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Nikola Tesla: Part One: From College Drop-Out To Colorado Lightning


Happy 158th birthday to the brilliant scientist Nikola Tesla!
Born on July 10, 1856 in what is now modern Croatia, Tesla was born with an eidetic memory and a singular obsession with science. His early years were spent tinkering, inventing, and memorizing the odd epic poem or two. School was a breeze for Tesla, with the [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Scenes from ‘ALIENS’ Rendered in Lego!


image It’s ALIENS… In LEGO.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual: Plasma Cannons, Pulse Rifles, and What Went Down on LV-426


Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual: Plasma Cannons, Pulse Rifles, and What Went Down on LV-426

Ridley Scott’s 1978 film ALIEN offered audiences a peek into a future that wasn’t terribly different from the present. The Nostromo wasn’t a streamlined silver beauty, and the people aboard weren’t astronauts or cosmic explorers in silly jumpsuits. Ellen Ripley and her shipmates were basically long-haul truckers in space, hard-working laborers with a dangerous job [...]

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Alan Dean Foster On Early Days of Movie Novelization Business and His ‘Alien’ Reissue


Alan Dean Foster On Early Days of Movie Novelization Business and His ‘Alien’ Reissue

In 2010 I wrote about my fond memories of Alan Dean Foster’s novelization of Ridley Scott’s 1979 film ALIEN, and confessed that it was the first full-length adult science fiction novel that I could remember reading. Now Titan Books has reissued Foster’s ALIEN and plans to reissue his adaptations of ALIENS and ALIEN 3 as [...]

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Mirage Men: Like ‘Men In Black’ In Reverse


Mirage_Men_posterMark Pilkington’s book Mirage Men is one of my favorites on the topic of Unidentified Flying Objects and supposed alien contact. Pilkington, you see, has come to the conclusion that UFO stories are the the products of lies and hoaxes. Well, no kidding, right?

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Star Wars

Troy Denning on the Surprising Origins of Some of Star Wars’ Iconic Aliens


Troy Denning on the Surprising Origins of Some of Star Wars’ Iconic Aliens

It’s easy to assume that all of the stuff we know about the Star Wars universe has always been there for our enjoyment, but the truth is that this huge body of lore has slowly evolved over time and under the eyes of many creative people. Star Wars: Crucible author Troy Denning is actually responsible [...]

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Never Have Xenomorphs Been So Cute: ‘Aliens’ Speedrun


Aliens-Speedrun1A4, the same company that did the Star Wars speedrun I reported on a few weeks ago is back, and this time it’s a take on ALIENS. Aliens remains one of my favorite action-horror films, and the creative minds at 1A4 have taken it and made it – dare I say – adorable. I love everything about this video, even the xenomorphs! They’re so freakin’ acid-spewin’ cute. Check it out below, and then let me know what you’d love to see as a speedrun!

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Bad Mamas! Five of Cinema’s Worst Moms


Bad Mamas! Five of Cinema’s Worst Moms

Mother’s Day is an opportunity to honor the person who brought you into this world in some special way: Breakfast in bed, a nice dinner, or maybe just by giving her a day off without trouble from you and the rest of the family!
Hopefully you’ve got a great mom in your life, but not everyone [...]

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Movie Trailer: The World’s End


poster-theworldsendThe Shaun of the Dead guys return for what will be the third movie in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy!

Here is the movie trailer for The World’s End! Beer and aliens… what could go wrong?

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Nick Pope: Alien Contact in 12 Years


Nick Pope: Alien Contact in 12 Years

Former UFO investigator for the UK Ministry of Defense Nick Pope is certain that Earth’s first contact with an alien race is just around the corner. He’s so certain of it that he has even nailed the date down to 2024: the year that the Square Kilometer Array is finished. The Square Kilometer Array is [...]

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