Too busy filming your own very scifi Chirstmas special? Don't worry, we've compiled a list of the best stories of the week. Highlights include T-shirts all geeks should own, four-breasted girls and gay Star Trek.


A Very Special Scifi Holiday Collection
The best part about the holidays, besides all the drinking and the crying, is the holiday specials, where everyone's favorite show gets jazzed up with cheer. Here are clips from some of our favorites.

The Most Amazing Book Covers from Pre-Golden Age SF
Some of the most gorgeous, evocative, and strange science fiction art you've ever seen comes from the covers of novels written between 1904-33, in SF's "pre-Golden Age."

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Alyson Hannigan Secretly Replaced With Robot!
The starlets of tomorrow will emote in the depths of space and at the bottom of the ocean. That's because gynoids will replace all our favorite actresses! This gallery is sleazy, but probably work-safe.

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10 Graphic Novels That Make Thrilling Gifts
Say you want to get your loved ones some "comic books" for the holidays - Which ones would make their yuletides merry? We've chosen ten of our favorite recent SF graphic novels to help out.

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Christian Bale Vs. Will Smith! To The Death! Almost!
Graeme and I yell at each other over IM trying to decide which actor is more powerful. Graeme starts crying though most of this io9 "making the sausage" expose.

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"Baby, You Make Me Wish I Had Four Hands" [NSFW]
Sometimes more is better, especially when you use Photoshop to give beautiful women double the amount of lovely lady lumps they had before. What do you think — sexy or scary? NSFW pics below.

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The T-Shirts Every Nerd Needs This Holiday
Want to get dressed up nerd-style this holiday, or help a nerd get stylish? Consider picking up a nice top from our gallery of fourteen brilliant scifi-themed tees.

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Time Travel Tales Go Mainstream - Sort Of
With Spanish time travel mindbender Timecrimes getting rave reviews, and the arty Primer becoming a new cult classic, it seems that the time travel story has gone from pulp mainstay to high art.

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Bruce Willis Is Back, And Ready To Kick Some Robot Ass
Bruce Willis looks distressed by first person shooter games and futuristic robot murders, in the first official picture from Jonathan Mostow scifi thriller Surrogates.

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Samuel L. Jackson Did His Own Makeup In The Spirit
Director Frank Miller rewrote the Spirit script to accommodate ScarJo and let Samuel Jackson improvise — and even reinvent his character's look. We met the director and cast, and learned just how much they collaborated.

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Long-Suppressed Gay Star Trek Episode Comes Out
David Gerrold, famous for writing the "Trouble with Tribbles" Star Trek episode, also wrote an episode that included gay characters - but it was shot down by Paramount. Now you can watch it online.

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Science Fiction Authors That Lit Geeks Think It's Cool To Read
For every lit author like Cormac McCarthy, who borrows science fiction themes, there are ten authors who start out writing science fiction, and then become beloved of literary hipsters. Here's a partial list.

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