Hilarious TV Ads From The Dawn Of The Home Computer Era

The computer revolution didn't come into people's homes overnight. There was a long period when the public was still discovering all the things they could do if they owned a computer — and this led to some truly outrageous TV ads. Check out the most hilarious and creative classic home computer ads ever made. » 3/27/15 12:05am 3/27/15 12:05am

1980s Science Fiction Where The Cold War Never Ends

The 1980s were the final decade of the Cold War — but nobody knew that at the time. The Soviet Union looked unstoppable, and few outside observers saw its collapse coming. So it's not surprising that lots of 1980s science fiction included Cold War futures. Here are 1980s visions of a future where the Cold War never… » 2/13/15 4:04pm 2/13/15 4:04pm

10 Villains Who Were Supposed To Come Back... And Never Did

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Every villain always threatens to return and wreak vengeance. No baddie worth their salt ever gets beaten and then announces they're going to retire. But some villains make an especially big noise about how they'll be back... and then, crickets. Here are 10 villains who made a big splash, and were never seen again. » 2/11/15 1:24pm 2/11/15 1:24pm

The 5 Best And 5 Worst "I Wanted to Get Caught" Villain Schemes

Villains sure do like to be captured on purpose, don't they? We've seen it again and again as a trope, but it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes, it does show just how brilliant our bad guy is. And sometimes, it shows just how stupid our heroes are. Here are the best — and worst — times a villain got sent to the… » 2/05/15 1:17pm 2/05/15 1:17pm

The Real Reason Why US Adaptations Of British TV Shows Rarely Succeed

When it comes to TV, us Brits get very defensive when America tries to adapt one of our shows - just look at the reaction to the announcement that Black Mirror is getting a US remake. There's a good reason for the concern though: Most of the time these adaptations don't really work... and that's actually a good thing. » 1/30/15 4:12pm 1/30/15 4:12pm

The Ultimate Guide To 2015's Science Fiction And Fantasy TV

This is going to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy television, including some major A-list creators (Jonathan Nolan, Chris Miller and Phil Lord!) coming to the small screen to make beautiful love your eyes and faces. This is your year, people! Here’s our complete guide to 2015’s science fiction and… » 1/06/15 6:35pm 1/06/15 6:35pm

Great Gift Ideas For The 10 Major Species Of Science Fiction Fan

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Finding the perfect gift for the beloved fan in your life can be a major challenge — but the first step to success is to know what kind of fan you're dealing with. What does this person truly love, above all else? Once you know that, you're set. Here's our complete guide to gifts for 10 different species of fans. » 12/02/14 12:11am 12/02/14 12:11am

10 Questions From Science Fiction That We're Glad Were Never Answered

We tend to think of science fiction and fantasy as being like mystery novels — the story is over when you solve the case. So we obsess over questions that have no answers. But here are 10 questions that are better unanswered, either because the possibilities are fascinating or because the answers would be terrible. » 4/29/14 5:19pm 4/29/14 5:19pm

All the World's a Soundstage: In Praise of Studio-Bound Alien Worlds

Quick, what's the first thing you noticed about the planet we visited in last night's Doctor Who special? That's right: It was a soundstage.* None of Matt Smith's final hour was filmed in a real location. Alien worlds used to be filmed in the studio more often — here's why we miss visiting Planet Soundstage. » 12/26/13 4:56pm 12/26/13 4:56pm

All the Fake Websites from Doctor Who Make Me Wish They Were Real

TV show websites are notoriously bad and comically unreal yet I can't help but be charmed by their hilarious simplicity (and god awful horribleness). Can you imagine if there were giant flashing RED ALERT messages popping up at you? Or if hacking was as simple as just slapping the keys on the keyboard a few times? I… » 5/15/13 10:35pm 5/15/13 10:35pm

Doctor Who "The Christmas Invasion": The Doctor Is In


It's Boxing Day, a British holiday you probably know nothing about. Perfect time to check in on another mysterious UK tradition: Doctor Who. Whether you've been a Whovian since the 1960s or you've never even heard of Gallifrey, the first Doctor Who Christmas Special to follow the 2005 series revival is dope. » 12/26/11 5:00pm 12/26/11 5:00pm