Not so much ready to say goodbye to 2020 as to kick its ass out the door, here's our recap of the important geek culture events of the year.
Science Fiction Articles
A list of everything that we have thunk and/or analyzed in the name of science fiction entertainment and distractions.
Yeah, we didn't list The Star Wars Holiday Special in this list of most left-field Christmas movies. Because you know that one already!
Wake up, samurai! We have a loot crate of Night City merchandise to go along with your game.
In which we give you a whole new way to think about Starcrash, the most epic, cheesiest Star Wars rip-off (parody) of all time!
The biggest turkeys in TV science fiction - as far as broadcast non-streaming TV, these are certified the worst sci-fi shows of all time!
In which we take an often-abused term of plot device and either clarify it, or throw more gas on the already flaming Internet argument.
Why famously nasty but brilliant sci-fi writer hated Star Wars, and your fan enthusiasm isn't looking so terrific either.
Let me spoil all the endings for everything for you forever: endings are nothing. There are no endings. Endings are an delusion.
The last-minute Halloween viewlist, with a virtual event, movie reccomends, and YouTube channel reccomends for your poverty budget.
You unlock this post with the key to sarcastically roll your eyes at yet another Twilight Zone parody. While living in the 2020 Zone.
Plan 9 From Outer Space is too famous for its own good. Here's 7 horror movies which belong right next to it in the turkey hall of fame.
The surprisingly credible origins of the alchemist. This RPG class or profession is based on real-life practitioners in history.
Why do video game to movie adaptations always suck? The answer might be embedded in academic media theory itself!
Things that Just Bug Me about the Star Wars universe. Get ready to cringe, Jedi fans, because I'm poking your beloved universe fulla holes!
The wild and goofy world of Zardoz. What is it, why is it, and how does this psychedelic head shop of a movie keep us obsessed?
Revisiting the only accurate movie about computer hackers, 1992's Sneakers, and why none of you philistines deserve it.
Examining Plague, Inc., on the Android, and why it puts us in an ironic Black Mirror episode that hellishly mocks our reality.
UFOs are fun to read about in science fiction. Please keep them out of the news headlines. This means you, New York Times!
The creepiest story in Golden Age science fiction publishing ever told. Does it explain human madness to an uncomfortable degree?
Welcome to the FPS geek research center. Your emotional functions will be tested by this noistalgic overview of the Half-Life series. Applying stimulus now.
Remembering actor Ian Holm and director Joel Schumacher, passed on in the same week, both made their mark on geek film fandom - for better or worse!
If there were no Star Trek, what TV sci-fi shows would have filled its place? We look at contemporary competition from Irwin Allen and Gerry Anderson.
Are you tired of vapid reviews completely missing the point of your favorite cult animated film Fantastic Planet? Let's see what's really in this flick!
So we have another Civil Rights Movement? Geek culture was founded on Civil Rights activism - comics, sci-fi, horror, zombies, and all!
The movie Brazil (1985) is a hyped dystopian sci-fi film with a cult following big enough to found its own nation. It's yet still underrated!
Have we seen enough of Cowboy Bebop, one of the most influential anime series ever made? Nope! Netflix's live series is here and we still want more.
Are you in the mood for sci-fi set After The End? Compliment your current bleak circumstances with some underappreciated classics you probably haven't seen.
Between seasons of Star Trek : Picard, complete your collection of Captain Picard memorabilia and collectibles. We finally get to do a Star Trek post!
So this is what the apocalypse is like! It looked much more fun in the movies. Can we get future (so to speak) sci-fi authors to step up their game a bit?
Your 2020 anime viewing guide on Hulu. From scifi to horror to classic, butt-kickin' shoenen, there's a little bit of something for everyone.
It's been 100 years since we coined the word "robot," and they still haven't taken over yet. Which rogue AIs in media have made the most memorable impact?
(Science Fiction) Things From the Library
Things that we have scraped up from each and every crevice of the internet—all in the name of science fictions collectibles.
Billy, Jigsaw's doll from the Saw horror movie franchise, is movie-prop-sized and talks. You can get it now, or you can go on in life haunted by its memory.
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters is the most harmless thing. Something we love from childhood, that could never, ever possibly destroy us.
The short-lived series Gravity Falls is still picking up new members of its cult fan base. Bide your time to world domination with your own Bill Cipher.
Exploring the limits of time and space with The Doctor? It's dangerous out there, better take some cookies in your TARDIS.
You'll have to own this model of Herbert West from the movie Re-Animator yourself. Otherwise you end up like one more talking head in the sideshow of life!
Good old dependable red shirts, they always come in handy when you want to show how deadly the alien fauna on this planet. Join the red shirt brigade!
If Optimus Prime can lead the Autobots to victory against the Decepticons, he can guard your data with this nifty 8GB USB stick loaded with bonus content.
Aw, what a cute stick figure family in your car window! Let's see them get mowed down by my Imperial AT-AT while they run for their sticky little lives!
If there was ever a final year to argue that humans are the virus, it's 2020. Bender has our final solution. Look, it even mimics Bernie's logo!
Celebrate the 35th aniversary of Back to the Future with this Playmobil set, complete with your own time-traveling DeLorean. Please time travel responsibly.
Get your puppet master on with this Major Motoko Kusanagi figure from the hit anime and manga series Ghost in the Shell. It's still going strong!
The odds are in your favor to claim your own Hunger Games Mockingjay pin, since the franchise is renewed with the latest novel installment.
Is this too much dark power to entrust to you? This Book of the Sith comes with enough realistic props to film your own installment, plus motorized storage.
A close encounter of the nerd kind with your own light-up night-flying UFO. Please avoid the temptation to start your own UFO cult, easy as it might be.
This mock-up poster from the Black Mirror episode USS Callister is a must-have for Trekkies, Black Mirror fans, and geek meta-culture in general.
Towel Day is May 25, in honor of Douglas Adams and his magnum opus, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. This beach towel is for the savvy space explorer.
Been peeking into strange pods and then boarding ships without proper quarantine? Get a Facehugger mask and watch social distancing work all by itself.
Look who rolled in from the scrap heap today! Our old buddy Robbie the Robot, the most iconic old-skool sci-fi prop from decades of film and TV!
We live in strange times indeed, which makes this the perfect time to be an alien. This mask will make a true believer out of anyone.