Sunday, September 25, 2016

JIMSMASH TURNS 11


11 years of doing this...
Ridiculous.

Also, since I've turned the Decade Corner, I'm abandoning the tradition of positing a Wookiee Playing Baseball - It's becoming too difficult to find those pics. However, I'll continue with the Wookie-themed imagery.

Anyway, 11 years...
please do not allow me to reach 20.

Friday, September 23, 2016

WHOA! VOYAGER GOLDEN RECORD REISSUE!


The Voyager Golden Record was a gift from humanity to the cosmos. And it is also a gift to humanity.

In 1977, NASA launched two spacecraft, Voyager I and II, on a grand tour of the solar system and beyond, into the mysteries of interstellar space. Mounted to each of these spacecraft is a stunning golden phonograph record, an interstellar message to introduce our civilization to extraterrestrials who might encounter the probes, perhaps billions of years from now. 


The Voyager Golden Record contains the story of Earth expressed in sounds, images, and science: Earth's greatest music from myriad cultures and eras, from Bach and Beethoven to Blind Willie Johnson and Chuck Berry, Senegalese percussion to Solomon Island panpipes. Dozens of natural sounds of our planet -- birds, a train, a baby's cry -- are collaged into a lovely sound poem. There are spoken greetings in 55 human languages, and one whale language, and more than one hundred images encoded in analog that depict who, and what, we are.  


Etched on the record’s gold-plated aluminum jacket is a diagram explaining where it came from, and how to play it. 

Astronomer and science educator Carl Sagan chaired the visionary committee that created the original Voyager Golden Record forty years ago. Astronomer and SETI pioneer Frank Drake was the technical director, writer Ann Druyan was creative director, science writer Timothy Ferris produced the record, artist Jon Lomberg designed it, and artist Linda Salzman Sagan organized the greetings. 
Voyager I entered interstellar space in 2013. It’s almost 13 billion miles away from Earth, and in about 40,000 years it will be within 1.6 light years of a star in the constellation of Camelopardalis. Voyager II is right on its tail. We may never know whether an extraterrestrial civilization ever listens to the Golden Record. 

But now for the first time in history, to celebrate Voyager's 40th anniversary next year, you'll be able to experience it for yourself the way it was meant to be played.




X-23 VS FIN FANG FOOM

Uh, ok so the setup is Fin Fang Foom has swallowed  Old Man Logan, so  X-23 (now the All-New Wolverine) dives in to rescue......

JENNY FRISON'S VARIANT TO 'WONDER WOMAN' #7


Textless:

3 PICTURES THAT DESCRIBE ME

(OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD):


* I bet you thought I'd post a Hulk pic, right?


BETWEEN TWO FERNS: HILLARY CLINTON

2 NEW HE-MAN BOOKS WE MAY ALL NEED

FUNKO MADE AN ARSEFACE POP


BEAR


'POWER RANGERS' MOVIE POSTERS


I was never into 'Power Rangers'... they were "after my time" and I thought they were incredibly lame with low production value. However, I was a Voltron fan, which is very similar. These teaser character posters are nice and if the trailer looks good enough, I'll go see it.

Also, I've been developing an odd fetish for the Pink Ranger of late.
 Weird.

DOLPH LUNDGREN: DEMON HUNTER --(RED BAND TRAILER)

FETISH FRIDAY: JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS


I've had a.... thing... for Josie and the Pussycats since I was 3 years old. Well Archie Comics is launching a new series next week (9/28/16). Check out some of the covers!


* also, the New Archie series by Mark Waid is fantastic!


YOUR POTENTIAL


* via Nova Grace


JJ TREK VS THE BORG


I know some fans are erect with excitement over this, but I am not one of them. I say keep the Borg with Picard and TNG era folk. It's more special that way, IMO.


AT-AT CHORD ORGANIZER


Thursday, September 22, 2016

"SAVE THE DAY" BY JOSS WHEDON

EARLY AQUAMAN FIGURE


this post is from retroist:

I am not sure if this Rubb’r-Niks Figure is the first figural Aquaman toy, but it must be one the earlier ones. The Justice League Rubb’r-Niks were released by the Canadian company Multiple Toymakers back in 1967. Aquaman came as part of a 4 pack that included Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman. As you can see, realism was not really at the top of their list when trying to represent Aquaman. I actually find his white face a bit scary, but it is its odd coloration and simplicity that makes this figure (and the other Rubb’r-Niks) so charming.

If you ever get to see the whole Rubb’r-Nik set, you will notice that the Batman and Superman also have the painted face, but Wonder Woman does not. She does not stand out as much, but the representation looks a lot more natural. I wonder why they made that choice?

I BOUGHT 4 NEW COMICS THIS WEEK...

HALLMARK'S STAR TREK 50TH ANNIV ORNAMENT


A Star Trek tabletop decoration will be among the more than 130 all-new Keepsake Ornaments set to make their first appearance exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown stores and online at Hallmark during Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Debut. The eagerly anticipated annual event will be held Oct 1-9.

Created by Orville Wilson, the new Star Trek 50th Anniversary To Boldly Go Tabletop Decoration With Light and Sound depicts Kirk sitting in his captain's chair on the bridge, flanked on either side by Spock and Dr. McCoy. The ornament, which also features the Star Trek 50th Anniversary logo, measures 7.4" W by 5.7" H by 4.6" D. Press a button to see the Kirk-Spock-McCoy scene illuminate and to hear dialogue from Star Trek: The Original Series.


The Star Trek 50th Anniversary To Boldly Go Tabletop Decoration With Light and Sound will be priced at... $75.00!!!!!

REACTION: DARK CRYSTAL FIGURES -(UPDATED)


1) I'm going to need to buy 3 sets of the carded figures; 1 for my daughter, 1 for me (to open) and 1 for me (to keep in package)

2) They better make every single Skeksis, otherwise what's the fucking point?

3) They better make a Garthim.

4) How come Kira doesn't have wings? It doesn't look like they're tucked in behind her cloak...

5) I already bought the Landstrider a couple months back (TRU exclusive)

6) I've been waiting for these figures for 34 years.

7) 'The Dark Crystal' is one of my favorite movies, and is on my Personal Top 10 list.


Update: They're making a Garthim and Winged Kira 2-pack!!