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Daily Scan for 12.25.09 – Nimoy Joins Star Trek Online, Cameron Gets SciFi Biography

santayoda.jpg• It’s Christmas, so what could spread more Yuletide cheer today than watching ALF‘s Christmas Special, the tale of a horrible, cat-eating alien trapped on Earth.

Left Hand of Darkness author Ursula K. LeGuin has resigned from the author’s guild over their deal with Google. Not surprising: Le Guin can write, but she’s a notorious curmudgeon when it comes to the Internet.

• If you have a desperate, desperate need for a last-minute gift, you could do worse than io9‘s list of geeky holiday gifts you can make at home.

• Leonard Nimoy will be joining the voice cast of Star Trek Online as Spock (Prime, natch).

• James Cameron has actually lived a fantastically interesting life, as a new biography about the scifi director makes clear. This is going on my Amazon Wish List.

• Paul Levinson puts Avatar in perspective.

• Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol… in Klingon!

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