It’s not easy being a hardcore sci-fi head over the age of 18. People hurl insults at you like "nerd," "geek," and "virgin," and clown you for attending Star Trek conventions in your “Live Long And Prosper” T-shirt or for reading Star Wars fan fiction. It can be pretty hurtful.

We feel your pain, fellow genre lovers. Around here, we’re not afraid to flaunt our appreciation for niche movies, alternative comics, and other forms of entertainment that could give Billy Zabka-type bullies fodder for jokes.

For example, we're just as excited for Star Trek Into Darkness as the next Trekkie (which also means being just as nervous as the next Trekkie).

To ride out that long stretch before Friday, watch some of the 50 Best Sci-Movies, which we’re more than glad to revisit for your debating needs/pleasure.

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Written by Matt Barone (@MBarone)