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Help Make This Real: A Historical SciFi Map of the US

SciFi USA Map

The United States has a very rich history. Not just in the real world, but in the world of science fiction as well. In fact, it’s so event-filled fictionally that Brooklyn-based design company the Chopping Block wants to construct a map that points out the locations of famous, popular, and notable events that occurred in the realms of science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

Think of King Kong climbing to the top of New York City’s Empire State Building, or that final chilling scene from Body Snatchers which transpired outside San Francisco’s City Hall.

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Dr. Seuss Does Video Games and Sci-Fi

Seuss The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

If Theodor Geisel lived until this day and age and decided to write kids’ books based on video games and sci-fi, then these would be the covers and probable titles of those books. These incredible covers were created by DeviantArt artist DrFaustusau and he’s got a whole gallery of them for your viewing pleasure.

Hit the break for the rest of our top picks from his Seussian series.

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Dr. Who Ride-in Dalek Is The Perfect Kids’ Gift If You Like Getting Asked What A Dalek Is

Dr. Who Ride-in Daleks (Image courtesy Zappies)
By Andrew Liszewski

Listen, I’m not saying this ride-in Dalek toy isn’t amazingly cool, I just don’t think it’s targeted at the right demographic. Dr. Who has never really been a Saturday morning or after-school type TV series, and I feel that 99% of the kids out there today will have no clue what a Dalek is. I mean I didn’t even know how to pronounce it correctly until I watched this promotional video of kids who are unrealistically excited to ride around in these.

Available in 5 colors, each Dalek stands ~50 inches tall, features 360 degree steering, 10 Dalek sounds and sayings, lights and is powered by an included 6V rechargeable battery. The not so cool parts? They’ll set you back ~$317!! (£199.99) AND are only recommended for kids aged 3-6. Lame!

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Blockbuster Survey Reveals Most Popular Sci-Fi Stars


By Shane McGlaun

I was hooked on sci-fi the first time I saw Star Wars on video when I was a kid. I missed the first two in the theaters, but I saw Return of the Jedi like 18 times in one weekend. The New Star Trek film starts this week and to celebrate Blockbuster polled sci-fi fans to find the most popular starship captain.

According to the poll, the most popular captain was Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly. Following him were James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Han Solo, and William Adama. Seriously, Picard is a better captain than Reynolds and Kirk, and he had all those catchy phrases like “Make it So.”

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