Hit Movies That Everybody Thinks Were Flops

The history of genre movies is littered with massive, lavish failures — movies that took hundreds of millions of dollars and tossed the money down a sinkhole. But some of the movies that everybody "knows" were box office disasters actually did really well, when you look at the numbers. » 1/05/12 9:00am 1/05/12 9:00am

Sugary scifi scenes remade with Peeps

Peeps: delicious to some, disgusting to others. At least we can all agree that these sugary Easter sweets make for some fantastic dioramas, remaking scenes from some favorite scifi movies, books, and TV shows. » 4/09/11 1:00pm 4/09/11 1:00pm

Brilliant YouTube series mashes up classic scifi with cheesy 1950s…

YouTube user OneMinute Galactica takes your favorite science fiction scenes and characters and redubs them using stilted, dated, and backwards 1950s educational film dialogue. The Day The Earth Stood Still becomes a solemn warning about the dangers of homosexuals and Indiana Jones' stand-off at the Obi Wan nightclub… » 2/12/11 4:49pm 2/12/11 4:49pm

Which science fiction films have the best and worst science, according…

Roland Emmerich's 2012 has the worst science in a science fiction film, according to NASA's experts — followed by Armageddon, Volcano, The Sixth Day and Chain Reaction. So what were the films with the best science, according to NASA? » 1/03/11 11:43am 1/03/11 11:43am

Bring back The Twilight Zone right now!

The Twilight Zone left an indelible mark on pop culture, but it's been years since we made a new journey to that dimension of sight and sound. Peter Hall argues that we need Rod Serling's vision now more than ever. » 9/15/10 3:30pm 9/15/10 3:30pm

25 classic science fiction movies that everybody must watch

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are essential viewing for anyone interested in the genre? We broke down the 25 must-watch science fiction films. » 8/25/10 12:00pm 8/25/10 12:00pm

What's the difference between being a concept artist and drawing comics?

The best concept art tells a story, all by itself. But what's the difference between creating concept art for movies, versus drawing comics or illustrating books? We asked some of our favorite concept artists, and here's what they said. » 6/15/10 2:30pm 6/15/10 2:30pm

How two shapeshifting girls from Venus became the Beatles' most trusted…

Author Pat Cadigan tells NPR how she and her friend concocted a fantasy life in the 1960s, in which they were twins from Venus, in charge of the entire solar system. But they still found time to advise the Beatles. » 6/03/10 4:00pm 6/03/10 4:00pm

Don't Remake These 21 Movies, Film These Books Instead!

There's only one thing Hollywood loves than a movie based on a toy: remakes. Dozens of science-fiction classics are slated for do-overs. But instead of remaking films that were fine the first time, here are 20 books Hollywood should film. » 3/05/10 1:17pm 3/05/10 1:17pm

A Daredevil Reboot Written By "Day The Earth Stood Still" Remake's…

After the Frank Miller-influenced The Dark Knight conquered the box office, it makes sense to make another movie about Daredevil, the other superhero Miller made awesome. But a reboot from the writer of The Day The Earth Stood Still? No! » 2/05/10 3:49pm 2/05/10 3:49pm

Paranoid Cyberpunk Religious Thriller Gets A Movie Deal

Is Trevor Sands the new go-to guy for science-fiction movie adapations? He's written the screenplay for Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos and the Six Million Dollar Man movie. And now he's taking on Jeff Somers' The Electric Church. » 1/21/10 11:42am 1/21/10 11:42am

10 Ways To Rescue The Climate, According To Science Fiction

Hot enough for ya? Our crazy fossil-fuel orgy is driving the planet's temperatures through the roof. Good thing science fiction books and movies have come up with 10 can't-fail solutions (well, maybe they'd work) for stopping global warming. » 9/04/09 12:37pm 9/04/09 12:37pm

The Composers That Make Space Adventures Epic

Space is silent and vast, but we can't feel the awe and terror of epic space battles without great music. Here's our list of the ten composers without whom science fiction would feel as empty as the void. (With samples.) » 6/11/09 4:30pm 6/11/09 4:30pm

How "Day the Earth Stood Still" Became Fox's First Carbon-Neutral…

Liberal alien flick The Day the Earth Stood Still comes out on DVD next Tuesday, and we've got an exclusive clip from the extras. It's all about how the movie production was totally carbon neutral. » 4/03/09 6:30am 4/03/09 6:30am

Hyperion To Stand Still For New Director

The movie version of Dan Simmons' Hyperion has found its director: Scott Derrickson, the man who helped Keanu Reeves make the Earth Stand Still in last year's remake. Should we be afraid? » 1/30/09 12:00pm 1/30/09 12:00pm

Neo Goes Bebop

Not content with ruining The Day The Earth Stood Still, Keanu Reeves has set his sights on another sci-fi classic, signing up for the live-action remake of classic anime Cowboy Bebop. Is nothing sacred? » 1/16/09 6:30am 1/16/09 6:30am

Why Do Aliens Among Us Always Go Native?

It never fails: an alien comes to Earth to study us, or spy on us, or hide from other aliens. And he/she always goes native. Just once, I'd like to see an unassimilated alien. » 12/22/08 12:37pm 12/22/08 12:37pm

Three Ways to Make the Most of "Day the Earth Stood Still"

Click to view Forget about whether the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still is true to the original. It isn't. But it does give us a compelling picture of futuristic alien civilizations. » 12/12/08 11:47am 12/12/08 11:47am

Don Draper Solves the Alien Problem With Scotch

At the premiere for Day the Earth Stood Still, we nabbed cast member Jon Hamm and asked what his Mad Men character Don Draper would do to stop angry alien Klaatu. » 12/11/08 7:00am 12/11/08 7:00am

Major Hints For Iron Man 2, Dragonball, T4, And Clone Wars

Today's spoilers include an Iron Man 2 revelation. Plus Terminator 4, Dragonball and TDTESS clips. Shocking Heroes set pics! Sulu's role on Clone Wars! Plus spoilers for Fringe, Dollhouse, Sarah Connor, Smallville and more! » 12/11/08 6:00am 12/11/08 6:00am