Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Creators Who Started Out Writing…

When you write about other worlds and strange discoveries, you need a quick wit. And an ear for clever dialogue, that keeps the story buzzing along. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that many of science fiction and fantasy's greatest creators started out in comedy, including sitcoms. » 3/21/13 12:56pm 3/21/13 12:56pm

R.I.P. Ray Cusick, the designer who helped make the Daleks terrifying

Doctor Who writer Terry Nation conceived of the Doctor's perennial foe, the extermination-happy Daleks, but it was BBC designer Ray Cusick who created their pepperpot look. Now another bright light has fallen from the Doctor's sky as the BBC reports that Cusick passed away Thursday due to heart failure. » 2/23/13 5:00pm 2/23/13 5:00pm

Blake's 7 Reboot Coming to U.S. Television?

The British show Blake's 7 is one of those TV series that has a small cult following — but a huge impact on the history of science fiction television, with its morally gray, arc-based storytelling influencing a whole generation of creators. There's been talk of a new Blake's 7 series, either a reboot or a sequel… » 7/25/12 4:20pm 7/25/12 4:20pm

All Hail Terry Nation, Yesterday's SciFi Creator Of The Future

You may not know it right now, but we're about to enter the Second Age of Terry Nation. Last week's announcement that Nation's classic series Blake's 7 is going to be remade in a Battlestar Galactica-esque fashion following on from last year's announcement that Nation's other series, Survivors, is also about to be… » 4/30/08 7:30am 4/30/08 7:30am

How To Get Into Rebel Space Opera Blake's 7

You've heard great things about Blake's 7, that edgier 1970s show from some of the makers of Doctor Who. You've heard it features darker, more complex characters, and it's like a warped mirror held up to Star Trek's utopian future — instead of the human Federation being this amazing force for peace and justice in the… » 4/18/08 12:46pm 4/18/08 12:46pm