Time-traveling problem-solver Dr. Sam Beckett experienced plenty of bizarre situations over five seasons of Quantum Leap, but certain episodes stand out as pushing the boundaries of weirdness to the extreme. They are, of course, our very favorite QL episodes, and with a little help from Ziggy, we’ve gathered them here.
The weeks between September and mid-November are a bountiful time for book releases, with new works from Alan Moore, Connie Willis, Christopher Priest, Ken Liu, Margaret Atwood, and Fran Wilde, to name just a few. Clear some space in your schedule, and on your shelves—you’re going to need it.
The Hugo Awards proved once again that progress trumps nostalgia, as women, especially women of color, were the top winners of the night.
A lot of science fiction incorporates medicine—be it realistic, fantastic, futuristically life-enhancing, or horrific. A new project at Scotland’s University of Glasgow, dubbed “Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities,” aims to study creative visions of medical care, and one crowdsourced aspect of it needs your…
Great news for fans of M.R. Carey’s The Girl With All the Gifts—a book that’s about to enjoy a higher profile once the movie adaptation is out this fall. Carey announced he’ll be writing another tale set in the same world, with the interesting twist that it’ll be a prequel, rather than the expected sequel.
It’s still unbelievable that David Bowie is no longer with us. Luckily, his artistic legacy lives on in his work—including one of the greatest science fiction movies ever, The Man Who Fell to Earth. The 1976 Nicholas Roeg film, starring Bowie as an alien in his first big-screen role, marks its 40th anniversary this…
As everyone in the universe is aware by now, Stranger Things is amazing and well worth watching over and over. But maybe you need a break from #TeamBarb and the Demogorgon for a spell. There are some surprisingly awesome genre movies on Netflix right now, and we have some recommendations.
Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence fall in love in space aboard a maybe-doomed spacecraft in Passengers, written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange) and directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game). Look, you had us at Chris Pratt. All that other stuff is just gravy. Advance word on the film is fantastic—and…
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The second trailer for the first standalone Star Wars film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has finally arrived, urged forth by the legions of fans (and their memes of fraught anticipation) forced to sit through hours of Olympics coverage to see it. Was it worth it? HELL YES IT WAS. (Heavy breathing.)
Futurist Ray Kurzweil has theorized that the technological singularity—the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses all human intelligence and brings about the end of humanity as we know it—will happen in the next three decades. In a new series for FX, Seth Rogan is ready to joke about it in the meantime.
When we first heard—thanks to the 2014 Sony hack—that a crossover between the Men in Black and 21 Jump Street movie universes was in the works, we laughed. Hard. But then, when the studio moved forward with it, we really started to like the idea. A lot. How can they take it away from us now?
In an extended clip from Morgan—about a synthetic human who turns violent, thanks to the organic humans around her—we get a closer look at a scene from the very intriguing trailer. Paul Giamatti plays a doctor whose psych evaluation of the title character (The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy) turns spooky, fast.
Deep below Los Angeles, there’s a highly secure facility where genius children are educated at an accelerated pace using augmented reality glasses. When three young people hired as glorified babysitters are plopped into their midst at the start of Let’s Be Evil, that sterile underground world turns very dark, very…
She’s got years to go before she stops playing Rey, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley also has time for outside projects—like an adaptation of the first book in Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking YA series, from Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman. It’s set in a world where every creature can read the…
The end of summer is slowly approaching, but there’s no wrong time to do some lazy-day reading. Or, as the case may be, stay-up-all-night-because-you-can’t-put-the-book-down reading. Here are 15 science fiction and fantasy books to add to your shelf (or e-reader) this month, in chronological order.
Anyone who was holding his or her breath for the return of Adrianne Palicki’s Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse to Agents of SHIELD—especially since spin-off Marvel’s Most Wanted didn’t get picked up—should probably exhale. Palicki has a new gig alongside Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane, who’s branching into live-action TV.
In short scifi film Les Spectateurs, woman realizes a safe and boring life aboard a mega-satellite, which resembles a depressingly beige suburban neighborhood, is not what she truly desires. But the satellite is about to leave Earth’s orbit forever—so is it too late for her to change her mind?
Akiva Goldsman, Oscar-winning screenwriter of A Beautiful Mind (also the screenwriter of non-Oscar winners like Batman Forever, I Am Legend, and I, Robot) has been hired to adapt Isaac Asmov’s 1953 scifi murder mystery The Caves of Steel for the big screen. He is the third writer to take a crack at the tale for Fox.
Oprah Winfrey is the first big name to join Ava DuVernay’s Disney film based on Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, which is being adapted by Frozen’s Jennifer Lee. This isn’t a huge surprise, really—Winfrey was in Selma, DuVernay’s highly-acclaimed previous feature, so it makes sense they’d team up again.