Which Series Did You Love — Until It Killed Your Favorite Character?

Death adds real stakes to a fictional universe. If nobody ever dies, then nothing feels real. And yet some deaths don't just diminish us all, they just plain ruin a series. For good. Which science fiction or fantasy series lost its heart, or just became less good generally, when one character died? » 10/22/14 2:23pm Today 2:23pm

Is Lupita Nyong'o Playing Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Episode VII?

And there are a whole lot more wild rumors for Star Wars Episode VII where that came from. Marvel could be making another Incredible Hulk movie after Avengers 2. There are contradictory rumors about the fate of Superman in Superman Vs. Batman. And Eve Myles talks the return of Torchwood. Spoilers now! » 5/05/14 6:00am 5/05/14 6:00am

Who's going to replace Steven Moffat as Doctor Who showrunner?

Steven Moffat's been in charge of Doctor Who's storytelling since 2010, and he's probably nearing the end of his tenure. So everybody's wondering who could take over this insanely demanding job, when the show regenerates next time. Let's break down seven prospects, in order of most likely to least likely. » 1/17/14 12:45pm 1/17/14 12:45pm

Top 25 Scariest Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Episodes of All Time

Science fiction and fantasy take us into the unknown, which is inherently somewhat scary — but sometimes, they go way further. Last week, we shared part one of our list of the top 50 scariest science fiction and fantasy TV episodes. But now, here are the 25 scariest television episodes of all time! » 10/23/13 10:07am 10/23/13 10:07am

The Most Ridiculous Mystical Pregnancies in Fiction

The magic pregnancy is a staple science fiction and fantasy fiction. Whether it's the impending birth of a savior, the coming of some form of Antichrist, or some kind of experiment, speculative fiction has been the home of a lot of ridiculous stories of pregnancy and birth. Here are the most absurd ones. » 10/13/13 10:00am 10/13/13 10:00am

Will Oliver be more careful with his secret identity in Arrow season 2?

Tonight sees the season premiere of Arrow, last year's most exciting new show. We caught up with stars Stephen Amell and David Ramsey, plus Malcolm Merlyn actor John Barrowman back at Comic-Con, and they explained to us how Oliver's failure at the end of season one will affect what happens in season two. » 10/09/13 1:25pm 10/09/13 1:25pm

Which character had the most baffling personality shift?

Sometimes you grow to love a character — or at least get used to him or her having a particular personality. And then... all of a sudden, this once-familiar character has a completely different personality, in between movies or seasons of a TV show. What's the most baffling personality shift of all time? » 8/28/13 2:42pm 8/28/13 2:42pm

This Week's TV: The Worst Thing Ever to Come Out of The Hunger Games!

Seriously, just watch the previews for this new reality TV show, which is wants so badly to look like Hunger Games, and judge for yourselves. Meanwhile, Disney XD is giving us a brand new sneak peek at Guardians of the Galaxy and other upcoming Marvel movies. Check out clips and details for all this week's TV! » 7/29/13 9:36am 7/29/13 9:36am

10 Science Fiction TV Spin-offs That Are Great in their Own Right

Soon enough, we're going to be watching spin-offs of The Vampire Diaries and Once Upon a Time, proving that too much of a good thing is never enough. Spin-offs often seem like pointless cash grabs — but there have been some fantastic exceptions. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy spin-offs that actually rule. » 7/11/13 9:02am 7/11/13 9:02am

10 Characters Who Got More Interesting After They Died

Sometimes there’s a character that the writers don’t know what to do with, or who's hit a dead end. What do you do with this superfluous character? How do you up the ante? Kill them. And then have them come back evil (or good), with new powers, or deeply troubled. Here are the 10 characters most improved by death. » 5/01/13 10:13am 5/01/13 10:13am

Warehouse 13 may not be clever, but it has heart. (And James Marsters)

Last night's season opener of Warehouse 13 took a couple of very well-worn ideas, and managed to make them feel pretty fresh, all over again. The two quests that our heroes go on are full of things you've seen before, but they're helped immensely by the characters, a few cunning twists... and guest star James Marsters. » 4/30/13 6:35pm 4/30/13 6:35pm

How Actual Science Can Make Science Fiction Stories Cooler

How do the minds behind Battlestar Galactica, Prometheus, X-Men: First Class, and Torchwood go about juggling science fact and science fiction, to tell a believable story? Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait hosted a panel at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday to discuss this issue, along with the making and breaking canon in… » 7/13/12 8:40am 7/13/12 8:40am

According to Google Maps, Mary Poppins is Doctor Who

Should you visit Roald Dahl Plass on Google Maps, you will notice a jovial waving woman. She resembles a nanny who adheres to the philosophy that a small heap of sweetener allows medication to travel effortlessly down the gullet in a manner that most satisfactory. This appearance has not been lost to Tumblr user … » 2/23/12 8:20am 2/23/12 8:20am