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Riley Silverman


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Riley:

The Improvised Generation goes boldly unscripted into the final frontier

SYFY FANGRRLS spoke with the cast and co-producer of The Improvised Generation about moving their live Star Trek show from the stage to computer screens. → Read More

The literal earth-shattering plot twist of Final Fantasy VI

How Final Fantasy VI blew my mind with its World of Ruin second act. → Read More

The wicked spells of Michelle Gomez

This tiny Scottish woman with cheekbones you could slice vegetables on explodes and simmers with equal fire in villainous roles. → Read More

The SYFY FANGRRLS guide to playing Dungeons & Dragons online

There are lots of reasons to play Dungeons and Dragons online. Maybe you're cooped up in the house and looking for something to do with all of that extra time on your hands. Maybe you're looking for a way to connect with some friends across the cloud. Or maybe you've had a long-running game that is now feeling permanently on pause because you've all been collectively grounded by medical experts. → Read More

A Star Wars binge guide for Ahsoka Tano

Our suggestions for some of the pivotal storylines for Star Wars' Ahsoka Tano. → Read More

Forgotten Women of Genre: Wendy Carlos

March is Women's History Month. And while we at SYFY FANGRRLS celebrate women's achievements all year long, we're going above and beyond this month with Season 2 of our limited podcast series, Forgotten Women of Genre. Electronic music is a mainstay of modern nightclubs. The once experimental genre has broken through to the pop scene and thrived with festivals like Tomorrowland or the Electric… → Read More

Forgotten Women of Genre: Wendy Froud

March is Women's History Month. And while we at SYFY FANGRRLS celebrate women's achievements all year long, we're going above and beyond this month with Season 2 of our limited podcast series, Forgotten Women of Genre. Wendy Froud grew up creating her very own fairy gardens. Little could she have known then that she would be building fairy gardens for the rest of her life and — like her literary… → Read More

How the badass women of The Clone Wars became true forces to be reckoned with

Ahsoka Tano and Asajj Ventress were introduced as apprentices to established male leads, but both quickly became forces to be reckoned with on their own. → Read More

Baby Yoda, Star Wars, and finding my way home from grief

How a surprising turn in the galaxy far, far away helped keep one writer afloat during a time of loss and grief. → Read More

FANGRRLtopia: What if 2016's Ghostbusters had been a bigger hit

Imagining a world where Ghostbusters (2016) performed well enough to reboot the franchise. → Read More

Elsa's metaphorical queerness will remain metaphorical in Frozen II

Back in September, I was invited, alongside other journalists, to visit behind the scenes of Disney Animation and get a sneak peek at some of the things we'd see in the upcoming Frozen II. → Read More

The evolution of Anna and Elsa, from Frozen to Frozen II

SYFY FANGRRLS gives you a behind-the-scenes look at how the design and story elements of Frozen II serve the evolution of Anna and Elsa as characters. → Read More

43 thoughts we had while watching Simply Irresistible

What stands out in a magical romantic comedy about the power of crabs? → Read More

Looking back on Star Trek's deep faith dive

While every other Trek series mostly resolves religious conflict by removing it from the equation entirely, DS9 parks their space station right in the middle of it. → Read More

Atheism in the face of omnipotence in science fiction

The halls of science fiction are often filled with two things: atheists and gods. → Read More

Why the Doctor and River remain one of our favorite genre romances

While the Doctor has flirtations and even the occasional flippant references to marriage, there’s something different about the relationship with River. As a character who moves through time in a non-linear way, it makes the most sense that the Doctor’s wife would be someone who experiences the universe in much the same way. Wandering on her own, with her own timeline detached → Read More

Forgotten Women of Genre: Nicole Perlman

March is Women's History Month. And while here on SYFY FANGRRLS we celebrate women's achievements throughout the year, we're going above and beyond for the upcoming month with a limited podcast series called Forgotten Women of Genre. → Read More

54 thoughts we had while rewatching Splash

If you want two acts of a fish out of water rom-com and one act of Shape of Water look no further than Splash. → Read More

Deja View: 54 thoughts we had while rewatching 'Splash'

This month, the Daryl Hannah mermaid comedy Splash, from director Ron Howard and co-starring Tom Hanks, turns 35 years old! With such a momentous anniversary, plus a gender-swapped remake with Channing Tatum as a Magic Mermike on the way, it seemed like a perfect time to sit down and re-experience a childhood rom-com. Here are 54 thoughts we had while re-experiencing Splash. 1. I’m already a bit… → Read More

Friends and enemies in the Marvel Netflix shows

It’s been an interesting fall for the Marvel Netflix shows. While Iron Fist and Luke Cage were both canceled, the flagship Daredevil posted up with a season that was a contender for the strongest yet across the board for this shared pocket universe of street-level heroes. → Read More