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Interview: Lucifer Has a Point, Says Mark Pellegrino, Who Played Him on SUPERNATURAL

01 February 2011

We talk to the actor who plays Lucifer on "Supernatural," Jacob on "Lost," and Bishop on "Being Human."

Ask the Oracle: Why Did it Take So Long to See the Aliens on V? Why is Yoda So Often Wrong?

01 February 2011

Fantasy-related questions from readers are answered.

Six Ideas We Desperately Need in Fantasy Film

30 January 2011

When our writer Joe Belcastro decided to ponder ways to improve fantasy film, his mind went waaay over the top. Which is why his ideas are so interesting.

SPARTACUS Episode Review (Pre-2): Hit the Ground Running … and Dismembering.

29 January 2011

After a talky beginning, the season picks up steam with an action-packed episode, with its patented combo of sex and violence, of course.

Everything Else That Can (and Probably WILL) Go Wrong with THE HOBBIT Movie

27 January 2011

The latest "Hobbit" problem? Peter Jackson has a perforated ulcer. Is there anything ELSE that can go wrong? You betcha!

The Tinder Box: Does Loving Fantasy Mean I Have to Romaniticize the Past?

27 January 2011

Many fantasy writers write about the past like it was superior to the present. It REALLY wasn't.

Riddle of the Grinning Dragon: The Face of FRIGHT NIGHT

27 January 2011

Our resident riddle master, the Grinning Dragon, tips his nostrils to a 1985 horror classic in this week's puzzle. Time yourself.

Is Fantasy More Friendly to Female Authors?

26 January 2011

A debate is currently raging in publishing circles about whether female authors get the credit they deserve. Are women more accepted in fantasy fiction -- and if so, why?

From the Palantir! Two Fantasy TV Shows Hit Big, and George R.R. Martin Has a “Road Map”

26 January 2011

Our latest fantasy news round-up puts to rest the "Matrix" rumors, and actresses vie to be Wonder Woman.

Ask the Oracle: Why Did Jane Badler REALLY Join V? How Did SPARTACUS Avoid the “Prequel Blues”?

24 January 2011

Fantasy-related questions from readers are answered.

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Ask the Oracle: Will Steven Spielberg’s TERRA NOVA be Any Good? How Many Exorcist Movies Have There Been?

Posted on 17 January 2011

Fantasy-related questions from readers are answered.

TERRA NOVA Will Present “Dinosaurs You’ve Never Seen Before”

Posted on 11 January 2011

The much-anticipated Steven Spielberg dinosaur/time travel TV show was presented to critics today — and it seems fairly conventional.

Interview: V’s Morena Baccarin Promises a Season of “Three Women Fighting for the Throne”

Posted on 11 January 2011

The actress who plays Anna on “V” says that all species still have to deal with their mothers!

Everything I Know I Learned From Dungeons & Dragons

Posted on 05 January 2011

Most people think of D&D as either an evil force or a harmless pastime. The truth is, it’s one of the most worthwhile things I’ve ever done.

Fantasy’s Best Pets, Familiars, and Animal Companions!

Posted on 01 December 2010

Where would fantasy heroes be without their animal companions? Exactly where the rest of us would be without our pets! We rank some of the most memorable animals in fantasy.

Second Fiddle No More! The (Changing) Role of the Sidekick

Posted on 11 November 2010

Sure, the “hero” gets top billing, but sometimes it’s the sidekick that has the more interesting journey. Here’s something else sidekicks share: once they step out of the hero’s shadow, they never go back.

The Tinder Box: What Ever Happened to Swords and Sorcery?

Posted on 03 November 2010

When did it become so fashionable to make fun of traditional fantasy tropes and conventions? And is that necessarily such a bad thing?

Ask the Oracle: Why (Specifically) Does Evil Never Really Die?

Posted on 01 November 2010

How did Voldemort, the White Witch, and Sauron manage to escape death to be reborn? And did they EVER die? CAN they die?

Review: FABLE 3 is a Pretty Great Game (with One Major Design Flaw)

Posted on 25 October 2010

Our review of the highly-anticipated fantasy game, released today (and a tip on how to avoid major heartache mid-game!).

Music for Slaying Orcs!

Posted on 20 October 2010

You’re a bard: it’s your job to sing the songs that will inspire an army. But exactly which songs to pick? You’re in luck! We have the perfect selections — for every possible orc-related opportunity!

And Another Thing! Angel, Spike, and Edward are Just Filthy Old Men!

Posted on 15 October 2010

Remember how we pointed out that Buffy, Sookie, and Bella are filthy necrophiliacs? Well, switch it around! What are these OLD, OLD MEN doing hanging around teenage girls?

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