Han Solo frozen in LEGO

I’m a fan of people who can do creative things with Lego bricks, so this caught my attention:

It’s Han Solo frozen in carbonite, in Lego form – in case you didn’t catch the title. This piece is what caught my eye, but he’s made mosaic images and plenty of other amazing Lego creations you’ll find at his site: www.nathanbrickartist.com.


Farscape‘s Scorpius in Episode III !

Okay, not exactly, but Wayne Pygram, who played the arch-villain Scorpius on the Sci-Fi Channel’s critically-acclaimed series Farscape will be filling Peter Cushing‘s shoes as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars Episode III, as reported by SciFiWire:

The official Star Wars Web site has released a cast and crew list for Star Wars: Episode III:Revenge of the Sith, confirming among other things the appearance of familiar characters such as Gov. Tarkin, played by former Farscape star Wayne Pygram.

Finally, something to be excited about! Pygram’s portrayal of Scorpius in Farscape conjured up a determined, cold-blooded nosferatu, which I think is just the right tone to uphold the ruthlessness of the Tarkin character. (Plus, it wouldn’t hurt to inject some of the life Farscape brought to sci-fi into the Star Wars franchise.)

I Want a Vacation!

I thought this would be appropriate, as thePete has to take a week-long respite from his blogging duties so that he can work harder.

Last night I watched a great piece of satire. An executive of a pharmaceutical company sits at his desk telling us how great it is that more and more people are working harder, not taking vacation time, working longer hours and are relying on his company’s drugs to make them happy.

It really got me thinking about how maybe we’re a culture that’s forgotten how to really relax and enjoy ourselves and we’re instead trying to force relaxation, satisfaction and happy thoughts, having forgotten how to achieve them on our own, and what a sorry state it is that working hard and taking medication to fix depression and anxiety is the norm, more than working less and making time for fun and recuperation.

It was an ad for Universal Studios in Orlando.

A smidge more info on the month-old campaign can be had at www.IWantMyVacation.com as well as a link to the videos. The one I’m speaking of isn’t on there, but I suspect it will be soon.

Though it may not be to Universal Studios as they planned, these commercials plant the seed and suddenly a vacation anywhere is looking like a damned good idea.

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Farscape: Boy Meets Girl ad

I had done some editing for Farscape fans before, and I guess they liked what I did, because I was tapped to produce a commercial advertising Farscape‘s mini-series finale The Peacekeeper Wars! The fact that this commercial was funded entirely by Farscape fans through farWhat.com was an amazing display of support from the show’s fanbase. Together, fans raised over $11,000! Our 15 seconds of fame aired on FX and Cartoon Network.

See it here

Also, here’s an earlier idea I had for what to air on Cartoon Network’s [adult swim]. It only took me about ten minutes to make, but I ultimately scrapped it because, cute as it was, I figured completely ripping off the style of their bumps would be kind of a dickish thing to do.

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Farscape Music Videos

BOYS & GIRLS – blur

CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD – kylie minogue

WOULD I LIE TO YOU? – the eurythmics


BECAUSE THE NIGHT – 10,000 maniacs

FEAR – sarah mclaughlin

Problems viewing the video? That’s because you’re using Internet Explorer 6, which completely screws over non-MS browser plug-ins and ignores the way plug-ins have worked since 1994. Thank you very much, Microsoft.

Hey, look, everything’s on YouTube!