National Geographic, Arecibo Observatory Beam 20,000+ Messages Out To Space In Reply To The Wow! Signal
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Back in June we told you about a very cool experiment National Geographic was doing along with the Arecibo Observatory, where they wanted to send your messages via Twitter out to space in response to The Wow! Signal on its 35th anniversary.

As of August 15th, the exact anniversary of first receiving the signal, all messages—including over 20,000 tweets and a few videos from celebrities—were officially beamed out to space for whatever intelligent lifeforms that may be out there to hopefully one day pick up on.

Continue below to check out a cool video (featuring a cameo from yours truly) on how exactly they sent the messages to space.

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Deal: ‘Dollhouse’ Season 1 DVD & Blu-ray
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The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is Dollhouse Season 1 on DVD and Blu-ray for 64% off.

The DVD is on sale for $17.99 (down from $49.98), while the Blu-ray is $25.49 (down from $69.99).

Note, this sale is for today only while supplies last.

Both editions contain all 12 previously aired episodes of the FOX television series created by Joss Whedon and starring Eliza Dushku and Tahmoh Penikett. Both editions also contain audio commentary on select episodes; deleted scenes; the original unaired pilot “Echo,” and the unaired thirteenth episode, “Epitaph One.”

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Watch Now: New Trailer For Mike Dougherty’s ‘Trick ‘R Treat’
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Mike Dougherty‘s (writer of X2, Superman Returns) Trick ‘r Treat has been around for a few years now. It was originally slated for release in 2007, it had a good buzz about it, and of the few things there were to see from it, it looked really fun. Sadly, for some reason, something wasn’t working in the mechanics of the project, and it has pretty much been delayed and delayed again since then. The movie never really recovered from this severe mishandling, and instead of being released wide in theaters, it will simply just be put out on DVD on October 6, 2009. Below, you’ll find a brand new HD trailer for the movie. If you haven’t seen a trailer yet, it’s a must watch for fanatics of the Halloween season and of horror movies alike.

While this is semi-good for those who have been waiting for ages to see the movie, it’s also very unfortunate for those involved. We live in a world where really great horror movies are an endangered species, and most horror releases are watered down and genetically modified to adhere to a younger audience that doesn’t even know how to appreciate good horror. Many of the best names and sites who really know their horror rave about Trick ‘r Treat, and as you’ll see, put it among some good company. It’s a movie that fans of the genre just can’t help but be excited to see — I know I’m twitching to finally check it out.

Click over to the other side to check out the trailer for Mike Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat and read the official synopsis.

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NYCC 09: Joss Whedon Previews New TV Show ‘Dollhouse’

Joss Whedon previewed his new television show Dollhouse to a crowd of enthusiastic fans at New York Comic Con‘s first big Sunday panel.

Dollhouse peers into the life of Echo (played by Eliza Dushku), a human “doll” who takes on a new personality to perform missions for an underground criminal organization and is then mind-wiped after completion. When Echo starts to put together bits and pieces from past missions, she begins a search for her own self identity.

Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica) co-stars as Paul, an FBI special agent who discovers the underground “dollhouse” facility when Echo begins to regain memories from her previous identities.

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