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