Star Trek The Original Series: 30 Interstellar Guest Stars. A deep look at each guest star ranks them by their science fiction contributions.

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The Aero-Nuts of 1785. The first men who flew across the English Channel landed in France ... naked.

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A Very Special Breaking Bad Pulled a Train Robbery, and Proved the Power of Plot. The episode “Dead Freight” masterfully summed up what made the show great.

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Creature from the Green Lagoon. Caddo Lake in Texas is suffering under an invasion of giant salvinia that is threatening the life of Texas's wetlands.

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Aaron Franks Built a Doghouse on His Deck. It's a three-level dog dreamland featuring stairs, three entrances, cubbyholes, beds, a pool, three swings, an umbrella, tunnels, a pirate wheel, a potty pit full of wood chips (complete with fire hydrant), and a water dispenser.

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The Selfie-Obsessed Countess of Vanity. Virginia Oldoini wasn't a photographer, but a 19th-century artist who made herself the subject of more than 400 portraits.

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How Bullwinkle Taught Kids Sophisticated Political Satire. They proved that the Cold War could be ridiculed even as it was happening.

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Queso Is the World’s Most Perfect Food. Velveeta and Ro-Tel made it accessible to everyone.