The opening credit sequence is a very particular form of filmmaking: It's got to convey the spirit of the TV show that's gonna follow—while being all-purpose enough to work for any kind of episode—and it's got to be instantly memorable. The best of them elevate the opening titles to its own form of art and here are 20 of the best.
The cancellation of Joss Whedon's space-cowboy series Firefly remains one of the greatest tragedies in television history, but now Whedon has finally opened up about what it would take for season two to happen. (Sorry, guys—it won't be easy.)
As the old saying goes, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. And as Jennifer Lawrence and The Hunger Games invade theaters this weekend, we've assembled a sweet-sixteen collection of young ladies who can do a titanic amount of damage if rubbed the wrong way.
Sci-fi is all about the world-building. From new cultures to alien races, you almost have to create a new sandbox to play in. And what does every real and fictional culture need? Language. And what does every language need? A few juicy expletives, that's what.
It's been nearly a decade since the beloved, short-lived Fox sci-fi western Firefly graced the airwaves, but creator Joss Whedon says he's still game to return to the universe that made him (more of) a cult icon.
The once and future Malcolm Reynolds has never shied away from dropping little tributes to Joss Whedon's late, lamented sci-fi western in his current gig on ABC's hit cop show. But now he's going to bring more than an old costume ... he's bringing an old cast member.
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Sure, science fiction and fantasy is filled with great romances: Han Solo and Leia Organa, Aragorn and Arwen, Jadzia Dax and Worf, son of Mogh. But they're also full of men and women for whom there is no happy ending. And on this day of amorous celebration, it's worth remember those who won't be feeling romantic.
It's the classic tale of David vs. Goliath—well, more like fan vs. network. Every season, a whole lot of television series are cancelled. Some survive for just a handful of episodes, while others get a full season or multiple seasons before receiving the axe. All good things must come to an end. And for sci-fi fans, that's doubly true.
Imagine a world where geekiness was a desired trait and non-geeks aspired to become more like us. This one web series does. And it's pretty hilarious.