Composer James Horner dead in plane crash
Carol Pinchefsky

 Variety has confirmed the prolific and award-winning composer's death.

Century-old art explores the early 1900s' fear of alien invasions
Trent Moore

An alien invasion evokes visions of blockbuster films like Independence Day and Edge of Tomorrow for most of us, but more than 100 years ago, things looked a bit different.

New video explains The Fermi Paradox and why we've never been visited by aliens
Jeff Spry

This animated short reveals where all the intelligent life might be hiding.

Paranormal Activity director's long-delayed Area 51 film gets a trailer, release date
Trent Moore

It seems like we’ve been hearing about Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli’s Area 51 film for years, and that’s probably because we have. Well, it's finally getting released.

NASA launching ambitious new plan to search for life on distant worlds
Trent Moore

NASA’s chief scientist wasn’t kidding when she said we should find signs of alien life soon — because the space agency is launching its most ambitious initiative yet to find some aliens.


11 Mars photos that made humans want to believe
Evan Hoovler

Sometimes, even the plainest rock from another planet can seem like something more.

Blastr POV: What's your favorite sci-fi/fantasy romance?
Blastr Staff

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a look at our favorite pairings from the movies, shows, books and comics we love.

No Xenomorphs for Prometheus 2. Ridley Scott explains why and what we'll see, instead
Dany Roth

In Prometheus, we saw an alien that looked kind of like a Xenomorph, but not quite. Looks like the sequel will be more of the same.

12 staples of modern sci-fi (with unbelievably old origins)
Evan Hoovler

These current tropes of the genre have their roots in history, dating back centuries.

Rare Aliens set pics reveal Corporal Hicks BEFORE Michael Biehn signed on
Trent Moore

Want to see the original actor tapped to play Corporal Hicks in Aliens before Michael Biehn was brought in at the eleventh hour during filming for the now-iconic role?

Image of the day: Unearthed concept art reveals how Spielberg's E.T. could've looked
Trent Moore

He’s one of the most iconic aliens in cinema history, but Steven Spielberg’s iconic E.T. The Extraterrestrial could’ve looked very different. Seriously. Like, a lot.

7 signals from space that could turn out to be aliens
Evan Hoovler

Sound doesn't carry in a vacuum, but space is alive with signals of various sorts. Could any of them be alien in origin?