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Don’t be fooled by what appears to be your everyday party footage. This short by Joshua Trunk combines common house party drama with shockumentary, sci-fi filmmaking.

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What better way to get people involved in a series than to let them build it for themselves? Designed as a “choice your own adventure” series, this sci-fi drama takes user experience to a whole new level.

Currently in its sixth episode, Satocracy adds a supernatural edge to a video space that lacks some serious deep-space techie drama. With a new episode premiering every month or so, my only wish is that the web show was published more often. Don’t you folks over at itsallinyourhands.com know that choosing your own adventure can be addicting?

Galacticast is a weekly web series that claims to parody all the worlds of geek-dom. The show’s creators and stars, Rudy Jahchan and Casey McKinnon, write, shoot, and edit this larger-then-life web series in their studio apartment. Using a green screen, a camera, and a couple of lights, the sci-fi comedy brings a Lucas-esque quality to the viral video scene.

After launching in May of 2006, Galacticast continues to gain recognition from the vlogosphere for its well-scripted episodes and use of basic effects programs to create a vivid fictional world. In the spirit of Galaxy Quest, the comedy series developed as a mash-up of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, comic book, and video-game references into sketch comedy spoofs.

This week’s episode references Superman and the Common People video “Zod Speaks from the Phantom Zone.” Some fans are calling this episode one of Galacticast’s best videos to date; with fellow podcasters (the Ray brothers and the Bui brothers) appearing as talking heads at the beginning of the episode, how could it not be?

This commercial for a Star Wars movie marathon on Cinemax takes an already overplayed Coldplay song and meshes it together with some sensitive clips from the sci-fi epic that needs no introduction.

This Cold Play ballad lacks the suspense and the good vs. evil conflict that the legendary film series was built on. And even worse, the commercial is for Cinemax, the channel that after 10 turns into skin-amax, and has very little respect my the film community as it is.

This should not be allowed. Will the commercial madness ever stop?