​The 13 Most Ridiculous Giant Robots of All Time

It takes tremendous skill to pilot a giant robot, and it takes genius to make them. But unfortunately, it's rare that these pilots and inventors are also blessed with any design sense and/or common sense, because there are many giant robots that end up completely preposterous. Here are more than a dozen mighty… » 12/02/13 11:45am 12/02/13 11:45am

The 15 Dumbest, Goofiest, and Otherwise Most Impractical Gundams Ever

Gundam has long been called the Star Trek of Japan, because of its long-running popularity, and its many, many incarnations. This means there have been hundreds, if not thousands of Gundams and other assorted mecha designed for the Gundam anime series, and not all of them have been winners. For every RX-78 from the… » 2/01/13 10:00am 2/01/13 10:00am

Science Fiction's Greatest Failures (And How They Saved Us All)

Science fiction is built on some incredible failures. These days, we take for granted that science fiction's ideas and imagery dominate pop culture and define our collective reality — but many of science fiction's most important works were originally counted as flops. Science fiction wouldn't have most of its coolest… » 9/12/12 1:36pm 9/12/12 1:36pm

Probably the least tactically sound battle scene in anime history

In this fantastically deranged sequence from the 1990s anime Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, the villainous Katejina attempts to hypnotize the heroic Üso with a totally unarmored cavalry. How unarmored are they? Well, let's just say it brings to mind a certain passage from Rendezvous With Rama. Thanks to Cesario for the… » 11/19/11 7:45am 11/19/11 7:45am

China wants to build a $126-million comic book museum shaped like giant…

Dutch design firm MVRDV recently won a competition to build the China Comic and Animation Museum in the city of Hangzhou. The firm shaped this trippy building like a collection of intermingling speech bubbles. The designers estimate that this project will cost €92 million (approximately $125.6 million), begin… » 9/12/11 7:40am 9/12/11 7:40am