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That Time Neil DeGrasse Tyson Expressed His Love For Star Trek’s Enterprise In A Surprise Appearance At Comic-Con

To Boldly Go

Lots of things happened at Comic-Con last weekend, most of which you’ll probably never see or hear about. The big announcements are splashed all over the internet while the little amazing things slip through the cracks. But if you’re there to witness one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments in person, your joy will know no bounds. That must have been what it was like for the audience of the annual Starship Smackdown panel in which Thor and X-Men: First Class co-writer Ashley Edward MillerLegend of the Seeker producer Kay ReindlStar Wars: Clone Wars writer Steve Melching, Free Enterprise producer Robert Meyer BurnettGeek Magazine editor Jeff Bond, and artist Chris Gossett joined to decide which sci-fi spaceship is the best in a bracket competition. Except they couldn’t. So they asked the audience for help. And Neil DeGrasse Tyson gave his expert astrophysicist (read: fan) opinion. Watch and be awed.

(via Seriocity)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."