10 Time Travel Books That Need To Be Movies Right Now (If Not Sooner)

Time travel is huge at the movies right now. This Friday sees Hot Tub Time Machine 2, and Terminator 5 is coming soon. But as Predestination recently proved, the smartest movies about time warps are often based on literary sources. So here are 10 time-travel books that would make bloody amazing movies. » 2/18/15 5:04pm 2/18/15 5:04pm

12 Monkeys' Heroes Both Do The Unforgivable, But We Still Root For Them

Last night's episode of 12 Monkeys went to an incredibly dark place, showing both Cole and Cassandra Railly doing things that are basically unforgivable. It's actually hard to say whose transgression was worse. And yet, we still manage to sympathize with both of them, which is kind of impressive. Spoilers ahead... » 1/31/15 4:11pm 1/31/15 4:11pm

Only A Time Traveler Could've Predicted Syfy's 12 Monkeys Would Be Good

It seemed like a totally preposterous idea: turn Terry Gilliam's weird, clever movie 12 Monkeys into an ongoing TV show. This seemed clearly doomed to suckitude. But in a totally implausible twist, the Monkeys show is actually surprisingly terrific. Spoilers ahead... » 1/17/15 6:38pm 1/17/15 6:38pm

Today's Doctor Who Would Be Way Shorter If The Doctor Only Played Nice

Seriously. The dickish behavior of Peter Capaldi's Doctor has officially become the show's main story engine. The plot of tonight's Doctor Who is greatly complicated by the Doctor's obnoxiousness, and it would be a really short episode if David Tennant had shown up instead. Spoilers ahead... » 10/05/14 1:01pm 10/05/14 1:01pm

Doctor Who Reveals The Only Thing Really Worth Stealing

Thus far, the loose theme of this season of Doctor Who seems to be "identity crises" and "deconstructing heroism." These themes manifest this week in another story where the Doctor isn't entirely calling the shots, and the main McGuffin that everybody is trying to steal is "selfhood." Spoilers ahead... » 9/21/14 1:02pm 9/21/14 1:02pm

There's Not Much Point In Arguing About Moffat's Doctor Who Any More

I'm still kind of dazed by tonight's episode of Doctor Who. I can't decide if it's a fantastic work of genius or a shaggy-dog story. Maybe both. But it's clearly Steven Moffat turning all of his favorite tropes up to 11. And I came away feeling, more than ever, as though there's not much point debating Moffat's Who. » 9/14/14 11:33am 9/14/14 11:33am

Doctor Who's Ongoing Deconstruction of Heroism Takes A Hilarious Turn

The theme thus far in Doctor Who's eighth season seems to be "deconstructing heroes," most notably the Doctor. The Doctor's questioning whether he's a good man, but also the validity of his battle against evil. It's somewhat grim stuff — until this week's Robin Hood episode, when it turns swashbuckling and hilarious. » 9/07/14 1:00pm 9/07/14 1:00pm

Top 10 Most Ridiculously Overcomplicated Doctor Who Villain Schemes

The Doctor, that time-traveling alien mad scientist, is a clever man — but his foes often outsmart themselves. We may never know the Doctor's real name, but the Master's name is clearly Rube Goldberg. Here are the 10 most ludicrously byzantine plots that Doctor Who's baddies have cooked up. » 8/20/14 1:57pm 8/20/14 1:57pm

How World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor Goes Back In Time

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor takes players of Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game back to the time of the original Warcraft real-time strategy series. How does that all go down? It's Garrosh's fault. » 11/08/13 4:45pm 11/08/13 4:45pm

Japan Makes Awesome Time Travel Games

Over the past few months I've been anxiously awaiting the new PS3 title Tokitowa. While some are looking forward to the love story aspect or to its attempt to make a playable anime, the core of my anticipation is something altogether different: I've been dying to play another Japanese time travel story. » 10/16/12 7:00am 10/16/12 7:00am

This Looper 8-Bit Game Trailer Shouldn't Exist But I'm Glad It Does

As far as I know, there's no video game tethered to Rian Johnson's upcoming sci-fi thriller. That's a shame, as Looper sports exactly the kind of fictional universe I'd like to expanded on in playable form. So, good for me then, that filmmaker Deepak Chetty did the next best thing by making a retro-styled trailer… » 8/27/12 8:30am 8/27/12 8:30am

The Past is Full of Great Time Travel Games, But I Want Them In My…

This morning, I received a link to a twenty-year-old video. It's the first-ever preview of The Journeyman Project, as shown at Macworld in 1992. Perhaps appropriately for a game about time travel, I felt a distinct sense of journeying into the past while I watched it. What once looked so painstakingly rendered now,… » 8/21/12 6:00pm 8/21/12 6:00pm

8-Bit George Washington and Adolf Hitler Fight With Cyborg Dinosaurs in…

Sure, you could debate legislative achievements and spheres of influence to determine who history's greatest leader was. But you could also imagine an old-school video game where Teddy Roosevelt and Josef Stalin—looking a lot like Nintendo's Mario—face off riding weaponized extinct giant lizards. Artist Jude Buffum… » 4/13/12 12:00am 4/13/12 12:00am

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Travels Through Time to Fix Past Missteps

Was Final Fantasy XIII too linear for you? Square Enix has heard the complaints, and answers them with a mechanic that's about as non-linear as they come: Time travel. How does it work? Director Motomu Toriyama has the answers. » 9/08/11 1:00pm 9/08/11 1:00pm

The Large Hadron Collider Might Also Be The World's First Time Machine

The Large Hadron Collider is the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator, propelling charged particles to high speeds and smashing them together in the name of science. It also might be a time machine. » 3/16/11 2:00pm 3/16/11 2:00pm

Time Travel Is Easy Once You Get Around Relativity

Going back in time may seem like an impossibility, but so did air travel at one point. According to Mark Thompson, the astronomy guy from BBC's The One Show, it's all a matter of side-stepping Einstein's theory of relativity. » 7/09/10 4:30pm 7/09/10 4:30pm

The Darkest Of Days Falls In September

Would Custer's last stand have been his last if the General brought an M-16 to the party? These questions and more are answered in Darkest of Days, coming September for the Xbox 360 and PC. » 7/15/09 10:40am 7/15/09 10:40am