Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt has contributed to Inverse since 2016 and has served as an editor, critic, and reporter. He writes about popular science fiction and the history of science fiction with special emphases on Star Wars, Dune, and Star Trek. Ryan has been writing professionally about science fiction since 2010, beginning by selling essays to the Hugo-Award-winning magazine Clarkesworld. In 2011, he became the first staff writer for the Locus and Hugo Award-winning science fiction publishing blog, Tor.com. Following that, Ryan’s writing has been published with SyFy Wire, Den of Geek!, Vulture, VICE, the New York Times, and StarTrek.com. Currently, he is the entertainment editor at Fatherly. In addition, Ryan is also the author of two non-fiction books: "Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths," an essay collection published in 2015 by Plume Books (Penguin Random House), and the forthcoming hardcover, "Phasers On Stun! How the Making and Remaking of Star Trek Changed the World," coming in May 2022, also from Plume Books. Ryan is represented by the Fischer-Harbage Literary Agency.


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Cloaking Devices

Star Trek canon just retconned a crucial piece of starship technology

How do you cloak a starship? One of Star Trek: Prodigy’s advisers breaks down that Chimerium cloaking device.

Fett's Way

Boba Fett Episode 3 just made the Star Wars Holiday Special canon (yes, seriously)

One line from Boba Fett proves his first meeting with Luke Skywalker totally happened. Right?

The Spice
Fett's Way

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We'll never look at Luke Skywalker the same way again.

Fett's Way

When and where does Boba Fett take place? The messy Star Wars canon, explained

For a seemingly straightforward Star Wars show, Boba Fett is all over the map.

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Four different Star Trek series converged in just one episode — which has never happened before.

Fett's Way

Boba Fett just retconned one of Anakin Skywalker's greatest sins

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For the first time since 1984, the Sea Devils are back. But what does it mean for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who farewell tour?

Friendly Robot Overlords

Star Trek canon just radically changed one huge starship AI rule

Discovery just flipped the script on an Original Series classic.


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Matt Berry's 'Boba Fett' cameo highlights the biggest Star Wars problem

In a galaxy far, far away, nobody can understand each other. In 'The Book of Boba Fett,' Matt Berry's droid role doubles down on an odd Star Wars problem.

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The Inverse Interview

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The director and actor famous for playing Riker on 'The Next Generation' teases 'Discovery’s' oldest mystery, the vibe for 'Picard' Season 2, and how it feels to exist in multiple Treks at once.

Spidey Sense

Did Spider-Man: No Way Home just reverse the worst Marvel death?

The redemption of Electro seems to suggest an alternate outcome for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Force Rant

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