Ever wondered what it would be like if the crew aboard the ISS saw a TARDIS floating by the window? So does the team behind one current crowdfunding project. Also on the crowdfunding block are a supernatural courtroom drama, a prop space gun kit, a rain shelter that doubles as a rain collector, and an […]
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June 10, 2013
Sean, the 200-year-old vampire in the Continuum’s short film So Dark, only chows down on evil folks, but that doesn’t mean he’s a nice guy. In fact, he’s downright cruel when he’s after someone he wants dead.
May 26, 2013
It’s not the most comforting thing in the world to have the director known for killing off his characters remind you of your own mortality. But Joss Whedon’s speech at today’s Wesleyan University commencement wasn’t about comfort; it was about accepting contradictions and learning to listen to dissent from ourselves and others.
May 26, 2013
Jason Rohrer, designer of the games Passage, The Castle Doctrine and Diamond Trust of London, designed a game that likely won’t be played in his lifetime. Instead, he buried the game, with the intention that it wouldn’t be played for the next two thousand years.
May 26, 2013
It’s not often that a nebula looks quite so much like a cheesy special effect from some forgotten ’70s sci-fi movie, but the Red Rectangle Nebula qualifies. After all, this seems to betray a total misunderstanding of basic science, because aren’t nebulae meant to be, well, round? And is any nebula that blood-red?
The rising star that Joss Whedon supposedly wants to play Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2 has now said that she would like to play Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2. Hugh Jackman explains why Wolverine kind of just wants to die in his latest solo film. Plus Grimm, Arrow, Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and more! Spoilers […]
The first clip from Avengers Assemble, the new Marvel cartoon debuting this Sunday on Disney XD, has arrived, and… well, it looks fine. As a lover of the needlessly cancelled Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, this is difficult to say, but Assemble feels like EMH, just with the movie roster.
Movies for kids generally exist in a zone of lowered expectations. Recycled sitcom jokes and microwaved pop culture references dot a paint-by-numbers story about rehashed characters. So it’s refreshing to see a film like Epic, which actually packs a real story, along with some gorgeous imagery. Minor spoilers ahead…
The Flash didn’t just wake up on the wrong side of bed, he woke up in the wrong universe. He has no powers, the Justice League doesn’t exist, and someone else is wearing Batman’s cowl — and he’s starring in Flashpoint, DC’s next straight-to-home-video animated movie. here’s the first trailer. Flashpoint is the comic event […]
This fascinating time-lapse video shows nine months of the Mars Curiosity Rover digging and moving its way across the red planet, in just one minute. Unlike the typical Mars beauty shots, the video shows the rover actually getting its work done.
May 25, 2013
A lot of post-apocalyptic tales look really awesome with their explosions and rotting monsters, but they don’t have a lot of philosophical depth. Here are 13 stories about armageddon that actually teach valuable lessons about the real world — and its demise.
Many of us have been reading science fiction for years, and we bring all of that weight of experience and knowledge to every new book we read. But to keep growing, science fiction has to reach readers who know nothing about the genre — so publishers need to find good "entry level" books, says Tor […]
Geology is what we look to when we want enduring monuments. Rock and metal outlast anything made of living tissue. Or do they? In another example of science getting poetic, it seems that a symbol of ephemera — a butterfly — provides evidence of a mountain long turned to dust.
The comparison between the human brain and a computer is not a perfect one, but it does lend itself to some interesting lines of inquiry. For instance: what is the storage capacity of your brain?
The boundless wisdom and humor of Terry Pratchett get immortalized in a series of motivational posters that you only wish were hanging in your office right now.
May 23, 2013
I personally am not the biggest fan of fan fiction, as some of you might know. But rest assured that the Scanners "Head Asplode" pic I’ve used to lead off this article doesn’t come from a place of distaste as much as pure shock at Amazon’s insane, bold, and genuinely brilliant plan to sell legal […]