Which TV Show Was Cancelled Just As It Was Getting Interesting?

Sometimes you watch the last ever episode of a TV show that's already been killed, and you can't help thinking, "Damn, they waited too long to get to the good part." Which TV show dragged its feet for an entire season (or three), only to turn into something really interesting in its final hour? » 3/20/15 2:30pm 3/20/15 2:30pm

Could the unaired Locke and Key pilot kill the new movie?

We loved the unaired pilot for the TV show based on Joe Hill's comic Locke and Key, but now its existence could be preventing us from getting the recently announced Locke and Key movie. Apparently the film studio, Universal, is worried the pilot could be released just in time to steal the movie's thunder. » 11/19/13 10:40am 11/19/13 10:40am

The 13 Most Ridiculous Amnesia Plots of All Time

In the new movie Trance, James McAvoy loses his memory and needs to be hypno-probed by Rosario Dawson. Amazingly, science fiction and fantasy have produced tons of way sillier amnesia storylines than that. Here are the 13 most insane memory-loss stories of all time. » 4/12/13 10:20am 4/12/13 10:20am

How to Tell if a TV Show is Probably Not Going to End Well

Many of us have commitment issues with television, because we've been burned so many times by weak or overblown endings. (And no doubt, a lot of us are anxiously praying that Fringe gets the powerful conclusion it deserves tonight.) But there's no reason to give up on long-form series television because of some past… » 1/18/13 2:00pm 1/18/13 2:00pm

Terra Nova wants you to figure out how the series should have ended

The Shannon family and the wailing baby dinosaur of Fox's Terra Nova are long gone — but not forgotten. But even though Fox pulled the plug on this incredibly expensive time-traveling series, that doesn't mean you have to be left feeling unsatisfied. Instead, Fox is starting a contest where Terra Nova fans can submit… » 9/11/12 3:19pm 9/11/12 3:19pm

Why you should give Falling Skies another chance

Steven Spielberg launched two science fiction TV shows last year — in a time when science fiction seems to be a third rail of television. One was Terra Nova, a show about time travel and dinosaurs. The other was Falling Skies, a show about alien invasion and post-humans. There are two huge differences between these… » 6/15/12 9:00am 6/15/12 9:00am

You won't have to complain about Fox cancelling your favorite science…

People always complain about Fox pulling the plug on their most beloved science fiction TV shows, from Firefly to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The thing they always forget is that Fox also took a chance on some risky genre projects, which is why it had those favorite shows to cancel in the first place. » 5/14/12 2:24pm 5/14/12 2:24pm

Emma Stone and Marc Webb reveal everything you need to know about Gwen…

Michael Bay explains just what's going on with the umpteenth Ninja Turtles controversy. Tom Hiddleston discusses Loki's future. Jack Gleeson reveals what's ahead for Joffrey on Game of Thrones. Plus Prometheus, Lockout, Awake, Once Upon a Time, Grimm, and more! » 3/28/12 6:00am 3/28/12 6:00am

What's Next on TV? The Lowdown on 6 Pilots Now Filming

Is genre television an endangered species? Terra Nova's canceled, and some other network science fiction shows are reportedly on the firing line. So it might seem like next fall will be a wasteland — but don't fear. Besides NBC's Beautiful People, which we told you about a while back, there several other science… » 3/08/12 12:53pm 3/08/12 12:53pm

German Avengers trailer reveals all new scenes. Plus a Farscape star…

John Carter's Andrew Stanton and Michael Chabon explain the legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Susan Sarandon reveals the insane process behind adapting Cloud Atlas. We may not have heard the last of Chronicle — and, for some reason, Terra Nova. » 3/08/12 6:00am 3/08/12 6:00am

Fox puts Terra Nova out of its misery

It's official: Terra Nova, television's great time-traveling dinosaur rodeo, has been canceled. Could Steven Spielberg's show about people from the future colonizing the past have found its footing in a second season, and started to tell real compelling stories? Maybe, but we'll never know. » 3/05/12 9:06pm 3/05/12 9:06pm

New plot details for The Amazing Spider-Man reveal what motivates the…

Zachary Quinto discusses the filming of the Star Trek sequel, while Sigourney Weaver reveals her role in the origins of Prometheus. Evangeline Lilly gives us the lowdown on her Hobbit character. Plus meet the characters of CW's Green Arrow pilot! » 1/26/12 6:00am 1/26/12 6:00am

The storyline and title of the Star Wars live-action TV series are…

J.J. Abrams reveals why Benedict Cumberbatch is perfect for the Star Trek sequel. One of Battlestar Galactica's biggest badasses joins Vin Diesel's new Riddick movie. A beloved old monster might return to Doctor Who. Plus the latest on Fringe's future! » 1/10/12 6:00am 1/10/12 6:00am

Will a surprising villain appear in The Hobbit?

Besides playing Smaug in The Hobbit, Benedict Cumberbatch says he'll also voice another familiar villain. Plus Karen Gillan talks abpit leaving Doctor Who, J.J. Abrams explains Star Trek's 3D conversion, and Sam Neill hints at his Alcatraz role. » 1/09/12 6:00am 1/09/12 6:00am

Lessons that 2011 Has Taught the Entertainment Industry

This year has been a wild ride for lovers of science fiction and fantasy. Some hugely expensive, massively hyped projects have failed, but also some new mega-hits have been born. Hollywood is struggling with sagging movie ticket sales and TV ratings, and book publishers are facing a rapidly changing world. It's a… » 12/21/11 8:00am 12/21/11 8:00am

Why did Terra Nova take a whole season to start living up to its pilot?

You could watch the pilot of Terra Nova and last night's season finale back to back, and you'd come away thinking this was a pretty fun show. Not a masterpiece, not a deep character study, but a fun piece of television. » 12/20/11 1:08pm 12/20/11 1:08pm

This Week's TV: Doctor Who does Christmas and Narnia!

Doctor Who returns this weekend with an extra-long holiday special — and we've got three brand new clips! Also, Terra Nova and American Horror Story are both having their season finales. Which do you think will be more demented? But there's also something called Viking Apocalypse, and a TV show about superhero-themed… » 12/19/11 9:00am 12/19/11 9:00am

New Posters for The Avengers, John Carter and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire…

The next Adventures of Tintin movie will introduce a beloved character from the comics. There are tons of new posters for The Avengers, John Carter, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Chronicle, and more. Ryan Murphy previews the ultimate insanity in the American Horror Story season finale. » 12/16/11 6:00am 12/16/11 6:00am

Steven Moffat reveals the bold new direction of Doctor Who's next…

Christopher Nolan explains the reason for The Dark Knight Rises' surprising timeframe. A new Amazing Spider-Man set video seems to reimagine one of Spidey's darkest moments. And has Thor 2 found its director? » 12/15/11 6:00am 12/15/11 6:00am