You may not realize it, but this past week was a special one for Star Trek. The last seven days marked the birthday of not one, but both, of the original series stars. WIlliam Shatner, who portrayed Captain Kirk, and Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock, both turned 83 this week -- Shatner on March 22 an ... More >>
AnomalyCon (running March 28 to 30 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center) started as a steam punk and alternate history-themed convention but has since expanded to cover science fiction generally. In its fourth year, the convention is featuring guest speakers, artists, writers and performers that have ... More >>
Like any subculture, geek culture has its own terminology. A lot of it is self-explanatory, but some of it requires some foreknowledge or insight to really understand. Naturally, most geeks reading this will have that terminology on lockdown, but for the merely geek-curious, it can all be a bit conf ... More >>
The clock is ticking on 2013. In less than a week, we'll be closing the door on yet another trip around the sun, and embracing the greatest of all arbitrary calendar events, the new year. That means it's time for that greatest of arbitrary life events: resolutions! No new year is complete without a ... More >>
In true Captain James T. Kirk style (or the style of whatever heroic character he's portraying, for that matter), William Shatner has come through to save the day once again -- taking the place of Denver Comic Con's original guest of honor, Stan Lee. (The ninety-year-old comic icon had to bow out la ... More >>
Futurama has been cancelled...again. Fans are keenly aware that the show was nuked back in 2003 by Fox, then brought back by Comedy Central after it bought the rights to the four movies in 2007. But this season will reportedly be the last one, with the series finale airing on September 4. Yes, Fut ... More >>
Nerds of a feather flock together, as they say. Brian Ibbott and jazz composer Andrew Allen have once again proven this adage to be entirely true. The two have paired up to produce another passion project that is sure to appeal to the dorkiest dweebs you know, Free Play, an album of traditional jazz ... More >>
Yesterday, Governor John Hickenlooper signed civil unions into law; for our coverage, click here. In honor of this historic step, we've assembled photos and information about famous same-sex couples who've legally committed to each other, either through marriage ceremonies in areas where doing so is ... More >>
Fuck Fox. Not for FoxNews or American Idol or any of the other questionable shit the network has thrown out there in the name of entertainment over the years. People like what people like, however inexplicable that may be, so I couldn't care less about any of that. No, Fox earned my everlasting ire ... More >>
The 35th annual StarFest is coming to Denver this morning, taking over three hotels in the Denver Tech Center. The three-day convention covers everything under the sci-fi umbrella: robots, comics, video games, and even sci-fi in the digital world. Each sub category has its own mini convention during ... More >>
While doing science last week, probably in an attempt to fit more tools into their army's knives, the Swiss broke the Universe. They recorded Neutrinos, a shape-shifting subatomic particle known for sounding like an awesome breakfast cereal, moving faster than light. Now their hills are aliv ... More >>
When we called Sorin Katt for the interview, we asked to speak with Kevin, his legal first name. He told us we had the wrong number. When we asked to speak with Sorin, however, he responded immediately. Besides talking to us about how he got involved in the furry lifestyle (the "fandom"), Roc ... More >>
Presumably because of the large cross-section of Star Wars and Star Trek fans within the nerd community, StarFest is at least in name dedicated to the stars -- but if the costumes on display this weekend were any indication, it should probably just be called "EverythingFest." Literally every ... More >>
The theremin is a choice instrument for making spooky Halloween sounds. Case in point, this collection of theremin cover songs, in which a slew of popular tunes immediately become significantly more creepy after being filtered through the completely awesome but frightening device. It's one of our ... More >>
Marketing stuff to kids is pretty easy -- which is why the government prevented tobacco companies from doing it -- even subtly, supposedly accidentally -- a few years back. McDonald's Happy Meals are the latest to feel their knuckles rapped by this particular ruler -- the obesity epidemic am ... More >>
Flier by Brian HoffmanClick to enlargeEver since the halcyon days of Star Trek (the original series), pop culture has loved the idea of the evil twin. And in our top flier this week, we are given a prime example of evil twin-ness. Using what appears to be a paunchy Stacy Keach as a model, ou ... More >>
There is no short supply of the insane stories surrounding Westboro Baptist Church (due back in Denver supposedly in time for Pride Fest in a few weeks). In fact, it's nearly impossible to find a story about this organization that sounds like it remotely could be coming from this reality. Look: ... More >>
Chris ConnerA sexy Trekkie walks by the judges' table at the fourth annual chili cookoff of The Colorado Rogues -- a local pirate reenactment group -- at EZ Pickins' on Saturday.The first e-mail -- from Melissa Cournoyer a.k.a. Daphne TartNSweet, First Mate of The Nautilus, Colorado Rogues -- ... More >>
Social networking Geeks Internet. Not sure how no one has done that math until now, but the void has been filled. Oh has it been filled. Meet the newest social networking site on the block, backed by "Rocket Man" singer and all around rad dude William Shatner. It's called MyOuterSpace.com and ... More >>
Peanut butter and chocolate. Gin and tonic. Rock and roll. Some things are just mean to go together. But Star Trek and Lord of the Rings? Not so much, outside of particularly horrible fan fiction. And, apparently, this ill-fated late '60s trainwreck of a novelty folk song where none other tha ... More >>
Star Trek cereal Kellogg's Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: Oat discs that resemble mini-cinnamon rolls, even though the designers insist that they represent spinning galaxies. (Maybe to someone who's never been to a bakery.) These bits are supplemented by marshmallows stamped ... More >>
The 88 Drive-In Theatre For me, there are certain experiences that remind me inexorably of this time of year -- madeleines of spring and summertime, if you will. The smell of sunscreen, for example, and the song of the ice-cream truck echoing through the neighborhood. Over the past couple of years, ... More >>
Dont miss the final season of Starship Troy.
A larger-than-life convention descends upon Denver.
Catch a classic Star Trek episode on the big screen.
Buntport launches a new Starship.
Forbidden Planet, The Da Vinci Code, Strangers With Candy, Homicide
Esquire Theatre’s Midnight Madness series
Fantastic Media's Dan Madsen has new universes to conquer.
Seeking closure, Robert Wise finally finishes Star Trek: The Motion Picture -- 22 years later
Don't mess with Colorado's Klingon club.
Film on the Rocks
With the imminent release of The Phantom Menace, Fantastic Media prepares to blast off.