Once again, a genre show has used chess as a metaphor – this time it was the latest episode of Outlander (you can see our review here). Sci-Fi and fantasy loves chess because of the whole dark versus light vibe. There are also pawn and checkmate metaphors galore to have fun with. It reminded me of a daft little project I did on Facebook page last year. Some of you may have seen this before but hey, it took a while to put together so I thought it was worth another airing.
I don’t see why it always has to be chess in sci-fi and fantasy when there are so many other games to choose from. So here are some famous chess scenes from sci-fi and fantasy that have had the chess replaced…
2001: A Space Odyssey
Dawn Of The Dead (Remake)
The Seventh Seal
X-Men: First Class