Posts tagged "sci-fi"

White Supremacist Who Inspired Dylann Roof Calls Charleston ‘A Preview Of Coming Attractions’

Piece of shit, Harold Covington is a rightwing science fiction writer as well as the founder of the white separatist group, the Northwest Front, which Dylann Roof mentioned in his manifesto, found after he committed his mass shooting atrocity inside of an all black Charleston church.

Covington’s non-profit group is actually realized i…

By: Katrin Higher / June 28, 2015

Frisky Reads: The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy By Sam Maggs

I guess you know you’re a fangirl, no matter how reluctant, when you read someone saying that “with ‘Doctor Who,’ you can start with the 2005 reboot pilot ‘Rose’, or you can skip directly to 2011 and go with Matt Smith’s first episode ‘The Eleventh Hour’,” and you think to yourself, What?! NO! Ditto that…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 13, 2015

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

By: Simcha / May 8, 2008