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Matthew Jackson

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Matthew Jackson is a blogger, critic, fiction author and Batman enthusiast from Rosebud, Texas who's been a regular contributor to Blastr since September, 2011. In addition to his work at Blastr, his film criticism appears weekly in The Huntsville Item, a Houston area newspaper, and his book reviews appear monthly in BookPage magazine. His fiction has appeared in Weird Tales magazine, and elsewhere on the web his nonfiction has appeared at Strange Horizons, StackedBooks.org and NerdBastards.com. Follow him on Twitter at @awalrusdarkly.

It shouldn't be surprising that we now have a holiday devoted to the celebration of cats. It also shouldn't be surprising that geeky cat people all over this great land love mashing up their love of felines with their love of all things sci-fi. So to celebrate the festive feline occasion, we've gathered up nearly two dozen sci-fi cats from around the 'net.
We spend quite a bit of time in horror films rooting for people to survive, hoping they'll outsmart the psycho with the knife or outrun the monster or overcome the zombie horde. But sometimes there are those characters that we actively (and happily) root against, those characters so disruptive, so grating, so just plain annoying, that we can't wait to watch them meet their ends.
One thing we've always loved about Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films is the blend of drama and comedy that he managed to pull off, and from what we've seen so far, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will continue that fine and funny tradition. Take for instance this new TV spot, where Bilbo Baggins tries to talk his way out of being dinner for a trio of hungry trolls.
People have been trying for decades to prove the existence of the tall, hairy beast known as Bigfoot. The public is still skeptical, but maybe the problem isn't that Bigfoot isn't real. Maybe the problem is that Bigfoot hunters just haven't had enough incentive yet. One cable network's now on a mission to change that, with a $10 million bounty.

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