Which Classic Science Fiction Do You Not Understand The Nostalgia For?

Science fiction looks to the future, but its past is also full of riches and wonders. There are so many movies, books, TV shows, games and comics to love. And then there are some things that it's hard to believe anyone remembers fondly. Which SF or fantasy story do you not understand the nostalgia for? » 12/25/14 2:32pm Yesterday 2:32pm

What's The Dumbest Idea For A Star Trek Movie You Can Come Up With?

So the new Star Trek movie finally has a director (Justin Lin) and a release date (July 8, 2016). We're all terrified it's going to be kind of rushed, and maybe kind of dumb. But what's the worst that could happen? I bet we can come up with something. What's the absolute dumbest Star Trek movie plot you can think of? » 12/24/14 2:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm

What's The Worst Movie That Saved Your Life On A Long Airplane Flight?

Something magical happens on a long-haul airplane flight. Sometimes the absolute worst movie is the best medicine. In that half-awake, dehydrated state somewhere over the ocean, with babies screaming and people kicking your seat, a truly terrible movie is the best distraction. What's the worst movie you've ever loved… » 12/19/14 2:30pm 12/19/14 2:30pm

What's The Best Example Of Science Fiction Subverting A Stereotype?

Science fiction and fantasy are supposed to be mind-expanding and thoughtful — but sometimes these genres fall prey to dumb stereotypes. So it's always thrilling when they manage to rise above and do something different. What's the best example of genre storytelling that avoids (or subverts) a stereotype? » 12/18/14 3:57pm 12/18/14 3:57pm

What Invention Do You Most Hope To See Within Your Lifetime?

We've already seen some incredible technical advances roll out in our own not-too-distant pasts and we look to be on the cusp of quite a few more. But let's face it: The pace of research can be slow, while our lives are really pretty short. So what invention rollout do you still most hope to be around for? » 12/18/14 7:00am 12/18/14 7:00am

Which Book Has Been Imitated Many Times, But Remains Unique?

Sometimes a book comes along that changes everything, and makes people revise their notions of what science fiction and fantasy are capable of. And then tons of people try to emulate that book's achievement, with mixed results. But what's your favorite book that spawned a ton of imitators, but remained one of a kind? » 12/17/14 2:29pm 12/17/14 2:29pm

What's The Greatest Clash Of Titans (Or Gods) Of All Time?

Everybody loves an epic showdown, or a confrontation between a giant and a smaller adversary. But sometimes, the most awe-inspiring battles are between two foes that are both just ginormous and packed with power. What's the greatest fight between two giants (or gods, or titans) you've ever seen? » 12/16/14 2:27pm 12/16/14 2:27pm

What's The Most Shocking Moment In Any Science Fiction Or Fantasy Book?

Television shows and movies don't have a monopoly on "holy crap, what just happened" moments. Science fiction and fantasy books are full of twists and events that make you throw the book across the room... then run to retrieve it, so you can know what happens next. What's the most shocking scene you've ever read? » 12/12/14 2:23pm 12/12/14 2:23pm