Sci-Fi

Video of the Day: Phoenix CC Star Wars v Star Trek Commercial + Trek Celebs Celebrate Star Wars Day

Today, May 4th, is also known as "Star Wars Day," which is why you may see all sorts of "May the Fourth Be With You" greetings today on social media. In honor of that we share a new commercial for this month’s Phoenix Comic Con which takes on Star Trek v Star Wars. We also look at how some Trek celebs are with the force today, and more Star Trek/Wars connections.



JJ Abrams Sponsoring Young Filmmakers Contest For Super 8 + Talks About Young Actors in Star Trek & Super 8

To promote Super 8, a movie about some 1970s kids who discover something while shooting a movie, Star Trek director JJ Abrams is sponsoring a contest for aspiring (under 18) filmmakers. Watch a video of Abrams explaining how you can get your big break, plus he compares Super 8 and Star Trek actors, and also talks film influences.


FedCon Day 2: Bakula On Star Trek 2009 & Promised Enterprise Movies + Sirits On Crashing Enterprise(s) + Robbie McNeill, Paul McGillion & Richard Dean Anderson

Friday was epic at FedCon XX with Scott Bakula talking about JJ Abrams Star Trek and promised Enterprise movies, Marina Sirtis explaining crashing the two USS Enterprises, Paul McGillion lobbying for return to Star Trek, Robert Duncan McNeill and Garrett Wang bantering and Richard Dean Anderson talking about hopes of a collaboration with Jonathan Frakes. Dive in for all the details below. 


Sci-Fi TV Saturday: Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Fringe, Stargate Universe, Falling Skies, Wonder Woman + more

In Sci-Fi TV this week, we have news on the early season two renewal of Game of Thrones, updates on the Wonder Woman pilot, Leonard Nimoy discussing Fringe, season six of Doctor Who begins, plus we get an extended look at Steven Spielberg’s upcoming TNT series Falling Skies. All that plus much more, including the latest television ratings, and new images and video previews.


Sci-Fi TV Update: de Lancie To Guest On Torchwood: Miracle Day + Stargate TV/DVD Movies Shut Down

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s enigmatic Q John De Lancie is headed to another sci-fi series, this time the new season of Torchwood titled "Torchwood: Miracle Day". And in other sci-fi TV news, the Stargate franchise seems to have been completely put to an end (or at least hibernation) with the announcement that all Stargate DVD movie projects (including one with Voyager’s Bob Picardo) have been stopped.


New Previews For Orci/Kurtzman/Lindelof’s Cowboys & Aliens + Leonard Nimoy on Fringe

Last night if you watched American Idol on FOX you would have caught previews of a couple of things related to the world of Star Trek. First was the new trailer for Cowboys & Aliens, written by Star Trek writer/producers Orci, Kurtzman and Lindelof. In addition there was another preview for tonight’s episode of Fringe that could explain the interesting way Leonard Nimoy will be appearing. Watch both below.



Sci-Fi Movies Tuesday: Man of Steel, Dark Knight Rises, Planet of the Apes, Iron Man 3, The Hobbit, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, Tron 3 + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column Superman gets his Zod, Batman keeps his secrets,  the Justice League begins to form, Planet of the Apes gets a new title, The Hobbit increases its shutter speed, X-Men reveals an opening, Tron goes old school, Green Lantern shows off footage and much more including the latest casting bites, images and videos.



Sci-Fi TV Thursday: Doctor Who, Torchwood, Fringe, Smallville, Futurama, Wonder Woman, The Walking Dead, V + more

Sci-Fi TV is back with updates on your favorite shows including updates on the new seasons of Doctor Who and Torchwood, a look at the improved Wonder Woman costume, renewal news for Futurama, Fringe and Archer, casting news for Smallville and more, including a look at the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Stan Lee animated series The Governator. All that plus much more, including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews.



UPDATED: Jonathan Frakes: CBS Turned Down My Star Trek TV Series + Talks ‘Sad Moments’ With Trek & more

Last week we reported on your chance to ask Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes questions online. Now Current TV has posted the answers, including the former Riker talking about his saddest Star Trek memories. We also have a preview of the Frakes-directed episode of Bar Karma airing tomorrow and the Frakes-directed TV movie Truth Be Told airing next weekend. [UPDATED: New comments from Frakes on his rejected Star Trek TV series]



Jonathan Frakes Directs Episode Of Sci-Fi Show ‘Bar Karma’ + Behind Scenes Video + Ask Frakes Questions Online

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes has got involved with a new sci-fi series which touts itself as the "first community-developed TV series". Frakes has directed an upcoming latest episode of the Current TV series Bar Karma (and cast his wife as a guest star). Watch behind the scenes video below, plus find out how you can submit online questions for Frakes.



FOX Renews Fringe With Full Season Order + Star Trek: DS9 Reference On Hawaii Five-0

Fringe, the FOX sci-fi show from Star Trek’s JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, has been renewed for a fourth season. Despite lower ratings and a move to Friday, Fox is still firmly behind the show, giving it a full season order. Plus Orci and Kurtzman’s other TV show had an extended Star Trek reference on it this week. All the details below


Sci-Fi Movies Tuesday: Superman, Captain America, The Hobbit, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Wolverine, Robocop + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column Superman gets a daddy and reveals more details, The Hobbit starts filming, Robocop and Daredevil pick up a directors while Wolverine loses one, and more details including Captain America synopsis and image. All that plus the latest casting bites, images and videos.


Sci-Fi TV Thursday: Fringe, V, Game of Thrones, Terra Nova, Supernatural, Sandman + more [UPDATE: First Look at Wonder Woman]

In Sci-Fi TV this week we take a look at the future prospects Supernatural, Fringe and V, find out what to expect with Game of Thrones, prepare to wait longer for Terra Nova, check out some set images from Wonder Woman, get renewal news for Being Human and the other Being Human.  All that and more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews. [UPDATE: First look at Wonder Woman]


Simon Pegg Talks Excitement & Secrecy For Star Trek 2012 + Confirms Set Aside August/September To Shoot

Simon Pegg, Star Trek’s new Scotty, has been on big promotional tour for his new sci-fi comedy Paul, opening this weekend in the USA. And along the way he has talked a bit more about the buzz on the Star Trek sequel. He has also confirmed when Paramount has asked him to set aside time to shoot it.


Sci-Fi Movies Saturday: Tron, Superman, Conan, Green Lantern, Prometheus, The Avengers, Star Wars, The Hobbit + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we watch the just released Tron "epilogue", find out who is the new Martha Kent, get lots of peeks at the new Conan, learn about Green Lantern’s new suit, get surprised about Blade Runner sequel/prequel talk, find out about more the Alien/Prometheus connection, and mark our calendars for Star Wars in 3D.  Plus much more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.



Sci-Fi TV Thursday: The Walking Dead, True Blood, Wonder Woman, Smallville, SGU, Fringe, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Terra Nova + more

In Sci-Fi TV this week we learn more about Leonard Nimoy’s return to Fringe, hear from Brannon Braga about his time-travel series Terra Nova, find out how the SGU writers hope to wrap it up post cancellation, get some True Blood spoilers, get more Wonder Woman casting, and catch up with all the rest of your genre faves. All that plus latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews.


Sci-Fi Movies Saturday: The Amazing Spider-Man, Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, THOR, X-Men: First Class, Ghostbusters 3 + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column brings new looks and news for the upcoming Superman and Spider-man reboots. There is also a big update and previews from Thor, an Alien tie-in for Prometheus, and details on X-Men First Class. All that plus more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos, including a peek at an alien from Green Lantern.



Sci-Fi TV Sunday: Wonder Woman, Smallville, Fringe, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Universe + more

In Sci-Fi TV this week there is a Lex-errific update for the Smallville finale, a Wonder Woman has been cast, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome starts shooting while Stargate Universe schedules its exit, Fringe hits a rating bump. We have all that more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews.


Sci-Fi Movies Thursday: Captain America, Superman, The Hobbit, X-Men: First Class, Cowboys & Aliens, The Dark Knight Rises, Fantastic Voyage, Ender’s Game + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column you can lap up all the genre movie Superbowl commercials, learn more about Captain America, ponder the latest Superman rumors, get your first glimpse of the Hobbit cast, hear Roberto Orci talk Enders Game (hey isn’t he supposed to be writing & producing some other movie?), and watch how Patrick Stewart has been replaced with a young actor in the X-Men prequel trailer. All that plus more, including the latest casting bites, and even more images and videos.



Sci-Fi TV Tuesday: V, Smallville, Terra Nova, Transformers: Prime, Battlestar Galactica, Fringe + more

It is time to catch up on all the hot news in the world of Sci-Fi TV. Today we start off with the first trailer from Braga’s time travel show Terra Nova and lots of details on Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. Plus in season finale news, Smallville (series) finale gets super-sized and V is going out with a cliff-hanger. We have all that and more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and tones of new images and video previews.