Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt is 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 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 Brilliantly Profane 'Repo Man' Turned Sci-Fi Into Punk Rock

Get in the car!

ByRyan Britt
Long Live The Fighters

How 'Dune 2's Radically Condensed Timeline Changes 'Dune 3'

Dune: Part Two makes one sandworm-sized change to the novel, leading to several other smaller changes.

ByRyan Britt
Movies

'TRON: Ares' Could Change the Entire Premise of 'TRON'

The third TRON movie is flipping the entire franchise on its head.

ByRyan Britt
Exclusive

Why Doesn't 'Dune 2' Have a Post-Credits Scene? Denis Villeneuve Has a Good Reason

Here's why a certain cameo doesn't happen.

ByHoai-Tran Bui and Ryan Britt
The Inverse Interview

Paul Wesley Reveals Why Men Go Wrong

The Saturn Award-winning actor just dropped a shocking horror movie on toxic masculinity.

ByRyan Britt
Long Live The Fighters

Is Tim Blake Nelson Missing From 'Dune 2'? How His Absence Quietly Changes the Book

What happened to Tim Blake Nelson?

ByRyan Britt
Star Wars

Star Wars Just Rebooted Its Weirdest Monster Ever

Is this the origin of Bor Gullet?

ByRyan Britt
Long Live the Fighters

Why Anya Taylor-Joy’s Cameo in 'Dune: Part Two' is Such a Game-Changer

“Abomination!”

ByRyan Britt
Long Live the Fighters

How the Final Shot of 'Dune: Part Two' Could Change the Whole Franchise

Here’s what it means, why it’s different from the book, and how it sets up a third movie.

ByRyan Britt
TV

40 Years Later, A Classic Cyberpunk Story Will Become The Next Big Apple TV Series

Neuromancer is finally getting the adaptation it deserves.

ByRyan Britt
Star Wars

Star Wars Is Finally Fixing The Palpatine Detail That 'The Mandalorian' Fumbled

What is Project Necromancer anyway?

ByRyan Britt
Inverse Recommends

One Scrappy Daredevil Knock-Off Brilliantly Avoids Reboot Fatigue

With Mutant Mayhem, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feel surprisingly fresh again.

ByRyan Britt
Exclusive

Why 'Dune 2' Had to Change the Bene Gesserit

Denis Villeneuve’s epic sequel puts a fresh emphasis on the cosmic sisterhood.

ByRyan Britt and Hoai-Tran Bui
Marvel

Will 'Fantastic Four' Copy The Best Sci-Fi Show On TV?

Get ready for an alternate history of spaceflight. Again.

ByRyan Britt
TV

Here’s Why Peacock's Rival '3 Body Problem' Is More Accurate Than Netflix’s

Here’s why there are two versions of The Three-Body Problem on TV.

ByRyan Britt
TV

27 Years Later, X-Men Will Finally Explain its Biggest Cliffhanger

What happened after Professor X left?

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective

With Its Most Thoughtful Episode, Star Trek Leveled Up And Was Never the Same Again

In the beginning, The Next Generation struggled to find its voice. But one pivotal episode changed everything.

ByRyan Britt
Movies

23 Years Later, Planet of the Apes Might Subvert Its Own Canon — Again

It was Earth all along... or was it?

ByRyan Britt
Marvel

The Best Marvel Character Comeback Isn't Deadpool or Wolverine

This is the hottest mutant of them all.

ByRyan Britt
Enter The Multiverse

'Dark Matter' Might Be Apple’s Next Great Sci-Fi Series

The multiverse-hopping series could fix a broken genre trope.

ByRyan Britt