John Boyega suits up for Pacific Rim: Uprising. The Flash teases a big return to Gorilla City and a major new villain. Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale adaptation will do away with a major aspect of the original novel. Plus, there’s a ton of new footage from The Lego Batman Movie, and The Predator adds another cast member.…
Because even the CW, a channel barely over 10 years old, has decided to start mining its past for content.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely, or so the idiom goes. But sometimes absolute power just makes you kind of an idiot. There are entities out there who practically omnipotent but somehow haven’t managed to find a way to use their powers for anything worthwhile. Here are 10 beings who are utterly wasting their godlike…
It’s September, and that means that kids are heading back to school. They may not be happy about it, but it could be worse—they could be going to one of these schools, where danger, physical damage, and even death stalk the classrooms. Here are 10 schools where you have an equal chance of graduating as dying.
Could Red Sonja be getting her own TV show? That Charmed reboot is still happening. Ben Affleck says Batman is scared of all superheroes in Batman v Superman. Javier Grillo-Marxuach offers an update on Xena. Plus, new 10 Cloverfield Lane pictures, and Flash set pictures tease a new villain. Spoilers Get!
It's hard for the average person to understand why anyone wouldn't want to be immortal. Immortality has been a fruitful lens for fiction to examine the human condition. But sometimes there are immortals who completely fail to get the horror of immortality across. Instead, you can't help but think you'd do better. Here…
The Halliwell sisters are back. Cue the "Mmeeeeeeeeaaaaahhhh... I am the son, and the heir" intro!
Charmed has only been off the air since 2006, but according to some buzz from the television world, CBS TV studios is planning one of those pesky, maybe-okay "reimaginings" of the WB series that starred Alyssa Milano, Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, and Rose McGowan. To the rumor mill!
The magic pregnancy is a staple science fiction and fantasy fiction. Whether it's the impending birth of a savior, the coming of some form of Antichrist, or some kind of experiment, speculative fiction has been the home of a lot of ridiculous stories of pregnancy and birth. Here are the most absurd ones.
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.
We expect our devices to know what's going on. Automatic doors, smartphones, temperature control systems and beyond all perform actions when they detect certain conditions. And it seems like it would just be convenient to put cameras on everything so devices could have eyes on all different situations. It would also…
We're all still in shock from last Sunday's Game of Thrones. But maybe it'll help our grieving process to remember that we've been here before, and we survived. Plenty of TV series have damaged our psyche with startling character deaths. Here are 10 gut-wrenching deaths from past television shows, and how we coped.
Everybody looks down on Charmed, the stunted Buffy wannabe that featured Shannon Doherty, Rose McGowan and Alyssa Milano as witches. But actually, Charmed handled topics of magic and the responsible use of power better than True Blood has, argues Alyssa Rosenberg over at ThinkProgress.
It used to be that anybody could learn magic, in pop culture as well as folklore. But in recent decades, magical powers have become an inherited trait, which only a few people are born with. What changed? David Liss, author of The Twelfth Enchantment, explores the trend towards elitism in our fantasy stories.
With his recent appearance on Doctor Who, Mark Sheppard cemented his place as science fiction's greatest character actor. But we've been loving Sheppard for years...and we assembled this video of every last one of his scifi roles to prove his awesomeness.
The declining success of Heroes (and outright failure of Bionic Woman and Knight Rider) isn't enough to deter NBC from pursuing the crimefighting genre; the network is now developing Midnighters, based on the Scott Westerfeld series of novels.
It may be March, but that still counts as the start of the year, right? Let's take a look at what movies, television, and books have predicted for us in the days to come...