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William Shatner Says It's 'Silly' to Call Captain Kirk a Republican

During a recent interview with The New York Times, presidential candidate (and noted butter lover) Ted Cruz revealed that he’s a big fan of Star Trek, going as far as to speculate that Captain Kirk—as a “working class,” “passionate fighter for justice”—is a Republican. William Shatner has since weighed in and does not… » 7/24/15 12:30pm 7/24/15 12:30pm

From Metropolis To Ex Machina: Why Are So Many Robots Female?

The new movie Ex Machina has been pushing people’s buttons. It features a seemingly vulnerable robot named Ava, who’s as beautiful as she is mysterious. But Ava’s just the latest in a long line of artificial seductresses, girlfriends and mothers. Why are so many thinking machines female? » 4/21/15 4:27pm 4/21/15 4:27pm

Why Star Trek: Voyager Meant The World To Me

Twenty years ago today, Star Trek: Voyager premiered. Of the five live-action Star Trek series, Voyager is not the best. If you were ranking them, Voyager and Enterprise would probably duke it out for last place. But none of that matters, because Star Trek: Voyager meant everything to me as a child. » 1/16/15 3:56pm 1/16/15 3:56pm

19 Funniest Nude Scenes In Science Fiction And Fantasy [Work-Safe!]

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Some heroes bare their souls in the midst of their epic adventures. And some heroes just bare, well, everything. Science fiction and fantasy is full of hilariously weird moments of naked truth — and here are the 19 funniest nude scenes of all time. It's work-safe! » 11/14/14 1:46pm 11/14/14 1:46pm

I Had a Mexican Star Trek-Themed Wedding and It Was the Best Thing Ever

Until the internet became a thing we all know and love, themed weddings were kind of a rarity in the eyes of most people. Ten years ago, pictures from the occasional underground Star Wars wedding might have found their way on to eBaum's World or a clip show to be mocked. But these days, nary a July goes by without… » 9/01/14 4:00pm 9/01/14 4:00pm

How To Write About Sex Without Being Boring

Sexuality is one of our most basic drives, but it's also fundamental to our identities as people. Which means sex is the subject of a million cliches, and tons of terrible writing. Not to mention, stupid prejudice. The good news? Science fiction and fantasy writers have a special opportunity to look at sex afresh.… » 7/15/14 5:43pm 7/15/14 5:43pm

The Most Outrageous Fashions of Star Trek: TNG Seasons 4 Through 7

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Star Trek: The Next Generation kept boldly going to some pretty amazing places, fashion-wise, after its first few wild seasons. We never again saw quite so many bonkers glued-on costumes, but there was still a lot of WTF. Here's our tribute to TNG seasons four through seven. » 5/22/14 7:27pm 5/22/14 7:27pm

The Most Impressive Costumes from Star Trek: TNG's First 3 Seasons

Star Trek: The Next Generation had a huge legacy to live up to. Not just the thought-provoking storytelling of the original series — but also the amazing insane costumes. But TNG rose to the challenge. Here's our roundup of the most epic costumes in the Next Generation's first few seasons. » 1/23/14 5:04pm 1/23/14 5:04pm

Top 25 Scariest Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Episodes of All Time

Science fiction and fantasy take us into the unknown, which is inherently somewhat scary — but sometimes, they go way further. Last week, we shared part one of our list of the top 50 scariest science fiction and fantasy TV episodes. But now, here are the 25 scariest television episodes of all time! » 10/23/13 5:26pm 10/23/13 5:26pm