6 Ways the Star Wars Special Editions Actually Improved The Original Trilogy

The Star Wars saga has been nipped and tucked at for years by its maker, but to fans, the words “Special Editions” are uttered like venom—a perversion of iconic films. But with recent rumors of plans to finally release the theatrical cuts, we thought we’d take a look back at what Lucas changed, and how some of these… »9/28/15 1:00pm9/28/15 1:00pm

9 Ways to Tell if a New TV Show Is Going To Be Worth Watching

It’s the start of the fall TV season, and this week alone a ton of pilots have aired. You can’t always judge a show by its pilotthey’re usually filmed months before the rest of the show, and terrible pilots lead to great shows and vice versa. So how can you decide which show to invest in? Here are nine signs to look… »9/24/15 2:18pm9/24/15 2:18pm

The 19 Worst Movies Mystery Science Theater 3000 Ever Riffed

Although Mystery Science Theater 3000 was dedicated to making fun of bad movies, not all the movies the show featured were truly awful. Many were merely crappy, but some of them were so ineptly made, so heinous, so unwatchable that trying to imagine viewing them without Joel, Mike and the ’Bots is terrifying. Here are… »9/23/15 3:30pm9/23/15 3:30pm

The 16 Most Impractical and Ridiculous Batman Action Figures

When we took a look back at Batman’s use of power armor over the years, one big reason we found was basically so people could sell action figures of Batman clad in various, situation-specific power suits. But with Batman Day at the end of the week, we thought we’d delve into just how bat@#!? insane some of these… »9/22/15 1:00pm9/22/15 1:00pm

10 Writing "Rules" We Wish More Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Would Break

Science fiction and fantasy are genres where almost anything can happen — as long as the author can make it seem plausible, and as long as it’s part of a good story. But that doesn’t mean there are no rules. If anything, the fact that these genres are so wide open mean that there are tons of rules out there, some… »9/10/15 1:29pm9/10/15 1:29pm