The Biggest Surprise In Syfy's 12 Monkeys Is The 12 Monkeys Themselves

How do you turn an existentially comfortless movie about a futile journey from a post-apocalyptic future into the present day into an ongoing TV series? One way is to make the time travel less futile. But another is to create a really scary villain — and with its second episode, 12 Monkeys stars doing just that. » 1/24/15 5:55pm Yesterday 5:55pm

A Walking Dead Spin-Off Character Will Join The Regular Walking Dead

When The Walking Dead spin-off series was announced, the producers were adamant that it would feature all new survivors in a new situation, namely the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse. Apparently now they've realized it might be somewhat helpful to have a more direct tie-in between the old show and the new. » 1/23/15 2:31pm Friday 2:31pm

Why Do So Many TV Shows Get "Greenlit," But Then Never Appear On TV?

Right now, it's pilot season — which means you're going to be hearing about a lot of TV shows getting ordered. And then, nine months from now... most of those shows will not be on television. What is this mysterious crucible? Here's our step-by-step guide to the process of pitching a brand new television show. » 1/23/15 11:00am Friday 11:00am

Jim Rockford Warned Us About Google And Facebook Back In 1978

Why didn't we listen? The fourth season of The Rockford Files, arguably the greatest television show of all time, features a "futuristic" storyline about a terrible threat. What if a private corporation used computers to gather personal information on hundreds of millions of Americans? Could we trust them with that… » 1/22/15 6:00pm Thursday 6:00pm

The 100 Introduces Us To Its Very Own Version Of Seppuku

Can the Sky People and the Grounders really get along? That's the big question as Clarke and her friends get ready to move on Mount Weather. But before they can rescue their people, they have to deal with intrigue, betrayal, and Clarke's own sense of guilt — all of which culminates in a particularly brutal death. » 1/22/15 3:20pm Thursday 3:20pm

Which Character Do You Just Wish You Could Give Some Helpful Advice To?

We love to watch people make terrible mistakes — there's a reason why the characters who make the most awful decisions are usually the most popular. But sometimes, you just find yourself yelling at the screen (or page), "NO!" Which character in science fiction or fantasy do you wish you could give some helpful advice… » 1/22/15 2:00pm Thursday 2:00pm

Woman, Subject: The Fall Is The Feminist Crime Show We've Been Wanting

Call it the Netflix curse: An entire weekend spent with my eyes transfixed on the television, consuming episode after episode of The Fall, a show about a murderer, a detective and the crimes that draw them together. It's a bleak series—full of ugly, sad things that are only made more grim by the rainy Belfast… » 1/22/15 3:42pm Thursday 3:42pm

Doctor Who Quotes That Make Hilariously Terrible Pick-Up Lines

Given the sheer volume of dialogue that's been spouted on Doctor Who in the past 50-odd years, and how silly or bizarre a fair amount of it is, nobody should be surprised that dozens of Doctor Who quotes make insane silly double entendres. Our new favorite Tumblr, "Leave The Girl, It's The Man I Want," collects them. » 1/22/15 11:36am Thursday 11:36am

This Is The Most Optimistic Walking Dead Trailer I've Ever Seen

The second half of season five of The Walking Dead begins on February 8th, and I had expected that things were going to stay miserable for Rick and the gang. But this new trailer is all about hope, chances, living and surviving — could the group finally be about to find peace and safety? Ha ha ha of course not. » 1/22/15 6:40am Thursday 6:40am

Supernatural Manages To Have The 2 Most Annoying Female Characters On TV

In its 10th season, Supernatural's new formula seems to consist of: 1) way lower stakes, as compared to the overarching plots of previous seasons, and 2) soap-operatic subplots involving Castiel and Crowley. To that end, the show has introduced the two most annoying female characters on television. » 1/21/15 1:24pm Wednesday 1:24pm

From Lazarus Long To Capt. Jack Harkness: Bisexuality In Science Fiction

Why were there so many bisexual heroes in the 1970s (including Robert A. Heinlein's Lazarus Long), and was bisexuality viewed as "futuristic"? More to the point, why did bi heroes mostly vanish throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and what brought them back? Erotic science fiction author and Circlet Press publisher Cecilia… » 1/21/15 9:47am Wednesday 9:47am

The Walking Dead Spinoff Is a Prequel Where the Threat of Zombies Looms

Bleeding Cool has a copy of what looks like a September 2014 version of the pilot script for the Walking Dead spinoff, and it's full of people refusing to believe that the end we all know is coming is actually coming. Take a look at the brand new trailer for the flagship show's February return above. » 1/21/15 2:00am Wednesday 2:00am

The Originals Wields Irony Like A F--ing Straight Razor

To most people, The Originals is a wacky spinoff of the "vampire love triangle" show The Vampire Diaries — in which the ancient vamps from TVD go to New Orleans, have a magic baby, and get caught up in endless power struggles. But to devotees, The Originals is a reliable supplier of hilariously bitter irony. Just… » 1/20/15 7:59pm Tuesday 7:59pm