Watch Live Data Streams On Tron: Legacy's Awesome Encom Display

Whether or not you liked Tron: Legacy, you can't deny that it served up some tasty eye candy. So, rejoice, my fellow programs and data junkies — this online version of the awesome Encom boardroom projection screen is configured to visualize live updates from Github and Wikipedia, with more streams to come. » 5/30/14 6:30am 5/30/14 6:30am

Which movie was just too ahead of its time to be appreciated?

Sometimes a movie comes along that is just so radical, and so fresh, that nobody knows what to make of it. And then ten years later, you look back at it and realize that it was just too ahead of the curve. What's your favorite movie that slipped through the cracks when it came out, but would have been huge if it was… » 2/28/14 2:14pm 2/28/14 2:14pm

Why do post-apocalyptic people dress like morons?

One note before I open up this week's mailbag: As last week's "PA" revealed, I am not infallible. I don't know why you would think so, given that I'm a fictional fake postman. I know a lot of junk, but I think I know more than I do, so I rely on you attractive readers to "augment" my answers in the comments. The fake… » 7/03/13 8:00am 7/03/13 8:00am

Quite Possibly the Most Indispensible Science Fiction Actor. Ever.

We love Patrick Stewart. We adore Mark Sheppard. But there's one actor who just owns science fiction. He made Patrick Stewart count the lights. He tormented Tron. He fled H.G. Wells into the 1970s. We're speaking, of course, of the one and only David Warner. Here's all the reasons we love him. » 4/24/13 3:47pm 4/24/13 3:47pm

10 Amazing Milestones of Early Computer Animation

This past weekend, you relived the wonder of Jurassic Park and remembered the first time you saw convincing CG effects on screen. But Jurassic Park built on a long legacy of computer innovation, more than a decade and a half of on-screen computer effects. Here are 10 landmarks of early CG, many of which still look… » 4/09/13 10:37am 4/09/13 10:37am

This Week's TV: Felicia Day is Queen of the LARPers! Plus The First…

This week's TV is full of insane treats. Including geek icon Felicia Day playing a geek icon. And possibly the weirdest Adventure Time team-up yet. There's the "holy grail" of real-life giant squid footage. And probably the most important episode of Nova in quite some time. American Horror Story and Last Resort are… » 1/21/13 9:00am 1/21/13 9:00am