little-known sci-fi fact

Little-known sci-fi fact: How Mark Hamill became Luke Skywalker thanks to Freddy Krueger
Sep 20, 2016

Actor Robert Englund is known in the whole of geekdom as horror icon Freddy Krueger. But did you know that it was thanks to him that Mark Hamill landed the part of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars?

Back to the Future almost had a very different title, and here's the memo to prove it
Aug 29, 2016

The first Back to the Future film is one of the greatest in modern cinema history — but would it have still been a cultural icon if it were called Space Man From Pluto?

Little known sci-fi fact: why Boba Fett died so quickly in Return of the Jedi
May 5, 2016

To this day, Star Wars fans mourn that Boba Fett exited the saga with so little fanfare. But that was not originally the case.

Little-known sci-fi fact: Obi-Wan survived in the early drafts of A New Hope
Apr 15, 2016

Original Star Wars star Peter Mayhew has been revealing pages from an early draft of Star Wars: A New Hope, and it turns out the story changed a whole lot along the way.

Little-known sci-fi fact: Yoda's original name was something...familiar
Jul 21, 2015

Star Wars fans will breathe a sigh of relief when they hear what could have been, but never was.

Little-known Sci-fi Fact: How a misquote created the UFO term 'flying saucer'
Jun 24, 2015

One of the most popular sci-fi terms of the 20th century actually started as a misunderstanding.

Little-known sci-fi fact: We almost got TWO versions of Miles Morales
May 15, 2015

Your friendly Ultimate Spider-Man already has legions of fans, but apparently we almost got two of him.

Little-known sci-fi fact: Next Generation showrunners wanted Capt. Picard to speak with a French accent
Jan 16, 2015

Can you imagine Star Trek: The Next Generation's Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (played by the very British Sir Patrick Stewart) speaking with a French accent? Well, it almost happened.

Little-known sci-fi fact: The even weirder original Being John Malkovich ending
Nov 6, 2014

Being John Malkovich is already one of the strangest films you're ever likely to see, but it could've been even stranger.

Little-known sci-fi fact: A fan poll helped get Wonder Woman in the JSA
Sep 16, 2014

Even back in 1942, Wonder Woman's fans were pushing for her to get more exposure.

Little-known sci-fi fact: this Batman villain was supposed to become Robin
Sep 5, 2014

If things had turned out a little differently at DC Comics in the 1980s, Batman's third sidekick would've been a former nemesis.