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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…”

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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
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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
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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
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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.

Infiltrator: Mass Effect 2

Infiltrator: Mass Effect 2
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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.
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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.

Deep One/42 T-shirts

Deep One/42 T-shirts
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Thinking man’s brand the-affair is back with two tees from Geek Lit 101: Deep One is based on H.P. Lovecraft’s undersea monsters while 42 celebrates Douglas Adam’s Answer.

Gameplay x 3: Bioshock 2

Gameplay x 3: Bioshock 2
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Bioshock 2 unloads a triplet of little sisters gameplay trailers that show off three of its team-based multiplayer modes; included: Capture the Sister, Turf Wars, and Civil War.

Transformers: Matrix Edition

Transformers: Matrix Edition
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Transformers: 25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition is an uber-set for fans: it includes all 98 episodes of G1 on 16 DVDs, a 60-page book, and Autobot and Decepticon magnets.

Clips: Day of the Triffids

Clips: Day of the Triffids

Move over zombies, the plant apocalypse is upon us: check out three clips from sci-fi/horror classic Day of the Triffids, which gets a reboot on BBC One at the end of December.

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Battle of the Ironclads

Battle of the Ironclads
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If you liked today’s Iron Man trailer, here’s a metal suit of a different era: Robbie Lee’s Battle of the Ironclads tee teams up the Monitor and Merrimac in a sequel to his (sold-out) first tee.

Transport Trailer: C&C 4

Transport Trailer: C&C 4
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Command & Conquer 4’s gameplay makeover gets teased with this lengthy Transport Down trailer; with procedural damage, control nodes, and upgrades, it seems more DoW 2 than C&C.

Book: The Windup Girl

Book: The Windup Girl
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One of Time’s top 10 fiction books of 2009, The Windup Girl is cyberpunk sans the computers with a hat tip to hard science; it envisions a post-petroleum biotech world. Thanks, Andrew!

Pilot Episode: Caprica

Pilot Episode: Caprica

If you haven’t already watched it on DVD, see the full pilot episode for Caprica on SyFy or Hulu; for the uninitiated, it’s a sci-fi series that serves as a prequel to Battlestar Galactica.

Debut Trailer: Halo: Reach

Debut Trailer: Halo: Reach

Master Chief almighty, it’s a Forerunner…to the trilogy: much as we like seeing a whole mess of Spartans, we’re most impressed that this debut trailer for Halo: Reach is done in-engine.

SkyNet T-shirt

SkyNet T-shirt
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We’re not sure if this SkyNet t-shirt is an exercise in cognitive dissonance or cyborg destruction; with Los Angeles the latest city to join the Cloud/Cyberdyne, it may be time to call on Connor.

That’s No Spoon T-shirt

That’s No Spoon T-shirt
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Galactic history may have turned out differently had those Death Star plans gotten lost: this That’s No Spoon t-shirt may not be fully armed and operational, but it is multi-functional.

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Force Unleashed II (Trailer)

Force Unleashed II (Trailer)

The voices of Vader and Yoda duel in Starkiller’s mind while he duels in real life in this debut trailer for The Force Unleashed II; his opponent makes a rancor look like a chihuahua.

3D Trailer: Station 21

3D Trailer: Station 21

With a plot that revolves around a killer holographic Santa, Station 21’s storyline and acting is decidedly B-movie; still, this 3D trailer is definitely in your face and out of this world.

Movie Trailer 3: Daybreakers

Movie Trailer 3: Daybreakers

This third international trailer for Daybreakers continues to build upon the previous two with a solid summary of the plot; the last 20 seconds reward with new, fast-cut action scenes.

Debut: Transformers WfC

Debut: Transformers WfC

Get those Energon cubes ready, because it’s time for an Autobot vs. Decepticon smack-down: Transformers: War for Cybertron takes place before Earth and gets teased above.

Stargate Atlantis Theater

Stargate Atlantis Theater
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Even a Wraith would love Jacob Yarmuth’s Stargate Atlantis home theater; it features a 10 ft. Stargate with a 96″ screen, THX sound system, motion sensor doors, and fiber optic starscape.

Captain Nemo’s Nautilus

Captain Nemo’s Nautilus
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Epically detailed with interior views, movable parts, and LED lights, this 1:45 scale, 4-foot model of Captain Nemo’s Nautilus is based on Disney’s 1954 20,000 Leagues; limited to 500.

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