This has been a tough year. Pop culture let us down in many ways, even as our political system and our social institutions revealed a deeper seam of ugliness. But speculative fiction still offers us hope: not just optimism about human ingenuity, but actual reasons to look forward and keep our heads up.
Entertainment Weekly held their annual “Women Who Kick Ass” panel at Comic-Con. The guests included Kathy Bates from American Horror Story, Gal Gadot, who’s playing Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman, Gwendoline Christie who plays Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones, Jenna Coleman of Doctor Who and Hayley Atwell from …
One bar in Brooklyn is doing their part to protest the wage gap—charging ladies 77 percent of their bar tab.
Patrick Macnee, who just died, embodied the ultimate gentleman adventurer for millions of people. As John Steed in The Avengers, he proved that an old-school gent could be ready for anything—whether it be robot killing machines, or a tough, self-assured lady in a catsuit.
He used to be so cool and unpredictable. He would breeze into a complicated situation and make it simple through the razor-sharp power of his intellect. But lately, he’s gotten dull, performing the same party trick over and over. The “smartest man in the room” is overexposed lately, and he needs a vacation.
For the first time in six years, Doctor Who has enlisted a woman to write an episode. SIX. YEARS.
Some heroes bare their souls in the midst of their epic adventures. And some heroes just bare, well, everything. Science fiction and fantasy is full of hilariously weird moments of naked truth — and here are the 19 funniest nude scenes of all time. It's work-safe!
The Downton Abbey dog, Isis, might be written off because her name is the same as the bloody terrorist organization. The group famous for beheadings wasn’t around in the 1920s, when the series is set, but that hasn’t stopped other TV shows from editing their stories in favor of sensitivity.
Beyoncé and JayZ pulled a Bill Murray and surprised the holy hell out of a couple in Italy. Yoncé and Jay were on vacation in Portofino, Italy on Saturday when they stumbled upon a wedding (that really looks completely lovely, by the way). Via Us Weekly:
After the premiere of the new Doctor Who, featuring a same-sex kiss between a humanoid lizard woman and her human wife, a handful of people complained to the UK's communications regulator. The regulator's reply, basically: Yeah, no one cares.
We all talk about the Bechdel Test all the time, because it's so simple: Does a story have two women who talk to each other, about something other than a man? But almost every time it comes up, we all dismiss it, because it's too simple or too arbitrary. But actually, the Bechdel Test is more important than anyone…
It took fifty years, but the world is finally getting a Doctor Who porno parody. It's called... long, tired sigh... "Doctor Whore — The XXX Parody." The teaser logo, as you can see, replaces the TARDIS with a shiny, jizzing dick.
You probably already worship Dame Judi Dench for her many amazing performances in everything from James Bond movies to British comedies like As Time Goes By. But have you seen her wild performance in the trippy 1968 Midsummer Night's Dream? Warning: Possibly NSFW.
Let's all speculate irrationally and draw a bunch of insane conclusions and make a fuckton of gifs about this random comment from Steven Moffat about possibly putting The Doctor on Sherlock!
This year's science fiction and fantasy television delivered amazing highs and terrible lows. But what were the most brilliant scenes, and what were the most horrific? We've rounded them up the year's best moments, along with some of the absolute worst. Spoilers ahead...
Everybody loves teenage heroes. Grown-ups and teens alike snarf young-adult novels. Katniss is owning the cineplex. But which kind of teen protagonist offers the most escapist bang for your buck? Here's our survey of the 10 types of teen hero, ranked by pure wish-fulfillment.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Former 'Doctors' form the classic series 'Doctor Who' (L-R) Tom Baker (1974-1981), Peter Davison (1981-1984), Colin Baker (1984-1986), Sylvester McCoy (1987-1989, 1996) and current Doctor Matt Smith (2010-present) pose at the 'Doctor Who 50th Celebration' event in the ExCeL centre on…
Oh what's this? NBD just your full, complete Doctor Who Anniversary Schedule. Whatevs; not that people are all that excited about the anniversary special around here or anything. Prolly not even anything anybody's gonna care about. Nope. Not one bit. Plus, here's a new trailer.
Time Lord #5 has recently given an interview saying the Doctor should never be a woman, which is a bit confusing. Prior to Peter Capaldi being named the 12th Doctor, there was a huge, raging, nasty debate about whether or not 12 should mark a change in the 50-year run of white dudes playing the time- and…