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Alien

Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Yes.

New Alien: Isolation Video Evokes An Old School, Low Tech Future

I am excited for this game. I am very excited for this game. Set fifteen years after the final voyage of the Nostromo, Alien: Isolation will cast the player as Weyland-Yutani employee Amanda, who is investigating the disappearance of her mother. Her mother, Ellen Ripley. This should end well!

The video above highlights the developers’ efforts to create an environment that looks and feels like the “chunky, analog, push-button” world of the original film. From this and other preview material I’ve seen, it seems like a lot of effort is being put into summoning that quiet, slow-burn tension Alien is so famous for. Bring it on.

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There And Back Again

Andrew DeGraff Maps Your Favorite Movies With Beauty and Precision

We’ve featured the work of Andrew DeGraff before, the carefully arranged, graphically precise maps of character locations in Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and others of our favorite films. This weekend, however, he opened a show of new paintings in Los Angeles, featuring maps based a slew of other films, including Alien, The Breakfast Club, The Princess Bride, and a massive map of The Lord of the Rings. But if you want to see that one in beautiful high res, you’ll have to check out /Film.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Han Solo and Batman Riding Atop Swift Wind

We’ll allow it. (via Nerd Approved)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Willy Wonka as the Doctor

This makes so much sense. (by James Hance, available in short form on Blue Box Tees.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Chestburster Onesie For Your Little Alien

Sci-fi scribe Mike Dougherty (X-Men 2) has another skill besides writing: Designing Alien onesies. (Fashionably Geek)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Facehugs For Everybody

Joey Spiotto‘s Alien (and Predator) prints in the style of Little Golden Books are for sale. (See Geeks are Sexy for links to each.)

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THIS IS FOR REAL MAKO

Ripley’s Daughter Takes Over Xenomorph-Killing Mantle From Mom In Alien: Isolation Video Game

Can you hear me screaming? Well, we’re not in outer-space so you must be able to. But am I screaming in fear or excitement?

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It Came From Outer Space

Knitted Xenomorphs Give the Best Hugs

Especially the kinds with clips on their legs so they can actually hang on to a head. Happy snuggles!

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The Mary Sue

Reader Halloween Costumes!

We asked, and you delivered! Pictures of your Halloween costumes, that is. And what amazing costumes they are! Come in and look at your incredible handiwork.

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eye candy

Alien PEZ Dispenser is Not a Real PEZ Dispenser, But Should Be

I know, I know there’s no practical way for this PEZ dispenser to have another, tiny PEZ dispenser head that extends when you open it, offering tiny PEZ, but rationality has nothing to do with my desire for an Alien Queen PEZ dispenser.

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