Undead mashups are nothing new—Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is but one drop in a big bucket—but one fine artist has taken it to a new level, painting pitch-perfect recreations of classic posters with a particularly toothsome flair.
Putting together a gingerbread house with someone you love is a holiday tradition, but let's be honest. Most of us either bake a few slabs of gingerbread and paste them together with frosting in some very basic configuration, or else just buy the prefab kit. But there are other nerds out there—crafty nerds with serious baking game—who won't settle for the same old gingerbread.
One of the many, many reasons we love sci-fi and fantasy so much is watching our favorite heroes (and villains) kick ass with awesome weapons—but sometimes (and the holidays is one of those times)—just watching it happen isn't enough. Sometimes you want a mythic sword or high-tech blaster of your very own, and a plastic knock-off from the toy store just won't do.
Part of the fun of watching Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey unfold will be getting to see all the familiar faces returning to Middle-earth. Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett and even Elijah Wood have made their way back to New Zealand to be a part of the epic production.
The once and future Frodo Baggins just finished his bit for The Hobbit—which director Peter Jackson is shooting in 3D—and while Wood sees nothing wrong with 3D, in theory, the way George Lucas is doing it for the Star Wars saga is pissing him off.
It's been a good year for video games. In 2011, sequels, trilogies and anniversary packs dominated the market. And when it comes to shopping for gaming gifts, there are plenty of amazing titles to choose from.
If you make a list of the best examples of dream casting in sci-fi and fantasy cinema over the last two decades or so, Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf is almost certainly near the top. But McKellen recently revealed that he almost quit the role before he ever got a chance to pick up Gandalf's staff.
Last month, we asked you to pick up a carving knife and hack and slash some pumpkins into works of sci-fi art for a chance to win a Syfy-branded iPod nano in our pumpkin-carving competition. Now that you've flooded us with entries, and Halloween is over, David Hewlett aka Dr. Rodney McKay from Stargate: Atlantis has chosen the winner!
Have you ever wanted to visit New Zealand, the home of the film site of Lord of the Rings and the upcoming The Hobbit? If so, you might want to consider booking your trip for late November 2012.
We've got an undying love for these supernatural survivors, some of pop culture's grandest figures who don't have to worry about a timely demise. Unless, in some cases, someone chops off their head. Then, all bets are off.