Are Any of These Fictional Space Habitats Actually Possible?

Humanity’s future in space very much in the planning stages. Will we float among the stars in crazy spaceships? Will we set up small camps that sprawl into townships that grow into cities, or is an orbital mothership more human friendly? The question is, could any of these really be possible? Or do they deserve to be… » 6/19/15 3:35pm 6/19/15 3:35pm

Spock's Home Office Would Include This USS Enterprise Desk and Chair

Adam Savage recently built his own flawless replica of Kirk’s captain’s chair, but the talented designers behind Super-Fan Builds have taken that idea to the next level by turning the entire USS Enterprise into a glowing computer desk and office chair that looks ready to hit warp nine. » 5/26/15 1:19pm 5/26/15 1:19pm

From Metropolis To Ex Machina: Why Are So Many Robots Female?

The new movie Ex Machina has been pushing people’s buttons. It features a seemingly vulnerable robot named Ava, who’s as beautiful as she is mysterious. But Ava’s just the latest in a long line of artificial seductresses, girlfriends and mothers. Why are so many thinking machines female? » 4/21/15 4:25pm 4/21/15 4:25pm

Too Bad, That Rumor About A New Star Trek TV Show Is Absolutely False

We'd all love to see a brand new Star Trek TV series, as the show warps towards its 50th anniversary. Almost everyone agrees Trek belongs on television, where thoughtful stories and optimism can flourish. But the latest rumor about a Star Trek TV show in the works? Is absolutely 100 percent false. » 3/28/15 5:57pm 3/28/15 5:57pm

Hilarious TV Ads From The Dawn Of The Home Computer Era

The computer revolution didn't come into people's homes overnight. There was a long period when the public was still discovering all the things they could do if they owned a computer — and this led to some truly outrageous TV ads. Check out the most hilarious and creative classic home computer ads ever made. » 3/27/15 12:05am 3/27/15 12:05am

8 Things People Say In Interviews That Usually Mean A Movie Will Suck

We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate… » 3/26/15 8:30pm 3/26/15 8:30pm

Wonderful U.S.S. Enterprise Sushi Set Includes Warp Trail Chopsticks

If you're in the business of designing and selling novelty chopstick sets, you might as well pack up and close down shop now because no one will ever be able to top this U.S.S. Enterprise set that ThinkGeek has created. The BPA-free plastic chopsticks look like glowing blue warp trails coming out of its engines, and… » 3/16/15 9:24am 3/16/15 9:24am

ThinkGeek's Made Its Flying U.S.S. Enterprise Frisbee Prank a Real Toy

ThinkGeek's annual crop of April Fools' Day prank products are not only great because the company puts so much time and effort into making them see as real as possible, but also because they often end up as products you can actually buy. The latest to go from prank to purchasable is that U.S.S. Enterprise flying disc » 3/09/15 9:49am 3/09/15 9:49am

How The Universe Is Saying Goodbye To Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy passed away today. But his memory and legacy will live on forever in his fans and the lives of the people he touched — which is easy to see because right now because Twitter, Instagram and the rest of the Internet is teeming with touching Nimoy tributes. Here's how the world is responding. » 2/27/15 5:51pm 2/27/15 5:51pm

Star Trek Captain's Chair Pool Float: Set Your Phasers To Fun In the Sun

Styled on the iconic captain's chair that Kirk occupied during his time in command of the USS Enterprise, this inflatable pool float will undoubtedly make you feel more important than everyone else at the pool. So while you're lounging around soaking up the sun, you can order others to get you drinks, fetch your… » 2/16/15 11:03am 2/16/15 11:03am

10 Villains Who Were Supposed To Come Back... And Never Did

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Every villain always threatens to return and wreak vengeance. No baddie worth their salt ever gets beaten and then announces they're going to retire. But some villains make an especially big noise about how they'll be back... and then, crickets. Here are 10 villains who made a big splash, and were never seen again. » 2/11/15 1:24pm 2/11/15 1:24pm

The Truth About What Went Wrong With The Third Season Of Star Trek

The original Star Trek was a revolutionary television show... that came to an ignominious end. The classic space opera saw a huge drop in quality in its final season, and then was cancelled. Legend has it the ratings were terrible, and the new producer, Fred Freiberger, ruined it. But the truth is a bit more… » 2/05/15 4:42pm 2/05/15 4:42pm

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 1:17pm 2/05/15 1:17pm

To boldly go where someone can make this model properly

I have made hundreds of attempts to build a proper Enterprise over the years and it always looks like garbage. Leave it to Chris Melby (The Legendary ZMB) to come up with a proper Lego built U.S.S. Enterprise that actually looks fantastic and is huge to boot at over 5 feet in length. We wait with bated breath for… » 2/02/15 7:03pm 2/02/15 7:03pm