A close up shot of a starship ornament in an evergreen tree. Another starship, blurry in appearance, is in the background.

The Geek Tree

What is the Geek Tree? It’s a Christmas tree with a speculative fiction theme. And what’s speculative fiction? Speaking broadly, it’s a genre comprised of science fiction, fantasy and horror, though in the case of the Geek Tree, it’s primarily sci-fi. The tree is re-built annually by Ken Newquist, Nuketown’s editor.

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This close-up of the 2015 edition of the geek tree features IKEA star lights, the Borg Cube, and Luke Skywalker in his Bespin outfit.

Geek Tree 2015

The Geek Tree finally has an angel.

For years, the topper of the geek tree — my personal ode to speculative fiction in Christmas tree form — had a Santa Yoda at the tree topper. Yoda was great, and I’m sure he’ll return to his place of honor eventually, but this year I had a true angel … a Weeping Angel from ThinkGeek.

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