Because, Awesome: Behind-the-Scenes ‘Aliens’ Chestburster Test Footage
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The Stan Winston School blog posted a video detailing behind-the-scenes footage during the creation of the “chestburster” alien from James Cameron’s 1986 film, Aliens.

The video is narrated by director Stephen Norrington (Blade), who was part of the creature effects team for the film and built the cable-controlled chestburster puppet.

Check out the AWESOME vid here after the jump.

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Travel Channel To Kick Its Halloween-Themed Weekends With ‘Making Monsters’

To kick off their Halloween-themed “Weekends to Die For” that will run throughout October, the Travel Channel will premiere a new original miniseries called Making Monsters, and see the return of Ghost Adventures and the debut of the new original detective vs. psychic series The Dead Files.

The 4-part one-hour miniseries Making Monsters will follow Ed and Marsha Edmunds, the co-owners of Distortions Unlimited, a Mom and Pop store that specializes in the creation of animatronic beasties and haunted house designs for the amusement industry. Their creations include 8-foot Godzilla-like moving monsters, green-gook spitting aliens, and guffawing Santa Clauses. Assisting them in their work is renowned movie monster creator Jordu Schell, best known for his work as a sculptor and conceptual artist on films like Avatar, Predators, The Mist, 300, and Galaxy Quest to name but a few.

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Watch Now: ‘Digital Decay’ Featurette From ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 1 Special Edition Blu-ray

Timed to the upcoming second season premiere of The Walking Dead Anchor Bay Entertainment is releasing a special edition DVD set of the show’s problematic but ultimately stellar first season on Blu-ray and DVD with even more extra features than their previous release of the first season. Today the company has released a clip from one of the newly created bonus featurettes and you can watch the video below this article.

Titled “Digital Decay,” the 90-second clip takes brief look at the CGI effects created for the series, notably the additional zombies. There’s nothing revelatory in this video but it does give you a feel for the ways that digital effects are used to create a worthwhile end result.

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Solve This: Intricate ‘Doctor Who’ Puzzle
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SFX magazine recently put out an all Doctor Who-themed issue, which contains a highly cryptic two-page picture puzzle containing the titles of 65 Doctor Who stories.

Visit SFX to download hi-res versions of the puzzle, so you can try it out.

And, if it starts to drive you crazy, don’t stress. SFX posted the answers, so you can take a peek.

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