writer's strike threatening to spread into the holidays and beyond, NBC is rushing a novelization of Heroes to print the day after Christmas. This Heroes novel is the first book to try and capitalize on the writer's strike. After all, with the number of game and reality shows on television increasing daily,… » 12/13/07 8:00am 12/13/07 8:00am

Journeyman Coming To A Premature End

NBC's time-traveling drama Journeyman will be journeying to a very abrupt series end with episode 12, set to air in either December or January. Too bad he couldn't hop back in time and fix the writer's strike before it started. » 11/26/07 10:15am 11/26/07 10:15am

TV's Frank From MST3K Masquerades As Studio Executive


Although it's been more than a decade since TV's Frank (Frank Conniff) appeared on Mystery Science Theater 3000, it's hard to mistake his white hair and baritone voice in this parody video showing us the other side of the Writer's Guild Strike: the poor, suffering studio executives. Besides playing what looks like… » 11/12/07 3:42pm 11/12/07 3:42pm

Joss Whedon Says the Strike Isn't About Money


Joss Whedon appeared on the Hollywood picket lines in a rather rakish Australian Akubra hat to show his support for the strike, and broke down what it's all about. » 11/12/07 1:20pm 11/12/07 1:20pm

TV Guide's Brian Ausiello has an awesome chart of how long your favorite TV shows can stay on the air during the writer's strike. Bottom line: Heroes has four eps left, Chuck has six remaining and Smallville has a whopping eight. But poor Bionic Woman only has three more episodes in the can. » 11/12/07 7:19am 11/12/07 7:19am