fact or fiction

Is it a fact or is it merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the lesser known truths in the geek universe.

Kurt Christenson2 years ago
By @KurtChristenson When X-Men debuted back in 1963, the original concept of mutants was a metaphor for the Civil Rights Movement, with Professor X preaching the peaceful integration of Martin Luther ...
Rich Monetti2 years ago
Near Miss in 'Sully' Takes You for a Fake News Ride on the Hudson
If you don’t have a problem with Hollywood turning nothing into something then Sully is a pretty entertaining movie that adds even more to the our hero’s legend. But I couldn’t help feeling jaded as t...
Matt Cates2 years ago
Top Ten Classic Comic Batman Trivia Tidbits
There’ve been so many iterations of the Dark Knight detective we aren’t sure who the guy under the hood is at his core. But the best way to know for sure is to do a little sleuthing ourselves, and tra...
Sheera Lee2 years ago
23 Random Facts You Probably Didn't Know
Are you the next contestant on Jeopardy? Do you want to impress your friends at your next dinner party? This list of random facts will educate you on the bizarre and wonderful things you probably didn...
Peter Dill2 years ago
Who Were the Real Gangs of New York?
"Ever since I was a child growing up in Lower Manhattan, I was drawn to the stories of old New York. Each day, as I explored the neighborhood streets, I slowly uncovered clues to an extraordinary but ...
Matt Cates2 years ago
Soundwave or Die Tryin'
Like many celebrities, Soundwave's origins are humble. Japanese toy company Takara had a line of robots called Diaclone, picked up and reimagined by Hasbro in the mid-80's. Capitalists to the bone, Ha...
Is Superman Pop Culture's Jesus?
When Jewish immigrants Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster originally created Superman, his origin story was their own modern reinvention of the classic Moses story. Moses was sent away by his parents in an...
Matt Cates2 years ago
Which Watchman Was the Worst?
The city may fear him, but Rorschach is a bigoted virgin who never bathes and eats cold beans from the can.
Alysha DePerna2 years ago
Best Paranormal TV Shows
Paranormal investigation shows have been around for a while now. Initially presumed to be something of a fad and heavily expected to quickly drop in popularity, that hasn’t proven to be the case. With...
Eddie Wong2 years ago
Knight Rider’s Original High-Tech Car K.I.T.T.
The novelty of a self-driving car has worn off in an era where reality exceeds vintage sci-fi shows like Knight Rider. The David Hasselhoff-driven action series was a seminal hit in the 1980s. Like ma...
Frank White2 years ago
Was 'The Warriors' the First Gang Movie?
An eighteen-year-old honors student was getting some refreshments during an intermission to Paramount's The Warriors at an Oxnard, California, movie theater when another youth demanded a quarter from ...
Stephen Hamilton3 years ago
Is Black Sails Historically Accurate?
With all the sex and drinking on Black Sails, it's a wonder pirates got anything accomplished. Historical dramas seem to be the thing, with shows like Marco Polo and Vikings achieving great popularity...
Stephen Hamilton5 years ago
Modern America and Sex In Spartacus
Spartacus was an American television series produced in New Zealand, which premiered on Starz on January 22, 2010 and ended on April 12, 2013 after the third season. The show was inspired by the figur...