10 Reasons Not to Bring Someone Back from the Dead

When you've got amazing technologies or strong magical powers, death doesn't have to have the final word. But is bringing the dead back to life always a good idea? We look the reasons it's better to say no to resurrection. » 6/07/12 10:00am 6/07/12 10:00am

Why Jeffrey Combs is our ultimate avatar of sexy weirdness

You're already a fan of Jeffrey Combs. Maybe you've seen him play a slew of all-too-human aliens on Star Trek, maybe you've watched him go too far in Re-Animator. But we bet you haven't seen all his great genre roles. » 10/05/10 5:30pm 10/05/10 5:30pm

Most frustrating TV shows canceled on a cliffhanger

As the fall TV season starts up, shows are resolving their agonizing summer cliffhangers — but for some unlucky shows, that resolution never arrived. Here are the most frustrating "cancel-hangers," cliffhanger endings for shows that got cancelled too soon. » 9/21/10 3:30pm 9/21/10 3:30pm

The Gates has become damned good television

We wrote off The Gates after we saw the bland first episode. But ABC's new horror-soap opera has been getting better and better, and last night's episode was almost inhumanly entertaining. Spoilers ahead... » 8/09/10 5:30pm 8/09/10 5:30pm

Inside the writers room: Top scifi TV writers reveal tricks of the trade

Now that we know which shows we'll see during the 2010-2011 TV season, the real work can begin: writing them. Six genre-show pros — veterans of shows like Lost, BSG, and Fringe — reveal what happens behind closed doors. » 6/07/10 6:20am 6/07/10 6:20am

Terminator Vs. Grizzly Bear: Who Wins? And Can Khan Come Back?

The latest Terminator novel features Terminator-vs-grizzly-bear battles, train robbery, Terminator snowmobiles, a Terminator train, and dogsled chases. We asked writer Greg Cox about who'd win a Terminator/bear fight, novelizing Final Crisis and whether Khan should be in the next Trek. » 12/17/09 2:40pm 12/17/09 2:40pm

Is V Anti-Obama Propaganda?

V exceeded many people's expectations last night, getting 13.9 million viewers and coming first among adults aged 18-49. But is the show just one big anti-Obama screed, as some have claimed? We'll answer that question... with spoilers. » 11/04/09 11:21am 11/04/09 11:21am

V Is Not Doomed, And You Should Still Watch

It's hard to have faith in ABC's remake of alien-Trojan-horse show V. Paradoxically for a show about aliens who inspire unquestioning love and loyalty, it's been questioned constantly. But there's still hope, and you should still tune in tonight. » 11/03/09 3:03pm 11/03/09 3:03pm

10 Reasons Not to Bring Someone Back from the Dead

When you've got amazing technologies or strong magical powers, death doesn't have to have the final word. But is bringing the dead back to life always a good idea? We look the reasons it's better to say no to resurrection. » 10/06/09 2:21pm 10/06/09 2:21pm

Yes, "The 4400" Was Partly About Scientology

I have long had a theory that bizarro conspiracy/time travel/mutant superpowers show The 4400 was partly about Scientology. There was the weird cult leader Jordan Collier, the sleekly expensive 4400 building, and the belief that everybody can become superpowered if they'd just donate money or time to the 4400 group.… » 7/27/09 1:47pm 7/27/09 1:47pm

Angel And X-Files Alum Takes Charge Of ABC's V Remake

Good news for V fans: former Angel showrunner Jeffrey Bell has signed on as showrunner for the highly anticipated remake of the alien drama on ABC. So stop worrying that this is just Scott Peter's 4400 with a new skin. » 6/05/09 7:00am 6/05/09 7:00am

V Reboot Takes Place In The Vancouververse

ABC's reboot of classic alien-invasion show V won't just feel like co-creator Scott Peters' show The 4400, it'll also be filmed in The 4400's stomping grounds of Vancouver. Plus there are more script details. » 2/16/09 10:30am 2/16/09 10:30am

Script Pages Show 4400 Reasons To Watch "V" Reboot

Will ABC's reboot of V be another retro-disaster, along the lines of Bionic Woman and Knight Rider? After reading a ton of script pages from the pilot, we're actually somewhat optimistic. Thar be spoilers below. » 2/09/09 1:28pm 2/09/09 1:28pm

Scott Peters Explains Why 4400 People Should Be Abducted

Miss your 4,400 buddies who disappeared, then reappeared with strange powers? Well, never fret — because the entire box set of the The 4400 » 10/27/08 7:00am 10/27/08 7:00am TV series is out today, and we've got an exclusive clip from the special features, featuring creator Scott Peters explaining how he came to the conclusion that 4400 people needed…

V Is Back! All Hail The Visitors!

Welcome back, my 80s-permed alien friends. ABC is bringing back the lizard-alien mini-series V, » 10/10/08 9:30am 10/10/08 9:30am hooray! creator and producer Scott Peters revealed to the trades that the aliens are back and that there may be a video game on the way too. But more importantly, will they bring back the jumpsuits and fantastic 80s…

Eli Stone Creator Assists Aliens' "Return" To Earth

One man is responsible for The 4400 » 9/05/08 11:30am 9/05/08 11:30am and ! The other is responsible for bringing George Michael to the small screen as Johnny Lee Miller's imaginary friend! And together, they're going to bring aliens to the White House! At least, that's just one of the plot threads in the new project by creator Greg Berlanti and and

Psychic Powers And Volcanic Conspiracies In New 4400 Book

Missing your summer fix of The 4400, the USA Network's canceled show about missing people who return with weird abilities? Pocket Books has your back, releasing the first original 4400 novel: The Vesuvius Prophecy. It takes place during the early run of the show, and has a suitably convoluted disaster plot. » 7/15/08 1:40pm 7/15/08 1:40pm

What Scifi Teaches Us About Lying, Deceitful Mentors

In two of this summer's biggest action movies, the hero's mentor turns out to be a lying, manipulative sack of villainy. And nobody in the audience is surprised, because it's a scifi fact of life: mentors lie to you. They feed you half-truths ("Darth Vader killed your dad") and outright lies, to get you to follow… » 7/01/08 4:00pm 7/01/08 4:00pm

Which Overexposed Scifi Actor Should Take A Nice Break?

You keep seeing the same faces over and over again in science fiction. At first it's like, "Oh, there's my old friend Summer Glau. I'm so glad she's getting work." And then, it slowly turns into, "How many maniacs of science can Jeffrey Combs play before he actually falls asleep in mid-speech and lights his hair on… » 2/20/08 12:00pm 2/20/08 12:00pm

5 Eras In Science Fiction TV Theme Tunes

Here's a catchy compilation of theme tunes from the late 70s and early 80s, featuring Shaft-esque guitars and stomping drum-beats. It's amazing how every science fiction TV show from a particular era features a similar-sounding opening theme tune. And the trends in theme music say something about the shows of the eras… » 2/19/08 6:30am 2/19/08 6:30am