All The Ways You Can Screw Up Your Own Timeline

Time travel and temporal anomalies can be messy and unpleasant. When time starts getting out of whack, anything can happen. People can be born over and over, meet themselves, relive the same day, or just screw up all their relationships. Here are all the ways people get tangled in their own timelines in science… » 4/14/14 10:00am Monday 10:00am

Romance Fail: The Worst Fictional Pairings, and Why They Happen

Romance abounds in fiction — and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances too. But sometimes, it's just a bad idea. We see so many fictional couples that the writers clearly thought were a great idea, but are actually disasters. Here are the main signs that a fictional romance is a terrible, awful, bad… » 2/14/14 12:00pm 2/14/14 12:00pm

10 Major Franchises That Have Never Been Rebooted

Most heroes get a facelift every decade or so, to keep them from showing their age. The longer an epic saga goes on, the greater the chances you'll see everything start over from scratch. But not everybody succumbs to the Etch-a-Sketch urge. Here are 10 epic storylines that have never had a reboot. Ever. » 1/30/14 10:01am 1/30/14 10:01am

​The Ghostbusters become their own X-File in Conspiracy

When The X-Files' Lone Gunmen receive a mysterious file warning them about supernatural phenomena that haven't happened yet, they begin investigating — and their first stop is a certain firehouse in New York City in IDW's new crossover Conspiracy. Plus, new Elfquest, the end of The Unwritten, and the worst high school… » 1/21/14 1:40pm 1/21/14 1:40pm

The 10 Best 'Monster of the Week' Episodes of All Time

The "monster of the week" episode is an endangered beast. Once upon a time, television was full of single-episode stories, in which the heroes faced an unstoppable threat and won, all in about 43 minutes. Here are 10 "monster of the week" episodes that pack more storytelling power than a season-long arc of most TV shows. » 1/21/14 10:25am 1/21/14 10:25am

Does a comic book tell us what Ben Affleck's Batman will look like?

In the next four years, Ridley Scott's looking to make Prometheus 2, Forever War, Exodus, and Blade Runner 2. There's also a complete cast for the BBC's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Plus, Summer Glau previews her character on Arrow. Spoilers now! » 10/30/13 6:00am 10/30/13 6:00am

All The Most Revolting Mosquitoes from Science Fiction and Fantasy

Everybody knows that mosquitoes are bastards. The other day, we learned this has been true for 46 million years. And with next month’s release of Sucker, the story of a suicidal man transformed into a vengeful mosquito, it's time we confronted these creatures. Here are the most horrible mutated mosquitoes of all time. » 10/17/13 1:00pm 10/17/13 1:00pm

The Most Absurd Courtroom Scenes from Science Fiction and Fantasy TV

There's a reason so many science fiction and fantasy shows feature trials. Legal battles can be used as an allegory, or a way to expose important issues. But sometimes, these stories just go off the deep end. Here are the most ridiculous trials from science fiction and fantasy television. » 9/26/13 12:19pm 9/26/13 12:19pm

The Most Fourth Wall-Breaking Moments in Television History

Television has always been a medium that broke the walls of reality. From its earliest days, television shows "came into your living room." So it's not surprising that television has always dabbled in metafiction, fourth-wall-breaking and transrealism. Here are the six types of "meta" storytelling on television. » 8/06/13 1:34pm 8/06/13 1:34pm

The Biggest Winners and Losers of Comic-Con 2013!

San Diego Comic-Con is a white-hot furnace in which projects are made, or destroyed. Some emerge from the flames stronger, with invincible buzz levels, while others are melted down. Here's our list of the people and projects that gained buzz from Comic-Con, and the ones that lost some of their buzz. » 7/22/13 1:45pm 7/22/13 1:45pm

Mulder and Scully return to solve the mystery of This Week’s Comics!

What is the terrifying truth behind this week’s comic releases? I don’t have the faintest clue. I do, however, know that The X-Files is finally back thanks to IDW, continuing right where it left off. Plus a new Marvel event begins, a beloved Vertigo tale ends, and BKV's Saga continues, all in this week’s comics! » 6/18/13 2:50pm 6/18/13 2:50pm

10 Once-Great TV Shows (And The Exact Moments They Started to Suck)

By Amanda Yesilbas and Charlie Jane Anders. We all live in fear of the day when Game of Thrones starts to suck. We've lived through this trauma before — many great television shows went astray, often due to one highly questionable decision. Here 10 once-terrific shows, and the exact moment they started to suck. » 4/19/13 10:15am 4/19/13 10:15am