Category Debate

What Makes a Superhero…Super?

If you’re anything like me, you’re totally obsessed with superheroes and the idea that one man (or woman) could save us mere mortals from harm (and if you’re not, you should be — superheroes rock).  But after much thought, I’m left wondering – what makes our favorite superheroes so super?   No doubt there are so many different kinds of superheroes with super abilities.  Some rely on technology; others on natural ability.  Is one better than the other?

One of my absolute favorites is Ironman.  Good ol’ Tony Stark’s amazing mind and mastery of engineering led to the creation of that suit which has then been used for the greater good.  But like Batman, Ironman depends on gadgets and technology...

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The Dreaded Science Fiction Sequel – Or Is it?

There’s an interesting phenomenon that occurs when a movie becomes a box office hit.  The people involved in the project get an idea (in my opinion it’s mostly greed- motivated) that perhaps a sequel would be a good idea.  They try to tap into what made their first movie a hit to begin with and expound on it in some way which allows for greater entertainment of audience members and more revenue, etc. etc.

However, in terms of science fiction movie sequels, I hope I’m not the only one that often feels disappointed after subjecting myself to one...

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Does Fantasy Belong in Science Fiction?

When one thinks of “hot topics,” political and religious issues tend to come to mind first and foremost because they are the ones that are probably most debated and are most impacting to our society.  But to science fiction fans more genre-specific issues loom.  One in particular is whether or not fantasy should be included in the science fiction genre.

To many, it’s a no-brainer.  Science fiction typically refers to anything not of this world, and such could be said for the likes of vampires, werewolves, zombies etc.  I mean, they’re anything but human (even though they had a human form at one point).  While they aren’t actually from outer space, they’re unique enough where it’s clear as to why they’re included in the genre...

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