It’s starting to be the saddest time of year. This fall saw a slew of new TV shows, but nowadays there’s just too much television to keep track of. And as winter comes, fall TV shows get mown down like wheat. Sometimes, cancelation is a mercy. But here are 11 shows that died just as they found their feet.
"Human" is a Stargate: Universe episode that revolves around mathematician Dr. Rush trying to crack a code. "I loved Rush's crazy scribbles of nonsense and the light code imagery," Meredith wrote in io9's original recap. Only it wasn't nonsense – it was real cryptography with consistent, breakable codes.
While a science fiction television show may seem like a strange place to learn about cryptography, an episode of Stargate: Universe hides lessons in plain sight. I know, because I was the backstage professor.
Most heroes get a facelift every decade or so, to keep them from showing their age. The longer an epic saga goes on, the greater the chances you'll see everything start over from scratch. But not everybody succumbs to the Etch-a-Sketch urge. Here are 10 epic storylines that have never had a reboot. Ever.
Last night, Breaking Bad broke us once and for all, with a fitting ending that gave us tons of closure. But many of our favorite TV shows have straight-up kicked us in the teeth on their way out. Here are the most brutal series finales of science fiction and fantasy TV shows.
Last week, the first two episodes of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome went online, and we all remembered our love affair with BSG. This show was thought-provoking, powerful, and obsessively mysterious. And we can't help wondering: Why hasn't Syfy had a show like that since?
Ming-Na Wen, formerly from ER and Stargate Universe, will play a "soulful" and "damaged" pilot named Melinda May in Joss Whedon's new S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show. Melinda May is described as "an ace pilot, a weapons expert and a soldier who can - and has - gone beyond the call of duty." And apparently she's the character who…
This year has been a wild ride for lovers of science fiction and fantasy. Some hugely expensive, massively hyped projects have failed, but also some new mega-hits have been born. Hollywood is struggling with sagging movie ticket sales and TV ratings, and book publishers are facing a rapidly changing world. It's a…
We expect a lot from Syfy, because it's the only cable channel devoted to science fiction. So it's inevitable that the network formerly known as the Sci-Fi Channel will disappoint us occasionally. And sometimes people blame Syfy unfairly — like when Syfy pulls the plug on a low-rated show.
It's almost fall TV season, which means just one thing — it's time to start second guessing the TV networks. Many new shows will be introduced, and most of them will die an ignominious death.
Steven Moffat offers the latest update on the future of Doctor Who. Does a children's book reveal the secret origin of Captain America's all-powerful artifact? Plus tons of Torchwood: Miracle Day hints to get you ready for the big premiere!
Every since the announcement that Syfy was canceling Stargate Universe, the fans have been mighty pissed. And Syfy isn't taking it lying down any longer. In a letter to Stargate fans everywhere the studio explains why SGU had to go.
Yesterday we said goodbye to the darkest Stargate ever made. But now it's time to wipe away the tears, and remember the laughs. Here they are, the funniest moments from Stargate: SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate Universe!
Last night, we said goodbye to Stargate Universe. In a strange way, the finale was almost parallel to the manner in which this series was canned — the show ended right as it started to get good.
This week's television sees the last ever episodes of Smallville and Stargate Universe. Will Clark become Superman in time to save the Destiny? Plus season finales of Adventure Time, Vampire Diaries and Community. Orc Bikers! Daffy Duck's social climbing! Ghost-angst!
Four new Green Lantern promos remind us that there are some actual humans in the movie. Plus casting updates for the Fantastic Voyage remake, the adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's non-Twilight book The Host, and Oz the Great and Powerful!
This week (in the second-to-last Stargate Universe episode) the Destiny returned to the "mo' drones, mo' problems" plot line. It was a thrilling little episode that seared its impact into one crew members life forever.
This week, Fringe season three comes to an explosive end. Adventure Time has an epic two-part story. Pirates attack on Doctor Who! Josh Holloway comes to Community! Lois Lane gets superpowers! But most of all, Thor comes to Syfy!
Zoe Kravitz reveals her role in X-Men: First Class and teases the climactic battle scene. Plus a Supernatural cast rumor, Kristen Bell campaigns for a Hunger Games part, and our first look at Lex Luthor's return to Smallville!
Last night's Stargate Universe felt like a lovely farewell to the show's audience. What's more, "Epilogue" delivered the character development that we craved.