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.


Surprising New Star Trek Show Has A Big Timeline Mystery

Starfleet Academy will take Trek canon into new territory. But when is it set?

The Inverse Interview

21 Years Later, Brent Spiner Helped Reboot Data For Star Trek Canon

Data is back. But for how long?


'The Mandalorian' Just Brought Back a Terrifying Type of Mando

The ending of “The Pirate” could mean a deadly sect is returning.


Strange New Worlds Season 2 Release Date Revealed!

Captain Pike, Spock, Number One, and the crew are warping back very, very soon.

Inverse Interview

Star Trek's Newest Breakout Star Made One On-Screen Change Happen Herself

Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut has thought a lot about Sidney La Forge — and she’s ready for a spinoff.

Last Call

'Logan’s Run' Is a Sci-Fi Masterpiece Because it Rewrote the Book

Not every classic novel is really a classic.

Star Trek

29 Years Later, Star Trek Just Gave Captain Kirk's Death A Grisly Twist

The grave of James T. Kirk isn’t where you think it is.

Star Trek

37 Years Later, Star Trek Just Solved The Most Hilarious Mystery From The Classic Movies

The fate of the most famous stolen starship ever has been revealed.


The Oldest Trope In Star Wars Is Wearing Very Thin — But There's A Way To Fix It

Is jumping to hyperspace played out?

Star Wars

'The Mandalorian' Finally Reveals Baby Yoda’s Jedi Savior

The person who saved Baby Yoda during Order 66 is a shocker.

The Inverse Interview

One 'Strange New Worlds' Character Will Finally Get Her Own Season 2 Episode

Melissa Navia says to expect “a lot more” of Ortegas in Star Trek.


How Star Trek Just Fixed The One Thing The 'Next Generation' Movies Overlooked

Picard showrunner Terry Matalas explains why one specific character had to return.


In 1993, A Fascinatingly Bad Time Travel Movie Dared To Misuse Mark Hamill

Hamill was trapped in a time paradox. Now is the time to fix it.


The 3 Regenerations That Made 'Doctor Who' a Sci-Fi Smash

Everyone knows a defining feature of Doctor Who is the sci-fi transformation of the lead actor. But in its 60-year history, three specific regenerations were more pivotal than any others.

Star Wars

'The Mandalorian's Biggest Mystery Just Got a Lot More Complicated

Is Palpatine really behind it all?

Star Trek

Star Trek Just Rebooted Borg Canon In the Most Hilarious Way Possible

One line in Picard subtly changes how we should feel about recent Borg history.

Last Call

David Bowie and Tony Scott Made a Vampire Movie. Somehow, Everyone Forgot About It.

The Hunger isn’t a classic, but its influence is impossible to deny.

Star Wars

'Mandalorian' Season 3's Descent Into Darkness Sneakily References A Sci-Fi Classic

What lies beneath Mandalore?


'The Mandalorian' Season 3 Just Changed Star Wars History With One Weird Detail

Wait, the red one did what?

Star Trek

'Star Trek: Discovery' Is Ending with Season 5 — It Couldn’t Come at a Better Time

It’s sad to see DISCO go, but now, the flagship show of the new Trek era can end on a high note.