The Aliens universe seems like a natural setting for video games, having influenced or been outright ripped off by countless games over the years. And while there have been several tie-in games over the years, we have yet to get the really stellar Aliens game fanboys and gals have been waiting for ever since we watched Ellen Ripley climb inside a power loader and lay the smack down on the alien queen back in 1986. That may finally change with Aliens: Colonial Marines, which is headed our way this February. In case the game hasn’t been on your radar, here’s a new story trailer to change that. Is this gonna be a stand-up fight or another bug hunt?
Things have been kind of quiet in recent years on the William Shatner front. He wrapped up his stint as the inimitable Denny Crane on Boston Legal several years ago, and since then his resume has been an eclectic mix of the expected (The Captains documentary), the regrettable ($#*! My Dad Says), and the surprisingly powerful (Aftermath with William Shatner). Thankfully, fans of the Shat can always keep track of everyone’s favorite Dramatic Pauser via Shatner’s YouTube channel, and the actor recently posted a “Holiday Message to You from Shanta.” And while the brief video is surreal in several ways, there’s one particular thing that sticks out, and it’s as plain as the goatee on Shatner’s face…
“I’m the Doctor. I’m an alien from outer space, I’m a thousand years old, I’ve got two hearts, and I can’t fly a plane!” That’s the frenetic way the Doctor introduces himself in the new trailer for the second half of Doctor Who’s seventh season. The rest of the trailer is just as rapid-fire as the Time Lord’s delivery, but it promises enemies both old and new, including the Cybermen who will be returning for Neil Gaiman’s second episode later in 2013. But in amongst all the monsters and mayhem, things look to be very much focused on the mystery that is Clara Oswald, the Doctor’s new “not possible” companion. Check it out.
The holiday has come and gone, but I’m sure many of us have some Christmas cash to spend. Sure, you could blow it on DVDs or books or games or what-have-you…but why not invest in a bit of geekery that will make you the envy of all your fellow Whovians? You could own a handmade replica of River Song’s sonic screwdriver and diary, crafted by by the very same guy who built the actual sonic screwdrivers for Doctor Who. And it’ll only cost you $3,500.