Where no remote has gone before

Set phasers to stun! Or rewind. Or pause. You can, with the new remote control for Toshiba-brand HD-DVD players. To get one, you have to buy one of the players ($250 and up) AND the dual-format boxed set of “Star Trek: The Original Series: Season 1” (about $200, releasing Nov. 20). Live long and prosper […]

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TRANSFORMERS 2 release date!

Variety is reporting that “Transformers 2” will hit theaters on June 26, 2009. Michael Bay is in the final stages of negotiation to direct the sequel, and Shia LaBeouf is also expected to return. Steven Spielberg, who took an executive producer credit on “Transformers,” was closely involved with the film, including bringing Bay aboard to […]

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No ‘Sha-na-na-na-na-na’

OK, so it doesn’t have the famously cheesy “bionic” sound effect from the late ’70s version. But the new “Bionic Woman” is sound. And then some.The pilot’s actually been sha-na-na-ing around the internet for a while now, but I waited until it aired Wednesday night. You can watch it here. The broadcast debut was the […]

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Halo 3 breaks sales record!

Microsoft announced that Halo 3 has earned $170 million in sales in the United States alone in the first 24 hours! The much-hyped, Xbox 360 first-person shooter beat previous records set this year by blockbuster theatrical releases like Spider-Man 3 and novels such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Check out the full story […]

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‘Star Wars’ TV update

1. Tonight was the big “Family Guy” season premiere — you know, the hourlong homage to the original “Star Wars”! If you missed it, StarWars.com has a few good clips.2. TVGuide recently sat down with George Lucas for an in-depth Q&A that touches upon, other things, the pair of upcoming “Star Wars” TV series, “Indiana […]

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Halo 3 release so close it hurts!

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 6 months, you should know Halo 3 is being released Tuesday, Sept. 25. It will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine. I’ve avoided writing about this game until now, mainly because I didn’t think the hype machine needed any more fuel. Now […]

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‘Force Unleashed’ gets even sweeter

LucasArts announced this week that their upcoming multiplatform epic “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” will be coming to Nintendo’s Wii after all – and that it will have a taste of the Wii Remote-fueled lightsaber combat Wii owners have been dreaming of!According to LucasArts, Nintendo’s motion-sensitive remote control will serve as the Jedi’s signature weapon, […]

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From Space Invaders to home invaders

If you want to let visitors know exactly what kind of nerd you are even before they enter your fortress of solitude, this may be for you. ThinkGeek is offering a LED Space Invaders doormat.The mat automatically detects visitors and lights up in full alien glory. Unfortunately, this sweet piece of video game nostalgia will […]

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