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Last Night's Falling Skies Highlighted The Show's Most Fundamental Flaw

Last night’s Falling Skies got off to a fantastic start—that opening sequence, showcasing the rubble of our world, dotted with alien corpses full of snakes, was beautiful. And seeing the renegade Pope as the heroic rescuer was fantastic. It was the set-up for a great episode... that didn’t quite materialize. » 7/27/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

What's The Worst Example Of A Dead TV Show That Just Kept On Going?

Call it the “Dead Show Walking” phenomenon. A TV show has already run out of ideas, it has no more sharks to jump, the plots are played out, and it’s clearly doomed. But it just... keeps... airing... episodes. What’s the worst example of a doomed show that kept airing that you’ve ever seen? » 7/27/15 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

The "Tooth Fairy" Story Debuts on Hannibal, And It's Bloody Fantastic

With Lecter behind bars, there’s room for a new handsome/sadistic/exquisitely bizarre killing machine to do his thing on Hannibal. And what an entrance Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage) makes! Welcome, sir, and your obsessions with William Blake, dentistry, fitness, and slaughter. » 7/27/15 2:49pm Yesterday 2:49pm

Knives, Ruined Lives, and Another Frustrating Week on True Detective 

“Church in Ruins” is episode six of True Detective’s eight-ep second season, which has yet to trigger the buzz of season one. (Without a magnetic lead character like Rust Cohle, and the lack of much spooky intrigue, it’s not surprising). But as the closed-loop approaches completion, a few surprises still await. » 7/27/15 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Can A Home Drone Kill You? The Mythbusters Test With A Chicken Says Yes

Tonight’s episode of Mythbusters, Flights of Fantasy features two very different types of flying machines: drones and a Lockheed U-2 spy plane. Show hosts Adam Savage and Jaime Hyneman took a couple of minutes to chat with us about the episode and the rest of the newly-rebooted season of the show. » 7/25/15 12:30pm Saturday 12:30pm

Under The Dome Shows The Worst Scenario For A Hillary Clinton Presidency

Hey, it’s me. The Dome. Sorry I haven’t been around much. I’ve been kind of busy. You know how it is. They wanted to bring me to San Diego Comic-Con and put all of Hall H under me, as a publicity stunt. But then people got all squirrely about my plan to put J.J. Abrams in a cocoon. What? It would have been fun. » 7/24/15 5:25pm Friday 5:25pm

Paul Wesley Wishes Stefan Salvatore Would Stop Trying To Fix Everything

There’s one huge reason to be excited about the return of The Vampire Diaries this fall, and that is the on-again, off-again, will-they-won’t-they romance between Stefan and Caroline. And a lot currently depends on whether Stefan can step up his game and win Caroline over, after a tepid showing last season. » 7/23/15 4:00pm Thursday 4:00pm

Which Writer Deserves More Credit For Revolutionizing SF and Fantasy?

Science fiction and fantasy don’t lack for heroes, especially among the writers who’ve helped to shape them. We all celebrate people like Joss Whedon, Frank Herbert and Ursula K. Le Guin. But which writers deserve way more credit for their roles in revolutionizing science fiction or fantasy? » 7/23/15 2:46pm Thursday 2:46pm

Zoo's Animals Launch Their Cruelest Attack In Yet Another Insane Episode

Zoo’s ragtag group of humans has been assembled into a super team to investigate the worldwide animal attacks, so the episode title, “Pack Mentality,” does double duty here. Some key discoveries are made, alliances are forged, and OBVIOUSLY some angry-ass animals swoop in and steal every scene. » 7/22/15 3:20pm Wednesday 3:20pm

VFX Reel Shows How The Flash Put a Giant Evil Gorilla on Television

We’ve told you before how great the Gorilla Grodd episode of The Flash TV show was, and the TV Academy agrees—it gave the episode a well-deserved nomination for an Outstanding Special Visual Effects Emmy. We have the exclusive VFX breakdown of how the show created the battle between speedster and an evil telepathic… » 7/22/15 1:20pm Wednesday 1:20pm