There is nothing more frustrating than a science fiction or fantasy story that starts out in a brilliantly original way ... only to fall apart in a mess of overused, tropey awfulness. What movie, TV series, or book disappointed you in this way? You need to warn the rest of us!
When Cain murdered his brother Abel in the first book of the Bible, did he realize that he was turned his name into pop culture cliché? Probably not; he was busy murdering his brother, after all. Now Cain — and Kane, Caine, Kayne, and all other spellings — is among the most overused character name ever. Here are just…
I love this. Someone noticed that movie posters are always the same and collected them to prove it. Some of the design clichés are hilarious, like Tiny People On the Beach With Giant Heads in the Clouds or Legs Wide Spread.
Just like the "zoom and enhance" clip from a while back, it's astonishing to see just how many movies — and great ones, at that — have invoked this cliche when someone's in danger. Aspiring writers: avoid at all costs.
Everyone probably occasionally (or often) thinks, You know what would make this Battlestar episode better? A lot of alcohol. So here, for your drinking — and viewing — pleasure, are a dozen science-fiction drinking games.
So everybody keeps saying we're living in a science fictional world now, thanks to the ipod nano and the global catastrophes. So we're just waiting on the edge of our seats for more stock science fiction plots to start coming true. Vote for the summer-blockbuster storyline that'll be the first to become our everyday…