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Are Alien Death-Rays Killing Canadian Cows?

Werner Bock, a Canadian farmer, is being charged with not giving his cows adequate medical attention on his farm in New Brunswick. He blames the death of his cows not on malnutrition but on alien death-rays.

Bock claimed during a court hearing that there was a Royal Canadian Mounted Police conspiracy out to get him and his animals and the lost of over 200 cows over the past 10 years is not his fault. Bock states on his Youtube videos that his cows were victims of a death ray or alien weapon.

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Alien And Predator Celebrate Wedded Bliss With Cake

I’m not quite sure the whole Aliens vs. Predator thing originated. I know the two species were squaring off in the comics long before they duked it out onscreen. And then there’s the infamous “xenomorph trophy” scene in the end of Predator 2. But regardless who first had the idea that those two should try to kill each other, the idea was persistent enough to lead to two different (underwhelming) movies. After all this time, though, has anybody stopped to ask the Predators and the Xenomorphs how they feel about this whole feud? Are they fighting because they want to, or because they feel like people expect them to? And could a peace finally be brokered between the two, if only there were some symbol they could unify behind? A better-fated, extraterrestrial Romeo and Juliet, if you will. Sure, maybe it’s a long shot, but if we can find a Predator with romantic intentions toward a Xenomorph, we’ve got the perfect cake for the wedding.

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Watch Newt And Ripley Sing In Aliens: The Musical

You know what James Cameron’s Aliens really needed? It’s a nice little genre movie, to be sure, but what really would have made it something special is Newt and Ripley singing a song together at the end. Well now the internet has answered all of your prayers and given you just that, with Aliens: The Musical.

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New Aliens: Colonial Marines Game Trailer Is Heavy On The Atmosphere

In a way, the games industry has been making Aliens: The Game over and over for years now. So many of the tropes of first-person shooters, especially those with a science fiction setting, either pay homage to, or are direct rip-offs of, the incredible suspense and atmosphere created by James Cameron’s 1986 film. Sometimes the results are amazing, and sometimes…not so much. While there have been plenty of games set in the Aliens universe (or its awkward fusion with the Predator universe), next year gamers will finally get to play an honest-to-gosh in-canon sequel: Gearbox’s Aliens: Colonial Marines. Set for release on February 12, 2013, the game opens in the aftermath of Alien 3, putting you in the boots of a group of marines sent to investigate what really happened to the crew of the Sulaco after its ill-fated expedition to LV-426. Based on this latest trailer, Colonial Marines should be an intense experience.

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Flashback: James Cameron Deflects Aliens Criticisms In A 1987 Issue Of Starlog

It will be hard for some of you youngsters to believe, but there was a time, not so long ago, when one did not have a global forum in which to air one’s frustrations, nitpick movie mistakes, and call filmmakers hacks. Yes, before there was an internet, we could not simply log into the comments section on IMDb or YouTube and let the world that know that “tHis mOOvie SUx BALZ.” No, we had to put forward our theories of cinematic ball-suckiness person-to-person, perhaps while standing around a water cooler or huffing paint in our parents’ basement. There were even times, believe it or not, when we would become so irate over the shortcomings of a film or TV show that we would sit down, compose our thoughts, and mail them to a magazine.

Such was the case back in 1987, when numerous angry fanboys took to the letter column of Starlog Magazine to vent their hatred for a little science fiction flick called Aliens. Yes, that Aliens. It seems that not everybody thought it was the classic it’s come to be regarded as, and many fans wrote in to nitpick various elements of the film and whinge in general. Where it gets interesting is in what happened next. As pointed out via Reddit, director James Cameron actually addressed the complaints personally in the magazine’s 125th issue. He corrects misunderstandings, explains that some confusing aspects were the result of deleted footage (much of which appeared in the later director’s cut), and generally defends his work.

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Science Fiction’s Ten Best One-On-One Fights To The Death

Science fiction film and television has provided no shortage of jaw-dropping battle scenes over the years. We’ve watched ships stalk each other through thick nebula haze, sleek starfighters dancing through fields of debris, and burning dreadnoughts make one final, defiant suicide charge against the enemy. But while some of the genre’s most memorable moments were played out on a huge scale, there are plenty of smaller, more personal battles that were just as intense and dramatic. After all, it’s easy to go to war when you’ve got a fleet of the galaxy’s finest behind you, but what about when it’s just you against the person/thing across from you, and only one of you is walking away alive?

In honor of The Hunger Games hitting theaters tomorrow, we here at GFR decided to look back at our favorite mano-a-mano SF fights over the years. These dustups are one-on-one and to-the-death. No one has to actually die, but the intent to kill has to be there, on one side or both. Let’s step into the ring and meet our first contenders… (Note: You can click the images to watch video of the fights.)

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