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Star Wars versus Aliens   Leave a comment


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Guillem H. Pongiluppi is a thirty-something Spanish artist with a whole bunch of colorful talents to his palette. He’s a painter, illustrator, a matte and concept artist who’s worked on best-selling games, films and TV shows—from David Jones’ Warcraft to international productions for National Geographic and the BBC. He’s a cool guy.

He is also a fan of the movies Star Wars and Aliens. And what better way to share your love of something great than to create a series of fantastic fan art paintings that mash these two movies up into a series called Star Wars vs. Aliens.

 

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Posted December 22, 2016 by markosun in Science Fiction

Winnipeg Invasion   Leave a comment


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Posted December 14, 2016 by markosun in Science Fiction

Blade Runner Images are here in 2016   1 comment


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Blade Runner is a 1982 American tech noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, is a modified film adaptation of the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

2019 is the year where the events of Blade Runner take place. The specific month, November, is given after the opening titles and crawl of the movie have played. The city of Los Angeles of 2019 is depicted as an technologically advanced society.

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The Giant Screens on the sides of buildings are some of the most surreal images in the movie.

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Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a total population of 21,150,000 as of 2013. The city proper is the 3rd most populous in the world.

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Posted November 28, 2016 by markosun in Cities, Science Fiction

Teal’c from Stargate SG-1 has sold out to the corporate world   Leave a comment


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Teal’c is a Jaffa from the planet Chulak. In the decades before the events of Stargate SG-1, the Goa’uld System Lord Cronus executed Teal’c’s father (Cronus’ First Prime, the most senior Jaffa rank) for retreating during a battle that could not be won. In the hopes of avenging his father’s death one day, Teal’c joined the armies of the rival System Lord Apophis. Under the direction of Apophis’ then-First Prime, Bra’tac, Teal’c learned the ways of a warrior and rose in the ranks to become Apophis’s new First Prime. His interaction with Bra’tac and his own personal experiences eventually led Teal’c to doubt the divinity of the Goa’uld.

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Posted September 8, 2016 by markosun in Money, Science Fiction

The Best Star Trek Models, Props and Toys Money can Buy   Leave a comment


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As the 50th anniversary of television’s greatest-ever show approaches (September 8, c’mon!) scratch that collector itch and buy yourself some branded and licensed plastic lifestyle accoutrements.

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1:350 Scale Enterprise Model

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If you’re a modeler, this is the replica kit to get. The completed USS Starship Enterprise is over 32 inches long, but more impressive than the size is the incredible detail. There’s even an optional lighting kit that will set the portholes aglow. Also makes a great holiday dinner centerpiece. $140

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DST Communicator & Phaser

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If you are wandering in the outskirts of space, you are going to need these bad boys. Talk with fellow shipmates via the Communicator and stun your enemies with the Phaser. Diamond Select Toys is known for its excellent replicas, and this $75 two-pack is essential TOS hardware.

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A 1:1 replica of the most choice Klingon battle weapon, crafted of aluminum and finished with real leather. Phasers? Earthling nonsense. Hand-to-hand blade combat to the death is what really makes a warrior. $500

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Tribble

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These tiny, hairy creatures are totally adorable. Buy 50 of them, throw them on your bed, jump into their furriness, then curse their existence. Fun! $10 each.

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Custom Uniform Shirt

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Meet eBay user Murraymousie. Send in your measurements, and 10 days later you’ll be sent a custom-sewn velour replica uniform shirt or dress, complete with rank and insignia. Pick gold for Kirk, a red shirt for Scotty, or a red dress for Uhura. $100 and up.

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DST Retro Cloth Figures

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The vintage 8-inch action figures from Mego are highly collectible, and Kirk and Spock go for about $50 each on eBay. But the plastic on these 40-year-old toys is disintegrating, so get yourself some modern-day redos from Diamond Select Toys. Pick from any number of characters. $160 for two.

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The Klingon Dictionary

Author/lexicographer Marc Okrand, the creator of Klingon language for the Star Trek TV series, being bodily carried by two men made-up & wearing costumes as Klingons while reading his book THE KLINGON DICTIONARY at the Air & Space Museum. (Photo by Robert Sherbow/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Author/lexicographer Marc Okrand, the creator of Klingon language for the Star Trek TV series, being bodily carried by two men made-up & wearing costumes as Klingons while reading his book THE KLINGON DICTIONARY at the Air & Space Museum. (Photo by Robert Sherbow/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

If you’re going to demand that an enemy “Surrender or die,” then you’d better get your pronunciation right. $11.33

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TR-590 MK 9 Science Tricorder

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This $500 replica prop is not only stunningly accurate, but it also lights up and makes the appropriate sound effects. No more walking around with your iPhone going “bloop beep weee-ooh” when it’s time to play doctor.

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Gorn Action Figure

LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 19: A Gorn in the STAR TREK episode, "Arena". Original air date January 19, 1967, season 1, episode 19. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

 

All of the ReAction figures are pretty cool, but we’ve got a soft spot for Gorn. $19

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Hot Wheels Klingon Bird of Prey

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Never mind the little cars. Hot Wheels makes some pretty decent Trek stuff, and this Klingon BOP ($39) is a good example. The wings fold just like the real thing, but the cloaking device will cost you a whole lot extra.

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Playmates Klingon Disruptor

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You’ll have to go to eBay for this vintage toy from the 1990s, but the cool sounds it makes are worth the hassle of all the hunting, bidding and sniping.

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Enterprise Bridge Playset

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The ultimatest ultimate. This replica of the original Mego set from the ’70s works with any figure built to the scale of the originals, as most of the current “retro” toys are. $60

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Tri-D Chess Set

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This recreation of the original Franklin Mint Tri-D chess set from the 1990s will set you back $275. But that’s real silver and gold on there. And whoo boy is this thing extra nerdy or what? How do you play it? Who cares!?

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Posted September 4, 2016 by markosun in Science Fiction

Inter-Galactic Prisons   Leave a comment


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Posted September 2, 2016 by markosun in Science Fiction

Edmonton Eskimos head coach Jason Maas is an Engineer   Leave a comment


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Jason Maas (born November 19, 1975) is a former Canadian football quarterback and current head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He is best known for his career in the CFL, which was largely spent with the Edmonton Eskimos. He has also spent time with the Montreal Alouettes and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

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An Engineer from the movie Prometheus:

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The bloody cheating Eskimos have went to deep space to find their head coach. Bastards!

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Posted July 29, 2016 by markosun in Science Fiction, Space Aliens, Sports