Fan films are sophisticated enough that they now rival television shows in terms of acting talent and special effects. The most recent fan-tacular Star Trek film, Star Trek: Renegades, which hit YouTube today, is no exception.
One of the many, many reasons we love sci-fi and fantasy so much is watching our favorite heroes (and villains) kick ass with awesome weapons—but sometimes (and the holidays is one of those times)—just watching it happen isn't enough. Sometimes you want a mythic sword or high-tech blaster of your very own, and a plastic knock-off from the toy store just won't do.
Part of the horrific appeal of the whole zombie thing is that it can happen to anyone. Your wife, your kids, your grandma, even that guy you buy coffee from, they can all shift from friendly humans to rotting, flesh-hungry undead in a matter of minutes, and suddenly it's shotgun time. (Aim for the head, kids.) So it's no surprise that the whole "no one is safe" thing has spread to the realm of fictional characters.
An Australian newspaper made a HUGE mistake in its review of a new book about the starship Enterprise, and when called out, not only did it issue an awesome apology—but also went on to apologize for the apology!
No, not actual space-faring vessels rubbing their nascelles against each other. But if you wanted to investigate every nook and cranny of every iteration of the U.S.S. Enterprise, from the NX-01 to the 1701-E, then this book is for you.
While John Williams does a helluva job in the orchestra pit, nothing gets our blood pumping during that intense space battle, zombie-killing spree or alien encounter like our favorite ass-kicking tunes straight from the juke box.