What Is the Most Terrible Plot Hole in the History of Science Fiction?

It's not that I expect every science fiction story to be entirely rational, or to cleave perfectly to scientific reality. But when something happens out of nowhere, or (for example) a character is able to "blend in" and hide despite being world-famous — well, I've fallen into a plot hole and I can't get out! » 5/20/14 1:44pm 5/20/14 1:44pm

The greatest rant you'll see this week: World War II is full of plot…

If you think your favorite science fiction TV show is full of nonsensical plot twists and lazy writing, you should check out the World War II documentaries, suggests Squid314 on Livejournal, in the funniest blog post you're likely to read this week. Who on Earth would believe that the Allies could actually win the… » 7/13/10 9:30am 7/13/10 9:30am

The Worst Thing Star Trek Did To Science Fiction

There are many things that annoy us about science fiction: godlike beings, lazy time-travel paradoxes, actions that don't have consequences... but luckily, there's one thing that epitomizes all of them: the reset button. Whenever the unthinkable happens, you can be pretty sure science fiction will unthink it. Click… » 2/26/08 10:00am 2/26/08 10:00am