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The Portalist's Guide to Getting into Star Wars

Want to get into this Star Wars thing, but don't know where to start? The Portalist has got your back.

10 Major Differences Between The Walking Dead Comics and the Show

10 Major Differences Between The Walking Dead Comics and the Show

The Walking Dead TV series has diverged from its source material in some major ways.

What to Watch While You Wait for the “Assassin’s Creed” Movie

What to Watch While You Wait for the “Assassin’s Creed” Movie

Assassin's Creed has a chance to finally prove that movies based on video games can be quality entertainment.

Interview: Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire Face Their Fears in “A.D.: After Death”

Interview: Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire Face Their Fears in “A.D.: After Death”

Like most of us humans, Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire are pretty afraid of death.

It’s Time to Stop Fearing the Reboot: 6 Reboots We’d Actually Like to See

It’s Time to Stop Fearing the Reboot: 6 Reboots We’d Actually Like to See

Nothing can destroy the glory of our favorite films, and the chance to see some killer sequels and reboots is pretty tantalizing.

“Steven Universe” Is the Perfect Cartoon for Adults

“Steven Universe” Is the Perfect Cartoon for Adults

Rebecca Sugar’s gay sci-fi masterpiece has achieved what some thought was impossible: a show kids and their parents can enjoy together in harmony.

Player-Created Maps for “Minecraft” Inspired by Sci-Fi and Fantasy Worlds

Player-Created Maps for “Minecraft” Inspired by Sci-Fi and Fantasy Worlds

Explore maps for Minecraft that feature Middle Earth, Hogwarts, or galaxies far, far, away.

How Battlestar Galactica Brought Me Back to Earth

Sometimes, the option for escapism becomes a need: when my sister died, I needed it. Desperately.

The 6 Best Alien Movies Like Arrival

Here are six of the best alien movies out there that take a fresh, intelligent look at what might happen when aliens finally visit our corner of the galaxy.

7 Classic Fantasy Games that Revolutionized the Genre

These classic, standout games deserve recognition for helping the genre level up.

5 Times “Sailor Moon” Taught Me the Difference Between Empowerment and Strength

5 Times “Sailor Moon” Taught Me the Difference Between Empowerment and Strength

If Usagi has taught us anything, it's this: Being vulnerable is not a flaw.

10 Menacing Characters from Sci-Fi We Never Want to Meet

We’re more than grateful that these villains are fictitious…

8 Fictional Modes of Transport Way Better Than Taking the Bus

8 Fictional Modes of Transport Way Better Than Taking the Bus

You’ll never need to race for a subway seat again.

Superman Isn’t Boring — He’s Just Like Us

Superman Isn’t Boring — He’s Just Like Us

Sure, he's invincible, but Superman deals with personal problems just like the rest of us.

5 Comics So Perfect We Hope They Never Get a Movie Adaptation

5 Comics So Perfect We Hope They Never Get a Movie Adaptation

I’ve got a few comics that I hope never make it to the big screen—for reasons you might not expect.

“No Man’s Sky” is the Controversial Future of Virtual Tourism

“No Man’s Sky” is the Controversial Future of Virtual Tourism

Now that Hello Games has opened the door, it’s up to other developers to fully realize the possibilities.

So Say We All: A Look at the Awesome Science of “Battlestar Galactica”

Twelve years later, Battlestar Galactica still feels novel—thanks in part to the series' scientific accuracy.

8 Must-Play Sci-Fi and Fantasy Board Games

Science fiction and fantasy elements have been invading board games for almost as long as there have been board games at all, and it's not hard to see why.