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Eco-Disaster: The best sci-fi films about environmental collapse
Apr 22, 2014

Of all the possible sci-fi scenarios in which the world and/or civilization as we know it comes crashing to an end, the environmental catastrophe seems more and more the likeliest.

See 7-min supercut of 310 (yes, 310!) 2012 films owned by sci-fi
Jan 14, 2013

With only a few weeks left until the end of 2012, it's time for everyone to reflect back on the year in entertainment. One editor decided to do it with a supercut, and her seven-minute montage that ties together more than 300 of the year's releases is a reminder that this was a huge year for genre flicks.

Guy claims Mayan apocalypse means he shouldn't have to pay ticket
Dec 17, 2012

Think of all the ways you might try to weasel your way out of a traffic ticket. Blame the other driver, maybe, or just stick the ticket in your glove compartment and hope it goes away. Well, one Russian motorist got extra creative with his legal maneuvering, claiming that he shouldn't have to pay the ticket because the world's about to end anyway.

It's over: WTF Mayan ruins pic captures the start of the apocalypse
Dec 17, 2012

There's no sense in denying it anymore, boys and girls. Get under your desks and put your heads between your knees, because the Mayans were right and we've only got months to live. Don't believe us? Check out this 100 percent real photo of a Mayan pyramid with a column of apocalyptic light shooting out the top!

Celebrate Richter Scale Day with 10 great sci-fi movie earthquakes
Dec 17, 2012

Believe it or not, today is National Richter Scale Day—apparently, someone somewhere has the silly job of making sure every day has a "thing" for it—so to celebrate, we're running down a handful of the best times Hollywood has made the earth move under our feet.

Newfound Mayan calendar proves world was never gonna end in 2012
Dec 17, 2012

You know how it's been said for years that the Mayans predicted the world would end in 2012? Well, forget all that: a new discovery shows that the Mayans did no such thing.

NASA picks 2012 as the silliest sci-fi movie ever made
Dec 14, 2012

We talked about bad science in movies not too long ago, but now the experts weigh in: Apparently, Roland Emmerich's Mayan-calendar end-of-the-world melodrama is the biggest science-fictional crime ever committed on a paying audience.

Seth Rogen says George Lucas REALLY thinks world will end in 2012
Dec 14, 2012

You know all that stuff about the Mayan calendar predicting that the world will end in 2012? Well, at least one person apparently believes it ... and his name is George Lucas.

Lucas reacts to those rumors he thinks the world will end in 2012
Dec 14, 2012

Seth Rogen revealed last week that he was gobsmacked to hear George Lucas go on and on about how the world would end in 2012 as per those ancient Mayan prophecies. But was Lucas only joking? Or is he one of those apocalyptic true believers?

14 wild and crazy secret government programs from sci-fi flicks
Dec 14, 2012

Source Code's shadowy organization, the one with the technology to send Jake Gyllenhaal bouncing around through time, got us thinking about all the crazy-cool government initiatives that the movies would have us believe aren't real—but I'm positive that someone's building giant arks in case of a Mayan apocalypse.

Those predictions the world would end in 2012 got the date WRONG
Dec 14, 2012

The world's supposed to end in 2012, right? After all, that's what the Mayans told us. (Wasn't it?) Heck, that's what Roland Emmerich told us. But it turns out we've all gotten it wrong.

2012 creators fess up: It's really an animated movie (video)
Dec 14, 2012

The director and stars of 2012 talk about the movie at the Hollywood premiere.

We rank 18 post-apocalyptic sci-fi survivors from best to worst
Dec 14, 2012

If you want to survive the future of The Road or 2012, you'll need these guys. Well. some of them anyway.

New end of the world date found! You have until May 21, 2011
Dec 14, 2012

A self-styled Biblical scholar says he's worked out the day the world ends, and it's sooner than you think.