Tomorrow, an army of geeks descends on San Diego — and many of them would kill to write for television. Comic-Con always hosts panels about TV writing, and they're always standing-room only. But how do you learn the craft? We asked some great television writers, and they told us 11 books that every aspiring scribe…
The Guardians of the Galaxy return to the Marvel universe in anticipation of their major hit movie! Image's hit Morning Glories ends its first volume, while Hack/Slash has a bloody finale! And beloved Buffy writer Jane Espenson's web series Husbands gets graphically noveled, all in this week's comics!
When you write about other worlds and strange discoveries, you need a quick wit. And an ear for clever dialogue, that keeps the story buzzing along. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that many of science fiction and fantasy's greatest creators started out in comedy, including sitcoms.
Yesterday, our world was rocked by the revelation that there's a new vampire slayer in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics — and he's a man! A gay man, named Billy. Of course, it turns out that Billy isn't actually a Slayer in the "chosen one" sense — he's just a self-trained badass with no superpowers.
The Buffyverse has gone through its share of changes since it moved from television and into comics: dealing with hundreds of Slayers in the world, the aftermath of the Twilight events. But its focus has remained on female monster hunters. Soon, though, the comics will feature a teenaged boy who has decided that…
It's a big weekend for Doctor Who fans — first, there's the final episode of spinoff show Torchwood: Miracle Day, in which we finally learn what this long miniseries was all about. And then there's one of the most important Who episodes of the season.
This is by far the best moment from last night's Torchwood episode — Captain Jack actually mentions Ianto by name, before inadvertently causing a new tragedy. It's a moment of real emotion and bittersweet irony. It's one of a few really nifty moments from last night's episode.
The latest episode of Torchwood twisted the knife so much, it practically got a wrist cramp. All of the discussions about healthcare in previous episodes culminated in a scene of almost unbearable horror, laced with irony. All of the theoretical conversations turned horribly concrete.
With just five episodes in the summer of 2009, Torchwood went from a mildly diverting Doctor Who spinoff to a show that could stand alongside Twin Peaks, Fringe and The Prisoner as one of television's great insane rides.
If Caprica had gotten a second season, Zoe Graystone's journey would have taken a much more interesting turn than her "trapped in V-world" stories of season one. An interview with executive producer Kevin Murphy reveals what might have been.
A classic British show about a ghost detective may be getting a reimagined version on Syfy. Producer Jane Espenson told us what to expect from the Americanized version of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).
Here's your exclusive first look at a new star-map of Battlestar Galactica's Twelve Colonies, designed by writer Jane Espenson and science advisor Kevin Grazier. And Espenson and Grazier explained to us how twelve colonies can fit in one star system.
Warner Bros. had half the right idea with their Buffy the Vampire Slayer remake. It's about time somebody picked up the baton Joss Whedon dropped seven freaking years ago. But we don't need more Buffy, just more heroes like her.
Good news: the rest of Caprica's first season will start airing next month, instead of January as originally planned. That means that the episodes will air before Syfy has to decide whether to pull the plug on the BSG prequel.
Writer extraordinaire Jane Espenson is writing three out of 10 episodes in Torchwood's upcoming fourth season, she told Blastr. In an unusual move for U.S. television, the whole season will be written before the show starts filming, and Russell T. Davies is keeping it tightly plotted. And she adds that she'll be going…
Three neat series are coming to an end this Wednesday, and we're sad to see them go. Let's have a moment of silence for Star Wars Legacy, Air, and Ex Machina.
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.
Now that we know which shows we'll see during the 2010-2011 TV season, the real work can begin: writing them. Six genre-show pros — veterans of shows like Lost, BSG, and Fringe — reveal what happens behind closed doors.
Joss Whedon's Firefly was an inspiration in so many ways, but one of them was its innovative approach to depicting spaceships and space travel. Here are some exclusive concept art images from a new book that celebrates Firefly's enduring inspiration.
Riley Finn, the white-bread soldier boy who stole college-girl Buffy Summers' heart, is back in a new Dark Horse one-shot written by Jane Espenson.