The biggest franchises make a large showing in this week's Hottest Stories and Best Comments: Star Trek bridge illustrations (and Enterprise's failure), Star Wars Leia and steampunk posters, Torchwood's big guns, a Fleischer-like Superman and, of course, the Super Bowl's best (and worst) SF trailers. Enjoy!
Your best comment: You know, I like me some slave leia as much as the next guy but lately i've decided the whole fixation on it is really in poor taste. Leia kicked a lot of butt in the OT and she's always reduced down to jabba's pet. Kind of a drag if you ask me. — Dalek
Your best comment: "if you've ever found yourself wandering the bridge..."
i actually have. a friend and i snuck onto the paramount soundstage where star trek: the motion picture was in pre-production...and we skulked all around the enterprise.
one of my fav memories — Skippy
Your best comment: So, Yoda is a pothead,apparently. Looks like some strong 'Force' Indeed... — Derelith
Your best comment: That one of Alex as the Droog is really scary. Malcolm McDowell breathes life into that picture with that Glower. — tdawg
Your best comment: There's nothing hotter than a Welsh girl with an anti-tank rocket! — MAJ John
Your best comment: So Nathan will be Hal Jordan, but he was also Steve Trevor and Vigilante and he was on Buffy, but not with David Boreanaz, who was also Hal Jordan, but he was on Angel, with Adam Baldwin, who was also Hal Jordan, but he was on Firefly with Nathan, who also hung out in Two Guys with Ryan Reynolds, who is also Hal Jordan...
I need a chart. — KonTiki
Your best comment: When Superman flung the robot into the sky, only to see an entire "air force" of robots and then utters "Great SCOTT!" -- that's just a classic cinema cliff-hanger for you! I was really getting into it and wanted to see what happened next ... so I guess I'll have to wait until the "next TURGID episode!" — VelvetElvis
Your best comment: To be fair, Luke destroyed the deathstar, which was a fully manned battle station the size of a small moon. A moon (e.g., Endor) can be populated too. SO, a Jedi knight, in effect, killed a planet. So there... Jedi's are cool, but Sith is the only way to live!!! — MadMac
Your best comment: That is the turtle that is hurtling through space with four elephants holding up the world? Disc World fans rejoice. — Jack
Your best comment: Agree 100 percent. NO ONE plays a bad guy like John Glover. Anyone remember him as the Devil in "Brimstone"? Masterful work! Yet another one of my favorite shows that met an untimely end (it was on FOX, I think, which explains a lot). Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing what the writers have in store for his character. — scifi_art
Your best comment: "I could take the blame for it. I could put the blame into the scripts. I could put the blame into franchise fatigue. I don't know why it didn't work."
Rick, can i call you Rick? Dont blame yourself mate, it wasnt you so no dont blame yourself. It was the theme tune and that shower scene and the puppy. All of which im sure you, as the exec producer had absolutly no control over. And im certain if there hadnt been any previous star trek shows the audience would have loved soft rock themed, puppys in space. So Rick. chin up fella, no ones blaming you.
I think it was Barry the intern. blame him, he loved the theme tune. — Just Steve
Your best comment: Captain America looks awesome, can't wait. And a tip for some of you - whenever I read people being uber fanboy nerdy critical disecting about whether the science in science fiction is plausible I just read it with a lisp in my head (for some this may come naturally), then it becomes funny instead of annoying. — ZenEagle
Your best comment: Well you know what the execs will do next season don't you...
NBC:"MORE LAW AND ORDER!"
ABC:"..." — MrKaine