“Star Wars” has many religious themes, so it’s not a stretch to depict “Star Wars” characters in iconic Western religion paintings. The sci-fi blog io9 has compiled the best Photoshopped images of the characters as martyrs and saints into one long gallery, but we have two more photos after the jump. [io9 via Impact Lab] Keep reading »
My best friend once made the mistake of telling me that she had written “Buffy” fan fiction when she was younger and I mercilessly teased her for years, even though it was that nerdy center that endeared her to me in the first place. Some of you may not be familiar with the steamy underground world of fan fiction where devoted fans think up (often sexy) scenarios for their favorite characters. For fun, we’ve rounded up six fanfic excerpts and taken out the nouns so you can guess which show/book/movie they are based on. Guess all six correctly and win … dork credibility? Keep reading »
Last night, an African-American man made television history! Sure, Barack has got our future in his very capable hands, but Will.i.am transported us straight into “Star Trek” territory! That’s right, the beat box behind the Black Eyed Peas, who also made the very viral “Yes We Can” video, was teleported into the CNN studio from Grant Park in Chicago. At a such a crucial time in our history, Anderson Cooper united nerds across this great land by saying, “Let’s see if we can beam him in.” Then, right there, before our very eyes, the first man ever in hologram, FOR REAL, on national television!
Okay, so Will.i.am got it a little mixed up and said he felt like he was in “Star Wars.” But, Cooper quickly corrected him that, much like cell phones, it was in fact The Trek that was responsible for this kind of totally awesome technology! [FYI, "Star Wars" had pre-recorded hologram messages ("Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.") but could not beam people anywhere, though that sure would have come in handy.] Sigh, we love the Coop! Keep reading »
Science Fiction is full of freaks, but the heroes make us want to get freaky. From spandex spacesuits to alien armor, just looking at these guys makes us sweat. So, in honor of the gentlemen that fend off evildoers and fulfill our fantasies, here’s The Frisky’s Top Five Space Studs of Sci-Fi.
5. Sam Jones as Flash Gordon The bleach blond muscle-bound babe was tough enough to play professional football and fight off intergalactic bad guys. He was an eyeful in spandex on screen, but if you want to see Flash in the flesh, check out his nsfw Playgirl pictorial from ‘75. We’re pretty sure the “Flash! O-oh!” lyric from the theme song came after Freddie Mercury saw this spread. Keep reading »
A couple months ago, I was having a drink with The Frisky‘s “21st Century Love” columnist Erin Flaherty, and Hayden Christensen (star of the new film Jumper alongside his current girlfriend Rachel Bilson) was sitting just down the bar from us, doing a photo shoot for some fancy-schmancy men’s fashion magazine. The point is, I can attest to the fact that he is indeed just as hot in person as this issue of Details suggests. Smolder away, Anakin Skywalker! (Um, nerd alert.) [Oh No They Didn't! and Details Magazine] Keep reading »