June 11, 2014 • Geek, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Daenerys’ roaring children, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Smaug, Toothless’ reappearance on the big screen: dragons are definitely in style this season! Fire-breathing, scaled, and generally-winged, dragons have been a big hit in myth and fiction for centuries. These days, they’re taking popular fiction and the big screen by storm. You can even check out this reference guide to compare the size of your favorite dragons! Here are 10 of the most beloved dragons in pop culture; which are your favorites?
May 14, 2014 • Quirk Poetry, Sci-Fi and FantasyThat first song? Pure poetry, we tells ya.We’re used to poems that explore romance, mythology, deep emotion, but sometimes these same poems incorporate a more science fictional component. And why not? Why shouldn’t astronauts, aliens, and killer clones get their share of the lyrical limelight?Monstrous creations grown in secret dank labs need an outlet, and the poems inspired by our inevitable apocalypse will likely be full of beautiful pathos (one hopes that someone will be around to read them). Here are some poems that merge science and art, and do so wonderfully.
April 24, 2014 • Geek, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
When we’re feeling down and need a pick me up we usually head over to YouTube to look at cat videos. We found something equally as awesome. If you’re a Whovian we’re sure you’ve seen these videos floating around cyber space. We’re talking about fan made YouTube Doctor Who Mashups—and boy are they amazing!
We know the Doctor Who universe is much bigger than what we see on the show. Thanks to YouTube, fans have taken it upon themselves to make some pretty interesting videos. These are much more than fan fiction. They’re a way for fans to give back to the franchise they love so much.
April 10, 2014 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Star Wars
Set phasers to... sweet Kindle deal? Is that a thing on phasers? Probably not. Whatever.
Today only, Night of the Living Trekkies by Sam Stall and Kevin David Anderson is on sale as a Kindle Daily Deal for $1.99! So go pick up this thrilling zombie story, set during a Star Trek convention.
And just in case you missed it, check out the amazing trailer. We were really proud of this one.
February 26, 2014 • Geek, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Doctor Who is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary season. During those tumultuous 50 years The Doctor has come in contact with a number of great characters. Not only does he have an impressive array of companions, but he also comes in contact with historic and fictional characters. He’s met Sherlock Holmes and fought alongside Blackbeard. There is no limit to the Doctor Who universe. Now that Matt Smith is gone and Peter Capaldi has taken the reins (literally) we think The Doctor should run into a few other fictional heroes.