Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt is 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 Dune history book “The Spice Must Flow” (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.

TV

40 Years Later, a Classic Cyberpunk Story Could Finally Be Brought to Television

Will Neuromancer get the adaptation it deserves?

ByRyan Britt
Star Wars

Star Wars Is Finally Fixing The Palpatine Detail That 'The Mandalorian' Fumbled

What is Project Necromancer anyway?

ByRyan Britt
Inverse Recommends

One Scrappy Daredevil Knock-Off Brilliantly Avoids Reboot Fatigue

With Mutant Mayhem, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feel surprisingly fresh again.

ByRyan Britt
Exclusive

Why 'Dune 2' Had to Change the Bene Gesserit

Denis Villeneuve’s epic sequel puts a fresh emphasis on the cosmic sisterhood.

ByRyan Britt and Hoai-Tran Bui
Marvel

Will 'Fantastic Four' Copy The Best Sci-Fi Show On TV?

Get ready for an alternate history of spaceflight. Again.

ByRyan Britt
TV

Here’s Why Peacock's Rival '3 Body Problem' Is More Accurate Than Netflix’s

Here’s why there are two versions of The Three-Body Problem on TV.

ByRyan Britt
TV

27 Years Later, X-Men Will Finally Explain its Biggest Cliffhanger

What happened after Professor X left?

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective

With Its Most Thoughtful Episode, Star Trek Leveled Up And Was Never the Same Again

In the beginning, The Next Generation struggled to find its voice. But one pivotal episode changed everything.

ByRyan Britt
Movies

23 Years Later, Planet of the Apes Might Subvert Its Own Canon — Again

It was Earth all along... or was it?

ByRyan Britt
Marvel

The Best Marvel Character Comeback Isn't Deadpool or Wolverine

This is the hottest mutant of them all.

ByRyan Britt
Enter The Multiverse

'Dark Matter' Might Be Apple’s Next Great Sci-Fi Series

The multiverse-hopping series could fix a broken genre trope.

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective

The Sci-Fi Dystopia Where Sean Connery Wears a Diaper Is Surprisingly Thoughtful

There’s no escaping Connery’s aura when he’s wearing thigh-highs.

ByRyan Britt
The Future is the Past

Star Trek's Awards Sweep Proves Nostalgia Isn't a Dirty Word

The seeds of future sci-fi always come from the past.

ByRyan Britt
The Spice

'Dune 2’s “Tragic” Book Change Means 'Dune 3' Has To Happen

Denis Villeneuve’s latest Dune comments are a sandworm-sized bombshell.

ByRyan Britt
Now and Then

'Argylle's Beatles Easter Egg Could Be The Key To Its Biggest Twist

Okay, what if we've got the twist backward?

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective

85 Years Ago, One Sci-Fi Movie Invented Star Wars, Captain America, and Everything Else

George Lucas owes nearly everything to Buster Crabbe.

ByRyan Britt
Movies

Michelle Yeoh's Star Trek Movie Will Have An All-New Crew

The cast is new to the final frontier. But what time period are we in?

ByRyan Britt
Movies

'Dune 2's Most Important Relationship Will Fix One Book Flaw

Why are Paul and Chani an item? Dune: Part Two promises it's more than just destiny.

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective

The Most Pivotal Sci-Fi Show of All Time Was Almost Murdered by Star Trek

The first, best hope for sci-fi serialization had a tough road to the screen.

ByRyan Britt
Movies

How 'Tr3n' Can Fix The Whole Tron Franchise — Or Ruin It

First off, how do we pronounce the title?

ByRyan Britt