"Men and women serve in the same platoon," DeKnight said. "It's an R-rated, military show set in the future [and they're] fighting aliens on different planets." As it stands now, each season of the show will take place on a different world.

Will This Sci-Fi Heroine Be The Next Ripley?
Fans of Ellen Ripley, rejoice: Starz’s new drama “Incursion” will revolve around another formidable sci-fi heroine.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is "in the vein of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Inception". Exact plot details are being kept under wraps but Depp is believed to be playing a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a super-computer after his death.

Morgan Freeman to star opposite Johnny Depp in new sci-fi film ‘Transcendence’
It’s the first film directed by longtime Christopher Nolan collaborator Wally Pfister

It's a very different thing to take the Wild West iconography and tropes, and graft a fantastical narrative onto them. Even when it works creatively, as in the case of Firefly, it's just a tough concept to sell to an audience. And for every Firefly, there are tons of science fiction and fantasy outings like Jonah Hex and Cowboys and Aliens.

The Real Reason Why Science Fiction Westerns Are Such a Hard Sell
On Monday, Syfy launches its $100 million show Defiance, which is full of Wild West tropes, and this summer we’re getting the fantasy-oriented Lone Ranger. Lately, tons of people have tried to combine…

Canada has a rich history of American shows coming up north to shoot. That’s particularly so in Vancouver, where The X-Files was a game-changer way back, and continues today with series like Supernatural. Along the way, Canadians went from staffing the American productions to creating their own.

How Canada is becoming the sci-fi nation
Bisexual omnivores. Echoes of Occupy. Time-travelling terrorists. Plus razor-sharp plots and wildly blurred boundaries. A Canadian industry once known for staffing geek-pleasing U.S. productions is re…

Set in 2046 on a “terraformed” Earth where humans live alongside seven alien species, the series premiering Monday displays a space Western vibe with bar brawls, interspecies politics and love, plus actors familiar to genre fans like Julie Benz and Jaime Murray.

‘Defiance’ launches ambitious ‘transmedia’ effort targeting sci-fi fans with series, game
LOS ANGELES — Earth is recovering from an apocalyptic event, alien races cooperate warily, a wise-cracking outsider suddenly finds himself shouldering new responsibilities.

Trippy in the best sense, Vanishing Waves adds a healthy dose of eroticism to its familiar sci-fi genre. 

Lithuanian Sci-Fi Film Gets U.S. Distribution
BERLIN — Kristina Buozyte’s erotic sci-fi drama Vanishing Waves (a.k.a. Aurora) is Lithuania’s little film that could. The 1.175-million-euro ($1.5 million) Lithuanian-French-Belgian co-production ha…

Iwanyk is the producer behind Clash of the Titans and Wrath of the Titans fantasy tentpoles. He also produced the crime thriller Brooklyn’s Finest.

Summit Picks Up Sci-Fi Pitch from ‘Grace of Monaco’ Writer (Exclusive)
Summit Entertainment has picked up The Infinity Principle, a sci-fi pitch from Grace of Monaco writer Arash Amel. The project will be produced by Basil Iwanyk, the producer via his Thunder Road Pictu…

"But while there are many great living novelists, there is only one, at least who I know of, who realised you could do literature and sci-fi at the same time."

For years, Iain M Banks has done for sci-fi what George RR Martin did for fantasy. He is two of our finest writers – Telegraph Blogs
In Iain M Banks’s finest creation, the universe of the Culture, death is largely optional. It’s an option most people take in the end: they take it after three or four centuries, after living on a sui…