Earlier this week, one of the best websites for the science fiction and fantasy community announced that they were shutting down: SF Signal.
Gareth Thomas, the star of the fantastic British dystopian space opera Blake’s 7, has passed away at the age of 71. Thomas had a long and storied career on British television, but he’ll be forever known and loved for his starring role as Roj Blake.
One of the most iconic non-human characters in movie history, R2-D2, was the handiwork of many people. Beloved concept artist Ralph McQuarrie designed him, Kenny Baker helped bring him to life—but it was Tony Dyson, who passed away today at the age of 68, who had the daunting task of building Artoo as a real life…
The fantastic, fantastical artwork of Chris Rush is imbued into the mind of many Magic players, even if they’re not familiar with his name. He provided art for more than hundred of the game’s earliest cards, including its most famous: the Black Lotus. We’re saddened to report that Rush passed away yesterday.
Pixar has lost one of its most talented screenwriters. Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote both Big Hero 6 and the Monsters Inc. movies, passed away this weekend after a battle with brain cancer. He was 49.
When you think “fastest land animal,” what do you think of? American Pharaoh? Usain Bolt? Nope, until today that title belonged to Sarah, a cheetah who lived at the Cincinnati Zoo. Sarah died today at age 15.
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.
I was familiar with the work of David Bowie from a young age, but I didn’t fall in love with the man and his work until 1999. That was when I played Omikron: The Nomad Soul, a video game that changed the way I felt about David Bowie entirely.
Sad news: Daniel Fleetwood, a Star Wars fan who suffered from spindle cell sarcoma, has passed away. Over the past week Daniel has been the subject of a social media campaign to petition Disney for a special screening of The Force Awakens for him, which took place last Thursday. He was 32.
The most iconic custom car builder of the most iconic custom cars to grace a TV screen, George Barris, is reportedly dead.
In the past day you may have seen the internet lighting up with appreciations for the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks. He died yesterday at age 82, leaving behind a lifetime of illuminating writing that helped us to understand our own brains as beautiful, imperfect machines. Here are a few of our favorite books…
Lenny B. Robinson, the “Lamborghini Batman” who dressed as the Dark Knight and visited children in hospitals with his black Gallardo, was killed in a car crash along I-70 in Maryland last night, according to news reports. He was 51.
Nintendo has just issued a short statement announcing that president Satoru Iwata has passed away at the age of 55.
If Sir Christopher Lee had just been a movie star, he would still have been an icon. But the late actor, who passed away last week, had an amazing life even beyond his incredible body of work. Whether you’re still lamenting his passing or unsure why his death is such a loss, here’s 22 reasons why Christopher Lee will …
I’m devastated at the loss of the great Sir Christopher Lee, arguably cinema’s finest screen villain and certainly one of its most prolific. But as we mourn the man, we should also celebrate his incredible body of work — including this compilation of his many, many fantastic death scenes.
The legendary British actor Sir Christopher Lee — known to many for his roles as Dracula, Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun, Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequels — has died. Lee, who was suffering from respiratory problems, passed away in Hospital on Sunday.
When Leonard Nimoy passed away last week, the internet was heaving with tributes for the Star Trek star. Now Nimoy has been immortalized in an official Star Trek product — the massively mulitiplayer role-playing game Star Trek Online.
He defied the odds by purring as long as he did, but the world's longest-living two-faced cat (also called a Janus cat, after the Roman god with faces looking to the future and the past), Frank and Louie, died last week at the ripe age of 15.
Glen A. Larson, creator of numerous shows including Knight Rider and the original Battlestar Galactica, has passed away. The LA Times is reporting that Larson died due to complications from esophageal cancer. Our condolences to his family.
Sir Richard Attenborough passed away this weekend at the age of 90, but his cinematic legacy will live on. And given that Jurassic Park's entrepreneur John Hammond may be his best known role, it's only fitting that the upcoming sequel Jurassic World honor both the character and the actor — and they have.