20 Science Fiction Moments That Will Make Absolutely Anyone Cry

Yes, we don't care who you are. If you're not completely dead inside, like some freeze-dried husk, then there are certain moments from science fiction and fantasy that will make you break down. Here are 20 of the most tear-jerking moments from science fiction and fantasy stories. (Update: Added 5 more!) » 8/07/13 10:00am 8/07/13 10:00am

The Problem of Premature Nerdgasms

Geeky pop culture sometimes feels like a collection of cool stuff: "Hero" moments and "holy shit did you see that" images. And sometimes it feels like the people who update our most beloved stories want to include those moments — without doing anything to set them up properly. The premature nerdgasm is a serious problem. » 7/31/13 12:46pm 7/31/13 12:46pm

Why Wrath of Khan is Still a Bloody Great Star Trek Movie

Now that a Star Trek movie is #1 at the box office again, everybody's looking back at the history of Star Trek films. And one meme I've been hearing a lot is that Wrath of Khan, formerly the sacred cow of Trek films, is overrated. Here's why that's not true. » 5/22/13 9:00am 5/22/13 9:00am

The Ultimate Recipe for a Dark Hero's Dark Journey into Darkness

This summer, everybody is going into a very dark place. Superman is growing an underwater beard and getting angsty, Iron Man is getting his soul crushed, and Star Trek wants you to know that it's going into darkness so badly, they put that in the title. So if you're planning to film an epic story about a legendary… » 1/15/13 1:03pm 1/15/13 1:03pm

Star Trek's USS Reliant in 10,000+ LEGO bricks (Ceti eels not included)

LEGO builder Christer Nyberg constructed this reproduction of Khan Noonien Singh's favored ride from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The entire project took him over a year and required somewhere between 10,000-15,000 LEGO bricks. The lights are a nice touch, but this vessel's life support systems won't keep you alive … » 1/22/12 7:45am 1/22/12 7:45am