Science Fiction

How sci-fi imagines inhabitable solar systems like TRAPPIST-1

Location, location, location<p>Earlier this week, NASA announced that its scientists had discovered a seven-planet solar system orbiting a star named TRAPPIST-1. While “Earth-sized” doesn’t necessarily mean “able to support life,” it’s a good indicator that there are other systems out there that host …

Astronomy

Expanse Season 2: Thoughts and stuff

<i>Expanse</i> Season 2! <i>Expanse</i> Season 2! <i>Expanse</i> Season 2!<p>We’re 5 episodes into the second season. Here are some thoughts on how it is so far, the new cast …

TV

Meet the Oscar-nominated sound editor who helped 'Arrival' sound like no other alien movie

In a typical sci-fi movie about extraterrestrials, there are certain kinds of sounds you’d expect to hear: electronic bleeps and bloops, whooshing spaceships, the slithering of slimy aliens, some pew-pew-pew laser blasts.<p>But as anyone who’s seen it will tell you, “Arrival” is not a typical sci-fi …

The Arts

Images: A Wild Collection Of Sci-Fi Alien And Creature Art From Andy Chin

This is a collection of alien and creature artwork from Andy Chin.<p>Chin is a 3D creature artist who is primarily working in the gaming industry. There …

Art

Arrival screenwriter previews his upcoming superhero comic

Ahead of the Oscars this Sunday, much of the cultural discussion has focused on this award season’s heavyweights, like <i>La La Land</i> and <i>Moonlight.</i> But Dennis Villeneuve’s <i>Arrival</i> has also received critical acclaim — a somewhat unusual achievement for a science-fiction film. Eric Heisserer is nominated …

Superheroes

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Featurette: Elisabeth Moss Explains How There’s Still Hope in the Dystopian Drama

Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes and other cast members also weigh in on life in Gilead.<p>“The Handmaid’s Tale” is a bleak look at our possible future, but …

TV

The Oscars 2017 | Why Arrival Might Be The Big Loser

<b>As Hollywood gears up for the movie industry’s biggest night of the year, we take a look at why ‘Arrival’ might be the big loser of 2017.</b><p>2014 proved …

The Oscars

Videos: A Bumbling Spaceman Tries To Find A Way Home In the Sci-Fi Comedic Short Film Time Trap

This is a sci-fi short film titled <i>Time Trap</i>.<p>It is an Australian short film written and directed by Michael Shanks and stars Mark Taylor. Check out …

50 Page Friday: AFTERMATH: EMPIRE’S END (STAR WARS)

Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Unbound Worlds. Whether it is science fiction, epic …

Star Wars

New 'Blade Runner' Photos Reveal Neon-Soaked Glimpses of Future LA

<i>Blade Runner 2049</i> doesn’t come out until October 6, but on Friday afternoon, several new stills from the film turned up on Facebook, offering vivid …

Movies

NASA Is Turning TRAPPIST-1 Into Science Nerd Fanfic

On Wednesday, Earthlings were shocked—and certainly relieved—to finally get a push notification about planetary discovery, not political corruption. …

Exoplanets

How the Original 'Alien' Movie Invented Emojis

The push-button computers aboard the spaceship <i>Nostromo</i> might look a little clunky now, but the devices Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) used in <i>Alien</i> …

Soon You Can Bring The CW ‘Vixen’ Animated Series Home As An Animated Movie!

PostedFriday, February 24th, 2017 06:45 pm GMT -5by Stuart Conover<p>If you’ve loved the first two seasons of The CW Seed’s ‘Vixen‘ than you’ll want to …

TV

Wacky Lactation in Nature: Underwater, Nipple-less, And Other Milky Oddities - GeekMom

Having breastfed both of my children for a whole year each, I had a lot of time to ponder this evolutionary trait we share with our mammal cousins. …

Milk

Captain Fantastic Director, Matt Ross, Signs on for Sci-Fi Thriller, Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Captain Fantastic director, Matt Ross, has been confirmed to take the driving seat on a new sci-fi film, Tomorrow and Tomorrow an adaptation of Tom …

Science Fiction Movies

Isaac Asimov: How to never run out of ideas again

Wikipedia says Isaac Asimov wrote 506 published books. Where did he get his ideas? Charles Chu says Asimov used a number of tactics:<p>1. Never Stop …

Isaac Asimov

The trouble with the Alien: Covenant prologue

I want more from cinema than callbacks to decades-old science fiction classics<p>A four-minute prologue for Ridley Scott’s next film, <i>Alien: Covenant</i><i>,</i> hit the web last night, showing off how the film will borrow aesthetically from the original Alien, and ignore its more immediate predecessor, the …

Science Fiction Movies

Craig Green teases the costumes he’s designed for Alien

The British Menswear Designer of the Year shares a preview of the project he's been working on – the costumes for Ridley Scott's next Alien installment<p>Beloved Brit menswear designer Craig Green has given us a glimpse of his latest project – the costumes for Ridley Scott’s <i>Alien: Covenant.</i> Marking a …

Science Fiction Movies

The Expanse, a Show That Started as an Online RPG, Is Getting Its Own Board Game

What goes around comes around. WizKids has announced a new board game based on Syfy’s <i>The Expanse</i>, which in itself stems from an online role-playing …

Cool Stuff

Sony Sci-Fi Pic May Get Box Office Bump As Life Imitates 'Life'

As you probably know, just a few days ago NASA announced that it had discovered seven “Earth-like planets” just outside of our solar system, with three potentially being hospitable for life. That’s great news for humanity (and the imperiled animal populations) for any number of reasons, and it …

Movies

Of Mysteries And Martians: The Best Silver Age Sci-Fi Covers Ever

While the Golden Age established comics as a medium, the Silver Age was when comic book art really came into its own. And it’s worth noting that …

Comics

The terrible ways that 8 of your favourite shows were nearly so much worse

Weird love triangles, outrageous behaviour and too many boobs.<p>There's a delicate chemistry that goes into concocting a great TV show. One missing …

TV

You Have To See This Amazing Animated Tribute To Nichelle Nichols' Lt. Uhura

What we take in is what we put out; we might be able to imagine a lot, but our imaginations have to start somewhere. Which is one reason why …

Star Trek

Muffit the Daggit was played by a chimpanzee

The existence of daggits, the original Battlestar Galactica's space-dog, bought that show a special place in my heart. I just learned Muffit the …

Battlestar Galactica

‘Alien: Covenant’ Prologue Looks Great: Should We Be Cautious?

I count myself as a lifelong fan of the “Alien” franchise, even though I disavow almost everything after the second film. The “Aliens” universe has a …

Movies

39 films (and a tech company) you didn't know won Oscars

The Oscars

'Arrival' is the Only Oscar Best Picture Nominee that Does Aliens Right

As the Heptapods tentacles reached out to touch Adam Adams and teach her about their non-linear view of time and space, science fiction fans all over …

Aliens as immigrants: How ‘Arrival’ became the latest political sci-fi film

Amy Adams’s character in “Arrival” ascends on a vertical lift through a hole in the alien spacecraft, and gravity suddenly shifts sideways. When she finally sees the creatures, they’re behind glass, obscured by fog — looking like enormous black hands with seven fingers, purposefully designed by the …

Paramount Pictures

Science Fiction Awards are Basically Bullshit

If you thought <i>Westworld</i> was the best sci-fi TV show of last year, you’re not alone. But should it really be competing with <i>Zootopia</i> for the title of …

THE TERMINATOR: Sci-Fi Romance At Its Very Best

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Romeo and Juliet