3 Charlton Heston classics mashed into 1 weirdly hallucinogenic movie
Jul 4, 2015

Charlton Heston starred in three of sci-fi's greatest flicks—Planet of the Apes, Omega Man and Soylent Green. But let's say you don't have the time to watch them back to back. No problem! You can watch them all at once. Really.

The startling change to Spider-Man's origin story you never knew
Jul 4, 2015

We all know how Spider-Man turned from an "I look out for number one" opportunist into a "with great power comes great responsibility" hero, right? (If not, well, after 50 years, I'm not going to slap a spoiler warning here.) But it was all about Spidey letting a crook get away who later killed his Uncle Ben. For quite a few years, though, Marvel might not have wanted you to think that.

You can't make this stuff up: Ewok convicted of indecent exposure
Jul 4, 2015

If those Ewoks always creeped you out a bit, this may help explain it all—an actor who appeared beneath the fur of one those Endor teddy bears in Return of the Jedi was just convicted of indecent exposure.

Massive sale of Stargate memorabilia begins tomorrow
Jul 4, 2015

Sad because you missed your chance to buy Jack O'Neill's sunglasses or a working Jaffa Serpent Head during last year's amazing auction of Stargate props? Then get ready for the weekend, because a sale of thousands of objects from Stargate: SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe starts tomorrow.

Newspaper posts awesome apology to picky Star Trek fans
Jul 4, 2015

An Australian newspaper made a HUGE mistake in its review of a new book about the starship Enterprise, and when called out, not only did it issue an awesome apology—but also went on to apologize for the apology!

Spielberg's gracious 1977 ad congratulating Lucas on Star Wars
Jul 4, 2015

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have been friends since the '60s, but eventually they became competitors as well. Yet as an advertisement Spielberg took out in a 1977 issue of Variety proves, that friendship survived even when Star Wars overtook Jaws at the box office.

Forbes Celebrity 100: Which sci-fi stars are the most powerful?
Jul 4, 2015

Forbes has just released its annual Celebrity 100 list, ranking the most powerful from among the entertainment famous, and to be honest ... trying to sort it out makes our heads hurt.

The WTF Twilight movie that almost was: SWAT teams! FBI agents!
Jul 4, 2015

Whether you loved or hated the Twilight movies, you've got to admit they pretty much captured the teen romance flavor of the original novels. But who knew the films almost turned out WAY different from what Stephenie Meyers intended? Not only were they almost made as action flicks, but Bella's father was meant to die!

Star Wars characters reimagined with typography
Jul 4, 2015

We've seen Star Wars characters made out of LEGOs. We've seen them made out of cake. But this is the first time we've ever seen them made from ... type fonts?

Bob Hoskins wants you to know he knows Super Mario Brothers sucked
Jul 4, 2015

In our recent piece on 15 good, bad and utterly unbearable videogame-based movies, we wrote about Super Mario Brothers that, "everything that was magical and fun about the game was made dreary and dark." Turns out we're not the only ones who feel that way.