science-fiction

Are the Beastie Boys Secretly Gods in the Star Trek Universe?

How can a 20th century band write songs namechecking half the crew of the Starship Enterprise without anyone in the future noticing? There’s only one (extremely convoluted) explanation.

The Sexy Sci-Fi Origins of the Chupacabra Legend

Just how did a hot, half-naked alien end up killing livestock in Puerto Rico? Here’s the likely truth about the vampiric, sheep-mutilating chupacabra

Here’s What 2020 Looked Like to the Sci-Fi Writers of 1974

In the early 1970s, eight science-fiction writers tried to imagine what the far-flung year of 2020 would look like. They ended up being both wrong and right.

Can the New ‘Dune’ Stand With the Best of Giant-Worm Cinema?

The 1980s gave us unforgettable mega-worms, and they’re gonna be hard to top