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By Tyler Regas | Combing the media desert for the sci-fi we all crave.

The New Star Trek: Discovery Trailer Shows a Galaxy on the Brink of... Something

The official series trailer for <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i> is out, and the stakes are bigger than ever... maybe? Actually, it’s a little hard to tell what’s …

Star Trek

The bizarre story of a long-lost horror film made entirely in Esperanto, starring William Shatner

Tread lightly while reading about the 1966 film <i>Incubus</i>, for evil has befallen many who’ve come in contact with it.<p>Before he commanded the starship USS Enterprise, William Shatner was the lead actor in <i>Incubus</i>, a low-budget, black-and-white horror film directed by Leslie Stevens (creator of the …

William Shatner

John Scalzi's 'Miniatures' is largely entertaining

<b>John Scalzi</b> is the author of the acclaimed <i>Old Man’s War</i> series. This year, he released two short stories and one novel, with an upcoming non-fiction …

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Watch: Casper Van Dien talks Con Man and possible Starship Troopers connection

Yes, <i>Con Man</i> is coming to SYFY this fall, and that means more fans will be introduced to Casper Van Dien's character John Boutell. Boutell is one of …

Science Fiction

Blade Runner 2049 Director Says Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott Are Still Arguing About What Deckard Is

Still: YouTubeDepending on what version of Blade Runner you’ve seen or preferred, it’s possible to make strong arguments that main character Rick …

Science Fiction

Here's a Brief History of What's Happened Between Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

Image: Warner Bros. via YouTubeBefore the cast of <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> hit Hall H at Comic-Con, a graphic was shown that ran down what the hell has …

Science Fiction

'Ready Player One': See First Trailer for Spielberg's Sci-Fi Blockbuster

Director unveils first look at adaptation of Ernest Cline's beloved virtual reality novel at Comic Con<p>Steven Spielberg unveiled the teaser for his …

Movies

Twenty years before “Valerian,” “The Fifth Element” was made the most difficult way possible

Twenty years ago, Luc Besson madehis visually arresting sci-fi epic <i>The Fifth Element.</i><p>The grand intergalactic sets, alien lifeforms, and lavish futuristic costumes were designed and made mostly by hand. Its 2,000-foot-long space cruise-liner, the Fhloston Paradise, was the largest motion-control …

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The Dizzying 'Valerian' Is Not Your Average Sci-Fi Blockbuster

Not by a long shot<p>Watching <i>Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets</i>, you get the sense that the movie’s director, Luc Besson, knew he wouldn’t get the chance to make a sequel. The sci-fi extravaganza, over two hours in length, is so overstuffed with worlds and creatures and gizmos and ideas that …

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Whoa! Fox having second thoughts on Ridley Scott’s Alien sequels

Remember <i>Alien: Covenant</i>? It’s okay if you don’t. Released this past May, Sir Ridley Scott’s prequel/sequel came and went faster than Sgt. Apone in</i> …

Movies

Take a Ride Into the Future With Us at Comic-Con's Blade Runner 2049 Experience

<i>Blade Runner 2049</i> promises to return audiences to a world that helped define modern cyberpunk. For this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, that means …

Blade Runner 2049

Weekend Rec: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

The weekend is here!<p>Like many of you, I try to use the weekend to catch up on reading. Therefore, every week, I will feature a new paperback or ebook …

Science Fiction

What 11 Stargaters have been up to since the series ended

Though the <i>Stargate</i> franchise may have ended its decade-long run with a bit of a whimper following the non-renewal of <i>Stargate Universe</i>, it hasn't …

TV

Ridley Scott may use CG to add Ellen Ripley into his Alien prequels

Although the disappointing box office returns for <b>Alien: Covenant</b> may have harmed Ridley Scott’s hopes of a further four entries in his <b>Alien</b> saga. …

Science Fiction

An Old-Fashioned Space Opera: The Transcendental Machine Trilogy by James Gunn

I settled in with the latest issue of <i>Asimov’s Science Fiction</i> last week, and noticed something unusual… it had two stories by James Gunn, both set in …

Science Fiction

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Our fourth podcast for July is “The Bridgegroom” written by Bo Balder and read by Kate Baker.<p>Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 130 - The Bridgegroom by Bo …

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Celebrate 30 Years of 'Robocop' With 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Sci-Fi Classic

On its face, <i>RoboCop</i> is like many action flicks of the '80s—ultra-violent, featuring a cartoonish "superhero" and chock full of slapstick antics.<p>But …

Paul Verhoeven

Nigeria: U.S. Network Adapts Nigeria's Nnedi Okorafor's Novel for TV Series

(Photo: Daily Trust)Nigerian-British writer Nnedi Okorafor has revealed that her 2010 fantasy novel 'Who Fears Death' has been adapted by Home Box …

Science Fiction

Australian Sci-Fi Thriller 1 Begins Production This Week

The Australian sci-fi thriller <i>1</i> begins filming in South East Queensland, Australia this week. South East Queensland has previously played host to</i> …

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Get a Grip, Nerds, Women Make Sci-Fi Better

“I don’t think a lady should be ‘Doctor Who.’ Does that make me a bad person?” — Sci Fi Steve<p>Science fiction used to be a Fortress of Solitude for …

Science Fiction

'Valerian' Features 2,355 Visual Effects Shots, 600 More Than 'Rogue One'

From new alien species to a crab monster to a space station, the $180 million movie includes motion-capture performances and a luxury spacecraft …

Movies

Want to Future-Proof Your Career? Start by Reading These 10 Science Fiction Books

Imagined futures aren't just escapism. Sci-fi can help you think through real-world innovation.<p>Science fiction has a reputation for nerdy escapism, but according to a host of experts, the much scoffed at genre is far more than an excuse to wear geeky costumes or argue over the finer points of <i>Star</i> …

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Five Epic Sci-Fi Films Every Man Should See

<i>Valerian</i>, the latest ultra-ambitious science-fiction film from director Mr Luc Besson, will be released at the beginning of August (21 July in the …

Science Fiction

'RoboCop' 30th Anniversary: 12 Facts About Paul Verhoeven's Gory Sci-Fi Satire (Photos)

Ridiculous premise of 1980s sci-fi film masks dark social commentary<p>Ridiculous premise of 1980s sci-fi film masks dark social commentary

Paul Verhoeven

Of course ‘Doctor Who’s’ new star is a woman. Sci-fi has always been about progress.

This weekend, fans learned that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor in the long-running series “Doctor Who,” the first woman to play the protagonist who has regenerated a dozen times before, always as a white man. While many people celebrated this historic casting choice, others responded in …

Science Fiction

Does the new ‘Blade Runner 2049’ trailer solve a decades-old mystery?

It’s been more than 30 years since sci-fi audiences met Rick Deckard in the dystopian ’80s classic <i>Blade Runner,</i> and fans have been speculating about …

Science Fiction

Everything That Can Be Gleaned From the New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

All images: FoxA new <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> trailer landed this morning and if you thought Jared Leto was up to no good in the last trailer, he really ups …

Science Fiction

Comic-Con 2017: A Space Fan's Guide

It's that time of year again! Comic-Con International starts tomorrow (July 20) in San Diego and will feature lots of enticing events for space …

Star Trek

Trailers: Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars

A trailer has been released for <i>Starships Troopers: Traitor of Mars</i>. Written by Ed Neumeier (<i>Starship Troopers</i> and <i>Robocop</i>), Casper Van Dien and Dina …

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