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

10 Science Fiction and Fantasy Landmarks Worth a Fantastic Journey

You can't travel to other planets or other times — not yet, anyway. But there are plenty of great landmarks from science fiction and fantasy that you can visit, right here on Earth. Here are 10 great fannish tourist destinations. » 5/12/11 10:38am 5/12/11 10:38am

An Outer Limits episode per day will bring the head doctor to stay

Want to revisit The Outer Limits, the classic 1960s anthology series? A new blog reviews one Outer Limits episode per day, with supplemental essays by an army of smart critics. Dip into the early-sixties zeitgeist and rediscover the weirdness! [WeAreControllingTransmission] » 1/13/11 10:52am 1/13/11 10:52am

Will MGM's big comeback project be an Outer Limits movie?

While we're not sure where the money is coming from, rumors are circulating cash-strapped MGM is quietly trying to develop a movie adaptation of the classic series The Outer Limits with the Saw franchise writers. Bring on the Zantis! [Variety] » 8/03/10 9:30am 8/03/10 9:30am

The 6 Types Of Brains In Jars

When you're a brain in a tank, you've got a lot of time to think about stuff. And one of the things you ponder is: how many kinds of disembodied brains does science fiction have? The answer: six! » 10/16/09 3:33pm 10/16/09 3:33pm

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

10 Best Robot Bodies To Load Your Brain Into

You can't be beautiful and immortal until you abandon your meatsack! Surrogates, opening Friday, shows a culture that's gone over to robot avatars. But here are ten other universes where you could abandon your flesh for a shiny, perfect robo-body. » 9/23/09 4:25pm 9/23/09 4:25pm

Sometimes It's Really Hard To Avoid Scratching Your Brain

Probably the weirdest Stephen King short story is "The Revelations Of Becka Paulson," where a housewife shoots herself in the brain and then sticks a pencil in the bullet hole. Afterwards, she can hear Jesus talking to her. It's the story that converted me into a rabid King fan, so I was psyched when I saw the 1990s … » 11/07/08 6:37pm 11/07/08 6:37pm

Leonard Nimoy Is Asking For A Robo-Strangling

Leonard Nimoy plays a cocky attorney who comes out of retirement to defend a robot accused of robo-murder, in this awesome scene from an episode of the 1996 Outer Limits revival. In the bursting-at-the-seams genre of "robots on trial and defending their humanity," the "I Robot" episode is a stand-out, largely due to… » 5/28/08 10:12pm 5/28/08 10:12pm

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