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The Scanner’s Top Five: Week of 03.31

1. Kicking off our ABC’s of SciFi column, the Scanner’s Nick Nadel sparks controversy in his discussion about androids when he brings up Deckard in Blade Runner. Oh no you di’int!

2. Australian scientists are Stark raving mad over the idea of making Iron Man-like suits for the military. It’s a lot easier to accomplish, of course, when you say the suits will be invisible…

3. The family of Jerome Siegel, co-creator of Superman, was finally awarded co-ownership of the Man of Steel. Unfazed, Time Warner has decided to shift its investment strategy into real estate claiming, “It’s the only thing they’re not making any more of.”

4. Viral marketing for the upcoming Batman sequel The Dark Knight hits outbreak proportions this week as new sites for both Joker and Two-Face surface. Well, when you put it that way, I suppose I’ll go see the movie…

5. Paleontologist Jack Horner tells us dinosaurs weren’t really earth-toned. Next we’ll hear they weren’t vicious at all.

SciFi Dept. Video: Kevin Maher checks out all the futuristic rides at the New York International Auto Show while he reflects on the Sci Fi rides of yore, concluding that the true future classics never die.

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