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Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Colbert Geek Out Over Pluto

Stephen Colbert and Neil deGrasse Tyson are rightfully excited about the successful Pluto flyby of New Horizons. They’re so excited that they made a little video where Colbert brings his trademark layman curiosity to the proceedings (while also correcting Tyson on Pluto’s size and the temperature of the 9th circle of… »7/15/15 1:30am7/15/15 1:30am

Stephen Colbert's Defense Of The New Lightsaber Is Awesomely Nerdy

Stephen Colbert has something to say to all of the scruffy-looking nerfherders who insist that the crossguard lightsaber in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is impractical: he's been a Star Wars fan a whole two weeks longer than the rest of us and he's using his knowledge to school us on lightsaber design. »12/02/14 8:20am12/02/14 8:20am

Stephen Colbert grills Peter Jackson on Elvish Folklore in The Hobbit

A few weeks back Peter Jackson participated in a live cast before the preview of the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug footage. And he was joined by some old LOTR friends and super nerd Stephen Colbert, who gleefully grilled Jackson on his elf knowledge. Thankfully Jackson had a pretty solid response. »4/01/13 2:02pm4/01/13 2:02pm

Liberals and goblins, beware: Stephen Colbert will have a cameo in The Hobbit

Stephen Colbert is an enormous fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's works. Just look at his explanation of American politics using Lord of the Rings action figures or his challenging James Franco to a Tolkien debate. Colbert even owns Aragorn's sword, Anduril. So if any satirical political pundit deserves a role in Jackson's Hobbit »10/20/12 1:30pm10/20/12 1:30pm

Must Watch: An Out-of-Character Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson

This is excellent. Back in 2010, an out-of-character Stephen Colbert sat down with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson at Montclair Kimberly Academy to talk for 90 minutes about science, society and the universe. Yesterday, the Hayden Planetarium posted the interview on its website for all to watch. »11/28/11 12:59pm11/28/11 12:59pm