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16 Things You Probably Never Knew About The Short Circuit Movies

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Right now, we’re falling in love with BB-8 from Star Wars—and yet, there’s still a special place in our hearts for Johnny Five, the robot from the Short Circuit films. But how much do you actually know about these films? Check out this video, featuring 16 electrifying facts about the making of this duology. » 8/28/15 2:01pm Friday 2:01pm

The Complete Guide To Every Single Terminator, From T-1 To T-3000

Most of us just know a few of Skynet’s most famous killer cyborgs. The T-800, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The T-1000, made of liquid metal. But there have been a stunning 15 models of Terminator, from Cyberdyne and Skynet, as featured in the movies, TV series and games. Here’s our complete guide to all the… » 7/01/15 4:22pm 7/01/15 4:22pm

The 12 Plot Ideas That Every Single Classic TV Show Did To Death

Making a TV show is a terrible grind — especially back in the day, when shows were entirely made up of standalone episodes. So it's no wonder that so many classic shows reached for the same handful of plots, over and over. Here are 12 storylines you'll find in every old science fiction and fantasy show. » 3/27/15 4:44pm 3/27/15 4:44pm

The Craziest Secrets Of Marvel's Original Secret Wars Comics

As you get ready for Marvel comics' mega-event this summer, it's worth remembering this isn't the first time Secret Wars has been waged. Back in 1984, a similarly "covert conflict" enveloped these heroes and villains. How much do you know about the first event that changed Marvel universe forever? » 1/27/15 3:55pm 1/27/15 3:55pm

Low Budget TV Shows That Are Better Than Most Huge Blockbuster Series

Television has always been an expensive medium, with Lost having an estimated per-episode budget of $4 million, and Game of Thrones clocking in at a whopping $6 million. And sometimes, these hugely expensive shows fail. But here are 10 of the best science fiction and fantasy shows, which were made for surprisingly low… » 1/13/15 4:48pm 1/13/15 4:48pm

Great Villains Whose Schemes Aren't Just Aimed At Destroying The Hero

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Sometimes it seems like every villain is obsessed with murdering the hero of the story. (Or making the hero realize they're alike.) But it's not true — in fact, some of the best villains have their own goals, and the hero just happens to get in the way. Here are some great villains whose schemes don't revolve around… » 12/16/14 4:50pm 12/16/14 4:50pm

Stories That Lost Their Writers (And Their Plots) Halfway Through

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Sometimes it can be confusing to be a fan of pop culture. Sometimes writers leave halfway through a story, and a new writer has to wrap things up somehow. Sometimes a creator gets fired, and the replacement told to change gears in a hurry. Here are 20 stories that changed drastically when the writer left in the middle. » 9/08/14 6:12pm 9/08/14 6:12pm

Great Performances That Helped Prove Comic-Book Movies Could Be Art

Even among other genre films, comic-book movies used to be viewed as disposable pulpy fun. But we've now reached the point where serious A-list actors are vying for roles in superhero films. And actors are actually bringing their "A" game. Here are 12 amazing performances that helped elevate superhero movies. » 8/26/14 5:08pm 8/26/14 5:08pm

The Weirdest And Silliest Virtual Reality Sex Scenes Of All Time [NSFW]

The moment we get immersive virtual reality, you know what people are going to use it for: the same thing we've used every other new technology for. And as long as movies have depicted virtual environments, there have been ridiculous VR sex scenes. Here are the most bizarre and hilarious VR hookups of all time. » 5/30/14 4:30pm 5/30/14 4:30pm

The Most Disappointing Final Battles in All Science Fiction and Fantasy

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It's all been leading up to this. Hundreds of pages, or hours, of buildup, leading up to the final confrontation between the forces of excellent and the forces of not-excellent. And then... it's kind of a bust. The bad guys kind of fold. Or the fight lasts 30 seconds. Or it's just thumb-wrestling. Here are the most… » 2/27/14 3:35pm 2/27/14 3:35pm

Dueling Movies: Two Films About the Same Thing at the Same Time

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This weekend sees the release of The Legend of Hercules — and then later this year, we'll see a second Hercules movie. This seems to happen a lot: everybody gets the same bright idea at the same time, and competing films are rushed into production. Here are a ton of cases where weirdly similar films did battle. » 1/09/14 4:12pm 1/09/14 4:12pm

A Celebration of Superheroes Staring at Costumes in Fancy Display Cases

Superheroes don't just wear costumes to disguise themselves — they take on a whole heroic identity by slapping on the spandex. So it's no wonder that supers like to keep their suits in elaborate glass cases, so they can stare at them and brood. Here are our favorite scenes of superheroes staring at costumes in cases. » 11/11/13 7:33pm 11/11/13 7:33pm