Some sci-fi friendships seem like they were always meant to be. Han and Chewie? Kirk and Spock? Perfect matches, right? But then there are those unexpected friendships that shouldn't have happened—but seemed oh so perfect when they did. Get up close and personal with 10 pairs of unlikely pals in the second episode of our new digital series, BlastrTV.
One of the great things about Minecraft is the sandbox-style play scheme that allows the freedom to do things like construct Lord of the Rings' Mines of Moria in extreme detail over the course of a year. That might be the most impressive Minecraft geek-out we've ever seen, but it's far from the only one.
Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films have captured many a fan's imagination—much as J.R.R. Tolkien's original texts did before them—but one gamer enlisted an army of gaming Uruk-hai to help him build a 1:1 scale replica of the dark, monster-ridden Mines of Moria inside Minecraft.
Christopher Lee has been in a lot of movies. A lot. Throughout his half-century career, Lee has over 200 roles to his credit, ranging from Dracula to Saruman in Lord of the Rings.
Apparently, you're not the only ones who idly wondered who'd win in a fight between the Dark Lord of the Sith and the Servant of the Secret Fire: The masterminds behind the Super Power Beat Down webseries have given it lots of thought ... and have shot a rather well-done video to show who'd be victorious.
This weekend, those of us lucky enough to have our mothers in our lives will celebrate Mother's Day ... but there are a whole mess of beloved genre characters who'll never get to do so (provided they live in a story universe where Mother's Day is a thing). So here are some heroes who could probably use a cuddle this coming Sunday.
Now here's something to decorate a geek coffee table with. A massive, 370-page sci-fi saga is about to be published, and it's inspired by the fantasy worlds of George Lucas and Tolkien. Swirling black holes and horned sorcerers? Yes, please.
They are just two of a gaggle of sci-fi and fantasy characters that got edited into this supercut, which takes snippets of dialogue from a ton of movies and assembles them—Avengers-style—into a montage-cover of Journey's most enduring song.
What you're about to see is a simple joke, really. Some might even say stupid. And they'd probably be right. And yet ... it still made us laugh. Because we are geeks and Gandalf-based humor will always sail into our strike zone.
There is a pub in England called The Hobbit that's been around for about 20 years. Popular with with students—and, apparently, actors—The Hobbit serves drinks named after some of J.R.R. Tolkien's characters. And recently, they were told to change the name or shut their doors. Luckily, a pair of thespians working on The Hobbit stepped in.