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April 30: This day in sci-fi history

Today in sci-fi history, we have a real doozy.

Things get frosty for the Doctor and Bill in Doctor Who's 'Thin Ice'
Doctor Who -

We dig into the latest episode of Doctor Who, "Thin Ice," which takes the Doctor and Bill to 1814 London, where the Thames has frozen over and a big sea creature lurks before the ice.

Venus reveals a provocative new mystery

Volcanoes on the Venusian surface may mirror phenomena on the early Earth.

April 29: This day in sci-fi history

We welcomed a ... Thing ... into the world. 

Baby Groot gets marooned in new preview for Marvel's I Am Groot

Check out this springtime fresh look at Baby Groot in his own new solo comic book series.

Syfy's May Movie Preview: Pirates! Aliens! Guardians!
May Movie Preview

We take a look at May movies and their trailers with the return of some big franchises (Guardians of the Galaxy, Aliens, Pirates of the Carribean), some tiny horror movies and one very cool looking documentary. 

Image(s) of the Day: New Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets poster + still

Here's a vivid new one-sheet for Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

The Vampire Chronicles in development as TV series at Paramount

Plans for a Vampire Chronicles TV series have been brewing for a while, and now the project has finally landed a studio.

Kevin Feige finally explains the in-story reason Stan Lee pops up in every Marvel movie

As expected, comic legend Stan Lee pops up in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for his umpteenth cameo in a Marvel movie. But is there something more cosmic afoot?

Exclusive: Creator Terence Krey riffs on Buffy and digs into season 2 of his lo-fi comic horror web series, Graves
Graves Web Series

Creator Terence Krey talks about season 2 of his comic horror web series, Graves, and tells us about its Buffy connection in this exclusive interview with Syfy Wire.

Hear George R. R. Martin read his Marvel fan letter from 1963

GRRM re-reads his first published work, a gushing Marvel fan letter from 1963.

Hook reimagined as a Peter Pan horror movie actually works really well

Steven Spielberg’s Hook is a modern classic, casting Robin Williams as an adult Peter Pan who has to reconnect with his inner child and return to Neverland when his children are kidnapped. But, what if they turned the focus back on Dustin Hoffman's Captain Hook?

Watch: Nick Frost talks Into the Badlands, what's to come in Season 2

If you’re not watching AMC’s Into the Badlands, you’re missing one of the best shows on television. So, we caught up with co-star Nick Frost to talk about what’s coming next.

Newly announced Superman vs the KKK won't be your typical superhero flick

The film tells the real-life story of the creation of Superman and the 1947 radio drama where he took on the Klan. 

Sweet/Vicious axed by MTV and it's a damn shame

The groundbreaking action-comedy-drama has been canceled, but the show's creator isn't giving up hope.

Black and white Logan version regenerating in theaters for one night showing
logan black and white

How will all that blood show up without the color red?

Stuff We Love: 3D printing artist creates gorgeous armor fit for a queen

3D printing artist uses science to make magic.

Watch: American Gods' Orlando Jones on reuniting with Bryan Fuller, playing Mr. Nancy

The live-action take on Neil Gaiman’s American Gods promises to be one of the buzziest shows of the year, so we caught up with co-star Orlando Bloom about what it’s like for a hardcore Gaiman fan to actually land his dream role.

Who Won the Week Episode 73: The Handmaid's Tale, Marvel Legacy, and more

Hulu's dystopian series debuts, Marvel gets set to hit the reset button, and M. Night Shyamalan is going back to Unbreakable. We break it all down in our look at the top stories from the week in geek.

Who Won the Week Episode 73: The Handmaid's Tale, Marvel Legacy, and more

Hulu's dystopian series debuts, Marvel gets set to hit the reset button, and M. Night Shyamalan is going back to Unbreakable. We break it all down in our look at the top stories from the week in geek.

New adaptation of Stephen King's Firestarter in the works from Blumhouse and Akiva Goldsman

Yet another new Stephen King adaptation is on the way.

Watch: Tour the DC Comics offices, complete with a whole lot of rare merch

Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to walk the halls of DC Comics and peruse the company's massive stockpile of comics? Well, wonder no more.

Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword gets a treasure trove of new stills

The stylized fantasy adventure brings the Arthurian legend to life like never before.

This is how you'd actually hear things on Mars

Surprisingly, sound on the Red Planet isn’t so sci-fi.

Vin Diesel claims James Gunn wants a Rocket and Groot spinoff, and we hope he's not lying

There’s no denying Guardians of the Galaxy is the breakout success of the MCU. With the second film poised to make a boatload of money in the US. next weekend (and already piling up stacks internationally), star Vin Diesel claims there could be the germ of a spinoff brewing.

Exclusive: Kevin Alejandro on Lucifer's return, on playing Detective Douche and having 'cop face'
Lucifer - Kevin Alejandro

Actor Kevin Alejandro talks exclusively with Syfy Wire about Lucifer's spring return, about playing "Detective Douche" and about having "cop face."

Star Trek: Discovery cast adds Frequency, BSG alums
Rekha Sharma/Kenneth Mitchell

Shazad Latif leaves the Klingon Empire for Starfleet, Jericho's Kenneth Mitchell steps into Latif's role as Kol, Rekha Sharma heads security, and two new Klingon leaders joining the cast of Star Trek: Discovery.

Must-read sci-fi and fantasy novels for May

Not sure what genre novels to pick up in May? We can help, check out our list of recommendations for science fiction and fantasy novels releasing in May.

Image of the Day: A riot of R2s breaks out at Star Wars Celebration

Behold this outstanding array of astromechs from Star Wars Celebration in Orlando.

In Defense of 2010: The Year We Make Contact

Why the sequel to Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is every bit as enthralling as its predecessor. 

Clive Barker's Rawhead Rex scores new 4K restoration and Blu-ray release

The robust ravager Rawhead Rex is getting a prestige series Ultra HD remaster and home video release.

Stretch out on this comfy, custom new Star Wars Dewback couch

Here's some geeky Star Wars furniture to spruce up your man cave or girl grotto.

10 reasons why 2001: A Space Odyssey is still the greatest sci-fi movie of all time

It was 49 years ago this month that a movie came out and changed the course of sci-fi cinema.

Two new Wonder Woman trailers, courtesy of Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot

Actual wonder women Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins shared two new Wonder Woman trailers last night, giving us lots of new footage.

TV Recap: The Handmaid's Tale shifts from drama to horror

Just when you think things can't get worse...yup, they get worse. 

NASA might run out of space suits before we can get to Mars

With all the focus on developing everything from the space ships to the rockets that will eventually get us to Mars, it seems another piece of the puzzle has fallen by the wayside.

The rover in Alien: Covenant is real, and was actually designed to go to space

The exploratory rover used by the crew in Alien: Covenant looks like it’d be more than capable of taking a cruise around an alien planet. Turns out, there’s a good reason.

The Last Jedi's Rian Johnson is not involved with Episode IX

Back when Rian Johnson landed the gig to direct Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there were initial reports he would also be contributing to the script for Star Wars: Episode IX. But that’s apparently not the case.

Exclusive: Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani on being CEO, Dinesh's new love interest, and his Masters of the Universe crush

Actor Kumail Nanjiani reveals who plays Dinesh's love interest in Silicon Valley Season 4, and teases the return of his X-Files podcast. Also: Who should his Funko Pop! team up with from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe?

April 28: This day in sci-fi history

It was on this day in 1968 that Arthur C. Clarke published 2001: A Space Odyssey. The novel was written in conjunction with Stanley Kubrick while the film version was being made but ultimately it was Clarke who became known as the author of the novel because a lot of the overall project was based on his original short stories. In 1982, Clarke wrote 2010: Odyssey Two, and the novel was made into the film sequel by Peter Hyams in 1984. Also, 2001: A Space Odyssey is actually in limited run in some theatres this weekend.

Cassini's (first) deep dive above Saturn's clouds
Saturn's north pole in color

Cassini took the first of nearly two dozen deep dives above the cloud tops of Saturn on April 26, 2017, and it took spectacular images of the storms raging on the ringed planet.

Exclusive: Samira Wiley on her defiant 'badass' character in The Handmaid's Tale

The Orange Is the New Black scene-stealer tells us about the her newest "badass" character: Moira in Hulu's The Handmaiden's Tale.

Exclusive: Flintstones writer Mark Russell previews the Galactic Neighborhood Association in Issue 11

Writer Mark Russell teases a hipster's invasion, and Gazoo's face-off against the Galactic Neighborhood Association in this exclusive preview of The Flintstones #11 by DC Comics.

Bill Nye educates fans on the science of Stranger Things

Here's a scientific examination of the dimension-warping ideas presented in Netflix's Stranger Things.

Exclusive: Director Steven Shainberg on torturing Noomi Rapace in his new horror film, Rupture
Rupture - Noomi Rapace

Director Steven Shainberg tells Syfy Wire about his odd new horror film, Rupture, and what scares him most.

Watch: Touring the DC Comics Archives with Dan DiDio

So many wonderful treasures in DC's own Fortress of Solitude. 

Offred gets to know the Commander a little LESS intimately in The Handmaid's Tale Episode 2

Offred gets infantilized and sexualized in the same scene.

Rumor of the day: Robert Zemeckis being courted to direct big screen Flash

Warner Bros. has run into more than a few roadblocks getting The Flash to the big screen, but a new rumor indicates the studio might be eyeing a film legend to get the project back on track.

Check out this new Xenomorph Mr. Potato Head and Alien nesting dolls

In space, no one can hear you scream play with this new Xenomorph Mr. Potato Head or these cool Alien nesting dolls.

Beyond Batgirl and Nightwing: 9 legacy heroes that need the movie treatment

Batgirl and Nightwing could (and should) just be the beginning of legacy heroes coming to the big screen, and we have 10 more we'd like to see make it next.