Science Fiction arguably began thousands of years ago, when an ancient author first penned The Epic of Gilgamesh. Ever since then, humans have been asking the questions: who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going?
Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, has been called the first work of true Sci-Fi literature. Writers like H.G. Wells, E.M. Forester, and even Edgar Allen Poe have shaped the genre. We went through a phase of short stories published in pulp magazines. Then, the narrative moved to television. Classic films like Godzilla, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Metropolis, and others defined modern Sci-Fi for good.
At its core, even as the genre moved to shows like Star Trek, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galatica, Babylon 5, and Stargate SG-1, Sci-Fi still asks the same questions about the nature of our existence and our place among the stars as it did when Mary Shelly first penned Frankenstein in 1818. Other people might think of Sci-Fi as that “weird” television and stick to their crime fiction and melodramas, but we geeks and nerds know the truth: Sci-Fi has shaped the modern world. It is, at its heart, deeply philosophical fiction, and we wouldn’t be human without it.
Here at TeeHunter, we get it. We love Sci-Fi too. That’s why we’ve gone around the web and found all the best tees that pay homage to the movies and shows we know and love from the beginning of modern Science Fiction. So, scroll down and explore. You’re likely to find something you like. If you know of a Sci-Fi tee and don’t see it here, give us a holler by submitting it so we can add it to the collection. We’re always looking for more!
Keep calm and nerd on! Sci-Fi fandoms: unite!