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Sit down to a holiday feast fit for geeks (pictures)

Show off your love for "Star Trek,""Doctor Who," "Star Wars," "Transformers" and even the Elder God Cthulhu this holiday season with nerdy turkey, sides, desserts and even gingerbread houses.

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1 of 12 Christine McConnell

Eat this 'Alien' dessert at your own risk

Baker, model and photographer Christine McConnell makes the kind of pastries and desserts you shouldn't turn your back on. Her spider samoasDanzig cake and waffle cone tentacle monster may be made with sugar, butter and everything else that makes desserts desirable, but we wouldn't blame you for having second thoughts about taking a taste.

Also, be careful who you serve her "Alien" face-hugger cookies to. They might scare Santa into a heart attack.

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2 of 12 TheFowndry

'Star Wars' X-Wing knife block standing by!

X-Wing starfighters served the Rebel Alliance well in bringing order to the Force, and you can bring order to your kitchen with this Star Wars X-Wing knife block, which holds knives in a signature X design.

The officially licensed X-Wing knife block from TheFowndry doesn't include lightsabers, but it does come with five stainless steel knives: a cook's knife, bread knife, carving knife, utility knife, and paring knife.

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3 of 12 Rusty Eulberg

Eat this Cthurkey before it eats you!

After binging on turkey, mashed potatoes, puddings, cakes and your body weight in cookies during the holidays, the last thing you want to ponder is a dinner that looks like it could kill you in a cage fight.

Meet Cthurkey. Rusty Eulberg and his wife Jennifer Robledo wanted to add something a bit more adventuresome to their Christmas dinner spread, so they created this edible Elder God made from bacon, crab, octopus and turkey.

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4 of 12 JustJenn

There's always room for Millennium Falcon Jell-O

Whip up this "Star Wars" Millennium Falcon in Jell-O using Knox gelatin, condensed milk, black gel dye and Kotobukiya's Millennium Falcon silicone tray and tips from food blogger JustJennrecipes.

"I make a lot of 'Star Wars' food and when I do it I like to stay true to the movies as much as possible," Jenn says. "I want the food to be a true fan experience. So when I saw the Millennium Falcon mold, I'd seen it used with ice and chocolate but I felt like the best thing to do would be do make it a true ship color gray. I figured that Jell-O would be the best material to get that color and all the fine details."

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5 of 12 Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

The secret ingredient is Lovecraft

Pumpkin pie is under attack! This Elder God tribute will impress family, friends and demons alike. Make the Cthulhu Pie by Sandy Yoo using the  extensive step-by-step YouTube tutorial. The pie filling is actually made with blueberries, not human souls.

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6 of 12 Catalano Restaurant

Better than Rudolph: AT-AT gingerbread reindeer!

Why make a boring gingerbread house when you can attack both Hoth and hunger with this delightful dessert worthy of the Empire itself?

Chef Aaron Lawrence from the Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar at Victoria, British Columbia's Magnolia Hotel & Spa created the Gingerbread AT-AT Reindeer for the fifth annual Canada's National Gingerbread Showcase.

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7 of 12 Reddit

Desserts in disguise! Gingerbread Optimus Prime

Nothing will impress Santa more than replacing his traditional cookie plate with a giant edible Autobot. There's more than meets the eye to this tasty Gingerbread Optimus Prime Transformer. But what if all food could change into powerful robots? Confectibots, roll out!

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8 of 12 Mike Tamplin

Devour the Death Star!

Droids, Wookiees and the Death Star never tasted so good. These "Star Wars" macarons are strong with the Force (and buttercream).

"Star Wars" and snacks seem to go hand in hand, with many geeky pastry chefs and fans showing their love for a galaxy far, far away through icing. Food blogger Mike Tamplin wanted to do something a bit different that the usual cookie decorating homage to "Star Wars."

For his cookie blog Semi Sweet Designs, Tamplin decided to try his hand at making the delectable cookie sandwiches known as French macarons decorated as R2-D2, Chewbacca, and the Death Star.

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9 of 12 JustJenn

We are Groot cookies!

Pay tribute to Groot from Marvel's movie "Guardians of the Galaxy" this holiday season with Groot Cookies, also from JustJenn Recipes. Jenn from the JustJenn Recipes food blog explains how to make the mindful tree-like creature into a yummy brown sugar cookie compete with chocolate bark and matcha powder green foliage.

"I always thought Groot deserved more of the limelight, he was always by Rocket's side," Jenn tells Crave. "I guess I wasn't the only one who felt that way because now that everyone's seen 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' turns out they made him into the heart of the movie! I thought cookies were a great way to celebrate all things Groot. Let's face it, cookies are my way of celebrating everything."

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10 of 12 JustJenn

Enjoy family debates with 'Star Trek' facepalm cookies

Chances are good you'll want to make the facepalm gesture a lot this holiday season. Now you can make it so with these Captain Picard facepalm cookies.

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11 of 12 ThinkGeek

Impress Santa with these cookies from a galaxy far, far away

Invite Darth Vader, Yoda, Chewbacca, C-3PO and Boba Fett to your next holiday party, cookie swap or family gathering by making "Star Wars" gingerbread cookies using these cookie cutters from ThinkGeek.

Be on the safe side -- not the Dark Side -- and add icing.

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12 of 12 Entertainment Earth

Eat turkey and pie like a Time Lord

It's best to bring out the good dishes and the Sonic Screwdriver utensils when Time Lords come to dinner. Now you can, thanks to Entertainment Earth.

When a table is set with Sonic Screwdriver silverware, it's easy to guess "Who" is coming to dinner. Add a Sonic Screwdriver washing brush and peeler turn food prep into an adventure.

This "Doctor Who" cutlery set includes a fork, knife, and spoon modeled after the famous Sonic Screwdrivers.

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