10 Obvious Superhero Weaknesses (That Supervillains Hardly Ever Exploit)

We think of superhero weaknesses as being fancy or complicated — radioactive fragments of their old home planets, or the people they love. And that’s why superheroes win. In fact, most superheroes have super-obvious weak points. Here are 10 obvious superhero weakness that villains almost never attack. » 4/27/15 10:17am Today 10:17am

10 Making-Of Documentaries That Are Better Than The Actual Movie

For decades, the “making-of” doc has been part of Hollywood. The majority of them have been fluff pieces, more promotion for a film. But the advent of DVD and Blu-Ray has boosted that with pieces that go in depth to a film, warts and all. That’s led to the interesting bit of some of these are actually far more… » 4/26/15 11:18am Sunday 11:18am

Top Ten Marvel Villains to Adapt to Live Action

Last week I posted lists of twenty different Marvel heroes/teams we haven’t seen adapted to live action. To be honest, I’m amazed that I was able to get twenty good choices for heroes that we haven’t seen in live action. This list, however, is much, much easier to write. I could expand it to twenty plus easily. » 4/25/15 11:09am Saturday 11:09am

8 Reasons Future Generations Will Consider Us Barbarians

Long ago, people were dirty and mean and ignorant. They would crap in a bucket and throw it in the river. They would burn people alive if they wanted them to die, and tell them swallow mercury if they wanted them to live. They were barbarians, in other words. Here are eight reasons why future generations will see us… » 4/24/15 10:10am Friday 10:10am

Top 10 Most Horribly Mistreated First Wives In Gothic Fiction

In Gothic fiction, it never pays to be the first wife. The things these women go through are awful, and are made worse by the fact they usually end up as the backdrop of someone else’s story. Here’s our ranking of the 10 Gothic first wives who suffered the most — and what you can learn from them. » 4/22/15 10:17am Wednesday 10:17am

8 Stories That Make The Apocalypse Seem Downright Pleasant

It’s the end of the world as we know it — but is that necessarily a bad thing? While most apocalyptic stories depict humanity struggling in the aftermath of a huge disaster, some post-apocalyptic worlds seem like they might be a nice place to spend a vacation, free from the stresses of modern life. » 4/21/15 10:25am 4/21/15 10:25am

7 TV Episodes That Resolved Age-Old Philosophical Questions

Philosophers, scientists and metaphysicians have spent thousands of years trying to untangle the mysteries of human existence. Questions like “nature vs. nurture,” or “fate vs. free will” have no easy answer — unless you watch television, that is. Here are 7 TV episodes that sorted out questions that the great minds… » 4/20/15 11:47am 4/20/15 11:47am

The 10 Best Star Trek Episode Endings

Over five decades and as many TV shows, Star Trek has had a lot of good and bad. But one thing that always gets you is how, when they’re good, they can end an episode damn well. For the hell of it, I started thinking of the best endings of all the Trek series and decided to rank them as best I could. Some are… » 4/19/15 10:41am 4/19/15 10:41am

10 Ways To Create A Near-Future World That Won't Look Too Dated

Writing about the world to come is a scary proposition, because nothing becomes obsolete faster than futuristic visions. Especially if you're writing about a decade or two from now, your story risks looking ridiculous within a few years. So here are 10 tips to keep your near-future setting from looking too dated.
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10 Incredibly Stupid Ways That Superheroes and Villains Have Died

Superhero comics are full of death-defying action... that sometimes results in actual death. And for every epic, brilliant final stand, there's a death that's less than satisfying. There are plenty of candidates for the worst superhero and villain deaths of all time. But here are the 10 stupidest ways that… » 4/14/15 10:56am 4/14/15 10:56am

The 6 Most Utterly Insane Bank Heists In History

Is there a bank robbery that isn't at least a bit bizarre? Consider the "Geezer Bandit," who's held up at least 16 banks and is either an elderly man, or doing a convincing job imitating one. That's kind of weird, right? But it's small potatoes in the realm of bank-robbing. Here are six of history's most mind-boggling… » 4/13/15 10:00am 4/13/15 10:00am

The 10 Best alternate-reality episodes from non-sci-fi TV shows

Every since science fiction television began, the concept of the alternate reality has been used. Sliders, Star Trek, Buffy, Warehouse 13, Fringe, it's pretty hard to find a major long-running sci-fi property that hasn't used it. However, it's more interesting when a non-genre series does it. In most cases, it's… » 4/12/15 12:00pm 4/12/15 12:00pm

Let's Fly Away! The Worst To Best Dragon Ball Films

With the upcoming release of Dragon Ball Z: The Revival of F, It's time again to look back to the series that arguably is one of the most influential and popular manga/anime franchises. A while ago, we looked at the sagas that made up the main series from worst to best. This time, we'll be rating the 19 official… » 4/10/15 1:00am 4/10/15 1:00am

10 Doctor Who Villains That Really Deserve To Make A Comeback

Doctor Who has a history of overusing its most popular villains, going back to the age of Dalekmania. But meanwhile, some villains haven't gotten nearly enough screentime, or haven't achieved their full potential. Here are 10 Doctor Who villains who ought to have another go at conquering the universe.
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9 Types Of Bacteria You Didn't Know You're Sharing Your House With

We all know that the homes we believe belong to us are actually varied landscapes in which billions of creatures live, but we usually try not to think about our microbial roommates. Find out why your bathroom is the ultimate bacteria battleground, and why cleaning it can sometimes make it worse. » 4/08/15 10:30am 4/08/15 10:30am

10 Geological Forms We've Studied For Years And Still Don't Understand

Geology is full of strange mysteries, from towering structures to small formations. The more we examine these deceptively complicated phenomena, the less we understand their origins and the processes that created them. Here are 10 geological forms that we still don't understand, even after years of careful study. » 4/07/15 10:20am 4/07/15 10:20am