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Cross The Streams With Star Trek Into Darkness, The Rocketeer, And More

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Hi, this is Nick Venable from the future, where I’m friends with Wolverine and Professor X and stuff. There’s all kinds of Sentinels where I’m from. And Peter Dinklage has a mustache. It’s real crazy. And while you’re waiting for the future to get here, why not spend a day or two catching up with some of the most recent streaming science fiction?

Here’s what’s new this week in streaming science fiction!

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star trek into darknessStar Trek Into Darkness (Amazon Prime, Netflix Instant, Redbox Instant)
Have you ever had a piece of cake that was gorgeous on the outside but full of misplaced disaster inside? That’s kind of what watching J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness was like. A beautiful CGI creation that takes viewers from one place in the galaxy to another, Into Darkness‘ visual appeal and all-star cast can’t make up for a lackluster and often goofy script. Maybe one could blame it on the piss-poor marketing campaign with Benedict Cumberbatch’s “mystery” role at its center. Maybe it was just a lame story. Either way, Simon Pegg FTW!

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Birth Of The Living Dead Will Go Behind The Scenes Of George Romero’s Classic

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living deadMovie sequels are totally old hat at this point, as are prequels, remakes of American movies, remakes of foreign movies, and reboots. Rarer but not unheard of are documentaries about subjects that already have documentaries. You can’t ever learn too much about one thing, I guess, even if that one thing is George Romero‘s seminal horror classic Night of the Living Dead, which already has a few retrospectives and documentaries out there, most notably Jeff Carney’s Autopsy of the Dead from 2009. Filmmaker Rob Kuhns (Enemies of War) will soon be releasing Birth of the Living Dead, a behind-the-scenes look at Romero’s highly inspirational film. Inspirational in the “now everyone thinks they can make a zombie movie” way.

You’ll be able to watch Birth of the Living Dead on October 15 on iTunes and possibly other VOD platforms. If you want to see it in theaters, you’ll have to wait three days longer, and you’ll also have to live in one of the select cities where the film is getting a limited release. I’m perfectly happy watching it at home, as it sounds like an interesting take on the film’s history.