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To boldly go on a nerdy pilgrimageupdated Mon Feb 04 2013 08:12:24

Whether it's through film, TV or pages of a book, you may have flown a TARDIS with a time lord, walked on the moon with Neil Armstrong, survived the Hunger Games, and perhaps even fallen in love with a character of the likes of Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy.

It's not Christmas without glitterupdated Mon Dec 24 2012 10:54:49

Immediately after my Christmas tree is decorated and the tree lights plugged in, I turn off all the other house lights and sit on the stairs, staring at my gleaming achievement.

Apocalypse believers' big finish predictions varyupdated Fri Dec 21 2012 10:05:14

When the Mayan "Long Count" calendar ends on Friday, December 21, some people predict it could mark the end of the world as we know it. But despite the attention that December 21 is garnering, many apocalyptic believers don't actually give much thought to the hype surrounding the Mayan calendar.

Quest for a princess rescues kidsupdated Fri Jan 06 2012 17:29:39

In 1986, a game that would come to be known as "The Legend of Zelda" was released in Japan. It followed a boy named Link as he fought battles and solved puzzles in the land of Hyrule, as he attempted to collect the eight fragments of the Triforce of Wisdom in order to rescue the Princess Zelda from the evil Ganon.

Super price for Superman comicupdated Thu Dec 01 2011 13:16:20

Someone out there just leapt all comic book purchase price records in a single bound.

40 years on, Walt Disney World enduresupdated Fri Sep 30 2011 12:33:22

Thomas Corless has been to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, 101 times.

Relive '80s pop culture in 'Ready Player One'updated Sun Sep 25 2011 16:02:00

From Pac-Man to "Pretty in Pink," Dungeons and Dragons to Devo, Rush to "School House Rock": If this pop culture laundry list brings back fond memories, then do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Ernest Cline's new novel, "Ready Player One."

Obsessions: Welcome back Buffyupdated Fri Sep 16 2011 10:31:34

After an eight-year hiatus, Buffy is back!

13 things you didn't know about Carrie Fisherupdated Tue Sep 06 2011 10:17:22

Please don't hurt me, dear Geek Out! readers, but I'm really not not a sci-fi fan convention kind of person.

Things that go bump in the lightupdated Fri Aug 19 2011 12:25:23

Back in 2008, while hope was still alive, I was canvassing for Barack Obama in Nevada -- in a suburban area that borders the Las Vegas Strip. At first glance, the neighborhood looked idyllic.

Behind Spider-Man's mask -- a new, multi-racial faceupdated Wed Aug 03 2011 16:28:00

In the Ultimate Universe of Marvel Comics, Peter Parker -- the original alter ego of Spider-Man -- is dead, and his replacement is a half-African-American, half-Latino teenager named Miles Morales.

Can 'Attack the Block' conquer the U.S.?updated Thu Jul 28 2011 10:35:05

Little did Joe Cornish know that the night he was mugged would turn out to be a turning point in his career.

Chopra tackles superheroes, science and spiritualityupdated Fri Jul 22 2011 15:30:36

With more than 60 books to his name and countless speaking engagements, Dr. Deepak Chopra is widely known for his opinions on topics from spirituality to medicine.

Sci-fi women more than hot babesupdated Wed Jul 20 2011 11:52:16

"Women and men of the fleet: This is your president. We have come to a crossroads in our long and painful journey," Laura Roslin tells the survivors of humanity's near-destruction while a mutiny rages on.

The OMG moments of 'Deathly Hallows Part II'updated Fri Jul 15 2011 12:55:50

If you're bleary-eyed and yawning after a late-night screening of "Harry Potter's" final movie installment, the lasting impressions of "Deathly Hallows Part II" are no doubt the only things keeping you awake today.

Growing up with 'Harry Potter'updated Fri Jul 15 2011 12:01:09

Like the moment that Harry Potter first learned he was a wizard, Raleigh Browne can vividly recall when he first heard of the adventures of the "Boy Who Lived."

Growing up with 'Harry Potter'updated Fri Jul 15 2011 11:44:23

Like the moment that Harry Potter first learned he was a wizard, Raleigh Browne can vividly recall when he first heard of the adventures of the "Boy Who Lived."

The lessons of Neville Longbottomupdated Fri Jul 15 2011 09:51:49

Actor Matthew Lewis, who spent the last 10 years portraying Neville Longbottom, the awkward, nerdy pal to the trio of students at the center of the Harry Potter films, is moving on.

Tom Felton is 'Team Slytherin' all the wayupdated Fri Jul 15 2011 09:33:31

As the blondest brat in the Harry Potter universe, actor Tom Felton has no qualms about portraying the theoretically unlikable Draco Malfoy. So why do so many fans devote themselves to "Team Slytherin?" Felton muses on the possibilities with CNN.

The 'Harry Potter Generation' opens at the closeupdated Fri Jul 15 2011 09:21:40

As I write this from a conference of 3500 Harry Potter fans outside of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, the energy in the air around the final film is not only excitement, but gratitude.

'Big Bang Theory' actress Mayim Bialik a real-life scientistupdated Fri Jul 15 2011 07:24:56

You may remember her as the title character from NBC's "Blossom," or recognize her as brainy Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS hit comedy "The Big Bang Theory."

Comic-Con exclusive toys we're excited aboutupdated Thu Jul 14 2011 11:00:10

You can almost hear them now. The throngs descending on San Diego Comic-Con, ready to devour as much pop culture as they can possibly muster over an extra-long weekend.

'Torchwood: Miracle Day' steeped in fandom, libido and relationshipsupdated Fri Jul 08 2011 15:59:35

Any time there's a change in the Whoverse (the intergalactic space that occupies the storylines of British sci-fi show "Doctor Who" and its spinoffs, "The Sarah Jane Adventures" and "Torchwood"), fans of the franchise get nervous.

The lost 'Transformers' hits American shoresupdated Thu Jul 07 2011 09:32:51

In January 2010, a hardcore "Transformers" fan going by "gaastra" on a message board for Shout! Factory (a DVD and CD company "for the discerning pop culture geek") asked the simple question, "What would it take to get the Takara shows a release in America?"

Despite the naysayers, woman goes from Trekkie to NASA engineerupdated Wed Jul 06 2011 18:58:08

Candy Torres drove nonstop for 21 hours to see the launch of space shuttle Challenger in June 1983. She had seen shuttle launches before, but this trip from Princeton, New Jersey, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, was different: Sally Ride was about to become the first female U.S. astronaut to leave the Earth's atmosphere.

The uncharted journey of Ronald D. Mooreupdated Wed Jun 29 2011 12:55:12

Getting the details out of his head and on to paper was Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore's most important priority of the day.

Why I'm raising my son to be a nerdupdated Tue Jun 28 2011 07:45:56

You know the kind of dad who registers his son for soccer almost as soon as he takes his first step?

In case Pi Day wasn't enough, it's now 'Tau Day' on the Internetupdated Tue Jun 28 2011 07:14:16

On the Internet, anything can be the basis for a holiday -- even a number.

Good and evil: The voices of 'Transformers'updated Fri Jun 24 2011 11:00:47

Ten years after last voicing Autobot leader Optimus Prime on the original "Transformers" animated series, Peter Cullen decided to go to his first fan convention, BotCon, in Rochester, New York, after some coaxing from his daughter.

The secret world of WWE figure collectingupdated Thu Jun 23 2011 10:00:31

It was 1984. Hulk Hogan had won the WWE Championship from The Iron Sheik, Rowdy Roddy Piper smashed a coconut over Jimmy Snuka's head and Captain Lou Albano's appearance in Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" was hitting the airwaves.

Can 'Falling Skies' save American sci-fi TV ?updated Fri Jun 17 2011 18:24:24

American sci-fi fans are missing something.

J.K. Rowling previews mysterious 'Pottermore' siteupdated Fri Jun 17 2011 11:57:16

Harry Potter fans, already an excitable bunch, are in a tizzy over a mysterious new website from series creator J.K. Rowling that hints at future Harry Potter-related content.

Movie and comic treasures go for big bucksupdated Wed Jun 08 2011 08:21:07

Like Captain Ahab hunted the great white Moby Dick, Joe Maddalena is hunting ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz." The magical shoes have been missing since 2005 when they were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. There is a $250,000 reward for their return.

The secret to 'X-Men's' successupdated Fri Jun 03 2011 09:28:48

"X-Men: First Class" hits theaters as the fifth in a series of successful movies in the "X-Men" franchise, with at least two more "X" films on the horizon: "The Wolverine" and "Deadpool."

DC Comics goes for No. 1, fans conflictedupdated Thu Jun 02 2011 10:59:59

Fifty-two superheroes are getting a makeover, and comic book fans can't stop talking about it -- even though they've seen this sort of thing before.

'Web Soup' host Chris Hardwick: a huge 'nerd'updated Fri May 27 2011 08:56:46

When he came into our makeshift hotel suite studio in Chicago, Chris Hardwick quickly developed a mild love affair with a bowl of mixed nuts that we placed near his chair. And for a while he even considered keeping the snacks in his hand throughout the interview.

Ready for a zombie apocalypse? CDC has adviceupdated Thu May 19 2011 12:32:00

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a big, serious government agency with a big, serious job: protecting public health from threats ranging from hurricanes to bird flu.

Geoff Johns, comic book superstarupdated Wed May 11 2011 13:37:13

"There is a sense that he is 'one of us,' a true fan of comics."

10 years in, Free Comic Book Day is bigger than everupdated Fri May 06 2011 13:38:37

It all started with ice cream.

PlayStation users waiting to assailupdated Thu May 05 2011 15:14:17

For many gamers, recent news stories about potential security breaches, lost data or lifted financial information were missing the most basic, most important point: When do I get to play again?

Mr. Lucas, the 4th is not to be trifled withupdated Wed May 04 2011 18:30:03

Dear Mr. Lucas,

'Lost' mastermind takes on 'Super'-milestoneupdated Tue Apr 26 2011 12:54:33

"Even Superman has daddy issues."

Inside zombie brains: Sci-fi teaches scienceupdated Mon Apr 25 2011 08:17:30

An airborne virus is rapidly turning people into zombies. Two-thirds of humanity has been wiped out. Scientists desperately look for a cure, even as their own brains deteriorate and the disease robs them of what we consider life.

Is 2011 the year of the animation invasion?updated Thu Apr 14 2011 20:45:59

He's made more money at the movies this year than Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, invading aliens and yes, even Justin Bieber. His name is Rango, a strange-looking lizard with the voice of Johnny Depp, and he's the current king of the box office.

30 years on, 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' inspires real adventuresupdated Thu Apr 14 2011 11:00:54

"I will say, this moment is one that I will never, ever forget," said Jason Glisson, recalling a 2008 trip to La Milpa, Belize. "I was the first person inside a very, very old manmade chamber. It was an incredible feeling. Then I turned on my headlamp and saw three huge spiders."

'Clone Wars' goes full-on Wookiee tonightupdated Fri Apr 01 2011 13:57:43

There'll be an old familiar face on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" tonight -- at least to anyone born before 1998.

Public broadcasting TV hopes to weave sci-fi webupdated Thu Mar 31 2011 09:36:38

Public broadcasting is more known for stiff-as-a-robot documentaries than sci-fi movies. But the channel is shaking up its sometimes stuffy reputation by producing a cool Web-only series about the future of America.

'Fringe' renewed: Can fan passion trump ratings?updated Mon Mar 28 2011 17:21:38

Not so long ago, TV shows like "Firefly," "Wonderfalls," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and "Dollhouse" were mourned by science fiction fans as having been canceled before their time, due -- as it always is -- to low ratings.

When will sci-fi tech become real? Sooner than you thinkupdated Fri Mar 25 2011 12:15:25

Growing up, physicist Michio Kaku had two heroes.

'Lord of the Rings' alum creates 'Happy' appupdated Fri Mar 18 2011 08:38:36

It's an epic journey from Middle Earth to the app store. But Monica Singh Haley has done it.

On Pi Day, is 'pi' under attack?updated Mon Mar 14 2011 08:18:00

Ask Michael John Blake how old he is, and says "I am 35, I think, maybe 36" and then tries to do a subtraction involving his birth year.

New 'Song of Ice and Fire' publication date setupdated Thu Mar 03 2011 10:29:36

Fantasy fans rejoice.

There's a new trading card in townupdated Thu Feb 24 2011 09:29:34

Move over, baseball. The coolest new trading cards feature a "Geek a Week."

There's a new trading card in townupdated Thu Feb 24 2011 09:28:14

Move over, baseball. The coolest new trading cards feature a "Geek a Week."

Internet-savvy 'Firefly' fans fly back into the fightupdated Wed Feb 23 2011 07:16:26

True Browncoats, like the fictional freedom fighters they named themselves after, don't give up easily.

'My Life as Liz' and the evolution of the MTV nerdupdated Tue Feb 15 2011 09:57:06

Liz Lee is not your typical MTV reality show star. As friend Jake Fogelnest puts it, "While (the "Jersey Shore" cast) is out fist-pumping, Liz is in her dorm room watching Netflix."

'My Life as Liz' and the evolution of the MTV nerdupdated Tue Feb 15 2011 09:54:43

Liz Lee is not your typical MTV reality show star. As friend Jake Fogelnest puts it, "While (the "Jersey Shore" cast) is out fist-pumping, Liz is in her dorm room watching Netflix."

Spider-Man replacing Human Torch on new 'FF' teamupdated Thu Feb 10 2011 16:14:46

When Marvel Comics Executive Editor Tom Brevoort told CNN in December that "something new" would come out of the recent death of the Fantastic Four's Human Torch, he wasn't kidding.

Rediscovering WWII's female 'computers'updated Tue Feb 08 2011 07:07:15

In all the interviews and conversations, it hadn't come up. To the sisters, it was just a job they'd held a long time ago, when they were teens with a talent for numbers.

Can Howard Gordon thrill in paperback?updated Fri Feb 04 2011 14:53:26

On a sunny day in Atlanta, my colleague Suzanne Kelly and I sat down to speak with the executive producer of the popular TV series "24," Howard Gordon.

Dungeons, dragons and 'Community's' Danny Pudiupdated Thu Feb 03 2011 09:39:11

NBC's cult hit comedy, "Community," which revolves around a study group at a community college, has a collection of very odd characters, but the oddest of all has to be Abed, played by Danny Pudi.

What happened when Weird Al grew upupdated Tue Feb 01 2011 09:07:30

"I mean, I hate to gloat," Weird Al Yankovic said, "but I'm extremely satisfied with my position in life and the way things have worked out for me."

Jane Espenson: Writer, sci-fi thriller, one nerdy ladyupdated Fri Jan 28 2011 15:53:16

If Jane Espenson were to write a personal profile for an online dating service, it might read something like this:

Happy Birthday, Buffy!updated Wed Jan 19 2011 16:56:38

If you're not already celebrating at your local comic book store or glued to Oxygen's 10-hour marathon of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" re-runs, then maybe you don't know.

A long road to the big screen for 'The Green Hornet'updated Thu Jan 13 2011 18:42:43

"Another challenge for the Green Hornet," the announcer for the 1966 television series always began.

Seth Green talks 'Robot Chicken,' Lucas and 'Buffy'updated Fri Jan 07 2011 14:55:08

Know who's one degree away from Kevin Bacon? Thanks to the new season of "Robot Chicken," it's Seth Green.

Merry Christmas, Doctor Whoupdated Thu Dec 23 2010 16:49:28

Love regenerating alien time travelers who never leave home without a sonic screwdriver?

2011 is bringing a death to the 'Fantastic Four' familyupdated Wed Dec 22 2010 15:14:29

In November 1961, few would have realized just how groundbreaking the first issue of "Fantastic Four" would become.

New 'Tron' shines glowing light on an arcade classicupdated Fri Dec 17 2010 07:29:25

Long before Lara Croft raided tombs and Jake Gyllenhaal became the prince of Persia, there was "Tron."

The legacy of 'Tron'updated Thu Dec 16 2010 10:35:21

It was 1981, and Cindy Morgan was filming what she was told would be a half-live-action, half-cartoon for Walt Disney Pictures on a completely black movie set.

The legacy of 'Tron'updated Thu Dec 16 2010 10:33:27

It was 1981, and Cindy Morgan was filming what she was told would be a half-live-action, half-cartoon for Walt Disney Pictures on a completely black movie set.

Geeks' most beloved holiday classicsupdated Fri Dec 10 2010 11:45:17

There's Rudolph and Frosty, the Grinch and Charlie... Ralphie, George Bailey, Clark Griswold and Buddy. But do you recall the geekiest holiday specials and movies of all?

Geeks' most beloved holiday classicsupdated Fri Dec 10 2010 08:56:24

There's Rudolph and Frosty, the Grinch and Charlie... Ralphie, George Bailey, Clark Griswold and Buddy. But do you recall the geekiest holiday specials and movies of all?

Get your geek girl onupdated Thu Dec 09 2010 14:54:40

The story of Katie Goldman is one that young and (ahem) older "girls" all over the country can relate to.

'The Force' is with you, Katieupdated Thu Dec 09 2010 09:19:30

Katie Goldman's universe extends from her home to her first-grade classroom. She is a big sister to Annie Rose and Cleo, a piano player, a Spanish student, a wearer of glasses. She loathes the patch she has to wear for one lazy eye. She loves magic and princesses and "Star Wars," an obsession she picked up from her dad.

Apple's Steve Wozniak: 'We've lost a lot of control'updated Wed Dec 08 2010 11:44:10

The world has mostly caught on to Steve Wozniak's vision of having a computer in every home. But this digital lifestyle can sometimes turn rotten, he said last week.

Are you a nerd or a geek?updated Thu Dec 02 2010 09:06:47

Do you know the difference between a nerd and a geek?

Saturday night on Syfy: A campy, guilty pleasureupdated Fri Nov 26 2010 11:15:02

The Syfy Channel is known for a certain kind of escapist fun.

Supercomputing's new world orderupdated Mon Nov 22 2010 12:54:45

At a supercomputing convention that just wrapped up in New Orleans, Louisiana, the potent effects of Hurricanes in big plastic cups paled in comparison with the raw power of a tiny silicon chip.

Harry Potter and the morning afterupdated Fri Nov 19 2010 12:41:53

Fans of Harry Potter have a lot to talk about this morning.

Gallery: Harry Potter's most evil villainsupdated Wed Nov 17 2010 09:24:33

Narnia's 'Dawn Treader' sails enhanced e-book waveupdated Fri Nov 12 2010 13:06:16

"The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" is a novel -- part of the classic "Chronicles of Narnia" fantasy series by C.S. Lewis.

Harry Potter's most memorable creaturesupdated Fri Nov 12 2010 09:31:27

'Guild' star, Web icon Felicia Day to keynote South by Southwestupdated Mon Nov 08 2010 17:25:51

Felicia Day, creator and star of the cult-favorite web series "The Guild," will be a keynote speaker at the 2011 South by Southwest Interactive festival.

Can 'The Walking Dead' scare up viewers?updated Fri Oct 29 2010 09:16:39

Paul Ivy will never forget his first time seeing "Night of the Living Dead."

'Home haunters' hack Halloween decorationsupdated Thu Oct 28 2010 08:37:36

You know the house. The one with sinister animatronics, the fake smoke and a perfectly timed soundtrack of spooky noises. The one that makes small children think twice about ringing the doorbell.

Sink your teeth into creepy, gory Halloween eatsupdated Thu Oct 28 2010 08:36:00

As Halloween brings trick-or-eating time back again, frightening foodies and gobbling ghouls will appreciate the spooky spoils of the season.

Paranormal activity finds mainstream acceptanceupdated Wed Oct 27 2010 09:37:54

For Peaches Veatch, it started early, after watching an episode of the TV series "That's Incredible!" as a child. "They had an episode on Toys "R" Us being haunted and Sylvia Brown the psychic did a séance."

Going 'Back to the Future,' 25 years laterupdated Thu Oct 21 2010 10:14:47

On October 26, 1985, Marty McFly took a fateful journey in a Delorean, which sent him hurtling back to 1955.

Trading cards profile a geek a week for an entire yearupdated Thu Oct 14 2010 09:02:30

When most people think of "Weird Al" Yankovic, the phrase "devourer of worlds" usually doesn't leap to mind.

Geeks and the city: New York Comic Con draws record crowdsupdated Tue Oct 12 2010 11:15:47

New York Comic Con has only been around since 2006, but with crowds approaching an estimated 100,000 attendees, NYCC could turn out to be a major player in the fan convention world. That is, if it can manage its growing pains.

Classic video game series making a comebackupdated Thu Oct 07 2010 10:13:52

If there's one fundamental truth about video games, it's that smash hits tend to leave a lasting impression.

'Star Wars' in 3-D: 'The fool, or the fool who follows him?'updated Wed Oct 06 2010 18:19:58

Dear Mr. Lucas,

'Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock' unleashes the nerdupdated Wed Sep 29 2010 12:52:32

In an otherworldly landscape, with controllers in hand, players must conquer the Beast in order to release a powerful demigod.

The rules for small-screen superheroesupdated Fri Sep 24 2010 15:43:49

For the better part of a decade, superheroes on the big screen have been big business ("Iron Man 2" the most recent example). On TV, however, keeping audiences coming back each week for the exploits of those with superpowers has been a far trickier task. It's been a long time since "Batman," "Wonder Woman," "The Incredible Hulk" and "The Greatest American Hero" hit prime time.

The rules for small-screen superheroesupdated Fri Sep 24 2010 11:13:27

For the better part of a decade, superheroes on the big screen have been big business ("Iron Man 2" the most recent example). On TV, however, keeping audiences coming back each week for the exploits of those with superpowers has been a far trickier task. It's been a long time since "Batman," "Wonder Woman," "The Incredible Hulk" and "The Greatest American Hero" hit prime time.

Real pirates don't say 'Aaaarrrr'updated Fri Sep 17 2010 09:29:00

Want to party with a guy who looks like Johnny Depp? How about carouse with "rock stars" from the 18th century who wear heavy eyeliner, speak the King's English and keep flasks of rum on them at all times?

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