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Artificial Paradise, Inc

Artificial Paradise, Inc

Like an artsy Matrix, Artificial Paradise, Inc is filled with organo-metallic monsters and wonderfully creepy sound effects; it was selected by both SIGGRAPH 2009 and ONEDOTZERO.

DVD: BSG: The Plan

DVD: BSG: The Plan

Available 10/27/09: The Plan runs two hours and gives us a Cylon perspective on the attempted genocide of humanity in Battlestar Galactica. It’ll also air on Syfy in November 2009.

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Alien “Big Chap” Vinyl

Alien “Big Chap” Vinyl

The Alien “Big Chap” Vinyl looks a bit like he’s taking a dump, but if you want an acid-spitting figurine that won’t scare the crap out of coworkers, this cute deformed version is it.

Robot: Le Petit Prince

Robot: Le Petit Prince

It came from Earth: Le Petit Prince is a slightly creepy, four-legged robotic greenhouse designed to seek out nutrients on Mars; it’ll talk to other robots wirelessly for optimal locations.

TV & Film Timelines

TV & Film Timelines

The arrow of time flies about as straight as a drunk pigeon with this TV & Film Timelines infographic; it charts (and somehow connects) everything from Star Trek to Back to the Future.

Featurette: 9

Featurette: 9

With the success of District 9, we hope you haven’t forgotten about the other 9: Tim Burton, Elijah Wood and Shane Acker give us a brief rundown of the film, which hits theaters 9/9.

Art Director: StarCraft II

Art Director: StarCraft II

StarCraft II’s Sam Didler gives us the graphical lowdown in this Art Director interview; it reveals plenty of gameplay and art details that have us giddier than a Marine in a Zerg hatchery.

Time Travel Posters

Time Travel Posters

Why visit historic sites when you can make history: Amy Kate Martin’s Time Travel Posters show off destinations that range from the far-flung future to old fashioned dino romps.

Stargate Airsoft Field

Stargate Airsoft Field

You’ll need to bring your own Zat guns, but this Stargate-themed Airsoft Field based near Coventry, UK lets you take on the Goa’uld with replica Stargate and dialer. Thanks, Aaron!

Avatar AMP Suit

Avatar AMP Suit

Now that Avatar’s trailer is out, let the toy onslaught begin: this AMP maquette is based on the 14′ suits used in the film, albeit scaled down to 21″ but still tipping the scales at 12 lbs.

Movie Teaser: Avatar

Movie Teaser: Avatar

James Cameron’s Avatar debuts with a lengthy teaser; in theaters 12/18/09, the alien/sci-fi movie looks gorgeous, but may have been over-hyped. Note: watch directly here.

Doctor Who Helmet Pack

Doctor Who Helmet Pack

At a savings of $15, the Doctor Who Helmet Pack consists of three of WETA’s first 1/4 scale helmets from his worst enemies: the Sycorax, Sontaran Officer Linx and Ice Warrior.

Omega Trailer: Mass Effect 2

Omega Trailer: Mass Effect 2

This Omega trailer for Mass Effect 2 starts off about a mining facility, but “Grunt” steals the show: he’s a reckless Krogan with a penchant for making a mess out of everything and everyone.

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Star Trek: TNG Collection

Star Trek: TNG Collection

Available 9/22, Star Trek: TNG Movie Collection is a five-disc set with Picard and crew (Generations, First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis) plus a fifth bonus disc; Blu-ray or DVD.

Lunch Break T-shirt

Lunch Break T-shirt

Brand new tee brand Made With Awesome hits the ground running with Lunch Break; in between crushing humans and knocking down skyscrapers, even monsters need to eat lunch.

Featurette: Stargate Universe

Featurette: Stargate Universe

Running nearly 5 minutes, this Stargate Universe featurette gives us a decent sneak peek into the latest addition to the SG franchise; the season premier is Friday, 10/2/09 on SyFy.

New: Star Wars x Ecko

New: Star Wars x Ecko

Available for preorder: Marc Ecko’s Star Wars-themed collaboration continues with new hoodies, bubble jackets and track jackets; top picks: X-Wing Pilot and Storm Trooper.

Full Trailer: Astro Boy

Full Trailer: Astro Boy

The full trailer for Astro Boy is finally up and starts off the same as the teaser, but really kicks ass with new characters, humor and action; the animated movie hits theaters 10/23.

Photos: Where I Write

Photos: Where I Write

Hugos at home: Kyle Cassidy’s Where I Write is a fascinating photo series that reveals the home offices of famous sci-fi authors including Ben Bova, Frederik Pohl and Piers Anthony.

DIY BSG Viper Rockets

DIY BSG Viper Rockets

The folks over at Verna’s Vipers have DIY instructions not just for a single Battlestar Galactica Viper rocket, but an entire squadron: build everything from the MK II to the Blackbird.

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Dev Diary: DS Extraction

Dev Diary: DS Extraction

While the teaser for Dead Space: Extraction was mostly atmospheric, this developer’s diary does an excellent job fleshing out the game, both in terms of gameplay and storyline.

Sci-Five T-shirt

Sci-Five T-shirt

Vulcans are not known for their emotions, but this Sci-Five t-shirt catches our pointy-eared freaks as they turn the ultimate geek salute into an act of irrational and illogical exuberance.

1:6 Mars Attacks Figures

1:6 Mars Attacks Figures

Now that’s a neocortex: these detailed 1:6 Mars Attacks! figures come as 10″ Soldiers or 12″ Ambassadors with 13 articulation points, but keep ’em away from birds and country music.

Trailer: Mothership Zeta

Trailer: Mothership Zeta

Getting abducted by aliens tends to ruin your day, but this B-movie style trailer for Fallout 3’s final DLC, Mothership Zeta, promises the game will go out with an out-of-this-world bang.

Book: Geektastic

Book: Geektastic

From Star Wars to Star Trek and cosplay to fan fics, Geektastic has it all; it’s a collection of short stories by best selling young adult literature authors for just about every flavor of geek.

Butterfly Effect: EVE

Butterfly Effect: EVE

EVE Online has been around for awhile, but this Butterfly Effect trailer does a brilliant job explaining its emergent, sandbox-style gameplay; that, and it’s a feast for the eyes.

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