Posts tagged "science fiction"

6 Reasons Life In Space Sucks (That Sci-Fi Doesn’t Show You)

Obviously, life in outer space would be no vacation -- you're out there braving the final frontier, battling meteors and malfunctioning airlocks, and knowing you'll die horribly in the abyss of space if some tiny thing goes amiss. But that's what's so awesome about it -- it's an adventure, baby! And you're doing it all…
By: Cracked / October 3, 2013

Politician Introduces Bill To Make Science Fiction Required Public School Reading

West Virginia Republican legislator Ryan Canterbury’s bill to make sci-fi a mandatory part of public school required reading just landed him on our Awesome People list. The idea behind the bill is that making at least some sci-fi required reading would spur interest in math and science, so it’s not like Canterbury’s just a big ol’ sci-fi geek…
By: The Mary Sue / April 20, 2013

In The World Of The Future, Geeks Will Get All The Hot Girls

So says this hilarious magazine cover from 1954. It envisions the evolution of the geeky guy, as he slowly takes over the role of alpha male of the future. See the ideal couple of 2010? The woman is taller and broader than the guy. Of course, the science fiction mag If couldn't have predicted the…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 29, 2012

How Do The Women Of Sci Fiction Compare To The Rest Of Women On TV?

This charticle isn't perfect, but it makes a fair enough point: the women of science fiction TV shows like "Firefly," "Star Trek" and "Xena: Warrior Princess," taken as an aggregate, are a different breed from the desperate housewives/real housewives you see elsewhere. It's true that for sci-fi women, strength, independence and intelligence tend to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 14, 2011

Sci-Fi Primer For Newbies: 12 Essential Sci-Fi Movies You Should See

Science-fiction movies aren't for everyone -- or at least it may seem that way if you happen to be a film fan who's never really considered yourself a fan of the genre. The truth is, though, that sci-fi is an extraordinarily rich and versatile genre, and there's something for everyone. If you're not already a…
By: Moviefone / March 13, 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 Jone…
By: Simcha / May 8, 2008