127 posts tagged Science Fiction
127 posts tagged Science Fiction
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.
The internet has been Rickrolled by Klingons. It took us a moment to wrap our head around this and now we can’t stop smiling. Nothing can prepare you for the goofy, geeky awesomeness that is this parody of Rick Astley’s 1980s hit song “Never Gonna Give You Up" sung in the Klingon language (tlhIngan Hol) by Klingon performers. They’ve even lampooned the 1987 music video.
Vocals by Q’DroS sutai-qIln (Christopher Kidder-Mostrom)
Backing Vocals by Mrs. qIDmo’ (Ali Kidder-Mostrom)
Recording Engineered & Produced by Joe Griffin of Toxic Bag Productions
Guillermo del Toro, one of our favourite film directors and a tremendous horror movie nerd, just directed the opening sequence for The Simpsons 24th episodes of their Treehouse of Horror Halloween anthology series.
This awesome three-minute-long extended intro and couch gag is so densely packed with references to horror and science fiction movies (including a bunch of del Toro’s own work) that we had to keep pausing it to try and identify them all.
We just found the perfect gift for the Star Wars fan who already seems to have every Star Wars-related product you can think of. Chances are pretty good that they do not already own a 16-foot-tall, beautifully detailed replica of an All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST).
This awesome chicken walker is currently up for sale on eBay for the modest price of £9,800 (~$15,700). It’s a one-of-a-kind prop, handmade out of metal and wood. It’s been weather-proofed and even comes its own trailer. Right now it’s located in Bristol, England, but maybe its next home will be your own front yard.
Visit the AT-ST’s eBay listing for more photos and information.
"If you can dream it, lets build it. Whats your favorite Food, Animal, Object? The possibility’s are endless when it comes to instrument building. Now your instrument can be as personal as the music you play. 100% handcrafted in N.C. What Would Your Dream Instrument Look Like? All designs can be made into a ukulele, guitar, bass, mandolin, and more. All designs are custom made to order. Contact me for waiting list/estimated turn around times, custom design requests, and estimates. Each instrument is hand made from start to finish just for you and can be designed to meet the needs of your budget."
The TARDIS ukulele is currently available for purchase, but don’t worry if you can’t afford one right this minute. Because Paul’s instruments are custom-made, you can start saving now and then contact him when you’re ready. Then let us know if you can fit inside of it!
"Soon the hunt will begin."
We’re no strangers to great cosplay here at the Geyser of Awesome and this incredible Female Predator has got to be one of the best we’ve seen yet. It’s all the work of Finnish cosplayer Noora Nevalainen, who, with the exception of the leggings, made this entire jaw-droppingly awesome costume by hand:
"I made the mask from upholstery foam, liquid latex and acrylic paints. Most of the leather parts are made by my dear dad, all leather is real second hand leather. Animal skull is a fox skull I found from a forest, and collar bones are ordinary chicken bones."
Noora won first place for her fearsome costume at Ropecon XX, Finland’s massive annual role-playing convention.
Photos by Marko Saari.
[via Obvious Winner]
Indiana artist Gabriel Dishaw (previously featured here) has created another awesome upcycled Darth Vader sculpture for his ongoing Star Wars series. This time Darth Vader’s unmistakable helmet has been mounted onto a tank to create Tank Vader:
"My passion for Star Wars and one of the baddest villains of all time has carried over to my upcycled art. This piece was created using recycled materials from a toy tank, vintage model pieces, computers, adding machines, typewriters, wire and airplane parts."
He might be shorter and smaller than the real thing, but something tells us you still don’t want to upset this armored vehicle version of the dreaded Sith Lord.