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

Awesome 3-foot-tall Lego jaeger from Pacific Rim is piloted by minifigs

LEGO artist Jason Corlett, spent 70 hours and 5,000 bricks to build Cherno Alpha, an almost 3-ft tall massive Lego jaeger from Pacific Rim. Though my favorite is Gipsy Danger, this scrappy Russian model is pretty badass. This is an impressive build, made more impressive by the fact that it's piloted by… » 3/04/14 11:23pm 3/04/14 11:23pm

How ILM created Hong Kong with special effects just to destroy it

Probably the most insane fight sequence of Pacific Rim was when a Jaeger fought a Kaiju in the streets of Hong Kong. The entire city was destroyed, glass shards flew everywhere, neon lights were exploding, streets were being crushed, shipping containers somehow were involved and the whole battle was just beyond epic. … » 1/17/14 10:30pm 1/17/14 10:30pm

6 Mythological Barriers To Keep Monsters At Bay

Whether or not you bought into all the hoopla, one thing’s for sure: the island to which ABC's series Lost transported us for six years was one strange place. A good chunk of its mystique, however, could be explained by a powerful electromagnetic force field that acted as its invisibility cloak and sent the island’s… » 10/31/13 7:40pm 10/31/13 7:40pm

Watch the Visual Effects Reel Behind Pacific Rim's Awesome Prologue

If you watched Pacific Rim, you'd know how incredible the giant mechs looked and how unforgettably beautiful the prologue that provided the backstory for the movie was. And though ILM did most of the VFX in the film, Guillermo del Toro's Mirada studio was the team responsible for the effects in the prologue. Here's… » 9/11/13 1:00am 9/11/13 1:00am

Pacific Rim Review: Holy Sh-t That Was Great

One of the most important things any great action movie needs is a lead actor who can deliver an absurd line and have it sound awesome. One who makes you cheer instead of laugh when he says something that is by all rights laughable. Pacific Rim doesn't have one of those. But it still manages to be the best summer… » 7/11/13 3:30pm 7/11/13 3:30pm

New Pacific Rim Trailer: Let's Go Beat Up Some Monsters

Lots of things can inspire mankind to greatness, but nothing quite like the support of a gigantic towering robot designed to fight equally gigantic mythical monsters. We're only a few weeks out from Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim hitting theaters, but damned if we can't wait for what is the closest thing we have to… » 6/25/13 8:29am 6/25/13 8:29am

Robo Sally: The Best Bomb Disposal Bot Is Also the Most Human

Of the 25,000 Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) missions conducted by the US military in Iraq, only 30 have resulted in fatalities according to Army Col. K. Reinhard, commander of the joint EOD teams operating in the theater. That's still 30 too many. And that's why DARPA's developed the most advanced EOD surrogate… » 6/04/13 11:35am 6/04/13 11:35am

Pacific Rim's Latest Trailer Is Even Better Than the First

When we first saw Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim back in December, it was just a tease filled with robots, creatures, loud noises and explosions. And now we have a little more insight into both the mechs and creatures from a new trailer cut with scenes from Con-exclusive footage. Pacific Rim drops in theaters July… » 4/29/13 2:29pm 4/29/13 2:29pm

Holy Crap Pacific Rim Looks Monstrously Incredible

When you have giant monsters fighting giant machines in a movie, my god, you have my interest. When you have Guillermo del Toro direct your movie, my god, you have my interest. When you have Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy and Stringer Bell from The Wire in the same movie, my god, you have my interest. And when you… » 12/12/12 9:42pm 12/12/12 9:42pm

iPhone Cases Go Head to Head in Battlemodo Arena

Personally, I have never been big into phone cases. They can be bulky, flimsy, and having one clipped to your belt makes most people look like a tool. I prefer to let them hang out naked and free—as nature intended. Still, iPhones don't come cheap, and if you dropped all that cash on one you are certainly justified in… » 5/25/08 9:00pm 5/25/08 9:00pm