The Drill Down 357: The Future’s So Bright
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This week, the FBI stands firm on the Sony hack, a top VC’s predictions for 2015, Apple unlocks the iPhone, DISH wants you to cut cable, thousands of free games, and drones on demand. All this, and much much more…

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Netflix Review Feature Coming Soon

Geeks Of Doom has a long tradition in bringing our readers good quality reviews in a variety of media. From comics, books, films, and music, we’ve always done our best to give you our honest thoughts and opinions, even if they don’t fall within the contemporary hivemind opinions that permeate across the web.

And in the ever-changing landscape of media formats and availability, it’s time that tradition continued to reflect the latest accessible releases.

In a world that now sees online streaming, or VoD (Video On-Demand seems to be the cliché buzzword at the moment) becoming a dominant wave in the future, one of the leaders in this field is Netflix.

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Universal Feels Pressure, Decides Not To Offer Brett Ratner’s ‘Tower Heist’ On Demand
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Remember just a week or so ago when it was announced that Universal Pictures would be offering the upcoming Brett Ratner comedy, Tower Heist, to people in their homes via video on demand three weeks after its theatrical release for an astounding $59.99? And remember how angry movie theater owners were at the very thought of the plan, threatening to boycott the movie? Well, those angry theater owners appear to have won this mini–battle.

It’s being reported that Universal has canceled their plans to offer Tower Heist early. The movie was only to be available in the Atlanta and Portland, Oregon regions to test how well it worked, but theater owners were set to refuse playing the movie in their establishments altogether. It’s unclear exactly what caused the change of heart specifically, but this is likely the reason Universal decided not to continue on and risk losing a sizable chunk of first through third–week profits.

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Digital Deal: ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’
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Amazon is offering up Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home for purchase for only $3.99 through their Video On Demand service.

This digital deal is only for today, Thursday, September 23, beginning at midnight PST and runs for 24 hours, so grab it while you can. The digital version is regularly $9.99, and the 24-hour rental is $2.99.

Visit the Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home product page to purchase the film.

Released in 1986, in this fourth film in the franchise, which was directed by Leonard Nimoy (who also stars as Spock), James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the Enterprise go back in time to the year 1986 in an effort to save the Earth! People, there be whales in this movie!

To save Earth from an alien probe, Kirk and his crew go back in time to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales.

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Digital Deal: ‘Mad Men’ Season 1 For $9.99
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Amazon is offering up the complete first season of Mad Men for purchase for only $9.99 through their Video On Demand service. This includes all 13 episodes of the AMC drama starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, and January Jones.

This digital deal is only for today, Thursday, August 9, so grab it while you can. The digital version is regularly $19.99, and sold separately, each episode is $1.99. (The HD version is $23.99 or $2.99 each episode.)

Visit the Mad Men Season 1 product page to purchase the entire season in standard definition for only $9.99.

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