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Is the film Apollo 13 (1995) on topic?

Is the 1995 film Apollo 13 on-topic? The primary plot of the film (the crew of a crippled spaceship struggle to survive and stay on course after a disaster) fits a classic SFF mold, but it is not ...
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Would Jericho be considered science fiction?

I mean, there is nothing scientifically impossible or not yet possible in the series. On the other hand, it definitely is fiction and it has a small amount of science.
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Would a western video game identification question be on-topic?

There's a video game that takes place in a town in the wild-west that I remember vividly, but I can't find any pics or proof online to be able to post in the Arqade community. Reading the description ...
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Should we add 'off-topic' category for 'News, and current events'?

Source: https://scifi.meta.stackexchange.com/a/3378/976 Pureferret proposed the idea: add 'off-topic' category for 'News, and current events'? Example questions: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/...
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Are questions whose answers would determine if a work could be categorized as sci-fi considered on-topic?

A question about the show Dexter has been asked that essentially questions whether there is a sci-fi/fantasy element to a show generally regarded as "regular" fiction. Is this appropriate for this ...
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Sci-fi technology: On topic?

Is discussing any futuristic technology on topic? I'm talking about themes that might exist in a sci-fi book, but haven't necessarily been written yet. A few examples are: How to best defend the ...
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Would non-horror Speculative Fiction be on-topic for this site?

Speculative fiction is usually defined as science fiction, fantasy and horror plus some odds and ends. scifi and fantasy are on-topic for this site, but horror is not. So would that odds and ends ...
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Does Spaced count as sci-fi/fantasy?

I have a question about the series Spaced and I am fairly certain that the show's bizarre aesthetic and pseudo-surreal elements qualify it as some form of sci-fi or fantasy, but I may very well have ...
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Are book vs movie question welcomed?

I did a little research in Meta and am surprised this question hasn't come up (unless is lies dormant and unfound by me). Is ok to ask the specific question "Whats the difference between the book/...
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Are questions about webfiction on-topic?

I've been avidly reading Worm and Pact, two very good web serials that are about superheroes and demons respectively (a bit of an oversimplification, but close enough). However, although Worm has been ...
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Can we ask questions on books written in other languages?

So far, I've only seen questions on English-specific books. Is this a language restriction?
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Is Wikia.com general reference?

It's fairly clear that Wikipedia is considered general reference (for both SciFi.SE and many other sites). Is wikia.com network considered general reference as well? For example for Harry Potter ...
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Is question 39423 (origin of "reaping" souls) on-topic?

I just got a vote to close as off-topic on this question with the following comment: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about a fantasy or sci-fi character or plot ...
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Are comic book cover questions off-topic?

I have a question regarding a stamp symbol I've noticed on several marvel comics of mine. It's likely not in-universe related and more of a promotional thing but I'd like to know what it is. Is it ...
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What topics should be discussed here? [duplicate]

There are many people who don't seem to like the quality of questions that are on this site, and there's probably a half dozen questions on Meta about should something be on topic for this site. ...
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What sort of Sci-Fi SE would appeal to Isaac Asimov or Robert Heinlein?

Our current trajectory seems to be to restrict this site to mere trivia questions both in and out of various science fiction universes. Who wrote this story? Why did character X in universe Y do Z? ...
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Is Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and by extension Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on-topic?

When I get back from vacation in two weeks I'd like to ask a question about the significance of the name for the animated show Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood which is based on the make-believe characters ...
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What exactly are SFF's rules for "relevant" questions?

A question of mine just got VTCed with the following "explanation" (I don't want to be rude and say "excuse", but I can find gazillions of SFF questions that fit the same criteria ...
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Is Sharknado SciFi?

Sharkado's Wikipedia entry lists it under "2010s science fiction films" hierarcy. It was shown on SyFy TV channel. Movie Trailers Youtube Channel listed it under Sci-Fi Its premise is Science-...
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Is the movie Interstella 5555 considered "sci-fi"?

Is the movie allowed here? Is it considered more as a movie? Or is it considered sci-fi. I don't really want to gather more downvotes; I just want to know whether or not it's within the scope of the ...
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Are Life of Pi questions on-topic?

I recently watched the movie and got a couple questions about it, but I'm not sure if it's on-topic. Should I ask the questions on movie.SE only? Does it depend on the questions?
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Is "What Lies Beneath" on-topic?

Mild spoilers below: The film has If Supernatural is any indication, I believe the film is on topic, but I wanted to be sure.
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Are questions that just ask for a description of a plot-point on-topic?

So, here’s a question that basically asks “What happens in this recently-released movie that I haven’t seen?” https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/57136/who-dies-in-captain-america-2 Is that on-...
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Does this forum deal with the "non-canon" Star Wars Universe

Can I ask questions about the "non-canon" Star Wars Universe on this forum? For Example: "How old was Jacen Solo when he died?" That question has nothing to do with the movies and Disney has ...
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How do we handle questions based on incorrect premise?

How do we handle questions based on incorrect premise? E.g. questions asks "Why did X happen in work Y", when in fact X never happened in work Y. Specific example is Where did Doc Brown get ...
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Are 'pure' horror works on topic? And if so, why?

We seem to have a number of questions under the horror tag relating to works that contain no discernible science fiction or fantasy content. Title of horror novel book where the villain is actually ...
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What is the limit for questions about ongoing series?

Questions about events in an ongoing series might get a definitive answer once the next book comes out or the next episode airs. What questions are too time-sensitive, and what questions are ...
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Is this General Reference? [closed]

Why was Count Dooku not given the title "Darth"? Googling for "count dooku darth" brings up as the very first link+blurb: Count Dooku - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia....
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Are post-apocalyptic settings SciFi? [duplicate]

What are post-apocalyptic stories? Are they SciFi, or more Fantasy or something of it's own? Examples that come to mind are Metro 2033 and Mad Max.
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Are questions about Orphan Black allowed?

In trying to ask a question about the BBC show Orphan Black, I noticed there is no tag for it. Are questions about the show off-topic, or is it just that none have been asked yet? Based on the ...
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Should biographies of sci-fi/fantasy authors be on-topic?

I saw this question about Tolkien, a biographical movie about J.R.R. Tolkien. While I haven't seen the film, apparently it's not fantastical or anything. However, the question is open with no close ...
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Is magic realism on topic?

I know that there are differences between fantasy and magic realism, but can I ask questions concerning specific works of magic realism here? The best place would be a Books/Literature SE site, but ...
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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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Are questions about SF-related websites on topic?

We know that books, short stories, graphic novels, TV shows, movies, and computer games are on-topic. What about websites? Specifically, I was wondering about the history and etymology of ...
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How do I ask this question about a SF author?

Frank Herbert's way of thinking is almost completely inside his books. Between the very few of his writes outside, there is an article resuming what his books are about and how he wrote these books. ...
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Are questions about a slightly adult SciFi comic acceptable?

The specific webcomic series in question is http://rosalarian.com/lesbianpirates/?p=2143 ("I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space!!!") Are the questions about it acceptable? (provided ...
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Questions about production of Sci-Fi works and out-of-universe topics? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question which asks about Foley artists' sound production and techniques used in Star Trek. Is this considered to be on-topic? Obviously including a wider scope such as special ...
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How can we make this question on-topic? Should we, at all?

Yesterday, this question was asked by a user. "Would the War of the Five Kings have occurred if Ned had refused Robert's request?" The trouble was: It was based on a hypothetical premise i.e. ...
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Artist-ID from artwork sample or artwork description. On-topic?

There is some specific Fantasy artwork (1980 or earlier era) for which I would like to find out who was the artist. The style is extremely distinctive and I remember back in the day such imagery was ...
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Should questions asking about the future of a franchise, series, or literary work (groupings) be permitted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do we deal with questions about rumors and release dates? Recently, even I asked, questions referring to the future or the "future plans of" have been showing up hear and ...
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Why was this time-travel Potter question closed?

This question about whether characters can be brought back to life in the Potter universe was closed. None of the closers left a comment explaining why they closed the question. Why was this closed? ...
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Are movies like "Twins" or "Junior" on topic, since they contain minor SF elements?

I'm well aware of this question, but the discussion came up on chat and I was encouraged to ask the question on meta. Twins is a 1988 comedy featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as ...
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Are we allowed to have questions about Sherlock Holmes (movies, books, BBC tv show, etc)?

I recently asked a question about the Sherlock Holmes movie from 2008 on the site. It can be found here. However, I was told (look in the comments of it) that it wasn't appropriate for the site. Are ...
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Is anime on-topic?

We're Science Fiction & Fantasy. We deal with all forms of speculative fiction. Does this automatically include anime? If so, will this change if the Anime & Manga proposal launches? We've ...
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Are real world speculation questions still on topic?

This question links to this question which, in the comments links to this meta discussion about what is and isn't on topic here on SciFi.se.com. My question, as the title states, is whether real ...
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How do we judge whether a Sci-fi/Fantasy figure is important enough to get an "In Memoriam" meta post?

At the time of this post's creation, the leading answer for the meta discussion Should meta posts regarding the deaths of figures that are important to SFF:SE be on topic? is that these should be ...
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Is it on-topic to ask "what are some of the reasons the Star Wars prequels are greatly disliked by the older fanbase?"

I never understood what's wrong with the prequels, and I'd like to find out.
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Are questions involving Jack London's Universe off-topic?

Are questions involving Jack London's universe(one in the Call of the Wild and White Fang) off Topic?
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What should we do with a tag that's used only for questions closed as off-topic but not deleted?

I just discovered that we have a james-bond tag. This surprised me, as community consensus is that James Bond is off-topic. So I went to burninate the tag ... and discovered that it's used on two ...
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Order of the Stick comics, should we start asking here?

Should we start asking questions about the Order of the Stick universe on SciFi Stack Exchange? The Order of the Stick consists of webcomics, books and supplimentary material drawn by Rich Burlew ...

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