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.
Last Call
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Ryan Britt
“Is there something wrong in the future with the earth's gravitational pull?”
Mon Capitaine!
'Star Trek: Picard' Season 2 trailer confirms a huge theory about Q
Ryan Britt
What has Q done?
The Inverse Interview
Gates McFadden on 'Picard' Season 2 and 'TNG’s controversial trans episode
Ryan Britt
Dr. Beverly Crusher is revealing secrets about her famous co-stars.
The Whills
New Star Wars movie could make George Lucas' weirdest fan theory canon
Ryan Britt
Michael Waldron, the writer behind Marvel's latest hit is also crafting a Star Wars movie. Chaos for the Force?
Last Call
You need to watch the best sci-fi anthology show before it leaves Netflix this month
Ryan Britt
Do not sleep on the series that gave sci-fi a new vision.
Fresh Batch
'Bad Batch' Rex twist retcons the origins of the Rebellion
Ryan Britt
So, who started the Rebellion anyway?
Mischief Managed
'Loki' theories: Variants fix Marvel’s earliest continuity mistake
Ryan Britt
What if Edward Norton's Hulk suddenly makes sense?
Entertainment
Star Wars theory: Princess Leia's backstory is about to get a huge retcon
Ryan Britt
Watch out Baby Yoda, here comes...Baby Leia?
The Inverse Review
'Loki' review: 4 reasons it's Marvel's best Disney+ show so far
Jake Kleinman, Ryan Britt, Alex Welch and Dais Johnston
After two efforts with mixed results, Loki appears to be Marvel’s first truly great Disney+ streaming series.
Assimilate This
'Strange New Worlds' timeline leak could mean a major Star Trek retcon
Ryan Britt
How long was Spock on the Enterprise before Kirk?
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James Bond’s trip to space weirdly predicted...Elon Musk?
Fresh Batch
'Bad Batch' just teased a huge detail from an upcoming Star Wars show
Ryan Britt
We could be seeing the origins of Ahsoka’s crew in the next big Star Wars TV series.
The Trek Must Flow
'Strange New Worlds' Dune connection brings back a surprising Star Trek tradition
Ryan Britt
If you want a hit Trek TV series, make sure somebody starred in Dune first.
Nerd Rant
J.J. Abrams gets one surprising thing right about the Star Wars sequels
Ryan Britt
Nothing about Star Wars, or any big sci-fi/fantasy success story has been well-planned. Ever.
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The 1981 Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy is a classic for a reason.
Retconned Rancors
Star Wars just made one 'Return of the Jedi' death way darker
Ryan Britt
The Bad Batch just retconned the classic trilogy in a very sad way.
Make It So
'Star Trek: Picard' season 2 casting leak could confirm a time travel saga
Ryan Britt
A very familiar face is returning. Will Q take Jean-Luc into the past?
The Spice
'Dune' leaks seemingly confirm the movie’s concerningly “abrupt” ending
Ryan Britt
But the truth may be more complicated...
The Inverse Interview
Jack Quaid: “No one is okay” in 'The Boys' Season 3
Ryan Britt
The busiest actor in geekdom tells Inverse about 'Star Trek: Lower Decks,' 'My Adventures with Superman,' and dying his hair purple.
Entertainment
The most underrated sci-fi anthology show ever is streaming for free right now
Ryan Britt
Move aside Black Mirror.