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Not all that glitters is gold

Not all that glitters is gold

VISORs Are a Star Trek-Loving Girl’s Best Friend

Etsy seller Eyephoria Design will make you a ring that looks just like Geordi La Forge’s VISOR. Buy it for yourself, or as a gift for whoever you’re seeing at the moment.

Did you see what I did there?

Previously in Star Trek

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And Now, The Winners Of the First Annual Mary Sues

You over the Oscars yet? Over its lack of surprises and its egregious absence of extravagant musical numbers (AMPAS, how can you have Ellen host and not give her a dance number?) and its general boringness? Good. Me, too. We have a much more fun awards reveal for you today: The 2014 Mary Sues, which is like the Oscars, except only geeky films are in the running and for the last month we’ve invited you to vote on the winners.

And we have something the Academy Awards doesn’t have: GIFS.

Let’s get started:

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This Is Your Last Chance to Vote In the 2014 Mary Sues, Our Geeky Alternative to the Oscars

Psst. Did you hear about the Mary Sues, where we ask our readers to vote on the biggest genre film achievements of 2013? I only ask because when the Oscars start—8:30 pm EST, Sunday, March 2nd—the Mary Sues will end. You still have a whole weekend before we stop counting responses. Plenty of time to vote for:

Best Picture
Best Lead Actress
Best Lead Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best New (to Film) Female Character
Best Villain
Best Fight
Biggest Disappointment
Most Looking Forward to in 2014

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Classy Jewelry For The Distinguished Sci-Fi Nerd

Etsy seller Lauren Goldberg (aka Auberg Designs) hand cuts fantastic sci-fi and fantasy silhouettes out of sheet brass, copper, etc to create a standout look for any occasion. Take a look at her work featuring Doctor Who, Star Trek, and more!

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The Geekiest Moments of the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes, that other movie awards ceremony, happened last night, and between hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and other lovely ladies and gents in attendance, there were quite a few clips you’re probably interested in seeing again. And if you didn’t see them the first time, then you should come on in and watch Tony Stark give Lois Lane a Golden Globe, find out who got an award straight from the Khaleesi, and who showed up for a tiny Pirates of the Caribbean reunion.

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Say Hello to the Prohibitively Expensive Mean Girls Jewelry You’ve Always Wanted

The bangle with the pink gem? It’s called “Damien.” The YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US bracelet? It’s $110. So I suggest you find your nearest “cool mom” and manipulate her into buying one for you when the line launches in February.

Previously in Mean Girls

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Woman Finds 2,000-Year-Old Gold Ring, Proceeds To Not Throw It Into Mount Doom

“When he told me it was an ancient gold ring, it felt like a gift from the underworld. It was my magnificent ring. I didn’t want to give it up.”The Local tells us about Camilla Lundin, who was walking through a field when she happened upon a gold ring that, upon scientific examination, was determined to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,000 years old. She sold the ring to the Swedish government for $1,672 and the opportunity to not have her soul slowly corrupted over the course of centuries. “I guess I knew right away it was special,” says Lundin, “but I had no idea just how valuable it was.”

Would you say it was… precious?

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In 2013, Failing the Bechdel Test Was Bad for Your Movie’s Bottom Line

Ahh, it’s good to see The Bechdel Test used where it is most applicable: as a lens through which to expose a misrepresentational trend in modern film overall rather than specifically. Vocativ took nearly fifty of this year’s top grossing blockbusters, sorted them by whether they failed or passed the test. Turns out movies that passed were significantly more financially successful than not.

This is merely correlation between having movies make sure that their female characters, even the secondary ones, are shown to have thoughts and feelings that revolve around something other than male characters. What’s much more likely to be the causation, though, is that effective writing means you get good female characters, and effective writing produces successful movies.

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Warner Bros. Unimpressed by Weinstein Lawsuit for Hobbit Profits

Bob and Harvey Weinstein are suing Warner Bros. for a share of the profits on the second two Hobbit movies, which isn’t so much like thirteen dwarves trying to get some gold from a dragon, but two dragons trying to get some gold from each other.

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Cookie Monster Stars in Sesame Street Lord of the Rings Parody

I bet you didn’t expect to see a Galadriel or Gandalf Muppet today. And if you’re wondering what Richard Armitage‘s Thorin might look like in a similar style go no further.

Previously in Sesame Street

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