New Yorker Reminds You To Keep Installing The Patches For Your Bible

If the Bible was a piece of software, the constant version updates and theological revisions would probably result in something as buggy as heck. The New Yorker's Megan Amram gives a pretty hilarious look at the version-control challenges in the Good Book, and it's enough to make Windows 8 look good. » 11/21/14 7:12pm Friday 7:12pm

Vampire Diaries Finally Acquires A Plot... And It's A Pretty Decent One

Only eight episodes into the season, The Vampire Diaries has finally spun up its might plot engine to give us some actual stakes, beyond just whether Damon and Elena will be together. And the good news is? It's actually a pretty good plot, that justifies a lot of the slow buildup. Spoilers ahead... » 11/21/14 4:50pm Friday 4:50pm

Why Doesn't Robert Wise Get More Props As A Science Fiction Director?

When people talk about the great directors in science fiction, names like Kubrick and Spielberg get bandied about... but Robert Wise seldom gets enough love. The director of The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Andromeda Strain and Star Trek: The Motion Picture deserves more attention, argues Den of Geek. » 11/21/14 4:00pm Friday 4:00pm

In The Brilliant New Hunger Games Film, Katniss Can't Escape The Arena

The third movie in the Hunger Games series is supposed to be the one where the frame pulls back and reveals a bigger world than the teen arena of the first two. Instead, Mockingjay Part 1 does something more daring: it shows how all of the dystopian land of Panem is just the Arena writ large. Minor spoilers ahead... » 11/21/14 9:00am Friday 9:00am

Will Uber's Latest Scandal Finally Make People Worry About Big Data?

For years, people have warned about corporations collecting your personal data. But no matter how much people insist that Google knows too much about you, we're willing to sacrifice privacy for convenience. Could the latest revelations about Uber finally get people angry enough to do something about rampant data… » 11/20/14 4:41pm Thursday 4:41pm

Who's The Best (Or Worst) Brand New Character In An Existing Universe?

Stories change over time, and characters get added or subtracted every time a story is retold. And sometimes, an existing universe gains a new character who adds something special. Or not so special. Who's the best (or worst) brand new addition to an existing group of characters? » 11/20/14 2:47pm Thursday 2:47pm

Olly Moss Releases Three Breathtaking Wilderness Posters

These utterly gorgeous posters don't celebrate Star Wars or other classic films the way some of our favorite Olly Moss posters have. But they're still incredibly beautiful and will fill you with a love of the great outdoors. And they're on sale for four days. » 11/20/14 12:18pm Thursday 12:18pm

10 Characters Who Should Have Read The Damn Instruction Manual

Sometimes you get hold of a nifty new piece of gear, and you just want to try it out without wasting time with the manual. After all, what's the worst that could happen? A lot, it turns out. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy stories where people didn't read the instructions... with disastrous results. » 11/20/14 10:17am Thursday 10:17am

Last Night's Person Of Interest Packed Two Huge Scary Cliffhangers

One of the things we've always loved about Person of Interest has been the way it juggles its global "artificial intelligence" and its local "urban organized crime" storylines. And last night's episode was a great example of this, with stories in which two of our favorite characters were exposed due to the power of… » 11/19/14 5:46pm Wednesday 5:46pm

An Unexpectedly Moving Scene From Last Night's The Originals

I had some severe doubts about the latest bizarre plot twist on The Originals, but the show actually pulled out a surprising twist that made it actually quite powerful. Every once in a while, Joseph Morgan brings out a gentle, mournful side to Klaus and it's hard not to be affected. See for yourself. Spoilers ahead... » 11/18/14 5:30pm Tuesday 5:30pm

Peter Capaldi Turned Down The Chance To Audition For The Eighth Doctor

Back when Doctor Who was coming back from oblivion as an American TV movie in 1996, Peter Capaldi was asked to audition for the role of the Eighth Doctor, and he turned it down... because he knew he wouldn't get it. » 11/18/14 6:50pm Tuesday 6:50pm