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Doctor Who: 47 Years in Six Minutes

The Fine Brothers somehow manage to summarize almost 50 years of Who history in six minutes. Whoa.

Posted in Movies & TV July 12th, 2011 by Chip
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How to Dress Like the Doctor(s)

Eleventh DoctorThe BBCAmerica’s Anglophenia blog is running a series of “how to dress like the [X]th Doctor” posts, offering guidelines for dressing like the various incarnations of Doctor Who. So far the First Doctor and Second Doctor are up, with the Third and subsequent coming soon.

The suggestions are rather general–along the lines of “find a white shirt” rather than “here’s the exact brand of shirt you’ll need”–so serious cosplayers might be disappointed, but for casual hall costume or Halloween party wear, they’ll be just fine.

I’ll be curious to see what they suggest as a substitute for Tom Baker’s scarf.

Posted in Movies & TV July 8th, 2011 by Chip
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Harryhausen’s Creatures

Man, do I love me some Ray Harryhausen. I’ve seen occasional comments–largely from people too young to remember what movie special effects looked like before the advent of CGI–that his creatures look rather clunky, and they are admittedly not as smooth as today’s computer animations. What makes his work so amazing, though, is not only the technical artistry (you guys, stop-motion animation is hard) but also how memorable his characters were. The bit in Jason and the Argonauts when the skeletal Children of the Hydra attack (around 3:25 in this clip) haunted my childhood.

Some kind soul has compiled a collection of all of Harryhausen’s stop-motion work in chronological order, from harpies to giant walruses. They are just splendid.

(via BoingBoing)

Posted in Movies & TV July 6th, 2011 by Chip
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Sassy Gay Doctor Who

Sassy Who

A Tumblr blog. Because why not.

Posted in Movies & TV June 27th, 2011 by Chip
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Victorian Star Trek

Spock

More here.

Posted in Movies & TV June 1st, 2011 by Chip
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Muppets of the Caribbean: On Stranger Frogs

I mentally checked out of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise after the first one, but I may have to watch the latest sequel; Kermit’s enthusiasm is contagious. (Plus the movie is based on Tim Powers’ On Stranger Tides, which is kind of awesome.

I love that all of the actors just sort of roll with the fact that they’re being interviewed by a green felt frog.

(via Topless Robot, from whom I also shamelessly cribbed the post title)

Posted in Movies & TV May 30th, 2011 by Chip
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The Troll Hunter

This looks like fun. Troll Hunter is a Norwegian Blair Witch-esque “mockumentary” about students hunting trolls in modern Norway. It will be available in the U.S. in limited release in June, and apparently available on DVD soon after. Here’s the English-language version of the trailer:

(via Topless Robot)

Posted in Movies & TV May 10th, 2011 by Chip
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Wookiee the Chew

Wookiee the ChewThis post should really just be titled, “Squee,” because that was my reaction to these prints.

James Hance (“Relentlessly Cheerful Art”) has created Wookiee the Chew, featuring the “biped of very little brain,” Chrisolo Robin, and other familiar faces. The drawings are available as prints for a very reasonable $10 each, and he also has a book.

He’s got a number of other amusing items as well; I’m rather taken with the Stormtrooper Fields Forever T-shirt, not to mention The Meep.

He’s currently fundraising to help with his daughter’s medical bills, so you can pick up a piece of quality art and be a do-gooder at the same time. Definitely a win-win.

(via BoingBoing)

Posted in Movies & TV May 3rd, 2011 by Chip
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I’m Sold

George Takei should be Spider Man.

I kind of want to be George Takei when I grow up.

Posted in Movies & TV April 8th, 2011 by Chip
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Original Star Trek Pitch

From Gene Roddenberry’s first draft of the pitch for Star Trek:

Pitch

A PDF of the entire document is here.

(via Cynical-C)

Posted in Movies & TV February 9th, 2011 by Chip
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