What TV shows should we binge-watch this holiday season?

The holiday season is upon us — and with it some large swaths of uninterrupted free time to bask in the soothing glow of the television (whether alone or in the company of those nearest and dearest to us.) What are the best TV shows to stack our Netflix queues and DVD players with over the next couple days? » 12/24/13 7:00am 12/24/13 7:00am

Han and Leia sing "Baby It's Cold Outside" while Luke freezes on Hoth

No matter what holiday you may or may not celebrate this time of year, I think this wonderful, Star Wars-themed cover of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by nerd-bands Kirby Krackle and The Doubleclicks is a present for us all. So grab a cup of cocoa, nestle in the hollowed-out belly of your favorite Tauntaun, and give it a… » 12/19/13 3:40pm 12/19/13 3:40pm

​11 Insane Things You Didn't Know About Santa Claus

Santa Claus might be a right jolly old elf, but he's a jolly old elf with a bizarre past. St. Nicholas. Sinterklaas. Odin. Santa Claus has used all of these pseudonyms at one point or another, and committed acts so bizarre that the fact Santa has an army of indentured elf servants making all his toys seem normal by… » 12/17/13 10:30am 12/17/13 10:30am

What's on your shopping list this holiday season?

For the past week, we've been working on crafting a master list of the perfect gifts for all the science fiction fans, movie completists, art lovers and comic aficionados in your life. Now, come with us on a choose your own gift guide adventure, and tell us just what's on the top of your holiday gift list this season? » 11/27/13 7:00am 11/27/13 7:00am

Gift Ideas for the 10 Major Species of Science Fiction Fan

Buying presents for the science fiction and fantasy fan in your life can be a major challenge — because no two fans are the same. It's just not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Some people love Star Trek, others love Superman. So here's our gift guide for the 10 major species of fans! » 11/20/13 2:43pm 11/20/13 2:43pm

10 Ornaments That Make You Wonder What the Hell Hallmark Was Thinking

Every year Hallmark releases a treasure trove of Christmas ornaments, many of them nerdy as all get-out. This holiday season alone, there are ornaments from the Avengers movie, The Dark Knight Rises, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Star Trek, just to name a few! Of course, some of Hallmark's ornaments are simply… » 11/21/12 8:00am 11/21/12 8:00am

In Ecuador, insane giant sculptures of The Hulk and Hellboy invade on…

For New Year's Eve in Ecuador, massive paper-and-wood figures known as "años viejos" (Spanish for "old years") are burnt to usher out the past 365 days. These elaborate sculptures depict everyone from Chucky the evil doll to Cable from the X-Men, who are all summarily incinerated as the clock runs down. » 12/28/11 8:50pm 12/28/11 8:50pm