Tag Archives: scifi

It is seriously no secret that all of us at Here’s Some Awesome love Dr. Who. Due to our over all nerdiness, it should be assumed that we also are big fans of Back to the Future (which we are). What really jumps out at me about this original animated parody is that instead of taking video clips (in the usual fan tribute style) the creators animated a Saturday morning cartoon-style homage filled with giggles for fans.

Note: this video, though cool, will likely make no sense if you missed out on the David Tennant Doctor years.

Today you get a double feature. Both of these surreal, futuristic shorts were made on the cheap (hundreds or thousands vs millions of dollars) to test what a few people with a high-quality consumer camera, a Macbook, and some special effect software can do. And as you will see, the answer to that question is quite a lot.

The Sphere

In the not too distant future, Earth is occupied by a hostile alien race that’s aggressively searching for a missing alien artifact — a sphere that contains an infinite source of powerful energy.


In 2027, everyone is implanted with a chip – the Memorize-chip. It records everything you see, a new system to fight crime. One unit controls the system. The SSU – Special Surveillance Unit. Written & Directed by Eric Ramberg and Jimmy Eriksson

Note: I highly recommend watching both in full screen.

I don’t know what I love more, that ThinkGeek released a kit to make lightsaber popsicles or that they enlisted Chad Vader to promote them. For those of you who are not familiar, Chad Vader is a web series created by Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda in 2006. It’s one of the first instances where an original online web series gained a massive following proving that serialized success on YouTube can exist. It also helped further the not so untrue theory that anything Star Wars related has the potential to be huge online. If you haven’t seen the series, I’d highly recommend digging deep into the YouTube vaults and giving Chad Vader and his disappointing life as a dayshift manager a watch.