It has a healthy element of fantasy. Arguably most of what is passed off as "Sci-Fi" is actually "Space Fantasy". Wild speculation and conjecture is the basis for creative thought, but I have met a few who have invested their entire being to another person's visions of fantasy. Deep end Trekkers and Otaku are psychologially imbalanced people that snipe at you vicously if you even hint the faintest aspect of their life absorbing obsession is unreal. I consider Transformers fantasy, with no scientific backing for the most of the concepts the story is based on. What I was pointing out was the un-originality and overuse of n-Dimensional packing, by the 1950s it had become "old hat" to fiction writers. A technology that reasonable scientists have yet to believe is possible given the known realm of physics and current borderline theories.