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Operating as usual

Ah, shoot.
05/05/2021

Ah, shoot.

Ah, shoot.

May the 4th be with you (this morning... after coffee).
05/04/2021

May the 4th be with you (this morning... after coffee).

May the 4th be with you (this morning... after coffee).

I'm a filthy meme re-poster, not a...
05/04/2021

I'm a filthy meme re-poster, not a...

I'm a filthy meme re-poster, not a...

Taskforce set up to tackle Disney’s evil attempts to weasel out of paying its genre scifi, horror and fantasy authors (n...
04/29/2021

Taskforce set up to tackle Disney’s evil attempts to weasel out of paying its genre scifi, horror and fantasy authors (news). https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/taskforce-set-up-to-tackle-disneys-attempts-to-weasel-out-of-paying-its-genre-authors-news/

Taskforce set up to tackle Disney’s evil attempts to weasel out of paying its genre scifi, horror and fantasy authors (news). https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/taskforce-set-up-to-tackle-disneys-attempts-to-weasel-out-of-paying-its-genre-authors-news/

Shoulder, ARMS
04/29/2021
Funeral held for ‘Star Wars’ model maker

Shoulder, ARMS

The Vacaville resident created the designs for the costumes as well as several other props and ships in the “Star Wars” universe and a slew of other blockbuster movies from the ’8…

You are bored in Ikea, so ...
04/28/2021

You are bored in Ikea, so ...

You are bored in Ikea, so ...

Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bug hunt?
04/20/2021

Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bug hunt?

Rifle - M-41A Pulse Rifle (1986) XII.11846

The M-41A rifle is the standard-issue infantry weapon of the United States Colonial Marine Corps. It is a magazine-fed, air-cooled weapon chambering a caseless 10mm round and equipped with an over-and-under 30mm pump-action grenade launcher.

In reality of course, it's a prop from the film 'Aliens', personally designed by director James Cameron and realised by Simon Atherton of film armourers Bapty & Co. Like much of the technology in the film, the design evokes the look and functionality of mid-to-late 20th century equipment but adds a high tech spin.

This supported the film's intended Vietnam War subtext; over-confident, well-equipped American troops pitted against a foreign enemy with superior numbers.

Concealed beneath a custom aluminium shroud created by automotive engineer Maurice Gomme lies a Second World War M1 Thompson, chosen for its compact proportions and impressive muzzle-flash.

The built-in grenade launcher, showcased in Ripley's battle with the enormous Alien Queen, was created using parts of a Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun. In scenes where the 'grenade launcher' fired, a Remington 870 shotgun was cut-down and concealed within.

This is one of seven known firing examples, stripped after filming on 'Aliens' wrapped in 1985, but then rebuilt for 'Alien 3' in 1992, with a replacement polymer shroud, painted black.

Here’s your second outing of the rather good Netflix animated science fiction anthology, Love, Death + Robots ... with V...
04/19/2021

Here’s your second outing of the rather good Netflix animated science fiction anthology, Love, Death + Robots ... with Volume II! https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/love-death-robots-volume-two-netflix-animated-science-fiction-anthology-ii-trailer/

Here’s your second outing of the rather good Netflix animated science fiction anthology, Love, Death + Robots ... with Volume II! https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/love-death-robots-volume-two-netflix-animated-science-fiction-anthology-ii-trailer/

Oh my, what adventures you'll have!
04/16/2021

Oh my, what adventures you'll have!

Oh my, what adventures you'll have!

Fussy vulcan?
04/15/2021

Fussy vulcan?

Fussy vulcan?

Mobile Uploads
04/13/2021

Mobile Uploads

No not pocket sand!!

We're getting there?
04/13/2021

We're getting there?

We're getting there?

Andre is here to bring you his review of the MCU’s new TV series, 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier': season 1, episode...
04/11/2021

Andre is here to bring you his review of the MCU’s new TV series, 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier': season 1, episode 4 – aka, The Whole World is Watching. https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/the-falcon-and-the-winter-soldier-season-1-episode-4-review-the-whole-world-is-watching-video/

Andre is here to bring you his review of the MCU’s new TV series, 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier': season 1, episode 4 – aka, The Whole World is Watching. https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/the-falcon-and-the-winter-soldier-season-1-episode-4-review-the-whole-world-is-watching-video/

You've got mail?
04/10/2021

You've got mail?

You've got mail?

Here’s the trailer for the second season of Picard, which features the return of Q – and for your added delight, we’ve t...
04/06/2021

Here’s the trailer for the second season of Picard, which features the return of Q – and for your added delight, we’ve thrown in a little Picard/Q surprise with the help of Wil Wheaton. https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/star-trek-picard-season-2-now-with-added-q-trailer/

Here’s the trailer for the second season of Picard, which features the return of Q – and for your added delight, we’ve thrown in a little Picard/Q surprise with the help of Wil Wheaton. https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/star-trek-picard-season-2-now-with-added-q-trailer/

In short science fiction film, System Error by Matt Vesely, we find George working at a convenience store, desperately h...
03/11/2021

In short science fiction film, System Error by Matt Vesely, we find George working at a convenience store, desperately hoping for a friend.

But George is a robotic service unit, and robotic service units do not have friends. Not yet, anyway. A 13-minute-long film about friendship, being okay with being broken, and the inner life of Unit CB-94/X0172AB3982-2. Please do not tamper with the store attendant. Have a nice day. https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/system-error-short-science-fiction-movie-full-video/

Steampunk
03/10/2021

Steampunk

Steampunk-themed beer inside Lidl?

We live in a strange but glorious universe!

03/09/2021

And, a bit of original fantasy art for Tuesday!

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