The Most Terrible Revelation In Last Night's Person Of Interest

This season of Person of Interest has been one long philosophical tale about the dangers and benefits of all-power artificial intelligence — but last night's episode made the whole discussion alarmingly concrete. But that wasn't the most startling moment in last night's episode. Spoilers ahead... » 12/17/14 5:15pm Yesterday 5:15pm

A New British Show Will Feature a Space Ark Piloted by an Android Bear

Britain's Channel 4 has ordered a pilot for a half-hour science fiction comedy that follows 200 hundred humans on a mission to find a new home after the destruction of Earth. So far, that's a pretty standard sci fi set up. And then there's the ship's pilot, which is described as an android bear. Suddenly, this became… » 12/16/14 3:00am Tuesday 3:00am

A Mind-Blowing Explanation Of Existentialism In The Terminator Films

It's no accident that Sarah Connor's famous dictum that there is "No fate but what we make" closely resembles Jean-Paul Sartre's first principle of existentialism, that "Man is nothing else but that which he makes of himself." As philosophy grad student Ro Smith explains in the above video (and accompanying essay),… » 12/15/14 5:30pm Monday 5:30pm

This Week's TV: What If JFK Sent A Generation Ship Into Space In 1963?

We say a big farewell this week to one of our favorite shows, The Legend of Korra, which ends after four seasons with a huge, mecha-filled battle. Plus, Syfy introduces its new miniseries, Ascension, set 50 years after JFK launches a generation ship into space. Get sneak peeks at the rest of this week's TV right here! » 12/15/14 9:00am Monday 9:00am