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The Walking Dead Post-Game: Slabtown Lets Beth Fly Solo

They’ve been hinting at it and building up to it, but tonight The Walking Dead finally lets you know what happened to Beth (Emily Kinney). Another one of the characters that had been, for too long, basically useless, Beth started to come into her own in the latter portion of season 4. In fact, maybe the best episode of the entire season, “Still,” belongs almost wholly to her, featuring two people, Beth and Daryl (Norman Reedus), and no one else. But can she carry an entire episode all on her own? You’re about to find out with “Slabtown.”

As usual, we’re going to take a stroll through Spoiler Town, so if you haven’t watched the episode yet, you may want to cool your jets for a while.

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Star Wars: Episode VII’s Villain May Wield This Medieval Weapon

Star WarsJust because Star Wars: Episode VII has wrapped up principal photography, that doesn’t mean that we’re going to stop hearing news and reports and rumors floating around the airwaves from all different directions. We just won’t see any more set photos taken from planes circling overhead or from spy drones (seriously, that’s mind boggling). In fact, another one is making the rounds and claims to offer some details about a potential villain.

There are, this should be obvious by now, possible SPOILERS beyond this point. There’s nothing too specific, but if you’re trying to maintain the mystery, maybe you should do something else. Also, these are unofficial, unsubstantiated reports, so take them with a grain of salt.

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Watch This Fun, Blood-Soaked Short Inspired By Dead Rising 3

Just because Halloween has come and gone, it doesn’t mean that we’re going to forget about the creepy, horrific side of things. If you’re having zombie withdrawals and just can’t wait it out until later tonight when The Walking Dead hits the airwaves, we’ve got something that just might carry you through. Inspired by the videogame Dead Rising 3, this short movie simply called Fear might be the gory fix you’re looking for.

There’s not really too much to this four-minute horror offering than a tooling up scene and some wholesale zombie slaughter, which may be enough to satisfy your bloodlust. Set three weeks after a zombie outbreak, a trio of friends, all unnamed, fight their way through the remnants of society. It appears you can keep the infection at bay, but they’re out of whatever meds they need to accomplish this—apparently called Zombrex—and they’re out looking for more.

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Post-Apocalyptic Surfers Run Wild In This First Look At Territorial Pissings

We’re going to go ahead and assume that your Sunday is not as awesome or ridiculous as it could be, and we’re going to do what we can to help you out in that regard. To this end we’ve got your first look at Juancho Otalvaro’s Territorial Pissings, which is a wild, untamed throwback to the crazy, post-apocalyptic cult faves of the 1980s. Check out this first trailer and a collection of stills from what is sure to be an insane time, that, if you’re into a certain style of cinematic exploitation, you’re totally going to dig.

If you’ve ever encountered bizarre 1987 schlock fest Surf Nazis Must Die (one of the leads is most recognizable as the face of a series of laxative commercials in the 1990s), then Territorial Pissings may seem a bit familiar. There’s a similar Mad Max meets Point Break vibe, even down to the pulsing synth score and the font they use, and we’re more than okay with that. We ran across this over at Twitch, and we couldn’t be more delighted to fill our weekend, and hopefully yours, with some ludicrous sleaze of a variety you don’t often run across anymore.

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Star Wars 7: Read The Note J.J. Abrams Sent The Cast And Crew On Their Last Day

Star Wars: Episode VIISo apparently Star Wars: Episode VII has finished shooting, or at least wrapped up principal photography—odds are that, over the next year plus, there will be the need for some reshoots pick ups or things of that nature. But for now, that side of the film is done. There’s such a veil of secrecy covering the production, if you were involved, and someone said, “Oh yeah? Prove it,” you might not be able to. Until now. J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Bryan Burke, and the rest of the higher ups, sent this sweet note out to all of the members of the “extraordinary cast and crew.”

While this is just a nice little gesture (isn’t it always pleasant to get a touch of praise from your boss? Even if you hate your job it feels good to be recognized), like I said, part of the motivation for this is so that those involved have something to show off. A piece of the letter reads: “How lovely it would be if you had, in addition to your name on the screen, some actual, real, tangible proof that you were part of it! Here, then, is that proof.”

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Chinese Spacecraft Returns Safely After A Trip Around The Moon, Details Here

China-Lunar-Sample-ProgramAfter the week the space travel industry had, we all need a happy space story right about now. This one happens to involve a private spacecraft, but not one built or launched in America. On Saturday, the first privately funded moon mission concluded a successful eight-day return trip.

The mission, called 4M (Manfred Memorial Moon Mission), was developed by LuxSpace, a company from Luxembourg, and coupled with a Chinese lunar flyby mission called Chang’e 5-T1 (you might recognize the name Chang’e from the Yutu mission). The flyby was developed to test China’s new re-entry technology, as the country is ramping up its lunar exploration program, while the 4M project was an experiment in communications and the feasibility of crowdsourcing participation.