5 ‘Game of Thrones’ Clips That Prove Tyrion Is the Smartest Guy in the Room

5 ‘Game of Thrones’ Clips That Prove Tyrion Is the Smartest Guy in the Room

Tyrion Lannister the Imp can consort with kings and prostitutes, talk his way out of certain death multiple times, and cheerfully slap a bratty nephew with a flair that Casanova or Cyrano de Bergerac would be envious of. Television has been a lonely place without him these last few months. But with the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, that’s about to change.

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CBS Blocks Production of ‘Star Trek’ Fan Film

CBS Blocks Production of ‘Star Trek’ Fan Film

It was a geek’s dream come true: a lost Star Trek script by writer Norman Spinrad, who had written “The Doomsday Machine,” had recently resurfaced. And if that news weren’t exciting enough, it was going to be produced by a group of experienced fan filmmakers…and directed by Spinrad himself. But like so many of our Star Trek-based dreams, like the ones with our own teleporters, it looks as if this won’t become reality.

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How To Be a Real Geek Girl (in 3 not-so-easy steps)

How To Be a Real Geek Girl (in 3 not-so-easy steps)

There’s a geek-girl controversy going on here at Forbes, thanks to an article by my fellow blogger, Tara Tiger Brown, who wrote a piece on fake geek girls. She wrote, “We just need to expose the posers for who they are and shine the light much more brightly on those that are the real deal.” But I say that we don’t need to tell faux geek girls to get off our geeky lawn.

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Marty McFly cosplayer

I met this guy at a science fiction convention, where it was obvious he was Marty McFly from Back to the Future. Had I met him on the street, I might not have noticed him. Clever.

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The Trailer for the ‘Total Recall’ Trailer

The Trailer for the ‘Total Recall’ Trailer

Not too long ago, we saw a trailer for an upcoming trailer of Prometheus. I was hoping that a release of 20 seconds worth of footage, interspersed by 10 seconds of multiple titles, was a limited phenomenon. But no, it’s back, this time with the upcoming movie, Total Recall.

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‘Game of Thrones’: What to Look Forward to in Season 2 (minor spoilers)

‘Game of Thrones’: What to Look Forward to in Season 2 (minor spoilers)

Last week I wrote a spoiler-free article as to why you should watch the first season of Game of Thrones. But if you have seen season 1 of the HBO series, and you’re eagerly anticipating season 2, I’d like to share a tiny bit of what you have to look forward to. I’m offering only [...]

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6 Fun Facts About Leonard Nimoy on His 81st Birthday

6 Fun Facts About Leonard Nimoy on His 81st Birthday

When Leonard Nimoy dies (hopefully in the very far distant future), he’ll have the words “I Was Spock,” written on his grave. That’s because he’s known worldwide and beyond as the logical pointy-eared Vulcan from Star Trek. But even his many fans, some of whom can tell you that Spock’s blood type is T-Negative, might not know much about the actor who plays him.

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How Gary Oldman (Almost) Lost His ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Script

How Gary Oldman (Almost) Lost His ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Script

Gary Oldman is an excellent actor who has deserved each and every one of his awards. And with dozens of movies, such as Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and a few Harry Potter films, under his belt, he’s had to memorize approximately ten bazillion of lines of dialog. But his memory failed him a few months ago, when he misplaced his script for The Dark Knight Rises.

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Two Different Views of the ‘Serenity’ Bar Fight Scene (Video of the Day)

Two Different Views of the ‘Serenity’ Bar Fight Scene (Video of the Day)

Serenity was the 2005 Joss Whedon film that answered many of the questions he posed in his television show, Firefly—questions like, “What’s up with those evil Reavers?” Fans of the ‘Verse will recognize the below fight scene, where the disturbed River Tam beats up a bar, thus answering a question only a few of us Firefly fans thought to ask, “Will the Alliance try to find River by activating a subliminal trigger in her mind, or does she just really hate that Fruity Oaty bar commercial?”

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6 Spoiler-Free Reasons to Watch Game of Thrones

6 Spoiler-Free Reasons to Watch Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is an epic, sprawling HBO series that critics have compared favorable to The Sopranos, Spartacus, The Wire, Rome, and Deadwood (crossed with Lord of the Rings, of course). Season 2 is about to start on April 1, and it’s not too late to catch up on season 1, thanks to Netflix and (finally!) iTunes. And I want to convince you to start watching now, because it’s not only one of the best series on television, but also it’s one of the best fantasy series of all time.

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