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 June 2022, also from Plume Books. Ryan is represented by the Fischer-Harbage Literary Agency.
The Next Generation
Star Trek: LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner are "absolutely open" to returning
Ryan Britt
Reunited for the mobile game Star Trek: Fleet Command, Burton and Spiner still remember when they were the new kids on the Trek block.
Order 66
'The Bad Batch' just quietly changed Star Wars history forever
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Wait. How many people survived Order 66?
Boldly Forward
'Strange New Worlds' can reboot Star Trek way better than J.J. Abrams did
Ryan Britt
Star Trek's next big comeback could finally deliver on a long-overdue promise
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The Spice Must Flow
'Dune' 2021: David Lynch’s failure helps the new movie in one critical way
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David Lynch's Dune had to flop so Denis Villeneuve's Dune could live.
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'The Bad Batch’s biggest mystery could redefine a crucial Star Wars concept
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Who is Omega? The Bad Batch showrunners have promised us an answer.
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How George Lucas almost ruined the most famous line in Star Wars
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A brief history of the most famous Star Wars sentence ever. How George Lucas came up with "May the Force be with you," and a few other options we're glad he rejected.
Order 66
'Bad Batch' just solved one of the oldest Star Wars mysteries
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Jennifer Corbett and Brad Rau, the minds behind The Bad Batch, talk Tarkin and the Clones.
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Think Star Wars canon is weird? Let's talk Highlander. Here's why Highlander the TV show was the best Highlander
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Star Wars finally solves the biggest mystery about Luke Skywalker
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Let's give Palpatine a hand!
The Chosen One
Anakin Skywalker might return to Star Wars way sooner than you think
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We know Anakin/Vader is back for the Obi-Wan show. But what about sooner?
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'For All Mankind' Season 3 release date, trailer, cast, plot for the Apple TV+ sci-fi series
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Following a huge Season 2 finale, here’s everything we know about the alternate history of For All Mankind Season 3.
Oscar Worthy
Harrison Ford's Oscars Blade Runner joke reveals a dark truth about the movie
Ryan Britt
Blade Runner's biggest production hurdle wasn't just in the editing room.
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Let's slide back to this forgotten dimension-hopping classic.
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'For All Mankind' Season 3 and beyond: Ron Moore reveals his "7-year arc"
Ryan Britt
The writer-producer of 'Battlestar Galactica,' 'For All Mankind,' and your favorite ‘90s Star Treks, talks about alternate timelines, deep-cut Easter eggs, and how he writes sci-fi TV.
Sith Happens
Star Wars theory reveals a terrifying Sith villain’s shocking origin story
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Just when did the Inquisitors begin? Star Wars may be about to reveal the answer.
Make It So
Picard Season 2 cast (probably) won't include these 2 fan favorites
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You want a full Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion? Keep dreaming. Both LeVar Burton and Michael Dorn PROBABLY aren't coming back.
Future Earth 2121
You need to watch the sci-fi movie that saved the whales for free online ASAP
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The legacy of 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage' is more than just a goofy movie time travel movie. Here's how it changed our world for the better.
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Sympathy for the Vampire? It's all about Barnabas Collins.
Assimilate This
'Star Trek: Picard' Season 2 will fix the worst thing about Season 1, creator says
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Akiva Goldsman, the co-creator and co-showrunner of Star Trek: Picard Season 2 has some words about how the new season will be different than last time.