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A humorous take on where sci-fi characters are now

Wondering what happened to your favorite sci-fi characters after their heyday in Hollywood? Here's a tongue-in-cheek look at where Gort, the Tribbles, and other characters are now.

Ever wondered what happened to your favorite science-fiction characters after their heyday in Hollywood? In the TechRepublic gallery Sci-fi characters: Where are they now?, our Head Blogs Editor Toni Bowers offers a tongue-in-cheek look at where some of the characters are now.

For example, here's her caption about the Tribbles: "The seemingly adorable furballs from the vintage series disbanded after their last appearance on the show. While most members dropped out of the public eye, some have gone on to become stunt hairpieces for Justin Bieber and Rob Blagojevich."

Roy Neary from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Gort, and Jabba the Hutt are some of the other characters featured. One character in the gallery is probably not your favorite sci-fi film character. Care to guess the character's name?

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Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.

5 comments
modvan
modvan

Has anyone news of HAL?

Heimdall222
Heimdall222

Gort was actually a "he" and anatomically correct. However, that wasn't apparent until a front panel was opened. When the panel was opened, the result was difficult to ignore. Since he was eight feet tall, everything was to scale! < This factoid is the result of the viewing of several scenes that were originally cut from the film by the 1951 censors. >

tdrane
tdrane

This morning, at the corner of Highway 19 and Curlew Road in Pinellas County, I gave Dumbledore a dollar for washing my windshield.