...And Then WHAT Happened? The Silliest Scifi Plot Twists

Science fiction thrives on suspension of disbelief. When you watch a movie or read a book about space battles and time travel, you're actively cooperating with the story to make it hold up. But when the story takes a sudden, nonsensical swerve, your suspsension of disbelief can turn into a savage retaliation. Here's… » 4/07/08 4:30pm 4/07/08 4:30pm

You Have Ten Seconds To Reach Minimum Safe Distance



Science fiction has always had a dark obsession with destroying things, and spaceships are a constant target. When not worrying about enemy ships fragging them to pieces, crews have to worry self-destruct sequences, on-board bombs, lousy construction, bad driving, and suicidal commanders who seem hell-bent on… » 2/12/08 11:20am 2/12/08 11:20am