Jupiter Ascending

Science fiction is one of the defining genres of escapism, and its influence on our culture is everywhere to be seen. From real world technological innovations based on Star Trek gadgets to memorable music, imagery, and quotes that can be recognized by anyone, the genre continues to make its way into the mainstream.

With the recent release of box office flop Jupiter Ascending, let’s take a look at some of the common tropes of sci-fi and remind ourselves of the movies, games, TV series and novels that sparked our imagination – and derision. After all, the fact that we have these clichés is a testament to the popularity of the genre, so why not celebrate them?

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