20160529

20160527

Superman



Superman
Alex Ross
DC Comics

20160517

20160514

Grey



Grey
Yoshihisa Tagami
1985-1987

20160513

20160512

The Children of Húrin



Christopher Tolkien
Map detail from The Children of Húrin
J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien
2007

"A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it."

20160511

20160508

Rings of Saturn



Saturn's rings in false color
Voyager 2 (1977-)
NASA

"Possible variations in chemical composition from one part of Saturn's ring system to another are visible in this Voyager 2 picture as subtle color variations that can be recorded with special computer-processing techniques. This highly enhanced color view was assembled from clear, orange and ultraviolet frames obtained Aug. 17 from a distance of 8.9 million kilometers (5.5 million miles). In addition to the previously known blue color of the C-ring and the Cassini Division, the picture shows additional color differences between the inner B-ring and outer region (where the spokes form) and between these and the A-ring. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif."
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA01486

20160504

Dragons



J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973)
Dragons

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
Cyan, Inc.
1997

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.

20160328

Wii Mini



Wii Mini
Nintendo
2013

20160320

Captain Kirk, deep sea diver



Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Captain Kirk, deep sea diver
dir. Leonard Nimoy
Paramount Pictures
1986


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 Shatner glory.

20160318

Solaris



Solaris
dir. Andrei Tarkovsky
1972