15 TV Shows That Reinvented Science Fiction In The Past Decade

The conventional wisdom says that the past 10 years have been a bad time for science fiction on television. Fantasy has been on the upswing. Space opera all but disappeared. Science fiction shows get canceled all the time. But a ton of great science fiction has been created since 2005. Here are 15 shows that changed… »6/29/15 1:30pm6/29/15 1:30pm


The 10 Most Shocking Bait-and-Switch Deaths of Major Characters

Killing off a major character is great way to up the stakes, create suspense, and show that this story isn't going where you expect. Sometimes, a movie or TV show will go further and cast a famous name or create marketing that implies that a character will be around for a while, only for them to die almost… »4/16/15 6:20pm4/16/15 6:20pm

The Greatest TV Episodes Where Someone Lives A Whole Lifetime In One Day

One of the annoying things about real life is, you can only gain experience by getting older. You can't just luck into a trove of experience points and level up painlessly. Except on a lot of science fiction TV shows, there's a loophole. Here are seven episodes where someone lives for years, while no time passes. »2/20/15 11:00am2/20/15 11:00am

The Exact Moment When Torchwood Finally Came Into Its Own

Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood had a decidedly shaky first season. Its place as an 'adult' side of the Doctor Who universe left it in a weird place of trying too hard to be edgy while, at the same time, being wildly immature. But it quickly grew up in its second outing — and this is the moment when it finally paid off. »2/13/15 4:20pm2/13/15 4:20pm

From Lazarus Long To Capt. Jack Harkness: Bisexuality In Science Fiction

Why were there so many bisexual heroes in the 1970s (including Robert A. Heinlein's Lazarus Long), and was bisexuality viewed as "futuristic"? More to the point, why did bi heroes mostly vanish throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and what brought them back? Erotic science fiction author and Circlet Press publisher Cecilia… »1/21/15 12:47pm1/21/15 12:47pm

What You Need To Know About The Ninth Doctor's Doctor Who Comic Debut

It's been a full decade since Chris Eccleston left Doctor Who, and fans have wanted more of his Ninth Doctor ever since. Titan Comics had heard those pleas and hired author Cavan Scott to write a new miniseries starring the rogue Time Lord, due out on March 11th. We put the sonic screws to Scott to get all the details. »1/14/15 5:00pm1/14/15 5:00pm

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 5:23pm10/22/14 5:23pm

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 9:00am5/05/14 9:00am

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 4:25pm10/09/13 4:25pm

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 12:36pm7/29/13 12:36pm

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 12:02pm7/11/13 12:02pm