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New infograph charts the fastest sci-fi ships in the universe
Jul 17, 2015

Which streaking starship has the greatest need for absolute speed?  Race inside to find out!

Thrones makes a heck of a lot more sense with these fun infographics
Jun 14, 2013

George R.R. Martin's fantasy world is rich and lush, full of vibrant characters and intricate storytelling. Which is why someone oversimplified it with these infographics to hilarious effect.

Twisty infographic makes sense of Stephen King's complex universe
Dec 17, 2012

Stephen King's been writing fiction and releasing it into the world for almost 40 years and in that time, many of those horrific tales are set in the same place, or feature the same characters. To keep it all straight, a graphic designer has ginned up this flowchart, which shows how King's worlds all tie together.

Inspiring infographic showcases every trip to the Moon EVER
Dec 17, 2012

With all the attention out there on Mars, and the fancy new Curiosity rover rolling around the Red Planet, it's easy to forget humanity's original fascination with outer space—the Moon.

10 hilarious infographics make fun of the Star Wars universe
Dec 17, 2012

As with all things of breadth and scope, Star Wars can be—if you look at it the right way—reduced to a game of numbers. Put those numbers in the right order, and you can get something both illuminating and, occasionally, hilarious.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hugo Awards in one infographic
Dec 17, 2012

As awesome as they can be to receive, awards like the Hugos can be mysterious affairs, the processes by which they're deliberated and given out obscured by decades of tradition. So, as the voting for the Hugo Awards is underway, it's nice to have a primer like this to answer those pesky questions.

How to become Spider-Man + 11 other summer movie infographics
Dec 17, 2012

Turning into a friendly neighborhood superhero takes more than simply putting on some jammies and tossing yourself off of buildings...or does it? The good boys and girls at Vulture have broken down this summer's biggest releases down to their most basic—and hilarious—components.

14 computer interfaces that gave Avengers its high-tech texture
Dec 17, 2012

Like bows on top of an especially fine present, these spangly, spiffy head's-up displays and computer screens that were littered throughout The Avengers added a lush, techie texture that the movie wouldn't have been the same without. And here's a massive treasure trove of 'em.

Infographic: Star Wars timeline shows Lucas ALWAYS tweaked 'em
Dec 15, 2012

Now that you've had the weekend to digest the new Star Wars Blu-Rays—and all the various ways that the writer-director-producer-caretaker has massaged his creations this time around—it's worth looking at a history of those changes.

Infographic: Hit the road with the ultimate New York City nerd map
Dec 15, 2012

New York City is the hub of the pop culture universe. It's where the Fantastic Four, the Men in Black, the Avengers and Massive Dynamic call home. It's where Snake Plissken escaped from and were the Warriors were running to. And if you ever wanted to know where in NYC those things took place, this map is for you.

Infographic: Map of the United States of Scary Things
Dec 15, 2012

America is home to many things: Football you can use your hands to play, various apple-related dessert products, Carrot Top. But if you broke down, state-by-state, precisely where to find the scariest things, you'd have a map that looks a lot like this.

Infographic of the Day: A diabolical diagram of movie monsters
Dec 15, 2012

From aliens to insects, from mummies to vampires (of all kinds), this comprehensive chart aims to catalog each and every quasi-natural beastie that's ever attempted to kill the hero of a motion picture.

The complete story of Star Wars: Episode IV retold with icons
Dec 14, 2012

There are many memorable lines in Star Wars: Episode IV—"May the Force be with you," "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you're my only hope," "These aren't the droids you're looking for"—but there are times when words are unnecessary. This is definitely one of them.

Infographics: 3 flowcharts that will help you make a genre flick
Dec 14, 2012

We've all got the dream, right? Somewhere, deep down, we think we can make a better movie than 80 percent of the schlock that gets released—and thanks to these handy flowcharts, now you know all the steps. Sort of.