You think Game of Thrones is taking liberties with George R.R. Martin’s books? That’s nothing. All too often, when people adapt books for television, they basically treat the source material as a series of suggestions. Here are the 10 science fiction and fantasy shows that veered farthest from their book origins.
The Walking Dead carried all our dreams on its undead shoulders. We're all hoping HBO's Game of Thrones will also rule. But sadly, television has an even worse record of adapting books than movies. Here are 10 book-to-television embarrassments.
With some shows off for the holidays already, this week's televisual focus falls to two lost girls: Syfy's reimagination of Lewis Carroll's Alice, and the two-hour return of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. Viva the gogglebox!
If aliens invading is your thing, this is definitely your week: Not only does the new V premiere on Tuesday, but Syfy are running marathons of the old show to keep you busy 'til then. Also: Batman! Prisoner! And dragons!
Nathan Fillion is back in the world's tightest pants this week. Plus, Halloween brings a spate of classic horror movies. The original V is back! And there's new Heroes, Fringe, Supernatural, Smallville and more. Clips and minor spoilers below!
Neil Patrick Harris finally sings for Batman, Jonathan Frakes directs Dollhouse, and Wil Wheton guests on Big Bang Theory! It's dreamy geek-chic week.
Finally, Claire's lesbian awakening begins on Heroes. Also, Starz gives us a glimpse at the sordid past of Zombies, and their foray onto the big screen. And Batman's back for more crazy-capes team-up action!
Darth Vader himself turns to House for a cure, the MythBuster gang is back and expanding our knowledge of bullets in their season premiere, and Paris Hilton is a soul-sucking demonic force ... on Supernatural.
This week Stargate Universe shoves campy space comedy in the back seat for an ultra-violent premiere. But will you remain a loyal Gater? Sarah Palin becomes president on Supernatural, and Brian Austin Green makes his shirtless Smallville cameo.
Eastwick premiered last night, and while it struggled under a lot of unecessary and silly stereotypes, the demon man with a voice like Cheester Cheetah tried really hard to solve all these problems with his demonic penis. Spoilers ahead.
Hancock 2 may be missing a key castmember. Plus Deadpool's producers make big promises! There are spoilery Dollhouse clips, and telltale pics from Lost, 2012, The Box and Planet 51. Also: FlashForward, Warehouse 13, Smallville, Chuck and True Blood spoilers!
At last, the true beginning of the new TV season: Dollhouse is back, Heroes is giving it another go and the highly anticipated series Flashforward airs, so we can all stop asking if it's the new Lost.
Today's spoilers include a huge Green Lantern casting call and one character who won't be in Iron Man 2. There are more lush Doctor Parnassus images. Find out whom Summer Glau's playing with on Dollhouse. Plus Fringe, FlashForward and Supernatural!