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FAN FILM FRIDAY: Roundup: Scientists

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One of the things I love about fan films is the sheer abundance of potential source material. Star Trek and Star Wars probably inspire the majority (or at least a plurality) of fan projects, but we're increasingly seeing works based on less traditional sources like video games. This week I'll look at a couple projects featuring scientists.

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FAN FILM FRIDAY: RandomGuy

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In the spring of 2007 a YouTube user with the channel name ItsJustSomeRandomGuy posted a short parody of the then-current Mac/PC commercials. His tools could not have been more simple, just a camera and a collection of action figures.

Join me after the jump to see what happened afterwards.

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FAN FILM FRIDAY: Roundup: Nazi Mechs

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Mechs, giant pilotable robots, were a postwar creation of Japan. They started to catch on in the west in the seventies and eighties with the introduction of Japanese animation. Lately, they've been mashed up with dieselpunk (the more industrial cousin of steampunk) and alternate history. Let's take a look at two shorts featuring Nazi mechs.

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FAN FILM FRIDAY: Roundup: Downfall Videos

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I must admit to some hesitation about this week's roundup. Partly because parodies of Hitler are on somewhat shaky ground to begin with, but mostly because the subject matter only partially extends into my usual beat of genre fan films. However, I find "Downfall Videos" to be the epitome of fan works in some ways.

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FAN FILM FRIDAY: Roundup: Portal Fan Films

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Video gaming has claimed an increasing percentage of our entertainment dollar over the past decades. The industry now rivals movies and musice in size. Not surprisingly, fans are finding their inspiration as often in video games as the more obvious sources. Today we'll take a look at three fan films based upon the Portal games by Valve Corporation.

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