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FAN FILM FRIDAY: Roundup: They're Made Out Of Meat

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Usually fan films are based on a franchise; a TV series or a string of movies. Occasionally you'll get one based on a one-off movie or (increasingly) game. So it's somewhat surprising to find multiple films based on a single short story. Joine me after the jump and we'll look at four movies based on Terry Bisson's They're Made Out of Meat, which was originally published in Omni magazine back in 1990.

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FAN FILM FRIDAY: Roundup: Lightsaber Fights

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Of all the striking visual elements that Star Wars presented us with, none caught the popular imagination like the lightsaber. The unlikely offspring of the Age of Chivalry and a plasma cutter seized people's imaginations and, once digital editing became cheap enough for consumers, lightsaber fights—a distillation of drama down to the bare basics—were a popular subject for fan films. Let's take a look at three notable ones.

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FAN FILM FRIDAY: Dark Dungeons

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If you were in the US in the eighties, you probably remember the Dungeons & Dragons panic. One of the products, and causes, of the national scare was the Jack Chick tract Dark Dungeons. The tract is still infamous among gamers, which makes it an interesting choice for a fan film. Join me after the jump to take a look at one attempt.

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Editor's Note Jack Chick's tracts are a subject of controversy, even within Evangelical circles. Although Church has treated this topic with extreme care and sensitivity, if you are a social conservative of the Evangelical stripe, you may want to consider this fair warning. --R2

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