85 posts tagged SciFi
85 posts tagged SciFi
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James Covenant used clips from Star Trek: The Next Generation to create this delightful minute-long video in which Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his intrepid crew sing “Let It Snow!” If you’re a fan of TNG, there are lots of familiar faces here, but it’s Wesley Crusher’s big scene that takes the cake.
[via Geeks are Sexy]
Artist Bill Mudron drew a geektastically awesome Doctor Who version of the Bayeux Tapestry in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary series. He calls it The Baywheux Tapestry, but don’t look too closely if you haven’t watched every episode yet, because it’s chock full of spoilers.
"From the cardinal fields of Gallifrey to the caves of Androzani to the last day of The Last Great Time War, this tattered embroidery chronicles a millennium of The Doctor’s history."
Although Bill originally intended to illustrate the Doctor Who timeline as a continuous 12-foot-long image, just like the Bayeux Tapestry, he decided to break it up into four segments so that it would work better as framable print. Click here to view a hi-res image.
Speaking of prints, pre-orders are currently being taken via Bill Mudron’s web shop through December 1st, 2013.
For a series entitled Wars on Kinkade, digital artist Jeff Bennett, aka Alien Artisan, takes the decidedly benign pastoral landscape paintings of American mass-market painter Thomas Kinkade and turns them into surreal sci-fi scenes by adding Star Wars characters and vehicles.
[via Twisted Sifter]
DeviantARTist madaigual created this delightful yet bittersweet piece of digital Doctor Who fan art (top image). Entitled His Master’s Voice, the piece depicts K-9, the Fourth Doctor’s robotic dog companion (who addressed the Doctor as “Master”), listening to a gramophone which appears to be playing a recording of the Doctor Who theme. Madaigual even used the image from an actual album cover bearing the face of Tom Baker, who played the Fourth Doctor.
This clever piece was inspired by the famous painting of the same title created by English painter Francis Barraud in 1899. The original painting (second image) depicting Barraud’s late brother’s dog listening to a recording of his dead master’s voice. The original painting has been a trademark in the music business since 1900, and for many years was also the name of a large record label.
These two awesome Doctor Who-themed cakes were created by the Bleeding Heart Bakery in Chicago, IL. It took their crafty bakers 12 hours to create the Dalek cake. It looks so good, we don’t know whether to take a big bite or run for our lives.
We were sorry to discover that the bakery closed in the summer of 2012. Fortunately we can still check out many of their astonishingly creative and skillfully constructed cakes via their Flickr stream, including individual photo sets for the Dalek cake and the TARDIS cake.
"In a few hours it’s gonna burst through your ribcage, and you’re gonna die. Any questions?"
That is, unless you can eat it first. These terrifyingly awesome Alien Macarons are the work of Lou Lou P’s Delights, Leeds, England-based creators of bespoke cakes and other forms of edible artistry. They come in equally horrifying yet tantalizing Facehuuger, Chestburster, and fully grown Xenomorph varieties. We’ll take one of each please.
Michelle of gnomeclothes created these awesome Doctor Who costumes with and for her Whovian daughters. One of them dressed as the Doctor emerging from a TARDIS while the other wore a spectacular Dalek Caan costume. The family spent three months working together on these geektastic ensembles.
Visit Costume Works for more photos and to read about how they did it.
[via Neatorama Halloween]
Anthony Herrera (previously featured here) is back with more awesome Star Wars snowflake geekery. This year we’ve been gifted with designs for Boba Fett, AT-AT and AT-ST walkers, Emperor Palpatine, Nein Nunb, Han Solo frozen in carbonite, and the ferocious Rancor. And these aren’t even all of Anthony’s snowflake pattern offerings this year.
[via Nerd Approved]
It turns out that Ellen Ripley isn’t the only awesome lady who can operate the Power Loader from the movie Aliens. Jason Smith created this very impressive power loader Halloween costume for himself to wear while his infant daughter sits in the driver’s seat.
"My highest priority was keeping my little girl safe, so the costume was designed for mobility and quick exit in case of emergency. The boots are basically cardboard slippers that could pop right off. With a shrug of my shoulders, I could pop the arms right off. What you can’t see from the video is that there are no bottoms on the robot arms, so my human arms were completely free and unimpeded. I could leave the claws hanging idle from the shoulder joints while I could address any of my girl’s needs. I would have had to take the suit off to changer her diaper, though!"
Jason’s daughter looks so comfy that we suspect she might even have a Class-2 rating. What a cute little overachiever.
[via Laughing Squid]
Walsall, England-based artist Simon Patel spent 90 hours hand-carving a large section of tree trunk to create this awesome Predator head. We agree with Technabob’s Conner Flynn who said that, since Predators take trophies from each of their kills, they would probably really appreciate this piece themselves. We also think this monstrous sculpture would look great wearing a jaunty hat or perhaps even an extra-large toupée.