Five years ago, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was a runaway literary hit, with its gimmick of inserting the undead into Jane Austen winning lots of people over. Now at last, it’s a movie—in theaters today—and it has some entertaining moments here and there. It might be worth watching on DVD months from now, if you…
We’ve known for quite some time about the troubled development of Doctor Who’s landmark 50th anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor,” and how Christopher Eccleston was briefly involved in a potential return for the Ninth Doctor. Now we have a peek at what might have been.
A great love story can totally grab your heartstrings. But you know what is guaranteed to make you start sobbing like a drunken longshoreman? Friendship. Science fiction and fantasy are full of platonic relationships that punch you in the gut. So in no particular order, here are the 17 friendships most guaranteed to…
The 80s were a simpler, more macho time. It was the era of Ronald Reagan, Rambo, and Bruce Springsteen’s patriotic denim buttcheek. But when I think about 80s pop culture, I think about heroes who got their asses handed to them. I miss that vulnerability and determination to keep going after a horrendous defeat.
Let’s be fair: were all tragic teen fans once. In fact, some of us are tragic fans now. And we don’t all get the chance to be in charge of the show that we loved when we were kids. That said, this song is still painfully bad.
We could know a lot more about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 very soon. Hugh Jackman has an update on Wolverine 3. Could Smallville’s Superman ever show up on Supergirl? Peter Capaldi discusses Doctor Who’s new showrunner. Plus, a new clip from Zootopia, and helpful Deadpool advertising. To me, my Spoilers!
There’s an age-old adage in Doctor Who fandom, most often credited to 1980s screenwriter Ben Aaronovitch: “Talent borrows, genius steals, and Doctor Who gets it off the back of a truck, no questions asked.” It’s meant to symbolize the show’s brazen yet endearing, lifting of story ideas from all over genre fiction over…
Steven Moffat will be stepping down as Doctor Who’s showrunner after six seasons, reports the Radio Times. The only episode of Doctor Who left for 2016 will be a Christmas Special, with Moffat’s final season airing in 2017.
British writer Robert Banks Stewart, best known as the creator of Doctor Who’s shapeshifting alien menace the Zygons, has passed away at the age of 84. The Zygons might be Stewart’s most famous creation, but his brief association with the series gave us some of its finest episodes.
We all know that there are archetypes in fiction that seem to pop up again and again. But sometimes, characters seem a little too similar to something else for it to be entirely coincidence. Thus, Alex Solis’ “Icons Unmasked” series, which shows us what lurks beneath.
This is pretty awesome - the official BBC America twitter feed shared this short, stop motion video created by Lawrence Becker. His caption is fitting: We’re all just stories in the end.
This year is full of great science fiction and fantasy TV series. Actually, 2016 is too full. Seriously, check out how long this list of new, returning and potentially premiering shows due out over the next 12 months is. When are we going to get a chance to leave the house and watch all those great movies, or read all…
Some of the best art takes your favorite thing and presents it in a new, fun way. Kevin Greene is a master at this. He takes famous, recognizable sci-fi characters and makes them look like they belong on a wall at a famous Italian restaurant.
You can breathe again—Michael Bay is directing Transformers 5. Marvel is throwing down another gauntlet against Batman v Superman. Plus, superheroes scrap in Civil War art, new pictures from Deadpool, and what’s to come on Agent Carter and Legends of Tomorrow. Spoilers Now!
Live-tweeting while watching a TV show is standard practice these days, but BBC America is taking it a bit further: upcoming repeats of Doctor Who will have fan-generated social media popping up during the episodes. Granted it’ll be network-approved, previously posted Tweets and stuff, so don’t expect your erotic…
This has been a tough year. Pop culture let us down in many ways, even as our political system and our social institutions revealed a deeper seam of ugliness. But speculative fiction still offers us hope: not just optimism about human ingenuity, but actual reasons to look forward and keep our heads up.
Last Friday’s Doctor Who Christmas special was a fascinating look at the contradictions of River Song. But it also gave her some much-needed closure, and her pairing with Peter Capaldi finally made the Doctor’s relationship with River feel like it had some weight.
River Song is arguably the most divisive character to come to Doctor Who in the past five years. She’s a swashbuckling archeologist who outwits almost everybody, and an unabashedly sexy older woman. She’s also so dependent on the Doctor as to be kind of a satellite.
Everyone loves a good seasonally-appropriate special, and that usually means Christmas. Unless, of course, you’re a science fiction or fantasy story where real Christmas would make no sense. Then you’ve got to come up with something Christmas-like to fill the void.