Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt is the senior entertainment editor at Fatherly and a contributing writer for Inverse. He writes about TV, film, and books, with emphases on science fiction, Star Trek, Dune, Star Wars, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, Doctor Who, ‘80s pop culture, ‘90s music, kids’ media, and more.

He is also the author of three non-fiction books: "Luke Skywalker Can’t Read" (2015), “Phasers On Stun!”(2022), and the forthcoming Dune history book “The Spice Must Flow” (Fall 2023); all from Plume/Dutton Books (Penguin Random House.) His other writing has been published with the New York Times, Esquire, Den of Geek, SyFy Wire, VICE, StarTrek.com and elsewhere.

Ryan is represented by the Fischer-Harbage Literary Agency and lives in Portland, Maine with his wife and daughter.

The Inverse Interview

"Forging Something New." Why Star Trek Canon Is No Match for 'Strange New Worlds' Season 2

Prepare for more friendship and more fighting.


An Underrated Deep Space Nine Episode Took a Huge Risk With New Characters, And it Paid Off

Fans had barely gotten to know the crew of DS9. Then they lost their minds.

Star Wars

Star Wars' Biggest Lightsaber Mystery Could Reveal A New Kind Of Jedi

Orange is the new green.


42 Years Ago, 'Dune' Went Off The Rails — And Became More Subversive Than Ever

All hail the God Emperor of Dune.


16 Years Ago, One Tricky Plot Device Quietly Changed The Oldest Sci-Fi Show, Forever

After this moment, a Time Lord could be anyone.

Star Trek

Star Trek's Biggest Crossover Ever Was Just Revealed — And It Looks Perfect

In Strange New Worlds Season 2, the gang’s all here: including Captain Kirk, and...Mariner, and Boimler from Lower Decks!


5 Years Ago, The Most Underrated Star Wars Movie Came Out at the Worst Possible Time

Timing is everything.


An Infamous Monster Sci-fi Flop Should Have Added a Little Romance

And just like that... New York City was under attack.


'Dune' Went Further On TV Than Lynch Or Villeneuve Ever Dreamed

They never made Dune like this before, or since.


43 Years Ago, The Most Over-the-Top Sci-Fi Villain Was Created — Now, He’s Back

Let's talk about Beep the Meep.

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Forget steampunk. It's time for dieselpunk.


'Foundation' Season 2 Trailer Leaps Forward a Century Into the Future

After a big leap forward into the future, the cast of Apple TV’s Foundation teases what’s next in Season 2.

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'Babylon 5's' New Movie Could Use Time Travel to Resolve Its Biggest Cliffhanger

It's not a reboot! But the new take on 'Babylon 5' is more than just fan service.


'Doctor Who' Theory Reveals How the 60th Anniversary Can Solve a Bizarre Canon Mystery

How many David Tennants will we be dealing with?


Wild 'Dune 3' Theory Could Solve the 'Dune 2' Trailer's Biggest Mystery

We’re calling it now.

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It’s still not good, but M. Night Shyamalan's worst movie is worth another look.


Breaking Down the Most Important New Characters in the 'Dune 2' Trailer

Austin Butler, Léa Seydoux, and Florence Pugh's pivotal 'Dune' characters have been revealed. But who are they?


'Dune 2' Trailer Hints At A Tricky Timeline Change

Oh, you got blue eyes! Oh, you got brown eyes?


19 Years Ago, Star Wars Made One Controversial Change — And It Paid Off

Will the real Anakin Skywalker please shimmer into view?

The Spice

Tim Blake Nelson's Dune 2 casting can only mean two things

Tim Blake Nelson is almost certainly playing Count Fenring. Or is he?

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