Sorry, Han Solo and Mr. Sulu. Based on everything we know right now, you’ll never be able to punch a button and travel through “hyperspace,” or go to warp speed. Traveling faster than light is almost certainly impossible. According to scientists, the only way you could personally visit other stars is by taking a long,…
We all know who the main characters of George Lucas’ six Star Wars films are: Anakin Skywalker, his son and daughter, and their friends. But who’s the narrator? Turns out Lucas had a crazy theory that makes total sense.
Star Trek has a proud and complicated history, including six TV shows and stories in every medium. But to a whole generation of people, it’s just two movies. J.J. Abrams’ film reboot reached the biggest audience Star Trek had seen since the 1990s. So if you only know these two films, how do you get into the rest of …
Yesterday, I stood on Tatooine, under two suns, and watched the Millennium Falcon land. This was the first-ever demo of Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine, the new virtual reality “experience” from Industrial Light and Magic’s ILMxLab. It was awesome—and then I got to swing a lightsaber.
Galaxy Quest could have been a forgettable Star Trek spoof—but instead, it’s become a beloved science fiction comedy, which has been voted one of the best Star Trek movies of all time. How did this miracle happen? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about the making of Galaxy Quest.
Star Wars is over for now. The Expanse is off the air, and we have months to wait until Star Trek comes back to the big screen. So where are we going to get our recommended dosage of crazy-ass space action? The Far Stars trilogy by Jay Allan is a fun, wacky ride.
This is incredible news. Nicholas Meyer—the man who probably deserves more credit than anybody for the longevity of Star Trek—has joined the writing staff of Bryan Fuller’s new Trek TV series.
Kameron Hurley is one of the more exciting authors to break into the science fiction publishing field in recent years. Her upcoming book, The Stars Are Legion is one of our most anticipated books this year, and we have an exclusive first look at it!
This is the best possible choice. Bryan Fuller—who worked on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager back in the day, before going on to create Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls and Hannibal—will be the showrunner of the new Star Trek TV show.
I was a happy child, but I didn’t have such a happy childhood. Other kids didn’t get my weird vibe, especially in elementary and middle school. And one year in particular, we moved to a new city and a new school, and things got ugly. Only one thing kept me from losing my shit: Star Blazers.
The premise of Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard sounds a bit out-there: It’s a space opera about anthropomorphic elephants! But the themes of bigotry, greed, corruption, and kindness Lawrence M. Schoen explores in his first novel make this weird future feel deeply human.
Star Wars is bigger than ever, and we’re celebrating 50 years of Star Trek. This is a great time to be a fan of space action. But these two universes are actually very different, and I have a theory about why. Star Wars is about fighting the Man, and Star Trek is about being the Man.
It’s actually impossible to sum up the huge contribution to genre publishing of David G. Hartwell, who died today according to Locus. He discovered countless great authors and industry professionals, and he edited Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune and Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun. Hartwell is simply irreplaceable.
This year is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, and even after five decades there has never been another series like Gene Roddenberry’s brainchild. We’ve had plenty of spaceship shows since 1966, but some things about Trek remained unique. Here are 10 Star Trek achievements that nobody else managed to pull off.
We may never get another live-action Firefly movie or TV show. So every bit of Firefly media that we do get is precious—and that explains why Browncoats became so excited about Firefly Online, the online role-playing game. But what’s become of this project?
We pretty much loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The things this movie got right were so much more important than the things it got wrong. That said, it did get some things wrong. Allow us to elaborate.
Avatar is about to be dethroned. At some point, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will probably unseat James Cameron’s extraterrestrial epic as the movie with the highest (unadjusted) box office of all time. So this is a good time to remind you that Avatar is actually quite a decent movie.
Syfy’s ambitious miniseries based on Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End served up some beautiful spaceship visuals. Including the alien mothership, which looks striking and angelic. Concept artist Ben Mauro shared with us some of his beautiful Childhood’s End spaceship designs.
When we first walked out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we had questions: 33 of them, to be exact. But after seeing the movie several more times, our questions have only multiplied. Here are 43 burning questions that are going to drive us nuts until Episode VIII comes out.
What do you think is happening in this brand new piece of Star Wars fan art? Will that X-wing ever fly again? Will that R2-unit find a friend? This is the work of Emmanuel Shiu (Game of Thrones, Star Trek), whose work we’ve featured before, and we’re stoked to premiere this picture exclusively at io9.