The Gorgeous Matte Paintings that Made Lord of the Rings and Fifth…

You've seen the work of matte painter Wayne Haag in Lord of the Rings, Farscape and The Fifth Element, among many other works. His matte paintings have given a sense of depth and reality to the fantastical worlds in your favorite movies and television shows — and here, he gives us an inside look at just how these… » 5/23/12 3:00pm 5/23/12 3:00pm

Legendary French artist Moebius, the man who made The Abyss, Alien, and

Today is an incredibly sad day for fans of comic books, concept art, and downright anything science fiction. Artist Jean "Moebius" Giraud, who provided some of the most stunning scifi and fantasy art ever to grace a page, has succumbed to illness at the age of 73. » 3/10/12 7:35am 3/10/12 7:35am

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British pop star performs dressed like Leeloo from The Fifth Element,…

The secret to making a Leeloo costume that you can run around and sing and dance in? Flesh-colored cloth. At least, that seems to be the decision that British pop star Jessie J's costume makers made, and it appears to have paid off pretty well. » 11/03/11 11:37am 11/03/11 11:37am

Awesome Movie Idea: Space Opera Author Discovers a Real-Life Space…

We loved the horror-comedy Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil, and we were sad it didn't really have a supernatural or science-fiction theme. So we're pretty excited about Hyperdrive, a new science fiction movie from Tucker and Dale co-writer Morgan Jurgenson. » 10/13/11 1:30pm 10/13/11 1:30pm

Watch Every Blue Character You've Ever Loved (Or Hated) In Blue People:…

What if all your favorite blue characters came together to star in a sappy coming-of-age romantic comedy? You'd get Blue People. So let's all be thankful we've dodged this bullet... so far. Check out the trailer. Did they forget anyone? » 3/23/10 10:30am 3/23/10 10:30am

Luc Besson Spurs Another Futuristic Jailbreak. But Will There Be…

The Luc Besson-produced District 13: Ultimatum just opened in the United States, but he's already in pre-production on another prison-break movie, this time set in space in the future. Plus he's producing an English-language District 13 remake. Spoilers ahead... » 2/16/10 9:30am 2/16/10 9:30am

Who is the Sexiest Blue Woman in the Universe?

James Cameron has talked a great deal about how he designed Neytiri, Avatar's main female character, to be incredibly sexy. But is she really the sexiest blue woman you've ever seen? We take a look at the competition. » 12/21/09 12:02pm 12/21/09 12:02pm

Your Future Automotive Awesomeness: Fiction vs. Reality

The car's come a long way since Ford started mass production 100 years ago, but science fiction takes transportation even further. Here are six scenarios for the future of driving, and the real-life developments that could make them happen. » 12/10/09 10:25am 12/10/09 10:25am

Besson Plans Epic Return To Science Fiction

The Fifth Element » 11/14/08 10:20am 11/14/08 10:20am director Luc Besson is planning to start making a new science fiction movie next year, he told Collider. It's an epic saga, and it might be a trilogy or just a stand-alone film. He's also not sure whether he'll do it with a Hollywood studio, or make it in France. "It's a big story," he says, and what…

Serial Killings Lead To A Surreal Luc Besson Nightmare

Director Luc Besson ( The Fifth Element » 8/20/08 12:40pm 8/20/08 12:40pm) is making another science fiction thriller, starring Korean mega-star Dong Kun-Jang (). The as-yet-untitled action movie is based on a novel by a South Korean professor about a serial killer in New York, whose actions spark a series of unforeseen consequences. Milla Jovovich and…

The Slowest, Stretchiest Countdowns In Science Fiction History

When life and death for everyone hangs on a ten-second countdown, those ten seconds can feel endless because of your adrenaline rush and your super-focused attention. Or maybe those seconds actually are endless. (Like this awesome moment from Time Chasers via MST3K — thanks t3knomanser!) Science fiction TV shows (and… » 4/24/08 10:47am 4/24/08 10:47am

Now You're Cooking With Tachyons: The Best Scifi Kitchen Gadgets

According to 1950s newsreels, the wonders of our age are supposed to include a dream kitchen that uses ultrasonic waves to clean our plates, automatically cooks our food for us and does all the shopping. But so far, all the best kitchen toys are still in science fiction. Check out our roundup of gadgets from the… » 2/13/08 12:55pm 2/13/08 12:55pm

You Have Ten Seconds To Reach Minimum Safe Distance



Science fiction has always had a dark obsession with destroying things, and spaceships are a constant target. When not worrying about enemy ships fragging them to pieces, crews have to worry self-destruct sequences, on-board bombs, lousy construction, bad driving, and suicidal commanders who seem hell-bent on… » 2/12/08 11:20am 2/12/08 11:20am

The Greatest Scifi Dance Routines Of All Time

What is Raquel Welch doing in that weird bikini, next to those alien objects? Who are those shiny men lifting their legs in salute to her? We'll probably never know, but it doesn't matter. Her dance number fits into a long, proud tradition of science fictional dance routines, from Star Trek to Buck Rogers to the Fifth… » 2/07/08 9:25am 2/07/08 9:25am

What's The Fastest SciFi Super-Car?

Flying cars are dime-a-dozen in science fiction. But they don't all look as cool as Harrison Ford's cop car does in Sid Mead's original concept art. And some of them have cool extras, like voice-controlled color or a built-in ATM . But what you really want to know is, what's the fastest super-car in scifi? We rank… » 1/02/08 12:20pm 1/02/08 12:20pm

The Savior in Science Fiction Films

There have been a recent rash of websites posting about the Christ-like similarities that some of the major figures in science fiction films exhibit. Everyone from Paul Atreides in Dune, to Neo in The Matrix, to Spock in Star Trek, and even Doctor Who seem to have the same messianic properties, but is it case of… » 11/12/07 7:49pm 11/12/07 7:49pm

Must See: The Fifth Element

Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: The Fifth Element
Date: 1997

Vitals: A babe from another dimension teaches a hypercapitalist, urbanized world that love is the… » 9/30/07 9:42pm 9/30/07 9:42pm