Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Painting: Attack on Hoth

Acrylic on a 2 foot by 4 foot canvas depicting the view from a Snowspeeder.

Woodwork: Wooden Enterprise

Prints available for purchase from Etsy. US$3,000

This beautiful wooden replica of the Enterprise (NCC-1701) measures 36″ long by 16″ wide by 8″ tall. It was made from hard maple, black walnut, padauk, osage orange, ebony, and yelloheart. Every detail you see, from the ship’s iconic NCC-1701 badging to the colors of the warp nacelles and deflector shield were created using different types of wood.

Tattoo: Doctor Pika-Strange

Doctor Pika-Strange by Chris Morris of Frontier Tattoo Parlour in Cardiff, Wales

And now I'll never be happy until I see a Bulbosaur Hulk.

Link Round-Up: February 27, 2017

"Geeks and Freaks" Stranger Things Fan Art by Netherlands-based Ruby Faber
Prints available for purchase from Society6. US$20
T-Shirts available for purchase from RedBubble. US$29.50

DeviantArt Community Worries that New Corporate Overlords Will Ruin Everything: "Yesterday, the social network for artists was acquired, for an impressive $36 million, by Wix, a DIY website design and hosting company based in Tel Aviv."  Wix.com - primarily a WYSIWYG Web hosting company - buy DeviantArt Established in 2001, the art community / noticeboard DeviantArt (aka DA) has long been the place to see some of the best hobbyist, and professional fandom and original digital art.

Hamilton in Sunnydale: Buffy the Vampire Slayer screencaps with Hamilton lyrics.

How to Draw an Exoplanet: "Fifteen years ago, Tim Pyle was animating spaceships for Invader Zim on Nickelodeon. These days, he illustrates exoplanets orbiting stars in the Milky Way."

The scenario of the '71 movie The Andromeda Strain is marvelously illustrated. It uses sketches, diagrams, animations and multi-screen effects so as to better convey the complexity of the vision of Crichton’s novel. The article gives backgroud to the scenario and includes a full copy. 

Use Epoxy to Build an Ocean Table

yt-er kaptainkrisitan on Adapting the Unadaptable Watchmen.

The zippityboombot prints in one piece (if your printer is fine tuned), but then has full articulation. Its pretty cute, and free on Thingiverse too.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Sci-Fi Round-Up: February 27, 2017


Eating Authors: Darin Kennedy
Q & A With D. Nolan Clark, author of Space Opera novel Forsaken Skies


Astronomers Have Discovered A Tatooine-Like Star system
Astronomers May Have Just Discovered Luke Skywalker's Home World
"Black Mirror" Just Signed On The Perfect Director And Actor For Season 4
Dune Movie Remake Finds A Director
In China, This Is Science Fiction'S Golden Age
Incorporated Canceled By Syfy After One Season
Iron Fist Photos: Explore Netflix's Latest Marvel Series
Netflix Ceo: Our Future Audience May Be Ai Lifeforms
New Novel Looks At Time Travel And Responsibility
Roborace Unveils Robocar, The World's First Ai-Powered, Self-Driving ...
Roborace Unwraps Its Driverless Electric Car
Sci-Fi Hall Of Fame Grand Opening At Mopop This Week
SpaceX have announced the first space tourism mission to the Moon, launching next year. The two private citizens will be flying in the new Dragon 2 spacecraft and launched by the Falcon Heavy, which will undergo testing this summer. With the launch of a Falcon Heavy priced at $90 million, the mission as a whole will likely cost in the hundreds of millions of dollars. 
Star Trek: Discovery Release Date Scheduled For Early Fall 2017
Suicide Squad Wins An Oscar, Along With Arrival And A Few Others
Syfy's "Incorporated" Canceled After One Season
Untitled Han Solo Star Wars story High-Res Cast Image
Ursula K. Le Guin, Ann Patchett Voted Into Arts Academy
Vera Farmiga Joins The Godzilla Sequel
Worlds Beyond: Nebula Showcase Anthology Offers Sci-Fi Highbrow

Friday, February 24, 2017

Sci-Fi Round-Up: February 24, 2017

Star Wars: Rogue One Poster by Travis Ruiz
Prints available for purchase from the artist's website. US$30


Awesome New Interview With Sci-Fi Author Jay Posey
Interview With The Stars Are Legion Author Kameron Hurley
Emotional JJ Abrams Talks Screening Star Wars for Ill Fan
The Expanse's Executive Producer Tells Us Everything


2016 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot
2017 Rhysling Award Candidates
Aias Announces 20Th D.I.C.E. Awards
Alita: Battle Angel Secretly Added Michelle Rodriguez To Its Cast
American Gods Gets A Premiere Date On Starz 
Captain Fantastic Director Jumps To Big-Budget Sci-Fi Tomorrow And Tomorrow
Damon Wayans Jr. Joins Fx Sci-Fi Comedy Singularity
Deadpool 2 Enlists Former Daredevil Showrunner To Help Finish Script
Denis Villeneuve Is Hollywood's New (Canadian) King Of Sci-Fi
Eve Online Players Are Set To Help Astronomers Find New Planets
Game of ThronesIwan Rheon will be starring in the Marvel Inhumans series 
Joe Carnahan Will Be Intimately Involved With "X-Force"
Samuels Accuses Wicb Of Playing Hardball On Eligibility Rule
Sense8 Season 2 Images: More Drama, More Action
Shooting Gets Underway For Han Solo 'star Wars" Film
Stranger Things Season 2 Plot News
The 'Star Wars' Original Cuts May Finally Get Re-Released For The 40Th Anniversary
Tomorrow And Tomorrow: Captain Fantastic's Matt Ross To Direct

Link Round-Up: February 24, 2017

Prints available for purchase from Acme Archives Direct. US$350

This Guy Uses Shattered Tile Pieces to Recreate Vintage Comic Book Covers

Netflix announced earlier this month that they’re developing a live-action series based on Castlevania, the classic video game. Today they released a promotional poster that’s about as spooky as you’d expect from something like this.

Why Are Trending 3D Printable Models So Popular?

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