We're more than grateful that these villains are fictitious.
Science fiction is full of dastardly villains and terrifying creatures, but these ten characters from movies, books, and TV are the worst of the worst.Read More
The Hey Arnold! movie has a title! Are you ready for it?Read More
It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.
Last month Syfy's new programming chief promised that the network would be returning to its roots by attempting to recapture the network's pre-name-change "serious tone," and, well, attempting a sequel to one of the most iconic films ever is one way to do that, I guess. Memories of shark-based weather phenomena fading...fading...Read More
"I walked on your face!" -Buzz Aldrin to the Moon.
Buzz Aldrin, who you may know from being the second person to walk on the Moon, did an AMA on Reddit yesterday, and that's how we got this great dramatic reading of one of his answers from Redditor el_lou-derino. Read more from the AMA and learn about the #Apollo45 campaign after the jump.Read More
I'm afraid I can't stop laughing, Dave.
Everything Jon Benjamin does instantly becomes the absolute greatest. Now, he's done us all a favor and improved 2001: A Space Odyssey by replacing HAL's voice. It might be more comedic this way, but HAL 9000 is also even creepier as a giggling lunatic.Read More
We're not trying to fear monger, here, but if you buy an Xbox One, maybe don't give it control over the pod bay doors.
Seemingly in touch with our dilemma over what to call the new Xbox, the filmmakers over at Gritty Reboots have offered assistance in this conundrum. Considering the new console aspires to run your entire living room and likely won't stop there, their latest short suggests we can just call the new system HAL. Just keep in mind that while the new system won't be "always on," unplugging it will be the saddest act in the history of ever.Read More
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In Which We Make A Terrible Pun
Sure, you can go the traditional hearts and flowers route on Valentine's Day, but if you read this site we're willing to bet your interests lie elsewhere. Is there a cute girl in your particle physics lab, or perhaps a handsome Dungeon Master in your life? Maybe you just want to tell your mom how special she is. Regardless, here are some geeky valentines to tell someone you love them, and if you're lucky they'll say, "I know," then get frozen in carbonite and taken away by Boba Fett.Read More
Now You Can Give Locking Yourself Out of the House Geeky Flair with This Life-Size HAL 9000 Replica [Video]
There's two ways you can get your hands on a movie-accurate replica of the nefarious artificial intelligence HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. The first -- provided you have no qualms with the destruction of property and your own reputation -- is smashing open the display case of cinematic tchotchkes at Planet Hollywood. The second, and comparatively least felonious, option is shelling out an honest buck for a HAL 9000 of your own. Currently on sale at ThinkGeek, every adult geek's one stop shop for frivolous spending, this reproduction of everyone's favorite wall-mounted A.I. unit comes programmed with 15 chillingly calm phrases and other goodies sure to make innocuous trips across the living room into a paranoid experience!Read More
For A More Civilized Age
What would the trailer for Stanley Kubrick's influential science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey look like if it were released today? Well, probably a lot like the one above, recut by the folks at Film School Rejects. Let's be honest, it's probably unlikely that a super intelligent, groundbreaking film like 2001 wouldn't attract today's moviegoers without some dramatic trailer sequences. All this trailer needs to be truly modern is a few Michael Bay-ish explosions, a few scenes that aren't actually included in the final cut of the film, and the key plot-spoiling element of the movie. (via i09.)Read More
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read
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Things We Saw Today
How well do the Double Rainbow guy and 2001: A Space Odyssey go together? Surprisingly well, that's how well. What vaults Double Rainbow above the lowly sphere of memes, through the mainstream, and into transcendence is that in addition to being a humorous Internet phenomenon, it speaks to us. We could see someone who knows nothing about the origins of Double Rainbow slipping the video below into a yoga class lineup, and it being everyone's favorite yoga class that year.Read More