Category: Science Fiction

and Fantasy

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How Much Would It Cost to Build the Death Star from Star Wars?

Let’s say you’re an evil Imperial overlord in the Star Wars universe, and you want to keep the rebels in line. You should build something they fear, say, a Death Star. How much will advancing your evil plans set you back? Short answer: it’s more expensive than you can possibly imagine.

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Fake George R.R. Martin Reads Game of Thrones-Inspired Fairy Tale

Author George R.R. Martin is a genial-looking man, the kind of man you would want to read a bedtime story to your children (or just to you). But that means you haven’t actually read what he’s written. The author of A Game of Thrones has been writing cruel tales since the early 1970s (read his famous novella “Sandkings” to see what I mean), and each book in the Song of Ice and Fire series brings the pain–and the food–like few fantasy authors have done.

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Posted in Forbes Gaming Science Fiction

The Best Kinect Star Wars Commercial, Ever

What do you get when you cross a badass little girl with the scene in Star Wars where Vader first reveals his Force Choke power? You get one awesome commercial for the Xbox Kinect, that’s what…especially when she finds your lack of faith disturbing.

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Posted in Forbes Science Fiction

12 Science Fiction/Fantasy Action Movies (That Happen to Be Romantic)

Science fiction films contain aliens and space battles, time-travelers, and often enough violence to sate the cravings of an 11-year-old boy. But many people overlook what we science fiction fans have known all along: SF/F can be deeply romantic. I’ve found a few movies that appeal to both the action lover and the romantic, no […]

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Will Michael Bay Direct the 4th Transformers Movie? We Hope Not

Paramount Pictures has planned a fourth Transformers movie for a release date of Summer 2014. If Paramount has its way, director Michael Bay will return with his particular brand of explosive magic. But producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is unsure if big bad Bay will be sitting in the Transformers 4 director’s chair.

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7 Secrets of San Diego Comic-Con’s Success

With 130,000 attendees in 2011, San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) is currently one of the United States’ largest conventions, one that boosted San Diego’s economy by $193 million.

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Posted in Science Fiction SyFy

Wesa likes Jar Jar Binks’ invasion of 8 famous movie posters

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace supporting character Jar Jar Binks has appeared in toys, comic books, books, episodes of The Clone Wars and posters. But what if he appeared in posters where he didn’t actually belong? That’s a question that’s finally bee…

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Posted in Science Fiction SyFy

10 posters that (almost) trick us into thinking Phantom Menace is good

As every fan and critic knows, with its eons-long podrace and questionable racial caricatures, The Phantom Menace was the weakest of all of George Lucas’ Star Wars movies. But die-hard fans find what joy they can. And one of those fans happens to be an…

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Watch Star Wars/Star Trek Action Figure Smackdown (starring Patrick Stewart and Liam Neeson)

Patrick Stewart and Liam Neeson know that they’ll be forever haunted by their former characters, Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, respectively. We know they know. And BBC TV host Graham Norton knows we know they know. But it doesn’t stop him from making them squirm.

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J. Michael Straczynski Defends His Work on ‘Before Watchmen’

If you’ve been following geek news, you’ll know that DC Comics will be releasing a series of comic books, Before Watchmen. These books will be based on characters developed by Alan Moore in Watchmen, the 1986 graphic novel that became the standard by which all other graphic novels are now judged. And if you’ve been following geek news, you’ll also know that Moore is not happy with this prequel series–and neither are his many devout fans.

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