Science Fiction

Read up on the latest Science Fiction News, Reviews and Features from the team at CBR.


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War for the Nekron Is the Reboot Small Soldiers Deserves

Small Soldiers: War for the Nekron surprised audiences with an unexpected reboot of the movie, and it’s exactly what the series needs to revive it.

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10 Classic Sci-Fi Movies That Are Way Too Long

These classic science fiction films clearly needed room to tell their stories, but when looking at the runtimes, their length might be a little long.

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10 Best Sci-Fi Movies You've Probably Never Heard Of

While some sci-fi films like Star Wars are household names, other genre movies slip through the cracks but are still just as deserving of recognition.

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Madhouse's Summer 2023 Anime Is Black Mirror But Better

By focusing on artificial intelligence, The Gene Of AI, Madhouse's summer 2023 offering, presents a unique take on Black Mirror's tech-based horror.

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10 Sci-Fi TV Shows That Went Downhill In Their Final Season

The X-Files and Lost are among the most promising sci-fi shows that sadly fell off in their last seasons when it is crucial to maintain consistency.

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10 Best Sci-Fi Anthology Series Of All Time

Sci-fi anthology series like Black Mirror and The Outer Limits offer brief, startling doses of fantastic television.

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10 Best Science Fiction-Based DC Heroes

Superman came from Krypton, Green Lanterns patrol the cosmos, and many more DC Comics heroes thrive in the realm of science fiction.

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10 Best Science Fiction-Based Marvel Villains

From time-traveling conquerors like Kang to shapeshifting alien empires, Marvel Comics is no stranger to great sci-fi villains.

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Best Sci-Fi Shows To Watch On Hulu

Hulu offers many great sci-fi titles for streaming, including all-new series and old favorites like Firefly and Futurama.

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10 Best Sci-Fi Movies Directed By Women

The Matrix and Captain Marvel are just two sci-fi movies helmed by women and are some of the most groundbreaking in a genre unfairly dominated by men.

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10 Cringiest Sci-Fi Movie Tropes

Sci-fi movies like Star Wars and Tenet love to use the same tropes over and over, but viewers are done with them. These tropes should go.

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10 Best Sci-Fi TV Shows Based On Books

Some of the best sci-fi TV series like Apple TV's Silo and The Handmaid's Tale are adapted from equally great books.

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David Bowie's Sci-Fi Epic Humanizes Aliens to a Tragic Degree

David Bowie's The Man Who Fell to Earth explored a common sci-fi trope of humanizing aliens -- but did so from a uniquely tragic perspective.

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Best Sci-Fi Movies To Watch On Hulu

From futuristic robots to parallel worlds and alien hunters, Hulu has a variety of excellent science fiction movies sure to thrill any sci-fi fan.

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10 Darkest Stranger Things Episodes

Stranger Things isn't afraid to go into darker territory, with episodes focusing on Eleven's backstory, and Vecna's revenge.

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15 Sci-Fi Films That Bombed At The Box Office But Became Cult Classics

Box office success is rarely an indicator of a film's staying power, and many great sci-fi films have failed but gone on to be hailed as classics.

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15 Sci-Fi Movies With The Best Worldbuilding, Ranked

From Pacific Rim to Dune, many science-fiction movies thrive off of their elegant world-building and the lore they pack into every scene.

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10 Action Movies That Wasted Awesome Premises

A great premise alone is not enough to make an action movie great; it must deliver a film worthy of its ideas.

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10 Best Spanish-Language Sci-Fi Shows, Ranked

The bulk of Sci-fi shows are shot in English but Spanish-language shows like Offworld and The Girl From Yesterday are equally good.

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10 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 1950s

In the '50s, an endless array of new sci-fi films came out that would later be regarded as classics.