Space: the Final Frontier. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… These are phrases that we all know and love - household phrases that prove the thriving, lively popularity of science fiction in our mainstream culture. Everyone knows about Star Wars, Star Trek, Blade Runner and the on-going list of sci-fi classics because of their engaging drama, their charm, their timeless stories, and their irresistible ability to entertain. But what most people may not realize is that science fiction is a much more influential genre than we may take it to be at first glance. The genre is a sneaky creature, impacting our culture just as much as our culture influences it.