stargate

Post updated to credit the Stargate creator/groom:

Ian Milward spent weeks building a Stargate for his wedding and I think it was absolutely worth it. This amazing ring is measures 12-feet in diameter and is unbelievably detailed with constellations and LEDs. And there’s a pretty cool story behind it as well:

“They first met working at the same lumber and hardware store, and connected because of a mutual love of Stargate. About a year into their relationship, they were watching the episode where Jack and Sam get married in front of a gate, and she said that would be pretty awesome, so six years later he remembered that and did it.”

Check out more images (especially the impressive nighttime view) of the Stargate after the break.

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the martian

A new video for the upcoming film The Martian entitled “Our Greatest Adventure” has been released.

We’ve seen several videos for The Martian at this point, but now they’re bringing out the big guns—namely Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Watch him examine the upcoming Ares 3 mission on a special episode of StarTalk after the break…

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There’s a new official Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser and OMG, y’all. I’m DYING.

For you spoiler-phobes, there’s definitely one in here, so I’m tucking it after the break.

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galaxy quest

Earlier this year it was revealed that Paramount was shopping a tv series based on the cult classic film Galaxy Quest. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now know that the show has found a home on Amazon.

Not much is known about what direction the show will go in, or if an attempt will be made to bring back members of the original cast. However, the creative team remains the same. The film’s co-writer Robert Gordon will write the pilot. Director Dean Parisot will be back and both will executive produce. Executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein will be involved as well.

Personally, I’m pumped about this show. But replacing the big names in that awesome cast would be difficult. Would the irreplaceable Alan Rickman do this? I doubt it, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed anyway.

fassbender creed

We have our first look at Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch In Assassin’s Creed thanks to Yahoo Movies!

And yes, the character is new—created specifically for the movie. Apparently, shooting on the film is set to begin on Monday.

What do you think?

pikachu sleeping bag plush

Check out these super adorable Pikachu sleeping bag plushies! It’s a Pikachu plush in it’s very own Charizard, Eevee, or Ekans sleeping bag –– basically, it’s cuteness wrapped in cuteness.

The new plushies are part of a contest starting September 19 in Japan where shoppers can buy a lottery ticket for 620 yen ($5.17 USD) at participating stores for a chance to win Pokémon prizes.

The prizes include the adorable Pikachu with Sleeping Bag Plushie, bath towels, socks, palm-sized plush sets, hand towels and more. Of course, you need to be in Japan to buy the tickets to enter, so most of us will just have to look at the cute, be happy and hope that these become available to purchase one day.

See more pictures after the break.

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smartphone lenses

Capture a new perspective with your iPhone or Android device using these 3-in-1 Smartphone Photography Lenses in our Nerd Approved Deals Store! They’re currently on sale for only $29.99 (56% off with free shipping).

Enhance your stock smartphone camera with this three lens set and take pictures so good you’ll think they were from an actual camera. Easily switch between lenses with magnetic “snap-on, snap-off” functionality, and store the others in your pocket till you need them with their sleek and minimal design.

-Capture images close-up, far away, and with the classic 180-degree “fisheye” look
-Snap-on, snap-off functionality for quick application
-Easy to use design make capturing great pictures a breeze
-Minimal design for easy storage

3-in-1 Smartphone Photography Lenses ($69 $29.99)

interactive yoda

Here’s your chance to train with the most skilled Jedi Master in the universe. We got our first look at the Star Wars Legendary Jedi Master Yoda back in February, but here he is in all his glory.

This interactive Yoda stands 16-inches tall, has premium latex skin and a real fabric robe, and speaks 115 phrases to help you master your Jedi skills and training. Featuring a motorized body and dynamic 360-degree movement, Yoda is ready to train you and show off his incredible lightsaber skills.

The figure has three distinct modes of play: Warrior Mode, Force Mode, and Wisdom Mode. Check out the details along with a demo video from Comic Con after the break…

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Fangirl BrittLiv reinvented her original “sliced” illusion table to pay tribute to her favorite comic character. Using an Ikea lack table and a few other bits, I’d say this table is certainly a success.

Check out more images after the break.

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September 4, aka Force Friday is almost here. It will be your first chance to buy Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise. To celebrate (and whet your appetite) Disney, Lucasfilm, and Hasbro are doing a worldwide, live, toy unboxing event. 18 hours, 15 cities, 12 countries.

See Also: Hasbro’s Official ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toy Guide For Force Friday

The 18 hour event will include live unboxings, trailers, footage from recent Star Wars events, commentary from special guests, as well as product videos and demos –– all of which will lead up to the Force Friday midnight store events around the world.

The livestream will run on the The Star Wars YouTube channel starting in Sydney, Australia at 7:45 a.m. local time on September 3rd (5:45 p.m. EDT September 2nd) and end at Lucasfilm at 8 a.m. PDT (11 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Get a sneak peek of what’s to come after the break.

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