Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt is the entertainment editor at Fatherly and a contributing writer for Inverse.

He is also the author of three non-fiction books: "Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths," (2015), “Phasers On Stun! How the Making and Remaking of Star Trek Changed the World” (2022), and the forthcoming book “The Spice Must Flow: The Journey of Dune,” (Fall 2023); all from Plume Books (Penguin Random House.) His other writing has been published with the New York Times, 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.


35 years ago, one last-minute script rewrite changed Star Trek forever

The debut of The Next Generation almost didn’t include the one thing that made the whole story work.

Rebel With a Cause
Tears In the Rain

Star Wars just rebooted itself with a classic Blade Runner trick

The galaxy far, far away has never looked or felt quite like this.

Talking Cars

40 years ago, an iconic sci-fi show had a bizarre beginning

Knight Rider is mostly about a guy and a sentient car. But it began way weirder.


5 years ago, the most pivotal sci-fi franchise ever made a crucial comeback

When Star Trek: Discovery arrived in 2017 the early buzz was all over the place. But, five years later, Disco proved all the haters wrong.

Rebel With a Cause

Andor brings back a brilliant concept from 1970s Star Wars canon

The Empire is everywhere, except they’re not. Here’s how the Preox-Morlana Corporate Zone fits into the Star Wars galaxy.

Rebel With A Cause

20 years ago one sci-fi failure (almost) changed everything

It's tempting to say Firefly was a game-changer. But was it really?

X-Wings FTW

The Rogue Squadron movie is dead — here’s why that’s a good thing

Maybe Rogue Squadron was never meant to be a movie at all.

Trek Tech

Star Trek finally solves a huge mystery about starship technology

They don't call it the main deflector dish for nothing.

Run runner!
The Inverse Interview

58 years ago, Star Trek created its worst trope — now, one character is fixing it

Noël Wells reflects on three seasons of being an Orion in Star Trek: Lower Decks, and addresses the long-standing green elephant in the room.

Sith Happens

20 years later, Star Wars will finally fix its most one-dimensional villain

What's the deal with Darth Tyranus? Looks like the mystery of Dooku will finally be revealed.

The Way

Mandalorian Season 3 will finally fix the show’s biggest canon problem

The Mandalorians in the rest of Star Wars are nothing like Mando himself, but why?

The Recent Future

5 years ago, one misunderstood sci-fi show took a huge risk

Five years after The Orville debuted, its reputation isn’t remotely what anyone could have predicted.

Miracle Workers

Strange New Worlds Season 2 casting creates a new Star Trek canon mystery

The Enterprise will never be the same. But what else is new?


40 years later, Star Trek will finally solve a classic Khan mystery

What happened on Ceti Alpha V after the Enterprise left?

To Boldly Stun
All Alone In the Night

A mysterious new Babylon 5 project is coming sooner than you think

J. Michael Straczynski has revealed exactly when we’re getting new Babylon 5 content.