Posts tagged "sci-fi"

Rigging The Hugos: A Sad Puppies/George R. R. Martin Explainer

Fandom is alight with scandal right now over the Hugo awards, if you hadn’t heard or don’t follow sci-fi and fantasy writing. I will be totally honest and say from the get-go that I don’t keep up with contemporary science fiction novels by and large. I read comic books, I play video games, I watch…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 10, 2015

Life Dream Status: A $15 Million Retro Sci-Fi Apartment

The internet is making fun of this ridiculous $15 million Park Avenue apartment that's been decorated to look like the set of a 1960s' sci-fi TV show, but I am completely smitten. I mean, how fun would it be to have guests say "Beam me up, Scotty!" when they board the private elevator, or using…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 1, 2013

How Would You Use An X-Ray Vision App?

In today's edition of "Real Life Is Basically Already 'Star Trek'," researchers at the University of Texas have created a device that would allow cellphones to see through walls, wood, plastic, paper, and other solid objects. Yes, seriously. A microchip taps into a range of the electromagnetic spectrum, a receiver translates the data, and ta-da:…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 24, 2012

New Obsession: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor

I'm not a huge sci-fi or fantasy fan, but almost every time I watch one of these films or look at illustrations lifted from graphic novels from the genre, I get crazy peeved by the stupid costumes they put their female characters in. How are these lady warriors supposed to fight anybody in such skimpy,…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2011

The Top 5 Space Studs Of Sci-Fi Films

Science Fiction is full of freaks, but the heroes make us want to get freaky. From spandex spacesuits to alien armor, just looking at these guys makes us sweat. So, in honor of the gentlemen that fend off evildoers and fulfill our fantasies, here’s The Frisky’s Top Five Space Studs of Sci-Fi. 5. Sam Jones

By: Simcha / May 8, 2008