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It’s Time to Stop Fearing the Reboot: 6 Reboots We’d Actually Like to See

Nothing can destroy the glory of our favorite films, and the chance to see some killer sequels and reboots is pretty tantalizing.

by The Portalist

“Steven Universe” Is the Perfect Cartoon for Adults

Rebecca Sugar’s gay sci-fi masterpiece has achieved what some thought was impossible: a show kids and their parents can enjoy together in harmony.

by Sam Riedel

Player-Created Maps for “Minecraft” Inspired by Sci-Fi and Fantasy Worlds

Explore maps for Minecraft that feature Middle Earth, Hogwarts, or galaxies far, far, away.

by Stephen Lovely

How “Battlestar Galactica” Brought Me Back to Earth

Sometimes, the option for escapism becomes a need: when my sister died, I needed it. Desperately.

by Madeleine Deliee

The 6 Best Alien Movies Like Arrival

Here are six of the best alien movies out there that take a fresh, intelligent look at what might happen when aliens finally visit our corner of the galaxy.

by Carolyn Cox

7 Classic Fantasy Games that Revolutionized the Genre

These classic, standout games deserve recognition for helping the genre level up.

by Terrence Dalton

5 Times “Sailor Moon” Taught Me the Difference Between Empowerment and Strength

If Usagi has taught us anything, it's this: Being vulnerable is not a flaw.

by Sam Riedel

10 Characters from Sci-Fi We Never Want to Meet

We’re more than grateful that these villains are fictitious…

by Terrence Dalton

Superman Isn’t Boring — He’s Just Like Us

Sure, he's invincible, but Superman deals with personal problems just like the rest of us.

by Stephen Lovely

5 Comics So Perfect We Hope They Never Get a Movie Adaptation

I’ve got a few comics that I hope never make it to the big screen—for reasons you might not expect.

by Racheline Maltese

“No Man’s Sky” is the Controversial Future of Virtual Tourism

Now that Hello Games has opened the door, it’s up to other developers to fully realize the possibilities.

by Mike Chen

So Say We All: A Look at the Awesome Science of “Battlestar Galactica”

Twelve years later, Battlestar Galactica still feels novel—thanks in part to the series' scientific accuracy.

by Christy Admiraal

8 Must-Play Sci-Fi and Fantasy Board Games

Science fiction and fantasy elements have been invading board games for almost as long as there have been board games at all, and it's not hard to see why.

by Stephen Lovely

Petrus Gonsalvus: The Real-Life “Beauty and the Beast”

The story-behind-a-story begins in mid-15th-century France with "wildman" Petrus Gonsalvus and his beautiful wife Catherine.

by Carolyn Cox

9 Groundbreaking Graphic Novels and Comic Book Series

They're more than just a fight between good and evil.

by Terrence Dalton

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