Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film RoboCop gets better and better with age. The social commentary, the intentionally excessive violence, the humor, the character design, everything is just perfect. And if you don’t already celebrate the film on your walls, we’ve got just the thing.
People talk all the time about whether science fiction accurately predicted the technology and science of the 21st century—but what about crime? It turns out, science fiction is great at predicting (or inspiring) some truly odd crimes. Here are five real-life crimes that happened first in science fiction!
The Singularity is coming soon! Artificial intelligences will reinvent everything, and there will be unlimited rice pudding. Except, of course, that when we imagine artificial intelligences in fiction, they’re often not that smart. Case in point? These 10 ridiculously dumb artificial intelligences.
Two of film’s greatest robotic leading men have finally been mashed up into this wonderful prototype figure that Neca teased on its Twitter feed last night. But supposedly it’s not just the company’s designers messing around, Neca might actually produce the figure in 2016.
RoboCop’s primary responsibility is to protect and serve—and do a lot of killing bad guys during the aforementioned protecting/serving. This little RoboCop toy? His primary responsibility is looking like the most adorable little cyborg law enforcement officer he could possibly be.
Neither Robocop nor the Terminator is known for being particularly eloquent but, on the Internet, that changes.
A truly great work of art can win you over even if you're seeing it under horrible conditions. But some conditions are so horrible, they push the limits of your ability to see a work's qualities. You have a migraine. There are screaming kids. It's the in-flight movie on a crashing plane. What's the worst conditions…
We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate…
Since the dawn of porn, X-rated movies have tackled science fiction and fantasy themes. We've listed hundreds of science-fictional porn movies in the past. But most of the time, when porn goes scifi, it ventures into "spoof" territory. But not always. Here are some X-rated films that have actual merit as science…
ThreeZero are continuing their line of figures based on this year's Robocop reboot, and the Robocop 2.0 design will soon be joined by the shiny new ED-209 from the movie. Regardless of how you felt about Robocop, hooray for pretty robot toys!
This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year.
Ah, the heady days of 2013. Remember when everyone started freaking out that the new Robocop reboot's sleek black armour was a change too far? Even when the movie turned out surprisingly good, it was still a point of contention. But now Robocop's latest look is joining ThreeZero's line of gorgeous 1:6 scale figures.
Part cop. Part time travelling human killing machine. 100% ridiculously brilliant.
Ever since Star Wars, the special effects industry has taken us to amazing new worlds and recharged our sense of wonder. It's also grossed us the frak out. Exploding heads, severed limbs, strange mutilations... Here are the 20 most disgusting special effects of all time. Warning: NSFW!
It's rare that a remake of a movie lives up to the original, and the recent RoboCop reboot was definitely no exception. What it did have going for it was some awesome robot designs, and while we're still partial to Peter Weller's RoboCop, the 2014 version still translates to an impressive 12-inch figure courtesy of…
As much as Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop is about a heroic crime-fighting robot cleaning up the mean streets of Detroit, it's also about the unsettling story of a man being turned into a machine. It's hard to forget that scene when RoboCop first takes off his helmet revealing what's left of Alex Murphy, especially now that…
Dystopian stories are full of evil corporations that rule the world. But writers seldom explain how they rose to power in the first place. Could an amoral mega-corp really exist? We talked to a couple experts to find out. The good news: It probably couldn't happen. Bad news: We may already be getting something…
Take a closer look at the workings of androids, cyborgs, and giant mechanical beasts with this collection of technical—but fictional—illustrations. Everyone from the lowliest droid to the most murderous Termintor breaks down to hydraulics and wire.
This weekend, we'll all be watching giant robots turn into trucks and dinosaurs, and it'll be like fireworks for your brain. But robots can do more than just throw down — they can make us question the nature of existence. Here are 12 mindblowing indie movies about robots that you could watch instead of Transformers.