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'Star Wars: Episode IX' Loses Director Colin Trevorrow in a Creative Dispute

In what's now the second time a Star Wars movie lost its director over the past few months, Colin Trevorrow has just dropped out of...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 8:41PM

'Black Mirror' May Return to the World of 'San Junipero' in a Sequel Episode

The problem with an anthology show that tells a different story every week is that if you ever land on a really fantastic idea that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 7:54PM

William Shatner Beamed a Message to NASA's Voyager 1 for its 40th Anniversary

Like him or tolerate him, William Shatner is one of the biggest voices in science fiction culture. Playing Captain Kirk on the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 7:25PM

The Air Force's Covert Unmanned X-37B Spaceship Will Hitch a Ride With SpaceX

Back in May, the US Air Force's covert unmanned spaceship, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, returned to Earth after 718 consecutive...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 10:57AM

A Massive Auction Is Selling Off Marty McFly's Nikes, Star-Lord's Helmet, and Bill Murray's 'Ghostbusters' Suit

If you've ever watched Back to the Future II and wanted to get your hands on the iconic piece of sporting history that allowed Biff...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 10:25AM

Sci-Fi Writer Morgan Gendel Unveils His Plans for a New Mars Habitat

We’ve covered all kinds of stories where sci-fi tech crosses over into real world, from the winners of the Tricorder XPRIZE to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 September 2017 - 6:50PM

'Starship Horizons Bridge Simulator' Lets You Be an Officer Aboard a Spaceship

Anyone who's grown up on Star Trek must have wondered what it's like to work on a starship like the Enterprise. Most probably wanted...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 04 September 2017 - 10:15AM

Dr. Phil Frana Explores the Past, Present, and Future of Matter Duplicators

  We previously interviewed Dr. Phil Frana about digital immortality, memory, and sci-fi utopias, but his presentation at Escape...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 8:17PM

The Future of AI: From Quantum Computing to the Internet of Things

One of the most well-attended and energetic panels at Escape Velocity this year was "Artificial Intelligence: How Close Are We...And...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 7:15PM

The Real Life Equivalents of Famous Sci-Fi Weapons

Ever wondered what goes into creating a crazy science fiction weapon like a phaser or a lightsaber? Being fictional, they all had to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 6:20PM

Legendary Sci-Fi Author Joe Haldeman Tells the Story Behind 'The Forever War'

Joe Haldeman’s guest panel at Escape Velocity 2017 started with a short, sweet introduction from Charles Hildebrant, from the Museum...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 11:35AM

Cas Anvar Talks About the Science Behind the Flip and Burn, CQBs, and 'The Expanse'

When celebrities make red carpet appearances, they wear Rolex watches or designer dresses. When Cas Anvar walked onto the stage at...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 02 September 2017 - 9:40PM

'Star Trek' Writer Morgan Gendel Goes Behind the Scenes of 'The Inner Light'

Season five of Star Trek: The Next Generation is mostly known for a couple things — the introduction of Bajoran officer Ro Laren,...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 September 2017 - 6:48PM

The Creation of the Klingon Language Was Bizarre, Funny, and Utterly Unique

Here’s a fun piece of trivia for Star Trek fans: Klingons spoke Klingon before the language was actually created. How is that...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 02 September 2017 - 5:47PM

Seven Terrible Science Fiction Movies with Great Soundtracks

In 1977, Star Wars changed the landscape for sci-fi movies in countless ways, one of which was the sweeping orchestral score by John...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 September 2017 - 2:03PM

Three Big Ways 'The Expanse' Does Science Right

Syfy's The Expanse has won praise from fans and critics for being one of the most scientifically rigorous sci-fi shows on TV, to the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 5:50PM

'Minority Report' User Interface Gets Recreated with Augmented Reality

Currently, virtual reality is seen as the future of immersive technology, being used by everyone from major tech giants to NASA...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 5:02PM

The 5 Best Short Sci-Fi Films From Escape Velocity 2017

When I sat down to see the film blocks at this year's Escape Velocity (hosted by the Museum of Science Fiction for the second year!),...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 3:10PM

A Look At The Morals of Artificial Intelligence in Sci-Fi and Real Life

Can we trust artificial intelligence to be moral? If it decides that humanity is a threat and needs to be destroyed, we can try to...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 12:48PM

Check Out the Never-Before-Seen Concept Art for Tony Stark's Original MCU Iron Man Suit

We've gotten a glimpse of Tony Stark's new armor for Avengers: Infinity War, but what about the armor that started the series (and...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 10:09AM