Virgin Galactic is reporting that there has been an "in-flight anomaly" aboard SpaceShipTwo. The suborbital flight took off at 9:19am PDT from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Update: Virgin Galactic has confirmed that SpaceshipTwo has crashed and the California Highway Patrol has confirmed that there is …
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looks like it got its butt hacked screwed up.
We're in the Futurama panel, where it was just announced that Comedy Central has renewed our favorite future-set comedy show for another two years. And we watched a hilarious anime spoof in which the Futurama team are transformed into the Action Squad! More on this later...
At 5:00 PM Eastern, Fermilab scientists will announce a major discovery. The early word is that this is not the Higgs boson, but instead something completely unexpected.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has picked up what appears to be the youngest black hole we've discovered near our planet. This object could however instead be the youngest documented neutron star. Either way, it's an exciting find.
Today NASA will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. EST concerning the Chandra X-ray Observatory's finding "of an exceptional object in our cosmic neighborhood" from NASA Headquarters' TV studio in Washington. They'll be airing the press conference live streaming on NASA TV.
In an interview with the French website TVMag, David Duchovny revealed that a script for a third X-Files movie is being penned, and that it will return to the series' conspiracy roots.
Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures have tapped Zack Snyder to direct the next installment of the Superman franchise. Snyder was chosen after meeting with producers Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas. But will the illegitimate Superbaby make the cut?
The United Nations has appointed Earth's ambassador should aliens touch down in the near future. Their selection? Malaysian astrophysicist Mazlan Othman, who heads the UN's Office for Outer Space Affairs. UPDATE: Boo! It was a hoax.
The latest promo for Game of Thrones, HBO's adaptation of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, aired before the season finale of True Blood. Check out the latest footage from the production in Belfast.
After yesterday's news about Torchwood's new writing team, we've now learned that Starz's ten-episode Torchwood reboot will be titled Torchwood: The New World. Also, Russell T. Davies himself dropped some hints about the series' plot. UPDATE 8/7/10: More details below.
The writers of the next season of Doctor Who's more grown-up spinoff, Torchwood, have been announced... and they're some of our favorite televisual geniuses, including former Buffy, House and Supernatural writers.
Nobody thinks a Total Recall remake is a good idea, but it's still happening. And now it's been announced that Underworld director Len Wiseman is in final talks to direct, from a script by Equilibrium/Ultraviolet director Kurt Wimmer. This will be a new "contemporized" adaptation. The press release quotes Wiseman:
We're in the Chuck panel at San Diego Comic Con, and it's just been announced that Linda Hamilton is playing Chuck's mom this year. Does that make Chuck John Connor? Also, Jeffster premiered a Lady Gaga dance video!
Dr. McCoy is the law! We reported a rumor that Star Trek star Karl Urban would play the futuristic, fascistic lawman in the new Judge Dredd movie the other day. Asked about it at Comic Con, Urban said the rumor is "lookin' good." And he told another news outlet that director Pete Travis had actually offered him the…
While chatting with Michel Gondry about all things Green Hornet we asked him when he was doing a space movie. Gondry said he'd love to, but his next movie takes place on Earth - in the future.
We didn't get into the Joss Whedon panel at Comic Con just now, but reports are coming out that Whedon confirmed that Captain Hammer himself, Nathan Fillion, will be playing Ant-Man in his Avengers movie. And he also said he's still developing his Wastelanders webseries project with Warren Ellis. More details when we…
As a former morning news Chyron operator responsible for countless typos including broadcast headlines like "Pubic Relations," I'm allowed to laugh—even if this guy got fired. You, on the other hand, must only chuckle into your sleeve. [gothamist]
Just seconds after telling us that he makes disaster movies because he hates sequels, director Roland Emmerich spilled all about his new ABC TV series 2013, that picks up after the waves part. It sounds epic. Spoiler warning.