If somebody wants to run the numbers, more SF YA books have been coming out since this book was published. Is it the book good? I thought it was some pretty good brain candy, but not definitely not the most thought provoking piece of lit I've read. Has is spawned hundreds of other books? Yes. Will it make kids more… » 7/25/14 7:27pm 7/25/14 7:27pm

Everything You Never Knew About The Making Of Last Starfighter

For a whole generation of video-game-playing kids, The Last Starfighter represents a special kind of wish-fulfillment: a down-on-his-luck kid becomes a video-game champ, only to find himself recruited to fight in an interplanetary war. How did something so perfect get made? Here's the whole, fascinating story. » 7/10/14 11:16am 7/10/14 11:16am

12 Worst Attempts To Americanize Foreign TV Shows And Movies

Happy Independence Day! There are many reasons to celebrate America. And then, there's our tendency to borrow other people's stuff. Sometimes when Americans remake foreign properties, it turns out okay, like Let Me In. But often... not. Here are the dozen worst attempts to remake foreign TV shows and films. » 7/04/14 10:28am 7/04/14 10:28am

13 Blood-Soaked Horror Movies That Will Turn Your Summer Vacation Evil

It's summer in the northern hemisphere, so you might be dreaming about going on a road trip, renting a quiet spot in the woods, or summer camp. Here are 13 great horror movies that will make you think twice about those sunny activities. Or at least make you feel better about not being able to go on vacation. » 6/20/14 10:35am 6/20/14 10:35am

10 Weirdest Origins Of Classic Science Fiction Sound Effects

Nowadays, when people want to add a sound effect to a movie, they mostly just pull up a digital archive, choose a sound, and drag and drop. But in the pre-digital age, people created sounds using whatever objects were close to hand. Here are the 10 most unusual sources for your favorite sound effects. » 6/13/14 10:16am 6/13/14 10:16am

Awesome Lines You Wouldn't Guess Were Improvised

Some lines are so good one would assume that the writers spent years meticulously trying out an infinite combination of words until the sentence was perfect. That's why it's shocking that some of the most memorable lines in science fiction history were made up on the spot. Here are some of those most quotable of… » 6/05/14 4:30pm 6/05/14 4:30pm

Everything You Never Knew About The Making Of Escape From New York

How did Escape From New York become one of the greatest cult movies of all time? It was sheer luck that this film even got made — and a similar amount of luck was involved in Kurt Russell surviving the filming. Here are all the weirdest secrets, and wildest adventures, from the making of John Carpenter's classic film. » 5/28/14 11:27am 5/28/14 11:27am

"Loners" Who Can't Stop Joining Teams All The Time

Everybody loves a cool loner. A lone wolf. A man or woman who doesn't play well with others, and who spouts off phrases like "I work alone" and "Other people just slow me down." But for some reason, those cool loners just can't quit joining teams. Here are the "loners" who can't seem to do anything on their own. Like,… » 5/21/14 12:00pm 5/21/14 12:00pm