science-fiction

The New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Wasn’t Worth It

‘Last Jedi’ star Kelly Marie Tran’s recent comments about the racism she experienced online is merely the latest reminder that a franchise hoping to renew itself ultimately undermined what could have been great about the new movies

An Oral History of C-3PO’s Penis — The Infamous Star Wars ‘Error Card’

The story behind that legendary 1977 Topps card that got all the other droids talking

Fry’s Dog: An Oral History of Futurama’s Best Episode and Most Heartbreaking Moment

‘Futurama’ had a number of surprisingly sincere moments, but none hit quite as hard as the Emmy-nominated ‘Jurassic Bark.’ Why did they do this to us?!

How ‘Lord of the Rings’ Shaped a Hopeless Generation

Two decades ago, our blind optimism dissolved as the real world fell into war. ‘Lord of the Rings’ became the ultimate millennial comfort viewing: a fantasy world in which the good guys actually win