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Telltale’s Walking Dead Will Carry Over Game Saves for Season 2

Telltale Games is one of my favorite game companies out there. Some of their writers and developers go back to the marvelously surreal days of Maniac Mansion and Sam & Max, and their take on episodic gaming — comparable to a full-sized game’s DLC, with all the story and nuances of the bigger game — has been extremely successful for many established creative properties. It’s almost hard to believe that they jumped the gun on most other companies where Walking Dead-licensed products are concerned, and they delivered a product on par with the comic and TV series it was based on. And really, it was better than the TV series until that third season hit AMC.

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Syfy’s Robot Combat League Impresses Robot Afficionado George Lucas

George Lucas likes robots. That seems like an obvious statement, right? Mechanized automatons have figured prominently in many of his most well-known films, especially the Star Wars franchise (not so much American Graffiti). But even a man who, as far back as decades ago, spent a great deal of time envisioning the future evolution of robotics was taken aback by how far the technology has come, especially as it relates to the upcoming Syfy series, Robot Combat League.

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BSG’s Katee Sackhoff And Tricia Helfer Will Put You In A Charitable Mood

Looking for a good cause? Hoping to make a positive difference in the world with your donations? And are you hoping to increase the Sexiness Quotient of one of your walls by at least 75%? Have no fear, we’ve got your back. As well as the rather fetching backs of Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff who are releasing a new calendar that will benefit amfAR, a foundation dedicated to AIDS research.

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Video Tribute To Spaceman Spiff From Calvin And Hobbes

Among many other things, Bill Waterson’s comic strip Calvin and Hobbes is a celebration of childhood imagination, and the power it has to transport you to other times and places. And when you get down to it, isn’t that what science fiction is all about, too? Few parts of Calvin and Hobbes display these two themes as well as the frequent Spaceman Spiff episodes, where the hyperactive young boy’s flights of fancy transform him into an intrepid space explorer, and his mundane environs into the hostile, adventure-filled reaches of the universe. Spaceman Spiff was always a fan favorite, and a new video pays tribute to Calvin’s forays into sci-fi.

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It’s Going To Be A Good Year: Brent’s Ten Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Movies Of 2013

Now that we’ve got that pesky 2012 out of the way, we can turn our attention to the year ahead of us. 2013 still seems sparkly and new, there are no dings or scratches, and the possibilities are positively intoxicating. From all appearances, the next 12 months should be a pretty good time to be a fan of science fiction movies. We’ve got high-profile sequels on the way, a couple of long-awaited follow-ups to phenomenal debuts, and a whole mess of exciting films to see in the theaters. Some will be kick-ass actioners, while others bring big ideas, themes, and thinkin’ to the genre.

With all of that in mind, here are the 10 movies I’m most looking forward to.

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Oblivion (April 19th)
Sure, this may look like a live-action remake of WALL-E, but Oblivion also has the potential to be a slick, action-packed take on a post-catastrophic-war Earth. Most of the plot details are being kept under wraps, but the more that comes out — plus all the flashy eye candy — the more intrigued I get. And how can Morgan Freeman as the leader of a group of pseudo-steampunk, underground survivors not make you curious?

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What Happens If You Set The Breakfast Club After The Apocalypse?

Even having survived the Mayan apocalypse a few weeks back, the end of the world is still big business. And if you can combine post-apocalyptic mayhem with a pre-existing young adult book? Well, that’s the sort of thing that’s the sort of thing that gets Hollywood execs foaming at the mouth. That combo of teen drama and Armageddon blues is at the heart of Monument 14, a new film project being described as “The Breakfast Club set after the apocalypse.”

MonumentMonument 14 is based on the young adult novel of the same name, by Emmy Laybourne. It was published this past June and is the first of a trilogy. Deadline’s story describes the action like so: “A group of teens are trapped together in a chain superstore and face the prospect of life, death and love and hate while the world as they know it ends right outside.” So, sort of like Dawn of the Dead but with more teen angst.

Director Brad Peyton will be helming Monument 14, but there isn’t a writer attached to pen the adaptation just yet. Peyton most recently directed Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and his upcoming filmography is full of other family-friendly or teen-skewing projects. It’s unclear at this point if Monument 14 will be targeted as a family flick or if it’ll focus on teens and older. (For the record, Peyton has also recently been attached as the director of DC’s Lobo movie, although we haven’t heard any news about that one for some time now).