Mitchell Hammond completes his Batman vs. Terminator animation
Fiedel was at heart an improviser... he first set up a rhythm loop on one of the primitive, early-’80s devices he was using. He recorded samples of himself whacking a frying pan to create the clanking sounds. Then he played melodic riffs on a synthesizer over the looped beat. Amid the throes of creation, what he hadn’t quite noticed—or hadn’t bothered to notice—was that his finger had been a split-second off when it pressed the button to establish that rhythm loop. What is the time signature of the theme from The Terminator?
Nashville's Husky Jackal Theater presents: Terminator The Second
. A stage adaptation of Terminator 2, re-written entirely using the works of William Shakespear. Only proper nouns, verbs, and verb tenses were changed to suit. Live soundtrack performed by Metafilter favorites The Protomen
a humanoid robot that can run, climb stairs, and walk through rubble. [more inside]
Who would win in a fight to the death between the original Terminator and the Alien Queen? One redditor has done the math and provided the definitive answer.
The match-up was proposed by a small community on reddit called Who Would Win
, which passionately discusses the probable outcomes of epic battles unlikely to make it to the big screen. Other popular head-to-heads include Batman vs James Bond
, Professor Charles Xavier vs Freddy Krueger
a Jedi Knight vs four Daleks
, and even Hobbes vs Snoopy
The greatest hits
from Arnold Schwarzenegger commentary track for 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines'. SLYT, Possibly NSFW, previous
Terminator 2 - 20 Years.
Sunday, July 3rd marks the 20th anniversary of the release of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" in theatres, so Rymdreglage (now known as "Ninja Moped") made a nifty stop-motion film in honor of the occasion. (Rymdreglage
/ Ninja Moped
Terminator the Second
is a project to stage Terminator 2: Judgement Day
using only lines from Shakespeare (with some proper nouns and pronouns changed). A sample page
from the script. A second page. A bit of background on Husky Jackal Theater. [more inside]
'This is not a joke, this is not a scam, this is not available on TV. I will write a check TODAY for $10,000, and viola! Terminator off your hands.'
With the rights to the Terminator franchise up for sale
Joss Whedon makes a bid.
Stalin's Secret Weapon - a Russian hobbyist's terminator-esque diorama
painstakingly constructed from military action figures. (Via buzz
What went wrong with Terminator Salvation?
Devin Faraci outlines the movie's doomed-from-conception original script in detail, and theorizes as to how Salvation
ended up being "rewritten, piecemeal, on the set." (Spoilers, natch.)
I will always have been back.
The precise nature of time travel in the Terminator universe has been the subject of griping from philosophy-trained bloggers
and whole anthologies by academic philosophers
. Despite valiant attempts, including this thorough assessment
from M. Joseph Young's exhaustive Temporal Anomalies in Time Travel Movies
, there has never been a truly satisfying unraveling of the twisted Terminator continuity. The knot has now been cut.
Wired.com is really pimping the Terminator franchise
right now. With the success of the television series
and the upcoming fourth installment
hitting the big screens at the end of May, is the continuing appeal simply science fiction geekdom or is the concept really a deep philosophical metaphor
? [more inside]
So, you may have heard
about Christian Bale freaking out
on Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut
on the set of Terminator: Salvation. But have you heard the dance mix
? None of this is even remotely safe for work.
Remember these UFOs
? In May of last year, pictures were posted anonymously on Craiglist and Flickr of strange objects
in the California sky. This Monday night, the mystery was solved
" is the dividing line between day and night
as seen from on high. This shadow line is diffuse
and shows the gradual transition to darkness we experience as twilight
. [more inside]
Alien vs. Predator? *Yawn
* Freddy vs. Jason? *Puh-leeze
* For true ass-kicking video mashup fun, I'll take Terminator vs. Robocop
. [Part 2]
The 8th Conference of the Parties (COP8) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
begins March 20th. On the agenda? The possible overturning of the 2000 de facto moratorium on genetically modified Terminator Seeds
. The US, Australian, New Zealand, and most recently Britain
are already on board. Other countries and environmental groups are not so keen, and are pushing to ban terminator
Three very different historical tributes, in, perhaps, descending order of seriousness: a nostalgic reprise
of a Soviet-era car, a proposed monument to The Terminator
in Arnold Schwarzenegger's Austrian hometown, and the adventures of the Herbert Hoover action figure
. (via The Situation Room
How on Earth was this image made?
Here is an opportunity for you to play image detective. How on Earth was this image made? Is it a painting, or a map? Is it a photograph? If so, was it taken from a high-flying aircraft, or from outer space? Is it a satellite image, or possibly even something else? Click to read the feature article
when you’re ready to check your answer. (cheers, lagado