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Poll: The best fantasy is:
  • 33% - Space opera, like Star Wars and Babylon 5! 539
  • 11.2% - Magic-based, like Legend and Sinbad! 182
  • 31.7% - More historical, like Lord of the Rings. 517
  • 8.5% - Set in the modern-era, like Willy Wonka and Highlander. 139
  • 3.5% - Full of monsters, like Twilight and The Monster Squad. 57
  • 2.5% - Some other sub-genre I’ll rant about in the comments. 40
  • 9.7% - There is no good fantasy, and there never will be. 158
1632 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?



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shalahoyden


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I want to answer this poll, but since you lumped Twilight and The Monster Squad in the same category I can't bring myself to do it.

btpaschke


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Actually, there's no bad genre of fantasy, just bad executions within the genre.

Dwergmal


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Dwergmal

Cowboy space pirate adventures! Nothing beats Serenity! Firefly is the best.

ckeilah


quality posts: 149 Private Messages ckeilah

porno

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Moueska


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Dwergmal wrote:Cowboy space pirate adventures! Nothing beats Serenity! Firefly is the best.



Cowboy Bebop almost falls into this category. Doesn't it?

roybentley


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I, too, came here to whine about the lack of a Firefly option.

Moueska


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roybentley wrote:I, too, came here to whine about the lack of a Firefly option.



I lumped it under "Space Opera".

nastyducky


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Dwergmal wrote:Cowboy space pirate adventures! Nothing beats Serenity! Firefly is the best.



Yes, and "undead but not zombie" such as Dead Like Me.

charcustom


quality posts: 1 Private Messages charcustom

What is "historical" about LotR?

expwnent


quality posts: 0 Private Messages expwnent

daPC LOAD LETTER is wrong with the person who came up with this poll?

WhiteyMcWhitster


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I was thinking post-apocalyptic.

spikegirl


quality posts: 0 Private Messages spikegirl

Love Love Love that the poll mentions Babylon 5!

SumDuud


quality posts: 21 Private Messages SumDuud

...involves some hottie actress or athlete!

Let's see the quality impulse buys!
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Contrarian by nature.

thorozaine


quality posts: 1 Private Messages thorozaine

I dig Supernatural Noir, like "The Dresden Files" by Jim Butcher. That's been my favorite for a long time running now.

knn7496


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Musical, life should e a musical!

Mandarista


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There is nothing "historical" about lord of the rings. If anything, LoTR should be lumped in the "magic" category with legend.There are some strange lumped-together genres going on in this poll...

I'm going to pretend the awful monstrosity that is twilight never existed, and say monsters like REAL werewolves (the scary kind) and Frankensteins creation should be a category instead

oclafretep


quality posts: 1 Private Messages oclafretep

Post-Apocalyptic Steampunk!

lavakris


quality posts: 2 Private Messages lavakris

football

embhorn


quality posts: 2 Private Messages embhorn

lsuchom


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lsuchom

ummmm harry potter, duh

Mortuorum


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Mortuorum

...well written. There are classics and utter junk in every listed category. (And Doctor Who, which is kinda all of the above.)

HeadAcheJoe


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Joss Whedon should be it's own category...
Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible (for the musical fan), Avengers...

In fact, he's kind of an "All of the Above" answer.

HeadAcheJoe


quality posts: 4 Private Messages HeadAcheJoe

Other acceptable answers:

Post-Apocalyptic, like Road Warrior and Ice Pirates/Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
Soft-Core GLBT, like Xena and Lost Girl
Swords and Sandals, like Conan and Beastmaster

lichme


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The best fantasy is: Final Fantasy

btparic


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"More historical, like Lord of the Rings."

O_O

Someone skipped world history I guess, eh? =P

prfesser


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a sexual one. Preferably with monsters, magicians, vampire babes, triple-breasted whores, mustard, relish, and cheese.

Moueska


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prfesser wrote:a sexual one. Preferably with monsters, magicians, vampire babes, triple-breasted whores, mustard, relish, and cheese.



You forgot tentacles.

dymongoose


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"Historical" was the wrong word. I think they're looking for "Classic" or "High" Fantasy.

Historical implies that it is based off of real events / locales.

RWoodward


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dymongoose wrote:"Historical" was the wrong word. I think they're looking for "Classic" or "High" Fantasy.

Historical implies that it is based off of real events / locales.



Sword and Sorcery is the common term.

hwalsh10284


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I don't get how Lord of the Rings is historical.

hwalsh10284


quality posts: 1 Private Messages hwalsh10284

All fantasy is good when it is well written if its a book. Well written, acted and directed with good special effects if it is a movie or TV show. The same applies to all Scifi.

ravynwolf


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Mandarista wrote:There is nothing "historical" about lord of the rings. If anything, LoTR should be lumped in the "magic" category with legend.There are some strange lumped-together genres going on in this poll...

I'm going to pretend the awful monstrosity that is twilight never existed, and say monsters like REAL werewolves (the scary kind) and Frankensteins creation should be a category instead



QFT
I could see Twilight via Mystery Science Theater but don't think I could watch it otherwise.

airmaus


quality posts: 0 Private Messages airmaus

Fantasy football still counts as fantasy!

ambergreen


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charcustom wrote:What is "historical" about LotR?



I was wondering how it wasn't magical...

ladyloerya


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ravynwolf wrote:QFT
I could see Twilight via Mystery Science Theater but don't think I could watch it otherwise.



I have to say, despite being in the minority here of liking Twilight (books, not so much movies), I would LOOOOOOVE to see Twilight through MST3K!

Otherwise, my response to the poll is any of the above genres are good that are more character based - especially exploring what it means to be human. In my opinion, isn't that what fantasy is for? To help see ourselves from a different perspective?

PatrickWenger


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cyber-punk of course

prfesser


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Moueska wrote:You forgot tentacles.



Ooooopps! Dam!!! You're right. MUST HAVE TENTACLES! The more the merrier.