The Physics of Space Battles

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George Lucas based all his space battles on WWII dog fights, of course, and ever since, Hollywood has followed his lead. Never mind the fact that it's complete bunk. Now the folks at It's OK to be Smart explain how space battles would REALLY go down, showing the effects of momentum, distance, energy consumption, and the laws of physics on ... Watch Now

The Trailer for Automata

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Sentient robots kidnap a human in this intriguing mashup of Philip K Dick and Isaac Asimov mythologies starring a bald Antonio Banderas and his real-life ex, Melanie Griffith. Which... is kind of a red flag, but wait. Give it a chance. Banderas plays an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation who routinely investigates the case of manipulating ... See the Rest

First Look: Last Days on Mars

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Here's the trailer for Last Days on Mars, a what-looks-to-be thrilling sci-fi space adventure starring Liev Schrieber and Olivia Williams. In the flick, a crew of astronauts on an exploratory mission to Mars are assaulted by a deadly infection and struggle to contain it before.... Before what we don't know, but it looks ghastly. We're SO sorry we ... See the Rest

Star Drunk: A Short Film Written by and Starring Drunk People

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Star Drunk is a short film that's a kind of inebriated mashup of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica  directed by Chris R Wilson and Zach Persson. All of the alcohol consumed by cast and crew members was provided by the New Deal Distillery. Say the writers: "Star Drunk is the sequel to the viral short film Cleverbot: Do You Love ... See the Rest

Comic-Con Roundup: Day 2

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OK. Deep breath. Here we go: Tina, Bob, and Louise; The Human Torch, Red Skull, Captain America, and the Sub Mariner; an alien woman I don't recognize; Princess Bubblegum and the Ice King; Russell and Kevin; zombie Barbies; a life-size Henry Cavill of your very own, to have and to hold, to hug and to squeeze; OMG MIND FREEZE. MY BRAIN JUST STARTED ... See the Rest

On the Red Carpet: The Saturn Awards

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At the 2013 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Awards at The Castaway in Burbank:  Ol' Grumpypants Quentin Tarantino, looking like he'd rather be doing ANYTHING other than getting an award at The Castaway Bar & Grill in Burbank; Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte, who was without a doubt the HOTTEST GUY THERE, OMG; Teen Wolf's ... See the Rest

The Pacific Rim Trailer

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The trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim has arrived, and yes, it's Cloverfield meets Godzilla meets Battleship meets War of the Worlds etc etc, but any movie that stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, AND Charlie Day gets an automatic pass from me. ... See the Rest

Fresh Flesh

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Dutch fashion designers Cor Baauw and Leonie Baauw of Local Androids. have devised something they call Like Living Organisms, a neckpiece and dress made of disturbingly lifelike fake skin with veins that beat when near people and deflate when touched – "as a sign of trust." Says Co.Design: "The garment comes equipped with two sensors and air pumps. ... See the Rest