It wasn't a huge year for sci-fi at the Oscars, but William Shatner made sure Trekkies would have a little something to cheer about.
If the Oscars don't want sci-fi, then maybe we don't want the Oscars.
Bringing together all of Marvel's various big screen heroes, we all knew The Avengers was going to be an FX extravaganza. Not surprisingly, the flick was nominated for the Oscars in the visual effects category. Want to see how they made all those insane effects?
In the age of wicked awesome special effects, it seems like every sci-fi blockbuster is trying to top the last. But which are the cream of the crop, according to the professionals?
These days, it's hard to imagine Steven Spielberg as anything but, well, STEVEN SPIELBERG. He's been such a powerhouse for so long that it's easy to forget that he wasn't always that way. For proof, check out this footage of a very young Spielberg, fresh off Jaws, finding out via live TV that he didn't get an Oscar nomination.
If you paid attention to the Academy Award nominations that came out yesterday, you'll have noticed two things in the Best Animated Feature race that were absent: Pixar's traditional nomination and Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's The Adventures of Tintin. In their place were two movies you've likely never heard of. Until now.
Regardless of what you thought about the winners, the losers or the relative quality of the show itself, the 2011 Oscars did, in fact, happen. While this year's big sci-fi hope, Inception, didn't do as well as we'd have liked, there were still things to please—or infuriate—sci-fi fans.
How bizarre was the night Robocop popped up to save Pee Wee Herman's life at the Oscars? So bizarre that even though I watched it live, the whole thing was so traumatic I somehow managed to wipe it from my memory.
Stan Lee begs the Academy to create an entirely new category for Best Cameo Artist.
2001, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark and more.