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The Day the Earth Stood Still

“Klaatu barada nikto” may well be the most famous phrase from any sci-fi movie ever (though it may share that crown with, “No, Luke… I am your father”). But there are a few reasons why its source, the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still, is considered one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. The purpose ...

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Thinking With Portals: A Rhetorical Analysis of Portal


Video games are incredibly popular. In June of 2011, the video game industry was forecast globally to take in $65 billion that year (Baker, 2011). In twenty-some years of existence, video games have spawned an international co-culture. The fame of such recent video games as the Halo and Gears of War series exemplify the heights to which video games can ...

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