Sunday, 28 August 2011

The Legacy and Revenge of Han Solo at Stars' End

My daughter ripped the cover of Han Solo's Revenge when she was 2.
For me it is now priceless.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Doctor Who meets King Kong

You've all seen this episode?
Doctor Who is travelling the Earth looking at strange creatures and is transported inside the film of King Kong by an unknown evil force?

No I haven't either...
...but you should see where the mysterious force takes him next...

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Inappropiate Soundtracks - Close Encounters

I was looking for hooky footage of CE3K to put some music to and came across this.

I love this it's simple and effective.

It isn't canon but in a parallel universe it should be. I'm going to watch it again, god it makes my sides ache.

Check out the channel here.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Han Solo and the Innappropriately Monickered Droid

 What a picture, look -  Harrison Ford and a Crystal Skull!
This ends with Han and Chewie going to borrow money from a gangster called Jabba the Hutt.
Mmmmmm, I smell canon!
However the biggest problem with all Star Wars novels (and Star Trek and I'll be honest Tolkien and Terry Brooks and Doctor Who and any other fantasy novel you care to quote) is giving names to characters.
Often they sound a bit like another word or name.
In this book we have Hasti (is this a quick thinking character or was Mr Daley rhyming with Pasty?)
Badure (Badger?)

But all of these pale into insignificance...
See below for Han Solo's inappropriately named droid. This is from the blurb at the front.
In the later novels (I think this is the first - feel free to correct me) the droid is called Zollux - someone must have told Mr Daley, what a shame.
It means that sentences like the one below would never happen again.

And this just seems wrong...

And my absolute favourite...
Hmmm "gleaming Bollux"
Did he have a sack, back and crack?

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Monday, 22 August 2011

The Spideycopter

Peter Parker is a university student. Isn't this beyond his means?
I mean really?
How does this fly anyway?
Should the rotors be joined by a web?
And is that safe landing gear?
Anyone seen this used in a comic?