Blue: The Color of Geek Love

For decades, Star Trek has tried to make the idea of the sexy, green-skinned alien happen, but Trekkers, I've got some bad news: You chose the wrong hue. When you're looking for a romantic color to make geek hearts go pitter-patter, blue -- as proven by today's Avatar trailer, and this year's cerulean wangfest Watchmen -- is the only game in town.

Don't believe me? Check out some other classic examples:


The X-Men series was a veritable pioneer in periwinkle, slathering a new character up in blue greasepaint for every installment. Still, Alan Cumming's Nightcrawler and Kelsey Grammer's Beast couldn't hold a candle to Rebecca Romijn's shapeshifting Mystique, pictured above gettin' all sexy and shit with Wolverine.


Tobias from Arrested Development: another classic example. In many ways, his romance with wife Lindsay (Portia De Rossi) was Avatar-esque, in that it was one for the ages, though they might as well have been two different species. Perhaps a Na'vi transformational tanning bed would have helped Lindsay better understand her Blue-Man-Group-aspiring, never-nude of a mate, but cancellation cut short that character arc. (Note to Mitch Hurwitz: Bring out the Arrested Development movie in IMAX 3-D, and all will be forgiven.)


And finally, we have the iconic romance between Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his supermodel wife Vendela in Batman & Robin, which...OK, I'll admit my thesis has kind of gotten away from me here. But still! So many blue people! What's up with that?

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