Aliens, robots, speedy snails and geeky vacation ideas

Time for another Geekend video show!

If your weekend plans don't include enough geeky things to do, check out the fourth episode of Geekend, ITworld's weekly video series that puts a spotlight on things to do with a geeky bend - movies to watch, places to go and other things to keep your weekend suitably awesome.


This week, Phil Johnson and I discuss alien monsters fighting robots ("Pacific Rim"), Phil's love of Snoop Dogg (the actor), whether you should plan a geeky vacation or just do geeky things on a regular vacation, and whether we'd really get into gesture-controlled computer interfaces like those seen in "Minority Report" or the "Iron Man" films.

Show notes/links: * (2:00) Pacific Rim movie trailer * (3:12) Turbo movie trailer * (4:29) The Avengers trailer - movie now on Netflix Instant streaming * (5:40) Harry Potter Warner Brothers studio tour, London and other geeky vacation tips. * (8:19) Las Vegas - Pinball Hall of Fame * (9:31) Fantasy UIs database. * (11:34) 10 celebrity cameos in classic video game ads

What geeky pursuits are you planning this weekend? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to subscribe to the ITworld YouTube channel and share this show with friends and family!

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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