The cast of Aliens then and now
Vasquez? And shit, has Bill Paxton aged a day?
I wrote a blog post about discovering these amazing renderings of a LightWave 3D model starship I made in 2007.
Best cosplay Eva!!
"Treat her like a lady, and she’ll always bring you home." ;)
Chesley Bonestell (1888–1986)
Gosh. I remember thinking that these were the absolute height of realism.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Deanna Troi’s cleavage
Troi’s fine bustline was on display for six years, but then a remarkable change happened. In the Star Trek episode “Chain of Command” Captain Jellico (Ronny Cox) temporarily takes command of the Enterprise, He demands that Counselor Troi change into a Starfleet uniform instead of her grey unitard because he’s used to “a certain formality on the bridge.” This is how we know Jellico is evil. He removes Troi’s cleavage!!
Cox said, “I think there were a lot of things that [Jellico] did that were really important for that show. Having Troi put on a d*** uniform? Give me a break! This is an officer on a ship and she’s running around with her boobs hanging out?” Yes, after all those years, only Jellico had a problem with Troi’s lovely cleavage.
Behind the scenes, producer Ronald D. Moore wanted to experiment with changing Troi’s costume and Sirtis was ecstatic about it. She said, “So I put [the Starfleet uniform] on, and by then I was skinny, and the director and all the producers were like ‘she looks good in that, why wasn’t she been wearing that for the last six years?’
Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi on set of Doctor Who -
I really hope this is Capaldi messing around with a forced perspective prop, and not some daft shrinking TARDIS episode! (Though I fear it’s going to be the latter.)
Anonymous said: Do you ship Spock/Kirk, Kirk/McCoy, or Spock/McCoy because I honestly don't and it gets on my nerves when people do. I'm not trying to be rude to the people who do, and it's not because I don't like gays, it's just that I stick to the facts when it comes to Star Trek and the fact is they are a circle of really close friends with a strong friendship. Friends care and look out for each other and that's just what they do. So I want to know, do you agree with this statement and do you ship them?
I don’t. I think it’s a bit silly, frankly, but you know what? I gave up on trying to tell people how to enjoy a thing and discovered that I was a lot happier as a result. The way that I view the show — three space-bros having adventures and being great friends — is filtered through my experiences and my preferences. The same goes for people who write slash or fan fiction. Those people, by the way, were a big part of why Star Trek survived and thrived after cancellation.
Seriously, if a twenty-something woman wants to write fiction about JTK and Spock rubbing dongs, why should that impact how I enjoy Star Trek in any way, shape, form or fashion?
(And for someone who’s not trying to be rude, you’re doing a spectacular job of it. You should look into a career in rudeness. Maybe teach it at DeVry.)
Fred Steiner conducted these takes on Alexander Courage’s closing theme for Star Trek that featured an emphasis on the cello. No matter how many times I hear the studio noise and the producer’s count, this hits me.
(Plus! Those insane drums near the end of the second take!)
Manatee Avengers by Joel Micah Harris
Ahhhh, this is so cuuuuute!
Avengers 2 concept art.
Peter Capaldi filming in Aberavon, Port Talbot (x)
He looks like a miniature in that second shot.
Non-Whovian friend: I just watched a really cool episode of Doctor Who the other day!
Very Whovian me: Which one?
friend: The world was ending.
me: could you
me: could you be more specific
some of Paul Pope & Jose Villarubia’s Batman: Year 100 artwork. This http://www.geekdraw.com link is awesome.
for what, I have no fucking clue.
but saying “parallels” automatically makes any post sound 30% smarter
I have been racking my brain on this for awhile and I think i might have a theory.
In many ways Pacific Rim is about people. The decisions they make and how they interact with each other. I think that’s why it has the fan following it does. We all empathize with the characters, they feel like real people. Its something missing from most big budget action flicks. They are people that have been hurt by war and some of them express it in ways we understand while others don’t.
It takes two people to drift. A pair, just like a pair of shoes. Without one shoe you are hobbled, impaired. You need two shoes working together to be a complete person and you need two pilots working together to have a complete Jaeger. When Mako loses her family (and her shoe) as a little girl she becomes half a person. she leads a full life but its tainted by her obsession with revenge. She’s one shoe. The other shoe is Raleigh hes lost his other half and he’s broken, disgraced and gone into hiding. Hes also obsessed but by despair instead of revenge. When Pentecost gives Mako her shoe back she finally has permission to find her other half. She does and with his help they both find peace as a pair of Jaeger pilots.
So really the shoe is two things. Obsession and Partnership.
With Hannibal’s shoe you start out with the idea of obsession. Which is something Newt struggles with. He and Hannibal both have that in common but Hannibal’s obsession has corrupted him while Newt’s is scattered and hes ultimately trying to be a force for good. Under the right circumstances I could see Newt easily go that Hannibal direction. Which is kinda what I took away when he lifts up that shoe (after Hannibal is consumed by his own obsession in the form of the baby kaiju) and looks at it. Luckily there’s partnership. That’s where Hermann comes in. (interestingly enough in the cut scene where Hermann is holding Newt after his solo drift he is losing his shoe which shows that same idea of shoes/partnership.) Hermann’s big old floppy dirty oxfords are the opposite of the jingly shiny Hannibal shoe. He prevents Newt from going down that road by being his other half. Just like Raleigh is to Mako.
Again, the same two ideas. Obsession and Partnership.
So they are all literally Solemates. (haha)
I don’t usually post photos on Cooler Than, but…
Pacific Rim cosplay by ชมรมเชียร์[C4 TEAM]