Doc Brown: If my calculations are correct... you'd be dead!

Back to the Future is hands down one of my favourite movie series, I’ve seen it dozens of times, and any time I see that it’s on TV I end up watching it... with the commercials... even though I could simply throw in the DVD to avoid the commercials... that must be the definition of lazy haha. As I’m sure it’s been… » 5/13/15 6:13pm 5/13/15 6:13pm

The Best Restaurant in the World Is: Disney's Epcot Theme Park

For the past year, Rich Juzwiak and Caity Weaver have scoured New York in search of the city’s greatest restaurant. This spring, the authors expanded their quest into a global hunt: the search for the Best Restaurant in the World. Due to time and budget constraints, it was determined that the most efficient method to… » 4/30/15 1:04pm 4/30/15 1:04pm

Japan Is Holding Actual Funerals For Sony's Robotic AIBO Dogs

When a decades old toy breaks down and stops working with no hope of repair, you usually just toss it or find some way to recycle the parts. But what if you're as attached to that toy as you were a pet? In Japan, people are giving Sony's robot AIBO dog actual funerals to say goodbye to their faithful, electronic… » 2/26/15 12:07pm 2/26/15 12:07pm

1980s Science Fiction Where The Cold War Never Ends

The 1980s were the final decade of the Cold War — but nobody knew that at the time. The Soviet Union looked unstoppable, and few outside observers saw its collapse coming. So it's not surprising that lots of 1980s science fiction included Cold War futures. Here are 1980s visions of a future where the Cold War never… » 2/13/15 4:09pm 2/13/15 4:09pm

What Would We Really Drive If The Nazis Won World War II?

Philip K. Dick's The Man In The High Castle has been a masterpiece of alternative history for decades. So when Amazon announced they were going to make a series out of it, many were excited. And sure, it seems promising so far, but how are they doing with the cars? » 1/27/15 3:11pm 1/27/15 3:11pm

Jim Rockford Warned Us About Google And Facebook Back In 1978

Why didn't we listen? The fourth season of The Rockford Files, arguably the greatest television show of all time, features a "futuristic" storyline about a terrible threat. What if a private corporation used computers to gather personal information on hundreds of millions of Americans? Could we trust them with that… » 1/23/15 2:18pm 1/23/15 2:18pm

Gawker Liveblog: An Episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

Welcome, fans, to the first annual official mid-January liveblogging of an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" that is currently (as of 9 p.m. Eastern time) airing on BBC America. If you want to play along at home, you can find BBC America on your local cable network here. Tonight's episode is "Chain of… » 1/21/15 10:29am 1/21/15 10:29am

Brand New Concept Art of Back to the Future Part II's 2015 Technology

2015 is both the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future and the year that Marty McFly traveled to in Back to the Future Part II. Which means that a lot of this year will be devoted to questions about whether or not the film's predictions have come true. Questions made easier by this new glut of concept art to go with… » 1/13/15 12:13pm 1/13/15 12:13pm

This Is The Video CNN Will Play When The World Ends

Thirty-four years ago, at the launch of Ted Turner's Cable News Network, the founder made a grandiose and specific promise about his newly created round-the-clock operation. "Barring satellite problems, we won't be signing off until the world ends," Turner declared. And in anticipation, he prepared a final video… » 1/05/15 1:10pm 1/05/15 1:10pm

When Anaheim's Flying-Saucer Arena Touched Down Near Disneyland

Had one of Tomorrowland's flying saucers gone missing? When the Anaheim Convention Center's arena opened in the summer of 1967, it looked as if a spacecraft from another world had touched down directly opposite Katella Avenue from Disneyland. » 12/29/14 6:21pm 12/29/14 6:21pm