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Dead Awake
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A military crew is sent on a rescue mission to a planet where something has gone terribly wrong. They find more than they bargained for on this remote industrial planet.
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A military crew is sent on a rescue mission to a planet where something has gone terribly wrong. They find more than they bargained for on this remote industrial planet.
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Dead Awake (Teaser Trailer)

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A military crew is sent on a rescue mission to a planet where something has gone terribly wrong. They find more than they bargained for on this remote industrial planet.
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A military crew is sent on a rescue mission to a planet where something has gone terribly wrong. They find more than they bargained for on this remote industrial planet.
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DVD
Dead Awake (Teaser Trailer)

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9.1
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I think that if you showed this to someone who hadn't seen Aliens before, they wouldn't know it was a fanedit. That's how good the editing was. I can't imagine how much effort went into scene selection, recutting, and audio work. A very impressive edit from blueyoda.

The recut of Newt's last scene was very well done and brutal. One thing though: the audio probably should've cut out before Ripley said "they don't kill you, it's a lie". But that ending was great. I enjoyed this more than Aliens.
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(Updated: October 02, 2012)
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October 30, 2011

Everything about this is perfection. This is a must-see for any faneditor.
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(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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May 12, 2010

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(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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October 28, 2009

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A fantastic mashup! If you're incredibly familiar with all of the sources used, then some bits might surprise you, but for the uninitiated, this is a fantastic short. Definitely the highlight of the group effort.

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9.2
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What an achievement in fanediting! This short deserves its Annual Fanedit Award for its engrossing narrative and almost seamless visual editing despite coming from a variety of different sources. I highly recommend this work of an editing master.

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6.6
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What a silly silly short film. That doesn't make it bad though! This dedication to creativity and fun is just the sort of thing I like to see in movies. Turning the classic Aliens into a zombie flick seemed like a no brainer and countless Hollywood ripoffs have tried, but this is the closes we'll get to gold.

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9.3
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8.0
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Wow. I see why this won short of the year. What a fantastic job blending so many sources together. A lot of mashups, even really good ones suffer just slightly from the characters not interacting directly. It's almost an uncanny valley of movie characters. This, on the other hand, excels. I never felt like we were looking at different stuff. Particularly the grabbing of the leg in the duct and the shot that pans from our heroes straight to the zombies. Little touches like that make the blend infinitely better. With so many sources, it's a miracle that it's almost never noticeable. The zombie jumping on the windshield towards the building could have been color graded slightly more but that two second shot is literally the only criticism I would have. Bravo, phenomenal edit.

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8.8
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Incredible how effectively BlueYoda has combined so many different sources!
And what a great/horrible way to end the short! You think the alien movies are dark? Let's wait till you see this version.
Just a fantastic work on this short and probably the best of the entire consecution!

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(Updated: September 27, 2012)
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Bullwinkle: Hey, Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat.

Rocky: Bullwinkle, it says here that for you to inherit the fortune, you have to spend the weekend in the ancestral home, Abominable Manor.

Bullwinkle: That's no problem. I've been living in an abominable manner all my life.

Boris: You busy-bodies have busied your last body.

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Remember being a kid, taking legos from different kits, and building something altogether awesome? Something the manufacturers didn't have in mind? That's what I get when I open the doors to this piece. Zombies on earth are trouble enough, but interstellar zombies—yeah, you betchurass. Multiple sources are neatly woven to create an entertaining frankenmelange, in which the familiar becomes new again. Should be mandatory viewing at zombie film festivals everywhere.
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