49 posts tagged Star Trek
49 posts tagged Star Trek
The Schell Sculpture Studio has been creating concept art and designing creatures and characters for movies and television since 1987. Be sure to visit their online gallery to view a lot more of their amazing work.
Jenny Sparks and her husband Lars made brilliant use of a pair of our Giant Googly Eyes here in Seattle last weekend at the Emerald City Comicon. They mounted the eyes on a stick and asked cosplayers to pose for photos with them. The results are nothing short of awesome. Even our own underpants-wearing squirrel got in on the action.
The photos you see here are just the tip of the iceberg. Click here to view the complete set.
Today is the third and final day of the Emerald City Comicon here in Seattle, WA. The awesome vibe is still going strong and Archie McPhee is still proudly occupying booth #2013, doing our part to fan the flames of wonderful, whimsical geekery that permeate every corner of the Washington State Convention Center.
One of the happenings we promised would take place during ECCC was the opportunity to meet the Original Unicorn, and boy howdy, was that ever an awesome experience. As you can see from the many images posted above, not only did people get to meet the Unicorn, people also hugged the Unicorn, communed with the Unicorn, and even danced with the Unicorn.
Then there was the unfortunate incident with the poor Star Trek “Redshirt” on the worst away mission ever - accidentally stabbed by a unicorn when approaching for a simple hug. Life can be so cruel. Hilarious, but cruel.
There’s still a little time left to come over to booth #2013 and say hello. Unicorns, horses, anthropomorphic bacon characters and squirrels wearing underpants would love to meet you.
This is a seriously awesome nativity scene. We’ve never seen a geekier crèche.
“Who needs religious icons when you can have Angel Batman, Shepards Bill and Ted, Three Wise Vaders, Ryker and Deanna Joseph and Mary and uh, T-Rex. I think he’s subbing in for a barn animal.
Peace on Earth, and goodwill toward fictional men.”
“A starship captain’s most solemn oath is that he will give his life, even his entire crew, rather than violate the Prime Directive.”
And some will sit proudly atop Christmas trees to boot.
Redditor Wizard_Glick created this awesome Star Trek Christmas tree topper featuring Captain Kirk posing thoughtfully in his captain’s chair.
We agree with Amy Ratcliffe of Nerd Approved when she says, ”After lightsabers, the items I found to be the coolest in the sci-fi genre were Tricorders. The Star Trek gadgets were practical, solved a heck of a lot of problems, and they looked cool. While there have been many replicas, someone has finally built a working version. It’s not a precise duplicate of what you see in the series, but the spirit is the same. This functional, Star Trek-style Tricorder was designed by Peter Jansen.”
And we think it’s awesome!
The most basic description is that the Tricorder is a self-contained portable sensor. It has GPS, and it can measure ambient temperature, humidity, air pressure, magnetic fields, surface temperatures, colors, ambient light level, ambient polarization, acceleration, direction and distance (ultrasonically).
The second photo show the Mark 2 version (a work in progress—runs on Linux). If you visit Nerd Approved you’ll find a video showing how it works.
The Tricorder is an open source project, so you can learn how to build your own at The Tricorder Project. However, Jansen claims that a version could be mass-produced somewhere down the line.
[via Nerd Approved]