- Cosgeek has posted a photo gallery of Steampunk Sweeties from about the web
- Super Hario Potter: “I finally got around to watching every Harry Potter film. Never saw them before, never read the books. Then it hit me. They have all the same powers as Mario.”
- Especially for St Andrew’s Day, in no particular order: 20 Sci-Fi Scots
- Interview: Daniel Craig Wants Skyfall To Be The “Perfect” James Bond Movie
- Interview: Jeremy Renner talks about The Avengers. He’s not a fan of purple tights. Go figure.
- Interview: John Landis Talks About His New Book, Monsters In The Movies
- News: The iconic chapel set against the graveyard that set the tone for the classic film Night of the Living Dead is about to be demolished if a former sound engineer on the film fails to raise enough money to have it restored.
- 50 Reasons We Miss Harry Potter
- Drew McWeeny muses at length on Muppets, Avengers, and The Age Of Fanfic.
- M. Night Shyamalan Joins Twitter, The Internet Responds
- Remaking Scifi Films: The Economic Argument
- TotalFilm remembers the 50 Greatest Batman Movie Moments
- ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ scene apparently caused two seizures… far fewer than predicted by critics.
- Interview: Angry Robot talks to author Peter Crowther of Darkness Falling
- Interview: Guys Can Read speaks with R.A. Salvatore
- Interview: Neil Gaiman returns to ‘Neverwhere’
- Interview: Watching the Watches: An Interview with Sergei Lukyanenko of the Night Watch books that were so successfully adapted for the big screen.
- Interview: What Fantasy Does Best: Lev Grossman Talks with Peter Orullian
- At The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik writes about The Lord of the Rings and its influence on young adult fantasy, how Tolkien’s fusing of the epic and the familiarly domestic brought us Eragon and Twilight. “Kids go to fantasy not for escape but for organization, and a little elevation; since life is like this already, they imagine that it might be still like this but more magical.”
- The future is now: Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ finally an e-book
- Interview: Out-of-Character Stephen Colbert talks to Neil deGrasse Tyson
- How To Build a Beacon: If we can’t find aliens, let’s help aliens find us.
- The Great Silence: E.T. is out there. Why can’t we find him?
- Soft robotics are inspired by animals which don’t have hard internal skeletons, like squid, worms, and starfish. Developed at Harvard, with funding from DARPA, this particular soft robot, “not only walks, it knows several different gaits and can deflate to stuff itself through tiny little gaps.” Another design here, and another (also), and another. In addition to movement, soft robotics can also be used for grip. More information about the Harvard lab is available here (with a student describing the research here).
- I didn’t think anything would top last year’s winner of the Zombie Safe House competition open to designers from all over, but this years winner really made me wish that the Vagabond portable zombie safe house was a real thing. If nothing else it would make for some awesome camping trips.
- Interview: Chandler Riggs about his experiences on The Walking Dead
- 7 Life Lessons You Can Learn From ‘Star Trek’
- Shape offers this piece on losing weight and eating healthy based on tips from this season of The Walking Dead
- You Can Now Actually Buy The Office’s Dunder Mifflin Paper
- 10 of the Greatest Comic Book Video Games
- “Lately, one of my favorite parts of Skyrim are the in-game books. At any time, you can pull a book off the shelf, and get a nice fresh slice of lore to go along with your hearty adventures. I’ve even gone so far as to break into houses in the middle of the night just to read their books.” — So says the blogger who decided to extract all 1000+ pages of text contained in the books of Skyrim and format them for EPUB and Kindle.”
- This isn’t just a video of Felicia Day playing video games. It’s Felicia Day playing the DLC that features the character she created and portrayed in her official Dragon Age web series.