Not Even the Zombie Apocalypse Can Stop George R. R. Martin From Releasing Books

Whenever George R.R. Martin does anything that isn’t releasing the next A Song of Ice and Fire novel, some (typically crass) people tend to cry “he’ll be dead before he finishes!” But apparently Syfy’s Z Nation is going to show that not even a little thing like zombification can stop Martin from writing. Wait, what? »9/10/15 4:20pm9/10/15 4:20pm

What’s Next for the Marvel Movies After Infinity War?

Greetings, my fantastic friends! (finger guns) Don’t worry, not all the questions in this week’s mailbag are about a certain fantastic flop, although there are a few; I guess that’s what I get for not doing a FAQ. But I also try to solve one of Star Wars’s weirdest, nerdiest mysteries—why the hell is C-3PO programmed… »8/13/15 3:00pm8/13/15 3:00pm

Why Taking the Thing’s Pants Off Was Such a Dumb Idea

Greetings, my friends! In today’s “Postal Apocalypse” we discuss whether zombies need to eat, a fascinating Star Wars theory about Obi-Wan the prequels ruined, and why the Thing’s lack of underpants is emblematic of the new Fantastic Four movie. I mean, look at that picture and just try not to stare at his crotch. You… »8/06/15 3:15pm8/06/15 3:15pm

We Have Our New Spider-Man—So Which Villain Will He Fight First?

Greetings, my pencil pals! Sorry about last week’s missing column; as it turns out I managed to catch a Mutant Deathvirus (mild infection) from the Radioactive Biker Crocodiles of Texas (air travel). I was basically unconscious all last week. But I’m up now, and rarin’ to answer some of your letters (earn my paycheck)! »6/25/15 4:03pm6/25/15 4:03pm

Schwarzenegger Flexes His (Acting) Muscles In Somber Zombie Tale Maggie

If the phrase “Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie” calls to mind action-movie insanity, with catchphrases and machine guns and exploding corpses, Maggie — a quietly dark study of grief, terminal illness, and the bond between parent and child — is not the Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie you’re looking for. »5/10/15 5:30pm5/10/15 5:30pm

Zombie Subway Stunt Is Possibly The Most Terrifying Prank Ever Pulled

Subway riders in the northeast state of Ceará, Brazil, had quite a fright when OMG ZOMBIES!!! It was revealed, of course, to be a TV show-plotted prank — but though the ghouls are fake, the freak-out factor among the passengers is alarmingly, piss-your-pants real (it starts about three minutes in). Yikes, seriously. »4/02/15 7:25pm4/02/15 7:25pm

The Surprising Objects Used To Make Gruesome Sounds On The Walking Dead 

Tucked into a fascinating article about veteran Foley artist Gregg Barbanell, highly skilled in creating realistic (yet not distracting) ambient sounds for films, TV shows, and video games, is a rundown of how he achieves The Walking Dead’s most bone-rattling noises. The “tools” he uses are shockingly unshocking. »4/02/15 1:37pm4/02/15 1:37pm