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The New Companion

The New Companion

Stephen Moffat recently announced that Jennifer-Louise Coleman of “Emmerdale” and “Waterloo Road” will replace Gillan as the new companion on Doctor Who.

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Sci-fi and Superhero films to look forward to for 2012 and 2013

Sci-fi and Superhero films to look forward to for 2012 and 2013

The year 2012 holds the release of many widely anticipated films. There’s such a huge variety of titles being released too, that there is surely something for everyone and everyone’s taste! Here we will give you a low-down of the biggest names and the films you should definitely be looking forward too!

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Women of Sci-Fi: Kristanna Loken

Women of Sci-Fi: Kristanna Loken

Kristanna Loken, who was born Kristanna Sommer Løken in New York on October 8, 1979 and began her career as a model in 1994 at the tender age of 15. During that same year, she also began her acting career with a single episode appearance on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns. Although Loken did find semi-regular work from the very beginning, it was her part as a cyborg in the 2003 feature film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines which was considered to be her breakout role. No stranger to sci-fi, Loken had already racked up multiple genre references before joining the cast of T3.

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Women of Sci-Fi: Natasha Henstridge

Women of Sci-Fi: Natasha Henstridge

Natasha Henstridge is tall, blonde and beautiful. She is also best known for her portrayal of Sil, an alien-human hybrid with a deadly instinct to breed. As a captivating alien, she left a trail of dead lovers who fell for her lethal charms.

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Women of Sci-Fi: Gina Torres

Women of Sci-Fi: Gina Torres

A veteran of the science fiction and fantasy genres, Gina Torres has a list of credits a mile long. Chances are, if you haven’t lived under a rock for the past two decades, you recognize her from Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Firefly/Serenity, or one of the three Matrix projects in which she’s played a role.

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Women of Sci-Fi: Sigourney Weaver

Women of Sci-Fi: Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver has long been noted as the “Sci-Fi Queen” for her dedication to the fantasy and science fiction genres. Known primarily as Ellen in the Alien series, she has also been featured in Gorillas in the Mist, the Ghostbusters films, and, more recently, in James Cameron’s Avatar.

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Women of Sci-Fi: Amanda Tapping

Women of Sci-Fi: Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping is a UK born actress who has lent her acting skills to sci-fi series such as Stargate SG-1 and Sanctuary. Amanda has entertained us for years while starring in the Stargate series. She has bravely extended her career into other filmmaking directions and continuously offers her fans quality performances.

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Women of Sci-Fi: Katee Sackhoff

Women of Sci-Fi: Katee Sackhoff

Known by most fans for her portrayal as Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on Battlestar Galactica, Katee Sackhoff is every nerd’s fantasy girl. She has an impressive resume of acting and voice credits, a tomboy-next-door appeal, and she named her dog Meatball.

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Women of Sci-Fi: Grace Park

Women of Sci-Fi: Grace Park

With her beauty and willingness to tackle uncomfortable scenes, Grace Park has made quite a name for herself among the sci-fi community. Amazingly, Grace didn’t think that acting would be a career, and she took steps to ensure she would be covered in case ‘the call’ never came.

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Women of Sci-Fi: Kate Mulgrew

Women of Sci-Fi: Kate Mulgrew

She may be known best by science fiction fans as Captain Kathryn Janeway of the Starship Voyager, but Katherine Kiernan Maria “Kate” Mulgrew has a long history in the acting world that runs the gambit from theater to television to film and even into the realm of commercials. Her acting career spans more than 35 years and she has done more with that time than many actors and actresses will do in their lifetimes.

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Women of Sci-Fi: Tricia Helfer

Women of Sci-Fi: Tricia Helfer

Recognizable to Battlestar fans as the voluptuous Cylon Number Six, Tricia Helfer has enjoyed a successful career that has included modeling, television, and film.

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Women of Sci-Fi: Michelle Forbes

Women of Sci-Fi: Michelle Forbes

Michelle Forbes is a dark-haired statuesque sci-fi bit of loveliness, and is sure to have starred in the dreams of many a science fiction fan with her seductively distinctive voice and variety of roles.

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Women of Sci-Fi: Carrie Fisher

Women of Sci-Fi: Carrie Fisher

While Hollywood often attempts to paint actresses as either squeaky-clean paragons of virtue or fallen, wild women, Carrie is decidedly candid about her struggles and triumphs over the course of the last three and a half decades. Never one to pull a punch, Carrie is unafraid to speak her mind and often does so in shocking fashion.

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Women of Sci-Fi: Jolene Blalock

Women of Sci-Fi: Jolene Blalock

The finest full-blooded Vulcan to ever grace the screen. When life-long Trek fans tuned in to the new series Enterprise (later restyled Star Trek: Enterprise) in the fall of 2001, acting newcomer Jolene Blalock immediately gained attention as one of the most fine-boned, tiny full-blooded Vulcans to ever grace the screen. While this may have […]

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Women of Sci-Fi: Claudia Black

Women of Sci-Fi: Claudia Black

The Beautiful Voice of Science Fiction Born Claudia Lee Black, this famous Stargate and Farscape actress has gained a reputation among fans and critics everywhere for portraying strong-willed and sexy characters ranging across the sci-fi and fantasy genres. Much to the chagrin of fans, Black will not reveal exactly when she was born. She has […]

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Women of Sci-Fi: Morena Baccarin

Women of Sci-Fi: Morena Baccarin

Not just a pretty cog in the Hollywood Machine. With her striking short hair and deep brown eyes, Morena Baccarin could be dismissed as just one of the thousands of pretty cogs that make up the Hollywood machine. However, her incredible talent, work ethic, and willingness to meet differing roles head-on makes her an actress […]

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T-Shirt Displays at a Sci-Fi Convention

T-Shirt Displays at a Sci-Fi Convention

This topic strays from the mission of the website slightly, hopefully not too far. It does in fact deal with two things nerds like, namely t-shirts and sci-fi conventions. This post could also serve as intricate study into the analysis paralysis I routinely fall into. To those of you just wandering across the web, I […]

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The Future of Intelligent Technology

The Future of Intelligent Technology

Technology keeps getting better and better, not simply at a steady rate, but exponentially. With any exponential increase, there are really only two possibilities: it will either level off, or explode. That explosion could result in the destruction of everything we know, for worse, or (depending on your point of view) for better. Futurists such […]

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Geek Stuff Abounds

Geek Stuff Abounds

Sometimes you just get lost in the interwebs and you find the coolest stuff. I started off down the rabbit hole and here are three cool things that I found right in my own state.

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Five of the Most Wicked Sci-Fi Villains

Five of the Most Wicked Sci-Fi Villains

Without a dastardly villain, our sci-fi heroes would have very little to do. Moreover, a science fiction movie is only as good as its nastiest bad guy. Here are five of the worst villains in sci-fi movies, or maybe five of the best.

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Defending Science Fiction

Defending Science Fiction

One of the most common misconceptions is that Sci-Fi is for children. While the genre is peppered with phasers and space ships, underneath it all lies so much more, allowing the reader to ponder “What if?”

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The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

If you’re not old enough to remember when the show aired on prime time, there’s a good chance you’ve seen at least part of an episode of the original Twilight Zone television program.

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Does Science Fiction Make Kids Smarter?

Does Science Fiction Make Kids Smarter?

Do you think that the imaginings of science fiction films and books pushes kids into wanting to pursue an education in that field?

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You know you are saying KHAAAN!! right now

Star Trek 2 – To Khan or Not to Khan?

So, like a typical fan-boy I got thoroughly excited when rumors started spreading about Benicio del Toro playing Khan in the new Star Trek. In my opinion, del Toro’s intensity would have been prefect for the role.

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Life is a Stage or a Holodeck?

Life is a Stage or a Holodeck?

Star Trek has been off the air for years, but perhaps with the reboot of the series on the silver screen has given the shows esteemed alum a reason to come out of obscurity and walk across the Broadway Stage.

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What Will Become of Ender’s Game When it’s Shoved on the Big Screen?

What Will Become of Ender’s Game When it’s Shoved on the Big Screen?

It would truly be a shame if anyone ruined what could be considered one of the greatest science fiction novels of the modern era.

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Star Wars Vs. Star Trek

Star Wars Vs. Star Trek

A conflict that is decades old involving a captain of the Starship Enterprise and a gold bikini clad princess from a galaxy far far away has recently resurfaced. The actors portraying these iconic characters have taken a few jabs at one another over which science fiction franchise is superior.

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Star Wars Boardgames

Star Wars Boardgames

Star Wars has entered the hearts and homes of fans everywhere. Game manufacturers have tapped into the popular sci-fi franchise and now lucky followers of George Lucas’ creation can buy detailed and inventive board games built with the Star Wars theme. Star Wars Monopoly Monopoly has been recreated numerous times and has included several Star […]

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Nerdy Sci-Fi Videos

Nerdy Sci-Fi Videos

Sci-fi parodies have been created multiple times to mimic different movies, television shows and franchises. Several attention grabbing spoofs are: Who knew that a flying hand-held grocery basket could look so much like a flying space vehicle? Well, the creators of this short food themed “Star Wars” parody discovered that it could and pieced together […]

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Strong Women in Sci-fi and Fantasy

Strong Women in Sci-fi and Fantasy

Speaking from a male perspective, I feel I am in a position to examine a phenomenon that is the by-product of the science fiction and fantasy genre. Namely, what is it about the beautiful and often violent women of these genres that draw men in and attract their undying attention? The first thing that comes […]

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Daniel X: Extremely Good or Extremely Unfaithful?

Daniel X: Extremely Good or Extremely Unfaithful?

James Patterson’s The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is possibly going to transition to the silver screen. One of most incredible things about the situation involves the speed at which the novel was optioned. Daniel X was released in July 2008, but New Regency Productions had already obtained the rights to make a movie in […]

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Space is Still Florida’s Final Frontier

Space is Still Florida’s Final Frontier

July’s “last” NASA shuttle launch may have been the end of an era, but it isn’t the end of Florida’s heart for space exploration. Would-be space loving travellers should not fret.  I still remember my first trip to Florida in the early ‘90s. A school trip took me and about twenty other students from Canada […]

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Top 5 Arcade Game Babes

Top 5 Arcade Game Babes

Gaming babes sure have changed since the early days of stand-up arcade machines. Where once we could rely on a pixel or two to create a healthy cleavage, these days, one sexy pair of lips is made up of thousands of colors and even more pixels than you can shake a giant, unwieldy joystick at. […]

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Weekly Geeky Digest – 08/27/2011

Weekly Geeky Digest – 08/27/2011

I am going to start a weekly collection(who am I kidding, I could never commit to a routine) of cool things I discovered on the interwebs. Hopefully you will find them interesting. The Netflix Aftermath Wars: Blockbuster versus Redbox I have to admit, I’ve never seen a Blockbuster DVD kiosk. And in my city of […]

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Top 5 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Do-Overs

Top 5 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Do-Overs

Unlike in golf, do-overs of your favorite sci-fi and fantasy works generally suck. Not always, no, but it can be hard to improve on perfection. Just ask Johnny Depp about that creepy Willy Wonka re-make, or anyone that’ll acknowledge the Planet of the Apes do-over. So here’s our list of the ones that work 5) […]

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Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Summer Glau

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Summer Glau

If you call yourself a geek, you instantly recognize Summer Glau. With leads in Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, and The Cage, Summer has attracted more starring roles in her 29 years than many actresses twice her age. Not one to slouch, she has also taken smaller roles in other nerd-centric entertainment such as […]

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Why so Blue? You had a good year.

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Zoe Saldana

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last ten years, you recognize Zoe Saldana immediately. Best known for her roles as Uhura on Star Trek and Neytiri in Avatar, both roles that she has agreed to reprise, Zoe is both a classic beauty and an actress unafraid to stretch in a role whether […]

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Resistance is Futile

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Jeri Ryan

You probably recognize her most for her role as 7 of 9, the outrageously-attractive ex-Borg of Voyager. Perhaps you know her as Ronnie Cooke on Boston Public. Or maybe you half-remember the scandalous particulars of her divorce from former Senate candidate Jack Ryan. No matter how she caught your attention, Jeri Ryan is a force […]

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This has never happened before

The Ten Worst Cliches of Fantasy and Sci-Fi

While it is true there is nothing new under the sun and that there are only seven stories in the world, some plot elements are over-used so often that the mere mention of them in a new piece of fiction is anathema. Whether you’re a budding writer, avid reader, or a film aficionado, here are […]

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Assimilation Complete

The Ten Foxiest Women of Sci-Fi

In science fiction, it isn’t enough to simply stand there and be beautiful. After all, nerdy, intelligent men like nerdy, intelligent women! One-dimensional women bore a smart man, and these ladies are anything but boring. Here are the top ten most foxy -and- gutsy women of sci-fi. Katee Sackhoff Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on Battlestar Galactica. […]

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No, ET didnt make the list

The Top 9 Lamest Alien Races

  In the world of sci-fi, there are many outstanding races, species, and cultures. The majestic Klingons, with their frightening dentition and enthusiastic mating rituals. The exotic, beautiful Na’vi. Even the Jedi, with their mixing of cultures, are fascinating in their variety. However, there are times when you feel the urge to leap to your […]

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Ten Nerdalicious Non-Mainstream Movies

Ten Nerdalicious Non-Mainstream Movies

Bored and Nerdy? Here are some ‘off the beaten path’ movies you need to put on your netflix queue:

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