July 19, 2018

Mortal Engines is rolling into town

You may have heard that Philip Reeve's first book, Mortal Engines is being turned into a movie by New Zealand's favourite little Hobbit, Peter Jackson.

Directed by Jackson's long time protege and Oscar winner in his own right, Christian Rivers, Mortal Engines is the tale of two teenagers falling in love across a back drop of giant motorised cities that roam a scorched Earth, eating each other for precious resources.

That's right, giant, mechanized cities.

This one is called London:

What's fascinating about the Mortal Engines story is the concept of these cities attacking each other. There's a kind of natural order to it. Author Reeve calls it Municipal Darwinism.

In general, the larger 'predator cities' look to consume smaller cities for their resources.

Physical resources are used for fuel or re-utilised within the city.

Humans living in the captured cities can be enslaved or used as a source of protein and eaten.

That's right, eaten.

It all sounds just so civilised. 

Mortal Engines is scripted by PJ and his usual collaborators, Fran Walsh and Philipa Boyens which bodes well.

The film is released Mid December.

March 25, 2018

'Lady' Data from Star Trek cosplay.

Data from Star Trek Cosplay tight costume
Lieutenant Commander Data 
Data from Star Trek The Next Generation was one of the best characters from the show. So why not have a sexy lady version of Data? Not to say some fans didn't find Brent Spiner's version of Data quite handsome....

data costume costume from star trek next generation

Zombies in Space


I spied this model of a Space Zombie on Reddit. Why a space zombie posted here you might ask? It's the artist's rendition of how he thought the zombies of Destiny might look based on the artwork revealed so far. It looks pretty cool! Turns out the artist was featured on Bungie for his Fallen piece as well.

One does have to wonder if indeed Destiny does feature Zombies as I thought Zombies where infected humans - not this utter monstrosity that looks like he'd fit in well in a Alien movie or Doom game...

March 16, 2018

The best Kaylee from Firefly cosplay you'll ever see

kaylee firefly cosplay

This impressive cosplay of the character of Kaylee from the shortlived but totally awesome Firefly TV show was spied at NY's Comic Con.

Nice job!

I vaguely recall this outfit is from the first episode of Joss Wheddon's show where Kaylee convinces a missionary man to take a flight on Serenity....

February 16, 2018

The best Indiana Jones cosplay you will ever see

Indiana Jones chased by a rock cosplay

Found on the Humans on New York Facebook page, the greatest Indiana Jones cosplay around - featuring the classic rolling ball from the opening act of the first film, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Brilliant. Just brilliant.