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  • Yahoo
  • CNN
  • BuzzFeed
  • Electric Literature
  • The Awl
  • VICE

Recent articles by Ryan:

7 years ago, 'Doctor Who' quietly dropped its best episode — and changed sci-fi forever

In 2015, Peter Capaldi's 'Doctor Who' era peaked with a classic episode called "Heaven Sent." Here's why this episode is not only the best episode of 'Who,' but also one of the best sci-fi episodes ever. → Read More

'Andor' post-credits scene solves a 17-year-old Star Wars mystery

'Star Wars: Andor' Season 1 has a post-credits scene. Did it need one? Here's what we learned from the latest post-credits scene in the Star Wars franchise. → Read More

Star Wars canon just redefined 'Last Jedi’s most controversial scene

In the Season 1 finale of 'Andor' Mon Mothma's reference to Canto Bight is a bigger deal than it might seem. Here's how 'The Last Jedi' paradoxically saved the Rebellion. → Read More

'Doctor Who' Season 14 companion brings back a trick from the Tennant-Smith era

Millie Gibson will join Ncuti Gatwa in 'Doctor Who' season 14 in 2024. Here's why her casting seems to reflect an older era of the same sci-fi classic. → Read More

'Dune 2' will finally do justice to its most underused character

According to Timothée Chalamet, one aspect of 'Dune: Part 2' will elevate Zendaya in a huge way. Here's why more Chani in the next 'Dune' is not only great news but essential, too. → Read More

Star Wars canon is fixing the most bigoted thing about the classic films

Droids are people too. Here's how 'Andor' picks up a great plot from 'Solo' and makes it even better. → Read More

45 years later, Star Wars finally plugs a hole in Star Destroyer canon

That slick Imperial ship in 'Andor' Episode 11 is a very deep cut from the history of Star Wars design. → Read More

The next Star Wars movie could cure Lucasfilm's worst addiction

The Force has to move forward. Here's why Damon Lindelof's Star Wars movie needs to acknowledge 'The Rise of Skywalker.' → Read More

35 years ago, a Stephen King sci-fi movie launched a new era of Arnold Schwarzenegger

With 'The Running Man," Arnold Schwarzenegger made a great sci-fi flick. If the 'Terminator' didn't exist, Arnold would still have been set up for sci-fi greatness. → Read More

'Dune 2' leak could reveal the most important location in the book

Thanks to Timothee Chalamet, we may have finally gotten a glimpse of a pivotal location in 'Dune: Part 2.' Here's why a cool selfie might reveal Sietch Tabr. → Read More

Star Wars just revealed a dark truth about the ending of 'A New Hope'

In 'Andor' episode 10, a twist ending reveals something we never know about the Rebel Alliance. And this twist might change how we think about the ending of 'Star Wars: A New Hope.' → Read More

Star Wars is finally going to solve one of the biggest gaps in movie canon

Here's how 'The Acolyte' will open up a whole new chapter of Star Wars history. Here's why this show could be the ultimate Star Wars backstory. → Read More

Star Trek just changed Borg canon in a massive way

'Star Trek: Prodigy' just reworked the Borg in a way that changes how we view both 'Voyager' and 'Picard.' → Read More

Star Wars just introduced a powerful concept from George Lucas' first sci-fi masterpiece

Narkina 5 is basically a new version of a future dystopia on Earth. Here's how 'Andor' moved the first George Lucas movie into the actual 'Star Wars' galaxy. → Read More

You need to watch Tom Hardy's most underrated sci-fi movie on HBO Max ASAP

In 2002, Hardy’s name didn't mean what it does today. That was good for Star Trek. → Read More

Star Wars just revealed the Empire's biggest mistake

'Andor' shows us a lot of Imperial excesses. But would 'Star Wars' history have turned out differently if the Empire hadn't built so many new ships? → Read More

Star Trek just changed Picard's backstory in the best way possible

Mike McMahan wants to leave some Star Trek questions unanswered, even when a “one-off joke” becomes canon. As the showrunner of Star Trek: Lower Decks, McMahan balances the humor and earnest Trek canon responsibilities deftly. And in the Season 3 finale, “The Stars at Night,” Lower Decks has once again forged new territory with Star Trek’s very first post-credits scene. To sort it all out,… → Read More

Star Wars just fixed a weird 'Rogue One' plot hole

Why is the Rebel Alliance called "an alliance?" Thanks to Saw Gerrera in 'Andor' Episode 8, one piece of Star Wars history makes a little more sense. → Read More

37 years ago, this forgotten TV show changed Star Wars forever

The mostly-forgotten 1985 series 'Droids' is weirder (and better) than you realize. Here's how this strange cartoon predicted the rest of Star Wars canon, 37 years ago. → Read More

David Tennant's Doctor Who return: 5 ways “Power of the Doctor” changes canon forever

As Jodie Whittaker's 13th Doctor regenerates in "The Power of the Doctor," all the rules of the 'Doctor Who' game have changed. Here's five ways Time Lord canon has been altered, plus, David Tennant's return. → Read More