dreaming of a life after cubicles

Star Wars space battle re-enacted with hands
January 23, 2007, 3:34 pm
Filed under: geek, sci fi, streaming media

Cory Doctorow: This fan-made re-enactment of the final space battle from the original Star Wars movie uses nothing but elaborately posed naked hands (the actors are wearing all black and are nearly invisible) that swoop, dive, shoot and dodge. It’s surprisingly effective — and incredibly creative. Link (via Neatorama)

Battlestar Galacticsimpsons
December 13, 2006, 7:45 am
Filed under: cartoon, geek, sci fi

Xeni Jardin: The ancient gods have heard my prayers! Behold, the entire crew of Battlestar Galactica, reimagined as Simpsons characters by Dylan Meconis.

Link to entire set. (thanks, Sean Bonner!!!)

Junk robot sculptures
December 13, 2006, 7:40 am
Filed under: art, geek, sci fi

Cory Doctorow:  There are lots of amazing, beautiful robot sculptures made out of junk parts out there, but the robots at Bennett Robot Works in Brooklyn are really spesh. Link (via Watchismo)

Oh great… like I need another MMORPG
December 8, 2006, 10:12 am
Filed under: gaming, sci fi, television

Firefly MMORPG Announced

bishiraver writes “Multiverse has announced that they have gained rights to a Firefly Massively Multiplayer Online Game. Multiverse is a company started by several former Netscape employees, and they have developed an engine/network that works for all of their games. They intend to break into the MMO industry by being an MMO publisher of sorts. By standardizing, they can provide a less expensive alternative to the tens of millions of dollars and several years it takes to currently develop an MMO. They have said they will hire out a studio to build the game for them. Corey Bridgets, Massive’s Executive Producer, says: ‘If you’re doing science fiction, you have to really think it out and create an incredibly rich environment that is compelling in its own right, and worth exploring and going back to week after week. That’s what Joss Whedon did with Firefly.'”

gingerbread tie fighter
December 4, 2006, 9:36 am
Filed under: geek, photography, sci fi

Best. Spaceships. Evar.
November 23, 2006, 9:50 am
Filed under: geek, sci fi

from Table of Malcontents Serenity_ship_sm Over at Filmcritic.com, Christopher Null has undertaken the grave and important task of ranking the top ten cinematic spaceships. It’s hard to argue with a list that includes the Millenium Falcon, Heart of Gold from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and the Nostromo from Alien. But including both the Klingon Bird of Prey AND the USS Enterprise? C’mon. And the Apollo 13? Plus, no mention of Serenity! Still, who doesn’t like to recall the glory of the Gunstar from The Last Starfighter?

Top 10 Spaceships [Filmcritic.com] (Thanks, Jennifer!)