Category: Science Fiction

Rules of Time Travel

Not all sci-fi movies use the same rules of time travel. For example, the Back to the Future trilogy is based on the idea of multiple timelines, whereas Twelve Monkeys is based on the idea of a single loop that cannot be changed. This chart lays out the various theories. Click for a better view:


Star Wars Family Tree

WARNING: SPOILERS! With the release of Star Wars Episode 9, UsefulCharts decided to update the family tree chart (click to enlarge). Older updates from The Force Awakens and prior episodes are also shown below. Please be warned that these charts may contain spoilers as well as fan-based theories that have yet to be confirmed or denied. Detailed charts, simplified versions, and older charts are below. Check them out, and then see the Star Wars Characters chart and our other Star Wars related charts (thumbnails at bottom) too.

Star Wars Family Tree Episode 9

Updated Star Wars Family Tree

Simplified version:

And… here’s the old chart:


Jungian Archetypes

The Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre is filled with characters based on Jungian archetypes. Harry Potter, LOTR, Star Wars, and Firefly are great examples.


Star Wars Alphabets

How many can you get?

All 26 Yup, you’re a geek!
20-25 What? Are you a Trekkie or something?
5-19 Average
1-4 Why are you even looking at this?
0 Hmmm… you must be either under the age of 1 or over the age of 100.


Too difficult? Maybe you’ll find this one easier:


Star Wars Timelines

Wow! Check out these beautiful maps / timelines / works-of-art summarizing the original Star Wars trilogy. He also has similar charts for the Indiana Jones movies.

A New Hope:


Empire Strikes Back:


Return of the Jedi:


Star Trek Characters

Here is a chart of practically every Star Trek bridge officer from all five Star Trek shows arranged according to character name and role. Please note that exact parallels are impossible to make so what the author was aiming for here were roles that are roughly analogous, not 100% the same.