Tag Archive: sci-fi


George Lucas made a little movie back in 1976. You may have heard of it. Star Wars was unwatchable to the few filmmakers who got to see it. But it was an important project for Lucas, one he’d already poured his best efforts into. So they went back and re-edited the entire thing. When I say “they,” I mean the production team, but the magic that took place in the re-edit was due to the talents of Marcia Lucas, George’s wife at the time.

David Welsh of RocketJump Film School goes through how the rough cut was changed into what we now know as Star Wars: A New Hope. You’ll see a lot of the rough footage that was either deleted or changed -and even more important, why it was changed. You can see why Marcia Lucas won an Oscar for editing the movie (along with Paul Hirsch and Richard Chew).

A Klingon and an Android walk into a bar……

Pic of the Day – 12/23/18

I’m just gonna drop this right here and run away…

“The Fisherman”

This award-winning sci-fi short film by director by Alejandro Suarez Lozano is JAWS meets ALIEN in the waters off Hong Kong. Mr. Wong is a third generation fisherman in Hong Kong, struggling to keep this tradition alive. One night, he decides to leave the crowded waters of the harbor and fish in calmer waters. His luck changes when he catches something that does not belong to this world!

He tried to get his 6-year-old girl into Star Wars, but it didn’t stick. On a related note, he knows WAAAAY more about My Little Pony than any adult man should know.

In his first ever online course, legendary insult comic Jabba the Hutt brings his years of comic industry experience to you! Ninety Imperial credits will get you lifetime access.

The Three Laws of Robotics

From the excellent webcomic xkcd.com:

“In the last scenario, self-driving cars will happily drive you around, but if you tell them to drive to a car dealership, they just lock the doors and politely ask how long it takes for humans to starve to death.”

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From webcomic xkcd.com.

In the last version, self-driving cars will happily drive you around, but if you ask them to take you to a car dealership, they’ll lock the doors and politely ask how long humans take to starve to death.

 

“Wanderers” is a short film by Swedish animator Erik Wernquist that features some stunning sci-fi recreations of different locations throughout the Solar System built from actual photos and map data. A detailed breakdown of the various shots can be found at Wernquist’s imgur page.

Again, I highly recommend watching this in full screen with the sound on.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/108650530″>Wanderers – a short film by Erik Wernquist</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user13714879″>Erik Wernquist</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

The Force Is Strong In This One

Star Wars Lift Prank: Having fun with the lovely students at King’s College London (KCL) with the Force.

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