Watch This Robot Dad Try to Save His Family From Pseudoscience and An Oppressive Religion in “Battery Life”
In "Battery Life," a family of robots find themselves cast out by their religious community after an accident nearly kills their son. Both mother and father sacrifice to try and save their child and find out the truth.Read More
Yesterday, an exciting sci-fi vehicle starring Sigourney Weaver and directed by District 9's Neill Blomkamp dropped. Only, it wasn't in theaters.Read More
Janelle Monáe has joined the new anthology series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams as the villain for an episode titled "Autofac" opposite Juno Temple.Read More
Things We Saw Today: Evan Rachel Wood Bestows Wise Advice to Millie Bobby Brown Involving Licking a Toilet Seat
Variety has an awesome series of videos called Actors on Actors in which two actors are paired in conversation about their craft and industry. In their most recent episode, they paired Westworld's Evan Rachel Wood and Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown. Talk about powerful female characters!Read More
Our friends at The Portalist talked to author Becky Chambers about her decision to write a standalone sequel; the research and worldbuilding that goes into the Wayfarers books; and her advice for creating inclusive sci-fi.Read More
The astronaut says his career is evidence of science fiction's influence on real-life space travel.
For many of his fans, Chris Hadfield has made space feel more closer to Earth than ever.Read More
Because of COURSE he did.
The 61st annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is happening now through March 24th, and all U.N. members are asked to send representatives to the session as they work to create real gender equality. So who does Trump send as part of the U.S. delegation? Members of an organization officially recognized as a hate group, and members of another organization that isn't a hate group per se...they just really don't like women and gay people having rights and stuff.Read More
After watching the wonderful weirdness that is Netflix's The OA, I began to think about the similarities between it and star/creator Brit Marling's feature film, The Sound of My Voice. The two have several motifs in common. However, and more importantly, they both seem to focus on the importance of believing women about their own experiences. **SPOILERS FOR BOTH THINGS! SO, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED**Read More
Sony Pictures is ushering in a new week of fresh horrors with an official trailer to get your heart pumping and sweat glands working overtime.Read More
There's a killer aboard the interstellar spaceship Dormire on its 400-year journey, and the victims, newly awakened in cloned bodies, are the ones trying to figure out who it is before it's too late. This is the new sci-fi novel Six Wakes, by Mur Lafferty.Read More
Director James Cameron has signed a deal with AMC to produce a six-episode documentary series, tentatively titled James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, which will explore how science fiction tries to answer humanity's "big questions."Read More
Golden Globes 2017: Moonlight and La La Land Take Best Picture, But No Love for Genre Faves Stranger Things, Deadpool or Westworld
Genre fiction still seems to have a tough time taking home awards, if this year's Golden Globes serve as any indication.Read More
The Expanse Season Two Trailers Show That Despite Colonizing Mars, Humanity Hasn’t Come Very Far At All
So much sci-fi is set in an idealized future in which humanity has figured everything out; in which our only enemies are those outside our species and humanity is a beacon to which other species should aspire. SyFy's The Expanse is not that show. This show is all about reminding us that technological advancement and evolution as a species don't necessarily have anything to do with each other.Read More
Plus Eric McCormack.
Netflix just released the trailer for their newish sci-fi series Travelers and there's something oddly familiar about it.Read More
Dune, Frank Herbert's 1965 novel, is about to make a huge comeback.Read More
Having seen this first clip from the upcoming film, Passengers? If I'm ever on a huge spaceship with a pool? I'm never, ever, ever setting foot in that pool.Read More
We’re making progress when it comes to representing diversity in some things, but where are my old ladies being awesome in comics? In Becky Cloonan's Southern Cross, that's where.Read More
A Wrinkle in Time Does the Mannequin Challenge and Gets a Release Date—Great Things For a Presumably Great Movie
2018 is lit.
If I can borrow a few of Big Freedia's beautiful words at the beginning of Beyonce's "Formation," Ava DuVernay came to slay. Her team just released A Wrinkle in Time's entry in the Mannequin Challenge and if that short video is any indication, this film will be excellent.Read More
YouTube Red Delivers Sci-Fi From The Rock and Drama From Doug Liman, Because We Need More Than “Influencers” In Our Digital Content
You may have noticed YouTube's subscription service, YouTube Red and its slate of digital series that capitalize on its stable of digital creators. Reality series like Escape the Night and Scare PewDiePie in addition to narrative series like Foursome have already been doing well (and have already been renewed), but now YouTube Red is looking to ramp up their programming game by reaching out to more mainstream creators.Read More
It's gonna be a long ride.
The first trailer for Passengers, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, has made its way to the interwebs and it looks promising.Read More