Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone is one of the most genre-defining bodies of work in 20th century science fiction. Now, nearly 60 years after its original debut on CBS, the series is being reimagined as a stage play premiering in London later this year.
It’s that time of year again. Time to hunker down and watch the Twilight Zone marathon on the SyFy Channel. Or, if you’re impatient, time to get ahead of the curve and binge-watch the entire series on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
A former Game of Thrones alum has joined the Avatar movies in a major way. Geoff Johns promises big things for DC’s female heroes in their movie universe. Michael Bay teases how Transformers: The Last Knight sets up all those future spinoffs. Plus, American Horror Story recruits a former Arrow hero. Spoilers now!
Donald Trump is president of the United States. Britain has left the European Union. Captain America is the new fascist supreme leader of Hydra. Unfortunately, this isn’t the Twilight Zone, a place where I’d much rather be right now.
They’ve escaped the Kyln, defended Xander and controlled an Infinity Stone. Next up for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, they may be taking over one of Disney’s most recognizable theme park rides, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
The rumors are true, Charlie Brooker’s tech-fi thriller Black Mirror is returning as a new Netflix original series. And it’ll likely be just as thought-provoking and chilling as the original.
Science fiction is overrun with Martians, from monstrous invaders to shapeshifting superheroes to Santa-kidnapping buffoons. To make sense of over a century's worth of Martians, we present this grid ranking scifi Martians on their goodness and just how alien they are (click to expand).
Real Steel takes a quirky Richard Matheson story about robot boxing and turns it into a thrilling tale of robots beating each other to scrap metal. We caught up with the stars and creative team behind this film, and they explained how they went about creating a world nine years into the future.
New General Zod actor Michael Shannon reveals that Man of Steel is his first trip to an actual alien planet. Does this mean a return to Superman's homeworld? Plus Shannon explains just what sort of Kryptonian General Zod really is.
We are, most people would agree, in the midst of a Golden Age of Television. Since the late-1990s, the programming that's been pumped into our homes has been as good as it's ever been — and, in many respects, better than the movies that have long sat atop the Pop Cultural Quality Pile. But why aren't we also in a…
For a good chunk of tonight's Doctor Who episode, I was wondering if it was a bit of a retort to the people who claim the BBC's time-traveling horror-comedy is too scary for little kids. After all, the episode seemed to be saying, over-protecting children from what scares them can perversely have the opposite effect,…
One of the upcoming TV shows we're most excited by is The River, a found footage horror outing created by the minds behind Paranormal Activity. Straight-up horror is rare on television, and we're hopeful this show will make its mark.
A good opening credit sequence can be more memorable than the TV program it introduces. Luckily, science fiction shows are rife with sleek, quirky, and flat-out bizarre show intros. Here are over 30 of the best.
This week, we have the season finale of Tower Prep and the season premiere of Primeval, and marathons of Doctor Who, Twilight Zone, and assorted other classics. Plus Rufus Sewell meets a mermaid, and Alec "Obi-Wan" Guinness pioneers science-fiction comedy.
With The Tempest, opening tomorrow, Julie Taymor and Helen Mirren bring a splashy fantasy vibe to the Bard. But science fiction and fantasy have been playing with Shakespeare forever. Here are the greatest Shakespeare homages and cover versions in SF.
We've made our love of Gold Key Twilight Zone comics abundantly clear. The comics' twists were abrupt and frequently deranged. In this deliciously absurd strip from 1973's Twilight Zone 50, a rich old codger buys immortality for approximately 15 minutes.
Gold Key Twilight Zone comics ruled. Their covers were confounding, and the plots were nuggets o' weirdness narrated by a snarky illustrated Rod Serling. In this gem from 1972, a blind, whiny alien turns some schmo into his "seeing-eye man!"
America is getting ready to take one more trip back into the Twilight Zone. Warner Bros. is developing a Twilight Zone TV series from writer Joseph Rothenberg and producer Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Twilight Zone left an indelible mark on pop culture, but it's been years since we made a new journey to that dimension of sight and sound. Peter Hall argues that we need Rod Serling's vision now more than ever.
Even if you're a massive science fiction fan, there are probably still some great shows you've yet to discover. But for massively long-running shows, where to begin? Here's our guide to how to start watching twenty classic science fiction shows.