Today I have some Star Wars and Star Trek strangeness for your perusal.
First, here’s a graphic that shows themes in television science-fiction shows after Star Trek, allowing you to check out how popular space travel is compared to, say, time travel or robots.
There are some very definite trends clearly visible without much examination: sci-fi seems to have hit a peak around 1997-2001 and then it faded from the airwaves. Was it the popularity of X-Files that inspired so many people to produce science fiction around that time? Very interesting stuff.
Also, if you’re looking for a name for your band, and you are a big geek, you may want to look at this list of 50 Star Wars inspired band names, from Chewbacca Khan to Megadeth Star.
Or you can learn how characters from Star Wars would have acted if they’d used Facebook during the movies. (Fair warning: It’s kind of rude and crude, so if you don’t like that sort of humor, don’t click the link.)