Whether it's an incredibly powerful bomb or a gigantic super-laser, nothing adds spice to a science-fiction story like the ultimate of ultimate threats: the planet killer. What else would we expect from our favorite heroes other than saving the entire world? Cliché or not, we all have our favorites, and here's our top twelve world-destroying devices along with some science behind the fiction.
Back in December, we told you that the Mythbusters guys were going to try to solve one of Star Trek's eternal mysteries—could Capt. Kirk REALLY build a cannon out of bamboo, sulfur, charcoal and diamonds to defeat a Gorn?
The Enterprise-D, Jean-Luc Picard's trusty starship in Star Trek: The Next Generation , is one hulking vessel. It's over 2,100 feet long and 1,500 feet wide, making it far larger than today's biggest Earthly vehicles. Now, one man wants to recreate it—digitally.
You know those motivational posters, the ones with the beautiful photos and the cheery one-liners that say you can achieve anything as long as you believe hard enough? Well, they kind of make us gag. So we've scoured the internet to bring you the finest GEEK-related DE-motivational posters—because we care enough not to send the very best.
You love the harsh sounds of the Klingon language. You've read Shakespeare in the original Klingon. When you die, you're going to Sto-vo-kor, because you're slain many Tribbles in battle. But you've never been able to sit back and enjoy a Klingon opera. Until now.