This week, we watched an excellent video about romance in fantasy and science fiction over at io9. Inspired by the idea, we decided to put together our own list of our favorite couples in science fiction and fantasy across formats — from books to television shows to films. These are the geek culture romances that made us swoon, bite our nails, or shed a tear, from destined lovers, to enemies whose passions evolved, to the will-they-or-won’t-they pairs that finally did. As always, keep in mind that these are simply our favorites — so read through the list and add your own in the comments!
Eve & Wall-E, WALL-E
We never imagined we could be so touched by a love story about two robots — a trash compactor and a vegetation evaluator, no less. Their story is rote — one robot (whose best friend is a cockroach) likes another robot, who doesn’t give him the time of day, until she does. Maybe it’s the silent movie-style delicacy of action, or the fact that they’re just both so cute we were already in love with them from the jump, but we think this romance is one for the ages.