20160427

20160425

Cats



Moebius (1938-2012)
Cats

20160423

Star Fox Zero



Star Fox Zero
Wii U
Nintendo / Platinum Games
2016


This game is completely insane, and I officially love it.

20160422

Riven



Riven
1997
Cyan, Inc.

20160420

20160416

The Time Machine



The Time Machine
dir. Geoge Pal
1960


For my money, no film has ever captured the agony of the time traveler like George Pal's 1960 adaptation of HG Well's The Time Machine. Rod Taylor plays it perfectly.

20160413

Star Fox



Slippy Toad, Fox McCloud, and Falco Lombardi
Artist unkown - Star Fox / Nintendo pixel art


Sadly can't find a clue as to the identity of the pixel artist behind this. Not even sure where I found it.

20160408

20160405

20160404

Millennium Falcon Escaping Mos Eisley



Star Wars: Special Edition
Millennium Falcon escaping Mos Eisley
dir. George Lucas
1997


It's easy to forget that the special editions contained a few new shots and visual sequences that really were pretty great.

20160331

Fox and Falco having a beer



Fox and Falco having a beer
Star Fox / Nintendo fan art


I've searched exhaustively for clues as to who drew this, but all I've been able to find is that it apparently (possibly, maybe) originated at Japanese online art community Pixiv.

20160330

20160328

Wii Mini



Wii Mini
Nintendo
2013

20160320

Captain Kirk



Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
dir. Leonard Nimoy
1986


Captain Kirk, saving whales in the belly of a Klingon Bird of Prey, holding his breath for as long as only Kirk can. One of my favorite moments of William Shatner glory.

20160318

Solaris



Solaris
dir. Andrei Tarkovsky
1972

20160317

Star Trek



"By Any Other Name"
Star Trek TOS S02E22
1968

20160316

Other M



Metroid: Other M
Nintendo
Wii
2010


Some years ago I made it halfway through Metroid: Other M before getting sidetracked. Picked it up from scratch the other day, and I'm having just as much fun as I did the first time around. Absolutely adore this one—it's like a bad sci-fi TV show that takes itself completely seriously. Nintendo and Team Ninja came up with a brilliantly simple Wiimote-only control scheme that to this day remains one of the most intuitive I've ever experienced. The game is a sleeper gem that never got its due.

20160315

J'onn J'onzz



Mike Mignola
J'onn J'onzz, The Martian Manhunter

20160314

"Jonah the Prophet"



Gino D'Achille
"Jonah the Prophet"

20160313

Star Trek IV



Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
dir. Leonard Nimoy
1986

20160312

Suzuki 1986 NUDA Concept Bike



Suzuki NUDA Concept Bike
1986

20160311

Superman



Superman
Alex Ross

20160310

Desert Crater



Maurice Noble (1911-2001)
Desert Crater
Animation b/g

20160309

Gate of the Elvenking's Halls



J.R.R. Tolkien
Sketch of the Gate of the Elvenking's Halls
from The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (2012)
Wayne Hammond & Christina Scull

20160307

Purple Gamecube Edition Wii U



Purple Gamecube Edition Wii U
Artist unknown

This would be a failed console special edition version of a failed console, the kicker being that Nintendo would actually sell tons of them. And I'd be first in line. Such is Nintendo nostalgia. Sadly it's just a prank from a couple years back.

20160306

Growth Stages



+Kilian Eng
Growth Stages

20160305

Descent into the Maelstrom



Bernie Wrightson
"Descent into the Maelstrom"
Illustration of Edgar Allen Poe's 1841 short story
1976

"...I began to reflect how magnificent a thing it was to die in such a manner..."

20160304

The Sands of Mars



The Sands of Mars
NASA

http://mars.nasa.gov/mer10/multimedia/images/?ImageID=5850

20160303

20160302

Solaris



Solaris
dir. Andrei Tarkovsky
1972

20160229

20160227

20160224

Rainbow



20120903 from the hallway window outside the 22nd floor apartment I was living in just north of Seoul. Pretty sure it was actually a double rainbow.

NR

20160223

Divers



Kilian Eng
Divers

20160222

Bespin



Ralph McQuarrie (1929-2012)
Bespin

20160221

Poster



Kazumasa Nagai
Poster design