Even though you show your love all year long, Valentine's Day is the ideal excuse to shower your favorite geeks with an extra dose of x's and o's. Pick one of these 19 cards up for the physics know-it-alls, Star Wars-sweeties, and robot-obsessed cuties in your life.
Since the many Star Trek show and movie iterations have enough characters to create the most entertaining sporting matches in the universe, artist Mich Palmer knew it was a canon ready for its on-field debut and designed 13 prints reflective of the various alien races and groups within the galactic lore. Fear the Borg Drones and watch out for sneaky moves from the Tribble Troublemakers, as you take a look at all of Mich's designs available in 7x10-inch prints ($15).
An easy way to inspire someone in the kitchen is to give them a cookbook they'll love. If you're a geek, that means cooking up the kinds of things you'd find in sci-fi, comic books, and fantasy novels. Since the holidays are great time to give cookbooks and try new recipes, how about taking one of these geek finds for a test?
Put the gift card down and send Star Trek fans a smart present worthy of acceptance to the Starfleet Academy. From diamond rings to pizza Enterprise pizza slicers, there's something for Trekkies of every age.
Star Trek Into Darkness will descend into theaters next Spring, but there's still a lot we don't know about the sequel, like Benedict Cumberbatch's role (we know he's the villain, but we don't know who his character is — or how bad he is). This new poster, however, gives us a little bit of insight, showing Cumberbatch's character standing over a destroyed London (framed by the iconic Star Trek symbol). The imagery is also evocative of the sequel's title — if that's not darkness, I don't know what is. This is getting me excited for the movie's May 17 release, and I want to hear your thoughts and theories about this poster, too. Weigh in and see a bigger version after the jump.
Get cozy for Winter, geeks, without throwing fashion out the window. Her Universe, the fangirl shopping hub founded by Star Wars: The Clone Wars actress Ashley Eckstein, launched a new collection just in time for Cyber Monday. Outfit yourself and friends with looks from Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galactica, plus get in on today's holiday promotion: a collectible Star Wars Chewbacca pin signed by Ashley, free with every order.
Now, which geek gear to buy to go with the free geek gear? This is a conundrum we wish we faced every day!
While we celebrate the 46th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, it's hard to deny the enduring appeal of the numerous incarnations of the show on TV, in film, and books whether or not you're a major fan. There's a favorite Star Trek character or film for most of us, even celebrities. If you think about it, the glamour of the Hollywood lifestyle and the jet-set mystique of the Enterprise aren't too different. Check out these seven celebrities who count themselves as Trekkies on and off the set.
Some may say that you're either team Star Wars or team Star Trek, but I happen to be both. But for today, the 46th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series we're Trekkie all the way. Check out these five apps that will make you think you're actually on the USS Enterprise . . . or just living in the future.
Have a love for Star Trek that just won't quit? Add a touch of retro — and limited-edition! — class to your home art collection with QMx's Star Trek: The Original Series prints. Inspired by the graphic style of the show's late-'60s time period, artist Juan Ortiz created a print for every episode of the series including the pilot — that's 80 prints total!
The prints are being sold in nonchronological sets of four for $35 over the next 20 months. Each 18-inch-by-24-inch lithograph will only be printed once, so if there's an episode you're always quoting from or a design you can't get enough of, grab it while you can. Check out the first set of classic Star Trek designs in the gallery.
Birthday girl Zoe Saldana is beloved by geek fandom — not only for her nerd-friendly film roles, but also because she's proud of her dork status. Here's why we love the glamorous geek:
- Her Trekkie role — Despite having never been much of a Star Trek fan growing up, Zoe rocked it out as Nyota Uhura alongside Kirk and Spock. Plus, we have to say: she and Spock made one seriously gorgeous geeky duo.
- She's a web entrepreneur — Zoe cofounded My FDB, short for My Fashion Database — basically, the IMDB of the fashion industry. Technology meets fashion? Looks like Zoe is both talented on screen and business-savvy.
- The Avatar phenomenon — Zoe cemented her A-list sci-fi status when she starred as Neytiri in the movie Avatar. From the technology used to make the film to the fantasy-filled movie itself, could there be a better, more geeky role?
- She represents — In 2009, Zoe told People: "For me, it's been like preaching to my choir, because I was considered what you would think of as a geek . . . I loved stories that helped me escape, and those happened to be the stories that fall into the category of geekiness. So, therefore, I am a proud geek!"