Robert Hewitt Wolfe wasn’t just one of the MVPs of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also was the developer of Andromeda and a writer on a ton of other shows, including Alphas and Elementary. So it’s great news that he’s writing a middle-grade fantasy book trilogy.
Call it the “Dead Show Walking” phenomenon. A TV show has already run out of ideas, it has no more sharks to jump, the plots are played out, and it’s clearly doomed. But it just... keeps... airing... episodes. What’s the worst example of a doomed show that kept airing that you’ve ever seen?
The merger of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy won’t happen for another 4 billion years, but the recent discovery of a massive halo of hot gas around Andromeda may mean our galaxies are already touching.
Science fiction is full of alien races who kick all kinds of ass, including tough warrior races and highly advanced super-intelligent aliens. But who's the greatest race of all? Which race do you wish you could go spend a year or two living with? Who's most likely to conquer all other races in the multiverse?
Television can go anywhere and explore any time — but we all know the best TV shows take place out in the final frontier. Television has shaped our dreams of space exploration for decades. But what's the best space TV show of all time?
A new instrument on Japan's Subaru telescope has enabled astronomers to photograph Andromeda, the Milky Way's neighboring galaxy, in a whole new light.
There's turmoil in two galaxies, if rumors are to be believed. First of all, rumor has it that Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, writers of Thor and X-Men: First Class, are going to be the main writers of Star Trek 3. And meanwhile, J.J. Abrams may have abandoned Star Wars: Episode VII. Update: Lucasfilm has…
Tomorrow, an army of geeks descends on San Diego — and many of them would kill to write for television. Comic-Con always hosts panels about TV writing, and they're always standing-room only. But how do you learn the craft? We asked some great television writers, and they told us 11 books that every aspiring scribe…
The season-ending cliffhanger has been a major part of television, going back to Dallas. Sometimes they work, sometimes... not so much. Falling Skies just resolved its crazy-pants cliffhanger in a respectable fashion — but what about TV shows that actually paid off their big season-ending cliffhangers in style?
It's been seven years since Star Trek went off television, but the Star Trek alumni still own your television screens. If there's a television show rocking your world or challenging your preconceptions, chances are there's a former Trek producer in the mix somewhere. Or someone who learned from a Trek producer.
Television shows are like sports teams: Sometimes they just have an off season. (And sometimes they just dive down a terrible hole and get trapped forever.) When a science fiction or fantasy show has a terrible no-good year, it's especially noticeable, because the fantastical plot devices get dumber and the…
We only have five billion years left until the Milky Way galaxy crashes into Andromeda, our nearest neighbor. What will happen to us then? Because galactic collisions take place over millions or billions of years, the process isn't well understood.
This star may not look like much, but in 1923 it changed our understanding of the universe forever. It showed us that the Milky Way wasn't a lonely island universe, but instead just one of billions and billions of galaxies.
Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz have written two of the summer's biggest movies, Thor and X-Men: First Class. They're fast becoming the go-to writers for revitalizing beloved science-fiction characters. We talked to them about what they've learned so far.
This awesome video, courtesy of the European Space Agency, takes us through the optical, ultraviolet, microwave, and infrared wavelengths to reveal our neighboring galaxy Andromeda in quite literally every possible light.
We've got to come up with a better name that ‘Milkomeda' to describe what's going to eventually happen when the Milky Way and Andromeda merge.
The M33 galaxy is a rare galaxy that's "face on" to us, so we can study its make-up. And it's also blue-shifted, meaning it's coming towards us. But it'll collide with Andromeda before it reaches us.
War is hell. But an ultimate weapon is hella cool.
Starships are the coolest kind of vessels out there. They travel faster than light, they encounter strange new worlds, they turn space into their playground. But what are the coolest starships of them all? After much careful deliberation, we've come up with our definitive list of the 10 greatest starships in all…