Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt is an editor and writer for Inverse. He covers TV, film, and books, with emphases on science fiction, Star Trek, Dune, Star Wars, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, Doctor Who, comics, ‘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.

Retrospective

The Most Iconic Sci-Fi Horror Ever Somehow Hid its Bigger Spoiler

In space, no one knows they’ll scream.

ByRyan Britt
Riddles in the Dark

When J.R.R. Tolkien Changed Gollum Canon Forever

The continuity of Gollum's story is anything but precious.

ByRyan Britt
Timey Wimey

"73 Yards" Is The Most Mind-Bending New 'Doctor Who' Yet

“73 Yards” feels like a spiritual sequel to Doctor Who’s “Turn Left.” But it’s so much more.

ByRyan Britt
The Inverse Interview

How Jonathan Frakes Brought A Sneaky Marvel Trick To Star Trek

The Star Trek veteran talks about his journey from 'The Next Generation' to 'Discovery,' plus, what's next for him in the Final Frontier, and beyond.

ByRyan Britt
Movies

The Monsterverse Is Losing Its Biggest Director — But Nobody Panic

Adam Wingard, the wizard behind Godzilla x Kong, isn't coming back for a third movie. Here's why that's not the end of the world.

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective

'Star Trek: The Next Generation's Finale Remains Perfect

Deal us in.

ByRyan Britt
TV

Star Trek Canon Is Suddenly Going In Several Different Directions

The venerable sci-fi franchise has to pick a future.

ByRyan Britt
The Future

3 Body Problem Season 2’s Release Date Is Even Further Away Than You Think

Just how long will we have to wait to meet the San-Ti?

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective

25 Years Ago, Star Wars Made Everything Old New Again

As a piece of cinema history, The Phantom Menace still feels like a brand-new toy from 1999.

ByRyan Britt
The Inverse Interview

Discovery's Most Unlikely Star Doesn't Understand Star Trek Canon At All

As the journey of Jett Reno comes to a close, Tig Notaro reveals her thoughts on her Trek legacy and a surprising Star Wars connection.

ByRyan Britt
The End of Time

We’ll Get to See The Full-Tilt Weirdness of Netflix’s '3 Body Problem'

Phew! The epic timeline of 3 Body Problem will be fully explored.

ByRyan Britt
The Spice

'Dune: Prophecy' Trailer Reveals The Sci-Fi Version of 'Game of Thrones'

The first Dune TV series looks ambitious. And familiar.

ByRyan Britt
Review

'Outer Range' Season 2 Deepens Its Time-Travel Mysteries — But at a Cost

This is still one of the best sci-fi shows on TV. But is the novelty of the genre mash-up fading?

ByRyan Britt
Feature

How 'The Phantom Menace' Backlash Almost Broke Star Wars

For Star Wars fans, 1999 was the best of times and the worst of times.

ByRyan Britt
Twist and Shout

'Doctor Who's Beatles Episode Didn't Actually Need The Beatles

"The Devil's Chord" was cool. But why were the Fab Four here?

ByRyan Britt
Dream Casting

The Next Star Wars Movie Might Star a Sci-Fi Legend

This is very much the way.

ByRyan Britt
Bigger on the Inside

'Doctor Who' Seems To Confirm 'Star Trek' Exists In The Whoniverse

Will the TARDIS ever materialize on the Enterprise? Has it already?

ByRyan Britt and Hoai-Tran Bui
Spoilers

The 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' Ending is Not as Clear As You Think

The ending of the new Apes epic will leave you with more questions than answers.

ByRyan Britt
TV

'Star Trek: Discovery' Just Dropped a Sneaky Timeline Easter Egg

Let's talk about 2371.

ByRyan Britt
Trailers

'A Quiet Place: Day One' Is Breaking The Franchise's Best Rule

Did you want to see more aliens? We've got your alien sightings right here.

ByRyan Britt