Science Fiction is when a story explores the effects of science or extrapolated science (or applied science, i.e. technology) on people or society. Informally, "sci fi" can refer to anything with the trappings of Science Fiction, such Space Opera or Steampunk. I guess I am missing the point. Are you saying you watch Walking Dead because there's nothing else on that you like? Or that TV is so bad that it makes you lose your grasp of English? I don't see how using accurate terminology is quibbling-- if you like something, why be afraid to call it what it is? No, I'm not telepathic and it's not baloney. I just have a basic grasp of how people think. We're not talking about rocket science here-- or even rocket science fiction. Hardly, unless you think that voting is involved somehow. If most people think that Humans and Dinosaurs co-existed (probably because they've seen that old "Science Fiction" show The Flintstones ), they're still wrong. TV Guide is hilarious. They did a special magazine about Star Trek a few years ago, and their descriptions in the episode guide cracked me up. Their view of "Requiem For Methuselah" was something along the lines of, "The costumes were nice, but they should have ditched the sub-plot about the android."