Now that everybody's already copied The X-Files, is Chris Carter…

It's hard to imagine what television would look like without The X-Files to borrow from. Tons and tons of television shows have lifted pieces of the classic show's format, about FBI agents and mysterious, sinister events. So it's kind of sad to see that Chris Carter is creating a new show that, at first blush, sounds… » 10/07/12 8:30am 10/07/12 8:30am

10 Questions That Never Got a Straight Answer on Television

One of the wonderful things about our television obsessions is, they keep us guessing. But sometimes, when someone asks a straight question and doesn't get a straight answer, it can get a bit annoying. Mysterious non-answers are a staple of television science fiction and fantasy — and sometimes it feels like people… » 4/05/12 11:23am 4/05/12 11:23am

The 10 Most Mortifying Seasons of Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows

Television shows are like sports teams: Sometimes they just have an off season. (And sometimes they just dive down a terrible hole and get trapped forever.) When a science fiction or fantasy show has a terrible no-good year, it's especially noticeable, because the fantastical plot devices get dumber and the… » 11/01/11 10:00am 11/01/11 10:00am

The most secret agencies dedicated to making sure you're only seeing a…

The philosopher Plato once posed the Allegory of the Cave in his work, The Republic. He thought that, if prisoners spent all of their lives chained in a cave and facing a wall, their only experience would be watching the shadows on that wall. They never understand that there are things beyond that wall. The… » 3/10/11 9:00am 3/10/11 9:00am