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This Is The Best Way You Can Possibly Celebrate Your Love Of Battlestar Galactica

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Battlestar-Galactica-Movie-UniversalIf you’re fond of live action role playing, are a fan of Battlestar Galactica, have some money burning a hole in your pocket, and have a passport, this might be something you want to check out. The German government is apparently setting up a massive BSG-themed LARPing session on a decommissioned naval destroyer. Just a heads up, this is based on Ronald D. Moore’s modern incarnation of the show, so you’ll want to leave your gold-plated helmets back at home.

On February 4, the German destroyer, redubbed Hesperios, a freighter that picks up and escape pod and finds itself embroiled in the human/Cylon war. The event, called Projekt Exodus, is a five-day-long extravaganza with room for 80 participants. If this is the kind of thing you’re into, I can imagine worse ways to spend a few days.

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Boba Fett Concept Art Traces The Evolution Of A Bounty Hunter

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With the canon stripped down to its bare essentials, the Star Wars universe is about to expand massively under the aegis of Disney, this time with a much more tightly policed continuity. We’ve got Star Wars Rebels, and the new comics and novels, and of course the much-anticipated The Force Awakens due later this year. But next year we’ll get something possibly even more cool — the first standalone Star Wars spinoff film. We still don’t know what the movie will be about, but early rumors suggest Boba Fett may play a major role. So what better time to look back at the origins of one of the Star Wars franchise’s fan-favorite characters?

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Jurassic World Is Getting A Video Game, Get The Details

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jurassic worldWe’re anticipating the shit out of Jurassic World here at Giant Freakin’ Robot, and it seems like it’ll be another epoch before we get our eyes on it in theaters. Luckily, Colin Trevorrow’s long-gestating sequel won’t be the only way that fans can engage with the monstrously large theme park-gone-wrong, as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has teamed up with TT Games and The LEGO Group to unleash the LEGO Jurassic World video game on society. Get ready to take down the most dangerous beasts on the planet, brick by brick.

What’s more, there’s no need to wonder about whether or not Jurassic World has a story that’s large enough to earn its own video game, as LEGO Jurassic World will put players through the events of all four films! This will obviously be the first video game out there that allows people to play through the storylines of all the films in the Jurassic Park franchise. I cannot wait to see a commercial for this game where a glass of LEGO-block water quivers at the step of a hulking T-Rex.

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NASA-Created Travel Posters For Real Exoplanets Make Us Want To Book A Trip

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If you’re a fan of GFR, there’s a good chance you grew up dreaming of leaving footprints in alien sand, watching a sun other than our own sink below a mysterious horizon. Even though the prospect of venturing beyond our homeworld still seems impossibly distant for most of us, it’s a dream that lingers. If you’re forever dreaming about posting #yolo from the crest of Olympus Mons, these lovely travel posters mocked up by NASA are only going to make things worse…because they represent exoplanets discovered by the Kepler telescope, real destinations that you could, if you happened to have a starship lying around, actually visit.

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Twice as big in volume as the Earth, HD 40307g straddles the line between ‘Super-Earth’ and ‘mini-Neptune’ and scientists aren’t sure if it has a rocky surface or one that’s buried beneath thick layers of gas and ice. One thing is certain though: at eight time the Earth’s mass, its gravitational pull is much, much stronger.

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Despite Being Predictable Project Almanac Is A Fun, Engaging Time Travel Flick

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project almanacExpectations have not been high for Dean Israelite’s feature directorial debut, Project Almanac. The Michael Bay-produced, teen-centric, found footage time travel film, formerly titled Welcome to Yesterday, has been pushed back and delayed multiple times, ultimately dropped at the tail end of January, and beginning late last week there was even rapid scramble to excise a two-second clip from the movie and the promotional material—it featured footage of a real life plane crash, which incensed families of the casualties. The deck is certainly stacked against this one, but despite all of that, as well as being totally predictable, Project Almanac is actually a decent amount of fun.

From word one, you know precisely where this movie is going. It doesn’t break any new ground, not even remotely, but what makes Project Almanac endearing is the self-awareness and earnestness of the characters. These are pop culture obsessed kids who watch Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure as a kind of time travel research and take their cues about what is and isn’t possible from Looper. And at a structural level, the plot actually plays out like a simplified version of Primer.

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Susan Sarandon And More Talented Actresses Join This Spaced-Out Movie

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susan sarandonIf you want to make a science fiction movie that’s guaranteed to bring in major bucks at the box office, you’d be wise to get into an animated feature. That’s what’s happening over at ToonBox Entertainment, Redrover Co., and Gulfstream Pictures — the team behind last year’s squirrely hit The Nut Job — where they’re hard at work on the space-faring kids flick Spark, a film that now boasts the voice talent of Oscar-nominated actresses Susan Sarandon and Hilary Swank, as well as Jessica Biel. I’m kinda hoping now that this entire movie is just filled with only actresses.

Spark centers on a teenage monkey named Spark, voiced by Henry Danger‘s Jace Norman, who enters into a dangerous mission along with his friend Vix, the hardnosed fox voiced by Biel, and a tech-friendly warthog named Chunk, who hasn’t been cast yet. The trio are attempting to take down the warlord General Zhong, who has taken Planet Bana as his own.