Game of Thrones has taken from legal history (Tyrion’s trial by combat) and medical history (Ser Robert Strong is the reanimated corpse of Ser Gregor Clegane). In episode “Battle of the Bastards”—the fight between the armies of the Starks and the Boltons—we got to see writers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff showing off their military […]Read More
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Hardboiled detective fiction + sci-fi/fantasy = a walk down the mean streets of sci-fi/fantasy.
The HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift are two competing virtual reality headsets that are only just becoming available, giving the geekosphere the same tech fight we saw with the Xbox and the Playstation—or even VHS and Betamax. Although both headsets allow the wearer to better feel as if they’re part of the game they’re playing, […]
If one of your buddies tends to win on board game night and has some epic leaderboard scores, watch out for that guy. I’m not saying he could be a cheater: Science is. It turns out that winners are more likely to cheat at games than people who lose. Ultimately, they feel they deserve to […]
Star Trek was a groundbreaking science fiction television show that spawned more spin-offs, movies, and cultural references than you could shake a Tribble at. As reported on by the Nerdist, the currently untitled show next for the series has found its showrunner: Bryan Fuller. This is great news for anyone who has seen and therefore […]
Why “Heaven Sent” is one of the best episodes of Doctor Who ever made and has reinvented the series.
A look at the fabulous first episode of the new X-Files, which will premiere in 2016.
Not all horror movies are all horror. Some of them show you their heart, even as it’s being ripped out of a chest.
A few months ago, I was so horrified at the science in Prometheus that I interviewed scientists, experts in the fields that were portrayed in the Ridley Scott film. After asking them some frankly leading questions, they confirmed that the science was deeply unscientific.
Sci-fi movies and TV are FILLED with lies—and we don’t just mean the ones that Kirk told to get some of those green-skinned women into bed. No, we mean the kind of lies with devastating results and entire worlds at stake. (Sci-fi is epic that way.) Here are some of the biggest whoppers told on-screen, plus a few more subtle ones.
Today is April 5, four days too late for April Fools’ and 13 days before U.S. taxes are due. But April 5 is just as important as those two dates, because it’s the anniversary of First Contact, the day that Vulcans came to planet Earth in 2063 and gave us their high-five. And in honor of the occasion, we’re highlighting our favorite Vulcan, Mr. Spock.
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