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Is Hermione the Most Underappreciated Sidekick Ever?

By Tim ButcherApril 2, 2014
It ain’t easy being a sidekick. You may be as noble, heroic and brave as any other kind of hero, but you’re never going to get the same kind of recognition. Still, we think they’re great. In fact, some of them are more competent than ... More  →
Is Hermione the Most Underappreciated Sidekick Ever?

Sci-fi Movies That NEED Sequels

By Tim ButcherMarch 11, 2014
Some movie sequels are pretty unnecessary. Sometimes you can tell that the only reason they’ve been made is to cash in on the commercial success of the original with the resulting product being a picture that feels lazy, half-baked, and ever so pointless. But there ... More  →
Sci-fi Movies That NEED Sequels

The Most Random Sci-fi Merch Tie-ins of all Time

By Tim ButcherFebruary 26, 2014
It’s safe to say that a franchise is truly getting big when it starts producing tie-in merch. But there are some franchises so big that, no matter how much merch is produced, the fans still aren’t satisfied. That’s when you get some truly odd products. ... More  →
The Most Random Sci-fi Merch Tie-ins of all Time

The Most Insane Government Experiments Ever

By Tim ButcherFebruary 12, 2014
Everybody knows that the government knows exactly what they’re doing and would never spend public funds carrying out weird or pointless experiments, right? Maybe? Most of the time, at least?! But every now and then, they decide to do something so wacky, you start to ... More  →
The Most Insane Government Experiments Ever

The Most Athletic Geeky Activities

By Tim ButcherFebruary 3, 2014
The stereotype of the geek as a slightly pasty, chubby guy who doesn’t get outside enough just isn’t true anymore. Okay, well sometimes it’s true, but there are more opportunities for us geeks to get active than ever before! Here are some of our favorite ... More  →

What is a Polar Vortex?

By Tim ButcherJanuary 7, 2014
In case you haven’t noticed, things have gotten pretty cold recently. And by pretty cold, we mean holy-mother-of-God-somebody-broke-the-weather-what-is-happening kind of cold. The name we’ve been given for this phenomenon is a ‘polar vortex’. Well, It sounds pretty awesome. Kind of like the kind of thing ... More  →
What is a Polar Vortex?

The Angriest Old Men in Sci-fi and Fantasy

By Tim ButcherNovember 14, 2013
Some people chill out when they get older. But some people get angry. They get spiteful and bitter, and develop an unnaturally intense dislike of kids going on their lawn. And it’s not just in the real world– in sci-fi and fantasy, there’s no shortage ... More  →

An Apocalypse Survival Guide

By Tim ButcherSeptember 16, 2013
If there’s one thing that sci-fi has taught us, it’s that the apocalypse is coming. It’s inevitable. It might be zombies, it might be nuclear war, it might be mass male infertility, it might be a contagious killer virus, it might be anything, but it’s ... More  →
An Apocalypse Survival Guide

Sci-Fi Visions of the Future... That Have Come to Pass!

By Tim ButcherSeptember 3, 2013
Sci-fi is often set in the future. If you’re going to create a world where amazing technology exists, it’s much easier to make the whole thing seem plausible if you can also say "well, in a few hundred years, who knows?." But, now that sci-fi ... More  →
Sci-Fi Visions of the Future... That Have Come to Pass!

The Weirdest Movie Plot Twists

By Tim ButcherAugust 22, 2013
A good plot twist can be the thing that takes a movie from being pretty great to being totally amazing. Think Fight Club. Think Planet Of The Apes. Hey, think Star Wars! But you know what’s even better than a good plot twist? A weird ... More  →
The Weirdest Movie Plot Twists