Friday, April 30, 2010
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and VINTAGE DIECAST STAR DESTROYER
(complete with Bloackade Runner inside!)
At first I thought it was the real -RARE- deal,
but upon closer inspection realized it was a custom job.
Still bought it, tho.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Ridley Scott has confirmed that his new Alien film will involve Space Jockey extraterrestrials.
The director, who also revealed that he has a fourth draft script for the prequel, told MTV that the action takes place decades before Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley boards the Nostromo spacecraft.
He said: "It's set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney. It's fundamentally about going out to find out, 'Who the hell was that Space Jockey?'. The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle - there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer's chair.
"Our man [Tom Skerritt's Captain Dallas] climbs up and says, 'There's been an explosion in his chest from the inside out - what was that?'. I'm explaining who the Space Jockeys were."
Scott added that the colonial corporation Weyland-Yutani has yet to be formed and the sci-fi movie will deal with "terraforming - taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life".
When asked if Weaver will be involved in any capacity, Scott replied: "It will be before she was born! But the main character will be a woman." (source)
And from an MTV interview:
MTV: So will you be creating new aliens for your prequel?
Scott: What you have to do is — were there four or five "Alien" films? I can't remember how many followed.
MTV: There were three after you, then the "Alien vs. Predator" nonsense.
Scott: Yeah, the thing about "Alien vs. Predator" is, I know it's commerce, but what a pity. I think, therefore, I have to design — or redesign — earlier versions of what these elements are that led to the thing you finally see in "Alien," which is the thing that catapults out of the egg, the face-hugger.
Scott: I don't want to repeat it. The alien in a sense, as a shape, is worn out.
MTV: Will you consult the original alien designer, H.R. Giger, on these ideas?
Scott: Yeah, he's still around. Once I get more serious and get going, and the big wheels start turning, we'll certainly talk. And maybe we'll come up with something completely different. (source)
Interesting. If done right, could be very very cool. However I simply do not have faith that it will be done right. I've said before that I've long feared what Ridley would do based on previous interviews over the years. Ridley has said if was ever to do a prequel, he had started to move towards the idea that the Aliens as bio-weapons... not actual "natural" creatures. I've never liked this concept. It wasn't the concept during the making of ALIEN so why retcon it? I also do not like the idea of other humans coming in contact with the Space Jockeys & Aliens before the Nostromo crew (although I wouldn't mind seeing an entire movie that looks like the inside of that Derelict Ship in ALIEN; an entire movie of Giger!). And the Space Jockey's better not speak any earth-based language. And there better not be a GIANT Jockey-Alien running around... like in the Dark Horse comic "Aliens: Apocalypse: Destroying Angels". Remember, the concept of the Alien taking on physical attributes of its host was not introduced until ALIEN3, 14 years after ALIEN. I do not acknowledge anything from ALIEN3-and-beyond as official, damnit! And from above, it seems like Ridley wants to create NEW Alien designs and concepts. Ugh. See there's just too many ways for this film to continue damaging the already fucked up Saga.
*thanks Andrew & JasonG!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
To see more 75th Anniv Fox posters (and buy me that Alien one), click HERE.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
He-Man.org says of Wun-Dar:
One hundred years before Prince Adam was born, Wun-Dar, a warrior from deep in the savage underground city of Tundaria, rescued a young woman who turned out to be the Goddess of Eternia. Providing him with cosmic battle armor and a sophisticated ray gun that could tap into almost unlimited power, the Goddess tasked Wun-dar to protect both halves of the sword of He and keep them apart so as not to fall into the hands of evil. Like many warriors before him, Wun-dar became known as "The He-Man," battling in a savage way to keep evil from obtaining the key to the great power hidden inside the long-forgotten Castle Grayskull.Sweet. As a kid, and during those early days of He-Man (pre-cartoon), I envisioned He-Man more along the lines of a CONAN (thank you big brother for having Conan novels lying around the house!). I dig the IDEA of the "Savage He-Man" but wish he was more like this:
So, apparently this WUN-DAR figure is an homage to a super rare mail-away figure, dubbed through the ages "THE WONDER BREAD HE-MAN". :
Wonder Bread He-Man is almost a legend upon himself...
He-Man.us says of Wonder Bread He-Man,
No-one seems to know where this figure came from, but it's been called wonder bread He-Man because it was believed that he was a wonder bread mail away, but the only thing confirmed is wonder bread did give out He-Man trading cards.and STA:MOTU says,
["Wonder Bread"] He-Man was a mail-away from the Wonder Bread company in 1984 (roughly on date). The Wonderbread He-Man has some distinct differences that makes him almost #1 on collector's lists. "WB" He-Man as he is also known, has brown hair, brown trunks & black boots. The weapons is really anybody's guess since a WB He-Man in mailor hasn't been uncovered yet. We are 95% sure he came with the black vest (shown in picture) which also came with the weapons pack. But it is rumored he also has a black gun and a black club. If you have been told or seen that he comes with the red axe, this is unconfirmed as well. Lee's guide has been wrong about many things, and they probably picked the axe bit on rumor. The red axe is unconfirmed and not concrete. The only other possiblity is that he may have come with Blue weapons. Recently found has been a stright dark blue sword and a dark blue rifle.
More info at Toyriffic
Related topic... LOTHAR OF THE HILL PEOPLE!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Book 5: from Richard G.
Book 6: from Helen & Bree
Book 7: from Helen & Bree
Book 8: from Helen & Bree
Book 9: from Homie Bear
Book 10: from Homie Bear
Book 11: from Mikko
Book 12: from Mikko
Book 13: from nfpgasmask
Book 14: from Helen & Bree
Book 15: from Dogfish
Book 16: from King
Book 17: from Mandora
Book 18: from Crooky Mike
Book 19: from Crooky Mike
Book 20: from Crooky Mike
Book 21: from Crooky Mike
Book 22: from Homie Bear
Book 23: from Mandora
Book 24: from King
Book 25: from Mikko
Book 26: from Dogfish
Book 27: from Mandora
Book 28: from Mikko
Book 29: from CrookyMike
Book 30: from Melchy
Book 31: from CrookyMike
Book 32: from Mandora
Book 33: from Melchy
Book 34: from Andrew
Book 35: from Homie Bear
Book 36: from Andrew
Book 37: from Timewaster
Book 38: from Dr. Lazarus
Book 39: from Eleanor
The shelf is almost full... Timewaster has another book for me (sweet!) which will then mean I'll just need 1 more book to completely fill the shelf! Then it's onto Shelf #2!
TOTAL BOOKS ON SHELF TO DATE: 39
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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Anyway, I'm all set to return JimSmash to its usual awesomeness but unfortunately I've started a new job (ah the life of a freelancer) and it does not leave much room for me to JimSmash. Booo. So while I am technically back, posts will still be sporadic which totally sucks. But hang tight until early June(ish) and don't go anywhere! I'll try and post when I can!
Thanks to all the JimSmash Readers who make this all worthwhile. Group Hug!