Happy Birthday HR Giger, the Artist of Alien

HR Giger’s artwork is some of the most frightening I’ve ever seen. It’s brilliantly done, but I’d hate to be on the wrong drugs looking at it. Now the man who gave us the nightmarish visions of Alien has turned 74 years old.

A Salute to the Creator of Alien

September 30, the same date we lost James Dean, is also the birthday of a man who changed science fiction forever: Dan O’Bannon, the screenwriter of Alien and Total Recall.

Pacific Rim's For Women Too

Well, the box office verdict is finally in on Pacific Rim, and it came in third (THIRD!) to the latest painfully unfunny Adam Sandler comedy, and Despicable Me 2. This is a dark day for geeks, because this is Guillermo Del Toro’s long awaited return to movies, and the better films like Pacific Rim perform at the box office, the less we have to suffer through the latest from Adam Sandler.

Celebrating Star Wars Day

How many of us even knew there was even such a thing as Star Wars Day? Well there is indeed a Star Wars day, May 4, and considering it’s so close to Cinco De Mayo, perhaps it’s a big party day for geeks.

Old School genre toys return

How many of us wish we still had our old Star Wars toys, especially when we found out how much we could sell them for today?

Will we ever see a Blade Runner sequel?

The planned sequel to Blade Runner is an odd thing. Ridley Scott had only made two sci-fi movies in his life, Alien and Blade Runner, but he finally went back to the Alien universe with Prometheus.

Ridley Scott's new project is Mind MGMT

Alien. Prometheus. And now... Mind MGMT.

Aliens: Colonial Marines trailer searches the wreckage

SEGA and Gearbox Software have released a new story-trailer for their upcoming action game based on the classic Alien franchise.

Plotting the Sequel to Prometheus

While it hit theaters to a mixed reception this summer, there’s definitely a lot of Prometheus fans out there who would certainly love to see more.

Destiny is Bungie's new franchise

The creator of the wildly popular Halo franchise has confirmed the development of a new genre game titled Destiny.

Prometheus - before and after

There was quite a bit of speculation about what form Prometheus would take be before it was finally released. Was it indeed an Alien prequel? Would it be Alien influenced, but still remain its own unique story?

The creepy merch of Alien

When Star Wars revolutionized movie merchandising, a lot of films tried to follow suit. The toys turned into a huge bonanza for George Lucas and became a big additional revenue stream.

Review: The vibrance of Alien - The Illustrated Story

A new remastered printing of the original graphic novel is out - and it definitely stands up to the test of time.

The heads of Prometheus: The Art of the Film

With Prometheus only just finishing up a successful box-office run, and soon coming to Blu-ray, an art book is a good home companion to the film.

Repairing Prometheus: Part 4 - a troublesome android

Sacrificing characters in the name of 'meaning' leaves you with neither.

Repairing Prometheus: Part 3 - "Science Hurts!"

The film would have more easily reached its potential if the characters weren't as dumb as rocks.

What went wrong behind the scenes of Prometheus?

Prometheus should have been one of the greatest films of the decade, yet it fell flat for many fans. Original screenwriter for the film, Jon Spaihts, offers some insight into what happened.  

Blade Runner and Alien universes may be the same

An extra on the Prometheus Blu-ray indicates that Sir Peter Weyland once knew Dr. Eldon Tyrell.

Prometheus Engineer speaks in deleted scene

20th Century Fox has released a new clip for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller Prometheus as a teaser for the upcoming Blu-ray release.

Prometheus clip smokes belligerently

20th Century Fox has released a new promotional clip for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller Prometheus.