Month: July 2011

  • So Long….

    We’ve seen SF you people wouldn’t believe. To Read stacks teetering off the side of the bookshelf. We watched WorldCon attendees glitter in the dark near the dealers’ room. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to quit…. This blog has been tottering along for five years now, but […]

  • Trivia Thursday

    The title of George Lucas’ first movie is usually alluded to in all of his other films. What was its title? Where was the HAL 9000 computer developed, according to the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey? A) University of Illinois-Urbana B) Virginia Polytechnic Institute C) University of California-Los Angeles D) Massachusetts Institute of Technology E) […]

  • Link Dump

    Transformers Producers Secure Rights to Space Invaders – I think this line from the article sums it up: “The Hollywood Reporter has claimed that the pair are trying to find a suitable writer to create a script, which we simply cannot fathom.” Alien Facehugger Pillow Set – Tutorial for making plush xenomorphs. Not bad for […]

  • Doctor Who: 47 Years in Six Minutes

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

  • Star Drek

    A comic by Adam McCauley. Also see his Other Vaders. (via Blame it On the Voices)

  • How to Dress Like the Doctor(s)

    The 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 […]

  • Trivia Thursday

    What SF author has played onstage with Pink Floyd? A) Neil Gaiman B) Terry Pratchett C) Douglas Adams D) China Mieville E) Pat Cadigan In which planetary system did Luke take his Jedi training with Yoda? Boris Karloff has portrayed Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy, and Dr. Fu Manchu. What other screen star–who also had a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Seen Online

    I think it would be fun to watch vegan college students rationalize eating roadkill during the Apocalypse. — robdelaney Stupid zombies won’t stay inside their chalk outlines. — JerryThomas Japan also has Amish people; they drive around in cars instead of teleporting in giant robots. — OuterJohn Too bad if 90 percent of it is […]

  • Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story

    “After humanity quells an undead uprising, the last two remaining zombies pair up in search of sanctuary, but instead find love.” Of course it’s a musical. Here’s the trailer. The full movie (in three parts) is available on their YouTube channel. Cross-posted at The Art of Darkness