Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sci-Fi Round-Up: June 23, 2017

"Blade Runner" by Casey Callender


Emmy Winner Shohreh Aghdashloo on The Expanse and Stereotypes of Middle Eastern Actors
Han Solo Director Ron Howard Reveals His Initial Thoughts After ...
Mae Jemison, first woman of color in space, talks STEM gaps and science fiction
“Snow Crash” author Neal Stephenson talks to the Hive about the differences between augmented and virtual reality, how to create a convincing Metaverse, and why social media is driving us insane.
Transformers: The Last Knight's Laura Haddock Tells Us How Having...
Westworld Creators & Evan Rachel Wood On Fan Theories, Secrets, And Season 2
Westworld Showrunners Talk Season 2 Plans

Link Round-Up: June 23, 2017

"Wonder Woman" by Ruiz Burgos

10,000 Hours of 3D Printing Bring Larger-Than-Life Cast Bronze Sculpture to Georgia Tech

Analysis suggests that the way you draw a simple circle is linked to geography and cultural upbringing, deep-rooted in hundreds of years of written language, and significant in developmental psychology and trends in education today. Fascinating article!

The British library has a cookbook from the 14th century that includes (with illustrations) a recipe for roast unicorn. I especially like that it begins with "Taketh one unicorne."

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lego Creations: DS9 Runabout

Not my favorite Star Trek vessel by a longshot, but look at the detail on this Lego model.

Lego Creations: Metal Gear Solid REX

Metal Gear Solid REX V.2 by Ragnarock01

Okay, I'm not the world's biggest Metal Gear Solid fan, but this model is damn impressive.

Lego Creations: Venator Mark III Star Destroyer

Via: MOCpages

Even if I had the money for the pieces, I'd never have the talent to design a Lego model like this.  It's all I can do to assemble the more complex sets from the directions provided without swearing up a blue streak.  I do love to gaze upon the eyecandy of others' creations, though, and this is a beauty.  Follow the link for more in-depth descriptions. 
"This is a theoretical version I created of the Venator Mark III Star Destroyer. There is a Mark II class on Wikipedia already, so I made this the Mark III version developed just before the Imperial Class Star Destroyer.

For those die hard Star Wars fans, this does not comply with the official lexicon. I was more interested in creating a hypothetic version of the Star Destroyer, which was created from my Star Destroyer and AT AT Walker sets. This version is 44 inches long, 28 inches wide and 17 inches tall. If the original Imperial Star Destroyer set was used as a comparative scale, the Venator Mark III Star Destroyer would be 1900 meters long, 1210 meters wide and 735 meters tall (with the landing gear extended). This makes it significantly larger than the standard Imperial Class Star Destroyer, and quite a bit bigger than the 1,137 meter long Venator Class Star Destroyer. I guess this would qualify as a super carrier."

Posters: The Dark Crystal

"When Single Shines The Triple Sun" by Dave Perillo
Prints available for purchase from Bottleneck Gallery. US$40

Posters: Back To The Future

"Back To The Future" by Ryan Brinkerhoff
Prints available for purchase from The Movie Gang. US$20

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