It's 2014 -- does the term "geek" really have any meaning anymore?

Periodically you have to ask this question again. Geeks aren't just running some of the world's biggest companies — they're also the heroes of mega-hit TV series like Big Bang Theory; and, in the post-Snowden world, they're international political subversives. So what the hell is a geek anymore? » 1/06/14 7:00am 1/06/14 7:00am

Please line up to get screwed over by the Star Trek 2 Blu-ray

As you may recall, if you want all the Star Trek Into Darkness extra features, you will need to purchase three different copies. This is because Paramount has divvied them up between the Best Buy release, the Target release, and the iTunes digital version. Fun! » 9/09/13 3:30pm 9/09/13 3:30pm

Do geek stereotypes keep women out of computer science?

The media is full of geek stereotypes, everywhere from Big Bang Theory to episodes of CSI and NCIS. These images of geeks as antisocial, immature dorks may seem harmless — but a new study suggests these media images help keep women out of computer science. » 6/27/13 3:00pm 6/27/13 3:00pm

This Week's TV: 6 Season Finales. Plus Neil Gaiman writes Doctor Who!

This week's television includes a half dozen finales — including a Community finale that revisits the Darkest Timeline. Can Neil Gaiman make the Cybermen awesome again? Plus Person of Interest reveals the truth about the Machine, and Tricia Helfer plays a mother who has psychic powers! Clips and details below. » 5/06/13 9:00am 5/06/13 9:00am

This Week's TV: A single oil rig causes all the volcanoes to erupt.…

Seriously, watch the 30-second trailer for Ring of Fire, in which two of J.J. Abrams' favorite actors discover that if this one volcano erupts... all of the world's biggest volcanos go! It's 30 seconds very well spent. Also, this week's TV includes Evil Selena Gomez, and Evil Elena Gilbert. And meet Emoticonnie, whose… » 3/11/13 9:00am 3/11/13 9:00am

TV This Week: Grimm returns with one mad as hell fairy tale

Two super important episodes this week. The dark fairy tale police procedural Grimm is back with a really pissed off Nick; let's hope this Prince Eric looking fellow shows the rest of the world why it's a bad idea to sleep with a Grimm's girlfriend. Plus, this could be the Community where Jeff meets his long lost dad! » 3/04/13 11:00am 3/04/13 11:00am

This Week's TV: Community heads to an Inspector Spacetime Convention

Get a double dose of awesome this week when Community star Donald Glover stars in the new Adventure Time. Plus, the Greendale gang heads to an Inspector Spacetime Convention. What will the meta minds at Community have to say about conventions, especially since Comic Con and Wonder Con were such big events for these… » 2/18/13 11:01am 2/18/13 11:01am

Was Zero Hour's evil Nazi Baby birthed from My Little Pony's princess…

This week the series premiere of Zero Hour's will offer up cults, conspiracies and evil Nazi Babies. Which coincides perfectly with the season finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, in which one pony gets a special Princess Coronation. Could said coronation lead to the discover of an Evil Nazi Baby? It's… » 2/11/13 10:30am 2/11/13 10:30am

This Week's TV: Could Community possibly be worth watching without Dan…

This week, The Walking Dead returns, as we head towards the inevitable showdown between Rick and the Governor. Not only that, but there are three other shows coming back to our screens. Syfy brings us what might be its most far-fetched TV movie of all time. But most of all, we finally get our first answer to the… » 2/04/13 9:00am 2/04/13 9:00am

This Week's TV: The Shocking Truth About the "Superman Curse."

This week, NBC launches yet another take on the "Jekyll and Hyde" story — and this one might actually be sorta fun. Lemongrab is having children. Seth Gabel is playing a supervillain, and Alaina Huffman is a demon! Obi-Wan Kenobi teams up with Katee Sackhoff! And learn the stories behind the classic superheroes of… » 1/28/13 9:00am 1/28/13 9:00am

This Week's TV: Felicia Day is Queen of the LARPers! Plus The First…

This week's TV is full of insane treats. Including geek icon Felicia Day playing a geek icon. And possibly the weirdest Adventure Time team-up yet. There's the "holy grail" of real-life giant squid footage. And probably the most important episode of Nova in quite some time. American Horror Story and Last Resort are both… » 1/21/13 9:00am 1/21/13 9:00am

This Week's TV: The Most Intriguing New Time Travel Show In Years

This week on television, there are eight new and returning TV shows — including the Canadian time travel show we've been talking about for months, Continuum, which is finally coming to American TV. There's also the return of Syfy's Being Human, and Archer! Katee Sackhoff is back on Star Wars: The Clone Wars! Plus… » 1/14/13 9:00am 1/14/13 9:00am

The Big Bang Theory asks the preposterous question, "What if girls went …

We all know The Big Bang Theory isn't afraid to push boundaries in its hard-hitting, yet scintillating look at nerds and nerd culture. But in this Thursday's episode, the show may have gone too far as it presents the utterly ludicrous premise that a girl — several of them, in fact! — would willingly go into a comic… » 1/07/13 1:40pm 1/07/13 1:40pm

This Week's TV: Fringe will answer all your questions... but will you…

We've seen this week's game-changing episode of Fringe, and we've got a spoiler-free assessment below (apart from some vague phrases like "game-changing.") But that's not the only major event on television this week. There's also Jake taking on a major new responsibility on Adventure Time. And you'll never guess which… » 1/07/13 9:00am 1/07/13 9:00am

This Week's TV: 10 of Your (Possibly) Favorite Shows Are Back!

Welcome back, television! In this week's returning shows, we get the strangest clone of them all in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. There's also a confrontation with the Devil, the deadliness of "doomsday volcanoes," and a fairytale murder mystery. Plus the steampunk superhero story you've been waiting months for. » 12/31/12 9:00am 12/31/12 9:00am

This Week's TV: Carrie Fisher is the Ghost of Christmas WTF. Plus how…

Your first glimpse of the next Walking Dead includes Rick trying to explain himself to the others — and it doesn't look good. But also, this week's TV includes the beginning of the Christmas-themed TV movies — including one where Carrie Fisher is a cranky ghost. Meanwhile, Adventure Time is back, and trippier than… » 11/12/12 9:00am 11/12/12 9:00am

This Week's TV: The Most Epic Celebration of Joss Whedon's Firefly!

You may already know everything there is to know about Firefly — but you still might discover something new from the huge extravaganza airing this week. Syfy comes up with a novel explanation for where superstorms come from: ghosts! Also, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes proves once and for all that it deserved a… » 11/05/12 9:00am 11/05/12 9:00am

This Week's Must-Watch Television Event: a Monty Python Spectacular!

This week's episode of American Horror Story: Asylum is all about a massive storm devastating the Northeastern United States... coincidence, or demonic inspiration? Also, there's one of the weirdest-sounding Monty Python specials ever, combining animation and the voice of a dead Python. Ben Edlund is back, and doing… » 10/29/12 9:00am 10/29/12 9:00am

This Week's TV: The Biggest Wasted Opportunity in Ages. Plus Brand New

This week on TV, the Venture Bros. are celebrating Halloween in their own unique style. There's the single best cast of a Syfy Original Movie you could possibly imagine, including one Star Trek star and Ernest Hemingway's grandkid. One of DC Comics' coolest characters is coming to Arrow, and Buzz Aldrin is playing… » 10/22/12 9:00am 10/22/12 9:00am