Leonard Nimoy Showed Us What It Truly Means To Be Human

Leonard Nimoy didn't just have a massive impact on science fiction, he also transformed pop culture. Nimoy, who died today, took the thankless supporting role of an emotionless alien science whiz, and turned Spock on Star Trek into an icon. » 2/27/15 4:15pm 2/27/15 4:15pm

Leonard Nimoy Dies At 83

The 5 Best And 5 Worst "I Wanted to Get Caught" Villain Schemes

Villains sure do like to be captured on purpose, don't they? We've seen it again and again as a trope, but it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes, it does show just how brilliant our bad guy is. And sometimes, it shows just how stupid our heroes are. Here are the best — and worst — times a villain got sent to the… » 2/05/15 2:38pm 2/05/15 2:38pm

Top 10 Biggest Design Flaws In The U.S.S. Enterprise

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Star Trek broke new ground by having a spaceship without fins and rockets, and by consulting with the RAND Corp. on its design. And the Enterprise is indeed a beauty. But the Federation's coolest starship isn't flawless, by any means. Here are the 10 biggest design flaws in the U.S.S. Enterprise. » 1/08/15 1:26pm 1/08/15 1:26pm

19 Funniest Nude Scenes In Science Fiction And Fantasy [Work-Safe!]

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Some heroes bare their souls in the midst of their epic adventures. And some heroes just bare, well, everything. Science fiction and fantasy is full of hilariously weird moments of naked truth — and here are the 19 funniest nude scenes of all time. It's work-safe! » 11/14/14 2:19pm 11/14/14 2:19pm

The Barkley Marathons Is The Kobayashi Maru Of Sporting Events

Participants in the annual Barkley Marathons are allotted just 60 hours to claw through more than 100-miles of unmerciful wilderness, enduring extreme temperatures and changes in elevation that equate to climbing up and down Mount Everest. Twice. Since 1986, only fourteen out of over 1,000 participants have finished… » 6/11/14 5:48pm 6/11/14 5:48pm

What Your Favorite Star Trek Says About You

After nearly 50 years, Star Trek is still transporting us. But which Star Trek? There have been so many, and we all have our own favorites. It's not just generational, either — it's personal. Here's a handy* guide to what your favorite version of Star Trek says about you. » 3/10/14 3:44pm 3/10/14 3:44pm

Lego Movie is a great spoof of summer movies. And a great summer movie.

Galaxy Quest is a brilliant spoof of Star Trek. It's also one of the two or three best Star Trek movies. That's how I feel about The Lego Movie, which is both a perfect satire of noisy toy-driven summer action movies, and also an absolutely perfect summer movie in its own right. A few months early. » 2/07/14 1:06pm 2/07/14 1:06pm

The Ultimate Motherlode of DVD Box Sets for the Holidays

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All your friends have Netflix. We can all access a wealth of movies any time we want. But DVD box sets can still make fantastic gifts, if they're cool-looking enough, and contain stuff your loved ones will watch over and over. Here are the most beautiful (and cheapest) DVD box sets to give to your friends and family. » 11/21/13 3:58pm 11/21/13 3:58pm

Al Davis Is Not At All Insane

We thought you should know that Al Davis stated recently that he will not retire until the Oakland Raiders win two more Super Bowls. We're not saying that it may take a few years, but we did immediately think of this photo. "Al, if you want a two tight end set, beep twice. For a running play, beep once." » 11/20/07 1:05pm 11/20/07 1:05pm

Set Tasers Phasers To "Conduct"

At halftime of the Michigan-Ball State game on Saturday, of all people, freaking Picard proved something we've always suspected: Anybody can be a damned band conductor. » 11/06/06 2:45pm 11/06/06 2:45pm