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The Abandoned: A Zombie Western Screenplay

In the wild backcountry of the Washington Territory on the cusp of the 20th Century, the recently dead are coming back. Stalked by the ravenous and reanimated dead, an unlikely collection of survivors struggle to put aside their differences and navigate their way from the small town of Quincy to the hope of security at the port of Seattle.

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The Abandoned – Michael K. Ferguson

Launchpad Diner in Wilmington, Illinois USA (A TARIDS Abroad)

On Route 66 with the TARDIS in Wilmington, IL at the Launchpad Diner.

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Spreadshirt Tshirt of the Day – Clever Girl (Jurassic Park)

On Saturday the 28th the Spreadshirt tshirt of the day will be a Jurassic Park shirt featuring a raptor and the words, “Clever Girl.”

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To purchase use promo code: TDAY2806 click here.

Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY USA (a TARDIS abroad)

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Guggenheim Museum

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Hayden Planetarium, New York, NY USA (a TARDIS abroad)

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13 Billion Years Ago
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The Present

10 Cloverfield Lane – Trailer

A new trailer for the film 10 Cloverfield Lane has just been release and it is a ‘secret ‘ sequel to JJ Abrams’ cult favorite Cloverfield. The film is directed by Dan Trachtenberg and written by Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken, and Damien Chazelle.

Originally the film was called The Cellar, but later in production at Bad Robot became know and Valencia and eventually 10 Cloverfield Lane. The film will be released March 11, 2016.

The basic plot revolves around a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), involved in a car accident, who wakes up in an underground cellar. She fears she has been abducted by a survivalist (John Goodman), who tells her he saved her life and that a chemical attack has left the outside world uninhabitable. Uncertain what to believe, she decides she must escape, whatever dangers she may face outside.

 

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Geeky Word Clouds

A Word Cloud is an image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance.

By using the Wikipedia entry for some well known franchises the following Word Clouds were produced.

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Doctor Who
Star Trek - Word Cloud
Star Trek
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Game Of Thrones
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Star Wars

Ellis Island, New York USA (a TARDIS abroad)

The TARDIS visits Ellis Island in New Jersey, NY.

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Back to the Future Products that Actually Exist

Taking the “long way” we’ve almost caught up with Doc Brown and Marty McFly’s trip to the future in Back to the Future 2. Which will happen on October 21 of this year. We spotlighted some of the products of that future here. However, what products actually came to exist in reality?

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Mr. Fusion

We don’t quite have a personal version of Mr. Fusion, however the Bristol Robotics Laboratory in Europe have developed a robot that can sustain itself on essentially trash. The EcoBot uses Microbial Fuel Cells to collect energy from the environment.

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Smart Home

In the future home of the McFly’s they can talk to their home and it will respond. Such as turning the lights on, switching to a TV station or getting a snack. There are various ways we can do all those things now. Some smart TVs respond to voice commands and a company called Homey has a Kickstarter campaign to produce a product you talk to and will control everything: from lights to music, from climate to TV.

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Video Glasses

VR Glasses are not quite as prevalent as they appear in the film, but there is no question we have the technology. From the Oculus Rift to Google Cardboard VR is coming to the masses. Products, such as Google Glass could easily become the go to method for audio and/or video calls.

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Pepsi Perfect

Recently Pepsi announced it would release a limited edition of Pepsi Perfect for $20.15 a bottle.

 

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Power Lacing Nike Shoes

Nike had release a limited series of MAG shoes back in 2012, but they lacked the power laces. However, this year they have announced the new MAGs will include the power lace mechanism.

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Hoverboard

Recently, Lexus announced they made a working hoverboard using magnets and cooled superconductors. While the technology is in its infancy it is very impressive. Although, as with the Back to the Future model they might want to add a foot holster.

Truly Amazing (And Beautiful) Miniatures

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“Tornado” 2013 Copyright Matthew Albanese

Matthew Albanese makes incredible intricate and beautiful miniatures out of spices, food and found objects. For more of his art and to purchase his book, Strange Worlds go to: MatthewAlbanse

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“A New Life” 2013 Copyright Matthew Albanese
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A New Life In Progress
"Train Wreck" 2013 Copyright Matthew Albanese
“Train Wreck” 2013 Copyright Matthew Albanese
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“Burning Room” 2013 Copyright Matthew Albanese