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Cheezburger may be best known for funny cat photos with captions, and the occasional break dancing mishap on Fail Blog. But now the comedy maestros at Cheezburger are opening up a new chapter.

The Seattle company — which scored $30 million in venture capital earlier this year — just rolled out a series of sites in which they are attempting to capture all things geek.

The first, Set Phasers to LOL, offers a full slate of Star Trek, Star Wars, Batman and Doctor Who humor.

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The second site, Dropping the Science, features “amazing science experiments, astonishing science photos and some very silly science memes.”

Cheezburger also offers geeky sites Fandom Base and TDW Geek.

It’s not a surprise that the Ben Huh-led startup is expanding into the world of nerd humor, especially given that the company is basically made up of a bunch of tech geeks. (Remember, Huh was just earlier this year named by GQ as one of the 15 worst-dressed in tech, which should certainly bolster his geek cred).

Cheezburger operates a network of about 50 comedy Web sites, and the startup is now attracting more than 20 million monthly unique visitors.

The company’s mission is dead simple: “make everyone in the world happy for five minutes a day.”

Now, tech geeks everywhere will have even more to smile about — especially if you’ve every thought of Captain Kirk as a “horny dog.”

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