Featuring everyone from a sweet transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania to a misunderstood genius whose desire to create an easier form of transportation resulted in him become a gnarly human/insect hybrid, here's your rundown of the 15 greatest mad doctors that nerddom has to offer.
Because the smell of booze reminds me of daddy, I went trudging through the Internets to dig up some of the most curious, most bizarre, and most bottled types of booze game companies sent out to help hype their games. Pour yourself a drink and enjoy. More >>
While today's skies are not dominated by airborne Fords and Toyotas, science fiction has often presented inspiring examples of automobiles not confined to asphalt. Some early examples, such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang endowed their vehicles with magical or mysterious methods for attaining light, while future flying cars seemed to be more mechanical in nature, the product of human ingenuity and invention.
The following are 10 of Science Fiction's most influential and memorable flying cars. But what exactly gets a vehicle classified as a flying car? First, it has to be able to drive on a road on a set of wheels. That means no hovercrafts, airplanes, or Uncle Owen's Landspeeder. Additionally, the vehicles on this list, while fictional, must achieve their lift through mechanical means, so sorry kids, but no magical cars flown by Harry Potter. So now that the rules are in play, sit back, and enjoy your flight. More >>
And that's just one of many music cues that everyone knows from cartoons, movies and TV shows. However, few people know the names of those songs or where they came from. In addition to showing up in more mainstream fare, most of these pieces have shown up in geek media -- especially early videogames, where they represented cheap, royalty-free ways to convey certain settings and situations -- such as "it's time to be sneaky" or "we're in Asia" -- whenever the low-resolution screen's clues may have been a bit hard to understand.
You may have wondered about the story behind these tunes from time to time. Well, wonder no more! Today, Topless Robot unveils the secret history (and in a few cases, the lack thereof) behind these famous incidental music cues. More >>
Even before the current run of Doctor Who became a success on these shores, even the most novice sci-fi fan possessed a passing familiarity with the Daleks. Originally created by Terry Nation in 1963 for the second-ever Who serial -- called, you guessed it, "The Daleks" -- the race of robotic monsters with a mutated nugenty middle have become the series' most iconic villains. Because of their popularity in both runs of the show, the Daleks have been trotted out repeatedly over the years. True, it's always nice to see them, but their constant use has diminished their impact and scare value. For today's Daily List, Topless Robot will be looking at the five best and five worst episodes to feature these perilous pepperpots. Because a list like this one is bound to stir up controversy, remember that the choices featured within are subjective and just one man's opinion. So instead of planning to exterminate me, be sure to mention your own picks for the greatest and lamest Dalek adventures in the comments. Let's begin!More >>
In the days of big cardboard boxes holding two floppy disks, that box was the primary bait to get kids to take your game off the shelf and give it a whirl. Unfortunately, not everyone computer game company's art department seemed to receive that memo. Here's 10 old DOS games that really needed to hire an art director who wasn't "my nephew, who's like the best artist in his junior high" or, more simply, "terrible."More >>
Sometimes, however, a game will make up a small part of that to us, and we will love them for it. Six titles that showed off what 3-D promised us when it came to our favorite characters were a trial to track down, but we did it because we love you, and not because we technically got paid to play awesome old videogames. On to the list! More >>
While it's often been debated whether Swamp Thing or Man-Thing was created first, the truth is both of them had a number of predecessors that came oozing out of their respective swamps first, as far back as 1942. There are plenty of true swamp beasts to go around, as it turns out. Here are 10 of nerd-dom's most famous. More >>
Due to the budding comic book industry's unremitting demand for novel ideas while trying to keep pace with popular heroes like Batman, Superman and Captain America (with a lack of understanding of the medium thrown in), not every new super hero hoped to match the grandiose origin stories of those seen in the works of top-tier publishers. It was moments like these when creators were hard-pressed to deliver something fresh that they tended to think far outside standard convention and prove that maybe there is such a thing as being too original -- or that there's no shame in "borrowing" from other works granted you throw in a half-assed tweak or two. The end result? Origin stories that skate that fine line of being hilarious... and outright embarrassing. Read on for seven insane Golden and Silver Age hero origins! More >>