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Are works that aren't SF per se, but have occasional SFnal elements on-topic? (e.g. spy movies)

For example, spy stuff like James Bond, 24, Tom Clancy, have some elements of sci-fi, but are a genre unto themselves. Should we include them in the list of on topic discussions?
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Does this Meta policy overrule our Meta?

This answer references this Meta:SE post, claiming that that Stack Exchange policy is to close questions only if the questions themselves are duplicates, not if an answer to one question contains an ...
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Proposals for a list of FAQ questions

For the pedants: yes, I realise that "FAQ questions" looks like a tautology, as it means "frequently asked questions questions". But in this context, the word FAQ refers to the tag, so it means "meta ...
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Is Super Mario Bros on topic here?

Recently there have been a couple of questions about Super Mario Bros on the site. How did the Mario Brothers discover/enter the Mushroom Kingdom? What is Mario's full name? To me this seems ...
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Is *Lord of the Flies* generally classified as SF?

In this question, @user14111 refers to the book Lord of the Flies as being typically classified as science fiction. I remember reading it years ago, and having seen a movie adaption, but hadn't ...
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Is Zootopia on topic on SFF:SE?

We now have a couple of questions about the hit film Zootopia (AKA Zootropolis). In chat, there have been several references to this earlier question: Are anthropomorphic animals by themselves enough ...
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Are questions about Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" considered on-topic?

Are questions about Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" considered on-topic? While I wouldn't necessarily classify them as science fiction or fantasy, they do have some fantastical ...
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Is Zoolander sci-fi?

Do Zoolander and its sequel constitute as sci-fi? There are certainly strong elements of sci-fi, including: Zoolander using a psychic power to stopping a throwing star from killing the Prime ...
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Are questions about Mission: Impossible on topic?

Today we have seen a couple of questions about the latest Mission: Impossible film, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. As a spy film, we have seen characters use gadgets and devices that do not ...
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Is the Nolanverse Batman on-topic on SFF:SE?

On several occasions I've seen users decrying the Nolan Batman as being little more than spy-fi with little or no fantasy or science-fictional content. Is the 'Dark Knight trilogy' on topic for SFF:...
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Is "Penguins of Madagascar" on-topic?

This question has experienced several rounds of closing and reopening: Was Dr. Octavius Brine inspired by Octodad? The close justification is that the film is off-topic, with the reasons cited ...
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Would The Jungle Book be on-topic?

So let's start with the usual argument here that talking animals aren't on-topic, as established in the following meta discussion: Are anthropomorphic animals by themselves enough to deem a work ...
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Is Clash of the Titans considered on topic for Science Fiction and Fantasy?

There don't seem to be any tags on SFF.SE for Clash of the Titans. It seems to be in the fantasy realm, but I don't want to post an off-topic question. Is Clash of the Titans considered fantasy?
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Is Charlotte's Web on-topic?

I never really thought of Charlotte's Web by E.B. White as fantasy (and definitely not science fiction), but it's definitely not realistic; now that I am thinking about it, I realize that it has many ...
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Would an objective system for determining whether a work is on-topic or not be useful?

There have been numerous debates on what we consider on-topic for this site. To show some prime and highly debated examples: Are anthropomorphic animals by themselves enough to deem a work fantasy? ...
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