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  • What makes for a really cool space battle? For me, it's a combination of visuals and music. Don't hide the all the good stuff by focusing on the main characters on the bridge. Show the battle in all of its chaos. It has to make your heart pound and you've got to have a stake in it. If it leaves you cold, I'm looking at you Battle over Coruscant, it's not a good space battle.

    5 Coolest Space Battles

    What makes for a really cool space battle? For me, it's a combination of visuals and music. Don't hide the all the good stuff by focusing on the main characters on the bridge. Show the battle in all of its chaos. It has to make your heart pound and you've got to have a stake in it. If it leaves you cold, I'm looking at you Battle over Coruscant, it's not a good space battle.

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  • Tweet A few weeks back our local gaming group got to try out a brand new Steampunk-themed card game called Sky Thieves, created by Seattle local Lieutenant Randolph AKA Bill Clark. In Sky Thieves each player gets to be the captain of an airship. The goal of the game is […]

    Interview: Sky Thieves Designer Bill Clark

    Tweet A few weeks back our local gaming group got to try out a brand new Steampunk-themed card game called Sky Thieves, created by Seattle local Lieutenant Randolph AKA Bill Clark. In Sky Thieves each player gets to be the captain of an airship. The goal of the game is […]

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  • Tweet Dear Studio Executives, Yep, me again. IGPNicki, that pain in the butt. No doubt, over the past week, you’ve been watching this whole Veronica Mars move thing unfold with great interest. You probably never thought of using Kickstarter before. Having an audience totally pay for a movie years before […]

    Dear Studio Executives: A Veronica Mars Movie

    Tweet Dear Studio Executives, Yep, me again. IGPNicki, that pain in the butt. No doubt, over the past week, you’ve been watching this whole Veronica Mars move thing unfold with great interest. You probably never thought of using Kickstarter before. Having an audience totally pay for a movie years before […]

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  • Tweet It’s been almost two years since I last visited the EMP Museum, back when they hosted the travelling Avatar exhibit. So of course, I was eager to check out everything I had been missing out on. The first of the exhibits we visited was Can’t Look Away: The Lure […]

    Icons of Science Fiction at the EMP Museum

    Tweet It’s been almost two years since I last visited the EMP Museum, back when they hosted the travelling Avatar exhibit. So of course, I was eager to check out everything I had been missing out on. The first of the exhibits we visited was Can’t Look Away: The Lure […]

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  • Tweet In theory, seaQuest DSV should’ve been a successful series. It was a no-brainer. Rather than outer space, it was a scifi show set in a near-future in which mankind explored the vast depth of the ocean. Steven Spielberg backed the project. Yet the show tanked after just three seasons, […]

    Look Back: seaQuest DSV

    Tweet In theory, seaQuest DSV should’ve been a successful series. It was a no-brainer. Rather than outer space, it was a scifi show set in a near-future in which mankind explored the vast depth of the ocean. Steven Spielberg backed the project. Yet the show tanked after just three seasons, […]

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  • Tweet Fair warning people, this week is a wee bit of a rant. It’s something that’s been bothering me for a while and I finally feel the need to vent about it. So what is stunt casting? It’s that thing TV shows like to do when they have an actor […]

    Enough with the Stunt Casting!

    Tweet Fair warning people, this week is a wee bit of a rant. It’s something that’s been bothering me for a while and I finally feel the need to vent about it. So what is stunt casting? It’s that thing TV shows like to do when they have an actor […]

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  • It's been a while since we've had a heart-to-heart, but I believe now is a good time. This morning, while checking the scifi news updates three announcements caught my attention. One was about  yet another Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

    Dear Studio Executives

    It's been a while since we've had a heart-to-heart, but I believe now is a good time. This morning, while checking the scifi news updates three announcements caught my attention. One was about yet another Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

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  • Tweet Picking out a list of badass women in scifi is hard! There are so many of them. I’ve tried not to pick women with superpowers for the most part. Instead, I’ve picked women that have inspired me. Women who can take care of themselves. Don’t need to rely on […]

    Most Badass Women in Science Fiction

    Tweet Picking out a list of badass women in scifi is hard! There are so many of them. I’ve tried not to pick women with superpowers for the most part. Instead, I’ve picked women that have inspired me. Women who can take care of themselves. Don’t need to rely on […]

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  • Tweet Gifts for the Geeks you Love It’s that time of year again where you start wracking your brains about what to get the geeks in your life. Lucky for you, from Mass Effect to Star Wars to Harry Potter, we’ve got it covered! Magic Wand Remote Control Ask any […]

    Inter-Galaxy Portal’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

    Tweet Gifts for the Geeks you Love It’s that time of year again where you start wracking your brains about what to get the geeks in your life. Lucky for you, from Mass Effect to Star Wars to Harry Potter, we’ve got it covered! Magic Wand Remote Control Ask any […]

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  • Tweet 10. Noisy Cricket When fired, the noisy cricket produces an orb of energy that can blast through several feet of concrete with kick-back that could send you flying across the room. It may not look like much, but this tiny little weapon from Men in Black certainly packs some […]

    Ten of the Coolest Weapons in SciFi

    Tweet 10. Noisy Cricket When fired, the noisy cricket produces an orb of energy that can blast through several feet of concrete with kick-back that could send you flying across the room. It may not look like much, but this tiny little weapon from Men in Black certainly packs some […]

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