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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: 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: 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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Why Do Superheroes Insist on Fighting in Their Underwear?

Why Do Superheroes Insist on Fighting in Their Underwear?

In the dangerous world of super-crime, the super-hero trend has been to avoid the use of protective gear altogether and simply strip down to the bare minimum.

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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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The Geek’s Guide To Girls: How Nerds Can Get Girls

The Geek’s Guide To Girls: How Nerds Can Get Girls

Author: Joseph Matthews Okay, so you’re a geek. You’ve finally taken enough time off from your Star Trek marathon and your World Of Warcraft guild doesn’t have any major sieges planned for the moment, so you find yourself with a bit of free time. Now… is it going to be alone time? You decide you […]

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What New Dictionary Words Tell Us About How Much We Suck

What New Dictionary Words Tell Us About How Much We Suck

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary is turning 100 years old and to celebrate they added 400 new words. For those of you who were smarter than to study etymology (study of words), semantics (study of meaning) or lexicography (the study of dictionaries) and thus don’t know, this is kind of a big deal. The new […]

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Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Jennifer Connelly

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Jennifer Connelly

Now 40, Jennifer Connelly has been working for thirty years. A polyglot who is fluent in French, Italian, and English, she has excelled in virtually every arena she has tried. A successful child model, she segued seamlessly into acting before taking up humanitarian causes with Amnesty International. A mother twice, she is currently expecting her […]

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Where to Meet Smart Ladies (And Places to Avoid)

Where to Meet Smart Ladies (And Places to Avoid)

Now that you know how to date successfully, many of you are already whining. “But Matt, where do we meet the ladies? I work hunched in a cubicle, surrounded by a hundred other guys. The only female I see daily works at the Starbucks in the lobby, and she’s a grandma to sixteen!” Relax, guys, […]

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Geek’s Guide to Dating

If you’re the kind of guy who’d rather watch The Big Bang Theory or code the night away than suffer through conversations about reality television in some tedious bar, take heart. While dating isn’t the easiest for geeks, it can be done. Einstein was married for 17 years before the death of his wife, Elsa. […]

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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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