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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.

7 Classic Fantasy Games that Revolutionized the Genre

7 Classic Fantasy Games that Revolutionized the Genre

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

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

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.

10 Menacing Characters from Sci-Fi We Never Want to Meet

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

8 Fictional Modes of Transport Way Better Than Taking the Bus

8 Fictional Modes of Transport Way Better Than Taking the Bus

You’ll never need to race for a subway seat again.

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

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.

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

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.

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

“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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

9 Groundbreaking Graphic Novels and Comic Book Series

9 Groundbreaking Graphic Novels and Comic Book Series

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