Fans are decidedly mixed on J.J Abrams’ Star Trek revival, but there’s one thing everyone can agree on — it featured a boatload of lens flare. So should we expect the same in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
You can probably file this one under “Awesome Things That Will Never Happen,” but Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is actually keen to cross his show over with Star Trek. He just has a few stipulations.
For people who've always wanted a cell phone that looked like a Classic Trek communicator, Nokia heard you—and built 14 prototypes before ignoring you. But one of them showed up on eBay, and it looks rad.
Spin-offs. Reboots. Sequels. Reimaginings. Call them what you want, we wouldn't recognize sci-fi TV without them. Many of our favorite sci-fi TV shows have inspired new series—which in some cases have been even better than the originals.
The future might not be full of laser pistols, galactic rebellions and sexbots. Decades, if not centuries, of pollution, overpopulation and the exhaustion of natural resources could leave mankind with hard problems, and even harder solutions.
We first met Hikaru Sulu when Star Trek: The Original Series aired all the way back in 1966. But that first name of his? Turns out he never had one until 1981—and it didn't become part of the Trek canon until mentioned on screen in 1986 during Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
We knew Doctor Who's Daleks were great monsters, but we had no idea they were the GREATEST monsters. But based on the results of a recent poll, they just owned Star Trek's Borg, Godzilla and even the Aliens from the Alien films!
LOLCats are stupid. They really are. Being stupid is pretty much the point of a LOLCat, but still—most of them are just dumb. So we surfed and suffered through hundreds of examples of this meme-omenon to dig up those rare sci-fi-themed LOLCats that are actually FUNNY.
I'm sure you all know by now that the actor who played Scotty on Star Trek was not actually Scottish. But did you know that the Canadian got plugged a half-dozen times while helping the Allies take Normandy?