Hottest & Best: Sickness, sex, Staite, sci-fi and ... dads.

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Syfy Wire Staff
Dec 17, 2012

On this Father's Day weekend, the Hottest Stories and Best Comments seems built for everything a dad enjoys: sci-fi films that made people sick, SF Minecraft, a Star Wars-tastic home theater, kick-ass sci-fi dads, math lessons, Jewel Staite and ... the real reason for all the sex, nudity and exposed jiggly bits in A Game of Thrones.

Our story: Jewel Staite: Fantasy Comic-Con auction, Firefly audition and more

Your best comment: "And trust me, I can take down a lot of sliders."

Whoa! My mother is the only one who could take a sandwich like that. — KC

Our story: 15 sci-fi movies so intense they literally made people sick

Your best comment: My high school sweetheart and I attended the local premiere of (a pre-PG13) Gremlins back in the day. A child somewhere behind us began to SCREAM in sheer terror when the gremlin exploded in the microwave. Good times. — MetalPause

Our story: 25 of the awesomest sci-fi creations fans ever built in Minecraft

Your best comment: Poor Serenity, it looks a bit like a seal with a glitter skirt. — Howstheweather

Our story: Salute Flag Day with banners from Trek + 14 more sci-fi franchises

Your best comment: The eagle he flies high above us. The eagle makes our spirits soar. He gives us the strength to carry on, and fight to win this war! — Matt

Our story: Image of the day: Fan club presidents build awesomest Star Wars home theater ever

Your best comment: Is this the home of the folks who own and run Paizo Publishing? The location is correct, and I'd often heard that Vic and Lisa were big Star Wars fans with a huge collection of memorabilia. — Aberzombie

Our story: Jor-El + 12 more sci-fi dads who saved their kids from apocalypse

Your best comment: Sean Connery should be on this list!! He taught Junior to be self-reliant and they saved the world from immortal nazis!!!! — Will De La Fuente

Our story: How the failed Dune movie you never saw gave birth to Prometheus

Your best comment: Cool! I enjoyed that and learned a bunch of stuff. What could be better? OK, You could have served ice cream. — Douglas

Our story: Image of the day: Neil deGrasse Tyson gives Prometheus crap for shoddy math

Your best comment: This is the man who chastised the Daily Show for having the globe spinning the wrong direction in their opening credits. Catching scientific errors are one of his many things, along with being generally awesome and genuinely passionate about space.

Can't really forgive the movie for this mistake. Besides the fact it takes about 2 seconds to find out how many miles 35 ly is, no one who was on the first mission of this distance and magnitude wouldn't know exactly how far to their destination it was. It's like a sailor being on the Santa Maria when it landed in Haiti and saying "Man, we must be what, like 200 feet from Spain by now?" — Clyde M

Our story: Image of the day: Garish gallery of 17 hand-painted horror movie posters from Ghana

Your best comment: Did the guy painting the Alien poster get to see the film first...? — Dj

Our story: This awesome theory explains what Prometheus is REALLY all about

Your best comment: Never have I witnessed so many people trying so hard to justify a bad movie... — jsunstorm

Our story: Wait, that's not the Iron Patriot in Iron Man 3 after all!

Your best comment: Seeing Pepper in her own armor would be great. Even just having Tony working on a prototype of Pepper-sized armor would be good. — Alacrity Fitzhugh

Our story: Director explains the perverted reason for all that Thrones nudity

Your best comment: Oh yesssss we do! We need EQUAL time for the ladies. Come on HBO, hire a female Perv Maven to oversee all future episodes. I get sick of all these t**s, I want boy bits! — Sliff