“When Jim first came to me with this idea of putting two guys inside a giant alien queen suit,” Winston admitted, “I thought, ‘This man is out of his mind.’ Nothing like that had been done before. But in the next moment, I realized that if he had imagined it, we could probably do it.”
- How Stan Winston and Jim Cameron built the Alien Queen
. Original creature creature H.R. Giger was disapointed not to be involved, leading to this letter
posted by Artw
on Aug 19, 2012 -
manually snapped frames in-between the frames the animator intended to use, in order to capture the animation process in action. Not sure if the actual time-lapse has been released, but more on the elaborate production of it is available here
posted by gman
on May 13, 2012 -
In 1993 in Dharamsala I met for the first time that amazing music performer, perhaps he was a Rajhastan gypsy. Usually he sat on road side from McLeod Ganch to Dhalai Lama residence. This man-orchestra created great atmosphere, sometimes he sang from eternity even didn't notice listeners. In 2004 I came to Dharamsala and people told me that he passed away. This video
is dedicated to him and to people who knew him.
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Dec 29, 2011 -
Are you Lonely? Curious? Depraved? Do you have questions that are just too risqué for AskMe? Live Hot Puppet Chat
has got your answer. Yeah baby!
Now you can experience sizzling raw, uh, pleasures.
posted by carsonb
on Aug 4, 2007 -
Fans of Hollywood Squares
may remember Wayland Flowers
and his homely, tiara- and rhinestone-bedecked puppet Madame
(they replaced the similarly bitchy Paul Lynde
as center square.) Madame also briefly enjoyed her own show Madame's Place
, with Corey Feldman!), and also, incomprehensibly, hosted Solid Gold
. It's not easy to find video of Madame nowadays -- YouTube, as an example, only has one
. Her public visibility has decreased since the 1988 death
of her puppeteer. (The rumor -- untrue -- is that she was buried with Flowers.)
But even if a puppeteer dies, it's possible for the puppet to live on
posted by Astro Zombie
on Jul 27, 2006 -
Ultra scary puppets sing hymns of love
Via Boing Boing, the scariest tv show that I have ever seen in my life. The poor puppetry, the references to God, the organ sound it all comes together to burn into your brain. Children subjected to this will remember it forever. I think I may even have cold sweats about it in the night.
Its long but worth it. (Quicktime movie)
posted by ClanvidHorse
on May 30, 2005 -
is one of the funniest, cutest sites I've seen in a long time. I was really surprised it hadn't been 'filtered before (correct me if I'm wrong). If you need a little break in your day for something goofy, it's a good place to turn. Personal fave: the pictures of him going Trick-or-Treating...
posted by bcwinters
on Aug 1, 2001 -
What? No sock puppet!?
It really makes little sense for pets.com to offer all of the other goodies but no sock puppet for the kids....(yeah...kids, that's the ticket). I bet everyone at Chiat-Day (pets.com advertisers) received one, why can't we?
posted by Cavatica
on Feb 18, 2000 -