Imagining what aliens look like is half the fun of thinking about outer space life. The only basis we have is what we have read in fiction and supposed non-fiction and what we have seen in movies and games. And though aliens from games have had some pretty badass designs, too, we thought focusing on aliens from movies would be a better way to start. From beasts who look like they were spawned in the darkest corners of space to a few cute ones, here are the coolest and creepiest alien creatures from film.
Can we be honest here for a second? The people who grew up on Star Wars are now old(er). While many of us were kids when the first movies came out in the 70’s, many of those same kids are now fully grown adults. Wouldn’t it then make sense that there would be one upcoming Star Wars movie (among the many announced) that would be aimed at adults who grew up on the series? The comics have gone dark. The books have gone dark. Hell, even games like Outcast prove the games even go adult and dark. Why why haven’t the movies yet? This, my friends and fellow geeks, is why the world deserves an R-rated Star Wars movie.
It never hurts to have drinks at any gathering. Whether you’re playing D&D, or you’re just hanging out discussing the merits of your superhero of choice (or bashing the ones you dislike), drinks are always welcome. And, of course, drinking games add to the fun.
Especially if they’re along the lines of Sci-Fi drinking games.
If you’re not a teetotaler, then you’ll want to check out this new sci-fi drinking game.
Space Brew is a sci-fi drinking game that is currently running on Kickstarter. Project owner Philip Atherton describes his baby:
Space Brew is a drinking game played with cards. There are 200 cards, including 70 unique monsters, 15 mercenaries, items, weapons, sicknesses, salvage and money. All for just £20 delivered worldwide!
Tabletop game enthusiasts who don’t mind getting a buzz will be chugging the idea down in no time.
You have a damaged ship, and you need to get the parts to fix it. The parts include different pieces of equipment, and weapons that are dropped by monsters you encounter along the way. These monsters also drop ‘space sicknesses’ that will set you back.
Where does the drinking come in?
You draw cards, which gives you monsters. In order to defeat them, you have to take a drink.
For added competition, there are mercenary cards. These give you power-ups in order to defeat monsters more easily, as well as to avoid having to drink more.
Sounds fun? Here’s more.
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While many of us are sitting around, waiting for The Force Awakens to drop at the end of this year, slow news about the Star Wars spin-off movies have begun leaking. First, we heard about the spin-off about the rebels raiding the Death Star for the original Death Star plans. With a great director at the helm (Gareth Edwards) and some cool cast members on board (some dudes from The Raid movies), that side story already sounds amazing. But it is the NEXT spin-off that has me REALLY excited. Boba Fett is finally getting his own movie. So what can you do with an outer space bounty hunter who cannot emote because of a helmet, and how do you make it into a 90 minute plus movie? Thanks for asking, I have some ideas.
It seems when people talk about sci fi movies, they always talk about the same films. Star Wars, Star Trek, Avatar, Aliens, but there are a slew of hugely underrated sci fi movies that just seem to get ignored by everyone, and being such a huge fan of the genre for so long, I cannot figure out why. Perhaps a few of these movies were ahead of their time (Sunshine) or maybe a bit too lofty (Source Code), but they deserve as much credit as the big guys when it comes to furthering the sci fi genre. Here are the 6 most underrated sci fi movies of recent memory.
I have to admit that I am not the biggest Star Wars fan. In fact, I might be the worst – if I can even be called a fan at all. Still, when I saw these Star Wars portraits, I just had to take a second – even third – look.
Boy there’s a sentence I never figured I’d write.
First, let’s do a little backstory. I’m not a Michael Cera fan really, although I have seen most of his movies. He tends to play the same character in all of them – lovable doofus who falls in love and gets the girl. That’s why originally, I had no interest in this movie. In fact, I had no interest even 30 seconds into the trailer. But wait, there’s more.
I’m also a huge Simon Pegg fan. Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz are steady members of my favorite DVD titles list, and his appearance in Star Trek was excellent as well. Edgar Wright has directed both Shaun and Hot Fuzz, so I was excited when I heard he was directing this movie. So put these two together: Michael Cera who I’m mildly interested in as an actor and Edgar Wright who is an excellent director. What do you get?
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. The premise is simple at first: Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Then there’s a problem. Except this time, the problem is a little different.
See, this girl has 7 ex lovers that Scott has to defeat so that they can be together. Sounds weird, right? Defeating them? As it turns out, that’s exactly what she means. Scott has to fight each one of their characters in a series of amazing fight sequences that are almost indescribable. It’s what would happen if X-Men and Street Fighter met in an alley and it all happened live.
I’ve suggested a few trailers here, but this is the one you should go see. Go check out the site now, then tell me how awesome it is. Seriously, it’s awesome.
Back in December, we told you about a new line of Adidas gear designed for the Star Wars enthusiasts. Like some kind of wacky hot tub time machine, here we are in the future – 2010 – and some of the shoes are out. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any sign of the dope Stormtrooper or Darth Vader models listed back then, but what I do have is all new stuff.
Pictured above is the X-Wing shoe, with a multi-toned gray suede finish, and fancy orange accents to really top it off. It’s currently sold out, but at $100, it’s money.
Next up is the Stan Smith 80s Millenium Falcon shoe set, running at $110. They’re not quite as nice as the X-wings in my opinion, but these ones are available today, so pick your battles.
Want to join the dark side? Of course you do, who wouldn’t. You get the cool choke power, cool uniforms and cloaks, and even red lightsabers. Who wants blue ones anyways, those are for sissies. Show your Sith side with the Superstar Vin Death Star shoes. Once again, these puppies are temporarily sold out, but at $120, they’re not too shabby. These are probably my favorite pair, with the traditional shell-toe look up front. Good times.
Finally, for the two women who read this site, there’s the women’s Game Mid Princess Leia shoes, at $80. I get the point – it’s supposed to hark back to the sexy slave Leia suit we all love and adore – but it’s also ugly as sin. Frankly, if any girl I knew wore these, I probably would stay away. Of course, these are available for purchase today, probably because no one wants them.
Apparently, I’m on trailer duty this week. First Iron Man 2, now the sequel to the cult classic Tron, Tron Legacy. The newest trailer is out now, and it’s definitely worth the 2:20 run time, because this movie brings me back.
My first experience with Tron wasn’t in the theaters, it was at the local arcade, just off of Route 9 in my hometown of Framingham, Massachusetts. Once a week, my father and I would head down there to plunk down $5-10 playing games. I’d be playing the arcades, while he’s play pinball, as per his pinball wizard dreams. I remember very specifically when the Tron game first came to our arcade, because there was a line to play it and it took me a while to finally break through the ranks to get in to play the game. When I finally got a chance at the stick, you couldn’t break me off of the game to save my life. I recall quite a few moments with my irritated father looking over my shoulder, tapping his foot because he was hungry and wanted to go to Papa Gino’s next door. Ah, memories.
Tron is one of those movies that I saw when I was a kid, but I never really “got it” the way my folks did. I was probably too young at the time to get it, which is why I’m going to get the DVD prior to the release of Tron Legacy so I can catch up. Regardless, if the movie looks as good as the trailer, I’m in.