Octavia Butler might have passed away a decade ago, but she’s still a major influence in the science fiction world. A new interview with Butler has surfaced, covering a whole range of topics, from writing to science fiction, and it’s well worth watching.
Tuesday night in Los Angeles, Universal Studios Hollywood held a huge celebration for the opening of their new Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The highlight was John Williams himself, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in the shadow of Hogwarts—and you can watch it here.
It’s a time of celebration for IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye as it hits its 50th issue this week, especially for James Roberts. The fan-turned-comic writer has transformed Megatron from the evil leader of the Decepticons to a ‘bot trying to atone for his past, which is about to catch up with him...…
After decades of waiting for a new Ghostbusters movie, here’s your first footage from one. To celebrate the launch of this awesome trailer, we talked with director Paul Feig, producer Ivan Reitman and writer Katie Dippold, and they told us why this trailer reintroduces so many of the things we love.
It’s no secret that I really love Will McIntosh’s books: I count Soft Apocalypse as one of my absolute favorite novels, and I was a big fan of Defenders. His latest novel Burning Midnight is now out, and it’s a strange, excellent book about the wonders of collecting and otherworldly horror. We had a chance to chat…
The Force Awakens, as you might have figured with the title, is about a resurgence of the power of the Force in the Star Wars galaxy. But according to the movie’s crew, petulant villain Kylo Ren has something very much in common with this adorable kitty: the way they sound.
The first season of AMC’s Into the Badlands is already almost over—the (hopefully very bloody) season finale is Sunday. We talked to star Daniel Wu and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar about what we can expect.
Fans have complained that the recent Star Trek movies don’t do enough to explore the philosophical issues that were at the heart of classic Trek. But Justin Lin, the director of Star Trek Beyond, told us the new movie is all about debating Starfleet’s philosophies.
I’ve been increasingly interested in translated science fiction novels, and one of the best ones that I picked up this year was Taiyo Fujii’s debut Gene Mapper.
Sixteen-year-old Aramis Knight plays the young warrior with hidden Hulk-like super strength on AMC’s Into the Badlands. He talked to us about being a total badass.
When Han Solo declared “Chewie, we’re home” in the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it brought tears to even most hardened fans. And in another trailer, he thrilled us by declaring, “It’s true, all of it.” But Harrison Ford says both those lines are being wildly misinterpreted.
We’ve heard for ages that Captain Phasma, the Star Wars villain played by Gwendoline Christie, was originally written as a man. We now know that’s true. Lawrence Kasdan told Vulture making Phasma a woman was a last-minute decision—but they never told Christie this.
The Rebellion is no more. The Empire is no more. In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, now it’s the Resistance and the First Order who battle each other for the fate of the galaxy, but what makes them different from their predecessors? Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, played by Oscar Isaac, explained it to us, along with the…
We all thought it. We watched the first Warcraft trailer and thought, “Oh no, that’s a lot of CGI.” Immediately, the nightmare scenario popped into our heads: the possibility that this amazing video game had been turned into a sterile mess, without a shred of drama or humanity.
There are at least $2 billion reasons why the decision was made to split the third The Hunger Games book, Mockingjay, into two movies. Money aside, though, the decision gave the filmmakers a ton of freedom, and allowed them to craft a more satisfying arc. The kind of freedom not even Katniss Everdeen could win. We…
Ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek ran the entire Appalachian trail last summer in 46 days, eight hours, and seven minutes, averaging 48 miles per day. So he knows what’s up with fitness gear that can withstand some brutal circumstances.
Evan Dorkin is ruthlessly funny, and sometimes just ruthless, in this interview with Paste magazine. The occasion is the release of the second and final issue of Dorkin’s The Eltingville Club, but it’s an opportunity for Dorkin to share his typically snarky thoughts about the state of the comics industry and the dark…
Tonight’s episode of Mythbusters, Flights of Fantasy features two very different types of flying machines: drones and a Lockheed U-2 spy plane. Show hosts Adam Savage and Jaime Hyneman took a couple of minutes to chat with us about the episode and the rest of the newly-rebooted season of the show.
Over on SF Signal, John Stevens has a really interesting interview with SF Grandmaster Samuel R. Delany. In it, they discuss a recent re-release of Delany’s first three novels, genre literature and his career.
Sometimes in order to make something new, you have to get rid of the old. And certainly, after the last few movies in the Terminator series, the franchise desperately needed something new. We spoke to Genisys writers Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, as well as director Alan Taylor to discuss how the newest…