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Video: Star Trek Pizza Cutter

This combines two things I hold dear: pizza and sci-fi. Want. It's $24.99 (plus S&H), from thinkgeek.com, and, yes, it's officially licensed. Fun to see that the folks behind the Star Trek franchise have a sense of humor. [via seemunkee] More Sci/Sci-Fi/Pizza Cutters ... Video: Laser Pizza Cutter » Q&A with Pizza Cutter Artist Frankie Flood » Crazy-Ass Anal Retentive Pizza Cutter » Video: Pizza Plotter Applies Sauce to Pies » Video: Doctor Who Tries to Call U.N.I.T., Gets Pizza Geronimo Instead » Video: Every Jelly Baby Scene in Doctor Who » A Primer to Star Trek Food »... More

Story Time: Mur Lafferty's 'The Blueberry Pie' and 'Last of the Pie Hunters'

"They use serrated knives to slaughter the cakes; our pie-server spears barely pierce flesh." Warning: This podcast is PG-13. If you think pie-smeared nookie might offend you, don't hit play. If it hasn't been obvious, I'm a bit of a science-fiction fan. I get a large dose of my fix each week via a couple excellent podcasts, one of which I discovered only a few weeks ago—Norm Sherman's beautifully produced Drabblecast. I've been powering through the Drabblecast archives and was delighted to find that Episode 105 of the show featured two short stories involving pie (embedded above), both by writer-podcaster Mur Lafferty. This being scifi/speculative fiction, there's just a bit of weirdness going on here. In the first story (scrub... More

Video: Doctor Who Tries to Call U.N.I.T., Gets Pizza Geronimo Instead

The 2009 Doctor Who Easter special, Planet of the Dead, just materialized Stateside on Sunday (it was originally broadcast on BBC One and BBC HD on April 11). In it, the Doctor finds himself stranded on the planet San Helios with a busload of Londoners. While trying to call U.N.I.T. with his sonic-screwdriver-enhanced cellphone, he transposes two numbers and ends up calling Pizza Geronimo instead. In case you were wondering, a quick Google search reveals there is no Pizza Geronimo in London. Video, after the jump.... More

Stormtrooper Breakfast Cereal

In the last 12 days, we've had Star Trek and Doctor Who food-related items materialize on Serious Eats. Might as well go for a nerd trifecta and get Star Wars in the mix. Good morning, and may the force be with you—from your friends at Serious Eats, the nerdiest food blog in the universe. [via Unique Daily]... More

In Videos: Every Jelly Baby Scene in 'Doctor Who'

"I left my jelly babies in the TARDIS.... They're a delicacy I discovered on Earth." Yesterday, we briefly mentioned how the Beatles did not like having candy jelly babies thrown at them while on stage. While poking around YouTube looking at jelly baby experiment videos, I found an awesome compilation of every jelly baby scene in Doctor Who. Along with his out-of-control curly hair and extraloooong scarf, one of the signature quirks of the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) was his love for jelly babies. He offered them to everyone and anyone, including his archenemy and Dalek-creator, Davros. And there's a memorable bit at 4:16 in which the Doctor tries a bluff, telling some primitive-looking warriors, "Now drop your weapons, or... More

A Primer to 'Star Trek' Food and Drink

To Seek Out Strange New Worlds ... and Eat Their Foods Spaceballs ... oh, wait. That was another movie. The J. J. Abrams–helmed Star Trek movie opens tomorrow. As I was reading up on the new installment, I came across this line in the Wikipedia entry: "Another reference to Abrams' previous works is Slusho, which Uhura orders at the bar she meets Kirk at." That reminded me that food and drink is depicted routinely in the Star Trek franchise—across ten movies and six TV shows. There's no doubt—or at least, I hope—that there will be food references in the 11th movie, which will feature Romulans, Vulcans, Orions. As a refresher, I thought I'd take a look at what passes for... More

In Videos: Charlton Heston in 'Soylent Green'

In memory of the late actor Charlton Heston, watch one of his most memorable roles in the dystopic science fiction movie, Soylent Green, a depiction of a future where fresh food is scarce, causing most people to rely on the substances Soylent Red, Soylent Yellow, and Soylent Green for food. But what is Soylent Green made of? Why does Soylent Green mean life? Why does Soylent Green mean death? Charlton Heston finds out. If you don't know what Soylent Green is made of, you may have possibly been living under a rock for most of your life. Now's the time to find out, after the jump.... More

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