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Astronomer: 6 reasons why aliens would NEVER invade Earth
Jul 4, 2015

Phil Plait is an astronomer and major sci-fi geek. He writes the Bad Astronomy Blog for Discover Magazine and is also the host of the Discovery Channel's science show "Phil Plait's Bad Universe." You can follow him on Twitter at @BadAstronomer. Trailers for the movie Battleship are hitting the web, and it certainly looks fun. On routine war game maneuvers, a Navy fleet stumbles on an alien spaceship. Hijinks, as you might expect, ensue with Michael-Bay-like enthusiasm, with swarming alien battle tech, explosions and mayhem. Trailers for the movie Battleship are hitting the web, and it certainly looks fun. On routine war game maneuvers, a Navy fleet stumbles on an alien spaceship. Hijinks, as you might expect, ensue with Michael-Bay-like enthusiasm, with swarming alien battle tech, explosions, and mayhem.

Here's when we'll see those X-Men and Planet of the Apes sequels
Jul 4, 2015

20th Century Fox has just given us some serious answers. They've announced the release dates for their biggest upcoming films including the sequels to Rise of the Planet of the Apes and X-Men: First Class, as well as the 3D re-release of Independence Day.

First intriguing synopsis for Independence Day 2 revealed
Jun 8, 2015

The first synopsis for Roland Emmerich's eagerly anticipated Independence Day sequel has come to invade us.

It Follows star signs on as female lead in Independence Day 2
Apr 28, 2015

The cast continues to fill out for Roland Emmerich’s long-gestating sequel to Independence Day, and now we know who’ll be playing the female lead. She should be a familiar face for horror fans.

Another Independence Day alum is officially back for Roland Emmerich's sequel
Mar 24, 2015

Though Will Smith opted not to return for the new Independence Day sequel, director Roland Emmerich is assembling just about everyone else from the hit 1990s sci-fi film.

 

It's official: The Independence Day sequel has found its new star
Mar 4, 2015

The Independence Day sequel is going to be filled with fresh meat. Check out the latest addition to its blockbuster cast.  

12 sci-fi/fantasy/tech-themed barbecue grills to give your July 4th cookout a boost
Jul 3, 2014

Sure, you could grill on a regular gas or charcoal range, but why think small when you can BBQ with dragons, spacecraft and pirate ships?

It's official: Will Smith has made a decision on that ID4 sequel
Feb 10, 2014

We already knew Emmerich and Devlin were looking to make a sequel to their 1990’s sci-fi hit Independence Day, but the big question was if Will Smith would be back.

Roland Emmerich preps ID4 sequel with (and without) Will Smith
Oct 24, 2013

With Will Smith still undecided about appearing in the sequel to Independence Day, director Roland Emmerich is preparing for both possibilities.

So now Will Smith COULD come back for Independence Day 2?
Sep 5, 2013

There aren’t a lot of good things you can say about After Earth, but it looks like the massive sci-fi flop might end up having one unexpected redeeming factor.

12 leaders we'd follow into battle to fight for independence from aliens
Jul 3, 2013

As we head into Independence Day, it’s a good time to sit back and think about all the great sci-fi warriors who have fought for our freedom over the years.