‘Cliffhanger,’ ‘Stargate’ Remakes Will Fail On Brand Awareness Alone – Forbes

Look alive, movie nerds, we’re getting a Cliffhanger remake!  As of yesterday, it was announced via Deadline that producer Neil Moretz and Studio Canal will be producing a remake of the 1993 Renny Harlin action picture. Bu...
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You Built What?!: A Compact Mechanical Crossbow With the Precision of a Laser

Last October, after hurting his knee playing hockey, Patrick Priebe was holed up in his apartment near Cologne, Germany, with nothing to do. He was sitting at his computer, staring at his keyboard, when the “Y” key caught h...
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DirecTV iPad app adds (some) TV and movie streaming ‘Everywhere’ (Update: beta)

After adding live TV streaming features to the DirecTV iPad app last fall, the company is expanding the feature today by pushing an upgrade that lets viewers watch video (but no live TV, yet) even when they’re away from h...
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Interactive Game of Thrones content comes to HBO Go iPad app

ENGAGE ON THE GO WITH GAME OF THRONES® SEASON 2 GROUNDBREAKING INTERACTIVE VIEWING EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO GO® LAUNCHES FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE iPAD®, APRIL 1 New York, N.Y., March 29, 2012 – On April 1, ...
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Test Drive: The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat says its catchphrase “small but wicked,” applied frequently to the new 500 Abarth, was coined for the Abarths of the 1960s, and while we think that may be apocrypha, it definitely holds true for the 2012 model. This ca...
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G is for geek: kids get ABC for today’s world Alpha-beta learning

JESSICA SUTTON A Palmerston North couple’s “geeky” children’s alphabet book is getting international attention, with more than 1500 copies sold and 2000 iPad and iPhone apps downloaded. A for apple and B...
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Prometheus Blu-ray Details Revealed

Disc 4 (Alien): Audio commentary by Ridley Scott, Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett (prod. exec.), Terry Rawlings (assembly), Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt Audio commentary b...
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Guillermo del Toro Talks Pacific Rim 2 and More

Even though Pacific Rim will be Guillermo del Toro‘s first film in five years, he has attached himself to numerous projects both for movies and television.  Just to name a few that are still in development hell, he’s attac...
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The Greatest Heists In History [Infographic]

Well-executed heists make for good stories, but history’s greatest heists, as this infographic shows, are so unbelievable they’re almost art. Take, for example, this: a man on board a Portland-to-Seattle flight in 1...
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This ‘Star Trek’ mansion could be yours – CNET

A great spot to swap “away team” stories. Andy Frame Photography You could be the next one to take control of the bridge of the USS Bell, provided, that is, you have $35 million to spare. That’s the asking pri...
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Man of Steel 2 cast rumors: Stephen Amell as Green Arrow, Josh Holloway as … – ChristianToday

Casting rumors for the upcoming Man of Steel 2 movie (aka Batman vs Superman) have been rife, with the latest pointing to Josh Holloway for the role of Aquaman. The former Lost actor recently responded to thos...
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‘Holodeck’ becomes a reality: Star Trek-style system uses a wireless Oculus … – Daily Mail

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have created a ‘holodeck’ The Star-Trek inspired technology allows users to walk in a virtual room Team used a homemade wireless Oculus Rift headset for the experien...
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Marvel’s ‘Star Wars’ line editor is looking to the industry’s biggest stars … – New York Daily News

Marvel Starting in January 2015, Marvel will launch the first of its new ‘Star Wars’ titles, with art by John Cassaday. Marvel’s “Star Wars” line is making the Kessel Run to shelves in less than 12 ...
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The Quest to Make a Studio-Quality Star Trek Movie on a Kickstarter Budget – Wired

The set of Prelude to Axanar. courtesy Star Trek: Axanar courtesy Star Trek: Axanar Richard Hatch in makeup. courtesy Star Trek: Axanar courtesy Star Trek: Axanar Richard Hatch as Commander Kharn on the set of Prelude to Axanar...
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The International Grand Finals

Today we play the Grand Finals to decide who will win the Aegis and be crowned Champions. It is ViCi Gaming vs Newbee. At the end of Phase 2 (group stage) there could not have been two teams further apart. VG had dominat...
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Revisiting Star Trek TNG: Captain’s Holiday – Den Of Geek

This review contains spoilers. 3.19 Captain’s Holiday The Enterprise is returning from a two-week diplomacy mission where Picard mediated a trade contract between two stubborn parties, proving that if he had been around d...
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Man of Steel 2: Batman vs Superman Cast to Film Key Scenes Together in … – International Business Times UK

Looks like the Man of Steel 2 superheroes – Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are all set to start filming key sequences which feature them together. Reportedly, the tentatively titled Batman vs Super...
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Channel Han, Luke, and Darth with official ‘Star Wars’ costumes – CNET

Fans can now look the part of Luke Skywalker with a replica costume of his Bespin outfit from Anovos. Lucasfilm You don’t have to join the Rebels, be best friends with a Wookiee, or make a doomed deal with an Emperor to g...
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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ goes back to the future with original stars – CNN

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks about Working with Sylvester Stallone on THE TOMB, THE EXPENDABLES, THE EXPENDABLES 2 and More

At the ESPN portion of the TCA Press Tour, Arnold Schwarzenegger was there to talk about the first installment of the 30 for 30 Shorts documentary series, premiering online.  Focusing on his teenage years in the Austrian Army,...
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Why Alastair Reynolds Doesn’t Do Star Trek Physics

Alastair Reynolds likes to keep his sci-fi grounded in reality. Photo: Barbara Bells British author Alastair Reynolds is at the vanguard of the current generation of hard science fiction authors — writers whose fabulous adven...
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Is Homeopathy Really As Implausible As It Sounds?

The new British minister of health has recently become the target of scorn and mockery, after a science writer with The Telegraph noted that he supports homeopathy, a branch of alternative medicine most health experts view as q...
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Today’s other news: Left 4 Dead 3 could happen, no one’s working on Borderlands 3

On the list today is word from Valve’s Chet Faliszek that he’d like to make Left 4 Dead 3, word from Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford that the focus remains on Borderlands 2, and – surprise – another example of Gearbox-brand...
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