Best Picture: The King’s Speech
Geek’s Choice: Inception
Best Director: Tom Hooper — The King’s Speech
Geek’s Choice: Darren Aronofsky — Black Swan
Best Actor: Colin Firth — The King’s Speech
Geek’s Choice: Jesse Eisenberg — The Social Network
Basically, geeks would have taken every major award won by the respectable, but also snooze-inducing period drama The King’s Speech and given it to a more deserving victor. Under geek rules, Picture would have gone to Christopher Nolan’s big, brainy blockbuster Inception; cult favorite Darren Aronofsky would score a Director statue for Black Swan (both because it’s a great movie and also due to the fact that he convinced Princess Amidala to indulge her latent Sapphic tendencies); and, finally, Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of the ultimate nerd icon, Mark Zuckerberg, would be out Colin Firth’s stuttering king.
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Star Trek Enterprise Light-Up Feeding System
For the baby geeks in your life (or at least the tiny offspring of the geeks in your life), there’s a Star Trek light-up bib and Enterprise shaped spoon that also flashes. Who knows, the distracting lights might even keep a child from spitting peas all over a Starfleet uniform.
Read more: Holiday Gift Guide 2012: TV Merchandise
Star Wars Family Car Decals
We’re more than a little bit sick of all of the cutesy car decals with little kids playing soccer, but these Star Wars ones have earned a pass. The set comes with 50 decals, so there are plenty of options for a blended family filled with Wookies, Ewoks and Storm Troopers.
Read more: Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Movie Merchandise
Marvel Avenger: Iron Man
Whedon Avenger: Topher Brink (Dollhouse)
Similarities: Both are brilliant inventors who can go whole days just tinkering in their labs, barely pausing to eat or sleep. They’re also sarcastic, selfish and far too aware of their own brilliance.
Differences: Tony Stark is far more comfortable around the ladies than the socially awkward Topher. And while Topher has created some pretty amazing things, he never built himself a wicked-cool suit of armor.
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