What is Science Fiction?

This past Friday, HNG fan James posed a seemingly simple and obvious question to me: Huh. That is an excellent questions James, and believe it or not, one I’ve never really thought about. Science fiction has been such a constant in my life since I was a small child that I never stopped to think… Continue reading What is Science Fiction?

Star Trek: The Exhibition

It is universally known that I have the most adorable nephew on the planet.  If you were not aware of this, then you need only meet him to realize that I am absolutely correct when I make this declaration. Now that we’ve established his awesomeness, you can see why I would try to hang out… Continue reading Star Trek: The Exhibition

Let’s do the time warp again

I attended a friend’s birthday party over the weekend that had a 1930’s theme.  Next thing I know, I’m in a room full of gorgeously dressed gorgeous people in authentic 1930’s formal attire. Naturally that got me thinking about time travel. Because, really, what nerd brain wouldn’t go straight to Captain Kirk in City on… Continue reading Let’s do the time warp again

10 Hottest Babes of Sci-Fi

There is nothing quite like seeing a hot chick in a hot outfit kicking some alien ass. Maybe it’s the funky hairdos, or the skin tight outfits, or the technobabble being spoken by a pair of ruby red lips. I don’t know, but can you honestly tell me that there’s anything greater? Honestly. Honestly. I… Continue reading 10 Hottest Babes of Sci-Fi

Halloween costume winner

It was neck and neck between the Star Trek Starfleet uniform and Rafael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but ultimately, Star Trek edged out TMNT.  Which is apparently a good thing after reading this article: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20021081-1.html I know I said I was thinking about getting the new/old uniform but, well, time is short and I… Continue reading Halloween costume winner

Halloween Conundrum

With Halloween fast approaching and me not able to decide just what super nerdy character I should dress up as this year I thought to myself, “Hey! You have a blog! Let’s crowd source this sucker and get some help!” (And yes, in my head I’m yelling at myself….!!!!!) Here are a few of the outfits… Continue reading Halloween Conundrum

Hello? Is there anybody out there?

I’m inspired by last week’s news of the “Goldilock Planet” to write about extraterrestrial life and my absolute certainty that we are not alone in this universe.  If you haven’t read about it you can find it here: http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/09/29/5202633-alien-planet-looks-just-right-for-life In another news story out this week, more than 120 ex-Air Force personnel claim to have… Continue reading Hello? Is there anybody out there?

X-Men Series II = greatest trading cards ever

It might shock you to learn this.  But I was, at one time, the owner of a complete set of X-Men Series II trading cards. It’s true. I also collected baseball cards, because like any self-respecting tomboy I played baseball, not softball.  Softball is for chicks. But Series II was my most favorite set of… Continue reading X-Men Series II = greatest trading cards ever

Red shirt, blue shirt, gold shirt, no shirt

Now there’s a Dr. Suess book I could get behind. Poor, poor redshirts. They never stand a chance. If I was a gal going in to Starfleet Academy in the year 2267, I would request a job that required a blue or gold uniform.  Why were the redshirts always the first to go?  I could… Continue reading Red shirt, blue shirt, gold shirt, no shirt