Never in all these years have I seen these works. Jean Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element is a favorite, for its story, design, and production values. It’s one of those films where much had to be physically realized from the fertile imaginations of its creators. And they succeeded, adding depth, texture, and character to […]Read more "Beautifully Crafted | THE FIFTH ELEMENT Concept Art by Jean-Claude Mezieres « Film Sketchr"
A very entertaining look at our favorite science fiction interface panels. The ultimate guide to analog control panels in sci-fi movies — Hopes&Fears — flow “Film”.Read more "The ultimate guide to analog control panels in sci-fi movies — Hopes&Fears.com"
Okay, sci-if fans, today’s post is gonna be a bit of a time-hop… 465 days ago: I shared my discovery of the good works going on over at The Internet Archive. Namely, scanning the entire Starlog Magazine back issue catalog online! Yesterday: the Computist dropped by my post and left a comment. Apparently, they’ve […]Read more "Starlog’s online legacy is complete!"
I’ve posted before about Perfect Organism, that up-and-coming podcast that spends 60 minutes per show digging into the ever-growing fan universe of Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic sf film, ALIEN. So, here is more on that…Read more "When ALIEN fans interview ALIEN fans…a fantastic result!"
Here’s a different (and very interesting) take on an old favorite: Check out Rafe Dominguez’s Eagles at ArtStation – Eagle redesign, RAFE Dominguez.Read more "ArtStation – Eagle redesign, RAFE Dominguez"
Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with my ongoing fascination with the interesting photography of Dominik Śmiałowski, a long-distance friend of mine who resides in Warsaw, Poland. I first blogged about his work when I came across “The Pilot’s Melancholy,” an evocative work whose visuals so closely (and so coincidentally) mirrored those in my […]Read more "The Pilot’s Melancholy returns to Reykjavík…"
Sending this message out in thanks to all those who follow this blog. Thanks for taking the time.Read more "Hello, Blog-friends!"
Originally posted on The Nostromo Files:
Greetings from South Louisiana, friends. Couldn’t help but think of the chorus of this song by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart (“Magic Man”, from the 1976 album Dreamboat Annie) after listening to an interview with a fellow fan of the ALIEN film, Dayton Allen. What’s that got to…
I first encountered Asimov’s sprawling romp through the Galaxy (also know as his Foundation stories) back in the late 1980s, when my imagination pined for something as engrossing and stimulating as Frank Herbert’s Dune novels. Asimov fit the bill, and amongst his intergalactic starships, compelling characters, and Byzantine (and Machiavellian) plotlines, I found wonders fabulous to […]Read more "Asimov’s Foundation to become an HBO series | Dario Pecarov"
Sometimes it takes a while for the perspective to deepen and the context to become much clearer. I’m not sure, but that might just be another way of saying I don’t mind getting older…Read more "Blade Runner: anatomy of a classic | BFI"