For the Ladiez: 5 Great Geeky Fanservice Moments for (Straight) Women

Shepard ogles a shirtless Jacob

Newsflash: Both men and women have libidos and enjoy ogling a little scantily clad flesh from time to time. But while geek culture has more than its fair share of fanservice and scanty clothing designed to appeal to straight men (and possibly lesbians), there isn’t quite as much pandering to a straight female (or gay male) audience. We don’t really have many gender flipped equivalents to, say, the skimpy Theiss costumes in original Star Trek or the entirety of the Dead or Alive game franchise … [Read more...]

Red Dwarf X: In Stellar Form


We all have favorite TV shows or movies that can be watched over and over again, rather like throwing on a favorite record.  For me, one of these shows is Red Dwarf.  If you're a fan of sci-fi, or you're a fan of fun, silly sitcoms, and you haven't seen Red Dwarf... well, you have a bit of catching up to do.  Ten seasons' worth, in fact.  But fear not!  It's a show from the UK, so each season is tiny. A bit of history: If you haven't heard of Red Dwarf and you live in the US, it's not too … [Read more...]

Costumes for the Lazy


So you've been invited to a last-minute Halloween costume party.  Only one problem: you're not the costume "type," so you don't have anything from a con on standby, and you've got very little time to throw anything together.  Or maybe you'd like to keep your effort to a bare minimum.  What will you do? Below are a few "lazy" ideas for costumes.  These require minimal time and purchases, and hopefully look a bit more clever than just buying a cape from a drugstore. H Is For Hologram On the … [Read more...]

Geek’s Dream Girl’s Top 10 Articles of 2010


Your clicks, retweets, and Facebookings have spoken! Here are the top 10 articles of 2010 by traffic: 1. Needles of Knitting +5: Using The Craft Skill To Its Best Advantage 2. GenCon 2010 Update: Castle Ravenloft Board Game 3. Coping With Being Single: Ur Doin’ It Wrong 4. Brainless Act Leads to Smart Decision 5. LiveBlogging: Dungeons & Dragons Experience 2010 (DDXP) 6. Top 5 Anime Speech Patterns that Drive Us Nuts 7. 5 Gosh-Honest Reasons Why Your Dating Life … [Read more...]

Red Dwarf: Not Serious Sci-Fi, But Seriously Funny


Way back in Stardate...  uh, 1988, while Captain Picard was commanding the Starship Enterprise, there was another popular show about a spaceship and its crew: Red Dwarf.  Over the years (it had eight seasons) it became one of the most popular shows in the UK, yet, like Doctor Who, it's a show that most Americans weren't exposed to unless they knew a fan or caught a random episode on PBS. Ten years after the show went off the air, a new miniseries got the blood pumping in critics and fans … [Read more...]

Rebranding: How Would You Market PBS?

Everyone knows that I disagree with the rebranding of SyFy.   Still, that doesn't mean that there aren't other brands out there that deserve a fresh look,  a new perspective.  When thinking about TV channels, the most misunderstood one might be the comfortable shoe that is PBS. … [Read more...]