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10 Characters From Sci-Fi We Never Want to Meet

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.

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Things We Saw Today: Morgan Freeman Guides Us as New GPS Navigation Voice

Several actors have lent their voice to GPS navigational systems over the years, but one we didn't realize we were missing all along until now was Morgan Freeman.

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Making the Dream Team: 9 Bad-Ass Ladies Who Were the Only Woman in Their Sci-Fi/Fantasy Stories

In sci-fi and fantasy, I've noticed that the Smurfette Principle often combines with Trinity Syndrome. That is to say, usually the lone Smurfette will also be super bad-ass. What would it be like if all of these women teamed up together for the ultimate crossover dream team?

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German Researchers are Building Robots That Can Feel Pain

Technology keeps coming up with ways to mimic the world of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy lately, what with the recent rise in universal translators, and now researchers designing a robot that can feel pain.

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The ISS Astronaut Expedition 42 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Poster Is the Meaning of Life

Deep Thought was right!

Maybe we should have paid closer attention when the most intelligent beings on the planet (astronauts) started heading off to outer space.

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Why The “Third Boob Lady” Hoax Is Still Incredibly Compelling

Surprise! We made a dumb internet prank about feminism.

Yesterday the story of Jasmine Tridevil, a Florida woman who reportedly had a third breast augmented onto her body through plastic surgery, went viral all over the Internet yesterday. It's totally made up, of course. But something about Tridevil's made-up reasons for getting the made-up surgery rang surprisingly true for us.

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This Definitive Spaceship Sizing Chart Will Blow Your Mind In Less Than Twelve Parsecs

They're tore up plenty, but they'll fly true.

Honorary space cowboy Dirk Loechel has just completed a mind-blowingly comprehensive 4,268 x 5,690-pixel chart that demonstrates the comparative size of virtually every beloved ship in all of sci-fi.

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It’s Friday, So Here are Some Kittens Named After Hitchhiker’s Guide Characters

Zaphod's just this cat, you know?

Remember the Foster Kitten Cam? It's a project by Oregon-based computer programmer John Bartlett, who puts up free streaming video of the kittens he regularly fosters so we can all ogle their cuteness. His latest litter is set to go to their forever homes pretty soon, but oh my gosh they are named after Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy characters and just LOOKIT LITTLE TRILLIAN D'AW.

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Would You Wear Real-Life “Peril-Sensitive Sun Glasses”?

Warning: they cannot protect you from sunglasses tan.

In The Restaurant At The End of The Universe, Douglas Adams pioneered the idea of peril-sensitive sunglasses: a pair of shades that darken in tense situations to keep the wearer from panicking. Now, one Hitchhiker fan has made the Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses a reality.

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How To Make Your Own Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster [VIDEO]

Don't Panic

You know the one. The Best Drink in Existence, the effects of which are similar to "having your brains smashed in by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick." If you can make this, then you really know where your towel is.

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Be a Hoopy Frood Who Really Knows How to Make a Towel Into a “Don’t Panic” Messenger Bag

Don't Panic

It's easy to remember to bring your towel everywhere if you have a handy towel bag to keep it in. And if you don't have a towel bag, you can just make one out of your towel, according to Nerd by Night's tutorial. You do have your towel, don't you?

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Things We Saw Today: A Captain Picard Quilt

Things We Saw Today

As long as you have this quilt by Candy Coated Quilts you can say you're sleeping with Sir Patrick Stewart and it will only kind of be a lie. (Nerd Approved)

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These Nerdy Patches Must Be Mine

Don't Panic

I've been wanting to get a jeans jacket for a while now just so I had a place to put the jumbo-size Jurassic Park patch I own. And then I found these. And now I think I might need two jackets. FivePointsEmbroidery on Etsy has some really great embroidered patches from all sorts of nerdy interests and some that are just plain beautiful to look at. See if there's something for you...

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Pop Culture Cross Stitch To Hang On Your Wall

i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

Etsy seller Alicia Watkins creates simple, charming cross stitches of your favorite geeky quotes and pop culture moments. The little signs, ranging from a "Brains Sweet Brains" sign to Star Trek and Douglas Adams homages, are sweet, and often humorous images that give us nerdy favorites with a hand stitched twist.

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Things We Saw Today: A Giant Star Wars LEGO X-Wing

Things We Saw Today

Currently residing in New York's Times Square - a giant X-Wing Starfighter. And here's a shot to give you an idea of just how big it really is. See more photos on their Facebook page. (via Geekosystem)

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Google Media Player FCC Filing Includes Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Reference, Gets Our Hopes Up

We don't know a lot about the Google-built media player, other than the fact that Google made it, and it's a media player, but the device's FCC filing does reveal one interesting tidbit: The model number is H2G2-42. Yeah, you're not seeing things, it's absolutely a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Someone has a sense of humor, or we're getting a really awesome media player at some point.

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Über-Nerd Combines The Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Into One Epic Tattoo

Offered Without Comment

The Redditor who got this tattoo calls the design “The Secret of the Universe.” Sounds legit. Design by Dave from Tattoos at the Red Room. (via: Fashionably Geek) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Things We Saw Today: Lois And Superman, Standing Together, Looking At Something

Things We Saw Today

Photos from the cover of the new Total Film are making the rounds today. It's our first official look of Lois and Superman together (besides the trailer). (via Collider

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Today in Geek History: DON’T PANIC! Douglas Adams Was Born

Science fiction wasn't always the kind of genre that blended well with comedy, at least not on purpose. Some early science fiction was laughable not because of its creator's sense of humor, but for things like gross inaccuracies, cheesy costumes, and canned plots. One man helped change all that. He was Douglas Adams, and he was born on this day, March 11th in 1952.

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Pack These Hitchhiker’s Guide Bookmarks Alongside Your Towel When You’re Off Exploring the Galaxy

Don't Panic

Hoopy frood Amanda Lien based these The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy bookmarks off an earlier poster of hers. Zaphod and Trillian bookmarks are behind the jump.

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