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This selfie captures the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Michael Dorn were all snapped in this selfie with Levar Burton. He posted it on his twitter and, wait just one minute. How did a grumpy-looking William Shatner get into this picture? Clearly, Captain Kirk has been in a transporter malfunction of some kind that has caused this anomaly.

Don’t recognize everyone? See a labelled picture after the break.

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Minecraft players and builders have added some fan-made Doctor Who touches, but the franchise is officially coming to the game in September. You have to play the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft to gain access to the Whovian additions, but it sounds like switching would be worth it. There will be several characters available according to Xbox:

Players will have access to a wide selection of the best characters from the entire 50 years of Doctor Who, with six Doctors in each skin pack – starting off with the 11th Doctor and five other Doctors, their companions, their biggest adversaries and the Doctors’ arch-enemy, the Daleks. Doctor Who puts you at the heart of an extraordinary adventure and Minecraft fans are in for the ride!

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I’ll bet you’re wondering about that picture. I’m just going to let Felicia Day’s quote be the explanation:

Now that I learned that Hello Kitty isn’t a cat but a little girl, my dreams can come true and this will be my future family portrait.

That quote is just one of the myriad reactions out there to the (OMG SHOCKING) news that Sanrio’s Hello Kitty isn’t a cat.

This news comes from a correction made by Sanrio to wording used by University of Hawaii anthropologist Christine R. Yano for her upcoming Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum in October.

“I was corrected — very firmly,” Yano told the L.A. Times. “That’s one correction Sanrio made for my script for the show. Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.”

Yep, Hello Kitty is not a cat. Charmy Kitty is a cat. Also, according to her back story her real name is Kitty White, she’s British, and her height and weight are measured in apples.

Cue “The More You Know” graphic.

Photo by Felicia Day.

(via LAist)

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The latest episode of Man at Arms: Reforged features a rather rad hybrid: Throwing Shields. It’s a mix of Captain America’s invulnerable shield and throwing stars. The mash-up weapons might not be made of vibranium, but they’re sharp enough to break glass and cut watermelons. More importantly? They look freaking awesome.

Watch what happens when Cap’s shield gets mixed with throwing stars after the break.

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Funko has recently announced they’re releasing a dancing Groot Pop! figure, and the tree being won’t be alone because they’re also rolling out Howard the Duck. Remember Howard the Duck? Even if you’d like to forget him and his movie, this Pop! toy should be okay since it can’t talk. Both Howard the Duck and Groot will be available in December.

Product Page ($9.99 via CBR)

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Doctor Who becomes Doctor Loo with this cozy TARDIS toilet installed by Warmley Waiting Room. The Bristol cafe is alongside the Bristol to Bath cycle path, and when the owners of the cafe purchased a replica TARDIS, they figured why not make it functional? The inside of the TARDIS features Victorian decor, and the light on the top is rigged to a motion sensor and indicates whether the toilet is in use. They have a doorbell installed in the cafe that makes the whooshing TARDIS noise, and they like to set it off when people are getting their photo taken with the TARDIS.

I imagine the TARDIS will bring some new faces to the cafe. I’ve certainly added it to my list for whenever I make it across the pond.

Image via Warmley Waiting Room’s Twitter

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Today’s roundup of tech deals includes everything from headphones for audiophiles, headphones for gamers, iPad cases, keychain battery chargers and more.

Head past the break for the complete list…

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You can say what you like about how the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looked in the movie this summer, but just be thankful that we didn’t get anything resembling these guys. According to CBM, this pitch artwork by Anthony Francisco (who recently did some great work on Guardians Of The Galaxy and G.I. Joe: Retaliation) represents a much more alien version of the Turtles which would undoubtedly have made fans mob theaters with torches and pitchforks.

Thankfully, the designs only went as far as a meeting with the producers.

See more pictures after the break.

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Behold, the terrible and beautiful Smaug in giant toy form! This large scale Smaug figure from The Hobbit has a wing span of 22 inches and is sure to strike fear in the hearts of your other toys. He has ten points of articulation and though he’s plastic, the core of Smaug is wire and able to be posed. The dragon Smaug comes with a surprise 1.5 inch action figure (maybe Bilbo or Bard?) and is part of a limited edition run of 3,000 pieces. You can pre-order now to receive a Smaug of your very own in December.

See more photos of the magnificent beast after the break.

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