In 1977, the year of my birth, one of the greatest film series known to Sci-fi fans across the planet was born: Star Wars. Here’s a tribute to the characters, creatures, and far away worlds that inspired us all… and to the man who started this whole insanity: George Lucas!
Incredible poster art
Star Wars videos
The Fastest and Funniest LEGO Star Wars story ever told
Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back (Original Trailer)
Ceci n’est pas Chewbacca
Starring my good pal Eric Toms!
And last but not least, who can forget some of the best spin-off shows and films based on our beloved series.
Ode to the the funniest moments of one of my favorite films!
Seth MacFarlane’s Blue Harvest
The hour-long premiere to the sixth season of the FOX series Family Guy.
Happy Birthday George! May 14th, 1944.
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Sky Arts, a British television channel, kicked any Pink Floyd laser light show’s bum as they recreated Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon cover using lasers, neons, and smoke and projected it over Primrose Hill in Regent’s Park, London.
Watch the full video here:
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On a daily basis, I hear my friends talk about what car they’d love to drive. A BMW this or that. I don’t know about you, but there’s another form of transportation I’d kill to take to work every day: a spaceship!
In lieu of fans everywhere that agree, here’s a look at some of the coolest, creepiest, and funniest spaceships to ever to grace TV and film.
U.S.S. Enterprise (Star Trek)
Check out more panoramic views of the new bridge on Sci Fi Scoop.
If you’re one of those people that loves a behind the scenes look at the architecture of such a ship, check out the blueprints for almost every Star Trek ship to date!
The Galactica (Battlestar Galactica)
Here’s an interesting article and breakdown of these first two ships: Starship Enterprise vs. Battlestar Galactica: Who would win?
Cylon Raider (Battlestar Galactica)
Death Star (Star Wars)
Though technically a space station, this moon-shaped creation needs to be on the list!
The Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)
The Tardis (Dr. Who)
Winnebago Eagle V (Spaceballs)
Borg Cube (Star Trek)
Shadow Vessel (Babylon 5)
This one is for those of you who love spiders.
The coolest part about this ship is that, when it’s taking off, the lighted back end makes it look like (you guessed it) a firefly!
The Mothership (Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
Though the exterior is also cool, it’s the gate room that makes the ships in any Stargate series unique!
Aries 1B Earth-Moon Shuttle (2001: A Space Odyssey)
How to make a spaceship
For anyone wondering how you can make your own spaceship at home, the Browncoats show you how to build a spaceship on a budget.
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When I was in grade school, I remember getting an assignment to write a report on any person, place, or thing from history. Being the fantasy fanatic I was, I chose the Pegasus. Funny, though I was quite obsessed with Gods and Goddesses of Greek mythology, I was more excited to illustrate the book cover showing the creature in all it’s glory (or what my artistic skills could produce at the time; and they were actually pretty darn good, even back then).
So it wasn’t a surprise that, along with so many other mythology and fantasy enthusiasts, I loved the original 1981 film Clash of the Titans. Even with its slightly cheesy special effects, it’s still a favorite in my mind.
As most of the world knows, they’re coming out with a remake in 2010. I don’t fully trust that it’ll top the original (yes, I’m one of those people who always love the originals more), but what I am looking forward to are the special effects! With today’s technology and talent, this new film will, well, kick the original’s ass in that department.
The films, old and new
For anyone who hasn’t seen it, here’s the trailer to the original:
Here’s the trailer for the 2010 remake:
Who’s playing who?
It’s always fun to compare actors from the past to the modern day versions of characters:
And of course, though Hades wasn’t in the original as far as I recall, I look forward to Ralph Fiennes interpretation of the character in the new film:
And the creatures!
Aeromental provides a great article documenting what monsters are missing, along with many still frames from the new film.
Check out some of the Clash characters and scenes by über talented artists: