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Subject Zero: Mass Effect 2

Subject Zero: Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2’s Subject Zero gets in Shepard’s face in the trailer above; the human biotic is also psychotic, unpredictable, and always pissed off–in other words, a perfect squad member.

Rocketeer: Deluxe Complete Ed.

Rocketeer: Deluxe Complete Ed.

The Rocketeer: The Deluxe Complete Edition is a tribute to Dave Stevens, who sadly passed in 2008; his comic inspired the 1991 film and is included along with never-before-seen drawings.

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Not Cool T-shirt

Not Cool T-shirt

No kid on Beeblebrox would play space cowboys and indians without a thermionic shield emitter, but Mark finds out the hard way about his backwards neighbors in this Not Cool tee.

Trailer: Future X-Cops

Trailer: Future X-Cops

Trust us, you won’t need to know a lick of Chinese to understand this Future X-Cops trailer; it packs in bullet-proof angels, multi-headed dragon arms, and robotic police armor suits.

Underground: Metro 2033

Underground: Metro 2033

Post-apocalyptic horror shooter Metro 2033 gets a second Underground trailer; we’re introduced to the player’s character and learn about humanity’s mutant party crashers, the Homo Novus.

Blu-ray: Moon

Blu-ray: Moon

Moon lands on Blu-ray 1/12/2010; the mind-bending, character-driven sci-fi film is a mix of 2001 and Solaris and stars Sam Rockwell on a solitary three-year lunar mining mission.

Vanguard: Mass Effect 2

Vanguard: Mass Effect 2

Get up close and really personal with the Vanguard class in Mass Effect 2, which features a new biotic charge ability; use it to either quickly flank enemies or flee in a hurry.

Case Mod: District 9

Case Mod: District 9

Bill Owen’s District 9 case mod is Wikus-worthy: hand-weathered and distressed with rust surfacing and bullet holes, it includes the Prawn-DNA canister, alien lettering, and MNU logo.

E.T.A. (Short Film)

E.T.A. (Short Film)

Sure, Junkworks’ E.T.A. may be a sci-fi short film, but interstellar truck driver Marvin is a not so far-fetched look into our futures where life imitates art–however horrifyingly banal.

Figure: 12″ T-800

Figure: 12″ T-800

Arnold really meant it when he’d be back: this 12″, 1:6 scale T-800 figure is a spot-on replica of the Governator in Terminator 2, complete with detachable left endoskeleton arm.

Funny: Avatars of Pandora

Funny: Avatars of Pandora

Avatar’s plot may not be the deepest, but thank your blue asses it wasn’t worse: if the sequel is anything like Thelma & Louse II: Avatars of Pandora, we’ll drive ourselves off a cliff.

Fan Trailer: Duke Nukem

Fan Trailer: Duke Nukem

NSFW: Duke Nukem Forever will forever be vaporware, but that hasn’t stopped fans; this live-action trailer is what the game should have been–campy, cigar-chomping, and kick-ass.

Season 1: Life After People

Season 1: Life After People

History Channel’s Life After People: The Series begins where the original film left off, with in-depth looks at the decay of cities like L.A. and London; it includes 10 episodes on 3 discs.

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Short Film: Energy Hunter

Short Film: Energy Hunter

It’s a somewhat incoherent mix of Star Wars, 2001, and 2012, but sci-fi short film Energy Hunter scores points for excellent cinematography and some truly stunning locations.

DIY: Mst3shades

DIY: Mst3shades

MST3K fans will always watch movies with Tom Servo and Crow in mind, but these laser-cut Mst3shades literally keep them in your field of vision; plans here; Ponoko-version here.

Maquette: Dr. Horrible

Maquette: Dr. Horrible

Shipping 2/27/10, the 9″ tall Dr. Horrible Animated Maquette is more wonderflonium than horrible; it’s limited to 1,000 statues and includes his goggles and Freeze Ray gun.

Teaser: Live-Action Yamato

Teaser: Live-Action Yamato

We were initially unsure of this live-action adaptation of Space Battleship Yamato, but this teaser has us rarin’ to blast some Gamilon ass; the movie is due out in Japan December 2010.

Star Trek Wetsuits

Star Trek Wetsuits

Although perfect for JJ Abram’s new, sexi-fied film, these 7mm Star Trek Wetsuits are styled after The Original Series; choose from Command Yellow, Science Blue, and Engineering Red.

DIY: Iron Man Papercraft

DIY: Iron Man Papercraft

Shunichi Makin’s been busy ever since his mini-HAL 9000; he’s created not one but three super-deformed versions of Iron Man in papercraft, each with 3-4 printable PDF files.

Science Fiction Screen Print

Science Fiction Screen Print

It’ll be 2010 before we can name everything on this Science Fiction Screen Print; it’s a giant 14″x34″ poster with 61 robots, 58 aliens, and 30 icons from sci-fi film, tv, books, and games.

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Short Film: Quietus

Short Film: Quietus

Quietus (Part 1, Part 2) is a glacially slow sci-fi short but still intriguing; it was shot on an 8k budget, filmed in the style of Kubrick’s 2001, and uses the same Death Valley locations as Star Wars.

Funny: Battlestar Rhapsody

Funny: Battlestar Rhapsody

Queen fans may want to plug their ears, but Luke Ski’s Battlestar Rhapsody is a parody fit for an Opera House; best lines: “All the Hell, WTF, FTL!” and “Nothing frakking matters to me…”

Movie Trailer: Inception

Movie Trailer: Inception

Despite exposition courtesy Dicaprio, this trailer for Inception does little to help us understand its plot; still, we’re liking the mind games aspect of this sci-fi thriller, due out summer 2010.

Mass Effect 2: Assassin/Savage

Mass Effect 2: Assassin/Savage

Though far shorter than previous trailers, these Assassin and Savage trailers for Mass Effect 2 manage to be both entertaining and succinct; in the deep words of Grunt: “I love to fight.”

Upgrades: Mass Effect 2

Upgrades: Mass Effect 2

Bioware co-founder Ray Muzyka gives us an overview of Mass Effect 2’s new features in this Upgrades Interview; he covers the improved combat system, exploration, and progression.

Story: Alien vs. Predator

Story: Alien vs. Predator

This Story trailer for Alien vs. Predator is actually light on the story and heavy on the gory; if there’s a brighter future with Weyland-Yutani, it sure as hell ain’t working as a colonial marine.

Movie Trailer: Repo Men

Movie Trailer: Repo Men

NSFW: this red band trailer for Repo Men is heartlessly bloody but still de-livers: it stars Jude Law and Forest Whitaker as near-future bounty hunters who repossess organs.

Infiltrator: Mass Effect 2

Infiltrator: Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2’s Infilitrator class gets a stealthy reveal in the trailer above: it only focuses on one talent–the tactical cloak–but it’s perfect for games of hide and geth seek.

AvP Hunter Edition

AvP Hunter Edition

Confirmed for the US: Alien vs. Predator: Hunter Edition gets up close and personal with a Facehugger model, Weyland Yutani badge, hardcover graphic novel, and 4 multiplayer maps.

Blu-ray: Stargate 15th Anniv.

Blu-ray: Stargate 15th Anniv.

The SG team finally gets a proper release Stargate: 15th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray; it includes both the theatrical and director’s cuts, lossless audio, and three new featurettes.

Blur Trailer: Mass Effect 2

Blur Trailer: Mass Effect 2

We teased Shepard’s fearsome threesome last week, but the full Blur Trailer for Mass Effect 2 is now available on Xbox Live and online: it’s basically three minutes of sci-fi awesomeness.

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