What's The Greatest Speech In Science Fiction And Fantasy History?

The best science fiction and fantasy stories capture our imaginations in all sorts of ways — with cool visuals, with neat ideas, with clever worldbuilding. But sometimes the most powerful thing of all can be just one person, speaking eloquently. What's the greatest speech in any work of science fiction or fantasy? » 10/24/14 2:37pm Yesterday 2:37pm

Which Series Did You Love — Until It Killed Your Favorite Character?

Death adds real stakes to a fictional universe. If nobody ever dies, then nothing feels real. And yet some deaths don't just diminish us all, they just plain ruin a series. For good. Which science fiction or fantasy series lost its heart, or just became less good generally, when one character died? » 10/22/14 2:23pm Wednesday 2:23pm

What Story Did You Recognize As An Important Work Of Art Right Away?

Sometimes, it takes decades or longer for something to be recognized as a timeless, vitally important artwork. Great art stands the test of time after all. But sometimes, you see something and just know immediately that it's a great life-changing artwork. Which science fiction or fantasy story did you recognize as… » 10/21/14 1:15pm Tuesday 1:15pm

Which Tie-In Books Are Better Than Some Of The Series' "Real" Stories?

We're always being told that tie-in books and comics "don't count" — even when they're really terrific and take the series in great directions. Doctor Who's New Adventures, Star Wars' Expanded Universe... they're not "real." But which series has spawned tie-in books, comics or audio stories that are better than some… » 10/17/14 2:49pm 10/17/14 2:49pm

Who's Your Favorite Hero Who Kills Without Hesitation?

Everybody's always going on about how great it is that some heroes don't kill. Like Batman, for example. Not killing is what makes them so heroic. But sometimes, a hero who does kill can be pretty effective, too. Who's your favorite hero who has no hesitation about ending a life if circumstances require it? » 10/16/14 2:05pm 10/16/14 2:05pm

Which TV Show Did You Go From Hate-Watching To Just Plain Watching?

Sometimes it's more fun to watch a TV show that you kind of hate, so you can feel like those two old guys on The Muppets. If it wasn't for hate-watching, television would have a lot fewer options. But sometimes, hate can turn to love. Or appreciation. Which show did you start hate-watching and then grow to enjoy? » 10/14/14 2:22pm 10/14/14 2:22pm

What's The Most Absurd Thing To Come Out Of 1990s Superhero Comics?

The 1990s were a special time in comics. Fueled by an out-of-control speculator boom and a craze for "dark," angsty storytelling, superheroes went EXTREME even as their feet shrank to nothing. But what was the single most absurd character, trend or storyline to come out of 1990s comics? » 10/13/14 1:30pm 10/13/14 1:30pm

Which Movie Wasn't As Amazing As The Version In Your Head Beforehand?

Sometimes you see a trailer for a movie, and you can just picture how it's going to go. The glimpses of cool visuals in the trailer, and the intriguing hints you pick up, write themselves into a whole story in your head. And then... the actual movie can't compare. Which movie was way, way better in your head? » 10/10/14 2:14pm 10/10/14 2:14pm