Darren Orf

Darren lives in Brooklyn, has two cats, and writes/edits about sci-fi and how our world works. You can find his previous stuff at Gizmodo and Paste if you look hard enough. 

The Best Video Games of 2018 (So Far)

We're only halfway, but it's already been a great year for games.

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Best Sci-Fi Books of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so sweet.

Harlan Ellison Turned Star Trek Into Something More. Could It Happen Again?
His work on Star Trek was limited, but he helped created one of the great Star Trek stories ever told. Will the franchise ever return t…
Matt Groening's 'Disenchantment' Gets Its First Trailer

It's coming to Netflix, but the first 10 episodes air August 17th.

Today's Best Deals: Step Up Your Streaming Game

Roku's best streaming box, the Roku Ultra, is $20 off today only.

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Is Good, But It Could've Been Great

It's two hours of fun, but its universe is the only thing that makes it memorable.

Star Wars, Ranked

Ranking Star Wars films used to be easy, but the field has gotten crowded.

Bill & Ted Are Reuniting for One More Excellent Adventure

With the third film entering pre-production, the Wyld Stallyns reunion is official.

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The Gang's All Here in the Final "Deadpool 2" Poster

And it looks like it's going to be a party.

The 50 Best Minor Characters in Star Wars

Because not everyone can be the one that saves (or destroys) the galaxy.

30 Things You (Maybe) Didn’t Know About Han Solo

At the very least, there might be like 10 things you didn’t know.

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The 50 Best Moments in Sci-Fi History

These are all the moments that made our favorite films truly memorable.

Get a Black & Decker Drill For Nearly Half Off Today

It's the centerpiece of any toolkit, and you can get yours for cheap.

PM's Favorite Impact Wrench Is $120 Off Today

You don't need to spend a fortune to afford the best.

Pacific Rim Returns In Excellent B-Movie Fashion

It’s not the best sci-fi to grace the big screen, but it is two hours of robot-on-monster fun.

The 30 Best Time Travel Movies

1.21 gigawatts of sci-fi greatness.

'Annihilation' Is a Sci-Fi Slog That's Worth the Wait

Alex Garland's sophomore sci-fi film takes some time to warm up, but it eventually explodes into something you'll never forget.

'Black Panther' Tech Isn't as Sci-Fi as It Seems

Some of the early ancestors of Wakanda's advanced tech can already be found in the real world.

The 30 Best Sci-Fi Comics

Sci-fi comics that helped define a genre.

Here's How Our Favorite Robots Size Up

Turns out Unicron is one very large robot.

30 Machines That Changed the World

Their huge size is only outdone by their huge importance.

Even a Familiar Face Can’t Save a Lukewarm ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Finale

For all the suspense and bloodshed of this season, Discovery delivers a season finale worth forgetting.

This Is the First Look at 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

A first glance at the galaxy's greatest scoundrel.

'Star Trek: Discovery' Takes a Welcome Breather Before the Battles to Come

The show takes a moment to make us care about it characters—something this Trek outing should have been doing all along.

The Feds Have Some Questions for Apple About Those iPhone Slowdowns

The U.S. government is investigating if Apple violated the law when it purposefully slowed its phones.

'Star Trek: Discovery' Asks: “Are You Not Entertained?”

Buried beneath plot twists and endless violence, it’s hard to figure out what this show is even about.

Amazon's Selling Refurbed iPads For Super Cheap

They might not be brand new, but it's worth it when you save nearly $300.