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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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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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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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Best Halloween Costume Ever

Best Halloween Costume Ever

I got this picture in an email today. This is the coolest thing I have seen since that old white guy smoked a cig in a Herman Cain video. Yes, this is Han Solo riding a Tauntaun in Hoth garb.  

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Toy Line Nirvanna

Toy Line Nirvanna

You can ask any geek when they gave up action figures and they’ll almost always give you a heartbreaking tale of selling off their precious He-Man collection to pay for books at college, or of some bitchy step-mom dumping a ton of Star Wars figs, including Boba Fett, at a garage sale. Well, the joke’s […]

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Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Natalie Portman

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Natalie Portman

Sharing the birth date of June 9th with other A-listers Johnny Depp and Michael J. Fox, Natalie Portman’s success almost seems predestined. Recognized primarily for her portrayal of Padme Amidala in Star Wars episodes one through three, Natalie is also an accomplished scholar with a love of mathematics “because there’s always an answer.” A two-time […]

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Star Wars Swag: R2D2 Edition

Star Wars Swag: R2D2 Edition

The world’s most-beloved beeping trash can has been the subject of everything from t-shirts to lunch boxes ever since the first movie premiered on May 25th, 1977. Inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame in 2003, Artoo and his robotic life-partner C3PO have appeared on Sesame Street, on USPS boxes, and were the co-hosts of […]

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Pac Man Oven Mitt

The Geekly Gourmet: Cookie Edition

Searching for some nerd-o-rific nibbling ideas for your next all-night sci-fi marathon? Look no further. Here are some amazing, simple cookie ideas for the next Black Ops tournament or coding session. With Valentine’s Day looming next month, it’s also a good idea to order now and perfect your technique if you plan to make some […]

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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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Yes, it has been done before, but not like this!

Star Wars vs. Star Trek: Make It So

  Should the Q ever indulge a sci-fi cross-over, Star Trek versus Star Wars would be the ultimate confrontation. Initially, First Contact and diplomatic relations would be established. Chewbacca and Worf would spar on the holodeck, Leia and Captain Janeway could discourse on the merits of one bun or two, and of course Luke and […]

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