Faux-fanity: Ranking Science Fiction Swearing From Shuck To Shazbot

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ParentalThe Maze Runner hit theaters this past week, and it turned out to be the rare YA adaptation that actually held our interest. But when we tried to come up with some clever feature to tie in with its release, we drew a blank. The more we thought about it, the more frustrated we became, and the more frustrated we became, the closer we inched to just throwing up our hands and exclaiming, “$#@%!”

Say, wait a minute…

See, The Maze Runner follows in a fine, upstanding tradition of many a creative universe to come before: making its own profanity. Because while science fiction teaches us that there may be no limits to how wondrous or strange our future may be, George Carlin teaches us that there are some things you just can’t say on television, or in polite company. Sci-fi creators have been skirting this issue for decades by conjuring up their own off-color vocabularies for the worlds of their imagination. Here at GFR, we think Deadwood is about as quotable as it gets, so in a spirit of shucking solidarity, we decided to embrace our inner ten-year-olds and look back at some of our favorite sci-fi swear words. First up, the movie that inspired the whole frelling article…

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Beyond Guardians: Four Cosmic Super-Teams We Want To See On The Big Screen

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GuardiansGuardians of the Galaxy has so far earned $313 million worldwide, proving that yes, Marvel can make a monster hit out of comics characters most audience members had never heard of prior to, well, the Guardians of the Galaxy marketing push. More importantly, moviegoers enthusiastically embraced an unapologetic space opera, something that hasn’t happened all that often outside of franchises with the word “Star” in the title. So, if the Guardians of the Galaxy can break box office records for an August opening, what other space-faring comic-book teams deserve their time in the spotlight?

Both of comics’ “Big Two” — Marvel and DC — have their own stables of space-faring cosmic characters, but which ones have the most cinematic potential? Hit the link to see our top picks!

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