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The trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) recut by Mashable Watercooler as a comedy wherein Jonesy wreaks adorable havoc on board the Nostromo.


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Short on story but lovely to look at,  Vitaliy Shushko’s short – influenced by many sci-fi predecessors and proud of it  – is an action-packed side-scrolling tour of alien realms in the company of a fearless adventurer. 


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Logograms of the heptapods. To wit:

A logogram’s weight carries meaning, too: A thicker swirl of ink can indicate a sense of urgency; a thinner one suggests a quiet tone. A small hook attached to one symbol makes it a question. The system allows each logogram to express a bundle of ideas without adhering to any traditional rules of syntax or sequence.

MORE: How Arrival’s Designers Crafted a Mesmerising Alien Alphabet (Margaret Rhodes, Wired) (minor spoilers)


This morning

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Franchise Show in the RDS,  Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

It’s not a caption competition, etc.

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Wood burring stoves by Burned By Design (€400 – €875 (ex P+P) for a range of designs including storm trooper, Boba Fett, R2D2 and the two mutually antagonistic xenomorphs above.)