(Yes, this is from that superlatively nerdy Verizon commercial with the whole family in Star Wars costumes.)

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ABOVE: Admit it, would you really mind being force choked by Darth Vader if he, sorry, she looked like this? Didn’t think so. (Fashionably Geek)


I’ve got such a thing for chicks in armor. Man just check out those greaves. For more pics of  Catherine Jones’ sweet Claymore cosplay jump to TDW: Geek.



The crew of Space Shuttle Discovery received what could be the best wake-up call ever. A personalized mission statement from the James T. Kirk, William Shatner. It’s a Star Trek‘s geek’s best dream, if they were already spending their nights on a space shuttle. The famous opening narration to the Star Trek series was altered to accommodate the Discovery’s current missions and was recorded by Shatner. Pair that up with the show’s adventurous theme song and you’ve got yourself one hell of an alarm.

Watch the video as the astronauts are delivered their message below. The Star Trek theme came in second place in the Top 40 contest to select what songs the NASA crews wake up to, first place went to ‘Blue Sky’ by Big Head Todd, yeah I don’t know who that is either.

The added Shatner monologue makes this wake-up call some trekkerawesomesauce.



Can a movie by the band members of Angels and Airwaves actually be good?  Despite the trailer leaving us a  tad but confused (to say the least), this thing actually looks pretty cool.  Love, a science fiction film directed by William Eubanks, who’s an up and coming indie filmmaker takes us on one trippy journey through space.  The movie, as well as it’s soundtrack are provided by the members of the band.  So what exactly is there to love about this movie?

Well the plot is a good place to start.  The story revolves around astronaut Lee Miller (Gunner Wright) who ends up getting disconnected from earth and is forced to the small confounds of his shuttle.  Throughout the film we’ll see Miller attempt to deal with his unfortunate situation, hallucinations and how he’ll survive.  Sounds pretty badass, right?

Also, this thing visually looks spectacular (how the hell does an indie film have this kind of budget?)  The space scene and battle scene are really well done.  I mean, I’m not saying it’s the next Tron but is certainly looks better than most crappy sci-fi shit out there!

So the only thing I’m left wondering is will I love Love??  What do you guys think?  Does the spectacle that is the trailer for Love, leave you dumbfounded or is it just dumb?

Source: dailyblam