Little-known sci-fi fact: What Tolkien REALLY wanted to call the 3 Rings volumes

If you don't count the widely distributed religious texts that influenced it, The Lord of the Rings is the second best-selling book of all time.

Little-known sci-fi fact: Lucas wanted Indiana Jones 2 to be a dinosaur movie

The Indiana Jones films are known for their mystical MacGuffins and meticulous set pieces, yet some of the most intriguing concepts of the series never make it to the screen.

Little-known sci-fi fact: Studio execs pushed for Chewbacca to wear pants

Had director George Lucas taken studio memos seriously, the character we all know and love today may have become something considerably different.

Little-known sci-fi fact: Ripley was supposed to DIE at the end of Alien

Believe it or not, Ripley, the gun toting, cat loving, heroine of the Alien film franchise, almost met her fate long before she would’ve gotten the chance in a lackluster third installment.